One always wonders whether certain stripes or checks can be put in the same outfit. I never even consider putting two different polka dot patterns together, but it seems to work here.
Here again is Ro from the sweetest designer pair in Beijing.
I know that she checks here regularly and will see this. I thank her for that as well as the other support she has provided me throughout my life.
This editor is from the magazine 1626, which focuses on readers in the age range of 16 to 26. I might be doing a column for them in the near future.
I have another friend who is the publisher of 0086 (0086 is the country code for China). He commented that his magazine is for everyone between 0 and 86.
Here’s another editor from that magazine.
Here is a ranking of the top five cities from which visits to this site originate:
3. Hong Kong
4. New York
While Zara, Uniqlo, and H&M race to dominate Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and other cities that you have heard of, Forbes reports that local fast fashion brands like ME&CITY and URBANEIGHTDAY are expanding even more rapidly in second, third and forth tier cities. Interestingly, these brands are relying on Western “it” celebrities for their marketing. I must confess that I have not been to the shops of any of these brands. I believe there is a ME&CITY in Xidan.
Nabuqi is an artist originally from Inner Mongolia. I normally can’t stand cut-off jeans in any form, but this time decided to overlook that.
Am back in London for a spell and haven’t had a chance to upload the latest pics. I will do so very soon though.
There is surely no current trend that I love more than brogues for girls – partially because I would often wear the shoes myself.
Thanks to Jing Daily for including me in its list of the top five China fashion bloggers. Amusing that beyond being the only non-Chinese on this list, I am the only male. This story was picked up by the Business of Fashion and The New York Times Fashion and Style Section.
The Global Times just did an article on Li Xiaofeng’s cooperation with Lacoste and the Porcelain Polo, for which I was consulted. My piece on this in China International Business also appeared recently. Check two pages back on Stylites for the posts in which I cover Li Xiaofeng, Lacoste and the 2010 Holiday Collector’s Series.
LifeStyle Magazine seeks an intern whose mother language is English. Please look here for more details on the magazine and position. This is a great opportunity to learn about magazine publishing and media in China.
Here, from Forbes, is an interesting slide show of the most important figures in the Chinese fashion industry. Xander Zhou is the only one on the list who has been on Stylites. I don’t know if “fashionista” is the right word for most of these people.
福布斯最近发布了一则中国时尚界人士排行榜。曾在Stylites出现过的人中，设计师Xander Zhou是唯一一位上榜人士。我不知能否用”Fashionista” (意为“时尚狂人”) 来描述他们这些人。
This article discusses the possible two-pronged approach that luxury companies will have to take to customers in Western and Asian markets. Apparently Chinese, Japanese, and Middle Eastern buyers are not terribly excited about logo-less bags.
Photos by Teresa Yeh
The sparkling rosé was quite nice. Madame Figaro editor Zhang Shen was among the glamorous media guests, but she was drinking water out of a champagne flute. She had to head back to the office after the party.
Photo by Teresa Yeh
Here is Vega Wang at the opening party (for media) of her first storefront/workshop in Beijing’s Jianwai Soho. Hers is one of the first freestanding boutiques opened by a local fashion designer. This womanswear shop is a must-see for visitors and locals alike as it is a rare example in Beijing of a creative, pleasant, interior design combined with a 100% locally conceived and produced brand. The workshop is on the other side of the fitting room, but the master cutter in the back room is disciplined enough not to peep in on any of the beautiful clients for whom he custom makes dresses.
An interesting study in purple here. She is a recent graduate of art school, as I recall.
Photos by Teresa Yeh
Just count the details. Fashion designer Vega Zaishi Wang thoughtfully considers the tasteful little touches in all parts of her life including music, elixirs, and of course the cuts of the garments she creates. This 1930s radio, produced in Shanghai by a company called Panda, and the other decor in her first Jianwai Soho shop, just opening this week, are a testament to her quirky, distinctive style. The well-curated, compact space is comfortable and airy with high ceilings resulting from gutting of the second floor.