杭州, 我成長的城市之一。許久未見的美景, 還是如此迷人。這裡的人們還是如此悠閒恬淡。多出了好多以這城市美名與慵懶衍生出來的文藝小店。隨處可見的茶館, 讓咖啡無所適從。隨處可見的綠化, 讓城市與生活相互融合。喝茶吟詩是好幾世紀來最適合這城市的行為。逃離像上海這樣龐大的水泥叢林, 來到杭州體驗生活感受生活, 高鐵一小時的距離一點都不長, 反而很值得。
<< Desiderata, 生命所渴求 >> 這首由美國詩人Max Ehrmann寫下的詩, 最適合在這樣的氛圍中反覆吟唱, 反覆咀嚼, 找出人生的初衷。
Hangzhou, one of the city that I grown up with. The thrill view I haven’t seen for months is still stunning. People who lives here are relaxed and calmed. There are lots of new concept stores that was inspired by the poetic city. Tea rooms are everywhere, coffee are not as fancy as it should be here. Love the trees are also everywhere in the city, no wonder its one of the most suitable city for living in China. Tea and Poem are best mates in Hangzhou since centuries ago. Running away from the concrete jungle city of Shanghai, within an hour ride to Hangzhou with high speed rail, it’s definitely worth the time of the day.
<< Desiderata >> by Max Ehrmann seems like the perfect poem for the time, for better mind, better soul and your original goal of life.
Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Strive to be happy.
再過兩天就是大暑了! 好想要來個清涼海灘度假呀!! 但準備要開始一番作為的我, 今年夏日只能犧牲一下, 看圖舒緩夏日煩悶情緒!
We are just entering the hottest day of the summer, temperature record keeps breaking every day. All I truly need is a VOCATION, better near the beach. But I have to sacrifice it this year (tears), since I am about to DO SOMETHING BIG this Autumn. I am super duper looking forward to it! So now, those images would do just fine to cool me down.
西瓜/ 冰茶/ 雞尾酒/ 海灘/ 露背洋裝/ 大遮陽帽/ 髮帶。我的2014夏日關鍵字。你的呢？
watermelon/ ice tea/ cocktail/ beach/ backless dress/ hat/ hair band. Those are my summer essentials, how about you?
HAPPY SUMMER MY DEAR READERS.
images via Com’on Eileen’s pinterest.
一直下閃電雷雨的上海, 週末好多活動都不想去, 但看到朋友舉辦的簡報課程, 二話不說就報名參加了。之前有參加過大班老師的keynote簡報製作課程, 很喜歡他的教學方式。生動/活潑/專業。這次參加的是幾位好朋友在台灣創立的：想飛 WHYCHATCHAT的簡報製作課程。林大班老師之前都一直在學學文創做講師, 還有擔任蘋果教學培訓師。在派來上海工作後也一直有很多演講經歷, 專業度和熱忱都滿分。這次的場地DEMO CAFE也是我在上海一直很推薦的咖啡廳之一, 整棟老房子改建的多功能咖啡廳, 本來就會在三樓有很多好玩的活動。平時來二樓喝咖啡聊是非或是在一樓大桌子下開會聚餐也特別有情調。現在大班老師要回台灣了, 但還是會有機會回來上海演講～有興趣的朋友可以關注想飛的微博噢！
Shanghai has being storming and pouring for weeks now, makes me wanna stay home. But when my dear friend told me about this Presentation Preparation Talk, I said YES right away. Mr. Ben is the host, I have been to several of his talk already, love the way he does the presentation: interactive/ enjoyable/ professional. The one I went this time was organized by a Taiwanese Organization called WHYCHATCHAT. The place that taken place was DEMO CAFE, one of my favorite cafe in Shanghai. This cafe is in an old lovely building, from ground floor to roof top, each floor has its special function. You can have a meeting or friends/family reunion at the ground floor with the big table. Then you also can have a quite time of your own on the 2nd floor. 3rd floor is for events, they hold quite a lot interesting events. That afternoon with Mr. Ben was fulfilled and full of fun. If you are ever interesting in upgrading your skills in talking and presentation making, fellow WHYCHATCHAT’s Weibo, they have both event hold in Taiwan and China, stay tuned!
