Zhang Hanyun releases outfits as Princess of Orchid Hills

“You got the finest architecture. End of the rainbow looking treasure. Such a sight to see.” – Katy Perry on this outfit.

Having seen our lively debate on the costumes departments of the two Lanling dramas, The Princess of Orchid Hills decided to release outfits for the female lead Zhang Hanyun to settle the matter once and for all.  Despite some creative freedom, the  peacock “hanfu” actually looks really good on her.  I also like the the first one and the second to last dresses below the cut. My verdict is that although far from perfect, her wardrobe definitely wins over the Fairy Maiden’s.
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The Prince of Lanling promotes in Taiwan

Looking like a scholar even at the airport?

The Prince of Lanling commands you to watch him at once, even if he still looks more like a scholar on his visit to Taiwan. 

The Prince of Lanling, starring Feng Shaofeng, Ariel Lin, and Daniel Chan has been arguably one of the most successful dramas in this period-dry year.  While almost everybody has seen it by now thanks to the internet, Feng Shaofeng has come to Taiwan to promote and ensure the craze continues to burn.

The series, co-produced by Feng Shaofeng and SETTV’s Chen Yushan of formerly SETTV, is one of a number of mainland dramas, including New My Fair Princess and Chinese Paladin 3,  that have successfully  promoted in Taiwan since loosening of Taiwan’s restrictions on mainland entertainers. Yay for collaboration!

No visit to Taiwan is complete without a visit to Zhang Xiaoyan’s SS Night of the Swallow , where Feng Shaofeng talks about why he chose the series despite having successfully gone over to film,  and and Dee Hsu’s  Kang Xi Lai Le , where Feng Shaofeng awkwardly hugs a lot of fans, including Dee Hsu’s cousin. Also watch Feng Shaofeng’s interview for Vogue Taiwan here.

Orchid Hills welcomes another prince in “Princess of Orchid Hills”

"Who's prettier, me or Feng Shaofeng?"  "You look the same with your mask on."

“Who’s prettier, me or Feng Shaofeng?” “I can’t tell, but his mask is much scarier.”

The land of Lanling seems to have become a new hotspot as The Princess of Lanling 兰陵王妃, a second series on the beautiful Prince of Lanling begins filming.
The good news is, lead Andy Chen Yi is more of the pretty type than “beautiful sister” Feng Shaofeng.  The main actress stars the equally baby-faced and adequately named Baby Zhang Hanyun, who is still only 24 despite having been shot to fame through Super Girls 10 years ago.  This series was approved about the same time as the other version and is based on the internet novel Royal Princess of Orchid Hills 兰陵皇妃.

More stills below the cut.

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Ariel Lin,Feng Shaofeng are a loving couple in the Prince of Orchid Hills

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Feng Shaofeng and Ariel Lin share a few moments of happiness in the King of Lanling’s ultimately tragic life. The drama comes out August 14th.

The upcoming drama Prince of Orchid Hills (Lanling) is set 1400 years ago, set against the strife between the Northern Qi and Northern Zhou dynasties. It features Feng Shaofeng as the  titular Prince of Orchid Hills,  a man who was in legend so beautiful that he had to wear a mask going into battle (his clan had some horrible genes for mental stability, but some pretty good ones for physical attractiveness). The Prince of Orchid Hills lead the Northern Qi to great glory, and during one confrontation with the Northern Zhou, accidentally entered a border village. In this village he meets Yang Xuewu (Ariel Lin), and the two fall in love. 
Wanting the support of Xuewu’s village, the Emperor of the Northern Zhou (Daniel Chan) plots to undermine their relationship. After much tribulation, the two finally find their way together, and govern Orchid Hills so well that it becomes the most rich and populous land in all of Qi. The emperor of Norhtern Qi, Gao Zhan, excessively praised the Prince of Orchid Hills, thus inciting the jealousy of the Crown Prince Gao Wei against the Prince…Look under the cut for stills.