Eye Candy : Viaggo A Xitang

Today is the Lunar New Year marking the start of the year of the Fire Monkey. We will be observing our annual tradition of visiting the Buddhist temple. If you're in New York City, here is a rundown of some of the festivities happening around town. I would like to wish everyone who is celebrating a most happy, healthy and prosperous new year! Gong Hei Fat Choy! Gong Xi Fa Cai! 新年快樂! 恭禧发财! Here are 8 lucky foods you can have to celebrate Chinese New Year.

This Flair Italy editorial may be from 2011 but the beauty of the story it tells is timeless. The brilliant Wing Shya captures Du Juan in the ancient picturesque town of Xitang, China in this highly atmospheric series of images that are both dreamy and breathtaking.

Viaggo A Xitang // Publication: Flair Italy April 2011 // Photographer: Wing Shya
Model: Du Juan // Stylist: Kanako B. Koga

Photo Source: Fashion Copious


Anonymous said...

Such an ethereal beauty.

Lilli said...

Gong Hei Fat Choi dear Rowena, Happy Lunar Year! Hope you have a wonderful day and celebrate at the best! Amazing editorial too, the mood and the styling are picturesque and mysterious. Kisses! xo

Jackie Harrison said...

Stunning editorial great find.

Doctor Anne said...

Wow, these pictures are beautiful.

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Emmylou said...

Kung hei fat choi, my dear:) Much blessings to you and your whole family.

PS This editorial is just gorgeous!

Stanislava E. said...

Hi Rowena! Wow, this editorial is gorgeous indeed! The model, the photos, the location, everything is perfect. I really like the photo with the candles. Happy New Chinese Year, Rowena! Hope you had a nice celebration!xo

little luxury list said...

What a stunning editorial - dreamy and from a different era. Happy new year to you too dear!

little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

May Cho said...

I don't know if anything can be as timeless or as beautiful as this; Du Juan looks so effortless, almost like she's ethereal and the atmosphere of the photos are absolutely gorgeous!

May | THE MAYDEN | bloglovin'

Stella said...

Happy Chinese New Year, Rowena!
I loved the picture with red dress! Such a beautiful lady!
Stella from a Looks & Travels

Unknown said...

Wow these photos are stunning!


Kelsey&Kenecha said...

So beautiful! Such stunning photos!


Ivana Split said...

Happy Lunar Year! I wish you much happiness in the year of the Monkey:)

This editorial is awe inspiring...I do love all the locations...and I feel like every photograph is telling a story of its own.

Oh to Be a Muse said...

All the dresses look lovely. Happy Chinese New Year!


Anonymous said...

Happy Chinese New Year! I don't celebrate as I wasn't raised with Asian traditions but every year it's exciting to discover which sign is at the forefront. A couple of years ago I happened to be on holidays in China for New Year's (Dragon) and I visited Xitang with a Chinese friend and her parents. Nice to see that the pics in this post were taken there.


A Very Sweet Blog said...

Happy Lunar New Year! Happy Chinese New Year! Rowena! I love this! The dresses are so pretty and the backgrounds gorgeous. Have a wonderful celebration doll!

Mihaela Pojogu said...

Happy Chinese New Year! I love the black skirt with floral embroidery.

Paola Lauretano said...

Wow, I love these pics!!!!
Happy LunarYear hun!
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Hena Tayeb said...

such beautiful imagery.

Vonnish said...

Such lovely imagery. I'm not sure what is more eye catching, the locations or the collection.


Gung Hei Fat Choy Rowena! Thanks for sharing this editorial, it's definitely a lovely one, and I especially like the tone in each photo. The lace dress with the chunky necklace is beautiful.
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ALLIE NYC said...

Happy New Year! I have never been to a Buddhist temple, and didn't even know there was one here in NY. That would be interesting. Loving these images but the one with the lanterns is my favorite.


Miharu Julie said...


new post

Blackswan said...

What an Asian beauty! Love the red dress! Happy CNY, Rowena! xoxo

trishie said...

Gorgeous x

Marcela Gmd said...

Beautiful photos!!!! Nice post!!!
Have a good week!!! and my g+ for you!!!:)))

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Unknown said...

These photos are absolutely stunning, thanks for sharing Rowena!
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Gabrielle said...

What stunning imagery - the shot of her face illuminated by candlelight is breathtakingly beautiful!

Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

Effortlesslady said...

Omg! She is breathtaking! So beautiful!

Beauty Unearthly said...

Hi dear... this post is so lovely and the pics are so mesmerizing.

j said...

Happy Lunar New Year, Rowena!!!! I love the editorial and the moodiness of the scenery as much as, or maybe even more than, the clothes.


OMG, I mean O.M.G!!! How incredible is this editorial!!! The entire concept from her clothes to the amazing location choices - I'm really impressed. Thank you so much for sharing, Rowena. So inspiring!

xoxo Ira

JeannLiew | Luminnej said...

I love the first visual a lot, as it has so much emotions and the play of mood with lighting and all. The makeup is just exquisite.

The locale makes this editorial an interesting piece and yes, it does stand the test of time!

Hope you are having a great CNY celebration over there so far, my dear friend!

With love,