上海的市集真的很密集, 也五花八門的弄了好多主題。這次介紹的是上週末在1933老場房的久久動物園復古集市。（1933老場房是電影小時代的場景之一, 很眼熟吧。是以前的屠宰場改造的, 所以沒有活動的時候去是有一點點毛毛的, 但舊建築本身還是很酷）去的前一晚還大熬夜到早上看足球, 下午還是很有活力的跟girls說好, 穿上自己的動物裝扮來市集玩耍（我順便來工作一下～啊哈！有熱血少女的感覺～只是臉還是很浮腫呀！）那天我為了襯托可愛動物們, 做了一天的背景叢林。這場市集感覺比較“闔家歡樂”, 因為有好多很潮的爸爸媽媽帶著自家的“動物小寶貝”, 超級可愛！在上海的市集裡, 商品的重複性蠻高的, 所以如果讓我看到有特色有設計感的賣家我就會很興奮地想（談）認（生）識（意）。球球就是我這樣認識的, 她的品牌“綉球手作”把繡花跟銀飾結合, 用中國風的元素做出有個性復古又好搭配的飾品, 完全是我的菜!! 馬上就跟朋友交關, 一人各入手了一個戒指。大小適中的款式, 讓我那天叢林風又加了一點復古小細節。1933老場房的一樓好適合街拍, 水泥背景的建築, 讓我跟girls拍照拍得不亦樂乎, 還被街拍網站P1.com一個個抓去真的街拍, 也算是那天的小小驚喜（偷笑）
The market fair in Shanghai is going insane, so many of them during the weekend, and is getting more FUN with different themes. Last weekend was The Vintage Zoo Fair in 1933 (this place was a slaughterhouse loooong time ago, I know its a bit creepy, but the building is so cool in person! ) I was stayed all night for watching football, after a small nap in the morning, me and the girls still make it to this fun. We had a deal to dress up with animals elements, and I choose to be the jungle so I could be the lovely greeny background~As for the fair, it was more like a FAMILY FUN, cos there were kids running around and dressing like cute adorable animals with hip dad and mom. If you are a frequent fair shopper like me in shanghai, you can tell the things they sell in those market are usually repeated. So for me, if I see something new and interesting, I will def have a chi-chat with the owner (and maybe pull some business haha) That’s how I know Qiu Qiu, the owner of a lovely embroidery accessory brand: Hydrangea Handmade. It has the Chinese elements, a kick of character and a bit of rusty feel. Immediately me and my friend bought two rings for both of us, and it was such a lovely vintage detail that goes well with my jungle outfit. I have to say, 1933 is brilliant for steetsnap, with the concrete background which makes everything so vivid. While I was happily taking photos with the girls, someone from P1.com, the streetsnap site, asked for every one’s photo. What a lovely surprise for such a HYPER day!!
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有一陣子看了好多有關於“整理”的書, 想要把自己的“空間”整理乾淨有序, 讓自己的心也可以隨之自在舒服。但看書歸看書, 執行則又是另一回事。尤其對有些“食之無味棄之可惜”的東西或是“有情緒”的物件感到不知所措或無奈煩惱。收到最後才發現真正要整理的其實是自己的心呀! 環境的整理跟電腦手機文件的整理又不太一樣, 太多重要的文件導致“備份”這件事情變得十分重要。而備份對於健忘/懶惰的人（—>我）來說也是一個壓力。再說, 這些需要備份的包袱如果沒有定期處理, 就會越來越重的一直跟著你。而這些不必要的物件或檔案的累積, 常常會多到讓人喘不過氣, 顯得“活在當下”這件事情難度越來越高。
There were times when I was really into “organizing” book, so I would make my outside (spaces) clean and tidy so I could feel free and comfortable inside. But making reading into action is another thing, especially when you face to face to those emotion attached items e.g. gifts/ photos/ souvenirs, make the whole thing lot more difficult. At the end you will realized that the thing needed to be clean, is your HEART. Same to the documents and Photos that are saved in your devises. Those are needed to be back up are giving people like me who is a bit lazy and forgettable lot of pressure. More back up you do, more “Life heavy packages” will be fellowing you. The whole thing is making “Live Now” theory even more difficult.
