Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Liu Wen Editorial for China Vogue, March 2009

Liu Wen is EVERYWHERE!! She has (so far) walked in more runway shows in New York, London & Milan than any other Asian models this season and she has at least five ad campaigns out this Spring -- ck one, DKNY Jeans, Benetton, Diane von Furstenberg and Barney's New York.

Here is a new editorial from China Vogue, March 2009. I love the first and third photos and if Liu Wen was in only two shots in a multi-model editorial, I would have loved everything about it. But using the same model, the same set, the same lighting, the same facial expression and the same pose, the whole thing just looked repetitious and utterly boring.

That said, Liu Wen is the NEW FACE of China so expect to see her in EVERY ISSUE of China Vogue from now on until a new girl comes along. China Vogue should be credited for its diversity, i.e. using Asian models from different countries (Koreans, Japanese, Asian-American, etc.) but creativity isn't the magazine's strongest asset.

Model: Liu Wen
Editorial: Full Metal Glamour
Magazine: China Vogue, March 2009
Photographer: Lachlan Bailey
Stylist: Jonathan Kaye
Hair: Yannick D'
Makeup: Petros Petrohilos

Source: Aja Mok @ tFs

11 comments:

kaitlyn said...

you should look into Xian Mikol, from Otto Models & JDMA.

Anonymous said...

i liked 6 and 9. her arms looked strange in some of them. i dont recall liu wen looking like this. maybe i need to relook at her shots.

Anonymous said...

i agree with you the"same/same/same"thing i really dont get her ed works but for sure now she's the moment girl on runway

Christopher Y. said...

Liu Wen is a gorgeous girl... and she deserves ALL the successes to date ;-)

I think there's nothing wrong with using the same lighting throughout, BUT there's a problem when the photographer only shoots her from ONE angle... and her beautiful legs are missing throughout... is it cus Jonathan Kaye (the stylist) didn't' prep any shoes for this shoot? She could've been shot barefeet, and I honestly think it would've been PERFECT!

;-)

Laila said...

she's amazing, in print, on runways...

Emz said...

I really love how so many of the shows have asian girls in them this year! That one show (oops the collection totally slipped my mind) was completely designed around this one girls hair!!

Anonymous said...

she's a great model, would love to see more though..especially with her facial expressions

Anonymous said...

boring face

The Stiletto Effect said...

In my opinion this is the perfect editorial: the colours, the clothes, her poses and her beautiful face and body! I really love it!

Syana said...

love the clothes in this editorial !!

Anonymous said...

I love this story!!!