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.
What are your thoughts?
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.
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.