Category Archive: Literal

12 Day Countdown to Christmas, Day 1 – The Fabric Market

Last year in December, when I was just kicking this blog off, I promised to make 7 posts in 7 days that were all related to Christmas… well this year, with almost 20,000… Continue reading

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Literally Violent(ly in Love?), Guangzhou

I totally forgot about this picture I took in Guangzhou that I was saving for Halloween when I did my wrap-up post yesterday, so here is the Chinese girl who will literally “HUNT… Continue reading

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Say What?!, French Concession

I scheduled this post for a Monday as I’ll still be in Beijing and thus unable to post and also because I thought you may all need a full week to digest and… Continue reading

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STOP STEALING THINGS Chinese People, + Blog Updates

I love literal clothing in China, and always get a good chuckle from the many misspelled and misportrayed identities of the Chinese people who wear it… I bet less than 10% of the… Continue reading

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The Future of Chinese Fashion II, ‘Greater China’

I noticed this little girl in Guangzhou scoping out the selection at a local kids clothing “store”, and it struck me as a bit odd to see such a young child be so… Continue reading

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True Colors 本色, Guangzhou

Apologies for my absence over the past few days, but I’ve been in Guangzhou without access to a VPN or proxy, so I’ve been unable to blog since WordPress is blocked in China…… Continue reading

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Post 102: Literal

When it comes to fashion and style, irony is definitely not understood on the Mainland… It’s probably because everyone dresses sooo literally here. Most Chinese people want other people to think to think… Continue reading

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CPHNS’s 100th Post!! : Shanghai’s Top 5 Sartorial Trends

Happy 4th of July everyone!! And apologies for not posting for over a week, but I’ve been moving and my internet has been down; furthermore, I’ve been delaying this post a bit because… Continue reading

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Knowledge is Priceless, Huai Hai Road

But I guess according to this guy, knowledge is as disposable as his own excrement. The thing I really love though about this whole shirt situation are the two pink fairies that emphasize… Continue reading

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