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Exotic Pieces of Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty Fashion

18 Sep

“Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” Costume Institute exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2011) in New York City.

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Fashion isn’t just about catwalks and runways, parties and events, but also culture, art and inspirations! If you are a fashionista, and you have missed the Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty fashion exhibitions around the world in 2011, here are some of my Top list from Milan to New York, passing by Paris and London, of the exotic fashion pieces from the fashion guru!

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VIDEO: Alexander McQueen | Savage Beauty

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About the Designer:

LEE ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

Alexander McQueen was born in London on March 17th, 1969, the youngest of six children. He left school at the age of 16 and was offered an apprenticeship at the traditional Savile Row tailors Anderson and Shephard and then at neighbouring Gieves & Hawkes, both masters in the technical construction of clothing.
From there he moved to the theatrical costumiers Angels and Bermans where he mastered 6 methods of pattern cutting from the melodramatic 16th Century to the razor sharp tailoring which has become a McQueen signature. Aged 20 he was employed by the designer Koji Tatsuno, who also had his roots in British tailoring. A year later McQueen travelled to Milan where he was employed as Romeo Gigli’s design assistant. On his return to London, he completed a Masters degree in Fashion Design at Central Saint Martin’s. He showed his MA collection in 1992, which was famously bought in its entirety by Isabella Blow.
Alexander McQueen shows are known for their emotional power and raw energy, as well as the romantic but determinedly contemporary nature of the collections. Integral to the McQueen culture is the juxtaposition between contrasting elements: fragility and strength, tradition and modernity, fluidity and severity. An openly emotional and even passionate viewpoint is realised with a profound respect and influence for the arts and crafts tradition. Alexander’s collections combine an in-depth working knowledge of bespoke British tailoring, the fine workmanship of the French Haute Couture atelier and the impeccable finish of Italian manufacturing.

In less than 10 years McQueen became one of the most respected fashion designers in the world. In October 1996 he was appointed Chief Designer at the French Haute Couture House Givenchy where he worked until March of 2001.

In December 2000, 51% of Alexander McQueen was acquired by the Gucci Group, where he remained Creative Director. Collections include women’s ready-to-wear, men’s ready-to-wear, accessories, eyewear and fragrance (Kingdom 2003 and MyQueen 2005). Expansion followed and included the opening of flagship stores in New York, London, Milan, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

The following awards have recognized Alexander McQueen’s achievement in fashion: British Designer of the year 1996, 1997, 2001, and 2003, International Designer of the Year by The Council of Fashion Designer’s of America (CFDA) in 2003, A Most Excellent Commander of The British Empire (CBE) by her Majesty the Queen in 2003, GQ Menswear Designer of the Year in 2007.

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Designer: Lee Alexander McQueen

Designer: Lee Alexander McQueen

Source: ALEXANDER McQUEEN® Online‎

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2015 Met Gala 中國風話題滿點 蕾哈娜黃袍加身稱霸紅毯!

6 May
Re-post Article from VOGUE TAIWAN  |  文字:Sun  VOGUE.TW
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一年一度的紐約大都會藝術博物館慈善晚宴Met Gala又來囉!每年的Dress Code是一大重點,原以為去年以大禮服與裝飾White tie and Decoration為Dress Code向設計師Charles James致敬的主題已經夠艱難,今年卻再出奇招,也許是太獨特了,所以早在今年一月初就提前釋出主題:「中國:鏡花水月(China: Through the Looking Glass)」,現在就來看看眾女星們如何演繹令人眼睛一亮的中國風吧!
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中國女星組:鞏俐、范冰冰、章子怡、劉嘉玲、李冰冰、湯唯、趙薇、鄧文迪、倪妮

