This month’s linear manicure keeps it fresh & makes a surprisingly strong statement. Keeping it simple just might be the best way to stand out this spring! Those of you who have travel plans, this minimal gel manicure lasted me over a month! (Ok, given the clear chipped a bit but to be honest, they still looked damn good!) Editor in Chief: Rui Cheng Writer: Moira McNally Photographer: Jana Machackova-Oey
STYLE vs. FASHION As SH fashion week just passed, it got us thinking about the difference between being fashionable vs. being stylish. Fashion is what we see on the runway & the trends that come out each season, while style is taking the trends & making them our own. ▲Top: H&M, Jacket: fabric market, Pants: COS, Shoes: Margiela, Necklace: Street vendor, Hat: Korean boutique DRESSING FOR FASHION Following fashion, buying the trends & wearing them as dictated by runway shows, o
After a busy week of shows & events, we’ve selected a few of our favorite looks from various designers of the season. (Unfortunately, we couldn’t figure out how to travel through time, therefore we were only able to make it to a handful of shows ;) ▼VEECO ZHAO▼ We love the juxtaposition that Veeco Zhao introduced in her collection. The softness of the pink, ruffles & tulle combined w/ the toughness of black & leather created a feminine yet edgy vibe. ▼FFIXXED STUDIO▼ Taking p
The street style crowd at fashion week kept it pretty cool & casual this season. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite looks along w/ some that didn’t quite make the mark. ON POINT We LOVE the subtlety of the green eyeliner paired w/ her mixed-material military style trench. This guy gets it. His clean, monochrome, tailored 3-piece suit w/ the addition of the 2-toned tie makes a huge impact. LOVE!!! A casual, relaxed suit w/ a pop of orange (complement of blue) is a creativ
This weekend kicked off Fashion Week with a series of events & shows. The best of Shanghai’s fashionistas & fashionistos come out to play wearing all things trendy & chic with the occasional touch of weirdness. Bopping from street to show to nightlife; all this activity requires outfit changes, an increase in networking & socializing, & very little personal time, but we mustn’t forget to maintain a balanced life. It’s important to try not to deviate too much from our normal r
Shanghai Fashion Week is just around the corner, and we’re anxiously waiting for China’s finest designers to parade their Fall/Winter looks down the catwalk. Over the past five years trends have made a drastic swing from tasteful and minimal to bold, loud and rule-breaking. The trend is called “maximalism,” and fashion designers on every continent are basking in its glory. Our columnist Rui Cheng breaks down the trend into five easy steps. 1. Try mixing two different prints.
It usually takes more than a quick glance and a reaction to interpret a runway look. When all we see are models wearing styles that we're pretty sure would never work on us, it can get a bit discouraging. Thus, to make your life easier, I’ve chosen three of my favorite trends from the Spring/Summer 2017 fashion shows, and taken them from the runway to the real-way. Trend #1: The Robe Why would you ever leave the house in a robe you may ask? Good question. The robe you’re pict