Happy New Year! Chinese New Year, that is. 2012 is the year of the Dragon, sounds pretty cool to us. It’s the biggest holiday in China and has even impacted our culture. There are performances and celebrations around the United States in honor of the event. To celebrate in our own way, we’re checking out the style senses of some of China’s biggest exports.

Zhang Ziyi and Pelle Moda Vino

Thirty-two year old actress Zhang Ziyi was born in Beijing, China and has starred in numerous main stream movies including “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”, Rush Hour 2″ and “Memoirs of a Geisha”.  She got her start as a dancer and then moved to commercials and finally film. The talented star keeps it simple and chic and a single shouldered dress and platinum pumps similar to the Pelle Moda Vino. These strappy sandals by Pelle Moda are fun and metallic but understated, a classy combo.

Bai Ling and Stuart Weitzman Zest

Actress Bai Ling has a very interesting history, which might explain her funky style. She was born in Chendu, Sichuan, China in 1966 to a musician father and a dancer/actress/literature teacher mother. From age 14 to 17 she served in the People’s Liberation Army as an “artist soldier” whose main purpose was to entertain troops through musical theater. She is best known in the United States for her role in 1994 movie, “The Crow”. Here Bai wears a casual ensemble consisting mainly of denim and that’s completed with pointy pumps similar to the Stuart Weitzman Zest. These silk Stuart Weitzman evening shoes are a timeless wardrobe staple.

Liu Wen and Stuart Weitzman Loverly

Silver, check – sparkly, check – sandals, check! These sexy Stuart Weitzman heels are similar to model Liu Wen’s runway shoes. The Stuart Weitzman Loverly are a perfect choice for dancing the night away, they’ll look great under the lights. Here Liu is snapped at the 2011 Victoria Secret Fashion Show. In 2009 she was the first Chinese model to walk in a Victoria Secret show, quite an accomplishment.

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