Summer in the City, China Style

September 3rd, 2013 by alison


Hot pants, summer in the city
Dressing so fine and looking so pretty
Cool cat, looking for a kitty
Gonna look in every corner of the city **



It was sweltering hot in China and we saw some great summer fashion.
Chinese women know how to wear their hot pants; they looked stylish and beautiful.
They were out on the streets, everywhere, enjoying summer.

This woman (above) is having her ears cleaned, a commonly used service, while her boyfriend takes her photo.

And they’ve got the attitude to carry off the clothes. I enjoyed photographing them as we walked the streets.

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Alison (on right) got caught wearing same dress as a local (on left) !

Summer fashions reminded me of the hit song “Summer in the City” 1966.
**(loosely based on the lyrics to “Summer in the City” by The Lovin Spoonful)

2 Responses to “Summer in the City, China Style”

  1. Doc B Says:

    Were you able to check out any of the Beijing indie music scene? From what I understand one exists, at least in Shanghai – I would guess Beijing too.

  2. alison Says:

    Yup, we saw signs of music hipsters. Neighborhood by our hutong hotel had lots of guitar & ukulele shops. Nighttime wandering revealed nightclub crooners, aspiring singer songwriters. We didn’t stay out late enough to interact with the real edge.
    An observation: very few tattooed people in China. In the western world, indie music overlaps with tattoo enthusiasts. Or it did in the old days, before everyone and their grandmother got tattooed.

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