Friday Photos

September and October are traditionally the most high-quality fashion covers, but it seems like November is way, way better this year. Perhaps because the magazines don’t feel so pressured to have the biggest (safest) names bound by restraints, November covers so far are so much more modern in aesthetics.

Here’s a round-up of photos that caught our eyes recently. If you haven’t seen it yet, I also love Chen Man’s Zhao Wei photoshoot.

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Hu Ge begins filming Wong Kar-wai’s Blossoms Shanghai

Based on Jin Yucheng’s award-winning story, Blossoms Shanghai 繁花 tells the story of Ah-Bao (Hu Ge), a young entrepreneur eager to climb the social ladder during China’s economic boom. Tang Yan costars as one of his three love interests.

The 30 episode web drama is directed by Wong Kar-wai and written by Qin Wen (The First Half of My Life, Love Yourself) and began filming a few days ago. The director was previously attached to an Amazon-produced crime drama Tong Wars – that project has now been dropped.

First looks at Tang Yan, Shawn Dou’s Liao Dynasty drama

Tang Yan as the Liao Empress

Tang Yan and Shawn Dou look amazing in the first stills of their latest drama together, The Legend of Xiao Chuo 燕云台.The drama follows the life of Liao dynasty empress Xiao Yanyan (Tang Yan), her advisor (Shawn Dou) and emperor (Jing Chao). The drama recently concluded filming and is expected to air late 2020. [Extended Synopsis]

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