Thursday, December 2, 2010

Asian Celeb Inspiration: Barbie Hsu

This week's celeb inspiration is 34 year old Taiwanese actress Ms. Barbie Hsu (Da S = Big S). Many know her from a tv show called Meteor Garden (based on the Japanese manga Boys Over Flowers), which started the whole "idol drama" craze in Asia. Or from the singing duo ASOS which consisted of her and her younger sister Dee Hsu. I heard Barbie recently got engaged/married to a handsome millionaire (EVERY GIRL'S DREAM! LOL), so that re-peaked my interest in her and I knew she was very involved in the fashion industry so I just had to dedicate a post on the natural beauty. Congrats to Da S for finding love!

With younger sister Dee (Xiao S = Little S) as the spokeswomen for Taiwan's Vogue Fashion's Night Out
Barbie looks so gorgeous and natural while taking promotional wedding photos with costar Peter Ho. I want that to be my princess wedding dress!

Da S knows the right way to rock the boyfriend blazer with a jumper attending the Shanghai Film Festival with actor Shawn Yue in a stunning one shoulder Elie Saab gown
Barbie with Andy Lau promoting their movie Future X Cops (which was a really good movie btw)
With actor Huang Xiao Ming for their Elle Magazine shoot, the red stands out so nicely against her porcelain skin!
Attending the Christian Dior Resort 2011 show in a Dior dress and Louboutin shoes

If you follow Asian entertainment, you'd probably notice that a majority of the Chinese/Korean/Japanese, etc actresses and singers have pale skin. Skin whitening to Asians is the equivalence of what tanning is for Americans; only a lot less aging. So the next time you plan on visiting a cancerous tanning bed, remember there are people out there wanting to be as pale as you because to them, that's beautiful.


Elle said...

I love Barbie, but I like her sister even more (my mom and I are loyal watchers of KangxiLaiLe). She has such great style. :)

Mara said...

I like your last sentence in this post. So TRUE. She has an amazing sense of style and poise.

SHIZUKA said...

yay love seeing asians make it! x said...

i adore the black deep v neck dress and the long nude dress!<3

Ellen ♥ said...

Aaaawww.. Barbie Hsu! :) I love her. :) nice photos up for this post!

Frances said...

Lol I didn't know her English name is Barbie! I love all the pics you shared :) Especially the last one... so pretty <3

michelle_ said...

love her shoes at the dior show !

have a great weekend !
glisters and blisters said...

i love Da S! as a fellow asian, i'm so proud of her rocking the fashion world :) you have a great blog, would you like to follow each other?

love, M

Guiltyhyena said...

I've only just stumbled across your blog, I'm a aficionado of Asian Fashion :)

The ruffled feathered skirt in the first photo is bliss with that glam rock look and wedged shoes.


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minnja said...

So stunning !!!


kaizokumousy said...

aww hun how I wish I'm pale too but yeah I have tan skin >.< I'm jealous of the white people heehee :3

a very great post!!! I love her too.I watched her korean novela's :D esp meteor garden she's so beautiful*.*
thank you for visitng my blog and leaving a wonderful comment :) I will follow you :) hope you do as well ^-^

Carmen To said...

she's so gorgeous and i love her gown! :)

love, carmen

Becky Tjandera said...

I didn't know that she is 34 years old ! She looks so much younger . And yes I watched Meteor Garden . LOL . Loves the red dress she wore for Elle !

Anonymous said...

wow she is so beautiful!
haha my friends make fun of me for being light skinned, even after summer. but i'm not into the whole tan is better thing.

xx Kenny

beneath the glass said...

wow, she is beautiful and has great style. and is marrying a millionaire? some girls have all the luck, huh? love the blog and the header. thanks for following me, i'm following you back now :) come visit again soon!
Beneath the Glass

Kaleido Mind said...

she's so gorgeous and doll-like:)

Shirley said...

She is so beautiful. I love the shape of her face and eyes.

Also love the Elie Saab gown... I love anything Elie Saab to be honest.

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