KFC, Xu Jiao want you to eat fried chicken in hanfu

KFC added bamboo shoots to their chicken sandwich just in case they weren’t Chinese enough.

After normalizing hanfu’s as everyday outfits in her latest drama Beyond the Lightyears and as appropriate red carpet wear,  actress and hanfu advocate Xu Jiao is here to remind  you that hanfu is also fast-food appropriate.  The actress is a part of KFC’s latest campaign to appeal to Chinese fans with Chinese culture rather than foreign superiority, a rather new ad choice in China. KFC also partnered with the National Museum to bring elements of artifacts from the museum to their stores, including renovating over thirty locations around China to either celebrate hanfu or artifacts.

When someone commented on Weibo that hanfu 汉服 and hamburgers 汉堡包 don’t look right together, Xu Jiao responded : “They both belong to the han 汉 family, so why not? ”

The interior of a newly renovated KFC that looks nothing like Kentucky.

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Xu Jiao debuts hanfu look at Venice Film Festival

Xu Jiao and Celina Jade. I always think Celina Jade looks so familiar but I can’t figure out who she looks like.   

Actress and hanfu aficionado Xu Jiao  wore  her first hanfu-styled dress  to an international red carpet today at the “The Shape of Water” premier at the Venice Film Festival. I like how the dress doesn’t look too out of place but is clearly inspired by hanfu.    The dress was designed by her friend and I want it.

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Ice Fantasy posters, thoughts so far?

… and so… the fellowship of ice and fire begins…

Ice Fantasy posters this week. What are your thoughts of the episodes released so far?  Starring Feng Shaofeng, Ma Tianyu, Victoria Song Qian, Xu Jiao, Zhang Meng, Wang Duo, and Madina Memet… despite thinking that there are certain advances that have been made in terms of production, I have a really hard time actually sitting through this drama and resisting the urge to click through scenes once I reach my limit… >.<

More stills below the cut.

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Ice Fantasy reveals character posters

There was a date on a poster so let’s hope they hold through.

Character posters from Ice Fantasy this today… since I have a butt-load of other images that have been released and the release date as of now is set for July 24th.  Starring Feng Shaofeng, Ma Tianyu, Victoria Song Qian, Xu Jiao, Zhang Meng, Wang Duo, and Madina Memet, this is turning out to have some of the most diverse range of costume “looks” I have seen lately in a drama.

More stills below the cut.

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Ice Fantasy promises to burn up the summer with new posters

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All the costumes and styling scream Chinese Lord of the Rings.

I swear Ice Fantasy’s promotion rounds have been going on since forever, so here’s to hoping it will live up to expectations when it airs on July 24th (2 episodes each on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday). Based on the bestselling novel by Guo Jingming, the adaption stars Feng Shaofeng, Victoria Song Qian, Ma Tianyu and Zhang Meng.

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Jay Chou, A-mei duet for Ice Fantasy

By the way they have been going with images, some should definitely consider an official calendar with pictures…

More stills and theme songs by Jay Chou, A-mei, and Cindy Yen from Ice Fantasy this week.  Starring Feng Shaofeng, Ma Tianyu, Victoria Song Qian, Xu Jiao, Zhang Meng, Wang Duo, and Madina Memet, those looking forward to this drama should probably start praying hard for a release date.
Series goes all out with an opening theme by Jay Chou and A-mei below and an ending one by Cindy Yen here:

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Ice Fantasy shows off more costumes

“A” for effort in staying fashionably dressed in a short skirt despite peer pressure and weather conditions.

More stills from Ice Fantasy this week.  Starring Feng Shaofeng, Ma Tianyu, Victoria Song Qian, Xu Jiao, Zhang Meng, Wang Duo, and Madina Memet, this is turning out to have some of the most diverse range of costume “looks” I have seen lately in a drama.

More stills below the cut.

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