Quirky? Per­haps, but we’re happy the way we are

Shanghai Daily - - CIIE - Lu Feiran ayi dama, (dama), dama

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.”

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