One and a half month, 96 episodes, 3 episodes per day 武媚娘传奇 finally comes to the end last night. There are some thoughts I would love to share it here:
1 EMPRESS WU EQUALLY NOWADAYS MODERN WOMEN
Basically she is icon of modern women: feminine appearance yet tough inner spirit. Intelligence, creative and progressive. She just born in a wrong era.
2 BE WISE TO CHOOSE MR RIGHT
武媚娘侍奉李世民十二年,也不过是个五品才人;李治却把她捧为皇后. Empress Wu just a low grate concubine after serving Lee Shi Min for twelve years, eventually she is empress for Lee Zhi.
3 LIFE IS JUST VERY SIMPLE, ACTUALLY
起初我是为了保护你，后来是为了得到你，其实我就想好好的和你一起看一场烟花… Emperor Lee Zhi doesn’t fancy about his throne, he just want to have a great moment with his love one, life is very simple actually.
4 JUST DO IT
莫问前程凶吉,但愿落幕无悔 basically can be translate to DON’T ASK, JUST DO IT! When you doubt about any decision making, just do it. Left the judgement to outsider.
5 THE BEST EMPEROR OUTFIT
I am doubt about the wardrobe styling, but Empress Wu looks great in her emperor look, 3D dragon jacket incredible embroidery beading effects are amazing!
6 THE PRINCE LEE XIAN IS A MUTANT
Lee Zhi and Empress Wu both are good looking person, I wonder why they have a son like Lee Xian. Something wrong with Lee Xian genetic, he is a mutant.
7 SET A GOAL FOR LIFE
At the last episode, Empress Wu confuse about her choice, she even doubt why she choose to be a king. She is lonely and sad even owned the whole Tang dynasty. At last, she left a piece of wordless tablet 无字碑 at Shaanxi Province Mausoleum, she has nothing to say in her life? Or she let us comment for her achievement?
Hereby I created a refreshing makeup look inspired by 武媚娘传奇. Everybody is crazy about Empress Wu makeup, I am using a list of products below to create this look. Original version is a bit heavy in reality, I change original red lips into this natural nude cream lipstick, dark smoky eye into shimmery eyeshadow. Main focus enhanced at the fire red tattoo on my forehead, this look ideal for coming cny makeover.
FOR MY FIRE RED TATTOO ON FOREHEAD
I am using Sephora matte permanent lipstick 2060A.
I am using Stila stay all day waterproof liquid eye liner intense black.
1 URBAN DECAY Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation
2 URBAN DECAY Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer
3 URBAN DECAY Sheer Revolution lipstick
4 URBAN DECAY Moondust Eyeshadow
The collection will be officially launched at Sephora on 19 February onward.
<This post is bought to you by URBAN DECAY>
Browsing my weibo this morning, I saw this amazing fish images. Get to know what it made of I was like HOLYCOW, Neither photograph nor painting, but embroidery. It was an embroidery art exhibition at Grand Palais early July this year by China top designer Lan Yu. This is a traditional method embroidery hand stitch by stitch originally from China called 苏绣, click here if you can read Chinese. Lan yu, second generation of 苏绣 su xiu workshop inheritance from her mom, adding modern twist to traditional craft, to form these amazing collection LAN YU水魅. Technically saying, dividing an embroidery thread into 28 portion to complete details part, hence how fine the details were, as you can imagine. #salute
If you don’t know who is Lan Yu, you may know TVB actress 佘詩曼.
She was wearing Lan Yu latest Couture 2014 zodiac collection : The Virgo during awards ceremony last week. And, Sammi Cheng was rocking in the same collection in her TOUCH MI world tour concert yesterday.Photo courtesy of sammi weibo Original sktech of destructured crystal gown, fulled with Swarovski beads.
From concept to real gown, from dream to reality.
At last, wishing everyone HAPPY WINTER SOLSTICE, see you in next post.