Lin turns to Lebanon for fashion win

The gown glittered on the red carpet. (Instagram)
Updated 24 April 2018
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Lin turns to Lebanon for fashion win

  • Taiwanese model and actress Chiling Lin shut down the red carpet at the closing ceremony of the eighth Beijing International Film Festival this week wearing a dress by Lebanese designer, Rami Kadi
  • The 43-year-old star posed for photographs in a glittering, light pink gown with sparkling embroidery woven to resemble fronds of ivy

DUBAI: Taiwanese model and actress Chiling Lin shut down the red carpet at the closing ceremony of the eighth Beijing International Film Festival this week wearing a dress by Lebanese designer, Rami Kadi.

The 43-year-old star posed for photographs in a glittering, light pink gown with sparkling embroidery woven to resemble fronds of ivy. The one-shoulder, figure-hugging dress was given extra oomph with its single sheer sleeve, which trailed down to the ground and added drama and flair to the outfit.

“Taiwanese model and actress @chiling.lin flaunts sexiness and charm in a Rami Kadi salmon ... gown to grace the closing ceremony of the eighth Beijing International Film Festival,” the design house posted on its Instagram account, alongside a photograph of the star.

The actress complemented the stunning dress with loose, free-flowing hair, minimal make-up and jewelry — drop earrings and a bracelet — by Hollywood favorite, Harry Winston.

The model and actress spent her high school years in Toronto and returned to Taiwan soon after. She is considered one of the most famous faces in Asia and was a brand ambassador for both China Airlines and Longines. The famous face also served as Taiwan’s goodwill ambassador to Japan and established the Chiling Charity Foundation in 2011.

She was joined at the event by Taiwan-born actress Shu Qi, who attended as a member of the jury headed by director Wong Kar Wai and as the star of one of the films showcased at the festival, “The Island.” The actress is a household name and even won the best supporting actress award at a Golden Horse Awards ceremony, regarded as the East Asian equivalent of the Academy Awards.

As for the Beijing International Film Festival, “Scary Mother,” a Georgian-Estonian drama, was named best film, according to media reports.

The film follows the story of a woman who places her passion for writing ahead of her family and its lead performer, Nato Murvanidze, was also named best actress at the festival.

The Tiantan awards were presented on Sunday night, at a closing ceremony just outside the Chinese capital.

British wartime drama “Journey’s End” won two prizes, one of which went to actor Paul Bettany for his supporting role.

“Dede,” a drama set in the Caucasus, also won big on the night, with Mariam Khatchvani being named best director and Konstantin Esadze earning the cinematography prize.

Joe Cole was named best actor for his role in the film “Eye on Juliet.” Meanwhile, Iranian actress Mina Sadati, who starred in “The Searing Summer,” was named best supporting actress.

 “Operation Red Sea,” a Hong Kong-Chinese Box Office hit, won the best special effects prize.


What We Are Reading Today: Deep Work by Cal Newport

Updated 19 May 2019
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What We Are Reading Today: Deep Work by Cal Newport

One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you will achieve extraordinary results.

In this book, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite, says a review on goodreads.com.

Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four “rules,” for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill.

It takes the reader on a journey through memorable stories-from Carl Jung building a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind, to a social media pioneer buying a round-trip business class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air-and no-nonsense advice, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored. 

Deep Work is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.