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Thursday, May 7, 2009
I still can't get over on these beyond beautiful images from the 2008 Pirelli Calendar. These pictures are especially kind for my heart, because they were taken in Shanghai.

The 2008 Calendar was set entirely in Shanghai:

...the picturesque streets of the old French Concession, the splendid gardens of the former British Legation...

... the mysterious and sensual atmosphere of forbidden China...

...the convulsive Nanjing Road and the characteristic tea houses constitute the background for the camera shots that were graced the 12 months.

The twenty-three intense portraits recount the pomp of ancient China,

...with it's splendour and the colours in which the Oriental myth of female beauty - perfection, purity, grace - is searched out.

"I think. Many Chinese women are graceful, I think we have an inner grace that's more rare than you find in the West." affirmed Maggie Cheung, the well-known Chinese actress.

The thirty-fifth edition of "The Cal", the first ever realized in Asia, is an exceptional visiting card to bring the world of Pirelli to the public of the Orient.

Photos by the legendary Patrick Demarchelier.

21 comments:

Hello Lindello said...

These ladies look so luscious and elegant. I love all the embellishment and hair decor!

Taryn said...

These photos are amazing. Stunning, is a better word!
Evi:
Thank you SO very much for stopping by my blog and leaving the sweet comment the other day! Your words were very sincere, and you made both Erik and my day!!!
XOXO!

Love,
Taryn

feather hunter said...

whoah these photos are so inspiring
love your blog
xxx

Robbie S. Redmon, LPC said...

Hi! Stopping over from SITS. Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Beautiful photos and those headpieces are amazing. Each one is more elaborate and more beautiful than the next--great post!

xo

The Socialite said...

Very pretty, love the vibrant colors!

Jill said...

These are beautiful. I've been planning on framing the photos from the Pirelli calendar featuring Sophia Loren and Eva Mendes and putting them in my husband's closet. I think it was 2006.

Elizabeth Victoria C said...

These are beautiful! Lily looks beautiful, as do all the girls. Patrick is such a genius xx

MARGARITA BLOOM said...

Wow, total eye candy! These ladies would look fabulous in our Geisha Glamarama Bath & Body Collection! Such rich and striking colors!

vicki archer said...

Beautiful photos, xv.

Greta said...

Hi from SITS! These photos are fabulous...so amazingly beautiful.

Style Porn said...

Those angled eyebrows are fierrce! Not a look I would want to try at home though, LOL!

MaryRC said...

love patrick, great blog BTW. found you via sits..

Jasmine said...

these are absolutely gorgeous. dangerously gorgeous is right!

Miss Eve said...

These pictures are simply magical. Impossible to not be in love with.

Bradpetehoops said...

So gorgeous in Chinese costumes.

Vintage Me New You said...

wow, such a cool blog you have!
thank you so much for your cute comment, I would be more than glad to see you on my site for fashion bloggers:www.vogueicon.com

have fun:)

xoxo,
Gia!

Dana said...

Oh, lovely pics!!!

Your blog is great :)

Caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

these images are absolutely gorgeous! thanks for your comments! your blog is awesome!

Hanako66 said...

so beautiful!!!!!!

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

these are gorgeous pictures - classic!
xox


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