Eye Candy : Zhou Xun for Marie Claire

This Marie Claire China editorial featuring Zhou Xun is such an interesting portrait study. I really like the serene feel and character which comes through each image. I've always admired her dynamic screen presence and acting range. I recently re-watched Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress which is one of the films that brought her international recognition. It was as good as I remembered and it's amazing how well Zhou Xun and her co-stars Chen Kun and Liu Ye have aged and their careers have flourished. The actress who made her Hollywood debut as Tom Hanks' sister in the sci-fi fantasy Cloud Atlas will soon be making a return to Chinese television with an adaptation of Red Sorghum, the classic novel by Mo Yan.

I'm mostly over the flu but still taking it easy. I had forgotten about the simultaneous fever and cold chills that come with this illness along with the dizzying achiness. If it's another 10 years before I get it again, it won't be too soon. Btw Sambucol/Elderberry is really quite effective against flu symptoms. Thanks so much for all the well wishes! I hope to catch up with everyone soon.

Photo Source: Sina


The Dainty Dolls House said...

She is really stunning and I love the attire as well :)) Am glad you are getting better doll, I hope it will continue!! Have a marvellous week xx

Jackie Harrison said...

Amazing images she its beautiful.

Ivana said...

What a beautiful eye candy to discover on this Monday morning! I had to save every single image for future inspiration :) Sweetie, you never cease to amaze me with your incredible eye for beauty!
I'm sending you all the positive vibes and big hugs, to make that nasty flu go away!

xx Ivana

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Lilli said...

Hi Rowena! She is really outstanding and looks marvelous in the editorial, the second portrait is my fav. Im glad you are feeling little better dear, send you many hugs and good wishes of a fast healing! Take care, kisses dear!:*

Beautetude said...

Beautiful pictures. She is gorgeous.

Emmylou said...

Thanks for sharing this editorial. She looks so gorgeous!
And Rowena, do you take oil of oregano too? This always helps get through colds and coughs.

little luxury list said...

She looks so elegant in these shots!
I hope you feel better soon dear! Rest up, stay warm, and relax!

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Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better! Thank you for sharing such a stunning editorial! x

Maru | Fashiony Fab said...

Stunning photos! I'm glad you're feeling better Rowena, but rest up! :)

Coco said...

Rowena I wish you to feel better soon dear! Thank you for sharing this editorial: I didn't know this actress and I will be looking for the movies you have mentioned!
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A Very Sweet Blog said...

what a striking photo shoot. you can truly feel every emotion. i love it. so glad you're getting some relief Rowena. keep taking it easy. you don't want a relapse doll.

Jessica (Coco/Mingo) said...

What a gorgeous model and photoshoot!! That sweater/coat in the 3rd photo - I totally want!! Glad to hear you're feeling a bit better! I hope you're back to 100% immunity real soon! Take care of yourself and sleep up! xoxo

Dylan & Berry said...

Shes so beautiful and her modeling skills are perfect! I'm so glad you featured her <3

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Sam said...

She's exquisite and I love the dramatic poses with the black net and tulle dress! How are you feeling sweety, hope you had a good start to the new year.

Unknown said...

Truly eye candy! I love these posts you do Rowena :) Wishing you a very happy 2014!
xo Mary Jo

Unknown said...

Wow amazing pictures!!! Love them!


ALLIE NYC said...

Very beautiful editorial. Love the black and white. I am reading a book that takes place in Japan it is a historical thriller. I am doing a post on this week so check in. Ugh I do not have an infection in my sinus so now I have to go to a specialist. Damage may have been done to the nerves because the root canal was done too deep and went in to the bone.

Allie of ALLIE NYC

Mindy Fan said...

Wow this is a really beautiful editorial! I am so envious of her looks!
Yay for getting over your illness. I hope you get better soon!! I tend to get sick quite often in the winter so I know how it feels!!
Happy New Years! (I didn't get to say that to you earlier hehe)



These are exceptional photos, black and white photography are just my absolute favoruite. I love the hat! xx/Madison

Fiona said...

glad you're on the mend :) Beautiful portraits, I'm loving all that tulle!

Lena L said...

Glad to hear that you're much better!
Love these images of her. I didn't know about her. *living under a rock*
I would like to watch the movies you mentioned, though. Sounds very interesting! :)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Rowena,

So glad to hear that you are feeling better.
Love this editorial in Marie Claire, she is so beautiful.
Thanks for visiting me and I am now following you.
Happy New Year

MaysaAndSunshine said...

She looks very mysterious and serene in this editorial, Rowena. Hope a flu entirely escapes your body very soon. Stay warm there.

Ann said...

She's so pretty
yet there is a hint of emotion and mystery in most of her pics.


Cynthia said...

I hope you'll feel better as my earlier post I came down the same, it was the worst feeling ever. I pray and hope you'll get plenty of rest. I agree Zhou Xun is a very beautiful actress. I recently watched her movie called - The Great Magician with Tony Leung in it. It was an okay storyline cause the pilot was just jumping everywhere, where it was hard to follow a bit.

Kris@Marthafied said...

She looks so pretty and so mysterious... and the ultimate indie rock chic!

Leslie said...

She is gorgeous Rowena and has the most beautiful eyes!

Unknown said...

amazing photos my dear !

Marcela Gmd said...

Beautiful post!!! wonderful photos!!
Happy New Year for you, dear Rowena!!!
Have a good week!! and my g+and like for your post!!!:)))

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

JeannLiew | Luminnej said...

oooooohhhh nice! She has character. I love her acting!

Min Tarpy said...

Beautiful pictures! She is a gorgeous woman!

Love and Ace said...

such a gorgeous editorial - love the tulle! xx Kat

Love and Ace

Natalie said...

Wow these photos are beautiful. I feel very inspired


Stacey said...

I've never really liked Zhou Xun, but she looks great in this editorial.
Glad to hear you are getting better Rowena, remember to take it easy!!

Ileana said...

Beautiful editorial! She is gorgeous :)