Hot tips on how to keep cool and chic

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - YOUTH | VIBES - By EL­IZ­A­BETH WELLING­TON in Phil­a­del­phia

her par­ents and two sis­ters, Nini, 21, and Didi, 13. She picked up the cello at age 5 and made up her mind to become a cel­list at 8. But her par­ents didn’t think their daugh­ter would take up the cello as a ca­reer un­til she won some awards in mu­sic com­pe­ti­tions on the is­land.

In 2013, she went to the United States to study at the Cur­tis In­sti­tute of Mu­sic in Phil­a­del­phia, where she was taught by renowned cel­lists Peter Wi­ley and Carter Brey.

Wil­lowy, long black hair, and big-eyed, Ou-yang is also an ac­tress, star­ring in the 2014 ro­man­tic com­edy Bei­jing Love Story, and re­cently in the cam­pus ro­mance All About Se­crets.

No mat­ter how much I pine for sum­mer, the su­per-hot weather sneaks up on me. Are the pits shaved? Are the legs smooth? Are the toes pedied? Does this sun­dress still fit? So to en­sure we have a more aes­thet­i­cally pleas­ing sum­mer, I’ve culled to­gether a few fash­ion tips. Some may seem ob­vi­ous, but based on what I’ve seen around town this week, they clearly bear re­peat­ing.

I want to show them (young au­di­ences) that clas­si­cal mu­sic can be fun.” Ou-yang Nana, 17, cel­list and ac­tress from Tai­wan

Longer sil­hou­ettes

Of­ten we make the mis­take that shorter pieces will keep us cooler. This is not the case. They don’t blow with the light sum­mer breeze. And af­ter in­tense per­spi­ra­tion, a tight shirt or a Body­con mini clings to us in ways that aren’t very at­trac­tive. In­stead, opt for the breath­able A-line, the an­kle­graz­ing maxi, a pair of wide­legged trousers. You won’t have to keep ad­just­ing your cloth­ing and you will feel cooler.

Go light

Lighter col­ors — tan, ivory, white, pas­tels — re­flect the sun­light and that will keep you cool. Darker hues like navy and black ab­sorb the sun and will keep you sweat­ing. Also, don’t for­get your sun­glasses. They will pro­tect your eyes from harm­ful UV rays.

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