Category Archives: Shanghai

Shanghai shopping scene

Not so long ago I’ve written a little Shanghai shopping guide for an awesome web-site https://www.stay.com/ (which I highly recommend by the way). I can call myself a shopping expert in Shanghai and I am more than excited to share my favorite fashion spots with you . Shopping scene in Shanghai is like one huge organism which is always evolving and changing. It is instantly interacting with an outside environment and has its cycles and phases.  You can live here for years and you won’t be familiar with the fashion scene. The full Shanghai guide is available HERE

In this post I will start to introduce one of my favorite places for shopping – it is a whole street with dozens of unique and diverse boutiques … Nanchang rd. It is very hard to choose one particular spot as the street is full of gems!!! If you are in Shanghai, find some time to walk this street from one side to another if not for shopping, then just for inspiration! No one canceled window shopping!!! So, my dears, read the guide, come to Shanghai to shop!

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No Longer/Not Yet

Quiet an amazing experience I had today! I must say I adore fashion exhibitions; they are like an eye candy, they inspire! This time Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele and LOVE magazine stylist and editor Katie Grand have brought a true fashion untimely exhibition to Minsheng Art Museum. Artists from all over the world try to answer the question “What is contemporary?” The answer to which, by the way, I still haven’t found. But just think for a second how successful designers have to stop living in present and have to think about future, to predict what people are going to wear in next season.

I loved seeing works of famous British photographer Glen Luchford and portraits by Helen Downie aka “Unskilled Worker”. More than that, to have a chance to examine Gucci Fall 2015 fine pieces was a total blast! But no more words, I want to share with you some of my favourite photos!

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Van Gogh Alive in Shanghai

It was worth every single RMB of the ticket price ( and that price is as high as 110RMB!!!!! which is a lot!!! ). Van Gogh Alive exhibition in Shanghai tells us a story of Vincent’s works through the huge screens depicting his masterpieces. I decided to go there in the morning and it was definitely a right decision. There were less people, so I decided to sit on one of the cushions on the floor and just…. Enjoyed the view!!! The atmosphere was unforgettable, feeling the artist’s strokes around you is a very inspirational sensation. It wasn’t the same as seeing Van Gogh’s genuine works, but I highly recommend this exhibition to all those art hungry people in Shanghai who doesn’t think that 110RMB price tag for pictures on screens is a little too much.

XOXO from Shanghai

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Coffee paradise in Shanghai

For this whole week I have no coffee at home. I ordered a huge pack of my favourite coffee beans on Internet and I was waiting…So imagine this feeling when you wake up in the morning and, oh God, there is NOT even one coffee bean in the entire apartment. Then you, with your hands shaking and heart beating unevenly, start to think about the nearest decent place to buy coffee. And in Shanghai, with population of more than 20 million people, there is a huge amount of great places to drink coffee. And “Cafe del Volcan” is definitely one of them. It is a teeny tiny place on Yonkang road with just couple of tables but great GREAT coffee. I went there in the afternoon and there were almost no people there, so it was a perfect time to enjoy a cup of cappuccino and a chocolate cake outside.

So for great coffee head to  80 Yongkang Lu.

XOXO from Shanghai

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