Mariniere shirts in Shanghai

Judging by the facades (and names like Socks Tasty), it’s easy to write-off those nondescript ayi pajama shops as fashion black holes, where ugly clothes get sucked in and never leave, until they are tossed out the back door into the dumpster.…

Shanghai’s Nankeen shop

A visit to the Nankeen fabric shop on Changle Lu – whose official  name is Chinese Printed Blue Nankeen Exhibition Hall – is a weekend must-see for fashion/textiles lovers in Shanghai. Having been written up by the New York Times (here) and fashion blogger extraordinaire Susie Bubble (here), I am surprised that this serene shop isn’t more well-known or visited.…

Where I shop

Many of my friends and colleagues consider my brain as Shanghai’s style encyclopedia – full of answers to questions like, “Where can I buy cute, quality shoes?” “Where can I get a dress to wear to my friend’s wedding?” “Where do I find the perfect jeans, that aren’t RMB3,000?” It’s very flattering to be asked these burning fashion inquiries.…

Absolute Showroom

A few weeks ago I found myself in Absolute Showroom, the brainchild of David, who has spent the last two years sniffing out the best under-the-radar designers around Southeast Asia, mostly Thailand. His Taiyuan Lu lane house boutique is a great place to find original fashion pieces, along with chotchkies galore.…

Nuomi

For years I had written off Nuomi as just another eco-friendly, expat mommy-friendly brand. I kept it at arm’s length until Nuomi’s founder Bonita recently proved me very, very wrong. Now I’m hooked, and you should be too. Here are four things you need to know about Nuomi.…

Mes Dames

After interning at prestigious fashion houses Nina Ricci and Maison Margiela, Swedish designer Lisa Wikander launched her own line, Mes Dames, in 2008. Her mission is to design classically feminine clothes than can stand the test of time, while effortlessly flattering the wearer.…

Uptown Market street style

As the sun started to set on the city, I made my way to Uptown Market, where the subterranean record store Uptown Records invites young designers and vintage retailers to set-up shop in their expansive, maze-like lair. It’s too bad that the market keeps occurring on the most beautifully sunny days we’ve had yet to experience in Shanghai.…

Mixr vixens

Meet Ciga Zhou, a star stylist in Shanghai, and her colleague at Mixr, a brand new e-commerce site carrying contemporary brands, some for the very first time in Shanghai. For now the China-based e-tailer specializes in Italian and Spanish brands, but has big dreams to become the Mainland’s mega-retailer like Shop Bop in the US.…

Snoozer Loser sale

Playful, funky, comfortable and cool. Snoozer Loser’s silk-screen printed linen dresses are the ultimate summer frocks. Lucky for us, summer sales kick off in July, with at least two more months of hot, hot heat which calls for rocking a sundress.…

theINSIDER

it’s not even lunchtime on Monday and my weekly calendar is filled up. Busy as hell, but very excited about this uber-chic event happening this Saturday July 14th – shopping/lifestyle website and newsletter ParkLu.com will host theINSIDER, an inaugural private sale event and summer sale pop-up shop at Crea-Infinity.…

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      HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week

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      “Two highly influential events for the Asian fashion industry, HKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter, and HKTDC World Boutique, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), will be staged from 14-17 January 2013 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, showcasing the creativity of local and overseas design talent to the international market”.…