Monday, June 13, 2011

Model: Ming Xi

Hello there!

I thought I would make a post, seeing as it's a long weekend here in Australia and I probably won't be blogging for a while as things are going to get busier for me. Oh, and I've also started a beauty blog at: 

Whether you want to read the beauty blog, it's really up to you. I thought it would be fun to write one, even though I'm still struggling to keep up with a fashion blog. 

I've been focusing on street fashion and alternative fashions so far, as well as mainstream trends, so I'll be writing about something different. I've been hiding under a rock and finally realised that there's a lot more Asian models now. I still think it consists predominantly of white females though. I was just searching on the net and I came across a model called Ming (Mengyao) Xi (also was known as Barbie Xi for a period of time) and I was stunned by her work. 

Givenchy Couture - Paris - S/S 10
Emilio de la Morena - London - F/W10.11

People call her "versatile" (which kind of makes me think like she's some kind of object) because she can pull off that sultry vampire look and she could look feminine and natural. I just can't help but to stare at her eyes. Ugh, I'm so envious! Why can't I have big eyes like hers? (Excuse my little girl crush here...) At least she doesn't have the double eyelid that most Asians sought after. Also, I've noticed that a lot of Asian models in high fashion tend to have monolids (the one's I've seen so far). It's funny how in the western world, monolids are admired and yet the east prefers double eyelids merely because we love big Caucasian eyes. 
EDIT: When I mean Asian, I'm talking about East Asians: Chinese, Japanese, Korean.

I also love that Emilio de la Morena dress she wore. It's so elegant and feminine. Anyway, I don't know whether I'd call her new to the scene as I'm a little late to report but she hasn't been on runways for a long time. She's certainly popular, popping up in a lot of fashion shows. 

Erdem - London - F/W 10.11

There's a certain elegance she has wearing that dress. Unfortunately, I could never wear a floor length gown (unless I want to look extremely short!).
Emilio Pucci - Milan - F/W 10.11
3.1 Phillip Lim - New York - F/W 11.12

Banana Republic - New York - F/W 11
Ha... I had to add something a bit more casual seeing as I kept looking into high fashion. I personally dislike what she's wearing for Phillip Lim (I don't know about the pink pants...) but that's just to show that she doesn't just do high fashion. She's appeared on Vogue China April 2011 but I don't believe it has much to do with fashion. It's more like beauty/makeup.

So to conclude this post, I shall bid you all adieu. 

[Pictures are not mines and were taken from various sources.]

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