Christopher Bu Shop

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If you have ever coveted Fan Bingbing's fashion sense (hello, even Jezebel loves her), then brace yourself: Her longtime stylist Christopher Bu has just opened an eponymous shop in Ju'er Hutong, right off of Nanluogu Xiang.

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I paid a visit earlier this week, thanks to a tip from my friend Hannah Ren (who also happens to be an incredibly talented jewelry designer – check out her stuff here!). I was curious as to whether he was putting his styling skills to use and curating a high-end selection of brands, or simply promoting his own label(s). Turns out it's the latter scenario.

FYI, in case you're unfamiliar with his work, check out the couture gowns that Fan Bingbing wore to the last two Cannes' festivals (2011 and 2012) which earned her the moniker "Cannes 'It' Girl." He's not afraid of color or pattern, and he makes fashion seem fun and effortless instead of (as it's sometimes apt to get) pretentious and fussy. You can check out the latest collection of his ready-to-wear line Chris by Christopher Bu – all available at his new shop – on his Weibo. I'm actually interviewing him later today for another publication; I'll link to it on my blog once it's published.

25 Ju'er Hutong (off of Nanluogu Xiang Hutong)

 

UPDATE: 12:10pm on May 14, 2013

 

Christopher Bu just sent me more photos of his new shop and collection. Check 'em out.

And if you're not convinced, take a look at China's most famous fashion icon sporting his designs below.