Tag Archives: Chinese People

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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A Tribute to My Motherland, America (from China)

Tonight in Shanghai it was Vogue China’s Fashion’s Night Out, and even though I was physically there, I had America on my mind. I saw this mother & daughter coming down the escalator at Infinity Plaza where the pre-event took … Continue reading

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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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Posted in Androgynous, Artistic, Best Dressed Generation, Chinese People, Clash, Color, Gen X, Hats, Masculine vs. Feminine, Masculine vs. Feminine, Murse, Murse Project, Sun and Shine, Xin Tian Di | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

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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Sunbrellas Part 三, Hong Kong

Over the past 10 months, I’ve learned how to make very quick decisions about Chinese peoples’ outfits and whether or not the picture is worth the 2 MB of memory on my computer… But if I take too long debating … 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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The Future of Chinese Fashion II, ‘Greater China’

I noticed this little girl in Guangzhou scoping out the selection at a local kids clothing “store”, and it struck me as a bit odd to see such a young child be so discerning with her potential purchase (I don’t … Continue reading

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Posted in Bling Bling, Chinese People, Conspicuous, Conspicuous Consumption, Counterfeits, Domestic Development, Future of Chinese Fashion, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Kids, Literal, Xin Tian Di | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Not Mainlanders (but kinda), Hong Kong

My trip to Hong Kong was short but enlightening and inspiring. They certainly have their own sense of style in Hong Kong, but I don’t think it’s as drastically different as most people make it out to be… It seems … Continue reading

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RUXURY, China

You all certainly know what luxury is, but have you heard of ‘ruxury’? Well if you haven’t, it’s simple: it’s China’s version of luxury. The name is admittedly not entirely of my own invention… Actually, I didn’t come up with … Continue reading

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Sunday Best, Xin Tian Di

It’s Sunday again, a day for brunch and afternoon naps before the work week starts… again. In a way it’s the most relaxed day of the week, but it can also be one of the most demanding as we all … Continue reading

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