Tag Archives: Artistic

The Chinese Dandy, French Concession

I love dandies, but I don’t like the way Wikipedia describes them. They portray dandies as middle class people who would imitate the upper class because they wanted or longed to be of that status, but that’s not how I … Continue reading

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Shanghai’s First Fashion’s Night Out, Xin Tian Di

Last year China’s official FNO was in Beijing (as Vogue is based there), but this year China’s most stylish Gen Y-ers flocked to Infinity Plaza in Shanghai for the shopping portion of the event, and later made their way to … Continue reading

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Posted in Artistic, Best Dressed Generation, Chinese Designers, Chinese People, Contemporary Chinese Aesthetics, Content, Cultural Heritage, Domestic Development, Fashion System, Festive, Gen Y, Huai Hai Road, Just for Fun, Kim Kiroic, Model, Patriotic, Stylish, Uma Wang, Xin Tian Di | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Androgyny Part 二 + Happy Friday!, Xin Tian Di

Wow this week went by fast… But that’s fine by me because it’s already Friday! So to wish everyone a happy Friday, here is the most cheerfully dressed old man I’ve ever seen in China: It’s a pretty gay outfit … Continue reading

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Best Dressed Generation Case I, French Concession

I always thought that old Chinese people have great style, but I haven’t yet decided which generation I think is collectively the most stylish in China… So these are what I think are good age categories to study ‘collective’ style: … Continue reading

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Individuals vs. The Masses, Jing An District

Behind Plaza 66 lies a quiet little street called Nan Yang Lu [南阳路] that’s usually only used by scooters, as most people end up in the big malls right off of Nanjing Xi Lu. But I was going to pick … Continue reading

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Practical Patchwork II, Shanghai

Remember the post Practical Patchwork? I loved those pictures so much that I made sure they didn’t keep getting pushed further and further back into the archives by creating the Best of the Best page to be a permanent home … Continue reading

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Post 105: The CLASH

This final post of my 100th Post Countdown of Shanghai’s Top 5 Sartorial Trends will break down what Shanghai’s style is all about, but first I wanted to point out that I’ve made Maleonn‘s beautiful illustration of 20th Century Chinese … Continue reading

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Pretty Patchwork, French Concession

Chinese people don’t really do patchwork so much, so this lady really stood out from the crowd with this great shirt: I like its happy, light, and slightly quirky disposition, and it made the woman seem very approachable and warm, … Continue reading

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Karl Lagerfeld Photography Exhibition Opening, Bund

I’m still finishing up moving, but I’ve got internet and my computer all situated finally so I thought I’d post some more pics that don’t really need any explanation. So for your viewing pleasure, here are two young, stylish Chinese … Continue reading

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At the Airport, from Chongqing to Lijiang

This is my first post via my phone, but I couldn’t wait until the end of my trip to share with you all the wonderful clothing I’ve seen in Chongqing and Lijiang. So I just spent my first day in … Continue reading

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