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FIl XIAO BAI

FIL Xiao Bai, one of China’s most influential bloggers.

Chinese girls have style.

Summed up in four words that is the ‘raison d’être’ of my blog. Yesterday I had a meeting in Sanlitun « Taikooli » North early afternoon. Sanlitun Taikooli North is the hub of modern luxury in Beijing. It’s an open air space where shopping and fine dining attract China’s moneyed (tiny) crowds.

Mother and daughter rocking different reds.

Mother and daughter rocking different reds.

Miu Miu, Maison Martin Margiela, Balmain, Givenchy, Lanvin or Balenciaga are next to one another while more democratically Diesel, Alexander Wang or Phillip Lim are opened for business as well.  More often than not the stores are empty but when a shopper pushes the door at Beijing Street Market or Maria Luisa he or she means business. Ker Ching!

All coordinated in orange

All coordinated in orange

Carven, the hip and super fun brand from Paris opened the doors of their new Beijing boutique last night with a bang and a stylish party. (More on that later.) But before the party I spent a couple of hours in the afternoon in the area and something struck me.

Deauville Chic in Sanlitun

Deauville Chic in Sanlitun

Chinese girls rock! Compared to the streets of Paris or even London, Beijing streets are packed with creatures that are simply more creative, more fun, more chic and dare we say it? – More stylish!

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Now, of course, I am selective, and of course, the majority of Beijingers are somewhat less than photo-ready but the fact is, I photographed all these girls yesterday within a perimeter of 1000 square meters and under 2 hours.

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The antiquated notion that Chinese consumers only love logos and big brands needs to be shelved immediately. Yesterday was all about Style.

One perfect Belle du Jour

One perfect Belle du Jour

The super chic guests manager from Opposite House Hotel.

Eva, The super chic guests manager from Opposite House Hotel.

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Loving the gladiator… Summer boots.

The discreet Hermès watch

The discreet Hermès watch

Tall and pretty "Belle du jour"

Tall and pretty « Belle du jour »

Fil, one of China's true Style Maker, now a fashion designer.

Fil, one of China’s true Style Maker, now a fashion designer.

Caught in action by Time Out Beijing

Caught in action by Time Out Beijing

 

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