My most memorable beaded dress of all time, was a ‘silver-tube ensemble’ – 銀管裝, as we called it in Taiwan; worn by one of Taiwan’s most glamorous and famous singers and entertainers (from the 70’s to the 90’s) Louise Tsuei 崔苔菁.
That silver-tube, beaded and fringed costume Louise wore in 1981, wowed the whole nation! Louise won her ‘Sexy Goddess’ nickname that she has held onto ever since.
Truly, a beaded dress is super glamorous; it has WOW factor and The Great Gatsby era luxury look.
Many years after and no longer that little girl admiring Louise Tsuei’s metallic beaded ensemble; I decided to get myself a beaded cocktail dress.
When I finally spotted this detail beaded dress, which featuring a blouson style top and a fitted skirt, also with a deep V back, it was love at the first sight!
With the new year approaching, it’s certainly on my top choice to-wear list for attending any New Year celebration party.
When I google searched for Louise’s 1981 album 但是又何奈專輯, I found a YouYube clip of Louise wearing her famous ‘silver-tube ensemble’. It took me right back to that little girl adoring her in front of the TV.., I was so excited; emotional and I had tears of joy!! I was singing along, lost in times past…
Unfortunately, that video clip has been taken down due to violating copyright. Although we don’t have the music video to watch, let’s take a look at the image below – Louise Tsuei the ‘Eastern Marilyn Monroe’ in her infamous ‘silver-tube ensemble’.
Main photo credit: Kent Johnson