Category Archive: Androgyny

Butt Flap (flapping in the wind), Xin Tian Di

I love me a little bit of gender bending, which is why I love Chinese guys… Most so-called “men” wouldn’t dare wear a long, transparent layer underneath any getup, but lots of young… Continue reading

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Pretty Pink Punks, Line 8

I’ve seen Chinese people with hair that’s every color of the rainbow, but I think this is the first time I’ve ever witnessed someone achieving a color that a rainbow doesn’t actually include… Continue reading

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Pink and Fluff, Lu Wan District

So I’m pretty sure that this is a little boy in a fluffy white dress and pink baseball cap. In also pretty sure that telling young Chinese boys and girls apart is not… Continue reading

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Nan de Nu de?, Xin Tian Di

“Nan de Nu de” 男的女的 is something I hear all the time… Chinese people are trying to figure out if I’m a boy or girl, and I try and take it as a… Continue reading

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Chinese Style, French Concession

As Shanghai Fashion Week approaches, the fashion media will inevitably ask both attendants and participating designers alike silly questions, the most likely being “What is Chinese style?” I say such questions are silly… Continue reading

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Gettin’ Your Hair Did (Men’s Version), French Concession and Hong Kong

Last year as Chinese New Year approached, I noticed a lot of Chinese women Gettin’ Their Hair Did. In what ended up being one of CPHNS’s most popular posts last year, I captured… Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!, Shanghai

To take a bit of a break from posting about Shanghai Fashion Week, here’s a quick Halloween update from Shanghai before I go to Beijing next week for Xander Zhou‘s SS12 presentation (kinda… Continue reading

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Fashion Week Part III: Decoster Concept Closing Show

So first generation Chinese brand Decoster made Chinese Fashion History yesterday night by not only staging their first fashion show in their 11 year history but also by launching their new “Decoster Concept”… Continue reading

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The Chinese Dandy, French Concession

I love dandies, but I don’t like the way Wikipedia describes them. They portray dandies as middle class people who would imitate the upper class because they wanted or longed to be of… Continue reading

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The Murse Project Part 二, Shanghai

I started posting about the prevalence of “murses” in China a while ago, but I think I might have been too judgmental at first… I used to think that the average Chinese guy… Continue reading

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