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Carmen Chapell Elkin
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A fashion blogger based between UK, Spain and Shanghai
A fashion blogger based between UK, Spain and Shanghai

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Women of the World Festival: Chimamanda's talk
On the 11th of March Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie spoke at the Women of the World festival. I was lucky enough to get tickets to this event, and listened to her spout words of wisdom for 1h30 ( full post on my thoughts/ reflections on that in a later post). If...

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International Women's Day and New Beginnings
Image by Steph Angelis   I just got back home from my job as a marketing specialist at a digital media agency, a role carved just for me within the growing company. I then went straight to the gym because, you know, exercise is good.  I am now researching a...

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An Ode to China's Parks
Taken in Beijing's Ritan Park and Shanghai's People's Square Park Drop the word “China” and most people’s connotations back home will be something related to: larger-than-life factories, pollution, sprawling cities, sky scrapers and most likely roast duck p...

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Week in Pictures: Shanghai 2
The second instalment of Shanghai in Pictures! (Catch the first one here ). Most of these photos are taken from a weekend trip to a smaller city called Suzhou 苏州, in nearby Zhejiang province. Many Chinese cities have a 'historic old street' 老街, much like th...

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A Sunset in Tarifa
MANGO jumpsuit, ADIDAS slides It's been a while since I've updated with an outfit post; for some bizarre reason my male housemates in Shanghai are not too obliging with taking outfit photos, let alone the patience to make sure you get that angle (we've all ...

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Shanghai in Pictures
WELCOME to a new series on PBP, once a week I'll be uploading 'Shanghai in Pictures' - a less select variety of photos of day-to-day life in Shanghai. I'm here for six weeks - half way through - and on to Beijing for four weeks after that. Last week was spe...

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Travel: Shanghai in the Summer
Although I spent my third year out of university in Shanghai, I experienced only three seasons in that first visit: autumn, winter and spring. I had given the prospect of a summer in Shanghai limited thought, taking comfort in and relying on my experience o...

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Travel: Shanghai in the Summer
Although I spent my third year out of university in Shanghai, I experienced only three seasons in that first visit: autumn, winter and spring. I had given the prospect of a summer in Shanghai limited thought, taking comfort in and relying on my experience o...

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Waiting on Summer: Gingham Culottes
THRIFTED sunglasses, TOPSHOP crop top, ZARA culottes,  SWATCH watch, H&M necklace, SUPERGA sneaks I don't know if it's the Andalusian light or my squinty face which screams SUMMER louder in these photos, but my clothes are saying 'care free' as I hope to be...

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Raiding Mum's Closet: Mango Wrap Around Skirt
STRADIVARIUS tee, VINTAGE MANGO wrap skirt, TOPMAN sunglasses ,  SPANISH BOUTIQUE sneaks (similar), MANGO bag I wore this last week while in Spain on a short mini break (and posted it on Instagram), and really enjoyed it... A mixture of the subdued colours,...
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