Traveling for Work: Shanghai
Being in mainland China is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. The scales are just massive – Shanghai completely dwarfs the major cities in the States (26 million people in the city will do that). Coming here, the world feels very big – and I feel very small! It’s exhilarating and intimidating all at the same time. Traveling here for work is challenging- just arriving at the correct meeting location feels like a huge accomplishment. Below is a recap of my day in Shanghai. Hope you enjoy!
Shanghai feels like the future, which must be why it’s such a popular filming choice for movies set then. The buildings are big and have outlandish architecture. The two sides of the Hungpu River are distinctly different – the older side, the Bund, has a much more colonial, old-school feel to it. The other side, Pudong, is where the buildings really take off – development in the past 20 years has transformed what were previously rice field to a stunning skyline.
With just one day on the ground in Shanghai, I didn’t have the chance to do much. To take me comfortably from meetings through a cocktail event, I chose to wear a jersey dress and a sleeveless trench*. It makes the dress into much more of an outfit, and provided structure and warmth. I kept the rest of the look simple, adding basic black pumps and switching out my workhorse bag for a smaller one by Rebecca Minkoff for the evening gathering.