Archive for May 2011

After School for Singles May 2011 - Dream Girls Diary

After School recently came back with a new full length album, Virgin. The girls, together with their newly recruited member E Young (이영) was featured in Singles' May issue.

Photographed by Moke Na Jung, check out the ladies in lovely dresses and outfits from Luella, Paul & Joe Sister, Valentino and more.

The last shot reminds me of 4minute's editorial with High Cut back in April last year. Don't you think so? Stay tuned to more updates on After School!

Sandara Park wears Balenciaga & Balmain in 'Lonely' Music Video

I must say Sandara Park (박산다라) has the best outfits in 2NE1's latest music video, 'Lonely'. Her previous look in Balmain, Burberry Prorsum and Christopher Kane look was fantastic.

She was dressed in Balenciaga Spring/Summer 2011 and Balmain Spring/Summer 2011 in another look. Great hairstyle, Balmain belt and what seems to be a pair of Giuseppe Zanotti boots to complete her look.

Shop Balmain on Net-A-Porter.
Shop Balenciaga on Matches Fashion.

Covers of the Month : June 2011 (China Edition)

1. Vogue - Natalia Vodianova
2. Elle - Cecilia Cheung (张柏芝)
3. Numéro - Du Juan (杜鵑)
4. Harper's Bazaar - Barbie Hsu (徐熙媛/大S)
5. L'Officiel - Crystal Liu Yifei (刘亦菲)
6. CéCi 姐妹 - 2PM

Han Ji Hye wears Dolce & Gabbana to 'Copacabana' Cine Talk

Actress Han Ji Hye (한지혜) attended 'Copacabana (코파카바나)' Cine Talk on May 27, 2011 at Gwanghwamum along with director Lee Chang Dong (이창동) and French actress, Isabelle Huppert.

The star wore an ensemble from Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2011 collection. Accessorizing her look with a pair of bow open-toe pumps.

Cute and flirty look from Han Ji Hye (한지혜). She kept it simple and clean.

Goo Hara & G.NA attends 2011 Dream Concert

The 2011 Dream Concert was held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on May 28, 2011. Hosting an audience of more than 30,000, with 20 stars performing.

One of the three emcee at the event was Kara's Goo Hara (구하라). She walked the red carpet along with her co-hosts in a sweet, flirty Valentino dress from Resort 2011 collection. Soft wavy curls and a pair of Jinny Kim Valentine pumps (how matching!) to complete her look.

Cube Entertainment's Gina Choi (최지나) or G.NA who performed at the concert wore a black dress with cut-out details from Gucci Spring/Summer 2010 collection. A pair of black open-tor pumps to complete her va va vroom look.

The dresses shines on both of them. It suited their personalities perfectly, especially on Goo Hara (구하라). I can't ask for a more fitting dress.

The Embellished Silk Strapeless Dress with organza rosettes which Goo Hara (구하라) wore retails for a whopping USD$11,000 on Net-A-Porter.

Compilation of 47th Baeksang Arts Awards Red Carpet

I hope you have enjoyed all the 47th Baeksang Arts Awards posts, check out the outfits in detail through the Baeksang Arts Awards' label. Don't forget to vote for your favorite!

*Update - Nam Gyuri (남규리) is wearing Adolfo Dominguez.

Compilation of Li Bing Bing's Cannes Film Festival Looks

Check out all her looks in detail through Cannes Film Festival or Li Bing Bing's label.

Kim Nam Joo & Ha Ji Won attends 47th Baeksang Arts Awards

Kim Nam Joo (김남주) was easily my best dressed at the 47th Baeksang Arts Awards. Like Elie Tahari Spring/Summer fashion show held in March, she wore a suit. The bright red suit is from Hermès Spring/Summer 2011 collection.

I've expressed my love for suits and always loved seeing a confident woman. What a pleasant surprise seeing a Korean celebrity wearing a suit at such events.

Ha Ji Won (하지원) who did not walked the red carpet wore a dress from Dsquared² Spring/Summer 2011 collection. Completing her outfit with a pair of sandals which you can barely see above. Check out the video of her presenting an award :

Lee Si Young, Jo Yeo Jeong and Hong Su Ah attends 47th Baeksang Arts Awards

Actress Lee Si Young (이시영) arrived at the 47th Baeksang Arts Awards held on May 26, 2011 in a navy keyhole satin dress from Aigner Spring/Summer 2011 collection. She accessorized the outfit with gold jewelries and a pair of lace sandals.

Actress Jo Yeo Jeong (조여정) opted for a navy dress from Amsale. Louis Quatorze clutch and minimal accessories to complete her simple look.

Actress Hong Su Ah (홍수아) arrived in a light peach dress with embellishments from Korean bridal designer, Lee Seung Jin (이승진). She accessorized the outfit with a clutch and gold cuff.

Yoon Eun Hye wears Vivienne Westwood Red Label in 'Lie To Me'

In episode 2 of SBS latest drama, 'Lie To Me (내게 거짓말을 해봐)', actress Yoon Eun Hye sports a dress from Vivienne Westwood Red Label Spring/Summer 2011.

She styled the outfit with a silver necklace, black chain bag Louis Quatorze bag and silver open-toe pumps. -Leave aside the bag, I loved the entire look.

The Leopard-Print Corseted Satin-Jersey Dress retails for USD$875.00 on Net-A-Porter.

Kim Ah Joong, Yoo In Na & Moon Geun Young at 47th Baeksang Arts Awards

Both actresses Moon Geun Young (문근영) and Yoo In Na (유인나) attended the 47th Baeksang Arts Awards held on May 26, 2011 wearing dresses from Roberto Cavalli.