為什麼我現在會這麼多感觸是因為前天發生了一大。悲。劇。在不正當使用手機的情況下, 存在裡面的5000多張這半年來回憶的照片在一秒後全。沒。了。當時的情緒只能用無奈與失落還有震驚與氣憤來形容我這個不備份的壞習慣。但同時也讓我深深領悟到“活在當下”這句話真正的用意。不見的這些照片之所以對我來說如此珍貴是因為那些回憶, 還有當下的情緒與感覺。所以其實我想留住的正是這些“心的記憶”。在習慣了相片庫歸零的手機裡, 我意外的感到一絲舒坦。就像松浦彌太郎在<放下包袱的輕生活練習>一書中提到的一樣：
當我了解『只要在心中擁有就夠了』, 我的佔有慾就不再強烈。丟棄不必要的情緒與欲望, 留下真正需要的寶物, 才能換得輕盈又飽滿的人生。
Why I am being so sentimental is because I just recently lost all my 5000 photos in my iPhone. For a blogger like me, its like kill-me kinda of serious to lost them. I was so angry and disappoint to myself that I didn’t back them up. But after the emotions gone, I finally realized the saying in a book:
When I realized that “Only embrace them in your heart is enough”, my desire of possession will be weak. Throw away unnecessary emotions and desires, keep what’s mostly needed treasures, then you can earn the life that’s lighter and fulfilled!
帶著歸零的心態, 無憂無慮的像照片裡的我一樣, 上街自在走跳, 展開全新的『輕鬆』人生吧!
Com’on, let’s bring the Back-to-Zero heart with you, go on the street dancing with me and say HELLO to the new delighted life thats ahead of you!!
如果你有我的facebook, instagram, wechat, 不難看出上週整週都是關於這些美麗的白襯衫。Yilei Wu, 1/2 Eternity的設計師, 把這衣櫥裡的經典單品精神：幹練/性感/優雅/知性 拿出來用舒適棉布加上荷葉及打褶重新演繹, 讓每個款式都有不同的個性。專注于一件單品上的設計卻涵蓋了女性的各種氣質, 讓每個人都能找到自己獨特的白襯衫。週日的活動是在上海弄堂裡的studio 9舉辦的, 一樓牆面上全是女孩們穿著白襯衫的拍立得, 像是個小型攝影展。 到了三樓後, 滿滿的白襯衫把整個空間裝扮得好夢幻。在迫不及待要試穿的人群裡, 我選了一件荷葉邊滿滿的Roberta （Yilei 都會幫每個款式命名, 就像人一樣有獨特個性的特點）, 雖然拿著不像是我的風格（yes…大U領）但卻想看看自己能不能駕馭夢幻小性感風。結果, 出乎意料的超。級。好。看。妹妹Trsta穿上的Ella雖然簡單, 但完全可以襯托出妹妹的氣質。一件經典的衣服最大的魔力, 應該就是要簡單大方但讓穿者自信自在。1/2 Eternity真的就有這樣的魔力。
If you have fellowed my Facebook/Instagram/ Wechat, you can see last week is all about beautiful white shirts. Yilei Wu, the designer of 1/2 Eternity, adding the classic wardrobe item’s spirits: Smart/ Sexy/ Elegant/ Delicate into every white shirts with different personality by using comfortable cotton and beautiful raffle and pleats. Focusing on one item but infusing different woman’s characters into it, in order to make sure every woman can find their own white shirt that could presenting her unique identity. The event that was hold on Sunday, in a lovely lane house, Studio 9. First floor were filled with pretty girls dressing white shirts in Polaroid, just like a small photography exhibition. On the third floor the whole space was filled with those lovely white shirts, very romantic in deed! In the crowd of girls who want to try on those beauties, I pull out this one called Roberta (Yilei named all the design by girls name, to add more personality to them) its not like my usual style, its sexy (with big U neckline) and romantic, but when I put it on, it was PERFECT! like it’s belong to my wardrobe. The one my sister Trista tried on was Ella, was very cute and fit her character perfectly. I must say, a classic item has its magic that can bring you confident and comfort at the same time. 1/2 Eternity is definitely has this special magic.
