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Leaving behind - Living ahead
Shanghai - P.R. China
"What would life be like if we had no courage to attempt anything?" (Vincent van Gogh)
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Dear Readers, as you can see, we took a vacation from our blog. Sabrina went to Thailand ( she took one cool bikini from Holie B of course!) Jenny went to Munich and me (Maho)… I stayed in Shanghai. I have to say, Shanghai is becoming my new love, I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2010 at Leaving behind - Living ahead
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(Jenny) I am always interested in getting to know new designers and young brands and since I live in Shanghai now I tried to find about some Chinese designers (you might have also read my post about EXCEPTION de MIXMIND). The brand I recently found about is JNBY, short for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2010 at Leaving behind - Living ahead
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I usually like to talk more a bout design, but I also know that the best way to keep designing is to live from it… t o make it a profitable business. I found this article thru w ww.fashionmag.com, but the actual page showing the content is http://trendwatching.com and I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2010 at Leaving behind - Living ahead
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(Sabrina) As women, we all know the important role that shoes play in a lady’s life. Shanghai can definitely be a heaven for shoes shoppers IF you got little Cinderella feet and like ‘bling bling’. I’m a 1.79 meter tall girl with European shoe size 41 and soon after arriving... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2010 at Leaving behind - Living ahead
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(Maho, Jenny, Sabrina) Today the Season Finale of the most popular international touring car series DTM took place in the heart of the vibrant Pudong district. Between glittering skyscrapers, and only a stone's throw away from the Oriental Pearl Tower. We experienced the DTM season finale 2010 in Shanghai LIVE... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2010 at Leaving behind - Living ahead
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(Sabrina) It does not have to do with Fashion, but certainly with life(style)... Just had an e-mail from someone asking about the telephone numbers for emergency services in Shanghai. So for all of you who are living here or going to visit, here are the numbers you need to know...... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2010 at Leaving behind - Living ahead
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What do you think about Fashion Designers? We talked about fashion already… but what about who is behind the business? Here I will tell you some “secrets” so you can understand us better. Please, let me know if you need some more facts later on... ha ha 1.- We don’t... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2010 at Leaving behind - Living ahead
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(Jenny) Tomorrow (November 23) the Lanvin Collection for H&M, designed by Art director Alber Elbaz and menswear designer Lucas Ossendrijver, will be available at around 200 H&M stores world wide as well as online. The collection features cocktail dresses with asymmetrical shoulders, wrapped coats and romantic drapes that reflect Alber... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2010 at Leaving behind - Living ahead
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(Sabrina) OK, first of all: I herewith openly admi... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2010 at Leaving behind - Living ahead
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(Jenny, Sabrina) American casual wear chain Gap opened last Wednesday (10th Nov 2010) its first official store in China at Hong Kong Plaza on Huaihai Road. The company hopes to generate sales growth by expanding to China. Well, compared to other flagship openings we have to say this was a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2010 at Leaving behind - Living ahead
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(Maho) I´ve always said that, wanting to start a business and not knowing about what, its like wanting to get married and not knowing whit whom… If you want to star a business about fashion, it definitely has to be your passion. Fashion is a very competitive business. You need... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2010 at Leaving behind - Living ahead
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(Jenny) Last week a shop in the Xintiandi Mall caught my eye – EXCEPTION de MIXMIND. The tender earth tones, the modern design of the clothes showcased in the display windows and especially the large range of knitted material (which I personally love and now even more as winter is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2010 at Leaving behind - Living ahead
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(Sabrina) Yesterday I went to the Shanghai Fabric Market – AGAIN… Really, it’s not that I do not have anything to wear – NO, I actually just got an additional wardrobe (made – love China)… BUT this time reeaally, I went with my friend, who just arrived in Shanghai (with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2010 at Leaving behind - Living ahead
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As a designer, what you will always want to offer is something original… Am I wrong? Of course you always get inspiration from somewhere, someone, or something. As a fashion designer you can have access to a lot of trends info as well. Making research about trends, helps you to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2010 at Leaving behind - Living ahead
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(Jenny) Last week we got the great opportunity to visit the Dunhill Home retail emporium in Shanghai and it was really one of the most amazing places I have ever seen! Dunhill is a British-based luxury brand for menswear, leather goods, accessories, timepieces, and fragrances. “The Homes of Alfred Dunhill”... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2010 at Leaving behind - Living ahead
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(Sabrina) Looking for a day to spend in a bit more creative atmosphere? Discover the new Shanghai art street: Yongkang Lu - get inspired & hit the painting brush yourself... It’s a new, funky area founded by Zane Mellupe, a Latvian artist and curator. It brings together young artists, both... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2010 at Leaving behind - Living ahead
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And.... ACTION!!! The lights went down and Lila Downs started singing. The first designer on the Catwalk was Rosario Mendoza from TAKASAMI. A Mexican brand that focuses on the typical Mexican dress and gives them a fashion touch. I have to say, the collection was really amazing. The dresses were... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2010 at Leaving behind - Living ahead
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(Maho) I have to say… I feel very VERY proud for what my country (MÉXICO) is doing for fashion. Two weeks after arriving to Shanghai I found out Mexico was going to close the fashion week with 3 designers: Ivan Soto, Rosario Mendoza, Sergio Bustamante. And they would have the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2010 at Leaving behind - Living ahead
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(Jenny, Sabrina) Two weeks ago, we wanted to go out… It was a Thursday, so basically the beginning of our weekend. We dressed up as we knew – it´s going to be... ...ICON! night: One of the most famous weekly parties in Shanghai. Shanghai´s fashionable community assembles at M1NT, one... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2010 at Leaving behind - Living ahead
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(Sabrina) An experience you really do not want to miss while you are in Shanghai is shopping in the French Concession. What makes it so interesting and unique is that the stores are actually rented out from old and restored French Concession house owners. The streets are still lined with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2010 at Leaving behind - Living ahead
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(Jenny) If you live in Shanghai you know you are spoilt for choice when it comes to shopping ... the variety of goods is so overwhelming that you don’t even know where to look! But mostly you get offered an overstated price and are expected to bargain. If you have... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2010 at Leaving behind - Living ahead
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(Jenny, Sabrina) Friday evening, Shanghai Fashion Week and Tickets to... ...the Fashion Show of Bestseller - the company behind the popular brands Only, Jack & Jones, Selected and Vero Moda. With excitement we were waiting for Bestseller showcasing their newest trends and styles of casual and street-wear to Shanghai. The... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2010 at Leaving behind - Living ahead
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Shanghai Mode Lingerie and Swimwear Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2010 at Leaving behind - Living ahead
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(Sabrina) Today I am starting off with an introduction about Shanghai's French Concession to give you a hint of an orientation in one of the most beautiful parts of this city. Leaving behind – Living ahead will further keep you posted with related information about boutique shopping, restaurants, people and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2010 at Leaving behind - Living ahead
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(Jenny) As you can see from the program, the Shanghai Fashion Week is already in full swing. Yesterday and today Première Vision, the world’s premier fabric show, is held for its 14th edition, at Sofitel Shanghai Jin Jiang Oriental Pudong. On Friday we will visit the Nordic Fashion Week. The... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2010 at Leaving behind - Living ahead