The 2013 Grammy Awards have come and gone and while Frank Ocean’s win over girlfriend-beater Chris Brown grabbed some headlines, much ado was made about Katy Perry‘s jaw-dropping green Gucci dress, which accentuated her ample bosom.
Well, it turns out she wasn’t the first to wear the show-stopping number made by Gucci, Chinese actress and Summer 2011 Audrey cover girl Li Bing Bing wore the same dress to the Golden Horse Awards last November.
So who wore it better? Katy Perry accentuated her chest and oozed sex appeal while Li Bing Bing made the dress seem a bit classier and more elegant. What do you guys think? Continue Reading »
In previous years, Asian models and designers have been been taking large strides. For example, more than ever – we are beginning to see more Asian faces gracing the pages of the world’s top fashion magazines, walking the runways of renowned fashion designers (40% of the models walking were women of Asian descent during New York Fashion Week in February 2012), and featured in international ad campaigns for popular brands. Fashion designers of Asian descent have also been making a name for themselves, such as designer collaborations with national retail chains such as Target, H&M, and Macy’s. Follow our monthly series as we name the best of the best featuring Asians in Fashion.
Li Bing Bing for Gucci
Have you not yet caught Wayne Wang‘s beautiful adaption of Lisa See‘s best-selling novel, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan?
Starring Chinese film queen Li Bing Bing (Audrey’s Summer covergal!) and My Sassy Girl‘s Gianna Jun, the film is a timeless portrait of female friendship.
There’s a whole lot of star power behind the cameras as well. In addition to Joy Luck Club’s Wang direction and See’s writing, media mogul maidens Wendi Murdoch and Florence Sloan producing.
Here’s a synopsis of the film:
So have you seen it yet? Because if you haven’t (and even if you have), Audrey Magazine is giving away Snow Flower and the Secret Fan DVDs to THREE (3) lucky winners for this week’s TGIFree Friday!
HOW TO ENTER:
You may enter as many times as you wish! Contest ends Wednesday, November 2nd, 11:59 PST. You must have a mailing address to win. Gluck!
Chinese actress Li Bing Bing unleashes her star power in auteur Wayne Wang’s latest film Snow Flower and the Secret Fan — a lush visual feast of celluloid based on Lisa See’s best-selling novel, revealing a secret language and a sacred bond of sisterhood that gave women a voice and freed their souls.
ISSUE: Summer 2011
DEPT: Cover Feature
Photographer Ken Pao
Wardrobe Anna Katsanis
Makeup & Hair Elle German
Photo Assistants Leo Salvaggio, Noah Ehlert
Story Teena Apeles
It sounds like a tween mystery novel, but Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame is actually the latest action thriller from director Tsui Hark (Seven Swords) starring Hong Kong superstars Andy Lau (Infernal Affairs, House Of Flying Daggers), Carina Lau (2046), Tony Leung Ka-fai, and Audrey‘s own covergirl, Li Bing Bing (Snowflower and the Secret Fan). With action choreography by Sammo Hung, the film recently swept the 2011 Hong Kong Film Awards, including awards for best director and best actress.
Touted as a Sherlock Holmes-style mystery, the film comes out today in New York and next week, September 9, in L.A., followed by a national roll out in 20 cities. More photos after the jump.
Lisa See‘s bestselling novel, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, explores the complex nuances of female friendship between childhood friends Snow Flower and Lily in 19th century China. They are laotongs, “old sames,” bound together in sisterhood as tight as their own painfully bound feet through their devotional love for one another and the suffering they endure together from the woes and demands of being married women in their time. Nushu, a secret language known only to women, further cements their bond as they write to each other on the folds of fans and exchange them furtively.
In the film adaptation of the novel, out in theaters now, Snow Flower and Lily face their personal challenges with quiet strength and sacrifice and treat each other with tenderness rarely seen in any kind of relationship today, a delicate emotional balance that Chinese actress Li Bing Bing and Korean actress Gianna Jun achieved with astonishing dignity.
Cast for their contrasting appearances, Li and Jun take on the role of Lily and Snow Flower in addition to Nina and Sofia, respectively, the latter a pair of modern day women in Shanghai, which director Wayne Wang felt was a necessary addition to the story line.
Wendi Deng Murdoch is burning up the web after her chivalrous bitch slap of the would-be pie thrower, in defense of her man, Rupert Murdoch. Tweets and Facebook groups are cropping up applauding the cat-like reflexes of the Chinese American producer and mother of two. We interviewed Deng Murdoch in our Summer issue, as a part of our cover story on Li Bing Bing and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. She’s the powerhouse behind the film, and apparently behind her man as well. Check out the video (courtesy of Metro) and just remember — never mess with an Asian woman!
Troves of star power trekked out to the Snow Flower and the Secret Fan screening at the Tribeca Grand Hotel last week. And the fashion, though tamer than, say, the Cannes Film Fest or NY fashion week, was still something to be noted.
Feast your eyes on the gorgeousness that is Li Bing Bing, star of the upcoming Wayne Wang film from Fox Searchlight, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.
Audrey’s Body of Quirks feature highlight 9 real women who share what makes them beautiful, writer-mom Patty Chang Anker learns to readjust her views on life when she finds out her daughter has special needs, the Delicious Life’s sexy Sarah Gim and Paul Nakayama talk first dates in The Awful Truth and Audrey chats with EVERYONE from George Takei to Priscilla Ahn to Dilshad Vadsaria to Kai-aakmann’s Soonjin Park to Just Jared’s Jared Eng. EVERYONE!
Look for it in the mail or buy your copy here.
In honor of our new Summer issue featuring Li Bing Bing, the star of Wayne Wang‘s newest feature film Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (in theaters July 15), we’re giving away free subscriptions to the first five people to comment on this post (either for yourself or a friend!).
1) Tell us why you need Audrey delivered to your home and a random five people to comment will get a free 1-year subscription to Audrey Magazine. Plus, we’ll send out a complimentary copy of our Summer issue to you for free!
You must have a U.S. mailing address to win. Good luck!