Category: chinese fashion

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fouryearsofshades:

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Hi! I was just wondering if you happened to kn…

Hi! I was just wondering if you happened to know who the model in this post is? post/174288065174/ I tried to find them myself but I can't read any Chinese ;~; Thank you!

Hi, thanks for the question!

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The model in the post goes by 尤小棋/You Xiao Qi online, and his Weibo blog is here. He’s a well-known cosplayer and model from Hangzhou. Here are some more of his photos:

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Palace Museum’s China-made Heritage Lipstick P…

Palace Museum’s China-made Heritage Lipstick Proves Hot Item | Jing Daily:

Priced at RMB 199 (about $29 per lipstick) the lipsticks, available
in six colors, received more than 1,000 orders in a single night.

Key
to the swift success, apparently, is the fact that they are made by a
local company, Beijing-based Bloomage Biotechnology Corp. Ltd., rather
than imported like most cosmetics in China. Further boosting the
national connection, the announcement noted that each of the six colors
is inspired by an object in the Palace Museum collection; for example,
the most popular lipstick, “Lang Yao Red” is inspired by an ancient
ceramic bottle and already has more than 600 orders…

“Today Chinese consumers seem to reward local brands for interpreting
its (national culture), in contrast to Western luxury brands’ attempts
to interpret that culture,” said Tanguy Chen Laurent, the U.S. managing
partner of Creative Capital.

Hi! I was wondering if you had any info on tra…

Hi! I was wondering if you had any info on traditional hairstyles? Like about what dynasty they're from or the social rank they belong to. Thank you!

Hi, thanks for the question! (Image Via)

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All of my content on traditional Chinese hairstyles can be found in my Hairstyles tag. For hairstyle tutorials in particular, I have a Hair Tutorial tag.

In addition, I have a “Hanfu Hair Accessories/Hairstyles” section on my replies Masterpost where you can find all my previous replies to hair accessories & hairstyles-related questions. Please check it out!

Hope this helps!

The Forbidden Palace launches their own makeu…


The Forbidden Palace launches their own makeup line 

After fans repeatedly asking for an original makeup line, The Forbidden
Palace Museum has finally delivered with two beautiful makeup sets and
two single items inspired by the Forbidden Palace itself and the
museum’s collections. Each piece costs between 66 – 160 RMB and can be
brought on their taobao store (which now takes foreign credit cards and ships abroad).

Traditional hanfu dress revival among China’s …

Traditional hanfu dress revival among China’s youngsters: undefined

Hi! Do you know if there's a particular n…

Hi! Do you know if there's a particular name for the looped hairstyles like these: i[.]pinimg[.]com/564x/44/57/36/445736c8e7a0ffd0399993a0bb6c84c0[.]jpg & i[.]pinimg[.]com/564x/6b/e3/41/6be341d1db1fdd490473697594ad782b[.]jpg (and were they actually from the Tang Dynasty like the source said?)

Hi, thanks for the question!

These two looped hairstyles, worn by Fan Bing Bing as Wu Zetian in the Chinese drama “The Empress of China”, are unique styles with individual names. The first style is called 双环望仙髻/Shuang Huan Wang Xian Ji (Double Hooped Immortal-Seeking Ji), and the second style is called 飞仙髻/Fei Xian Ji (Flying Immortal Ji). “Ji/髻” refers to any hairstyle involving pulling hair on top of the head. Let’s take a look at each one:

1. 双环望仙髻/Shuang Huan Wang Xian Ji (Double Hooped Immortal-Seeking Ji):

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For this hairstyle, the hair is split into two parts, and black yarn or ribbons are used to form hoops above the head. For the finishing touch, a small Buyao (hairpin with decorations that swing as you walk) is added to the front. The hairstyle originally developed from an earlier style called 双环髻/Shuang Huan Ji (Double Hooped Ji), which was popular among single women and court ladies during the Wei/Jin and Northern & Southern dynasties. The Double Hooped Immortal-Seeking Ji was fashionable during the Tang – Song dynasties:

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2. 飞仙髻/Fei Xian Ji (Flying Immortal Ji):

