|Pepsi ad screen grab
If you’ve still to shake off the last few bits of an Ashes of Love hangover, beverage giant Pepsi just gave fans something to talk about when they brought back together AoL couple Yang Zi and Deng Lun to star in their newest ad campaign. Last April, the two were announced as the brand ambassadors for Pepsi’s new osmanthus flavoured drink in China.
Featuring an eye poppingly avant garde look as one would come to expect from a Chen Man production, the pair’s bold new style is certainly a departure from their godly perfection in the drama alright. But if attention is the name of the game, they sure caught mine right from the quirky expressions both stars were photographed with to the over the top makeup and costume styling … not to mention the genie in a bottle-like post processing edits applied.
Honestly though, I’m a wee bit on the fence about the look Yang Zi is sporting for the commercial. I get that they’re probably playing off of the red, blue and yellow colours from the new flavour’s design but I feel like the blue eyebrows combined with the yellow eye and the red red lip with the red spiky hair is a bit too much? It’s a super editorial look that’s for sure and might not be to everyone’s taste. Whatever the case, I’ll take whatever chance I can get to see another collab from these two as it’s been ages since we’ve last seen them both work together.