Archives For gorgeousity!

After some flame from their compilation of 135 Shots That Will Restore Your Faith in Cinema [1], Flavorwire is back with a new compilation~~~ this time around focusing on faces, their emotions and their beauty… to relative success. I don’t think I could fault them… I had enough with Wong Kar Wai (included multiple times), multiple Zhang Yimou shots (and a double appearance of Gong Li to boot!), there was Park Chan Wook, Guillermo del Toro, Leslie Cheung’s face.

It was a thing of beauty.

The only face I could possibly suggest would have been Greta Garbo’s last shot on Queen Christina, but I’m content.

Harper’s Bazaar China loves to celebrate with Faye Wong and photographer Chen Man, this is why both of them grace the cover of this year’s anniversary Harper’s Bazaar edition celebrating their 26th year. They celebrated their 25th year the same way.

So being the lover of photography that I am, I went around and look them all up — including last years photos. You can also check this Faye/HB photoshoot.

And as you can see, I have instantly fallen deeply in love with photographer Chen Man’s work. And I’ve already ordered her book Chen Man: Works 2003-2010, and added her tag xD so you can maybe expect more Chen Man postings in the future.

If you were hurt by her very painfully, please, thank her well-intentioned torture. If you feel like you have wronged her, please, thank her gracious tears that flowed. Before we meet and fall in love, it’s all because of her that you’ve matured.

If you feel lonesome right now, please, thank this beautiful intermission. If you are still acting wrongly in love, please, be thankful for not finding me yet. It’s only after we finish walking through all the winding roads that we can finally know what love really is.

My Love.

If it’s celebrated successfully that I’m worth obtaining, please, thank that I was once let go. If I’m admired for my strong yet gentle nature, please, thank that precious hurtful wound. After we meet and fall in love, all regrets will turn into rewards. When we finally find one another in a tight embrace, all the distress and hardship will turn into the sweetest ending, so just let us patiently wander because love will come for sure – at the right moment.

Hebe to be Assimilated not Consumed~

While the regular edition of l’Officiel has Katy Perry on the cover, l’Officiel China — which is celebrating 32 years of something — has Gong Li on the cover. There’s an accompanying piece (in Chinese) if you’re interested [link].

Also, I found a new photographer! Very excited when I googled his name and ended up looking at some very awesome fashion shoots and celebrity portraits. Sadly his Weibo isn’t so active :( His name is Feng Hai (冯海), in case you need his name in Chinese characters xD

冯海是天才的摄影师啊!

Anyway, Gong Li is always class. She looks stunning, and the styling of the photograph is great as well, but since my Chinese is so poor, I haven’t been able to find the info I want. ~~~

Guh, Li Bingbing~~~ I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU’RE ALMOST 40. I am… pure shock. I am pure shock that your Hollywood debut is about to be, and you’re nearly 40. Fabulous at 40, indeed.

This is Li Bingbing in a series of photoshoots for Comfort, Vogue, Cosmo, Elle, Hotspot, l”Officiel, In Style, and one photo I can’t identify with Li Bingbing with the jacket, lips on her t-shirt and suspenders. Anyone know where that comes from?