(The last images with big white bear was in Yilei’s Big White House Studio, working in there must be so cozy and full of happiness! )
早在去年就透過同事和上季上海服裝周知道了Celia B這個品牌, 第一次看到這些設計師本人還有作品的反應是：好多花色好多針織放在身上, 這個設計師真是瘋狂的很快樂呀！上週參加了她在靜安別墅裡的工作室舉辦的夏日派對上, 一踏門口就像走進了一個繽紛樂園。Celia Bernardo, 這個品牌的設計師來自西班牙, 一看就是好玩熱情又快樂的人, 有著強大的內心才能在上海做獨立設計師, 還透過她的設計把歡樂帶給女孩兒們。Celia B的品牌特色就是由誇張印花/ 繽紛顏色還有不同質地的材料：拼布/針織/鉤針…等結合而成。這些材料與靈感都是經由長時間的旅行累積出來的文化衝擊設計。再加上摩登現代的版型, 讓Celia B不僅可以單獨穿得很有個性很有視覺衝擊, 也可以很意外地跟妳衣櫥裡簡單的單品搭出你自己的味道。是的, 我一開始也不相信所有人都可以駕馭這些獨一無二的設計, 但看看門口那個氣質出眾的女孩穿著幾乎大家都有的條紋上衣搭配Celia B的印花＋螢光透明邊的裙子=好歡樂的一套夏日逛街購物派對裝扮。我後來也看中了一條牛仔拼接印度手工繡花可愛小洋裝, 緊張試穿後, 馬上愛上她。舒適的剪裁好合身！穿上身後感覺自己樂觀開朗童趣的一面在鏡子裡對自己微笑耶。（這句寫完後感覺有點驚悚哈, 但你們知道我的意思的!)
I’ve known the brand Celia B from my colleagues, who used to work with her and also the show Celia B had for last Shanghai Fashion Week. My first impression was: Woo, this designer knows how to put all these colors and textures all together! She must be a HAPPY person. Last week when I finally met her in person in her lovely showroom for summer gathering event in Jinan Villa, the answer was everywhere. Celia Bernardo, the designer of Celia B is from Spain and definitely a happy cheerful person who create this colorful wonderland to bring joy to people through her smile, her work and the cultural experience around the world. A signature look of Celia B combines Color, Graphic and Texture. Patchwork (those amazing fabric that came from India/Mexico/Turkey…all over the world), knit, crochet are essential and with the twist of modern silhouette, it WOOOs me how it can be such a unique style but also fits in every girl’s wardrobe. For example, the girl at the front door wearing simple strip top with Celia’s graphic+plastic full skirt, looks so chic and summery comfy. As for me, I did’t really see myself in those fancy prints and colors (you guys know, I have more down-to-earth kinda style), until I found this denim mix with stunning embroidery front panel (from India, she told me herself) and super cute silhouette, I immediately want to try it on. When I did, I think its my perfect Celia B piece that revealed the fun/cheerful character of me.
