Fan Bingbing for Vogue China

Posted on May 25, 2012

Darlings, here’s your gorgeous for the day. Since the Precious Unborn Fawns of our readers can’t get enough of Miss Fan, what better way to close out the week than to feature her giving face in the latest issue of Vogue China? Granted, we’d enjoy seeing a bit more fashion, but there are worse ways to start your weekend than by watching a diva give face.

Vogue China June 2012 – Beauty
Editorial: “Diva Fan-tasy”
Photographer: David Slijper
Fashion Editor/Stylist: Ida Wang, Tina Chai
Makeup Artist: Lisa Houghton


[Photo Credit: David Slijper for Vogue China via]

Please review our Community Guidelines before posting a comment. Thank you!

  • Kevin VanOrd

    Luv. Huh.

    • Rand Ortega

       Ditto. Can’t say it any better.

  • Sobaika

    I love her, I can’t believe I’d never heard of her before, and want more of her.

    I also wish she did her eyebrows, but whatever.

    • mmc

      I had the same thought re: her eyebrows, at first, but now I’m won over.

      • MilaXX

        I think her brows are perfectly groomed for her eye shape and face.

    • Nariya

      I agree; I think she’s fantastic. Gotta say though, I love her eyebrows! They are so soft and have a great natural shape.  But then, I’m a fan of eyebrows looking like eyebrows, not drawings of eyebrows. :)

      • Nelliebelle1197

         Me too. Cannot help but think no one should feel compelled to “do” any part of her body…

      • Derek_anny

         I take it you’re not a fan of Amanda Palmer’s eyebrows then.

        • Nariya

          Not especially, but I’ve got to give Ms. Palmer some respect because 1) her eyebrow drawings are interesting, and 2) in the Dresden Dolls FAQ regarding her eyebrows’ falseness (which I would link to, but it’s not letting me), she has an excellent response: 

          “I was born this way. I am a specially bred member of the Illuminati and they function sort of like alien bar codes. Every time I travel to the center of the earth I have to press my face up against a large glass cog with laser beams scanning my face to gain admittance. For those of you who want the look, though, I suggest a Mach 3 and Maybelline Liquid Eyeliner in Black or Dark Gray.”

          So I think if you’re going to draw eyebrows, you may as well be awesome about it à la Palmer.

          But on the whole, I do prefer Ms. Fan’s.

    • terekirkland

       As a fellow dark-browed girl, I love them!

    • snookums lynn

      my eyebrows are smilar, and I let them do their thing also. Eyebrow shaping goes in and out of style, I’m convinced your natural growth is probably how they should be…there are extreme cases tho

    • annrr

      The last couple of Cannes red carpet pics I was thinking she needed to clean up her eyebrows, but here they look much better here. She, like me,has two completely different eye brows it is probably the better part of discretion to leave them be.

      • Reneesance

        Am I the only person who thinks she really resembles Audrey Hepburn?  They both have those amazing eyes!

        • merciblahblah

           Nope – I think that every time I see her. She is gorgeous.

      • girliecue

        As a fellow member of the Problem Eyebrow Club, I totally agree. They don’t detract a bit from her beauty and expression so no need to disturb them.

    • P M

      hee – how brown of us to think that! 😀

  • foodycatAlicia

    David Slijper, Ida Wang, Tina Chai. Amazing work you three.

  • Carla Axtman

    Dayum. That girl makes me actually consider switching teams.

    • Mrs

       LOL I didn’t see this before posting my reaction above.  Great minds think alike.

  • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    Thank you TLo for exposing this goddess to the kittens.  

  • SpcilK


    • naomiow

       yeah – forget Lin-sanity  😉

  • snarkalicious

    Kudos to the makeup artist here, who made a stunning woman look almost like a completely different person in every shot.  Wow.

    • makeityourself

      I agree.  She looks old-school, doll-like, modern . . . whatever they were going for worked.  Great collaboration between a wonderful team and obviously a talented actress.

  • Mrs

    She’s amazing.  The next to last picture could make me switch sides.

  • Pants_are_a_must


  • Miranda Loeber

    Fun Chinese fact: Bingbing (which is her FIRST name, not her last) means “ice ice.”

