Even though horses carry myriad symbolic meanings and aesthetic appeals throughout the evolution of Chinese history, I am trying to bring out the universal appeal of its rich connotations, which transcends narrow cultural confines.
New York (PRWEB) January 20, 2014
CHINA HAPPENINGS™ is pleased to announce that its founder Chiu-Ti Jansen appears in online antiques and collectibles platform 1STDIBS’ “Saturday Shopping with CHIU-TI JANSEN” feature (http://www.1stdibs.com/saturday_shopping.php?DQID=302), which goes live on January 18, 2014 (http://www.1stdibs.com). With a theme around “Celebrating the Year of the Horse in Style,” Chiu-Ti’s pick of more than 70 items from the offerings from 1STDIBS’ consortium of more than 1,500 antique dealers marks the first time that 1STDIBS presents the Chinese New Year as a stylistic inspiration.
“Saturday Shopping” is 1stdibs’ weekly feature showcasing a taste-maker’s exclusive selection of objects from 1STDIBS’ offerings. Previous highlights included Ralph Rucci (fashion designer), Zac Posen (fashion designer), Lauren Santo Domingo (contributing editor at Vogue; co-founder of Moda Operandi), Ann Getty (interior designer) and Amy Fine Collins (special correspondent of Vanity Fair).
Chiu-Ti Jansen, founder of the CHINA HAPPENINGS™ brand, comments: “Equestrian style is associated with majesty and elegance in both Chinese and Western cultures. Even though horses carry myriad symbolic meanings and aesthetic appeals throughout the evolution of Chinese history, I am trying to bring out the universal appeal of its rich connotations, which transcends narrow cultural confines.” Ms. Jansen’s curatorial effort for 1stdibs covers fine art, home décor, fashion, jewelry and other collectibles, many of which would constitute thoughtful gift ideas.
Ms. Jansen continues: “Whether or not you like to ride a horse, the equestrian style is classy, timeless, and elegant. Fashion has a long tradition of looking to the glamor of horse-riding: Ralph Lauren’s Polo, Hermès’ saddles and riders’ gears, and Gucci’s horse bit collections are the first to come to my mind. In the recent years, DIOR, Michael Kors, Chloé, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Givenchy were among the many brands that have reinterpreted the majestic features of equestrian lives.“
Founded in 2001 by Michael Bruno, 1stdibs has become the treasure hunt paradise for the discerning connoisseurs around the world. The online platform brings together more than 1,500 of the prestigious international dealers of antiques, vintage furniture and design, fine art, estate jewelry, vintage couture and fine homes.
CHINA HAPPENINGS™ is a multimedia platform founded by Chiu-Ti Jansen that focuses on the lifestyle and cultural industries in contemporary China. Ms. Jansen is a TV presenter, a lifestyle magazine publisher and a writer based in New York City with a pulse on China. She hosts TV and video presentations on fashion and style for Phoenix TV, Phoenix Fashion and SINA Fashion, and writes a blog titled CHINESE ELEMENTS for international auction house Sotheby’s (http://www.sothebys.com/en/news-video/blogs/all-blogs/chinese-elements.html) and a fashion and style column titled NEW YORK IN STYLE for the Financial Times’ Chinese edition (http://www.ftchinese.com/column/007000053). Prior to founding CHINA HAPPENINGS, Ms. Jansen was a New York-based corporate partner of an international law firm. A native speaker and write of Mandarin Chinese, Ms. Jansen holds advanced degrees from Yale University and Columbia Law School and serves on the Contemporary Art Advisory Committee of China Institute in America and the Board of the Couture Council of Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). SINOVISION’s “W.E. Talk” recently featured Ms. Jansen in a full-length, dedicated interview that is currently in its multiple reruns. She has appeared as a fashion expert on China’s top-rated fashion/beauty show I Am a Great Beauty and has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Women’s Wear Daily, World Journal, Jing Daily, SINOVISION, China Press, and Sing Tao Daily, among others. In April 2013 she received the Trailblazer Award for Outstanding Asian Entrepreneur from USPAACC NE.
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