On December 16th, the 56th Asia-Pacific Film Festival Award Ceremony was held in Macau at The Venetian.
Wong Kar-wai’s much anticipated film The Grandmaster proved that it was worth the anticipation by taking home two awards that night: Best Cinematography and Best Actress.
Zhang Ziyi, one of the top actresses in China’s film industry and best known for her roles in the Oscar-winning films Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Memoirs of a Geisha, was well-deserving of Best Actress Award. She was also awarded Best Actress at the recent Golden Horse Awards for the same role in The Grandmaster.
Zhang Ziyi plays the strong-willed Gong Er who learned Kung Fu in secret when women were not allowed to. Zhang Ziyi admits that she simply could not say no to Wong Kar-wai, but certainly did not expect the film to take three years to shoot.
Clearly, that decision was worth it. The actress did more than stun audiences with her acting, she also took everyone’s breath away with her red-carpet look to accept the award. Zhang wore a stunning Armani Privé Spring 2013 red latex bustier mermaid gown coded in strands of sequins.
Yesterday morning, Zhang Ziyi made a guest appearance on Good Morning America in front of Times Square, New York. To counter the gloomy weather, Ziyi wore a stunning Vionnet Resort 2014 drop-waist ribbed dress.
But that was only the beginning of the day. Despite the rain, Zhang Ziyi was all smiles because last night was the premiere of the much-anticipated Chinese martial arts film, The Grandmaster.
The film also stars Hong Kong Film Award winner Tony Leung Chiu-Wai (In the Mood for Love). Directed by Wong Kar Wai, The Grandmaster follows the life of legendary kung fu master, Ip Man (also known as the trainer of equally renowned Bruce Lee) during the chaotic time after the fall of China’s last dynasty.
Luckily, we won’t have to wait much longer to see this film. The Grandmaster will be released in theaters in Los Angeles and New York in on August 23rd and nationwide on August 30th.
Can’t wait that long? Download Tony Leung’s Red Carpet Interview here Catch Red Carpet photo’s here And See Afterparty photo’s here
With the media in a metaphorical tailspin over Beyoncé’s new shorter ‘do, the spotlight is placed once again on the pixie cut. Popularized in the 1950’s by Hollywood stars like Audrey Hepburn, Mia Farrow and supermodel Twiggy, the cut has been worn by many throughout the years, including some of our favorite Asian and Asian American celebrities (like Ziyi Zhang at Cannes and Audrey’s summer covergirl, Rinko Kikuchi), breaking the stereotypical idea that Asian women have to have long, straight hair.
And while we love the Queen B just as much as anyone else and think that her new cut looks fabulous, we have to admit, these celebs give her a run for her money.
Narsha (Brown Eyed Girls)
Lee Yeon Hee
Sunny (Girls’ Generation)
Gorgeous, no? As you can probably tell, when it comes to the pixie, there’s no one-size-fits-all cut. If you’re thinking of cropping your own hair, take a cue from one of these lovely women and experiment — you really have nothing to lose (no pun intended)!
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