Werk, Minhang District

It’s Wednesday and I’m back on the road to werk, but today is different because today I don’t have my Microsoft Surface Pro… and that’s because I lost it last night. But I’m… Continue reading

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Best Dressed at DAFF, South Bund

This fine, ethnic-inspired specimen was without a doubt the best dressed at this past weekend’s Design Art and Fashion Fair (aka DAFF). I mean, there were of course the anticipated hipsters, the expected… Continue reading

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Patchwork Perfect, Lu Wan District

Everyone loves grandmas. And everyone loves grandmas in patchwork. But despite the general love of grandmas, some may lack an appreciation for the grandma aesthetic. But an outfit can barely get better than… Continue reading

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The Romance of (Acid) Rain, Lu Wan District

I’m from Washington State, which is known primarily for it’s constant drizzle, but Shanghai recently been pouring non-stop and I don’t know how much more I can take… Rain never really bothered me… Continue reading

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Happy Ma1 Ma1 ‘s Day, Lu Wan District

Mom’s are the best. They birth you, feed you, teach you, and love you unconditionally… and let’s not forget that they clothe you too! And when your mama is this elegant and stylin’,… Continue reading

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In All Glory Be Yourself, South Bund

You may be asking yourself: “What’s so special about this lady? How did she make it onto CPDYS?” Well, it’s the nugget of wisdom printed on her derrière that compelled me to not… Continue reading

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Size Matters, Lu Wan District

Chinese people love erecting giant, phallic buildings in the name of engineering (see Pudong), but those of us in the know really know that such structures are just a form of overcompensation. But… Continue reading

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Life on the Edge, XTD to Pu Tuo and Back

My scooter was stolen yesterday, but I found it thanks to my GPS and stole it back with the help of this Chinese woman and her power tools. I’ve named her Rosie because… Continue reading

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Neither Nor Fall/Winter 2013, Shanghai Fashion Week

Neither Nor Fall/Winter 2013 FInale, Shanghai Fashion Week from Timothy Parent on Vimeo. Another wonderful surprise at Shanghai Fashion Week was the Neither Nor show, which I wasn’t really planning on attending since… Continue reading

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