Sunday, March 17, 2013

Li Bingbing and Chen Man in fanciful movie images

Chen Man and Li Bingbing got together again with "Harper's Bazaar" picking up the tab and getting a striking set of images that pay homage to Hollywood. LBB was an action heroine, an Audrey Hepburn/Natalie Wood temptress and as Michelle Pfieffer as the mysterious Countess Olenska--with, perhaps, Chow Yun Fat at his oleaginous best as Newland Archer.  Not much to say other than here they are:


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Pace Wu and her stately progress through Paris fashion week

Just what the diva starved masses have been demanding--Pace Wu, the model turned actress turned international fashion icon was in all the front rows at the recent Paris fall/winter 2013 shows. Designers who missed the Pace Wu express train had to settle for a cardboard cut-out to fool the photographers. More or less confirme;postID=5787101138726150064d sightings include the usual heavyweights: Louis Vuitton and Elie Saab plus up and coming Taiwanese house Shiatzy Chen.

Pace Wu x 12.

First, Carven, Lanvin, Viktor & Rolf:

 Next up are Loewe, Chloe, Givenchy: (the French don't have a combination to rival the linguistic triplets of Gucci, Pucci and Fiorucci in Italy)

Followed by Giambattista Valli, Stella McCartney, Valentino:

Shiatzy Chen, Louis Vuitton, Elie Saab:

A few other angles:
The  black leather and chiffon Loewi minidress:

 The result of a week's worth of stiletto heels, ankle straps with strange buckles and lots of walking--ouch:

Pace Wu said there was a movie due out in May in which she appears with Fan Bingbing, saying that it was a love story (most likely not between them, more's the pity) but that she didn't know it's title in English. 


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Maggie Cheung Man-Yuk in Rio presenting sports awards

Maggie Cheung dropped in to Rio De Janeiro to help give out the Laureus World Sports Awards. She and Martina Navratilova presented one of the statuettes to Andy Murray, British tennis player. There were plenty of active athletes (Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen) and some retired ones (Navratilova, Shaquille O'Neal) plus the usual bunch of actors and media types like Eva Longoria and Morgan Freeman.

Looking a little over excited while viewing an award:

Maggie and Martina watched by giant Andy Murray:

Hanging around waiting for things to get started:

This is one of the pictures run by Sina English over the caption:"Neymar, a Brazilian soccer player,attends 2013 Laureus World Sports Awards. Nice framing of the subject.


Sina English  Laureus official site

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Fan Bingbing tours a Barbie factory.

FBB puts on a Peter Pan collar and finds out where Barbie dolls come from. Strange but true. She should have spent her time at a San Rio plant with Hello Kitty.

Just too precious...

...particularly this one.



Friday, March 1, 2013

Brigitte Lin Ching Hsia: Bathing Beauty

I am sure these images are all over the web and may have been seen by everyone but me. I find them quite striking--although that covers just about any picture of Brigitte Lin. They seem to be taken from some vintage magazines and even a calendar; many are not reproduced well nor, one assumes, can they be.

This looks like a bunch of her magazine covers, badly laid out and cut off by the photographer:

She was (and remains and always will be) a knockout--simply gorgeous:

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Lovely retro pictures of Maggie Cheung Man-Yuk and Leslie Cheung

Sina found and published some delightful and even a bit heart wrenching pictures of Maggie Cheung and Leslie Cheung with a few friends. They look like candid snaps of them, very informal, just relaxing together. À la recherche du temps perdu.

Maggie, Leslie and Tony Leung Ka-Fai

Anita Mui, Leslie, Maggie, Carina Lau

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