Archive for November 2010

Yoon Eun Hye wears Dolce & Gabbana to Mnet Asian Music Awards

Style icon, Yoon Eun Hye (윤은혜) was in Macau on November 28, 2010 to present an award at the 2010 Mnet Asian Music Awards held at Cotai Arena, Venetian Hotel.

The star who did not walk the red carpet turned up in a red velvet Dolce & Gabbana dress from Fall/Winter 2010 collection. Her outfit was styled with sheer tights, black pumps and gold accessories to compliment her dress.

She worked the look! Would be even better without the tights, the velvet dress looks really good on her.

Carina Lau dresses up in Lanvin for H&M

Carina Lau (刘嘉玲) made her first Lanvin for H&M debut at a ribbon cutting ceremony in Shen Zhen for the grand opening of M Beauty on November 25, 2010.

She was dressed in Lanvin for H&M floral dress which was last saw on Min Hyo Rin (민효린). Her outfit was styled with a pair of light green fishnet tights (oh god, no) and sunglasses. Unfortunately, I can't find a full-length photo of her at the event.

She made her next appearance at Shenyang Swarovski Christmas Lighting Ceremony on November 26, 2010 in yet another Lanvin for H&M dress. This time, with leather gloves from the collection and accessories from Swarovski.

Oh dear... in the past I have praised Carina for her bold fashion choices and I will still praise her for her boldness to wear such bright colored clothes but she needs to understand that she can't pull off some dresses and for instance, it is this dress. She also over-accessorized her outfit resulting in a fashion disaster.

On November 27, Carina Lau (刘嘉玲) attended Cartier Flagship Store Opening in Shanghai in yet another dress from the collection.

Her bright pink outfit was styled with fishnet stockings and some interesting pumps which I really dislike. Aside from her hairstyle and jeweleries, I dislike the look.

Sometimes I wonder what does Tony Leung (梁朝伟) think of his wife's outfits...

2010 Covers : Harper's Bazaar Korea

January: Marion Cotillard
February: Chloë Sevigny
March: Alexa Chung
April: Ko Hyun Jung (고현정)
May: Julianne Moore
June: Gwyneth Paltrow
July: Vannessa Paradis
August: Jacquelyn Jablonski
September: Lee Byung Hun (이병헌) and Im Su Jung (임수정)
October: Liu Wen (刘雯)
November: Carmen Kass
December: Song Hye Kyo (송혜교)

The covers definitely got better towards the end of the year with less reprints. From July onwards, the covers were all my favorite except for September's cover with Lee Byung Hun (이병헌) and Im Su Jung (임수정). It was bland and boring, the colors were also terrible. I am most pleased with Song Hye Kyo (송혜교)'s cover.

Lee Min Jung wears Burberry Prorsum to 31st Blue Dragon Film Awards

Actress Lee Min Jung (이민정) attended the 31st Blue Dragon Film Awards held at the National Theater of Korea located in Jang Chung-Dong on November 26, 2010.

The actress who won "Best Female Rookie" award for her role in Cyrano Agency was easily my best dressed that night was dressed in a grey rose-ruffled dress from Burberry Prorsum. She accessorized her outfit with Jimmy Choo Giltter Leather Platform Sandals (USD$1095.00) as well as a Nancy Gonzalez clutch.

I'm glad she save this stunning dress for the big award show considering how boring her outfit was at 2010 Style Icon Awards. Lee Min Jung (이민정) definitely lives up to her 'Style Icon Actress' title.

Gigi Leung attends Marc Jacobs Flagship Store Opening in Hong Kong

Singer Gigi Leung (梁咏琪) attended Marc Jacobs Flagship Store Opening located in Harbour City (Canton Road), Hong Kong on November 25, 2010.

Gigi Leung (梁咏琪) makes her second appearance in a Marc Jacobs monochrome floral embroidery dress from Resort 2011. Her outfit is styled with black tights (not again?!) and lace pumps.

Indian actress, Freida Pinto was also seen wearing the dress at 2010 Hamptons International Film Awards on October 8, 2010. Her outfit was styled with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and Jimmy Choo sandals.

I don't understand Gigi's obessesion with tights but I love her simple make up and accessories as opposed to Freida's. Thus, Gigi Leung (梁咏琪) wins for me.

The 1700 square-foot store is designed by Stephan Jaklitsch Architect is Marc Jacobs' 3rd store in Hong Kong.

2NE1 walks Mnet Asian Music Awards' Red Carpet

Mnet Asian Music Awards is back biger and stronger than ever before! The MAMA Awards was held at Cotai Arena, Venetian Hotel in Macau on November 28, 2010.

