Tian Yi photographed by Oliver Stalmans and styled by Anna Katsanis for the May 2013 issue of Elle Vietnam.

I've never been the biggest cheerleader for oriental design, in fact I somewhat cringe at it most times. I'm not sure where this silly aversion stems from, probably because it simply looks horrible on me. Yep I have never been able to give this decadent and traditional inspired look any justice. Though I can not work said look I always admire editorials featuring it like this shoot that just screams Geisha secret agent. Tian's fierce yet determined sense of abandonment in her stance and stare are incredibly striking and accompanied by sartorial sumptuousness of Dries Van Norton, Thakoon and Prada, it gives this a completely new and modern perspective on the traditional Geisha beauty or I guess my interpretation of one.

Happy weekend lovers.

-Sxx

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Tian Yi photographed by Oliver Stalmans and styled by Anna Katsanis for the May 2013 issue of Elle Vietnam.

I've never been the biggest cheerleader for oriental design, in fact I somewhat cringe at it most times. I'm not sure where this silly aversion stems from, probably because it simply looks horrible on me. Yep I have never been able to give this decadent and traditional inspired look any justice. Though I can not work said look I always admire editorials featuring it like this shoot that just screams Geisha secret agent. Tian's fierce yet determined sense of abandonment in her stance and stare are incredibly striking and accompanied by sartorial sumptuousness of Dries Van Norton, Thakoon and Prada, it gives this a completely new and modern perspective on the traditional Geisha beauty or I guess my interpretation of one.

Happy weekend lovers.

-Sxx

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45 comments

  1. gorgeous!

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  2. AMAZINGNESS AND FLAWLESSNESS.
    I have no idea what else to write, I am in love with everything!

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  3. Amazing! Gorgeous fashion!

    XoXo
    Teresa
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  4. stunning -- even haunting?

    macie,
    amen fashion

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  5. Stunning photos! Beautiful model!!!

    Kisses,
    Bex
    Personal Style Blog

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  6. Love this editorial so much, thanks for sharing! The Prada designs look so amazing on her.


    Have a lovely weekend,
    Mary xx

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  7. This is an amazing photoshoot! I agree - a lot of the time, asian/oriental designs can look somewhat tacky but this is a lovely modern and quirky interpretation.

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  8. Amazing editorial!!!! Great inspiration!!!!
    Have a nice friday Sonia!

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  9. I love your blog! This post is awesome!
    Check out my blog, write your opinion and maybe...follow?
    Where are you from?

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    1. Thanks gorgeous! I'm Australian! xx

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  10. Gorgeous pictures and outfit! She looks stunning.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  11. very very beautiful photos!

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  12. wooow really cool !! love the editorial

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  13. Those snaps are pretty damn sexey :)! And I'm with you - I can't pull of the traditional looks, I think I'm gonna stick with the Coachella style, hehe ;). I saw some cool oriental pieces in Zara though, so I just might give it a try... :)

    Lots of love to my best friend from down under :**********
    xx

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  14. The photos are truly stunning!

    LUXESSED

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  15. Absolutely stunning! Love the dramatic photography!

    ~Jacy

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  16. Every single one of these shots are ridiculously beautiful. I'm not a huge lover of Oriental designs on myself but I can definitely appreciate their beauty from afar :) xx

    INSIDE IN INSIDE OUT

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  17. Wow. This is intoxicating. I understand how this would be a hard look to pull off, but this is a marvelous example of how to do it well. I'm actually doing a post on Sunday about a Chinese vintage dress that I bought and love.
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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  18. Wow, this is stunning! I never used to like when fashion mags did 'oriental' it always looked really cheesy & tacky, but recently the catwalks have been so full of the more minimalist kind, like featured here & I think it just looks so grown up & beautiful. I NEED those claw rings in my life though! :D

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    1. I agree, that ring needs to get on me! xx

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  19. Such an exquisite editorial and transfers the thought of oriental design into something more mainstream. That Thakoon dress is surreal!

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  20. Great blog, nice atmosphere, interesting here with you. :) Regards! In my note of
    extraordinary event involving historic steam locomotives. You are cordially invited! :)
    I hope you enjoy it. Kisses.

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  21. Hi my dear friend!

    Look I'm not mega fan of oriental fashion, but I think it gives to extract some things sometimes. For example, the second and the fifth look I loved it! I would use and even beautiful!

    Kisses my lovely!

    Kika / Blog Acessarte

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  22. I will never be able to pull off any of these fab look... maybe the second one on a good day LOL!

    GREETINGS FROM DUBAI
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.ae/

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  23. What an amazing shoot, she looks so gorgeous. I love oriental prints lately!

    XO, Imke

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  24. Hi beautiful!! Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate it like always :)
    Amazing post and amazing shoot, its so amazing!!
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  25. So lovely pics really ^^
    I love this style ^^

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  26. LOVE LOVE LOVE. I love it all. Especially the black dress w red geta-style shoes.

    They're such BEAUTIFUL photos. Thanks for sharing them!

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  27. Hi dear!
    beauty pictures
    xoxo

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  28. Love, love, love
    Kisses
    Inés

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  29. OMG! I absolutely love the photos!! and yes since I'm asian, I must say that I love oriental too. tee hee :D

    xoxo
    Rhea Bue

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  30. Wow, die Bilder sind echt klasse!
    xx
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  31. I love these pics! This is one great editorial. Drama and beauty.
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  32. gorgeous style, adoring your blog!
    check out our new blog – behind the scenes at our fashion agency!

    lots of love from La-La Land
    xx

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  33. It's really beautiful, it reminds me of a lovely time in my life when I lived in Japan. Thanks for the post Sonia, I love your work xo

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