亞裔臉孔的優勢就是先天就已經符合了主題,並且會讓身上的禮服更有中國味,與安娜溫圖Anna Wintour一起主持的晚宴的鞏俐,選了Roberto Cavalli的紫紅天鵝絨配上黑色刺繡旗袍非常大器;章子怡的白色紅梅傘裙旗袍很有古典韻味,但盤髮和妝容卻略顯嚴肅老氣;范爺范冰冰選了金色亮片長裙配上如萬里長城般的刺繡綠色披肩,氣勢驚人而且不是以往在坎城出現過的直接龍袍、陶瓷印花的中國風;劉嘉玲再次穿上大膽的Schiaparelli黑白訂製晚裝,不對稱剪裁和手套有新意優雅。
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原本衣Q不錯的趙薇這次出包,紫色緞面禮服和復古髮型顯老,而李冰冰、湯唯、趙薇、鄧文迪、倪妮等人皆是漂亮出席,卻印象不深。
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美麗中國風:凱特瑪拉Kate Mara、蕾哈娜Rihanna、艾里珊鍾Alexa Chung、Emily Blunt、艾瑪羅勃茲Emma Roberts、碧夏佛Bee Shaffer

雖然西方對「中國風」看法與我們的期待有落差,但也有不少女星絕佳演譯了今年的主題,像凱特瑪拉Kate Mara的DVF白色改良式旗袍,黑色印花、V領和裙襬的開衩都恰到好處;時尚ICON蕾哈娜Rihanna的中國風相當直觀,選了中國高訂品牌郭培Guo Pei的訂製黃袍,不管是飽和金黃或是超長裙襬的設計都非常亮眼而且契合主題;艾蜜莉布朗特Emily Blunt的Prada淺藍旗袍優雅出眾;每年都出席挺媽媽的碧夏佛Bee Shaffer選的Alexander McQueen酒紅禮服比較像和服改良款,但是白色梅花刺繡和仙鶴讓整體看起來有活力,偏向日本風但也有點中國味。It Girl始祖艾里珊鍾Alexa Chung和艾瑪羅勃茲Emma Roberts兩位選擇以細節來展現主題,艾里珊鍾Alexa Chung的平口紫色裙裝剪裁現代,但是細緻的刺繡中國味十足,而艾瑪羅勃茲Emma Roberts是以飽和、滿有中國感覺的祖母綠表現,繡有中國龍的手拿包徹底畫龍點睛。
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漂亮出席組:碧昂絲Beyonce、安海瑟薇Anne Hathaway

大概是中國風實在不好駕馭,因此不少人決定美麗出席即可,像天后碧昂絲Beyonce的Givenchy透膚彩鑽訂製禮服,好身材一覽無遺;安海瑟薇Anne Hathaway別出心裁的Ralph Lauren Collection金色連帽裙很襯膚色,巧妙在正裝和休閒中取得平衡,而且展現了她的曲線美,不過穿去埃及Party可能更適合。
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最佳原創組Fka Twigs、Zendaya、小賈斯汀Justin Bieber、莎拉潔西卡派克、Lady Gaga

如果搭不上主題,就盡情展現自己吧!造型和音樂都很有個性的Fka Twigs穿了 Christopher Kane抽象拼接裙-駕馭成功!青春偶像Zendaya大膽選了Fausto Puglisi,蓬裙、拖曳裙襬和頭飾卻意外頗受歐美頗受好評;近期少有作品的小賈斯汀Justin Bieber穿上Balmain刺繡西裝,主題達成!去年的主席莎拉潔西卡派克的禮服是由H&M量身訂製,總喜歡以誇張頭飾現身的她,這次也帶上了Philip Treacy特別設計的頭飾,話題性十足;另一位話題女神Lady Gaga,她的紅毯永遠是衣不驚人死不休,不過也只有她如此駕馭這席服裝了。
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M·A·C x Brooke Shields 布魯克雪德絲

