Photos and Interviews by Suzy
Summer is the season in Beijing that I especially loath, but cold weather has really endured this year. I keep having to turn the heat back on in my hutong. In offices and most high-rises, the heat has been off since mid March. The frigid temperatures indoors mean the tweed sport coats have had ample play recently. Supposedly, there is yet another colf front coming in tomorrow. All of this probably means that it will be an even more sweltering summer than normal. Temperatures above 30 degrees will probably start next Monday.
I kept thinking that these images from over the winter would not really fit given that it was already late in the year. Perhaps this most violent and eternal of winters warrants this reprisal that includes all the photos from the last winter that were not posted here. So below are some profiles and photos from the snowiest, longest winter in all of my years in Beijing. Suzy talked to some of the hip young ladies that give Beijing its character and bohemian charm. Continue reading
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Marlon is a rising star in the field of general necromancy and PR.
This filmstar was the first person who caught my eye. This event was one of the first of the many that will be surrounding China Fashion Week this year.
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Quite the roaring shirt spotted at Nuandao‘s recent Wine & Design Event hosted by Sanlitun’s Enoterra.
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She is an actress and she said her weibo name was “yellow desire” but it seems more like “yellow fantasy”. Of course the two concepts are similar, in both languages.
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.
Belgian fashion designer Saint Paul came to Beijing one three-day trip to check out the city’s fashion scene.
The orange and yellow seem nice together.
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I met fellow photographer Liangshuang at a Lane Crawford event last year. We instantly bonded over our views on the Beijing fashion scene and decided to share our conversation in this exclusive STYLITES Interview.
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Some people seem to always get it right. Tommy’s pattern mix makes me a regret a little that winter is finally over.
Sergio Rossi just opened its first flagship store in Beijing. Celebrities, media, and CEO Christophe Melard were all in attendance. Melard said that the atmosphere of the store was meant to resemble a late 60s or 70s apartment and have an intimate vibe that would also appeal to women’s innate desire to be voyeuristic.
Beyond the Starbucks coffee, there is actually something appositely American about this look.
Over the last week, the extreme chill finally started to pass and Sanlitun shoppers could unzip a little.
This young student has it all going on. This is the kind of boho Beijinger we’ve all come to love.