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."
Vintage Mania in Shanghai
靡靡梵太奇 Mime Vintage and 新假期 Weekend Weekly HK presents a feature of vintage shops and market in my hometown Shanghai:
With Lolo at Lolo Love Vintage:
The shop is amazing:
With Cairn at her boutique William the Beekeeper; i was wearing a 1940s quilt dress from her collection…
She also runs her own brand Kaileeni.
With beautiful Agnès at Anxi Fashion Market:
Old Shanghai Memories - 摆什 Baisher Vintage Funiture & Ceramics:
I am totally in love with everything there!
Shanghai Code Vintage Glasses - ”Being a four eyes never looked so retro cool.” :
Grandma with Feiyue Shoes:
Special thanks to Loching and Jimmy from 新假期 Weekend Weekly HK:)
靡靡梵太奇 Lost and Found
@ The Embassy; Mime Vintage 1980s Funky Shirt + Leopard Pencil Skirt (avalaible at SHOP)
Mime Voyage Top
@ Weird Karaoke; Mime Vintage 1970s “Chinese Bride” Red Gown
@陸羽茶室 Luk Yu Tea House
@ Kapok; Mime Vintage Map Dress (avalaible at SHOP) + Balenciaga Oxford Shoes
The Last Song
I couldn’t help to cry when happened to see the photos of McQueen’s latest show!
Yes there was one! And only 16 pieces. 80 percent of the work had been done before his death according to Sarah Mower’s critique.
"He wanted to get back to the handcraft he loved, and the things that are being lost in the making of fashion." Said his right hand, Sarah Burton.
For such a pure and vulnerable soul
Singing his last song under the serenity of the Byzantine sunset…
I didnt really get you when i started to check your work 10 years ago. And now just … gone too soon… But still, thank you! I feel so grateful for having you being with me.
Alexander McQueen ss07 for hairstyle reference:
Photo via Style.com