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.
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.
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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.
This intern at a major fashion magazine had a very nice clutch.