    • eloriane


  • Athena

    When I was younger and watching My Fair Princess, her first TV show and one of the biggest c-dramas ever, my parents and I thought she was the best looking girl in the cast. Years later and she is the most successful so you go, Ms Fan!

    • joe_tey83

       Really?! It seems like Jin Suo had plastic surgery since then. Her eyes used to look so very sleepy. She looks so plain, just the kind of look which will get you cast as a lowly servant – which she was.

      • Athena

        I wouldn’t be surprised if she did, but she was still pretty then. YMMV obvs and I don’t really mind sleepy Asian eyes, I have them myself. She was about 16 then. It was her first role so of course she wouldn’t get first or second lead so easily. Not that she did much in that role. Vicky Zhao was the best actor in that series though.

    • Natalie

      I thought she was too! I loved Jin Suo, and then forgot all about the show and then when she became big i was quite happy to realize it was her! 

  • giiiirrrr

    She’s so versatile.  Swoon.

  • Cassie

    She’s so stunning I can’t even.

  • Sara Parker


    • Nancy Abrams

      But not TOO much. Discovering Ms. Fan was the one of the highlights of this week. I think measured doses would be best. 
      We don’t want to be overwhelmed by so many postings that we become satiated and then bored with her.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I agree.  Measured doses of Ms. Fan’s fashion fabulousness will prevent keyboards from exploding, unborn fawns from fainting!

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    She is simply perfection.

  • Snailstsichr

    Oh wow – ethereal, timeless and modern all at the same time.

  • MoHub

    She is too perfect for this world.

  • NurseEllen

    Gorgeous photos.  That mirror shot is stunning.  I understand keeping the title of the magazine in English, but I wonder why the word “beauty” is in English, too?  Just idly curious.

    • WordyDoodles

      I lingered on that mirror shot. It’s extraordinary.

      • kimmeister

        Clever and eye-catching.

    • FishInThePercolator

      I saw that mirror shot yesterday and it immediately reminded me of Josie Packard applying her lipstick in Twin Peaks, so much so that I’m not sure it’s not a deliberate homage.

  • butterflysunita

    Thank you TLo!  

  • MilaXX

    Starlets take note, it is indeed possible to have more than one facial expression. Werq it Fan!

    • P M


  • Lina_bee

    She has such a fabulous, distinctive look. You just want to stare and stare and stare.

  • Merneith

    Bow. Down.

  • Lexie


  • Little_Olive

    Love that little rose-button mouth.

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    i think i’d rather look like this than almost anyone. if i had more time to think i’m sure i could come up w/ a few more people who are just as unusual, but not that many. i guess thats why when people look at someone like heidi or diane kruger or on & on–tallthinblonde–i dont ever quite get it. i havent gotten it since i was a child & poor farrah fawcett was golden. i hope it changes someday. anyway.

  • Judy_J

    A true beauty.

  • Vivi N

    She’s my everything at the moment. Well, her and Joshua Ledet.

  • Vera


  • MaryMG

    I too bow down to her beauty, but agree with TLo that I’d like to see more clothes. She has looked amazing in Cannes.

  • Elena

    Love that last shot. She’s such a girlcrush of mine, and I’ve never even seen her in anything, just her RC appearances.

  • j_anson

    I gotta say, I CAN (and have), gotten enough of Fan BingBing. She’s very pretty, but frankly, she’s also kind of a cliche, albeit a divatastic one.

    • Alisa Rivera

      A cliche in what sense? If she is one, it’s a cliche I haven’t been exposed to yet.

      • j_anson

        Oh, man. Feel free not to read this; I’m about to get all critique-y. The short answer, I guess, would be “orientalist” – that is, exoticized stereotypes about East Asian women. And I’m honestly having trouble picking apart exactly what it is that screams that stereotype to me. It’s that whole woman-as-doll thing you see in the Vogue China shoot in particular, but also in the styling in the Chris Bu Kewen gown pic and elsewhere. The way a lot of her styling and makeup is reminiscent of geisha images or the Shanghai equivalent (that is, the Shanghai version of woman-adorned-for-male-gaze). The use of jade green as a theme (and to be fair, maybe that’s just a coincidence. I dunno. I suspect if you see it, you see it, and if you don’t, you don’t, and that’s fine. And of course, I should stick a huge bunch of caveats here: the woman has a right to dress however she damn well pleases, of course. And I have no idea what audience she’s trying to dress for or how these styles would read, to, say, the Chinese fashion community, so what I’m getting off her may have nothing to do with what she’s intending to convey. But I do think there’s a strong theme to the looks she’s worn (at least as featured by T Lo) and to me, at least, it reads as a stereotype and not one I’m super comfortable with.