27 Sep

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M·A·C布魯克雪德絲聯名系列,打造巨星無與倫比的風采

M·A·C跨界合作系列一直是最具話題和人氣的組合,藉由跨界合作,讓我們與不同的顧客接觸,強化品牌的獨特個性,重申我們的品牌精神:不分性別、不分種族、不分年齡。M·A·C跨界合作系列可以分為時尚(PROENZA SCHOULER)、藝術設計(MARCEL WANDERS)、流行文化(雪倫&凱莉-斯朋)、代表人物 (黛安娜-羅斯)、 和非主流(插畫家FAFI系列)。

合作緣由

魯克雪德絲是80年代的代表臉孔,她扮演過許多重要角色,如空靈的夢幻女孩、漂流到荒島上的女神、亮麗的鄰家女孩模特兒,一直到事業有成的演員,她毫不做作的優雅和容光煥發的氣質,讓她本人和這些角色一樣極具代表性。因此M∙A∙C希望藉由這次的合作,展現如布魯克般,不受時空影響的經典、百變風情。

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產品特色

在一開始與布魯克雪德絲討論這個系列的時候,她做了一本大筆記本,裡頭記載了所有靈感以及喜歡的女性照片,但雙子座的她卻很難決定要哪一種風格,腦子裡浮現兩種截然不同的極端版本。她覺得每個女性其實都有雙面的特質,隨著年齡增長,身分的變化,女人可以擁有天真單純及成熟性感兩面不同的風情。

特殊包裝
這個系列,以布魯克雪德絲最愛的二個顏色為主,在消光灰的包裝上加入簽名浮雕,搭配鮮明的橘色裝飾,充滿布魯克雪德絲的獨特風格。

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M·A·C x 布魯克雪德絲Brooke Shields全系列

  • Brooke Shields Lipstick (時尚專業唇膏 NT$900)
  • Brooke Shields Tinted Lipglass (晶亮魔唇 NT$900)
  • Brooke Shields Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow (絲絨珠光眼彩盤 NT$1,75)
  • Gravitas: Eye Shadow x 15 (15色眼影盤 NT$4,950)
  • Brow Set (眉廓定色膠 NT$600)
  • Veluxe Brow Liner (持色眉筆 NT$650)
  • Opulash Optimum Black (戲劇濃翹睫毛膏 NT$700)
  • Brooke Shields Creme Color Base (時尚幻彩霜 NT$1,050)
  • Brooke Shields Bronzing Powder (陽光蜜粉餅 NT$1,150)
  • Brooke Shields Studio Nail Lacquer (時尚指甲油 NT$620)

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Brooke Shields on set with M∙A∙C

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國影星布魯克雪德絲是80年代的代表臉孔,儘管已經年近50,但她不受時空影響的經典、百變風情,讓M.A.C的跨界聯名合作系列這次找上她,而這個即將於10月在台上市的聯名系列限量彩妝,也以布魯克雪德絲最愛的二個顏色為主,在消光灰的包裝上加入簽名浮雕,搭配鮮明的橘色裝飾。此系列除有一款多達15色的眼影盤外,還有絲絨珠光眼彩盤、時尚幻彩霜和時尚專業唇膏…等重點商品。

M·A·C傳媒經理游立羽說,此聯名系列充滿布魯克雪德絲的巧思,像是橘色系的唇膏,布魯克雪德絲特別讓它帶點紅色調,再加點光澤度,如此一來便可以讓橘色調不會顯黃,而且很襯膚色。另,時尚幻彩霜布魯克雪德絲則是同時結合了甜美粉與酒紅色調,只要手指沾取一些,就可在雙頰上出自然紅暈,且因為添加有棕櫚油,所以不容易結塊,而此兩款新品在色調上的呈現,也呼應了2014年秋冬流行趨勢:「千萬不要再用正色系了」。

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The world has never seen a beauty quite like Brooke Shields. With effortless grace and an inner radiance, Brooke is as iconic as her career-defining roles – from ethereal dream girl to castaway goddess, glamorous model-next-door to accomplished actress. M∙A∙C partners with Ms. Shields to create a limited-edition color collection of shades and finishes chosen by Brooke herself, inspired by her favorite looks for day and night – easy, modern and beautiful.

