Tag Archives: Counterfeits

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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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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Globalization and the Conflation of Culture, China

The woman below just barely missed making the Top 10 of 2010 List, but I felt that I could structure a whole post around her because she looks like the ultimate mixed baby… She looks like she could be from … Continue reading

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Top 10 of 2010 Installment 1: Primitive Consumption

Please excuse my absence for the past week, but I discovered that my iPhoto was extremely unorganized, which made it nearly impossible to sort through the 13,000+ photos I have (since 2007) to compile my final Top 10 of 2010 … Continue reading

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