The title of a recently released Yahoo! article is “China’s first lady SPARKS FRENZY over LOCAL label” (Web-site/URL: http://news.yahoo.com/chinas-first-lady-sparks-frenzy-over-local-label-122415613.html).
“New Chinese First Lady Peng Liyuan’s choice of attire has SPARKED A FLURRY OF EXCITEMENT over an independent homegrown label, an unusual phenomenon in a country where political figures are more frumpy (unattractive) than fashionable and wives usually SHY AWAY from the spotlight“, but are DEMANDING BEHIND THE SCENES? Demanding of course is a fundamental characteristic of “Difficult People” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
According to Hong Huang, “publisher of the fashion magazine iLook and one of the most popular micro-bloggers in China”, “First ladies are AMBASSADORS of THE CULTURE and the design and of the SOFT (?) power of a country“. Peng is merely a HOUSEWIFE who sings and is HARD BEHIND THE SCENES. “I’m glad that she chose to wear Chinese and take up that role of spokesperson for Chinese design here (in China)”. Hong is only “one of the most popular micro-bloggers in China” because he SUPPORTS the Communist Chinese government.
Finally, according to Zhang Yu, editor of CHINA‘s Vogue magazine, “It’s the FIRST time that China’s first lady appears like a MODERN woman. I think she dressed VERY WELL (?), with TASTE and CONFIDENCE (?)” Again, of course, this is open to INTERPRETATIONS (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).Also Peng is a “MODERN women?” “Modern women” They have CAUSES that they fight for/are PASSIONATE about..We can say this about KATE MIDDLETON as well/too because we’ve heard NOTHING EXCEPT her desire to GET PREGNANT for almost 2 years now, 20 months to be exact
OK, so western FASHION TRENDS are catching on with Chinese politicians and their wives. We’re waiting for the day that Western FREEDOMS catch on in China too/as well. Unfortunately, that still seems to be a LONG way off.