Xintiandi Style – The Designers

With AW2017 Shanghai Fashion Week on last week, I felt inspired to take a walk around Xintiandi Style shopping centre to have a look at the current Spring/Summer offerings. The upper floor of Xintiandi Style houses Asian based designers. Generally speaking the clothes are not really my style. they range from shapeless long line, while…

Getting my Nails Done

I love to have painted nails. My hands are not very beautiful, definitely not my best feature (known affectionately in my house as ‘man hands’) so really I should try and divert attention from them. Nevertheless I am a girly girl TO THE CORE, so I like having painted nails. At home I’ve never had…

My feet are too big for China

I’ve never been overjoyed by the size of my feet. They are a UK 7, which in the UK is not massive. It’s not small, but not giant either. My mum is a size 4 so I don’t know how this happened. In fact she always says her feet are her best feature. She’d be…

Hui by Eran Hui

I’m obsessed with spikes this season. I have been hunting obsessively for a pair of black leather, spiked converse (no luck so far). So when I saw this amazing jacket in the window of Hui by Eran Hui in Xintiandi, I immediately fell in love. My picture does not do it justice, but it is…

Gentle Monster

Korean based sunglasses brand has opened a flagship store in Shanghai on Huaihai Middle Road. This is a major high concept store with incredible light fixtures and a heavy industrial style. A really fascinating take on high end retail. Definitely worth a visit.