Quirky? Perhaps, but we’re happy the way we are
The term which refers to women who are middle-aged or older in Chinese, often is used pejoratively to criticize a group of people who show bizarre fashion tastes or rude behavior.
However, two French artists, Elsa Bouillot and Monique Fei, have managed to spotlight the charm of who are more commonly called in Shanghai.
The duo, who have been living in China for years, recently released an art project in the form of a magazine entitled “Mimei” (
to record the life and style of and share their own attachment to the group.
“Unfortunately, people don’t talk much about them especially the way we do, which is with care, love and curiosity,” says Bouillot. “That’s why we want to share our interest with the rest of the world, more specifically with Chinese youth, foreigners in China and our friends in Europe.”