Greetings from Hong Kong! Today Hot Mama Cocoa, Sister Hot Cocoa, and I went to pick up my qua from Koon Nam Wah. A qua is the traditional Chinese wedding outfit, which consists of an uber sexy boxy jacket over an uber sexy boxy skirt. For a while, the qua went out of fashion, as many modern brides preferred to not look like they were wearing a red potato sack on their wedding day. But in the same way that "vintage" or "retro" wedding aesthetics are increasingly popular in the U.S., the qua is making a come back.
An hour later, the minions emerge with a qua that actually fits. I mean, it's not a get-up that seductively whispers "let's make sexytime." But it's lovely in its own way: in it, I feel like a bona fide Chinese bride. I particularly love how my qua has a modern cut that makes it special -- note the scalloped edging and slightly tapered waist on the jacket.
Yes, those are suspenders. As I said: hotness.