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Vogue China: Different, But The Same

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Even though my winter vacation in Thailand and Hong Kong was my first time in Asia, I saw plenty of familiar sights. For instance: Naomi Campbell on the cover of Vogue China.

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Technically, she is part Chinese, didn't you know? To be honest, I thought Vogue China would have, you know, Asian women inside. But. Here's what the Beauty spread looked like:

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Following this image were three vivid spreads of this Caucasian woman wearing "interesting" makeup. This eyeshadow is basically a dare, right?



Sure, there were some photographs of Asian women, like this fashion spread starring Du Juan:

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I love when pictures show the hair and makeup team at work. It's a nice reminder: Each image is made possible by lots of unseen talents.

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Just a subtle little something to wear to Dim Sum.

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Holy crap she is gorgeous.


Anyway, despite my attempt to submerse myself in another culture and feel like I was far from home, the magazine also featured this spread:

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This is Visionaire editor Cecilia Dean, on the Brooklyn Bridge, which is less than 2 miles from my apartment.


A few other random images from the issue:

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What would Vogue be without an impractical item of clothing? These pants aren't made for walking.

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What would Vogue be without a shopping page? Eveyone needs another dark red lipstick!

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What would Vogue be without party pages? Rich people have more fun that you do. Never forget.

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Lastly, what would Vogue be without a "trend" involving spending lots of money to look poor? The prices of these D&G and Hermes scarves are not listed, but you can bet they're more than the average monthly income in Shanghai.

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That huge dress is fabulous. But she's in deep trouble if she goes out when it's windy.