Eye Candy : Gao YuanYuan for Elle

Gao YuanYuan Elle 2014

There is a sense of relaxed ease and naturalness to this Elle China editorial with the lovely Gao Yuanyuan that is very refreshing. I actually come across a good number of Chinese editorials but don't feature all that many because I find alot of them to be overdone and over-Photoshopped but that isn't this case with this one. I really like the simple styling and how Yuanyuan's charm and beauty just radiates through the images. The 34 year old actress who recently registered her marriage to Taiwanese actor Mark Chao will next appear opposite Nicholas Tse in the film But Always (一生一世). The love story about childhood friends whose lives are continuously intertwined takes place across three decades in Beijing and New York. The movie stills which have been released certainly look romantic and promising. I included the poster at the very end of this post and here is a link to watch the trailer. This looks like one that I may want to watch.

Good things should be shared: My talented friend Mary Jo Matsumoto is having a special 3 Days of Happiness Flash Sale on a selection of her stylish bags and accessories starting today. She is also offering an additional 50% off some already reduced prices and free shipping on all US orders. For international shoppers, Mary Jo will work with you to get the best shipping rate possible. This doesn't happen often so be sure to check it out.

Gao YuanYuan Elle 2014
Gao YuanYuan Elle 2014
Gao YuanYuan Elle 2014
Gao YuanYuan Elle 2014
Gao YuanYuan Elle 2014
But Always Movie

Photos: Sina


Unknown said...

Nice shots.

Diva In Me said...

I think she's very pretty. Definitely a natural beauty. I'm not one who watch a lot of Chinese movies but since you recommended this one, it kind of look pretty interesting =D Maybe I should give it a try =)

Lilli said...

Hi Rowena! I agree with you, many editorials are too photoshopped, even though I stare at them, I avoid to share. This is for sure very beautiful, natural and eyecatching. She looks refined and that movie inspires me a lot, love romantic stories! Congrats to Mary Jo Matsumoto and her lovely bags, I think the sale will have lots of success. Have a wonderful weekend my friend, hugs! xo

Emmylou said...

What a lovely editorial:) Simple yet chic.

PS Mary Jo's bags look awesome!

Jackie Harrison said...

Great editorial awesome pictures. Have a great weekend doll.

Madaline said...

The one's in the blue sweater are gorgeous - and you're right - super real. For me there is such a fine line between studio perfect and photoshopped shots and more real shots. I like something in the middle.

The Dainty Dolls House said...

She is the cutest, very beautiful. Lovely editorial xx

Unknown said...

This has made me almost crave sweater-weather. Almost!

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Paola Lauretano said...

Amazing natural beauty!!!!! I love these pics!!!!
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Jane said...

i think she is so beautiful. so natural and so fresh. i love the editorial.

Launna said...

She's very beautiful... so lovely ♡

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get carried away said...

she is so pretty
Happy weekend

Blackswan said...

Rowena, I'm not familiar with the name but she sure looks gorgeous!
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Unknown said...

So beautiful…love this!


Coco said...

It's definitely laidback and chic
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Amelie said...

Great editorial and so beautiful!


Eleonora said...

She's really beautiful. And btw that's the poster of the new film of her! One friend of mine told me so much about it ;)


fashionseducer said...

love cover


debra mejia said...

Love the cool blue-gray color of the Elle cover photo. And thanks for sharing your friend's flash sale:)

Marcela Gmd said...

Lovely pics!!!
Have a wonderful weekend, dear Rowena!! and my like's for you!!!:)))

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Midnight Cowgirl said...

But Always looks really interesting!

Lena L said...

These images are so fresh and clean that I don't mind looking at those chunky sweaters in this weather. ;)
Her complexion is to die for!

Margaret Dallospedale said...

Awesome my adorable Rowena!
These pics are so chic
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Mindy Fan said...

She looks like such a natural beauty!
She's very relaxed and I can tell that the pictures look pretty natural and not too overally photoshopped/ It's crazy how much photoshop is used in magazines!


ALLIE NYC said...

Oh how exciting your friend is a handbag designer. I will have to check this out, and I LOVE the design of that poster!!

Allie of ALLIE NYC

ALLIE NYC said...

Oh I will have to check this out for sure, and LOVE the design of that poster!!

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My Garden Diaries said...

Refreshing is right! I love that about these photos! Her beauty comes shining right out!!! And it is more about her than anything else! Fantastic! Wishing you a wonderful Saturday friend! Nicole xoxo

Anna said...

Ah she is lovely! Such bright and glowing skin, she just radiates beauty. Love that movie poster shot at the end, I know nothing about that movie, but the poster makes me want to watch it. :3

Heide Padilla said...

She looks so natural. It's so good to admire people like her.
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Sam said...

Wow, she is absolutely flawless, to have such glowing skin, that would be ideal! Loved reading your viewpoint on my last point... Have a Fabulous Weekend!

Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

Love these photos, especially the first one. Have a wonderful weekend, Rowena! x

Imogen said...

I agree with your thoughts. I love these photos so much.

A Very Sweet Blog said...

Rowena, oh how I love this! That sweater she's wearing is absolutely gorgeous. Stunning really! I love asian editorials for the same reason. Trying to incorporate this simplicity into my own life now.

Anonymous said...

She looks so pretty!

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Hoda Katebi said...

Lovely editorial--I totally agree with you--the relaxed and natural vibes are so refreshing and beautiful! She is such a beautiful person and looks so effortlessly (although I'm sure that since it IS for a mag. efforless still includes hours of makeup and photoshopping, but still) cool!

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BEAUTYEDITER.COM – Beauty Blog said...

This is such a lovely editorial. Have an amazing new week!


Effortlesslady said...

Her skin is flawless, she is really beautiful!!

Unknown said...

This shots are just amazing, as you said she looks so natural and so beautiful! I loved this post, thank you for sharing.


sonia // daring coco said...

These are bright and incredible shots, love the simplicity allowing the star and her personality to shine through


JeannLiew | Luminnej said...

Can't agree more with you my friend, have always liked her and her natural beauty shines through this editorial! And I personally feel she and Mark is a heavenly matching couple *_^

Wow! The teaser to her up-coming movie looks beautiful, will definitely check it out once it hits our shore *_^ I am such a fan of romantic films! haha