This limited-edition Beauty Icon collection is made all the more special with Brooke’s signature embossed on light grey packaging with brilliant orange accents. Our life-long romance with Brooke Shields is and always will be forever.
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David Beckham for H&M Bodywear Holiday 2013

21 Nov
David Beckham for H&M Bodywear Holiday 2013

David Beckham for H&M Bodywear Holiday 2013

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David Beckham Bodywear - Boxer Shorts

David Beckham Bodywear – Boxer Shorts

David Beckham Bodywear - Long-Sleeved Sweater

David Beckham Bodywear – Long-Sleeved Sweater

David Beckham Bodywear - Pyjama Trousers

David Beckham Bodywear – Pyjama Trousers

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David Beckham Bodywear

David Beckham Bodywear - Boxer Shorts

David Beckham Bodywear – Boxer Shorts

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David Beckham Bodywear

David Beckham Bodywear - Pyjama Trousers

David Beckham Bodywear – Pyjama Trousers

David Beckham Bodywear - Longjohns

David Beckham Bodywear – Longjohns

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“I love the heritage athletic style of the new pieces in my Bodywear collection at H&M. The vests, pajama pants and raglan sleeve tops are already like wardrobe favourites for me that I know I’ll wear all season long. It was great to shoot them in an old-fashioned East End changing room. It was like I had gone right back to my roots.” — David Beckham

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Interview with David Beckham – H&M Holiday 2013

Meet David Beckham and hear what he has to say about the updated Bodywear collection for H&M. The collection will be available in selected stores and at hm.com on November 21, 2013.

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Asia Major by Photographer Steven Meisel for Vogue December 2010

17 Nov
Photographed by Steven Meisel

Photographed by Steven Meisel

Asia Major

  • Photographer: Steven Miesel
  • Fashion Editor/Stylist: Grace Coddington
  • Models: Bonnie Chen, Du Juan, Hyoni Kang, Lee Hyun Yi, Lily Zhi, Liu Wen, So Young Kang, Tao Okamoto, wearing Oscar de la Renta gowns
  • Article written by: Samantha V. Chang
  • Publication: VOGUE (US), December 2010

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Besides the seventies influences, long, fluid skirts, and colors to shock winter darks into submission on the spring runways, there was something else that seemed just as refreshing and relevant: the presence of Asian models from Lincoln Center to the Grand Palais. We saw Liu Wen, with her sculptural, diamond-shaped cheekbones, at Lanvin, Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, and more. Tokyo-raised Tao Okamoto, she of the Beatles bowl cut, walked for Givenchy, Carolina Herrera, and Ralph Lauren (she has also appeared in the label’s ad campaign). The full-lipped, hypnotic-eyed Feifei Sun from Shandong, China, appeared in 39 shows in her second season. And these women are not just selling high fashion. Poised, porcelain doll–faced Du Juan (she trained as a ballerina in Shanghai) and Shu-Pei Qin, her brows like accent marks, loom large on Gap billboards; Estée Lauder recently took on Wen as a new face, the first ethnic model since Liya Kebede, in 2003, to represent the classically American beauty powerhouse; and Qin, from Henan, China, has signed a contract with Maybelline. In September, The New York Times proclaimed Asian designers “the future of fashion,” citing the rash of newly emerged talent: Alexander Wang, Phillip LimJason Wu,Derek Lam, Thakoon Panichgul, Richard Chai, and Prabal Gurung. Now these ascendant models of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean descent appear to be redrawing the front lines of beauty, too.

While I am unequivocally rooting for this moment in fashion, I can’t help thinking, They want us? How I wish I could have seen the Asian models of today staring back at me from magazine pages or television screens when I was a Korean-American teenager in the Midwest, wrestling with foundation shades of “bisque,” “honey,” and “sand” in my local Walgreens. (I walked around for some time with a mismatched face and neck.) They would have felt familiar, igniting a spark not necessarily of validation, but at least of recognition.

