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Ming Xi & Hanne Gaby Odiele | Vogue China April 2011 by Damien Neva

There is an unspoken story order to magazines that places beauty before fashion. That’s eyebrow pencils before pencil skirts, just to be clear. Debate the merits of that hierarchy — ’tis better to be an aperitif or the main course — if you like, but I say any monthly worth its bath salts includes both. Vogue China does, but then again what right-thinking Condé Nast volume bearing the five letters V-O-G-U-E doesn’t? Yeah, me neither. The April 2011 issue of Vogue from the People’s Republic carries a formidible beauty story by photographer David Slijper that features Ford’s Ming Xi and Hanne Gaby Odiele. Titled “Asia Exposure,” the story showcases the cosmetics nous of Lisa Houghton, who opts for both a strong eye and a strong lip in various spring shades that complement that rare few garments to appear in the frame of these beauty portraits. But, if you wanted fashion, moda, or what have you, then you’ll have to skip several hundred pages to the end of the glossy phone book that is Vogue China. But, that is for another post on some other day of some other week. Until then, simply admire the beauty of Ming Xi and Hanne Gaby… .

Credits include: Publication, Vogue China April 2011; Title, “Asia Exposure”; Photography, David Slijper; Fashion editor, Ida Wang; Hair, Kevin Ryan for Recession Tools; Makeup, Lisa Houghton at Jed Root using YSL; Manicure, Sunshine Outing; Set design, Amy Henry at CLM; Production, Nicole Bomer at CLM; Fashion assistance, Clare Richardson; Image source, tFS.

Hanne Gaby Odiele & Ming Xi | Vogue China April 2011 (Photography: David Slijper)

Hanne Gaby Odiele & Ming Xi | Vogue China April 2011 (Photography: David Slijper)

Ming Xi | Vogue China April 2011 (Photography: David Slijper)

Ming Xi | Vogue China April 2011 (Photography: David Slijper)

Hanne Gaby Odiele | Vogue China April 2011 (Photography: David Slijper)

Hanne Gaby Odiele | Vogue China April 2011 (Photography: David Slijper)

Ming Xi | Vogue China April 2011 (Photography: David Slijper)

Ming Xi | Vogue China April 2011 (Photography: David Slijper)

Hanne Gaby Odiele | Vogue China April 2011 (Photography: David Slijper)

Hanne Gaby Odiele | Vogue China April 2011 (Photography: David Slijper)

Hanne Gaby Odiele | Vogue China April 2011 (Photography: David Slijper)

Hanne Gaby Odiele | Vogue China April 2011 (Photography: David Slijper)

Ming Xi | Vogue China April 2011 (Photography: David Slijper)

Ming Xi | Vogue China April 2011 (Photography: David Slijper)

Ming Xi | Vogue China April 2011 (Photography: David Slijper)

Ming Xi | Vogue China April 2011 (Photography: David Slijper)


6 Comments so far
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Gorgeous, Gorgeous!

Comment by TeeVanity

Ming’s eyes are really dark, like her pupils are completely and always dilated.

Comment by wwxxy

Ming and Hanna really look super hot.
I love the make up, the pix are fabulous and gorgeous.

Comment by syssi

Hanne Gaby Odiele | Vogue China April 2011 (Photography: David Slijper) is very beautiful.

Comment by azhagu14@aemail4u.com

I like all photos.

Comment by azhagu14@aemail4u.com

Really well done ladies! stunning work!

Comment by Model Fashion




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