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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Review: The King’s Woman Eps 1 -6

Love the costumes and the chemistry, not so much the plot.

With the perfect amount of bright colors and modern silhouettes without looking tacky,     The King’s Woman 秦时丽人明月心 first caught my eyes because of its look (and Dilraba).   The series  is adapted from the prequel to animation Qin’s Moon and retells the attempted assassination of Ying Zheng (Zhang Binbin), the king who’ll eventually become China’s first emperor,  by Jing Ke (Liu Chang), modified to become a huge love triangle featuring Gongsun Li (Dilraba).

The series opens with some classic clichés that they work in with mixed ability, including but not limited  to  having a  long-lost childhood true love that you’ve only met once,  no one recognizing the female lead is female, accidentally sharing a bed, the  rich guy pretending his underling is his superior because we all know relationships that start with lies end well,  and one or more lead’s guardian dying, but not before reminding them to hate their romantic interest for their parents’ sins.

Zhang Binbin is surprisingly (to me) the best actor of the bunch, and nails all the romance scenes, be it awkward first meetings, head over heels in love, or possessive creep.  Continue reading

Dilraba, Zhang Binbin play lovers in upcoming period drama

For some reason, many dramas have chosen to go with a poetic seven-character title format, and The King’s Woman 秦时丽人明月心 is the latest show to follow suit. Starring Dilraba and Zhang Binbin (costars in Pretty Li Huizhen, TLTWTMPB), the upcoming drama tells of the fictional love story between Concubine Li and China’s first Emperor. 

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Dilraba gets entangled in a love square in The Flame’s Daughter

Liehuo Ruge / The Flame’s Daughter / Agni Cantabile has released its first stylish teaser. Dilraba (Mr Pride vs Miss Prejudice) stars as Lie Ruge, a young woman who gets romantically entangled with Vic Zhou (Z Storm II), Zhang Binbin and Liu Ruilin (TLTWTMPB).

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The King’s Woman releases stills

It’s rare that we see a drama set in this time period in the last couple of years…

The King’s Woman 丽姬传 has released more images.  Starring Dilraba DilmuratZhang BinbinLi TaiLiu Chang, and Zhang Xuan, another look at this era for those interested.

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Liehuo Ruge releases posters

Hopefully this project will be more to my liking.

Liehuo Ruge 烈火如歌 (also known as The Flame’s Daughter) has released posters.  Starring Dilraba DilmuratVic ChouZhang Binbin, and Liu Ruilin, a quick look for those interested.

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The King’s Woman releases first stills

Those curious about the Qin Dynasty can give this a go.

The King’s Woman 丽姬传 has released its first stills.  Starring Dilraba DilmuratZhang BinbinLi TaiLiu Chang, and Zhang Xuan, a closer look for those interested in a drama based in the Spring and Autumn Period.

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The King’s Woman prepares for filming

China seems to be going on a period drama roll this and next year.

The King’s Woman 丽姬传 is preparing for filming.  Starring Dilraba DilmuratZhang BinbinLi TaiLiu Chang, and Zhang Xuan, this is based on the novel by Wen Shiren Qin’s Moon: Jingke’s Unofficial Biography 秦时明月之荆轲外传.

(WARNING!!) Spoilers below the cut.

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TLTWTMPB to be released

I’m actually surprised at how well all the backgrounds meld together and don’t look out of place.

Three Lives, Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms has been gearing up for its January 30th release date.  Starring Yang Mi, Mark Zhao, Yu Menglong, Ken Chang, Dilraba, Zhang Binbin, and Gao Weiguang, lots more goodies from the promotion avalanche in the last couple weeks.

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TLTWTMPB sets release date

Pretty water-color character posters below.

Three Lives, Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms has continued releasing more materials and seems to have set a release date for January 30th.  Starring Yang Mi, Mark Zhao, Yu Menglong, Ken Chang, Dilraba, Zhang Binbin, and Gao Weiguang, nice theme song today for those interested (date at the end).

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