Gaga is a freelance writer based in Guangzhou. She came up to Beijing to attend the Maris Frolg show, for which she wrote many of the marketing material. She insists that her choice of this particular English name long proceeded the rise of the American popstar.
Photographer Danara Battalova moved from Kazakhstan to Beijing in 2005 and says that living here has been “fun, especially the nightlife, but to be honest sometimes taxi drivers make me go mad.” Her favorite part of the city is 798. She says Kazakhs are more obsessed with labels than Chinese, who are often happy to hang around in public wearing pijamas.
At the cocktail hour after the Maris Frolg show that showcased a selection of nice, wearable items. The show didn’t start until nine fifteen, so by the end, it was already past some people’s bedtimes. China Fashion Week can be wearying even for the most stylish spectators.
Kaka was one of the most memorable models in the Jefen by Frankie show. She is from Brazil and has been in Beijing for three weeks. So far, she has walked on the runways of Cabeen, Jefen and a few other brands that she doesn’t remember. Beijing is a bit too cold, she says.
From Los Angeles, Debbie Remmers and Kip Rowles were VIPs at the “Beyond the Lights: Urban Warriors” Septwolves by Daniel Faret show yesterday. The foreign contingent at Septwolves was more sizable than any other show and the designer is from France.
My reflections on these three key menswear shows is coming soon. They were all better than I expected. I’ve been extremely busy going to various shows while fulfilling my usual set of responsibilities at the magazine.
This spectator at Notting Hill manages to express so many things with one shirt: taste, status, wealth, elegance…the list goes on. I am dumbstruck with admiration. He should have brought this style compatriot as his date.
Last Saturday, I spoke about Stylites at the 14th Pecha Kucha Beijing Night, held at Lan Club. The event featured an impressive line-up of designers, including such rising stars as designer Vega Wang, stylist Emma Cheung and milliner Elisabeth Koch. The Global Times has more, though I should note that I was not a “Chinese history major”and I don’t think I said “nationalism is the new style”. I focused on Eastern Roman/Byzantine history and I believe nationalism is one of many current trends. Anyway, this is quibbling. One thing about which I am most adamant is that Lan Club is a most dreadful space, fit only for thugs, arrivistes and their concubines.
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On the whole, I favor more feminine styles on women. However, I also like touches of classic menswear and am particularly fond of women wearing classic captoes like these suede ones. Anyway, this type of shoe is one of the specialty’s of Ruxi. At the moment they only have up to size 39, so the most likely clients are indeed those who were born female.
Just announced are the twenty finalists in Benetton’s “It’s My Time” campaign, for which I have been blogging. These twenty will be flown to NYC to participate in the photo shoot. China’s billions are not well-represented. There is no one from the PRC and just one girl from Hong Kong. Interesting to note is that there is a young lady from the Islamic Republic of Iran. She reminds me of many of the beauties I saw while walking around the streets of Tehran. The prettiest, in my opinion, is this girl from France. I was very encouraged to see that there was someone who is older than me and also a bit similar to me in appearance. Sumit Patwari would seem like a handsome local in Rio De Janeiro, Beirut, maybe even Valencia. His sense of style is a bit more Bollywood than mine though.