Eye Candy : Lee Young Ae for Marie Claire


I can't quite get over this exquisitely beautiful Marie Claire editorial with Lee Young Ae lensed by Ahn Joo Yeong. The actress models a stunning array of hanboks and Cartier jewelry. Her fresh faced beauty certainly belies her age of 43 and this pictorial feels serenely modern despite the traditional dress. It's been over 10 years since she captivated audiences worldwide with her portrayal of a Chosun era palace kitchen cook who overcomes many hardships to become the first female royal physician in the epic series Dae Jang Geum (Jewel In The Palace). That was one of my first K-dramas and I remember being quite fascinated by the scenes detailing the painstaking preparation process of Korean royal cuisine as well as all the plotting and intrigue.

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Photo Source: Marie Claire Korea

41 comments

Jane said...

Wow, she's 43! She's stunning. Those are amazing photographs; im loving the Cartier jewelry.

lifeasart said...

Wow such pretty hanboks...I can't believe she is 43! She looks great!

Lucy Mason said...

Such a lovely shoot! xx

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Lilli said...

Morning Rowena, when I read her age I was really stunned, she is just gorgeous and awesome. The editorial is a masterpiece, I like how the traditional garments are mixed with the modern feeling, the result is impressive. The series where she acted sounds interesting. Have a nice day my dear, many kisses! xo

Sam said...

wow, the photography is amazing, I love the Asian inspired outfits, they are beautifully graceful. She's a classic beauty. Thanks for sharing your opinions with me :)

The Dainty Dolls House said...

These are amazing pictures, what a stunning girl too :)) So beautiful and full of grace...super!! I hope you have a lovely day doll xx

Jackie Harrison said...

Beautiful cover she is so elegant nice job.
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Stacey said...

This editorial definitely brings back memories of Dae Jang Geum for me. She actually looks younger here if that's even possible!!

Emmylou said...

She's sooooo beautiful. I love her hair and makeup in this spread.

Jane said...

she is so beautiful. and these pictures are so gorgeous as well as the traditional dresses! love!

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

So beautiful and dreamy! x

Beautetude said...

So pretty. Love the poses.

Beautetude

Alissa Gromova said...

Amazing poses, dresses and she!!!
Like it a lot, there is no more beautiful that the tradition of this culture!
Very nice post doll

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MaysaAndSunshine said...

Wow she is 43 but looks younger than me (crying). She is gorgeous as well as those traditional Korean dresses (love the modern twist in design). Adore that first one.

Paola Lauretano said...

She is so elegant.... amazing editorial!!!!!
Tnx for visiting!!!
Happy wed darling!!!!
Kiss

FASHION TALES said...

These are remarkable, well she's clearly doing things right, and looking stunning. I love the volume in the first garment. :) x/Madison

Amyboo said...

The light pastel hanboks just make her look beautiful. So soft and elegant!

Emma Reay said...

The cover is beautiful, She definately doesn't look like she's in her 40's!

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Federica Di Nardo said...

She's so beautiful and gosh, i love traditional dresses !

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Larie said...

gah, I hope I look that good at 43!

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

these photos are stunning. What a great shoot.
xo,
nancy

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

O wow. Beautiful. And that ring!!

Jayme and Mendi said...

Love these photos! Her skin looks flawless!

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Alicia Mackin said...

This really is a great editorial. I love the colors, the mood, the typography, the photography and WOW 43 she looks like she is 23.

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Heel in Mint said...

She is stunning and I love the color palette in the editorial. Beautiful pictures and they do look extremely modern, fresh and breezy. :)

xx
Heel in Mint

jeanine said...

She is beautiful! I hope I look that good at 43 but I'm pretty sure I already don't.

K.Lee said...

Shes absolutely gorgeous. I get really happy to see my heritage showcased on high profile magazines that I cant not get my hands on. Thanks for sharing:).

xoxo, K.Lee
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My Garden Diaries said...

So beautiful! Her skin is amazing!!! Just goes to show you what 43 can look like when you take care of yourself!!! She is stunning and those photos are awesome! Have a lovely day tomorrow lady! Nicole xoxo

Kim Alston said...

I can't believe she's 43! She looks like she's in her 20's! I'm doing something wrong. She's so beautiful!
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Anonymous said...

Wow, she looks beautiful! Love these photos. Hope you're having a good week!
xoxo, Ty
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getcarriedaway said...

she looks wonderful!
happy day!

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Diana Ashuayem said...

She is gorgeous!!
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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

What a stunning editorial - traditional, yet fresh and light!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Manhattan Image and Style said...

What an inspiration sweetie! I love it!

Diana
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Matthew Pike said...

She looks beautiful.

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Leslie said...

43!? I had to scroll back to check that! She is lovely and holds herself as if she were a Princess. Very pretty Rowena. Hope you enjoy the rest of the week!

Megan said...

Wow, absolutely stunning!! I love Marie Claire.

xo Megan, Lush to Blush

homestilo said...

The fabric, colors and designs- what stunning hanboks!

Lena L said...

She is a goddess! :o
I've actually met her in person when she was still in her twenties. I remember her skin was quite oily, and maybe that is partially the reason why she looks so young wrinkle free..?

JennLiew | Luminnej said...

This is really beautiful! Love her make-up and costumes *_^ thanks for sharing, Rowena.

Margarita Bloom said...

Holy Moly...did you say 43?!! She looks so much younger than that. I hope I look like that when I turn 43. She's gorgeous. These pictures are soo stunning.


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