A Tribute to My Motherland, America (from China)
Tonight in Shanghai it was Vogue China’s Fashion’s Night Out, and even though I was physically there, I had America on my mind.
I saw this mother & daughter coming down the escalator at Infinity Plaza where the pre-event took place, and it was nice to see them standing in sartorial solidarity with my Motherland by wearing red, white, and blue (even if it was sub or unconscious solidarity) on this unforgettable day.
My heart goes out to all those families that lost someone this day 10 years ago, and I’d like to think that Chinese people are also sympathetic to the losses of their American brethren… They were definitely more than a few dressed like it today even though shopping and drinking at FNO was on most peoples’ minds.
I wore the most patriotic outfit I could muster up to remind myself and Chinese people of this day, which consisted of a pleated white shirt from S2VS, blue star leggings from One by One, a red scarf from Israel, and red, white, and blue Rivieras from Opening Ceremony.
This day 10 years ago I believe the world stood with America, and even though our two great countries may sometimes seem at odds, we are ultimately all one and the same. Take a few moments to see how our Chinese brethren stand in sartorial solidarity with and represent (again, most likely sub or unconscious) the land of the free and the home of the brave:
We’re not really all that different from one another, and we should embrace and express our differences while still maintaining a regard and respect for other countries, ideas, and this case, a shared loss.
I hope this post isn’t a downer (I think I definitely curbed the enthusiasm for FNO by reminding people of 9/11 a bit too much), but this day should definitely be remembered… And to lighten the mood of the blog, I’ll post soon about FNO itself.