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Memoirs of a Tong Dynasty Doll


Memoirs of a Tong Dynasty Doll

Step into a space between time, five-seventh of the way up the rabbit hole, 365 hours north-west of the robin’s first warm-up warble. It is a world of perpetual and effervescent spring, ruled by the Tong Dynasty, where playful imagination mingles with capricious charm. In this dreamscape, dolls dance in the meadows and girls have bunny friends over for afternoon tea. Spring Festival is celebrated with sparkling new frocks from imperial couturier Tan Sheau Yun’s Tong Tong 2011 collection. Brandishing her magic needle and gossamer thread, she splices bolts of fabrics in vivid hues and oodles of doodles into charming dresses with Mandarin collars, in a nod to traditional Chinese-wear. Witty detailing such as contrasting piping or collar lining adds touches of whimsy to delight the wearer. Stiff, stifling Chinese cheongsams? Those belong to another world... Getting dolled up here is fun!


Skip to the Beat

Cotton cheongsam dress, with Chinese peony print and denim bottom with polka-dot print edged pockets


Spot My Ride?

Drop-waist cotton/linen dress with dots, stripes and retro bus print


Shocked and Ruffled

Hot pink polyester A-line dress with tiers of hand-sewn appliquĂŠ


My Secret Garden

Cotton cheongsam with peek-a-boo floral inner pleats


Blushing Bride

Embroidered organza wedding dress with tulle fringe


Let’s Find the Aisle

Embroidered organza wedding dress with tulle fringe


Whirl in the Wind

Tulip half-and-half dress in Indian silk seersucker


Take a Pretty Picture

Drop-waist linen/cotton dress with retro camera print


A Swimmingly Good Year

Puff-sleeved A-line cheongsam in African cotton fish-print batik


Cotton round-necked dress with Chinese peony print and denim bottom with oversized pockets

Cotton cheongsam dress with polka-dot and peony print and pleated denim bottom


Drop-waist cotton/linen dress with dots, stripes and retro bus print

Cotton cheongsam dress with floral print and pleated denim bottom


A-line cheongsam in African cotton fish-print batik

Cotton A-line cheongsam with oversized ruby print


'Cherry-O-Blossom Sprig' acrylic brooches


'I'm A Tong Tong Gal' acrylic brooches


'Year of the Hip Hop' acrylic brooches


P h o t o s / Ivanho Harlim & Shysilia Novita S t y l i n g / CK (ck-dirt.blogspot.com) H a i r / Calvin Gan (Hairloom Salon)

M a k e u p / Bobbie Ng (The Make Up Room) M o d e l / Chantal (Mannequin Studio) T e x t / Grace Tay

D e s i g n / Kuanth.com


About Tong Tong

Tong Tong has been raising the style quotient with its own brand of nu-orient since 2006. Starting with a capsule collection of cheongsaminspired tops in quirky retro prints and stylish palazzo pants inspired by the samfu bottom, Tong Tong has delighted ladies each year with refreshing, unexpected fashion spin-offs from traditional Chinese-wear. Fans look forward to the beginning of each year, when Tong Tong’s new Spring collection is unveiled in time for the Chinese New Year. New designs are, of course, introduced year-round. Tong Tong’s founder and designer Tan Sheau Yun has skilfully woven bits of Chinese history, symbolism and culture into her quirky apparel and accessories. A visit to the enchanting Tong Tong Friendship Store will be one of discovery — not just of eclectic oriental wear with a twist, but of the Chinese material culture that Sheau Yun loves so deeply and wishes to share.

Tong Tong Friendship Store

S t o r e A d d r e s s : #01-04/05 Shaw Towers, 100 Beach Road, S189702 S t o r e T e l : 6396 3887

W e b s i t e : www.tongtong.sg

M e d i a E n q u i r i e s : media@tongtong.sg M e d i a C o n t a c t : 9743 9842



Memoirs of a Tong Dynasty Doll