Archive for ‘Ming Xi’

July 25, 2011

Watch This Face

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Ming Xi by Zach Gold for Style Magazine SCMP July 2011

Is it weird that I find Ming absolutely stunning in this?  This editorial is avant garde and kooky, and I absolutely love it.  Her hair is like magenta cotton candy, yet I think it utterly fits the mood and concept of this editorial.  Moreover, I find the photography exceptionally lovely.  Ming is absolutely fabulous, but the photography focus allows me to take in the details.  And those details make for a more interesting shoot.  I like the mood to this editorial in general.  For a clean rather minimalist shoot, Ming brings all the sass and fierceness of an avant garde highly conceptual piece, resulting in a great showcase piece for her.

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May 21, 2011

Ming Xi by Nick Knight

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Ming Xi by Nick Knight for V #71

Nick Knight always has a rather interesting perspective on things.  I love the light streams in this, presenting a dreamy outlook on spring haute couture.  Although this probably looks like more of an experiment in light and photo shop rather than a display of haute couture pieces.  Nonetheless, I think it still captures the sentiment.  Ming comes across as sensual and ethereal in this with that splash of vibrant red lip standing out prominently.  I love her neon punk hair coupled with the elegant gowns.  The edgy modern accents complement the glamorous couture in a unique way.  Moreover, the lines in this are fantastic.  All those angles are brilliantly created by Ming; I found myself fascinated by the placement of her fingers alone.  A lovely dreamy artistic piece for Nick Knight.

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January 29, 2011

I was born, but…

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Ming Xi & Hyoni Kang by Will Davidson for Dazed & Confused February 2011

Believe it or not, I’ve been a bit disenchanted with fashion print work lately.  Most likely due to the lull of the December/January period.  Not to mention, I was feeling a major lack of academic drive.  However, trust Dazed & Confused to snap me right out of that apathy.  With dancer-like grace and romanticism, Ming and Hyoni take my breath away in this editorial.  And Will Davidson sweeps me right along with his dreamy vision.  Such a gorgeous piece of work.  I think I am so greatly drawn to this because I needed to find my inner dreamer again.  The timing was so utterly perfect that this struck me powerfully, viscerally.  Moreover, bringing back Hyoni reminded me of that time when I was just discovering my passion for the fashion industry.  I needed to feel that magic again.

However, as much as I adore Hyoni, it was Ming who thoroughly impressed me with her depth.  She positions like a veteran, and her lines are beautiful.  She is able to catch my eye with something as simple as her hand just past Hyoni’s shoulder as she embraces her (featured shot above).   I just love the black and white shot (shot 6) of her bent over her outstretched legs.  Not to mention, the smoothness of her skin contrasts so nicely with the gritty ground beneath her.

And certainly, I would be remiss for not talking about Will Davidson.  He’s been responsible for a good number of my favorite editorials.  “Alessandra” and “Bunny Ain’t No Kind of Rider” certainly come to mind.  With this piece, his photography reminds me of well-blended brush strokes.  And I love how the out-of-focus parts suit the styling at that exact moment.  He always has a wonderful gritty romantic aesthetic, something that falls in well with my own.  Stunning photographer as per usual, Will Davidson.

But really.  Thank you Dazed & Confused for making me fall in love once again with fashion.

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November 22, 2010

Flying High

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Ming Xi by Lachlan Bailey for Vogue China December 2010

Ming must really be flying high considering the season she’s been having; she’s been a particular favorite for the Spring 2011 shows.  She’s rapidly reaching my list of top 10 models as well (although Du Juan is still my favorite Asian model).  Lachlan Bailey is also one of my favorite photographers; his studio shoots are some of my favorites of all time.  His photographer aesthetic is one I really like.  This shoot reminds me of a certain Karlie Kloss shoot he had done for Numéro that got quite a bit of interest.  While this is not nearly as dramatic (concept-wise and ramification-wise), it’s still a really good editorial.  Ming appears like a bird of prey or perhaps a little Eyes Wide Shut with the styling, especially that sexy Givenchy lace number.  She’s sexy and intense with a fierceness that demonstrates precisely why she’s landed all those shows.

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