Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Not just a couple of Chinese chicks standing around talking

Concerned that there might be someone somewhere who hasn't seen every image of every actress from the 2009 Shanghai International Film Festival red carpet I decided to mine Google images once again for photos from Sina.com, CRI English and Yahoo Singapore. Here is the first batch, leading off with Zhang Ziyi in white and Fan Bingbing in red. Each of them is breathtakingly gorgeous on her own and together they could cause beauty overload. The unfortunate actor rendered all but invisible standing next to them in the picture to the left is South Korean So Ji Sub.

The two of them looking at the photographer and through him directly at the viewer tell us why Agamemnon and Achilles sailed for Troy--either of these faces could launch a thousand ships. Two beautiful women, confident in their beauty and (one imagines) aware and comfortable with its devastating effect.

Zhou Wei can do the impossible on the screen--she can look tough, sexy and cute at the same time. Here she settles for merely beautiful:----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Hao Lei was looking great in a daringly cut gown with net inserts and a feathered hat:
--------------------------------------------------------------

Kelly Lin in what might be the reddest red dress of the evening and looking smashing in it:
-----------------------------------------------------------------

Han Xue looking as cut as a box of puppies in a simply cut frock, understated but approriate accessories and perfectly arranged hair.
-----------------------------------------------------------------

Maria Grazia Cucinotta all 5'10" of her, looking as Italian as the Piazza Venezia, but since she was at the SIFF, her she is:
---------------------------------------------------
And just for the heck of it, Anthony Wong, dressed like he double parked his pirate ship: ---------------------------------------------------------

And because too much of a good thing is a good thing:

1 comment: