— Marie Bouveron “Zai Jian Bao Bei”, 2013
Performed as a killer in a friend’s short fime. Awesome!
…Si tu aimes une fleur qui se trouve dans une étoile, c’est doux, la nuit, de regarder le ciel. Toutes les étoiles sont fleuries… Quand tu regarderas le ciel, la nuit, puisque j’habiterai dans une d’elles, puisque je rirai dans l’une d’elles, alors ce sera pour toi comme si riaient toutes les étoiles… 假如你愛上了某顆星球上的一朵花兒，那麼，夜晚你仰望星空時，那感覺是甜蜜的，所有的星星上都開滿鮮花⋯⋯我就住在其中一顆星星上，我就在那上頭微笑，當你仰望滿天星斗時，你會覺得滿天的星星都在笑⋯⋯
Mime Vintage popped up at The Space in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong (I)
Mime Vintage popped up at The Space in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong (II)
China’ s Vintage Lookbooker: Juliette Xiao
With an eye that conjures up a colonial Shanghainese past, Juliette Xiao’s style is purposefully constructed. It is a succinct mixture of nostalgia and thoughtful spiritedness. East and west seem to mix and coalesce in her garments, with allusions to traditional Chinese art, Qi-Paos and western influences. As Lookbook gawkers click the hype button, they’ll be pleased to know that many of the looks shown are on sale online. Xiao is co-founder of Mime Vintage, an e-tail store that has sold clothes on Ebay, Taobao and Etsy. A native Shanghaier who currently resides in Hong Kong, I managed to spend some time with her to find out what makes her tick, the story behind her striking style and what it means to be vintage in an uber-materialistic China.
"When you start working everybody is in your studio - the past, your friends, enemies, the art world, and above all, your own ideas - all are there. But as you continue painting, they start leaving, one by one, and you are left completely alone. Then, if you are lucky, even you leave."