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Date: Feb 8th 2014 3:34a.m.
Contributed by: cityweekend

Meet this week's Fashionista

Name: Chiara  

Occupation: Architect, designer and lifestyle blogger  

Nationality: Italian

 

Fashion Nightmare:  Accidentally wearing the same outfit as another woman.

Too Scared to Wear:  A Jane Corbett hat.

Fashion Love: Alexa Chung’s haute couture and fast-fashion items. 

 

Architect, Designer, Blogger, Fashionista ... Is there anything this issue’s trend-setter doesn’t do? Chiara sets the fashion bar high with her incredibly diverse lifestyle, juggling a wide range of responsibilities while catwalking around Beijing. Her strategy is easy: Accessorize!

Donning black pants and a leather jacket, Chiara livens up her positively spring-welcoming outfit with her trusty foulard and jewelry by Filipino designer Joyce Makitalo.Chiara’s favorite accessory hangouts in Beijing are Coterie in Nali Patio, her go-to shop for luxury eyewear, and Woo on Nanluoguxiang, which stocks amazing cashmere, silk scarves and shawls. Another frequent haunt of hers is Initial in Taikoo Li South.

In addition to supplying her with hard-to-find niche labels, the attached café is Chiara’s blogging home away from home. Said blog is a fantastic medley of all things arty in Beijing, especially fashion. In our lovely Fashionista’s own words: “As for Beijing, I find that walking around is like sitting in the first row at a fashion show! There is so much going on, and people are not afraid to dare.”

Chiara is a firm believer that being a Fashionista is not about labels or fancy dresses, it’s about being able to show who you are, what you like and what you believe in through the way you appear, dress, talk and walk. Read more about Chiara’s style philosophies in her passionate lifestyle blog, where she writes about food, books, design, beauty, travel and fashion in Beijing.  

 

Hair and Wardrobe Styling: Fausto Leoni

Text: Nina Griffee

Makeup ...


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