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Lucy Liu in O Magazine November 13, 2007

Filed under: Lucy Liu,Magazine Monday — hotandnerdy @ 8:33 pm

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Lucy Liu gets covered in black for this month’s issue of O Magazine. Plugging Cashmere Mafia, whose premiere has been postponed due to the WGA strike, Lucy dolls up in lots of little black dresses from Lanvin, Peter Som, BCBG, Prada, Chaiken, and L’Wren Scott. All that black (apparently a favorite of Lucy’s) gets a little tiresome, but she still looks beautiful! Here are some snippets from the photo captions in the spread.

  • Will Cashmere Mafia ever compare to Sex and the City? “It’s terrifying! I don’t know that we can ever live up to that.”
  • Does Lucy Liu have underlying Gothic tendencies? “The girls in my Midwestern college dorm had no black in their closets. That was all I had in mine — how could you live without black? To me it was shocking.”
  • She really loves black clothing. “I like the way black silhouettes fit you so perfectly. You can leave your face and hair clean and just let the gorgeous dress or coat stand out.”
  • Or…maybe she’s just lazy? “Her ‘uniform’ lately has been black three-quarter jeans, an interesting shirt or tee, and a wide belt with a big, handsome buckle by Jack Rabbit.”
  • Lucy’s trying to blaze her own trails in Hollywood. She “has fought hard not to be limited to ‘exotic’ roles. Although her Chinese heritage is important to her (she’s producing a movie based on the Charlie Chan films of the ’30s), so is a melting-pot philosophy. ‘Color-blind casting is more in vogue now,’ she says, ‘but it hasn’t been an easy journey.'”
  • She’s also an artist-humanitarian. “She’s sensitive to craftsmanship and design — her oils and collages will be shown in Munich next year as a benefit for Unicef, which she works for as a children’s ambassador.”

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