Sisters Who Make Waves Season 2 premieres today

Michelle Chen, An Youqi (singer), Chen Xiaoyun, Alan Dawa Dolma (singer), Chen Zitong (singer),

Hugely popular variety show Sisters Who Make Waves is already back for a second season, and has brought in notable singers and actors Na Ying, Cecilia Cheung, Zhou Bichang & Wang Ou among others as contestants (full list below). The variety show releases 1 episode every Friday at 12pm (CN time), and should be up on Hunan TV’s official Youtube a few hours later.

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Fashion Friday

Sorry I haven’t been posting much, thank goodness there’s still @xdramasx . Haven’t really been able to follow many dramas or variety shows, but I still read weibo, so here are some of my favorite looks recently I want to share with you guys.

Kris Wu calling from the Matrix in this Jean Paul Gaultier suit
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Friday Photos

Jing Boran is probably one of like two men in Chinese entertainment who can look hip and not hobo in this hairstyle.

Stills, posters, and photoshoots that caught our eyes. What caught yours?

Recreated Song Dynasty pearl make-up and horn crown from Serenade of Peaceful Joy. The use of ivory and rhino horns in crowns were banned by our protagonist the Emperor Renzong of Song because he thought them too indulgent and unnecessary.
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Wang Junkai, Song Yi, Ma Yili, etc. in Home for New Year’s Photoshoot

Two series of photoshoots and mini documentaries celebrating home for the Chinese New Year’s holiday season. Featured are Wang Junkai, Mei Ting, Ma Yili, Dong Zijian, Song Yi, Jikejunyi, and Zhou Bichang.

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Song Zu’er, Xu Weizhou, Fan Chengcheng, Zhang Tian’ai model traditional embroidery

Song Zu’er is stunning in a cape decorated with Beijing and Chaozhou-styled embroideries

Photographer Yin Chao captures the beauty of Chinese embroidery with the help of Fan Chengcheng, Zhang Tian’ai, Song Zu’er, Xu Weizhou, Jane Zhang, Song Zu’er, Jin Dachuan, and Jikejunyi in this photoshoot.

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Music Monday: Don’t be afraid

Up springs the wind, down pours the rain,
Buckwheats getting brown, leaves turning grey.
Here spring fades away, there summer is on the way.
Restless in mind, twirling in time, over the turbulent years.
Don’t panic, don’t be afraid,
of the bitter cold, or of the sunburt days,
of the distress and misery, or of the sowrrow and pain.
Don’t panic, don’t be afraid.

Made popular by Jikejunyi,  this soulful Yi song is written by singer-songwriter Mo Xizishi 莫西子诗 . It was first sung by a Yi band here. You can also listen to versions by composer/writer Mo Xizishi as well as Zhou Shen and  M.I.C.’s Steelo Zhao, who says he wants to write more songs incorporating his heritage using Yi.  Steelo, man, you gotta focus. I’m still clamoring for those Peking opera rap songs that you never wrote.

I found this translation on YouTube and couldn’t figure out who it’s by, but it’s better than anything I could come up with.  Which version is your favorite?

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Friday Photos: Photographer Xiaoming

LOVE LOVE LOVE

With a super distinctive style of bringing frames into photos, photographer Xiaoming is a rising star with unique looks. Here are some pictures of his for Xu Kai, Chen Ruoxuan, Lin Yanjun, Sodagreen, Wu Tsing-Fong of Jikejunyi, Jiang Yingrong, Tia Ray, and Super Vocal’s Ayunga and Zheng Yunlong,
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