I was adopted in 1976 as a four-month-old by a Caucasian family in a suburb of Minneapolis, a town of Lutheran blondes with two-story houses and Scandinavian or German last names. My parents had my sister within two years, and we grew up wearing matching dresses in different colors (mine, usually red; hers, blue), our long hair curled and tied with ribbons. When I was in junior high school, my mother decided to take me to the counter at Dayton’s, where she bought her cosmetics, to get my color wheel done, not in any ceremonial mother-daughter bonding way but in a this-is-how-women-are-expected-to-look way. To my embarrassment, the consultant in her white lab coat seemed flummoxed that I didn’t have creased lids on which to apply “my colors”—seashell pink and dark plum that would “open up brown eyes”—though she did muddle through. By the merciful end, I looked like a Bratz doll gone awry with color-blocked clothes, a frizzy spiral perm, and frosty mauve lipstick.

Today’s Asian models are not, of course, entirely without precedents. Marie Helvin, born to an American GI father and a Japanese mother, palled around with Jerry Hall in the seventies, and Filipina Anna Bayle joined Yves Saint Laurent’s cabine around the same time. Of German and Japanese descent, Tina Chow was photographed by Cecil Beaton and Arthur Elgort and was a fixture of the New York art scene in the 1980s. In the nineties, the edgy Jenny Shimizu was known for her CK One ads (and her relationship with Angelina Jolie), and the exotic-alien Irina Pantaeva, with the high cheekbones of a Siberian warrior, was championed by Karl Lagerfeld. As striking as these women were, they were rare, extreme creatures, hothouse flowers in the landscape rather than examples of anyone we—or I in particular—knew firsthand.

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Cecil Beaton vs. Steven Meisel

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With no guidance or role models with whom to identify, I experimented on my own, with disastrous results. Mascara made my downward-curling, sparse lashes clump together, misapplied peach bronzer left me orange, and chunky highlights transformed me into a dead ringer for Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha. Despite all my efforts and the exorbitant sums I paid to achieve my own version of my mother’s, sister’s, and aunt’s ashen highlights, I was no Cindy Crawford; I was not even me. My parents, who used the term Oriental, and I rarely talked about my feelings as an outsider. Their responses were more consolation—“You’re different; don’t worry about it”—than a celebration of difference.

My sense of isolation changed after a college trip to Seoul, organized by the agency that handled my adoption, for adoptees to experience the culture lost to them. Everything I knew about beauty and myself had the opposite meaning in the city of my birth. At five foot six I was not as average as I felt back home, and I was not meant to have fried, brassy hair or a ruddy, blotchy complexion from excessive tanning. Going into a drugstore was a revelation: aisles of hair-dye boxes in shade after shade of dark brown and black. For the first time, I was surrounded by people who mostly looked like me. I say “mostly” because I saw endless variations of facial features and body type and bone structure and hairstyle, all within the Asian race. The experience was electrifying and led me eventually to change my last name to the one I was born with. Under reason for change on the paperwork I filled out in a government office downtown, I simply wrote “personal preference.” “Chang,” which I knew from the scant information in my adoption file, was the only tie I had to a culture, my culture. It was a way of connecting to my lineage and identity, a way to present myself to the world as who and what I was. The first time I made a restaurant reservation under my new name, hearing it aloud like a declaration, I felt neither liberation nor relief exactly, only that it made sense.

Looking for explanations for the current embrace of Asian models can be elusive—fashion people tend to defend their right to put whim and mood above any socially conscious prerogatives, and some describe the phenomenon as a nonevent. But starkly commercial factors are clearly playing a part.

