Exploring Beijing

When Dragon Tian from Longteng Models in Beijing extended the kind invitation to attend his wedding to Chinese fashion star Danni Li, we expected an exciting event. We got much more than that, as from the moment we landed Mr Tian orchestrated a full on spectacle complete with an 8 hr wedding extravaganza featuring every major Chinese fashion force including Vogue China’s editor-in-chief Angelica Cheung (our table mate at the wedding dinner). Add to that a live Chinese opera performance, awe inspiring trips to The Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China as well as a survey of modern Beijing’s architectural landmarks such as the CCTV building and Bird Nest stadium, and the extensive art district’s modern art galleries and what you have was a high velocity tour through one of the the world’s most exciting cities. It is clear that Beijing is ready to stake its place on the fashion map.

Designer Ye Mingzi, Danni Li, Tian and Vogue China’s Angelica Cheung

The newlyweds in wedding day bliss

The wedding was a major production

A very fashion forward guest at Tian and Dani’s wedding

A chinese opera singer performing at the wedding

The wedding lasted well into the night

Tengteng, a very promising new face at Longteng models Beijing

The Tian anmen gates leading to the Forbidden City

The art district has a lot of graffiti and street art, as well as modern art and traditional art galleries

The iconic CC-TV building by Rem Koolhaas redefines the entire downtown Beijing skyline

  1. Wow! Danni is married!? wow!
    and this feature’s a bit like a travel guide haha

  2. That liberty sculpture is amazing, and sort of speaks to all of the red going around this season. China red, our new dear leaders in luxury, to be taken very seriously. Kill for a trip like this.

    Congrats to the newlyweds