Fashion Review: Asians at the Oscars 2012

Li Bing Bing

The Facts… Li Bing Bing is currently one of China’s best loved actresses. She starred in 1911, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, and is due to act in Resident Evil: Retribution.

Li Bing Bing wore a stunning Georges Chakra white gown for the special night. The dress was teamed up with Cindy Chao’s 18kt white gold, pave diamond Maple Leaf Earrings and 18kt yellow gold, pave yellow and white diamond Flaming Floral Ruby cuff.

Something Interesting… Li Bing Bing’s Lana Marks Diamond Cleopatra clutch cost a cool US$400,000. It has over 40 carat-sized diamonds embedded onto the top of the clutch and smaller diamonds were used to encrust her name on the front. No wonder Li was holding her clutch like a bomb.

The Verdict… I was going to say that it looked somewhat bridal … until i spotted the transparent sinuous panels. Sexy and elegant simultaneously! Earrings matched her dress and bracelet complimented her dark red nails. Cheers to Li Bing Bing’s magnificent entrance into Hollywood’s Academy Awards scene. I’m proud to be an Asian once more!

Wendi Deng Murdoch

The Facts… Wife of Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and Chief Executive of News Corp. and owns portion of the Wall Street Journal.

She’s wearing “vintage couture and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry”. Wendi didn’t know the exact cost of her outfit but guessed the jewelry could cost anything between few hundred thousand to a couple million.

Something interesting… Wendi came with her close friend Li Bing Bing. Since their outfits clashed both in color and style, Wendi was literally running away from Li when she got too close. Looks like someone didn’t want to be photographed together…too bad she got caught in the end and became Li’s translator.

Haha I’m just letting my imagination run wild. Don’t take me too seriously! The girls are tight and its nice to see Asians sticking together. 😀 Wendi knows Li from Snow Flower and the Secret Fan since she was a major investor in the movie.

The Verdict… Wendi’s dress was very full on with it consisting of three different fabrics. Not a bad dress. However, she over accessorized with both the fluro pink purse and extravagant jewelry.  But god she looks great for someone in my mum’s generation.

Zhang Zi Yi

The Facts…

Left: Zhang at the Women In Film Oscars Pre-Party Friday night. I’m sorry to say i don’t know which designer she is wearing. Let me know if you do!

Right: Zhang at the 20th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party. The Elie Saab blue gown is from the designers’ Pre-Fall 2012 collection. Grey Elie Saab platforms, a black python Swarovski ‘Nirvana Star’ clutch and Bulgari jewels.

Something interesting… Zhang wasn’t invited to this year’s Academy Awards. Which is a big shame since she rocks up beautifully year after year. However, she was present at both the pre-party and after-party. Methinks it’s because of the backlash she’s receiving after sexy photos of her and her boyfriend on a beach went viral. Chinese netizens are quite conservative.

On the other hand, it is possible that Zhang had the last laugh. Ziyi wrote on her Weibo blog, “The results of the Oscars will be announced today. Reflecting back, the predictions of the judges were quite good this year! “ Turns out, she was actually one of the voters in determining the winners for this year’s Academy Awards. She was also at Elton’s prestigious academy awards after-party while i couldn’t find any pictures of Li Bing Bing being there.

The Verdict… Zhang kept it simple and sexy for the pre-party in the lacy dress. She pulled off the look extremely well and I simply love the clutch. The dark golden color makes sure the ensemble isn’t too heavy with blue and black.

The Elie Saab dress is, of course, breath taking as well. Glad to see Zhang take the effort to apply a different color of nail polish to match her lipstick. And i don’t think i’ve ever seen anyone pull off grey platforms, like she did, without resembling elephant feet. Furthermore, the Bulgari jewels bring out the embellished details of the dress. Perfecto!

Wishing we were there with them



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