        • Corsetmaker

          Hmmm, not seeing it I have to say.
          For one thing it’s Vogue China, if it was another Vogue, well maybe. But surely Vogue China has no different an agenda in it’s presentation of it’s own country’s models and actresses than say US Vogue with a leggy blonde. Does Vogue China have much circulation outwith China and Chinese communities?Secondly, she has a very delicate, doll-like face. It would be hard to make her anything different. Maybe I’m missing something, but I don’t see anything intentionally doll-like in these shots. Rather I see fantasy elements which may appear slightly doll-like because of her features. I do think context is everything. And how a culture presents itself to itself, as well as to outside eyes, has to be seen very differently to how an outside culture portrays it.

  • BrooklynBomber


  • SapphoPoet

    She has the most beautiful eyes. 

  • Robbyn Hopewell

    I covet her complexion. It’s almost too even. 

  • calimon

    Of course she only breathes through her mouth…as I duck under the table for cover!

  • PrunellaV

    She looks like an Asian Inger Stevens. Very pretty.

  • guest2visits

    What a great face. Beautiful, and beautifully expressive.

  • quiltrx

    She does give EXCEPTIONAL face.

  • Erin

    Part of the reason I love her so much is that I can’t stop saying her name.  Also, she is the only person I’ve ever seen do that slack-jawed pose and look good doing it.

  • Marie Ee

    3rd shot makes me stop in my tracks. Her face is flawless old school China.

  • Lauren Lynch Fox


  • Chantelle James

    Love. She’s breathtaking…. I could stare at her for hours.

  • bluefish

    She’s exquisite.

  • Elana Friedman

    I LOVE HER EYEBROWS. they give me hope.

  • sassyglasses

    Love the last mirror shot.

  • PeaceBang

    She’s like an old silent film star. Loving + appreciating Miss BINGBING. I can’t wait to have a small dog someday and name it after her. 

  • frankystein123

    Second last picture. Wow.

  • DesertDweller79

    Wow, that second to last photo is stunning!  Beautiful work by Miss Fan and the makeup artist here.  This woman is very beautiful.  Thanks, T and Lo, for all the photos this last week.

  • Amy Ellinger

    …sigh…  thank you. needed some fabulosity today.

  • ccm800

    I love those brows on that face.

  • Ashley Wu

    I am Chinese and I think Fan Bingbing embodies a kind of old school Chinese beauty, like the old Shanghai and cheongsam era.

  • Marcie Dreyfuss

    The last photograph is near-perfect surrealism, in my book.

  • Ajuna Ariel Fenty


  • Alisa Rivera

    I can’t link to it here, but Jezebel has a fantastic slideshow of Miss Fan’s red carpet fashions. Her style is so different from American actresses, beautiful but witty with great attention to details.

  • newtonGOTbeaned

    I love that they didn’t paint her eyebrows in these pictures. Very cool looking. She’s awesome.

  • AWS

    Bored now…

  • Emily Smith

    she is absurdly pretty.

  • TieDye64


  • LinXGUA

    Clever edition. Because what i think we all love the most about her is her cute face.

  • Susan Crawford

    Unbelievably beautiful, and styled incredibly in these exquisite photos. (There. Have I fully conveyed that I am a FANgirl?)

  • Aidan B

    She is stunning. Where did she come from?! And I agree, love her eyebrows just the way they are.

  • kyolee

    she looks exquisite. i saw her pics on vogue china with 2 covers. powerful woman!

  • Bob Sponge

    Is everything OK? It’s been a while since this last post. I am starting to worry about my favorite gay uncles…

  • Cheri Lee

    She is giving me serious Madonna vibes in the 4th picture. Gorgeous.

  • formerlyAnon

    She is very lovely. 

  • Caitlin

    I love that her eyebrows are natural. She’s already stunning enough without tweezing them.

  • 幽美

    woooww!Asia’s most beautiful woman!

  • disqus_MO5dE9XSmG

    Guess she’s part of them now. That mask. She attended the ritual too. The mirror for MK