2NE1 arrived on the red carpet in Balmain and Azzedine Alaia, check out the break down of their outfits :

CL (이채린) arrived on the red carpet wearing Balmain Jacquard/Brocade Trench Coat with gold chains. She styled the coat with Tabitha Simmons Lace Up Corset Boots which she have been wearing a lot lately.

The pair of boots is available for purchase on Matches Fashion, Bergdorf Goodman, Browns Fashion, Luisa via Roma and Colette from USD$ 1825.05 - 2497.00.

Sandara Park (박산다라) took the limelight this time, dressed in Balmain Purple Feather Cape from Fall/Winter 2010 collection. Paired with a sheer t-shirt, Balmain denim and sandals. I wished she wore the black version of the fur instead, available on Net-A-Porter for USD$7555.00.

Do stay tuned to updates on another Korean celebrity wearing the Balmain Cape!

2NE1's youngest member, Gong Minzy (공민지) wore Balmain Double Breasted Brocade Jacket from its Fall/Winter 2010 collection (USD$10,085 on Net-A-Porter). I can't figure out what bottom was she wearing.. a skirt with tights and sheer stockings? The outfit was completed with Azzedine Alaïa Pony Hair Hiking Boots.

Park Bom (박봄) was the only member who was not dressed in Balmain but in Azzedine Alaïa instead. Her outfit was styled with a waist belt and Azzedine Alaïa boots. She was my favorite among the members.

The dress was also worn by Im Su Jung (임수정), Kim Kardashian and Bianca Brandolini D'adda. Check out the post here.

They were the biggest winner of the night, sweeping 'Artist of the Year', 'Album of the Year', 'Female Group', 'Best Digital Single' and 'Best Music Video' awards. Congratulations!

Stars attends Diesel Store Opening in Beijing

Italian luxury lifestyle brand, Diesel held it's grand opening in Beijing on November 19, 2010. Diesel's founder, Renzo Russo and his son, Stefano Russo were at the opening along with many other Chinese celebrities, check it out :

Yao Chen (姚晨) was dressed in a leather dress from Diesel Black Gold Fall/Winter 2010 by Sophia Kokosalaki. Her outfit was completed with a pair of Christian Louboutin pumps, red gloves and a black blazer.

Not a fan of the red gloves but I love the look and the red lips, she was my best dressed at the event.

Chinese model, Du Juan (杜鵑) was also dressed in Diesel Black Gold Fall/Winter 2010 collection. The dress features leather and denim. Bright red blazer and Christian Louboutin boots to complete the look.

Other celebrities like Kelly Hu (胡凯丽) [—Vampire Diaries, NCIS], Angelababy (楊穎), Shawn Yue (余文乐) were also in attendance. Far right: Renzo Russo, founder of Diesel.

Kim Hye Soo wears Salvatore Ferragamo and Valentino at 31st Blue Dragon Film Awards

Kim Hye Soo (김혜수), one of South Korea's most stylish women walked the red carpet of the 31st Blue Dragon Film Awards on November 26, 2010.

The actress and emcee of the award show was dressed in a black Salvatore Ferragamo gown, which features ruffles. Showing much cleavage, her outfit was completed with a pair of Yves Saint Laurent sandals from Spring/Summer 2010 collection and Minetani jewels.

Carina Lau was seen wearing a similar Salvatore Ferragamo gown when she attended the Shanghai store opening of Salvatore Ferragamo in October 2010.

I like Carina Lau (刘嘉玲)'s dress better, so she wins for me. Sorry to say but I am not a huge fan of cleavage on the red carpet.

Kim Hye Soo (김혜수) later changed into a Valentino gown, which I'm sure many of you know who designed it since Lin Chi Ling (林志玲) wore it to the 47th Golden Horse Film Awards a few days ago. Unfortunately, I was not able to find a full-length photo of Kim Hye Soo's gown.

Fan Bing Bing wears Elie Saab to Cartier Flagship Store Opening

Fan Bing Bing (范冰冰) attended Cartier flagship store opening located in Hong Kong, Prince's Building (太子大廈) on November 27, 2010.

The actress was dressed in Elie Saab nude weave gown from Spring/Summer 2010 collection. Completing her outfit with Cartier jewelry.

I love the way she wore the dress, different from the runway. She worked Elie Saab gown effortlessly with elegance, like she always does.

As the brand ambassador for Cartier in Asia, Fan Bing Bing (范冰冰) added that she will make more movies, so she would be able to wear more jewelleries.

Choi Kang Hee attends 31st Blue Dragon Film Awards in Miu Miu

Actress Choi Kang Hee (최강희) attended the 31st Blue Dragon Film Awards on November 26, 2010 along with many other A-List actresses.

