I’ve never really been a fan of wearing traditional Chinese garb. Perhaps it was due to my stint as a Miss LA Chinatown court member, where I had to strut around in an uncomfortably tight qipao or maybe it’s because wearing them in America makes me feel antiquated and takes me back to those days when being Chinese meant being discriminated against and made fun of (metaphorically speaking, of course. I wasn’t around in the 50′s or 60′s).
But Akufuncture– a Chinese culture inspired clothing brand that draws inspiration from the historical Imperial Palace to create looks for a contemporary audience– makes wearing Chinese-inspired attire cool again.
My favorite t-shirts are the old junky ones that you want to throw out but can’t bare because they just have great memories in them. The ones that are faded and torn and stretched and sweated. The ones that in no way looks like it did the first time you ever saw it. Those are my favorite. This Mickey and Minnie Tee by Junk Food Clothing brings back all those lovely oldies. It’s got that cool gray washed-so-many-times look that completely works with the vintage print. And who doesn’t like Mickey and Minnie mouse? They ALWAYS bring up great memories! Totally don this if you want to seem like you just rolled out of bed but still look this stylish.