Monday, April 30, 2012

Award Show Fashion: 48th Baeksang Arts Awards

Finally a Korean red carpet that isn't littered in black dresses! Well there were still some, but there was lot a more color this time around.  Let's take a moment to oogle at some fashionable Korean actresses...
Kang So Ra left her awkward Dream High 2 character behind and showed up in this sexy blue leopard printed Salvatore Ferragamo dress
Hong Soo Ah's floral dress was perfect for the season, though I wished she had put a little more effort into her hair
 Han Hyoju flesh toned dress was jazzed up with some silver accents but they didn't help to accentuate her body at all
There is always someone who wears lace to a red carpet event and this time it was Hye-eun Kim in this maxi black lace dress with sleeves
Kim Min Hee's white lace embroidered dress does nothing for her figure
Kim Ah Joong stunned in this black Stella McCartney dress with a gold metal belt
Kong Hyo Jin made me yawn with the amount of effort she put into this look
Lim Soo Hyang's safe and simple strapless dress could've been played up more with bright accessories
 Park Shin Hye was the only lady in red at this awards show and she stood out fabulously accessorizing with a white clutch
Suzy knows how to dress her age  in this sweet cream dress with a bubble skirt; unlike most Hollywood actresses who all can't wait to grow up
 This outfit reminded me of a baby nun for some reason...
Uhm Jung Hwa played up her open neckline with a large gold statement piece, but with such an overwhelming piece she could've left the dangling earrings for another time
Yoo In Na voluminous navy blue tulle dress didn't manage to swallow her up completely
Afterschool's UEE kept her look sweet and youthful in this white embroidered and ruffle dress

Um, so are there a lack of hairstylists in S. Korea or something?

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Fashion at the 2012 Beijing International Film Festival

I love that Chinese celebrities aren't afraid to take risks and opt for dresses of all colors, textures and brands. Here are some notable looks from this years' Beijing International Film Festival. And as always this Fashionable Asian tops my list of faves...

Fan Bing Bing wowed in Tadashi Shoji [Asian Designer Alert!] as she matched her bright red lip to her dress and continued her Asian themed outfit with a Judith Lieber Pagoda purse and jade earrings - She could totally pass for a vampire queen with this look.

Angelababy wore the exact same Barney Cheng dress Linda Chung wore to the TVB awards back in November. Still a beautiful dress but Baby looks like she's really forcing her cleavage by wearing a smaller bra size, it just makes her shoulders look even bonier. No Thinspo!

Zhang Ziyi not in Dior but Alessandra Rich, a bit more casual than I'm used to seeing Ziyi on the red carpet but it works for her


Annie Shizuka walks the red carpet in a dress from LanYu's 2012 collection, a cream dress of chiffon and lace mix
Huang Yi's kept her accessories to a minimum to let her voluminous layered tulle dress make a grander statement
Huo Si Yan poses in a floral Dolce and Gabbana, I find the print to be borderline matronly but SiYan manages to pull it off quite nicely.
Monica Mok had her very own J.Lo v-neck moment in this cobalt blue oriental inspired dress.
Yao Chen wore this ruby red Vionnet dress and accessorized with a silver clutch and minimal jewelry.
 Liu Yi Fei sparkled in this pink strapless embroidered dress paired with the perfect amount of jewelry.
 There's always someone at every red carpet event who shows up almost nude (a.n.) and this times a.n. is Yvonne Yung in this sheer black beaded dress. Confidence, the only accessory she needs. Work it girl!
Zhang Jing Chu's bow is almost big enough to whack someone in the face, but it added interest to the dress, just wish she had left her neck bare so it wasn't competing with each other. 
Zhang Xin Yi looked svelte in a halter color blocking Salvatore Ferragamo dress
The always youthful Zhou Dong Yu paired a sweet collared lace top with a Carven skirt.

Which dress caught your attention? Let me know below!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Raid My Closet: Las Vegas Edition

Hi Lovelies, how was every one's week? Work has been crazy busy and stressful, I can't tell you how many times I get interrupted while eating lunch and it literally takes me over an hour just to finish my homemade bento -_-. I also got interrupted while I was on vacation last month in Las Vegas, when I had to make an impromptu trip to Red Rock Canyon for some crisis management (crisis not managed btw, but nothing I could do about it..) Anyways, I was in Vegas for 4 days and snapped some pics, so what happened did not stay in Vegas ;)
Gap Knit Cardigan / St. Tropez Top / H&M Pants / Tommy Hilfiger FlipFlops / Calvin Klein Leather Crossbody Bag
The Asian Girl who lived in a shoe

Zara Knit Cardigan / F21 V-neck Tee / Banana Republic Pants / Target Belt / Calvin Klein Crossbody Bag / Franco Sarto Sandals
 Catching a fashion show at the aptly named Fashion Show Mall (which has THE BEST Forever 21 I've ever been in! Two floors of amazingly merchandised items - I wanted to buy bag fulls! Luckily I have self control!)

