Finding this cutest cafe literally made my day. It seems that doesn’t matter how much time you live in Shanghai, you won’t be able to visit all it’s cafes/restaurants/coffee houses. What is interesting, I saw The Cottage Cafe every so many times, but somehow thought it’s just a shop. But, turns out, it’s much much more!
I feel a little guilty but I didn’t know Yayoi Kusama before her collaboration with Louis Vuitton which was super bright and crazy:). She is one of the most popular and important contemporary artists nowadays. To me she is known for her dotted masterpieces and today after visiting an exhibition of Yayoi Kusama’s works in MoCA I came a little bit closer to understanding how extraordinary her inner world is. During the time that I spent in MoCA it seemed that I came to a dotted paradise! Amazingly inspirational exhibition and now I’m super obsessed with dots!!!!!!
To me fashion scene in Shanghai is still raw, yet it is already very sophisticated and it has an attitude. When I first came to China more than 5 years ago I was sure there is NO fashion in China, just the desire to copy Korean and Japanese style. Though I was very wrong. Chinese people evolved, became more fashion aware these past years. Now they are more demanding consumers and seek more options for expressing their style. I can’t say that everything that I see on the streets is “eye candy” but I really do enjoy the vibe!!!
But this post is not about fashion in China, it is an ode to the father of Shanghai street style chronicles Roy Zhang. He is a professional photographer, fashion blogger, he is like a window to Shanghai street style. I really do enjoy how Roy is depicting his view on street fashion through the lenses of his camera. Roy is Scott Schuman of China. You can check his photos here: royonthestreet.tumblr.com.
Here I chose for you my favourite photos from ShanghaiExpress. Enjoy!!!
Writing to you from one of the most amazing cities in the world..Shanghai! Wishing you and your loved ones Merry Christmas and happy holidays! And let’s keep in touch in 2014! Hugs and kisses from Shanghai!
Oh God, I’m getting excited like a child when I find some interesting items. This is exactly what I was feeling when I found this ring at Modern&Vintage Fair in Shanghai at the beginning of November . It is a perfect statement ring which will be perfect in casual looks.
Anyway, weekend is coming. We experience better air in Shanghai lately and I can’t be any happier.
Hugs and kisses!!!