Fashion Chinese Take-Out what is on the covers of Chinese fashion magazines?
Welcome to a new month and the new and hopefully improved ColorAndGrace.com! I’m always working hard to make my blog better. A big part of that is being more and more useful to you, my wonderful readers! After all, if it weren’t for you, I would just be talking to myself. And who needs even more people thinking you’re weird? 😉 Anyway, I’m going to try a Daily Special menu.
Monday will have fresh home grown “Fashion 101″ posts. This is where I share my unique expertise to pass along color and fashion wit and wisdom. Tuesday will feature “Fashion Chinese Take-Out“. Join me as I let you know what’s going on half way around the world. Most of your clothes come from there, how about your next look? Next is “Graded by Grace” on Wednesday. You’ll see how products I use did on their report card and also some shopping suggestions that will earn you extra credit! ”Throwback Thursday” will relive and re-laugh some of my adventures and travels. The workweek wraps up on Friday with “They Got It Right!” Here I’ll share a few photos of other bloggers who “got it” with the trend topic of the week! Then to jumpstart your weekend I highlight the week that was in “Fashion Gossip” on Saturday. Hey! What about Sunday you ask? Oh knock it off! The weather is getting better and I deserve at least one day off a week! I’m looking for your input, so don’t be shy!
First off, a big shout out to all of our south of the border friends on this Cinco de Mayo! I will be enjoying some Mexican food and beverages tonight! Many people don’t even know the significance of this day. It is NOT Mexican Independence Day but only celebrates a mostly insignificant victory in a battle against France! But like most Americans agree, it’s a great reason to party so count me in!
Now back to our Chinese Take-Out. My students often ask me, “is there any Burger King restaurant in China?” The answer is YES. But the taste is different. For instance you wouldn’t find a Whopper with cheese combo meal. There are many familiar restaurants in China but they’ve been adapted to the local tastes. This is just like all those “Chinese” restaurants that are in every town in America. 😉 I can tell you from experience that 95% of the food there would be unrecognizable to anyone from China. Actually I have never heard of General Tso! These restaurants adapted. They sell American food with a Chinese twist. Luckily for me we have several authentic Chinese restaurants near our home! Otherwise I would have to cook all the time!
China was closed off to the rest of the world and didn’t reopen up until the 1980s. Before that, there really wasn’t much fashion to talk about. Individuality in any form was frowned on so pretty much everybody wore the same clothes as in the picture below:
So you can imagine what most Chinese would think when you are talking about bringing back styles from the 70s! They certainly wouldn’t think this was a high point of fashion! It just goes to show that not everyone has the same point of view or reference. I’ve mentioned in some previous posts how my co-workers sometimes are so used to me that they forget where I grew up and came from. They may say something like “remember when we were little and we would do this or that?” And for me the answer is NO, I don’t have that memory at all! Times have certainly changed and I think for the better. The world has shrunk and our experiences are now much more similar. That gives us a bit more in common than we used to have. This shows up nowhere better than in current fashion trends. Don’t believe me?
Here are some current Chinese fashion magazine covers for the May edition. What do you think? They sure don’t look all that different to me!
By the way, did you notice the first cover is me? Lol! I was not on the cover of a Japanese fashion magazine. It is just an App called poster lab. 😉
Here is my new look for today. Enjoy!
What is today’s take-out tip? Well, when in doubt, wear black, white and red! 🙂
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