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 Vs. Magazine SS 2014, Wong Kar Wai In The Mood For Love

This atmospheric editorial inspired by Wong Kar Wai's  In the Mood for Love pays an elegant tribute to the deeply stirring tale of love and longing portrayed in the film. Models Li Xiaoling and Zhao Lei stylishly channel the roles played by Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung Chiu Wai while showcasing looks from Jason Wu,Yigel Azrouel, Rodarte, Armani and Tom Ford. In the Mood for Love is one of my favorite movies that I'd totally recommend watching if you've never seen it. It is an absolute visual and cinematic treat. There is also a gorgeous short fashion film that accompanies this editorial.

Unspoken Desire // Vs. Magazine SS 2014 // Photography: Laspata Decaro // Art Direction: Jakob F.S.
Models: Li Xiaoxing & Zhao Lei // Styling: Vibe Dabelsteen// Makeup: Brigitte Reiss Andersen // Hair: Renato Campora

Wong Kar Wai In The Mood For Love
Wong Kar Wai In The Mood For Love
Wong Kar Wai In The Mood For Love
Wong Kar Wai In The Mood For Love
Wong Kar Wai In The Mood For Love
Wong Kar Wai In The Mood For Love
Wong Kar Wai In The Mood For Love
Wong Kar Wai In The Mood For Love
Wong Kar Wai In The Mood For Love

Photo Source: Vs Magazine


Lena L said...

I love it!
The woman looks so sexy and attractive, and the guy reminds me of the young Tony Leung Ka Fai.

Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

What beautiful imagery! I've never seen the film, definitely going to add it to my list to see.

Prerana said...

great post


Pooja Mittal said...

I must watch the movie
Keep in touch ,

Happyeverafterbride said...

That movie has always had me captivated. The clothes on her towards the end of the short film are amazing!

Manasi said...

amazing pictures!

Lilli said...

Hi Rowena! I didnt know the movie so I watched the clip you shared, it must be very intense, engaging and romantic. And so is the editorial, the models put in the scene the same feelings, the fashion film is full of passion and is also very glam, loving her make up and hair. Im fascinated by Asian culture and my dream is traveling over there one day :) Have an amazing weekend my dear, many hugs! xo

Emmylou said...

I haven't seen this movie yet, but gosh! How I love the styling of this editorial. Thanks for sharing, Rowena:)

Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

Very beautiful! x

Madaline said...

Absolutely stunning. Love the light use in the cinema photo.

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abeautifulzen said...

ah yes, i remember that movie. or rather, about it being a big hit but never actually seeing it. thanks for the remind. and this editorial is so stunning. they captured the ambiance perfectly!!
A Beautiful Zen

Vanessa Thornton said...

Wow, stunning photo. I'm definitely going to check the film out :)



Effortlesslady said...

Pretty indeed. Amazing photos!

Sam said...

Ah wow, she is such a siren, I love the Asian inspired dresses, I would love to wear one myself but I don't think I could pull it off. Thanks so much for your kind visit. Have a wonderful warm weekend!

Blackswan said...

Love all the shots! I've not watched the movie, but the actress is gorgeous!
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Unknown said...

Nice shots.

Unknown said...

My god, these images are stunning! She's absolutely breath-taking in every shot.

Emma | Fluff and Fripperies

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ALLIE NYC said...

Beautiful editorial and I watched the film...so dreamy and sexy! The place where they shot it reminds me of a place I use to go to in Seattle. It was so cool and had the most exotic drinks.

Allie of ALLIE NYC

Unknown said...

adoro il tuo stile!

Nuovo OUTFIT da me, che ne pensi?

Unknown said...

adoro il tuo stile!

Nuovo OUTFIT da me, che ne pensi?

BEAUTYEDITER.COM – Beauty Blog said...

So gorgeous! Enjoy the weekend! :)

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Margaret Dallospedale said...

Wowww She is so sexy.
Have an adorable weekend my sweet Rowena
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Jackie Harrison said...

Very sexy film doll enjoy your weekend.

Jane said...

love the dramatic editorial! the colors and mood are amazing!

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

LOVE LOVE this. That movie is one of my all-time faves!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Gorgeous editorial!

Style and Paper said...

Amazing photos!!

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Beautetude said...

This editorial is so gorgeous and sultry.

Paola Lauretano said...

Wow.... sexy editorial!!! Amazing pics, make up, hairstyle, dresses!!!!!!!
Happy weekend darling!!!

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Bellezzefelici said...

This actress is so sexy and chic... Lovely editorial, I hope I'll watch the movie :)


the workette said...

this edit is a beauty!


JeannLiew | Luminnej said...

ah yes! Most definitely inspired by the movie. Love that film tremendously, especially the performances by the two heavy weights, like you said, intensely rich in terms of visual styles as well as emotions by the characters. At times, watching a Wong Kar Wai's film suffocates you to a point, yet releases a certain bottled up emotions that may come with going through the ride that the characters bring you onto. It also reminds me of the film by Tom Ford's A Single Man, which I really love too *_^

As for the editorial, some pics work for me, some not really, nonetheless, it does manage to pull off that look and feel from the film, effectively.

Hope you will be enjoying your weekend soon! Big hugs

JeannLiew | Luminnej said...

Please do, Elena. It's quite intense but lovely nonetheless!

Unknown said...

I did love that movie and think I wrote it about it too a long time ago--what a classic, it always makes for good style inspiration! And I always love your eye candy posts ;) Hope you have a wonderful weekend Rowena!

xo Mary Jo

Unknown said...

Amazing photos and looks! I love Maggie Cheung.

Jasmine x
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Sam said...

Thanks for your lovely words over at mine.

Unknown said...

Wow amazing pics. Love all dresses and accessories. :)
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Anonymous said...

In the mood for love is a movie that I have wanted to watch for a long time but I have never got round to it.

Coco said...

Hi Rowena! I didn't watch the movie but this editorial is a blast, so sensual and intense!
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Ana said...

Love this blog*-*
Would you like to follow each other via GFC? Let me know, follow me, I'll sure do the same:)


j said...

They are such amazingly dramatic photos. I love the bright red/orange necklace in the second photo!

Eleonora said...

Oh. So gorgeous! I totally love all the dresses the model wore!

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Jo said...

As always, you always share the most gorgeous editorial. When I saw the first picture, I thought of Wong Kar Wai's In the Mood for Love... seriously! And there you go, it's all inspired from there. I love the whole dark oriental feel. I've not watched this movie before but I've read about it and I think I've to put it on my must-watch list.

BTW, I've replied your comments on my blog, Rowena. But I won't be copying and pasting them here since I've missed out on replying for too many posts and it would be loooooooooooong. Do check back when you're free.

Jo's Jumbled Jardinière

Unknown said...

Oh wow I love these photos! they all have some story behind it, I love the outfits and the lightning.
Thank you so much for sharing!


My Garden Diaries said...

The first word that comes to my mind is GORGEOUS! These photos are not only fantastic because she looks stunning in every way but the environment that they created around her is spot on and transports the viewer! I so enjoyed this one friend! Wishing you an outstanding week! Nicole xoxoxo

A Very Sweet Blog said...

This is sexy, passionate and seductive! I love the backdrop and clothes. Super exotic! HAHAHA

MaysaAndSunshine said...

Now you got me interested in a film. Love the clothes.