The actress was dressed in Miu Miu Fall/Winter 2010 collection. Completing her outfit with black tights, pumps and clutch.

Too casual for the award show? ✓
One of the worst dressed of the night? ✓

PS/ Choi Kang Hee (최강희), save it for any upcoming press conference. You should don on a beautiful gown.

Choi Seung Hyun (T.O.P) wears Gucci to 31st Blue Dragon Film Awards

The 31st Blue Dragon Film Awards was held on November 26, 2010 at National Theater of Korea located in Jang Chung-Dong.

Choi Seung Hyun (최승현) or T.O.P of Big Bang walked the red carpet in a dark burgundy suit from Gucci Fall/Winter 2010 collection. Officially debuting his new platinium blonde hairstyle.

I love the burgundy suit, T.O.P is always charming in a suit. However, I'm not liking the new hair color. Hopefully, it'll grow on me by the time Big Bang's album comes out in January.

2NE1's Sandara Park wears Versus to Strong Heart

I've been delaying tons of 2NE1 fashion posts because of various award shows and what not. Don't worry, they are coming up!!

Sandara Park (박산다라) and Park Bom (박봄) recently went on variety show, Strong Heart (강심장). Both of them were seen wearing fashionable and cute outfits which I totally adore.

Sandara Park (박산다라) wore a t-shirt from one of their favorite brands (mine too), Versus. The Printed Jersey T-Shirt retails for USD$236.60, no longer available on Luisa via Roma.

If you love the shirt, stay tuned for more news on Versus! You won't be disappointed.

Ha Ji Won wears Preen to 'Secret Garden' Press Conference

Actress Ha Ji Won (하지원) attended the press conference of SBS weekend drama, Secret Garden held on November 10, 2010 at SBS Building.

Ha Ji Won (하지원) wore a grey lace dress from Preen Pre-Fall 2010 collection with Suecomma Bonnie ankle boots we saw on Kim Jung Eun (김정은).

The Chelsea Stretch Lace Dress in Military Green retails for USD$1120.00 on Net-A-Porter while the grey version which Ha Ji Won (하지원) wore is on sale for USD$724.50 (30% off) at La Garçonne.

The boots definitely made her legs looks shorter, thus I am not a fan of the look.

I have watched 3 episodes of the drama and I must say it is hilarious and incredibly entertaining for me. Definitely recommend it for everyone. FYI, Hyun Bin looks really good in the show.

Subtitles for Secret Garden can be found on withS2. Alternatively, you can watch the show on Drama Crazy.

Elva Hsiao wears Vivienne Westwood to 47th Golden Horse Film Awards

Taiwanese mandopop singer, Elva Hsiao (萧亚轩) walked the red carpet of 47th Golden Horse Film Awards on November 20, 2010 held in Taoyuan, Taiwan.

The singer was dressed in a Vivienne Westwood black gown. Accessorizing her look with Cartier jewelry from Panthère Collection.

She also wore a pair of Christian Louboutin Clou Noeud 150 Studded Slingbacks which retailed for USD$1195.00 on Net-A-Porter, no longer available.

Vogue US December : Asia Major

In the month of December, Vogue US dedicted a 4-page editorial to Asian top models. Du Juan (杜鵑), Tao Okamoto, Lee Hyun Yi (이현이), Hyoni Kang (강승현), Liu Wen (刘雯), Bonnie Chen, Kang So Young (강소영) and Lily Zhi were shot by Steven Meisel and styled by Grace Coddington.

It was an absolutely delight to see the 4-page editorial despite being incredibly disappointed. Wished it wasn't just a 4-page editorial with 2 pictures. But I'm glad the industry is opening up to more Asian models and most definitely, incredibly excited for the Korean models!

Huge step for Kang So Young (강소영) who recently debuted, and great exposure for Lee Hyun Yi (이현이) and Hyoni Kang (강승현) who was recently booked for DKNY's Resort 2011 ad campaign.

Read editorial here, (A) (B) (C).

Vivian Hsu wears Lanvin to 47th Golden Horse Film Awards

Taiwanese mandopop singer and actress Vivian Hsu (徐若瑄) were also one of the actresses that walked the red carpet at 47th Golden Horse Film Awards on November 20, 2010.

The singer/actress wore a grey dress from Lanvin Spring/Summer 2010 collection. The dress was modified to a gown, without sleeves. I absolutely love the high slit.

Chinese fashion critics rated her dressing as the "worst" of the night. Stating the dress was a size or two, too big for her. Clearly, they have not seen the collection. I love the draping of the dress, I thought she looked fantastic, would love a statement necklace.

