>> After this month, I better shut up for a while as I seem to have spent an awful lot of time talking about blogging and not getting on with the act of blogging. First up were the Portable talks. I better not show my face in Australia for a while for fear of people going "Oh it's you again..." *roll eye roll eye*. Now I'm about to leave Shanghai for Beijing to participate in Armani's first volume of #ArmaniTweetTalks which coincides with Giorgio Armani's "One Night Only" event.
The subject is a bit more specific though as we discuss China as the new fashion superpower, a subject that's been grazed about but I've yet to see an indepth discussion about it all. I may not be able to pass proper comment on the issue at hand but the other panelists will certainly be able to, as I'll be joined by Angelica Cheung, editor in chief of Vogue China, Federico Marchetti, CEO of Yoox Group, Hung Huang, CEO of China Interatctive media Group and blogger, fashion critic for Fashion Wire Daily and editor Godfrey Deeny and Tommy Ton of Jak & Jil. The talk will be moderated by journalist and head of Show Media creative agency Peter Howarth.
The talk will unfold on Armani's Tweetwall here on 1st June at 14.00 CET and in addition to the discussion, we're all taking questions from everyone about our specific fields of *cough* expertise. Naturally, I'm taking questions on blogging, as if you haven't heard enough from me about that subject.
Here's the full run down of twitter handles and designated subjects...
@angelica_cheung on Editorial
@F_Marchetti on E-Tailing
@hunghuang on Fashion Media
@godfredonia on Fashion Journalism
@jakandjilblog on Streetstyle
@susiebubble on Blogging
I expect all the subject crossovers and curiosity will create a minefield of questions hopefully. I've never really done a Twitter chat on this scale before and of course, with a frighteningly impressive list of panelists. I'm hoping I don't go into awkward too-scared-to-raise-hand-in-class mode.
On a social media in China note, I'm now on WEIBO, the mammoth Chinese equivalent of Twitter/Facebook/Instagram/Tumblr all rolled into one. I'm rather enjoying some of the nifty features of it but that doesn't meant I've abandoned my scary list of social media outlets. I'm just being lazy and copying tweets/blogs/posts across all of them but this does mean I also get to practise my reading of Chinese. I'll upgrade to writing in Chinese on Weibo soon enough...