Category Archive: Bare Belly

Big, Bold, Bare Bellies, Huang Pu District

There are few things that I dislike in China more than what I call “bare bellies”. I think fat Chinese men think of their stomachs as advantageous and even functional, but in reality… Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!!, from China

It’s Thanksgiving already!! 2011 went by wicked fast and there are so many things to be thankful for, but do you know what I’m most thankful for this year? That it’s finally cold… Continue reading

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Sunbrellas, Shanghai

Did you notice that the lady in the last post Sunday Best was not only rocking street pajamas and heels, but also a ‘sunbrella’? A sunbrella is basically a parasol, just not as… Continue reading

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Post 101: Chillin’

“Chillin’” is much more than simply relaxing… In China, this categorical trend refers to the mindset of the Chinese, where people treat public space as if it were private space. This mindset is… 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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Hot and Muggy, The Bund

In a surprising spell of “good” weather, the rain has held off for the past three days and it’s immediately become another humid and smoggy summer in Shanghai. But I don’t think I… Continue reading

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Sunny Wednesday, Xin Tian Di

The sun finally came out today after two weeks of acidic drizzle and downpours, and there wasn’t a better way to start this sunny day than to see this lovely lady riding down… Continue reading

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Summer’s Official Arrival (on Mother’s Day!), Shanghai

And with the relatively early arrival of Summer (it’s already a muggy 90 degrees right now) comes the most grotesque sartorial trend in China… Let’s call it the Bare Belly trend (other suggestions… Continue reading

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