Get a piece of 2NE1!

2NE1 fans rejoice! YG-Family's online shop recently updated with lots of goodies!
Including the hoodies seen in "Clap Your Hands" music video, retailing for 99,000 ₩ (approximately USD$85.75, Also available on Yes Asia for USD$199.00.

A different version of 2NE1's hoodie is also available in both red and yellow from 57,200 - 66,000 ₩ (approximately USD$50.00-57.00, Also available on Yes Asia (Red/Yellow) from USD$99.00 - USD$164.99.

There are also other goods like calenders and folders for sale.
*** International shipping is AVAILABLE for 13 countries on YGEShop.

Covers of the Month : December 2010

1. Vogue Korea - Sasha Pivovarova
2. Elle Korea - Kate Hudson
3. Harper's Bazaar - Song Hye Kyo (송혜교)
4. W Korea - Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling
5. Dazed and Confused - Dafne Cejas
6. Allure - Anja Rubik
7. Cosmopolitan - Katy Perry
8. Instyle - Hilary Swank
9. Marie Claire - Jennifer Aniston
10. Vogue Girl - Dorothea Barth Jorgensen
11. ELLE Girl Korea - TBA
12. NYLON Korea - Evan Rachel Wood
13. Arena Homme - John Lennon
14. Esquire - Minka Kelly
15. GQ - George Clooney
16. Singles - Tanya Dziahileva
17. CéCi - Lee Seung Gi
18. Sure - TBA

Covers for the last month of 2010. Absolute delight to see Song Hye Kyo (송혜교) on the cover of the magazine. Anja Rubik on Allure is fantastic as well. Don't forget to leave a comment if you know who the model/celebrity is on the cover!

Li Bing Bing wears Armani Privé to 47th Golden Horse Film Awards

The 47th Golden Horse Film Awards was held on November 20, 2010 in Taoyuan, Taiwan. Chinese film actress, Li Bing Bing (李冰冰) attended the award show and walked the red carpet.

Li Bing Bing (李冰冰) wore an Armani Privé blue one-shoulder embellished gown. Her outfit was completed with Piaget jewels and butterfly clutch.

I am not a fan of the color on her but I do love how she accessorized the outfit.

Lee Bo Young wears 3.1 Phillip Lim to Bobbi Brown 'Pretty Powerful'

Actress Lee Bo Young (이보영) attended Bobbi Brown "Pretty Powerful" event held at Bailey House in Kangnam on November 17, 2010.

Lee Bo Young (이보영) wore an outer wear from 3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2010 collection. Completing the look with a huge black handbag (distracting), boots and gold accessories.

The Giraffe Print Leather Jacket made of 100% rabbit fur retails from USD$1033.83 - USD$1736.00 on various sites like Browns Fashion, Matches Fashion as well as Colette.

I absolutely adore the jacket, it is my favorite from the collection. But rabbit fur?

Zhang Jing Chu wears Dolce & Gabbana to 47th Golden Horse Awards

Actress Zhang Jing Chu (张静初) attended the 47th Golden Horse Film Awards on November 20, 2010 in Taoyuan, Taiwan.

She walked the red carpet in a stunning dress from Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2010 collection. Her outfit was completed with silver accessories, black clutch and bow open-toe pumps.

Seems like Zhang Jing Chu (张静初) is obsessed with Dolce & Gabbana. I don't blame her since she works it all the time. I love the entire look!

H&M heads to South East Asia!

Exciting news for all Singaporeans including myself!
I have a bunch of followers from Singapore so I would love and am pleased to share this great news with you guys- including the neighbouring countries..

H&M will open a store in Singapore, Autumn 2011 at Orchard Building!

Woohoo! Too bad it's a step late for Lanvin for H&M. But still, good news! I'm glad H&M is expanding in Asia. Now, who else is excited?

2010 Covers: Vogue Korea

January: Sasha Pivovarova
February: Kasia Struss
March: Kim Tae Hee (김태희)
April: Abbey Lee Kershaw
May: Gisele Bündchen
June: Anja Rubik
July: Natasha Poly
August: Natalie Vodianova
September: Freja Beha Erichsen
October: Magdalena Frackowiak
November: Constance Jablonski
December: Sasha Pivovarova

Gigi Leung wears Valentino to Christmas Lighting Ceremony

Gigi Leung (梁咏琪) attended a Christmas Lighting Ceremony held at Times Square on November 16, 2010 in Hong Kong.

The singer who will be holding a concert on Christmas Eve wore a dress from Valentino Pre-Fall 2010 collection. The outfit was styled exactly like the model.