Alexander Wang S/S 2011 Carpenter Jacket / Target Polka Dot Dress / Betsey Johnson Sunglasses / Necessary Objects Nude Oxfords / Tutuanna Japan Tights
 My "Airport Fashion" is always comfort > chic
Gap Knit Cardigan / Hot Topic SailorMoon Tee / Joe Fresh Leggings / Franco Sarto Sandals

Instagrammed Vegas memories...

I can't wait to go back!  Where in the world are you yearning to go?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Award Show Fashion: 31st Hong Kong Film Awards

The Hong Kong Film Awards were last night and if you're a fan of Hong Kong cinema, you would've loved the line up of nominees and attendees. If you love beautiful evening gowns, there were plenty of those as well. Check 'em out!

Angelababy looked absolutely stunning and goddess-like in this blue sequined gown by Elie Saab, when has this girl ever looked bad on the red carpet?
 Coco Lee in a Marchesa dress and Piaget jewels.  I like how she doesn't loose her hour glass shape is such a big dress. Can a girl ever have too much chiffon ruffle? The answer to that my dears is No, especially if it's by Marchesa.
I loved the look of Gao Yuan Yuan's Alexander McQueen dress with the lace applique that goes up to the high neck collar and the color looked great on her.

 Amy Kwok plays peek-a-boo on the red carpet with her belly button, what an odd place to put a hole..well I can think of odder places but let's not get into that lol 
Carina Lau arrived confident as ever in a black deep-v gown and dripping in sponsored diamonds
HK based model Ankie Beilke was the only one who opted for an animal print and only someone as leggy as her could pull off a printed maxi dress like this 
 Cissy Wang went for this season's hottest color, pastel seafoam green
Taiwanese actress Guey Lun Mei electrified the red carpet in an electric blue Bottega Veneta  gown
Icy Wong's strapless cream dress accentuated her bony shoulders but did nothing much for the rest of her
 Yang Mi looked ultra glam in this sparkling body hugging white gown on the arm of actor Shawn Yue 
Singer turned actress Shiga Lin showed up in a simple white halter dress, similar to the one Janice Man wore to last year's award show
 Kara Hui added a little flair to her all black lace embroidered dress with a pair of fun animal printed Loubs and obnoxiously blinding diamond earrings.
 Loletta Lee looks like she's about to hit the club not an award show but hey not every celeb gets sponsored with a thousand dollar designer gown.
 Qin Hai Lu wore a floral printed chiffon dress by Tadashi Shoji, while I like the soft pleating on this dress, I felt the print was a bit dull and matronly.
Sammie Yu cobalt dress was simple and flowy with just the right amount of slit to leg ratio - trust me that makes a difference in how a dress looks on a woman
 Sandra Ng glittering chartreuse dress matched her bright and hilarious personality and looked a-1 perfect on her slim figure.
 Shu Qi won the best dressed in the Asian media's eyes attending the awards in this sequined chartreuse Armani Prive gown topped off with a glam Old Hollywood hairstyle. While her dress was the most eye catching of them all, I didn't understand her choice in shoes (they we're fuchsia platform heels) Color blocking fuchsia and chartreuse? No thanks.
Shuang Zheng lacked a bit of effort in dressing up for the red carpet event, simple hair dress and casual peep toe ankle booties completed her yawn-perfect look.
 Wu Qian also couldn't resist wearing a sequined dress and opted for this floor sweeping white gown
Michelle Chen remained youthful looking in a strapless floral Valentino
Deanne Ip gets to walk the red carpet with Andy Lau (HK's George Clooney) and she goes in that? It looks like she's wearing a sequined bathing suit under a sheer black cover; not a good look at all 
Kenneth Tsang's wife was rocking the dress over pants trend, too bad it's the wrong pants and wrong dress...

Sound off below! which lady wins Best Dressed in your mind?