Eye Candy : Yao Chen for Self

Yao Chen, Yao Chen Self

This Self China editorial with Yao Chen is fabulous not only because the photos are lovely but because her exuberant personality really shines through. The award winning actress was ranked 83rd among the world's most influential women by Forbes earlier this year. That may have something to do with her status as the most followed celebrity on Weibo (China's version of Twitter) with over 72 million fans. She uses the platform to update her fans on her work as well as to raise awareness about social issues. Notably she has addressed the topics of media censorship and air pollution in China. I thought she was quite charming in Color Me Love, a romantic comedy that has drawn comparisons to The Devil Wears Prada. And I admire Yao Chen even more for how she's using her considerable influence on social media to try to make a positive impact considering some celebrities only know how to post half naked pics of themselves for attention. And oh yeah her hair is seriously gorgeous too!

Yao Chen, Yao Chen Self
Yao Chen, Yao Chen Self
Yao Chen, Yao Chen Self
Yao Chen, Yao Chen Self
Yao Chen, Yao Chen Self

Photos: Sina


My Garden Diaries said...

Yep! She has a beautiful energy that comes through her photos! So pretty!!! I hope that you are enjoying the long weekend pal! Nicole xo

Lilli said...

Hi Rowena! Yao Chen is utterly gorgeous in this editorial, the styling and the make up are fab and just adore her hair! The first pic is my fav, totally love the lipstick she is wearing!:) Have seen that trailer and she is so good, the movie remined me of the Chinese version of that one indeed. And I like her personalitly, the way she uses socials is remarkable. Have a wonderful Sept Rowena, many hugs! xo

Elena Tovar Pascual said...

Love the post!

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Anonymous said...

Hmmm, for some reason I'm not a fan of this as much as some of the other editorials you post and talk about! I don't know what it is; I think it might be that Chanel belt that is just way too bling for me. Haha. I've nominated you for the Sisterhood of the world bloggers award by the way; would love to know your answers! Rosemary x


Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

Such a great shoot! x

Emmylou said...

Dang! Not only does she have a gorgeous face, her hair is just dreamy....sigh....And I think it's great when celebs like her use their influence for good:)

The Dainty Dolls House said...

She is gorgeous, what a beautiful gal, love these pictures too :) xx

Jackie Harrison said...

I see a beautiful girl that has style and is so chic love her hair.great job doll. No need to come over no new post today.

Pooja Mittal said...

such a beautiful editorial
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Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Fabulous girl! Your hair is amazing! I dont know her work as actress but she is beautiful.


Margaret Dallospedale said...

Wowww She is beautiful
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Lena L said...

I guess she is influential, alright. Because I didn't know her name before I saw your post (I know. I live under the rock) but recognized her beautiful face right away! LOL
Seriously, I just need to follow your eye candy series for all my needs. ;)

ALLIE NYC said...

Yes her personality certainly does come through, and like that she is using her fame to bring awareness to social issues.

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Unknown said...

Fabulous editorial she is so pretty.

Paola Lauretano said...

She is really beautiful and this editorial is amazing!!!
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Oh to Be a Muse said...

I can tell she has a lot of personality from these photos. Great styling, great lips, great beauty.

Unknown said...

Lovely pictures :)
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Anonymous said...

This photos are lovely and her hair looks amazing!


I love these photos of her, and her funny expressions kind of remind me of Rita Ora for some reason. She's stunning. Happy Monday.

Jyoti said...

lovely post.hugs..love her hair
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Marcela Gmd said...

Nice editorial!!! lovely girl!!!
Have a good week, dear Rowena!!! my like's for you!!!:)))

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Amelie said...

Amazing post! Have a great week!


Unknown said...

beautiful pics!!!
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ShinyPrettyThings said...

god she is gorgeous. i envy all that hair hahahaa

Dania said...

Really an amazing editorial, great photos!



j said...

She really does have amazing hair! I've never heard of the movie but the trailer seems interesting.

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Jenmarie said...

I love the first and last photos. Her hair is beautiful!

Eatlovemerry said...

Loving their hair! x

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Effortlesslady said...

Gorgeous lady!! Beautiful hair.

Tales of Whimsy said...

I want to fall asleep and wake up with that hair and those eyebrows.

Carmen Cotugno said...

She si so pretty :)

little luxury list said...

Seriously her hair is awesome! I love how she shines in this editorial! I hope you had a great long weekend dear!

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Beauty Editer said...

very chic looks and photos dear! have a great day. :)


Unknown said...

Beautiful shoot, love her hair and pics with red lipstick are amazing. :)
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Midnight Cowgirl said...

It makes me happy to hear about celebrities who use their influence to encourage positive changes :)

debra mejia said...

The photos are lovely and she is gorgeous. It's nice that she can use her celebrity status for doing good in this world.

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

so fun. I love how this shoot came out!


Champagne Star said...

Very nice, I especially love that first picture!! Absolutely stunning!!

Anonymous said...

Her hair looks amazing! Very pretty.

Jane said...

She's beautiful! And I love that she raises awareness to her followers! That's great impact!

Emily said...

So beautiful pictures! :)

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Draffin Bears said...

Hi Rowena,

Such beautiful photos and she is so gorgeous looking.
Hope you are having a lovely week

A Very Sweet Blog said...

She is breathtakingly beautiful Rowena! I can't get over that 1st photo! How stunning! I also love the photo of her wearing the Chanel active outfit! Love it!

Sybil said...

so much energy and enthusiasm in her shots!!! amazing :D

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Beauty Follower said...

Lovely girl
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designchic said...

What a beautiful editorial…adore the gray and white jacket!!

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This is a gorgeous shoot, I love it!!
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