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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Editorial | Elle Vietnam Nov 2011

Not to be tooting my own horn, but all the Oriental Editorials are pretty freaking awesome. The models throw shapes which even I wish I could do, the styling is always the right mixture of cool contemporary chic which always inspires me to do more with my wardrobe. But of course none of this stuff would be seen without the photographer. I guess what I am saying is that we have the best combination of all three hence why the editorials are so WOW. It's very rare that I find an Editorial where I love every single picture and on that very rare occasion, 7 out of 10 times, the editorial is of an Oriental model/models. It's not because I am Oriental myself, on the contrary, before the western culture started to take over our world, the pictures were too "safe" and boring with the same shy girl face with the perfect hair and natural make up sitting with knees together or crossed OR standing in a very composed posture with a very meek smile... don't get me wrong is it pretty, but after WAAAAY TOO MANY DECADES of that, it's time for a change and thank God the western world has had some impact upon the eastern world because now the models as perform to the best fo their abilities and are currently ROCKING THE WORLD. YES! 

As for this editorial, red is the traditional colour to wear in China (and all those countries related e.g. Hong Kong) because it's a symbol of good fortune and luck and yeah... Because I am a girl who isn't bound by tradition and is more of a rebel, I spent most of my youth avoiding red. I used to cringe at Chinese girls wearing red. I don't know why... maybe it was the colour which really turned me off, that really bright red, if ever there was to be a fluorescent red, that would be it. It has a slight orange tinge I think... yeah... I HATE THAT RED. But I have developed a fondess for this blood-red over the past couple of years and the lust for that colour is starting to take over my colour palette when I am looking for clothes and let me tell you, my wardrobe is in seriousness need for some colour. Right now it just like looking into a really dark never ending black abyss. Maybe that's why I like THAT SHADE of red, because it's dark? it has a dark story behind it? WHO KNOWS?! All I know is that I like it. BOOM.

Okay back to the editorial. So yeah, this combination of the stylist, the model and the photographer, they have made this traditional red into something entirely new and exciting. Who ever said that the maxi silk dress in a shade of red with floral embroidery was going to be the only dress an Oriental girl could wear should have their lips super glued together because this editorial is telling you to shut up. 
(Photos: Fashion Gone Rogue)


  1. Look at all the vibrant red colors in these photos. Its amazing! I think red and navy is such a great combination. Thanks for sharing.


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  3. Wow, these photos are really gorgeous!


  4. This looks like that Givenchy ad a few seasons ago. By the way great blog, keep up the great posts :-)

  5. The reds blow me away!


  6. WOW great photoshoot!
    That Model is freaking very tall! :D jealous!