When Rainie Yang first debuted, she was the very essence of the girl-next-door sunshine girl, and she’s cultivated a very down-to-earth image for her entire career. 2011 was the tenth year anniversary of her entertainment career, and it’s no high praise to say she’s hitting one career achievement after another. After Drunken to Love You and releasing a hit album, I’m hoping Rainie takes a page from her DTLY co-star Joseph Chang‘s eclectic playbook and pick a movie next. I want her to challenge herself because I think she has the acting chops to pull off a different character than her typical bold and brassy heroine. In terms of modeling, I find her pictoral for the December issue of Vogue Taiwan visually arresting, a great combination of edgy with pretty.
I concede Rainie’s hairstyle for this photoshoot is like an insane cousin to Ji Heon’s broccoli hair in Protect the Boss, but somehow she manages to pull it off. She looks daring and intriguing, but not silly or ugly. I like it, even if there is no way in hell any human being will wear that hairstyle out in public. I also like the other hairstyle, the slicked back Mad Men-esque do paired with the androgynous clothing. It’s a great contrast between feminine messy and masculine foppish.
[Credit: Vogue Taiwan]