Eye Candy : Song Hye Kyo For Elle

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Song Hye Kyo is in a word stunning, gracing the cover and pages of Elle Singapore's July 2021 issue. The accompanying headline that she is raising the bar also couldn't be more appropriate. One of the biggest stars who was at the forefront of the Hallyu wave back in the day with Autumn in My Heart, Hye Kyo recently marked 25 years in the acting business. With an already accomplished career, she is still going strong and will be appearing in two dramas this year. She is currently filming Now, We Are Breaking Up opposite Jang Ki Yong and will later reunite with Descendants of the Sun screenwriter Kim Eun Sook in the revenge drama The Glory.

This editorial photographed by Hong Jang Hyun has a dreamy and ethereal vibe that really highlights Hye Kyo's enduring beauty as she models a range of feminine fashions from Fendi and Chaumet fine jewelry.  She was announced as the luxury fashion house's first ever actress and female brand ambassador earlier this year and has been a Chaumet ambassador since 2019. With her eloquent poise, composure and aspirational appeal, it's no wonder brands continually seek her out to represent them. 

She could easily rest on her laurels as an actress but has instead chosen to make interesting choices that challenge and take her skills to the next level. One of my favorite performances is in Wong Kar Wai’s martial arts The Grandmaster. To fully immerse herself in the character, she learned Cantonese and martial arts. Though her appearance is brief,  the scenes in which she appears in have a lasting impact on the impetus of the main character played by Tony Leung who praised Hye Kyo for her nuanced yet compelling acting.

I don't really stan anyone but if I did it would be Song Hye Kyo. She has been steadfast and authentic in both her career and in her personal life. I admire the wholehearted discipline and dedication she brings to her work as well as her philanthropy efforts and dignified way she lives her life. Hye Kyo is such a breath of fresh air for the way she stays true to her convictions and never seeks self serving attention or publicity. It's also inspiring how she regularly appears bare faced in her down time and actually looks like herself in photos because she's not processed through a series of heavy filters. Now that's what being genuine and confident looks like.

Elle Singapore July 2021 // Photography: Hong Jang Hyun //  Styling: Kim Hyun Kyung
Editor: Lee Kyung Kim  // Hair: Lee Hye Young  //  Makeup: Jo Eun Jeong // Fashion Editor: Jennie Oh
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7 comments

R's Rue said...

She is absolutely stunning. The editorial is so well done. I hope you have a wonderful and safe 4th Rowena. Enjoy.
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Sakuranko said...

Oh she is so pretty, she is a goddess

Mica said...

She sounds like such an accomplished lady - although I confess I hadn't heard of her! And she looks beautiful in these photos :)

Hope you are having a good weekend :) Another rainy day here.

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FashionRadi said...

So pure and beautiful! I love the black and white close-up one.

Emmylou said...

Oh wow! Stunning indeed:) She just gets better and better, chingu:) I would've have known her if not for you....such a great actress aside from just being a great human:)

Ivana Džidić Split said...

She is such a natural beauty. This editorial is mesmerizing....She has got such a natural and genuine presence...She's gorgeous gorgeous.

Rakhshanda chamberofbeauty said...

She is really a natural beauty, I love her expression in the pics! The black and white closeup pics are great! Thanks for sharing Rowena <3