Week 'o China Starts *Now*
Monday, January 21, 2008
Howdy from Beijing! So far it has been a blur of dumplings and napping. I really thought I had this jet lag thing under control by now, but I've been incredibly wiped out since arriving and most productive between the hours of 3am and noon. Which is great for morning meetings; not so much for a full day's work. We hope to have the situation resolved shortly. There are so many cool things going on right outside that we definitely do not want to miss!
As a nod to our travel destination this week, we're going to be a little heavy on the Chinese inspiration, starting with the new Pirelli Calendar, via the fab Priya. Shot by Patrick Demarchelier in Shanghai, I particularly love the hazy, saturated colors and the deep textures to many of the shots. (Some of the styling – particularly that whole "chopsticks and flowers in hair" thing that tends to typify "Asian shoots" feels a bit… overdone, but it's still lovely to look at nonetheless. I mean, if you're going to go ahead and stick some flowers in your hair, at least they're a breathtaking spray of orchids. No?)
OK. Off to succumb to a sleeping pill and get a good night's rest. I've got places to go!