Mr. Diamond is always sending me interesting articles and bits of trivia to use on my blog. Recently he sent me an article that he read in the Wall Street Journal that caught my eye. Mainly because it is all about love. And I am nothing if I am not a love promoter.
Evidently there is a new trend in China that (keeping my fingers crossed) may hit the United States if we are lucky! It is known as qing lu zhuang and it loosely means that the couple in love wears matching clothes. What could be cuter than seeing a young couple walking hand in hand down the busy streets dressed in matching smiley face t-shirts, faded denim and matching color coordinated TOMS?
The article, one of many I found on the subject online, says that many couples do not wear wedding rings, hold hands or kiss in public. Instead—they wear clothing that matches. It is a pledge to one another that they “belong” to one another and are in a relationship. The problem arises when the couple splits up (as sometimes happens in real life) and each is left with half of a matching outfit. What to do?
I found some examples on China’s site–Taobao. I had to wade through a bit of a language barrier as all I know is 谢谢 Xièxiè (thank you) but I found some potential outfits for the hubby and I. You get to vote. Which one is your favorite for Mr. Diamond and Ms. Goldie? (All images from Taobao online catalog)
I know which one is my favorite! How about you? Inquiring minds want to know!