Wednesday, 31 October 2007

The Sartorialist in Beijing

The Sartorialist was in Beijing and this is the street picture he posted today on his blog.

Scott Schuman, the writer behind The Sartorialist, spent 15 years in sales and marketing dealing with department and specialty stores all around the world before he started his blog in September 2005. He always "felt that there was a disconnect between what I was selling in the showroom and what I was seeing real people (really cool people) wearing in real life". He combined his passion for fashion and photography and shares his photos of cool people in the streets of New York, Milan and Paris on his blog. His Sartorialist blog is so popular that he gets over 23.000 page hits daily. And his latest news are that he is going to do a page every month in Vogue China starting January or February.

His trip to China was sponsored by Lane Crawford (store opening). Last week he was in Beijing. I am looking forward to more of his pictures from the streets of Beijing.

Here she is again, bigger than above - in typical 'Beijing Onion style'. This photo was taken by The Sartorialist last week at Dashanzi Art District (original 798 Factory) in Beijing.


Anonymous said...

The backdrop is absolutely breath taking!

I've been a lurker on your blog for a while; you're posts have motivated me to start saving up for a trip to China.

Anonymous said...

I really like his post and check it on a regular basis.
I live in Seoul as you know and hopes that he comes here one day. Do you see lots of fashionable people on the streets of Beijing?

Anonymous said...

love Sartorialist, his blog is a regular haunt of mine, glad you covered it!

-Suzie- said...

Hi anonymous,

I am glad to hear I got you interested in Beijing! I just had my friends here visiting and did all the sightseeing with them (have not done that for a while) and have to say, I really like this city!! Tiananmen square on a foggy day is very photogenic.
Live here is cheap. So not much saving necessary.

-Suzie- said...

Ciao Felicia,

Here in Beijing are not that many fashionable people on the streets. It is more grunge style. Only younger Chineses start to dress funky, similar like Japanese, but not many. That's why I am so curious about the Sartorialist's pictures he took in the streets of Beijing. So far he did not post more.

By the way the many seaters the girl is wearing and carrying is easy to explain. We have high temperature changes in Beijing during the day. You need to go "onion style".

-Suzie- said...

Hi Linda,

I love the Sartorialist as well. His pictures are more inspiring than the one from glossy magazines or haute couture defiles. Most of them are art!

Thanks to all for visiting and commenting!


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