I dropped by a photo shoot by Leon magazine focusing on men’s black tie & evening wear at Capital M, which has one of the best views of any Beijing restaurant. Leon, the original edition of which is from Japan, provides almost painstaking comprehensive advice on how to be a well-dressed gentleman.
Independent fashion designer Bai Peng just opened his first space on Ceramic 1 Street 798 in a rather picturesque warehouse that I think may just be the most attractive boutique in Beijing besides Wuhao.
Bai Peng invited some friends and media over to celebrate the opening.
I cannot believe that it has already been four years since I first met Fanfan when she walking down Nanluoguxiang in full Dongzu garb. It’s amazing to think how much has changed.
She and I were attending the launch party of Meridian, an event intended to introduce this new organization to the Beijing creative community and to celebrate the publication of their first illustrated children’s books.
Just back from studying for three years in NYC, this blogger and Okay magazine editor was in Shin Kong Place to witness the unveiling of the DKNY Fall collection.
Here is QueenD again, after just a couple posts.
QueenD is the Assistant Editor in Chief at LinkChic.com.
Sorry for the delay in getting these photos up. I know the event was last week, but the exhibition is still on at Lane Crawford.
Above are make-up artist Tupper Bai and his friend, a fashion photographer.
Tang Shuang is a senior fashion editor at Outlook Magazine in Shanghai. She is wearing a striped menswear inspired shirt under her leather-sleeve coat.
GQ Editor Dan Cui is considered by many in the field to be one of the most talented editors of a men’s magazine. We also ran into him at the Burberry event back in April. He is wearing a coat by Dries van Noten.
Magazine editor Juliette, who lived in Paris for quite a few years and has now returned to Shanghai, owns a Peugeot, but on most days, she rides the bus to get to work. She does, however, have a bike, but she usually uses it just for going to buy flowers.
I also met Beijinger Chen Jiaojiao at the Transport event. She seems unassuming and casual – quite “Beijing” – considering her position: Editor-in-Chief of The Outlook Magazine. Yes, this is that “cool, creative magazine” here in China that foreigners ask me about. The Outlook Magazine is sometimes confused with media maven Hong Huang’sIlook, though the two publications have very different Chinese names and general appearances. Both arewell-established as hip or avant-garde titles, most of which drop by the wayside after a few issues.They are alsodistinct from fashion magazinesEsquire, Cosmo, Ray Li,et al, which rarely contain surprises.
I asked Chen how she gets to her office in Sanlitun from her home in Shuangjing. She and her husband, who works as Creative Director at the same magazine, take a brown Miniman to work every day. The Miniman is apparently a slightly extended version of the Mini. They do have bikes, but these are used mainly for running errands in the neighborhood as the ride to work is both too long at 40 minutes and too dangerous and disorderly.
Of the homemade vehicles on display at the Transport exhibition, she found the makeshift tanks used by Libyan rebels most inspirational.
Also at the ColorsTransport event was Gene Ku Chien is Editor-in-Chief of ppaper, a fashion and lifestyle publication based in Taipei. Gene takes a subway to work most days, though late at night he cabs. With no car, bike, or motorbike, he finds driving unappealing. Cutting down on emissions was not the initial goal, though it is a welcome benefit.
I have always admired those who dress in real vintage almost from head to toe. Here, fashion designer Elysée Yang is in an Italian orginal she purchased last year.
Here at the Calvin Klein press day, Jeffrey recently appeared in the section City Weekend.
This intern at a major fashion magazine had a very nice clutch.
On her way into a Bottega Veneta press event at Jinbao Place, fashion editor Diana Yi (24) is in a vintage top, custom trousers, and wields a Prada bag. Her favorite designers are Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, and Masha Ma.
Here is the final set of photos from the Chi Zhang fashion show.
Bazaar stylist Anan dressed appropriately for the Zhang Chi show, which was help in the converted chemical tank in 798 area. She stands in front of it.
Music events like Intro give the fashion crowd the perfect occasion to strut their stuff.