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Photographed by Steven Meisel

Photographed by Steven Meisel

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“It’s mostly economics,” says makeup artist Dick Page, creative director of Shiseido. “Everybody in the fashion/beauty industry recognizes the importance of global markets, and currently, China, Taiwan, and South Korea are at the forefront. The upshot is that customers want to see some version of themselves represented.” Anita Bitton, director of casting at the Establishment, who has booked Wang’s shows and Gap campaigns, partly attributes Asian models’ visibility and rise to growing access as travel restrictions ease. “Some of these girls,” she says simply, “had trouble obtaining work visas.” 

For their part, fashion designers say race isn’t an issue when they hire models. Wang, who was born and raised in San Francisco to parents who emigrated from China, looks for “individuality, energy, and personality.” Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz professes not to see color, either. “I use blonde, brunette, redhead, black, and Asian models—I never do it to be politically correct. I try five to ten pieces on every person. As soon as the dress disappears and you see the woman, I know it’s the right one. There are beautiful girls everywhere. After I went to China, I brought over about fourteen girls to walk in my second collection.”

According to Kwok Chan, director of international scouting at Marilyn Agency (which represents Wen and South Korean model So Young Kang, who walked for Chanel this season), the public is exposed to images of every race online, and exposure creates acceptance. He sees this as a movement rather than a moment. “It’s been ingrained in us that beautiful is blonde and blue-eyed, but the world is getting smaller. Beautiful is beautiful; race is not a trend! I don’t see ethnic; I see body proportions. Does she have long legs? Does her face catch the light? Can you really tell where models are from, that just by looking at her, you would know that Caroline Trentini is Brazilian?” Perhaps not, but even if you didn’t know Juan was from Shanghai, you would know she was Asian. As you would Bonnie Chen and Lily Zhi, from China, and Hyoni Kang and Hyun Yi Lee, from South Korea. None here are from the United States. “The only way I can explain why there are no big Asian-American names is, Why are photo shoots done in some exotic locale and it looks like you’ve shot in someone’s backyard?” Chan says. “Fashion is fantasy; it’s about perception.”

Wen grew up in Yongzhou, in Hunan province, idolizing Audrey Hepburn. Besides having the distinction of being the first Asian face of Estée Lauder, she was the first to walk in a Victoria’s Secret show. “The challenge for me, and for Asian models in general, has been convincing editors, stylists, and photographers that we can have mass appeal,” she says. “But Asian, especially Chinese, models have become a stronger presence. Just a season or two ago, there weren’t many models for me to talk with backstage in my native Mandarin. Now I usually have no trouble finding someone at any show.”

The daughter of architects, Juan also thrills to the shift she’s a part of. “There still are brands or clients that would not consider using an Asian model, but things are changing dramatically and quickly. I am not so sure if being Asian was or is a hindrance. In fact, I think it is a plus.”

As these women challenge the notion of what beauty is here, they’re doing so at home, too. “Traditionally the Chinese favored a classic kind of beauty—big, round eyes, cute small mouth, a high nose, and very fair skin. The Chinese models who have made it internationally are not beauties in the traditional sense, so they are modernizing the concept of beauty in China,” says Angelica Cheung, editor in chief of Vogue China, which launched in 2005. “When I was growing up in the seventies, everyone wore a blue, gray, or green Mao suit—there was no chance for women to be glamorous or different. Now you see young Chinese trying to be radical by dyeing their hair blonde or blue, sporting tattoos. It is a combination of copying what they see is popular in the Western world and trying to stand out in a nation where almost all of the 1.3 billion population have straight black hair and brown eyes. I like to joke that in less than a decade, China has gone from Karl Marx to Karl Lagerfeld!”

The first time I saw a picture of Okamoto, I was inspired to cut my own hair into that statement, silken mushroom cap. She was my newly shorn Linda Evangelista, circa 1988. She gave me license to have fun with my appearance, instead of searching for an elusive ideal as I once did. “The hair was my idea. I tried to look like what I felt inside, to express myself,” she says. “I know it’s difficult to find your way, but you need to believe in yourself when you do.” That, to me now, is what beauty is.

Source: Vogue

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