March 2020

I stumbled upon this incredible Instagram page a few years ago, which catalogues and celebrates the iconic looks of Hong Kong and Chinese stars from the vintage past. Completely enamoured by the page’s aesthetic, I spoke to the owner behind the page, Jade Farrar, where we discussed beauty ideals and standards in East Asia, the historic past of San Francisco’s show girls, and resurgences in sartorial trends. You can read all about our conversation here, for Bobblehaus.

Jadin Wong, image from La Petite Mélancolie