A tour of the palaces in Ruyi, Part 4

Zhongcui Palace official residence of Su Lvyun, Consort Chun (Hu Ke) and Chen Wanyin (Cao Xiwen). The latter would outlive all of her counterparts, and die peacefully at the age of 92.

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Zhang Ruoyun to play protagonist in upcoming historical drama

Thankful for the Remaining Years 庆余年 is an upcoming historical drama starring Zhang Ruoyun (Sky on Fire) as Fan Xian, a lost prince who reenters the royal court twenty years later as a renowned politician. Mao Ni’s original novel is currently being translated into English here.

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Deng Lun, Li Yitong star in upcoming period idol drama

After rain, the flowering crab-apple turns into rouge 海棠经雨胭脂透 has released stills of the cast, and features Deng Lun (Ode to Joy 2), Li Yitong (Legend of the Condor Heroes 17) and Ying Haoming (Grandmaster of Taichi) in a messy love triangle set in the republican era.

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Teens take over fashion magazines

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Teenagers take over the covers of fashion this year. Photographed by Chen Man, these youngsters have already shown that they’ve got both fame and the looks for the job.

On the cover we have actors Liu Haoran (19, Chinatown Detective), Chen Feiyu (17,Secret Fruit ), Ouyang Nana (17,Secret Fruit), Guan Xiaotong (19, The Left Ear), Yi Yangqianxi (16, TF Boys), and post-teens Xia Chun (24, Port of Call), Wang Jia (25), and Dilraba (25). Which group had the best photoshoot?

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Harper’s Bazaar Charity Gala red carpet round-up

Can you imagine how photogenic Jing Boran and Ni Ni’s babies would be. 

The guests at this year’s Harper’s Bazaar Charity Gala is a who’s who of Chinese actors this year.  Here are some of the stars on the red carpet, including  Zhang Ziyi, Carina Lau, Fan Bingbing, Li Bingbing, Yang Mi, Lu Han, Angelababy,  Yao Chen, Chris Li Yuchun, Ni Ni, Jing Boran, Zhang Ruoyun, Tang Yixin, Zhang Lanxin, Jiang Xin, Amber Kuo, Bea Hayden, Wang Ziwen, Li Xiaolu, Jia Nailiang, Ying’er, Aarif Lee, Zhao Liying, Qiao Xin, Zhang Yunlong, Zhang Binbin, Li Yundi, Chen Xuedong, Ruby Lin, Wallace Huo, Ady An Yixuan, Shawn Dou Xiao, etc.   There were a lot more stars (like Fan Bingbing’s boyfriend Li Chen, Angelababy’s husband Huang Xiaoming),  but their outfits were boring.

Clothes identification from : Starstylefashion@Weibo , clothes from the Bazaar Weibo or the star’s own Weibo’s (this is fair because both are PS’ed anyways) .

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Music Monday: Girl Power

Some songs  I’ve been listening to :

  • Julia Wu’s 底线 Baseline by my favorite Chinese rnb producer terrytyelee
  • Miss Ko’s  English rap Started From Scratch. I hope she comes out with an all-English album like Joanna Wang.
  • Chen Li’s indie folk 奇妙能力歌 Mystical Powers Song with gorgeous lyrics
  • Chinese dance pop group Seven Sense 七朵组合 ‘s comeback single Green Snake 青蛇
  • Jiang Yingrong’s Why Not, mostly for how great she looks in the MV
  • Jeno Liu ft Bryan Rice’s Chinese and English duet Warrior
  • Meng Jia’s 给我乖 Drip from her first EP after leaving Miss A
  • Liu Qianyu’s bubbly Soda 
  • Li Sidanni wears the pants in her duet with Aifei, Bad Girls Need Love Too
  • Huang Luziying’s cute Ugly Duckling 美小鴨  MV