在上海ALTER STYLE XINTIANDI還有網上ZOOQ.COM/ ELLESHOP.CN 都找的到屬於你的Celia B呦～
在倫敦生活過的人都知道vintage古著的深層意義, 這些舊東西不只是一時興起的潮流, 快時尚的短暫記憶, 而是好多時光與回憶在歷史記憶裡一層一層堆疊上的新故事, 且多半是美好的。歐洲精彩的時裝歷史, 在各處的市集都可以看到其縮影分部在小店或小販中。回到上海後我也曾試著找回在倫敦那股vintage熱忱, 但在這追求新趨勢新品牌新繁榮的快速發展大城市裡, vintage不再隨處可見, 像是美好回憶般要努力回想才能在巷弄間（或指尖中的淘寶裡）才能再次相會。好再上海現在有一群熱衷市集的人們, 把這些美好聚集在一起。
If you ever lived in London (or Europe) you must understand the real meaning of Vintage. Its not a fashion trend, it’s clothes’ history and lots lots of beautiful memories that piles up and become a “new past” for the owner. It’s definitely a live text book of fashion history that appears in the flea market and little boutique all over Europe. I used to crave for my Vintage experience once I was back here, but the speed of new brand, new designers, new everything is all over the city, that makes people have no time to slow down and appreciate the “Old Fabulous Time/Good” However, thanks to the market in the lane and finger magic on Taobao, the sparkle finally came.
上次參加奐鏡central studio的嬉遊春日發現了一家跟我在倫敦Brick Lane逛到的vintage氛圍好像的小店, Select 18。和店家細聊下發現女主人Alex果然來自英國, 而店主則是來自香港的Tom。在香港已經有一家店的Tom (之前有被英國著名博主sussie bubble報導過呦）在較于飽和的香港市場後, 決心和Alex來上海開分店。這家在上海的店位於陝西南路的小弄堂內, 相較于熱鬧的大街上, 弄堂內帶花園小店更有英式小屋的懷舊風味。
Select 18, a lovely vintage boutique I found during a market fair, Spring Fling, in Central Studio. The shop is so British like, makes me feels like I was back in Brick Lane, and not out of my guessing, the owner’s partner, Alex, is from England. Tom, the owner is from Hong Kong, who has the original Select 18 there and decided to open other one in Shanghai. (It has been post on style bubble. super cool ) The shop is in a lovely lane, has a cute front garden, which makes this lane house more like an English Cottage.
店內的陳列完美的結合了上海弄堂與英式復古, 混合出了獨特的“老舊”時尚。上海復古表配上Alex自己設計的“新古著”牌子 alexandra&martina, 沒有年齡限制的vintage風, 從市集裡攤位前滿滿的人潮就能看其吸引力。
The display in the shop is a perfect combination between Shanghai Lane and English Retro, makes its own “Lantro”. (Love the world I just create haha). The whole board of old vintage watches, and the renewed vintage style dresses that is designed by Alex (the brand is called alexandra&martina ), broke the boundary of the age. Make the style classic and playful too. You can feel the attraction by the popularity in the market fair, it was a popular stand for sure.
（小店後面就是alex的設計角落, 美麗又愜意的工作室真的好讓人羨慕呀。Cute little studio at the back of the shop for Alex, so pretty and cozy. ）
在市集上買下的vintage, 是媽媽的新歡, 一直重複跟我學著vin-ta-ge發音的媽媽本來不喜歡穿“舊”衣服的, 現在也被vintage的魅力感染上了。那個午後, 是這輩子最快樂的時光之一, 也是我跟媽媽的母女vintage美好初體驗!
Mom’s very first market experience with me, and immediately she was in love with the charm of the vintage, she is no longer dislike the old-smelly-clothes she used to call, while is learning hard of pronouncing vin-ta-ge. That magical afternoon is definitely one of the most beautiful quality time I have ever spent with mom, ever.
| Select 18 |
上海市陝西南路39弄96號/ No. 96, Lane 39, ShanXi South Rd, Shanghai
香港店：中環蘇豪區必列者士18號地下1樓/ Shop A, G/F, Grandview Garden, 18 Bridges Street, Central, Hong Kong.