It's a disappointment to see her choose the same red tights as seen on the model. She could've worked it without the tights. Speaking of which, this is her second time wearing tights, yikes!

Stars attends 2010 Style Icon Awards - Who was your best dressed?

The 2010 Style Icon Awards was held on November 17, 2010 at CJ E&M Center in Seoul, Korea. Celebrities were decked out in designer garments. Check out the full list of celebrities who attended the event :

Actress Kim Jung Eun (김정은) wore a dress from Balmain which cost $18K.

Shin Min Ah (신민아) who didn't walk the red carpet wore a dress from Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2010 collection.

Seo In Young (서인영) who was the host of the show wore a monochrome dress with a love v-neck cut on the back. Her outfit was completed with her favorite Yves Saint Laurent Trib Two Pumps.

I wasn't able to ID her dress in time but if I were to find it in the near future, it will definitely be posted! If you know the designer of the dress, please leave a comment!

Park Soo Jin (박수진) wore a dress from Johnny Hates Jazz.

Actress Min Hyo Rin (민효린) wore a floral dress from Lanvin for H&M collection.

Lee Min Jung (이민정) who was awarded "Style Icon Movie Actress" wore a nude colored lace dress. Despite her beauty, her look was one of the most boring of the night for me.

Jeong Ga Eun (정가은) wore a embellished dress with cut out patterns from Obzéé to the award show with open-toe booties.

Like Lee Min Jung (이민정), Lee Young Eun failed to impress me with her bright red dress.

Song Kyunga (송경아) and Jang Yoon Ju (장윤주) walked the red carpet together. Both supermodel wore fur to the award show. Jang Yoon Ju (장윤주) wore a Victoria Beckham dress.

Both Song Joong Ki (송중기) and Seo Ji Sub (소지섭) wore black tuxedo to the award show.

2NE1 arrived at the award show with American designer, Jeremy Scott. All of them were dressed in his designs.

Lin Chi Ling wears Valentino to 47th Golden Horse Film Awards

Taiwanese model and actress Lin Chi Ling (林志玲) attended 47th Golden Horse Film Awards held in Taoyuan, Taiwan on November 20, 2010.

The model/actress walked the red carpet in a stunning black ball gown from Valentino Pre-Fall 2010 collection. Her outfit was completed with jeweleries from Damiani and Longines.

She wore the dress with elegance and grace. Absolutely stunning. If you didn't know, Valentino Pre-Fall 2010 collection is well loved by many Asian celebrities.

Lin Chi Ling (林志玲) also showed off her slender legs at the award show.

Park Soo Jin wears Johnny Hates Jazz to 2010 Style Icon Awards

Park Soo Jin (박수진) adds to the growing list of celebrities that wear the certain Johnny Hates Jazz dress. She attended the 2010 Style Icon Awards on November 17, 2010.

Wearing the dress from Johnny Hates Jazz, her outfit was completed with a pair of Suecomma Bonnie embellished sandals and simple accessories.

I really wonder why celebrity stylist would put their clients in outfits that have worn several times on the red carpet. (PS/ I am not certain if she has a stylist.) FYI, there are tons of dresses from Johnny Hates Jazz collection.

Anyone else tired of seeing the same dress on the red carpet?

Kim Jung Eun wears Balmain to 2010 Style Icon Award

Kim Jung Eun (김정은) walked the red carpet at 2010 Style Icon Awards on November 17, 2010. The award ceremony was held at CJ E&M Center in Seoul, Korea.

The actress/host who often dress up in fashionable outfits for her own show, Kim Jung Eun's Chocolate wore Balmain Fall 2010 dress which features jacquard prints with fringe and metal chains. Black round earrings, ring and Suecomma Bonnie ankle boots were the only accessories.

The dress retails for a whopping USD$18425.72 on Colette. Yes, you didn't see wrongly! Eighteen thousand for a Balmain dress.

Kim Jung Eun (김정은) was awarded "Style Icon TV Star". Did she live up to her title?

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Shin Min Ah wears Alexander McQueen at 2010 Style Icon Awards

Unlike many other actresses, Shin Min Ah (신민아) did not walk the red carpet at 2010 Style Icon Awards. You may remember her wearing Victoria Beckham dress with Pierre Hardy boots last year.

The actress who was awarded "Style Icon Actress" received her award in Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2010 collection. Completing the outfit with silver accessories, sheer black tights and black pumps.

The Silk and Lace Dress carries a hefty price tag of USD$5135.00 (Net-A-Porter), also available on Alexander McQueen.

It's a very elegant and classy look from Shin Min Ah (신민아). Perfect hairstyle and necklace, not too sure about those sheer tights but she looked stunning.