Ni Ni in Valentino

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It is a matter of constant curiosity how Ni Ni manages to look beautiful in literally anything. There’s absolutely nothing flattering about this nude Valentino dress she wore to a Warrior’s Gate event for Cannes, yet somehow when she wears it, she looks like a wood nymph.
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Sinology Sunday: May 15, 2016

This week, take a look at clothing from the later Eastern Han dynasty from Wenliang Jiade ZiXiaoShu‘s 溫涼家的紫小薯 (Warm and Cool Home’s Purple Yam?!?) weibo.  Remember that this general style of dress persisted from the late Eastern Han dynasty through the Three Kingdoms period (Kingdom of Wei) and Jin Dynasty but also seems to have had some influence during the Northern and Southern Dynasties.

Just going to make a note here that sometimes, clothing styles persist in different eras and groups go on a limb and do things like be creative or combine elements from different eras (This one being an example with some of the styling and stuff).  Therefore, every now and again, some clothes get kind of hard to classify into a time period and we are left to rely on factors like fabric choice, style of the sleeves, make-up, adornments, etc. to guesstimate a time period.  That being said, not everything we assign may be completely correct despite how much we try. DX

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Demon Girl shows of Republican stills

… okay… so I’ve seen permed hair and straight hair but what the heck is this on her head?!?

Stills for Demon Girl 半妖倾城 have been released being set in what seems like the Republican era. Starring Liu Yitong, Zhang Zhehan,  Merxat, Hong Xiao, and Dai Xiangyu, those looking forward to this drama can probably expect a more stylish take on the era.

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Sinology Sunday: May 8, 2016

Sui Dynasty to early Tang dynasty

This week, we take a look into more reconstructions from the Sui Dynasty and Tang dynasty.  Pictures this week come from Clothing and Happiness 裝束與樂舞.  Images are labeled with their approximate time periods during this era.

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Huang Jingyu, Kan Qingzi join Demon Girl


Demon Girl 半妖倾城 has released more character posters. The new set features Addiction star Huang Jingyu along with Kan Qingzi, Nan Sheng, Song Weilong, etc.  For better or for worse, I guess Yu Zheng has found solace in fashion which I guess could be a win considering how well things seem to be turning out.

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