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This hairstyle, which consists of two tall twin loops on either side of the head, first appeared during the Han dynasty. Legend has it that during that time, the Heavenly Mother of the Jade Palace visited Emperor Wu Di. He was so astounded by the visit that he recorded the flying immortals’ hairstyle, and asked his court maidens to imitate it. The Flying Immortal Ji is thus commonly used in depictions of immortals. It was also worn by young girls, as well as being a popular hairstyle for traditional dances and performances:   

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To create the hairstyle, start with a high ponytail atop the head. Next, split the hair into two segments and form each into a loop, and then wrap the ends around the base of the ponytail. Use hairpins to keep the coils of hair in place, and reinforce with another hair tie as needed. Finally, decorate generously with hair accessories. Semiprecious stone pins, jade combs, and delicate ornaments of metal were popular choices of the past.

For a visual depiction of how the Flying Immortal Ji is created, there’s a helpful video tutorial here:

The back is just as beautiful as the front!

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Hope this helps!

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 45

Hi! Do you know if there's a particular n…

Hi! Do you know if there's a particular name for the looped hairstyles like these: i[.]pinimg[.]com/564x/44/57/36/445736c8e7a0ffd0399993a0bb6c84c0[.]jpg & i[.]pinimg[.]com/564x/6b/e3/41/6be341d1db1fdd490473697594ad782b[.]jpg (and were they actually from the Tang Dynasty like the source said?)

Hi, thanks for the question!

These two looped hairstyles, worn by Fan Bing Bing as Wu Zetian in the Chinese drama “The Empress of China”, are unique styles with individual names. The first style is called 双环望仙髻/Shuang Huan Wang Xian Ji (Double Hooped Immortal-Seeking Ji), and the second style is called 飞仙髻/Fei Xian Ji (Flying Immortal Ji). “Ji/髻” refers to any hairstyle involving pulling hair on top of the head. Let’s take a look at each one:

1. 双环望仙髻/Shuang Huan Wang Xian Ji (Double Hooped Immortal-Seeking Ji):

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For this hairstyle, the hair is split into two parts, and black yarn or ribbons are used to form hoops above the head. For the finishing touch, a small Buyao (hairpin with decorations that swing as you walk) is added to the front. The hairstyle originally developed from an earlier style called 双环髻/Shuang Huan Ji (Double Hooped Ji), which was popular among single women and court ladies during the Wei/Jin and Northern & Southern dynasties. The Double Hooped Immortal-Seeking Ji was fashionable during the Tang – Song dynasties:

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2. 飞仙髻/Fei Xian Ji (Flying Immortal Ji):

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This hairstyle, which consists of two tall twin loops on either side of the head, first appeared during the Han dynasty. Legend has it that during that time, the Heavenly Mother of the Jade Palace visited Emperor Wu Di. He was so astounded by the visit that he recorded the flying immortals’ hairstyle, and asked his court maidens to imitate it. The Flying Immortal Ji is thus commonly used in depictions of immortals. It was also worn by young girls, as well as being a popular hairstyle for traditional dances and performances:   

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To create the hairstyle, start with a high ponytail atop the head. Next, split the hair into two segments and form each into a loop, and then wrap the ends around the base of the ponytail. Use hairpins to keep the coils of hair in place, and reinforce with another hair tie as needed. Finally, decorate generously with hair accessories. Semiprecious stone pins, jade combs, and delicate ornaments of metal were popular choices of the past.

For a visual depiction of how the Flying Immortal Ji is created, there’s a helpful video tutorial here:

The back is just as beautiful as the front!

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Hope this helps!

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 45

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Hi! I love your blog especially because it is …

Hi! I love your blog especially because it is such a carefully made blog in English! (Accessible to the sadly illiterate me). I wanted you ask if you have a tag for myrhically themes photoshoots? I remember some with antlers and such. Thank you!!

Hi, I’m glad you love my blog!

All of my mythology-related content can be found in my Chinese Mythology tag ^^

(Image: Fu Zhu-themed hanfu photo via)