Category Archives: Gen Y

That Hair, Xin Tian Di

I’ve posted a lot about Chinese hair styles before, but this one may take the cake: I love the bright, unique orange/salmon tint he’s got going on up top, and it matches his shoes quite well… His look as a … Continue reading

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Qi Pu Lu, Zha Bei District

Far from Beijing’s hip Sanlitun district is Shanghai’s Qi Pu Lu, known in English as “Cheap Road”: It’s a major destination in Shanghai that I’ve only recently discovered, and I’m so glad I did, as this is the kind of … Continue reading

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Strawberry Music Festival Part II, Pudong

I took too many pictures of the many cool kids at Strawberry Music Festival this past weekend to post them all of them individually, but I thought it would be a waste to let these just sit in my archives, … Continue reading

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Posted in Chinese People, Color, Colors, Festive, Gen Y, Pattern, Prints, Pudong | Tagged | 2 Comments

Strawberry Music Festival, Pudong

Rambunctious Chinese youth and music enthusiasts traveled all the way to Pudong for the three-day Strawberry Music Festival this past holiday weekend. It was my first time attending such a festival in China, and I have to say I was … Continue reading

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April Fools, from China

What do you think of when you see this Chinese lady? You probably don’t think of this: But this is no April Fools’ Day joke, this is real life in China. Respect.

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Posted in Back, Chinese People, Gen Y, Just for Fun, Literal, Masculine vs. Feminine, Xin Tian Di | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Chinese Style, French Concession

As Shanghai Fashion Week approaches, the fashion media will inevitably ask both attendants and participating designers alike silly questions, the most likely being “What is Chinese style?” I say such questions are silly only because they are unanswerable by a … Continue reading

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Spring Sneakers, Shanghai

Although the weather and outerwear are still a bit dreary here in Shanghai, I did notice some pops of color in terms of footwear: It’s a relief to finally see some color around town, especially since it has been raining … Continue reading

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Posted in Active, Chinese People, Color, Colorblocking, Gen Y, Gen Z, Glasses, Line 10, Pudong, Rain and Snow, Shoes, Sun and Shine | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Funky Punk Gangsta, Xin Tian Di

There’s not much else to say, as his coat says it all.

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Style Icon: Urban Tibetan, Shanghai

Meet Tibetan author and the first “China Style Icon” on CPHNS, Wang Lili: I first met this nutty but loveable lady outside of last season’s Shanghai Fashion Week closing party, and we ended up sitting together at Zhang Chi‘s fashion … Continue reading

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Posted in Artistic, Bags, Best Dressed Generation, Diversity, DIY, Fashion Shows, Gen Y, Hats, Huai Hai Road, Jeans, Minorities, SS12, Style Icon, Stylish, Zhang Chi | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Gettin’ Your Hair Did (Men’s Version), French Concession and Hong Kong

Last year as Chinese New Year approached, I noticed a lot of Chinese women Gettin’ Their Hair Did. In what ended up being one of CPHNS’s most popular posts last year, I captured some priceless shots of women with large, … Continue reading

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Posted in Androgynous, Best Dressed Generation, Children, Chinese People, Cultural Heritage, Ethnic Minorities, Gen Y, Gen Z, Hair, Historical, Hong Kong, Masculine vs. Feminine, Patriotic, Xu Hui District | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments