Eye Candy : Lee Young Ae for Elle


Lee Young Ae absolutely dazzles in an array of gorgeous looks from Valentino in this Elle Korea editorial. The 46 year old actress has kept a relatively low profile since getting married and giving birth to twins in 2011 though she has continued her philanthropy efforts as a Goodwill Ambassador for both UNICEF and NGO.  She will probably always be best known for the classic Hallyu sageuk hit Dae Jang Geum (Jewel In The Palace). Following a 13 year hiatus, Young Ae recently made her drama comeback in Saimdang: Light’s Diary a fictional account of the life of Shin Saimdang, a famed poet, artist, scholar of the Joseon era who defied limitations to become a legend in her time. Kind of sounds a little like her character in Dae Jang Geum. While her acting has been praised, even Young Ae's immense star power isn't helping to keep the time travel historical drama from struggling ratings. To be honest, I had my doubts when I heard that Song Seung Heon would be her leading man. While quite handsome, he is definitely no heavyweight in the acting department and a wooden leading man can be a huge detriment. Anyway I'm sure her fans must be happy to see her making a return to the small screen. I'd love to learn her age defying beauty secrets because while she may be in her 40's, her beauty is timeless and Young Ae looks way more fresh faced than some Hollywood actresses who are supposedly in their 20's. Just sayin'

Elle Korea February 2017 // Photographer: Choi Moon Hyeok // Editors: Baek Ho Kwang & Lee Kyung Eun
Stylist: Amy // Makeup: Lee Ji Yung // Hair: Lee Sun Young


Photos: Elle Korea

33 comments

little luxury list said...

I love this editorial - Valentino gowns are always a winner! Wow, and she looks incredible. I'd love to look like that at 46!

Anonymous said...

Gosh she's pretty, she's like a nymphin those dresses.

Ivana Split said...

I think that lifestyle probably plays the main role in keeping one's skin radiant. When I'm stressed, overworked and tired, my skin looks horrible. Our skin is affected by pretty much everything we do. In case of Hollywood celebs, I think a lot of them suffer from 'party lifestyle' side affects. Nothing ages a person more than drinking. To me a lot of them (Hollywood actresses) do look older than they are- so it is no true that you can buy a youthful look. I think that a beautiful and youthful skin is mostly a combination of genetics (good genes), lifestyle (clean living) and skincare (effective beauty routine).

I love this editorial. She looks divine. That cover photo is utterly beautiful. Very inspirational stuff. I like the way she poses, everything about it very elegant. These kind of editorials are the ones I enjoy the most. Simplicity goes a long way.

Lilli said...

46 year old, really?! Oh my, Im truly impressed, she is such a beauty (as all Asian women)! Love the editorial so much, the styling is flawless and makes me feel very good just staring at all these beautiful dresses. Have a nice weekend dear Rowena! xo

Kizzy Von Doll said...

She is stunning x

Paola Lauretano said...

Amazing dresses, she is so beautiful!
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Linda Libra Loca said...

I love the first dress, the one with the flying fish (or birds?) and the red details. And she looks way younger than 46, amazing.

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Jackie Harrison said...

Stunning editorial.

Beauty Editer said...

Love it! Have a great weekend.

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Marcela Gmd said...

Beautiful photos!!!!
Have a wonderful weekend, dear Rowena!!!!

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Marcela Gmd said...

Beautiful photos!!!!
Have a wonderful weekend, dear Rowena!!!!

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Emmylou MW said...

Gosh! I can't believe she 46! #goals And a friend told me I really have to watch Jewel in the Palace. Will add that to my to-watch list for sure now. That's really too bad about her new show though. So agree that a leading man who can't really act is such a detriment to a show even with a stellar cast....ahem...Lee Jong Suk...

Anyhoo, have a lovely weekend, Rowena!

PS I think I many have cried a little out of frustration after watching that press conference yesterday. I really pray for your nation....hang in there, my friend.

Lena L said...

She is timeless! I love seeing the blushed pink and the navy colors on her. (*scrolls up and looks again*)

Have a wonderful long weekend, Rowena! <3 ^-^

Pilar said...

I would've never guess she's 46 years old! She looks so young! I love the dress she wearing in the cover photo!

Sharmili R said...

This is such a gorgeous editorial! I would also love to know her skin secrets because she looks so fresh faced and young. I honestly would have guessed she was in her late 20s! Her hair is also so gorgeous. It's perfectly, artfully tousled <3

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Simera H said...

She is so pretty. The outfits looks so elegant on her too.
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Cheryl van den Berg said...

The bird dresses are pretty lovely, and I really like how well her hair flows in all these shots.

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Shireen L. Platt said...

She is 46?!!! Wow, I wish I look half as good as her when I'm her age but judging by how I look now, it's only a wishful thinking. LOL! I am starting to venture more into Asian skincare...maybe there's hope for me?

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Beauty Unearthly said...

Everything looks amazing!
xx

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Valerie Price said...

Wow, she is stunning...I too would love to know her age defying beauty secrets!

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Midnight Cowgirl said...

Such a pretty editorial!

Fashionably Idu said...

I did a double take when I read 46. She's truly discovered the fountain of youth. Totally awesome that she's making a comeback after such a long hiatus. She is beautiful!

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Anonymous said...

She looks amazing! I was very surprised when I read her age. Wow!

ANOUK

Lenya said...

You are kidding me. She's 46?? Nah, never. She is gorgeous. Beautiful editorial of a beautiful woman. Happy weekend, Rowena.
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Maggie Dallospedale said...

Wwwww she is so stylish.
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Gil Zetbase said...

Gorgeous outfit!
Have a nice week-end!
Gil Zetbase

Lyosha Varezhkina said...

she looks amazing! I do love Asian beauty (i think they are the most beautiful as they are) but she's superb! can't believe her age!

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Kim Alston said...

That cover dress (Valentino) is absolutely stunning on her. She looks like an angel. I love her philanthropy! I also love her in that red dress.
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Peppermint said...

Wow, how can she be 46?? She looks amazing. Her eyes are just stunning too.

Coco said...

It's breathtaking! Her ethereal beauty has been complimented by the sophisticated styling. Truly stunning! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

s said...

she is so gorgeous!!! xO!
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