China’s first motion capture animation film L.O.R.D. 爵迹 released its first sneak peek of its CGI, this time featuring actress Fan Bingbing.
The film is set for a September 30 release. (My heart shattered a little when I heard the time. Railroad Tigers is airing the same weekend, so the chances of that screening when there’s L.O.R.D. at the same time in North America is small. Nooooo.)
Ten of China’s leading ladies graced Vogue, and each of them individually posed for 2 – 3 pictures (included inside the shoot). This makes for some thirty photos total, featuring actresses Zhao Wei, Carina Lau, Fan Bingbing, Tang Wei, Li Bingbing, Zhang Ziyi, Zhou Xun, models Liu Wen and Du Juan, and singer Li Yuchun. Continue reading →
Looking forward to watching Fan Bingbing in upcoming movie “Lady in the Portrait,” where she stars as the (step)Empress Ulanara? There haven’t been many promos released yet, so until then, take a look at her recent photoshoot for Vogue. More pictures below the cut. Continue reading →
To be honest, they’re probably not going to let you touch the nice things.
Designs by China’s leading fashion designer will feature in the F4D & First Ladies Luncheon charity fashion show in New York later this month, and event organisers Miro Door are looking for volunteers.
Guo Pei is best known in the West for creating Rihanna’s stunning gold cloak at the Met Gala this year, and among Cfensi readers for her mind-blowing 1002 Arabian Nights fashion show in 2009 featuring Fan Bingbing. (Don’t tell them you knew about Guo Pei before the Met Gala in your application, because knowing about Guo Pei before it was cool is pretty hipster, and hipster stuff is so 2011.)
Volunteers will be responsible for preparing garments, and dressing and styling models for the show. Interested candidates with experience in dressing at fashion events are encouraged to apply. Continue reading →
If you follow any of the younger Chinese actors, you probably already know about this news: Zhang Han more or less announced that he was dating Gulinazha, his costar from the upcoming The Classic of Mountains and Seas (山海经之赤影传说). The Weibo post is just a photo of the two kissing in front of a passing bus, with a simple message saying “Rat loves Monkey” (referring to their zodiac animals) and tagging Gulinazha, but it’s a low-key and sweet way to go public.
Shu Qi rocks such an amazing “nv xia” (female knight-errant, female paladin) look in this new photo shoot for Bazaar – must have something to with her upcoming movie The Assassin (Nie Ying Niang – she plays the titular character). Bai Baihe chills at the beach, while Zhang Ziyi wears brightly colored furs. Fan Bingbing stuns a her self for Self magazine. Look below the cut for more pictures. Continue reading →
This post may be an excuse to post this picture – another one of the promo photos that Sun Jun took for Lady of the Dynasty.
Xi Shi of the Spring and Autumn period, Wang Zhaojun of the Han dynasty, Diao Chan of the Three Kingdoms era, and Yang Guifei of the Tang dynasty are considered the Four Great Beauties of China. Of these four, Yang Guifei is famed for being quite plump. If we skip all the actresses (and actors) who played her in the iconic opera Gui Fei intoxicated, we’re still looking at some ten different renditions of her character.
The historical Yang Yuhuan (Yuhuan being “Jade Ring”) was born during the Tang dynasty, and was initially married to a Tang dynasty prince. Coincidentally, this prince’s mother had once been a highly favored consort of Tang Xuanzong, and was unable to become empress because she was from the Wu clan, and the Tang court was still shaken from the memory of Wu Zetian’s rule. Tang Xuanzong became enamored of the beautiful Yang Yuhuan, and sent her to a Taoist nunnery so he could marry her instead. Thus, she became Yang Guifei (where Guifei is a title, the highest rank a consort of the Tang dynasty could be without actualy being the empress). When the An Lushan rebellion broke out, she and the emperor fled, but the soldiers blamed her for the chaos, and she died. Xuanzong later abdicated from the throne.
You can believe Yang Guifei was one of the Four Great Beauties of China now.
Sun Jun is probably my favorite photographer at this point. Fan Bingbing is stunning in these new promos for Lady of the Dynasty (I also love the pipa posters). To be honest, I’ve wanted to watch this movie ever since Fan Bingbing announced her arrival on Weibo with that gorgeous picture of her on a horse (yup, in 2013). Lady of the Dynasty will hit the silver screen on July 30. Continue reading →