Yao Chen In Prabal Gurung – Sina Microblogging Event

Yao Chen attended the Sina Microblogging event in Beijing on Wednesday evening.

The actress wore a standout Prabal Gurung Spring 2012 cocktail dress, paired with silver Miu Miu pumps.

This surreal floral-print silk georgette embroidered dress has an exposed back plus exploding tulle petals, French knots, plastic and embroidered hand-painted latex razor paillettes.

Somehow, Yao manages to make all that detail completely elegant, and almost – dare we say – simple.

While the runway version adds a bit more shape and toughness to the dress with a corset-esque black leather belt and matching black shoes, Yao keeps her look ladylike with a slick bun and large white clutch.

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2010 Shanghai Film Festival – Part I

Barbie Hsu looked stunning wearing an Elie Saab Couture Spring 2010 Couture gown to the 2010 Shanghai Film Festival in China this weekend.

I just love how Barbie glows in this nude one shoulder embroidered gown plus the jeweled accessories in her hair.

You may remember that Gwyneth Paltrow wore this same gown to the 2010 Laureus World Sports Awards earlier this year.

Michelle Yeoh attended the opening ceremony of this festival wearing a stunning Elie Saab Spring 2010 Couture embroidered one shoulder gown.

I love pink floral appliqués, but not too fond of her earrings.

Others at this event included Huo Siyan who opted for a black and white Chanel Spring 2010 dress which she paired with YSL Trib Two heels.

I think this is the first time I’ve seen/noticed Trib Two’s on the red carpet at an Asian event.

Pace Wu opted for an embellished nude and ivory Christian Dior Spring 2010 gown which slightly washes her out.

Chinese actress Yao Chen looked stunning wearing a Versace gown which has a metallic bust and a white chiffon flowing skirt.

Barbie is my favourite here.

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Runway To “Sophie’s Revenge” Shanghai Premiere – Fan Bingbing In Louis Vuitton

Fan Bingbing was one of the many Asian celebrities to attend the Louis Vuitton Flagship Store Opening in Shenzhen earlier this month, and it looks like Fan has become a fan of the brand.

To the Shanghai Premiere of “Sophie’s Revenge” this week, Fan looked outstanding wearing a pink satin Louis Vuitton Fall 2009 mini dress with fishnet tights and YSL Fall 2008 black heels with a gold platform.

The dress is outstanding.

Aside from the colour I love the way it drapes, and I’m glad she didn’t feel the need to wear all the LV accessory’s.

I love her new rich auburn locks.  She really stands out from the other ladies. It’s a drastic but nice change to her much darker roots.

Co-stars Yao Chen, Peter Ho and Zhang Ziyi also attended the premiere.

Yao wore a stand-out aqua blue sleeveless dress with an silk draping neckline, whilst Zhang opted for a fuschia pink dress with black heels.

There was a time when Zhang would have stood out the most, but I’m instantly drawn to Fan.

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Louis Vuitton Flagship Store Opening in Shenzhen

Fan Bingbing wore the same avant-garde Louis Vuitton Fall 2009 psychedelic paisley print dress, which Leighton Meester wore to the Met Gala earlier this year.

Leighton ended up on many worst dressed list, but I wouldn’t put Fan on a worst dressed list mostly because she didn’t wear those matching leggings, which were Leighton’s downfall.

I really love this look on Fan, even though she toned it down.

Instead the beautiful actress wore tights, black wedges and carried a simple black clutch to complete her look.

Li Xiaolu also sported a re-run from the Met Gala.

She’s wearing the same dress Madonna wore minus the thigh high boots, fingerless gloves and bunny ears.

It’s easier to appreciate how cute this dress is without all the madness.

I’m glad she opted for a pair of cute peep-toes rather than the expected LV platforms.

Yao Chen gave us something new via her Louis Vuitton Fall 2009 ensemble which included a nude top and a pink skirt with a layered detail on one side and a black pom pom on the other.

I wish she hadn’t decided to bring so much attention to her clutch, so I could see more of her skirt.

She did opt for the LV Fall 2009 platform heels, which matched her bra strap which is poking out of her top.

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“Sophie’s Revenge” Press Conference

“Sophie’s Revenge” is a romantic comedy from first-time producer Zhang Ziyi which opens in Chinese cinemas on August 14.

This press conference was held during the Shanghai Film Festival.

Regular reader Davor made a comment that Asian women almost always wear big fashion names such as Valentino, Chanel, Versace, Louis Vuitton, and Christian Dior to events.

Well at this event there was a Louis Vuitton look but everyone else wore a designer outside of those big names.

Chen Yao opted for a feathered Louis Vuitton Spring 2009 top with a bronze mini skirt and Spicy heels.

Ziyi Zhang took some time off wearing Giorgio Armani to wear a bow front Moschino Spring 2009 floral dress which she belted.

Fan Bing bing wore an asymmetrical Salvatore Ferragamo Spring 2009 maxi dress with a leopard print which was modified from the runway.

My new girl crush Taiwanese actress Ruby Lin opted for a white and red circle print sleeveless Moschino Cheap & Chic Spring 2008 dress with a ruched skirt, plus red Christian Louboutin pumps.

You may remember that Dita von Teese has also wore this dress recently to the Coachella Music Festival.

All the ladies look really fabulous here, and I’m really glad to see them mix things up a little.

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