&Follow SJoin OnSugar

Shanghai Style

February 08, 2015

A Modern Love Story, How I Met Xin Xin 现代的爱情故事,我和欣欣怎么认识的呢?

Ever wonder how the duo behind Creative Collective, your mini me, tweedle dee and tweedle dum met? 我们两个创始人怎么认识的?你好奇吗?

Kidding.. we're just business partners. But seriously, friendship is one of the most rewarding forms of love which can often be more long lasting than your lastest love affair.

对不起我还蛮三八的,我们只不过是合伙人。但是,言归正传,我觉得友情是最靠谱的,爱情则免不了分分合合。

Our aquaintance all began oddly enough at 1993's charity flea market on one fine, summer day in 2011. Having recently talked the owner of Dada, Michael, into letting me run their monthly event, the Night Market, I was out in the afternoon heat hunting for vendors.

我们认识的方式也够奇特。2011年夏天,我刚跟Dada酒吧的老板Michael谈好帮他们组织每月一次的夜市。不久之后,我去1933的跳蚤市场去寻找夜市摊主。

I noticed Xin Xin pretty much immediately there. She had a wonderfully warm smile and was a generally cute person, which she will kill me for saying, haha.

在人群中,我马上注意到了一个女生。她非常可爱(别杀了我^.^),笑的时候很温暖。她就是欣欣。

In those days she was one of the only vendors selling affordable and more importantly, wearable vintage. After buying an amazing bag from her, stingray! I asked her for her contact details with all the awkwardness of a 24 year old.

那时候卖复古东西的摊主不多,欣欣卖的衣服和包物美价廉、可穿性又强。从她那里买了一个珍珠鱼皮包(我是土豪)后,24岁的我很大(bu yao) 胆 (lian)地问她要了联系方式。

She only gave me her Weibo account. Uh-oh, at the time my Chinese was a lot worse, so I literally dreaded sending her a semi retarded message on the social media platform. Luckily we managed to communicate and pretty soon after she had become one of my favorite vendors. Now we're both pretty bilingual, thank god.

结果她伤害了我的骄傲(去看一 下三毛的撒哈拉的故事-太文艺了),仅仅给了一个微博号。 那个时候我的中文很差,想到要写中文就觉得自己很弱智、会很丢脸。还好我们沟通得不错,她经常来夜市摆摊。现在我们都能把对方的母语说得不错。

About a year later, in a Shanghai twist of too close for comfort coincidence, we ended up running into each other in the lane we both happened to be living in.

上海貌似那么大,但其实很小。过了一年,我竟然在小区的弄堂碰到了欣欣,原来我们住在同一个小区!

As neighbors we started to hang out more and became good friends. A few months later she launched her accessories brand RE and by spring 2013 we had agreed to open a studio and event space together. Since then we've been opened for nearly two years and have transitioned to a showroom. Go us...

我们从那以后常常一起出去玩,很快成了好友。过了几个月,她创建了自己的品牌RE。2013年春天,我们有了一起开工作室的想法。2014夏天,在工作室成立了一年以后,我们把工作室变成了showroom。

So if I haven't scared you away and you'd like to meet us scan our QR codes below or drop by our open house this Saturday from 1-6 pm. We're also running a Chinese and English language exchange from 3 pm. Ta!

如果我没有把你吓跑,请您扫一扫我们的二维码。我们这周六下午1-6点有open house。3点也有一个中英文语言交换活动。

108 Changshu Lu House 6 1 F near Changle Lu 常熟路108弄6号1楼靠近长乐路

欣欣

Sandy

January 27, 2015

A Taste For Adventure, this weekend from 1-6 pm @ Creative Collective

This weekend Creative Collective is holding a weekend affair, A Taste For Adventure.

In line with our mission to connect and promote the growth of Shanghai's independent, creative community our collaborative event will feature:

A photography exhibit and print sale for Dutch director and photographer, Marc Ressang.

Creative Collective co-founder, Xin Zhao's new collection launch for her own accessories brand, RE.

Elevated simplicity from womenswear brand, Tutto Clara.

Handmade, organically inspired jewelry from Elaia.

Chic yet playful dresses from independent designer label, Echo Cao.

Free drinks and food courtesy of The Eating Project.

It'll be test batch 2 &3 for them chocolate coconut balls.