這週末如果你在上海, 也可以到DAFF春/夏2014＠WEST BOUND, 上海龍騰大道2350號, 參加一年一度的時尚音樂市集。當然也能在這裡找到Select 18, and 我 ：）
Leather Jacket : Uniqlo | Denim Shirt: UNIQLO X INES DE LA FRESSANGE | Silk Scarf: UNIQLO X INES DE LA FRESSANGE | Printed Tote Bag : KATE SPADE | Red Heels : Shiatzy Chen | Sunglasses : LONDON VINTAGE |
忽涼忽熱的上海立夏, 穿梭在街道間的最好方式就是騎單車。微風/速度/穿梭在擁擠車流中, 是忙碌中舒壓的一大享受。在上海的單車界, 來自台灣的捷安特還有上海老牌子永久, 都在跟英國復古單車取經。皮製手把配上藤籃, 墨綠色加上白色的搭配, 我的捷安特就是我春夏的心頭好。第一個禮拜挑戰在上海街頭穿梭的我, 處處小心, 除了車子還要小心突然冒出來的行人/電瓶車/自行車。一直按鈴好像都沒反應, 因為馬路上喇叭聲/鈴聲從來沒停過, 所以已經成了背景音而不是警告音。入境隨俗的我只好也開始開喊：當心！讓讓讓讓讓。喊完自己還大笑, 因為這“融入街頭”的感覺真是奇妙。
Early summer in shanghai, between hot sunny days and breezy days, the best way to travel is by BICYCLE. Wind/ speed/ no traffic, make the experience very soothing after/during the busy day. Giant from Taiwan and Forever from Shanghai are getting their hands on retro style. Leather handle/ weaving basket+ white and green retro combination=my lovely Giant is the new lover for the breezy summer. My first week on bike was pretty nervous, cos I need to watch out the pop put moto/bike/people that come from nowhere. I tried ring the bell on my bike, but it doesn’t help at all, cos car horns and bells are like background sound to the shanghai street. So I end up yelling: WATCH OUT WATCH OUT MAKE A WAY. I laugh out loud right after my first yelling and then get addicted of doing it. Blend my yelling into the street background soundtrack is Great Fun.
安靜成穩奢華的大理石, 自從上個秋冬開始就漸漸從秀場走進人們的生活靈感中。從常見的家居裝飾已經衍生到了服飾與配件裝飾上。令我愛不釋手的還是mac外殼還有大理石印花襯衫。冷靜的猶如冰山美人般, 頓時氣質出眾了起來。簡單的黑白灰, 不規則的線條, 除了乾淨簡單還多了一份靜逸。灰階色調一直這這兩季的重點, 不像灰色地帶那樣令人緊覺的意味, 比較像是情緒上的逃脫。穿上灰色系可以感受到柔軟安靜, 像是回到了一個人的天地一樣, 自在獨立。大理石紋路, 更添加了潑墨山水的意境。
Marble’s luxurious and calmness has a certain reputation in home decoration. Since last year it appeared on the catwalk, it start to influence into every detail that relate to fashion. My favorite from above would be the mac case and the shirt. Black and white, irregular lines, so simple and calm. Grey tone is one of the key colour for last past few seasons, it not like a serious suit’s hue, its more like an escape from all the compelecated emotions. It can be so cozy and quite, like you are on a comfy coach, all by your self, alone but fulfilled. The marble print is just adding more splash-ink scenery kind of zen into it.
Orange Bomber Jacket : Uniqlo | Black Lace Irregular Dress: IZZUE COLLECTION (Similar here) | Letter E Necklace: TOPSHOP | Silver Stone Ring: H&M | White Lace Edge Socks: TOPSHOP | Mint Shoulder Bag : KATE SPADE | Trainer : NEW BALANCE | Sunglasses : LONDON VINTAGE |