A Taste For Adventure
Saturday January 31-Sunday February 1 (1-6 pm)
Lane 108 Changshu Lu House 6 1F near Changle Lu

奇遇的滋味
星期六1月31日到星期日2月1日
常熟路108弄6号1楼靠近长乐路

January 22, 2015

A Taste For Adventure: Marc Ressang

Dutch photographer and filmmaker Marc Ressang will be holding a weekend exhibit and print sale for his photographic work at Creative Collective on Saturday January 31st and Sunday February 1st from 1-6 pm.

荷兰制片人兼摄影师Marc Ressang下周末下午1点到6点(1月31日到2月1日)在Creative Collective举办摄影展,届时将会出售其摄影作品。

Self-taught in the medium, his work has been featured on National Geographic's global website and China's print edition, by Vice, Smartshanghai along with other independent publications.

Ressang自学摄影,其作品在<<国家地理>>国际网站,<<国家地理>>中文杂志,Vice, Smartshanghai等媒体发表过。

Originally begun as creative outlet during his undergraduate studies in international business, Ressang has now been working professionally in the field for over three years.
他在读国际贸易期间开始学习摄影,至今已经有三年多的专业摄影经验。

Prior to his upcoming art show we caught up with him about his work:
在此次艺术展开幕前我们采访了他:

What do you enjoy about shooting? What do you prefer to shoot?
您为什么喜欢摄影?您喜欢拍什么?

I enjoy travel photography the most. The most fulfilling feeling comes from being able to capture a moment from your own experience and being able to translate it into something visual for other people to see.

我最喜欢旅游摄影。抓住自己经历的某个瞬间并把它呈现给观众,这是摄影最大的成就感。

Do you have a favorite photo you have shot so far? Could you tell me a bit about where it was taken and what you find special about the image?
到目前为止,你最喜欢哪张照片?您可以跟我们分享一下你是在哪里拍的?这张照片有什么特别之处?

One of my favorite photos is this one [The Tibetan horse rider]. I took it last summer during a trip to Sichuan. I like the way how it captures the pride of the Tibetan people and their cultural heritage.

我最喜欢的照片之一是这张[西藏骑马者]。我去年夏天去四川的时候拍的。这张照片表达了藏族人对其文化的骄傲和传承。

What has been your most exciting moment so far in terms of either work or milestones?
至今为止您最大的成就是什么?

Getting my work published in National Geographic Traveller China was pretty great. Not the real deal (National Geographic International) but it's a start. Also doing my exhibition on Nightlife in Shanghai was a good way to end that chapter.

我的作品刊登在<<国家地理>>中文杂志上。虽然不是<<国家地理>>的国际版,但是是一个良好的开始。还有我上一次举办上海夜生活摄影展之后开始了人生的新篇章。

Where do you see your work going in the next few years? 您未来几年有何计划?

I'm doing more and more video projects and keeping still photography as a non-commercial creative outlet.
我将进行越来越多的短片制作,坚持将摄影作为我的非商业创作途径。

This event is part of Creative Collective's weekend affair:
A Taste For Adventure
Saturday January 31-Sunday February 1 (1-6 pm)
Lane 108 Changshu Lu House 6 1F near Changle Lu

奇遇的滋味
星期六1月31日到星期日2月1日
常熟路108弄6号1楼靠近长乐路

December 09, 2014

The Back Streets Of Shanghai Part 1

November 11, 2014

The REdesigns Showroom x Creative Collective Pop-up Shop Is Officially Open

It's been a pretty wild ride so far trying to build up a studio. It is great though that we are now moving forward from a shared open studio office space/ event venue into a fully fledged showroom for my business partner's own brand RE and a pop-up space for independent designers who are looking for temporary space. We've even enclosed our outside courtyard so now we've got a little art gallery, yeah! I'm really looking forward to how things will continue to develop in the next year. 
November 10, 2014

Bookbag Charity Book Fair Donation!


Sunday's collaborative event the Bookbag Charity Book Fair went pretty well! We raised 2,120 RMB to donate to Shanghai Young Bakers.

October 30, 2014

Hang Out November 12..


I love this poster that Xin Xin, our studio's Creative Director designed, so cute, so happy and fun!
October 29, 2014

China Fashion Week.. Work Tumblr Tumbles

Check out the post here

Check out the post here

October 27, 2014

Beijing In Portrait

October 27, 2014

Beijing In Landscape

Follow Me On..

Weibo

Tumblr

Instagram: sandychuchu13

About Me

Subscribe

bloglovin
Press Row theme designed by Chris Pearson