The Cavalli girls looked stunning! I'm glad they didn't picked out short dresses. It was a pleasant surprise to see Moon Geun Young (문근영) in the cut out Roberto Cavalli dress which was pretty revealing, she was one of my best dressed at that night.

Moon Geun Young (문근영) was awarded the "Female Popularity Award (Drama)" for her role in "Cinderella's Sister (신데렐라 언니)" while Yoo In Na (유인나) was awarded the "Best Female Newcomer" award for her role in "Secret Garden (시크릿 가든)".

Actress Kim Ah Joong (김아중) walked the red carpet along with her co-host, Ryu Si Won wearing the same red Bally dress from Resort 2011 which we saw on Stefanie Sun (孙燕姿) in March.

Later the evening, she also changed into a Salvatore Ferragamo Spring/Summer 2011 dress. The same dress have been worn by Chinese actresses Zhang Jing Chu (张静初) and Tang Wei (汤唯).

Han Hyo Joo & Ko Hyun Jung attends 47th Baeksang Arts Awards

Actress Han Hyo Joo (한효주) attended the 47th Baeksang Arts Awards in a very daring and risky dress. She accessorized her multi-tiered cake Nina Ricci white lace dress from Spring/Summer 2011 with a simple pair of earrings, black ribbon sash and black sandals.

She landed on my worst dressed list. The dress is just not working for her, at all. It's way too heavy. However, I thought the back of the dress was stunning.

Han Hyo Joo (한효주) was awarded the "Best Drama Actress" for her role in 'Dong Yi (동이)'.

Actress Ko Hyun Jung (고현정) wore a stunning dress from Donna Karan Spring/Summer 2011 collection. She kept her outfit simple with a pair of tan sandals (not photographed above) and minimal accessories.

Love the dress but it looked boring on her. I would love to see the dress on Zhang Ziyi (章子怡) though.

Tang Wei & Lee Min Jung attends 47th Baeksang Arts Awards

Chinese actress, Tang Wei (汤唯) was also one of the attendees at the 47th Baeksang Arts Awards held on May 26, 2011 at Peace Palace in Kyunghee University.

The star wore a stunning dress from Escada. Japanese model, Nanae Ubukata (left) was also seen in the dress back in December 2010 at Escada Sport Spring/Summer 2011 runway show held in Grand Hyatt, Tokyo, Japan.

Tang Wei (汤唯) was awarded the "Top Excellence Award (Actress)" for her role in 'Late Autumn (만추)' as well as "Best Film Actress" award.

Actress Lee Min Jung (이민정) made a rare appearance in such a bright colored dress. Her hot pink dress is from Escada Resort 2011. Styling her outfit with the same clutch seen in the lookbook as well as Minetani jewelries.

Lee Min Jung (이민정) was awarded the "Instyle Fashionista" award.

Hwang Jung Eum & Park Shin Hye attends 47th Baeksang Arts Awards

The annual Baeksang Arts Awards was held on May 26, 2011 at Peace Palace in Kyunghee University in Seoul, South Korea.

Actress and TV host, Hwang Jung Eum (황정음) wore a dress from Salvatore Ferragamo Spring/Summer 2011 collection. Baring her midriff, she opted for a really cute hairstyle. A very youthful look which I love.

Actress Park Shin Hye (박신혜) wore the same dress which was seen on Fan Bing Bing (范冰冰) wore about a month ago. The Salvatore Ferragamo Spring/Summer 2011 dress does not flatter her body at all. Instead, it makes her look bigger than she is. She also looked much older than she is.

Aside from the dressing, the star was awarded the "Female Popularity Award (Movie)" for her role in 'Cyrano Dating Agency (시라노;연애조작단)'.

Covers of the Month : June 2011 (Korean Edition)

1. Vogue - Alexa Chung
2. Elle - Amanda Seyfried
3. Harper's Bazaar - Kate Moss
4. W Korea - January Jones
5. Dazed & Confused - TBA
6. Allure - Heloise Guerin
7. Cosmopolitan - Cameron Diaz
8. Marie Claire - TBA
9. Instyle - Kate Hudson
10. Vogue Girl - Dorte Limkilde
11. Elle Girl - TBA
12. Nylon - Emma Roberts & Rory Culkin
13. CéCi - 2PM
14. GQ - Johnny Depp
15. Arena Homme + - James McAvoy

Who wore Mary Katrantzou better? Jing Tian vs. Tang Wei

Back in April, Jing Tian (景甜) attended the press conference of 'The Warring States (战国)' wearing Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2011 dress. Christian Louboutin Super Dombasle 160 Patent Sandals to complete her look.

Chinese actress, Tang Wei was in South Korea to attend Samsung Smart TV event held on May 25, 2011 at Lotte Cinema, Konkuk University.

She was spotted in the same dress which Jing Tian (景甜) wore, without the shoulders guard as since on the runway. A simple silver bracelet with grey sandals to complete her look.

The Gateway Printed Silk and Cotton-Blend Dress retails on Net-A-Porter for USD$2020.00.

2NE1's Park Bom (박봄) was also seen in the same dress. Unfortunately, she is not included in the poll.

Who wore Gucci better? Uhm Jung Hwa vs. Carina Lau

Actress/Singer Uhm Jung Hwa (엄정화) attended the press preview of 'Mama' on May 23, 2011 held in Lotte Cinema, Konkuk University.

The star opted for the same Gucci dress from Spring/Summer 2011 which Carina Lau (刘嘉玲) wore about 2 months ago. Uhm Jung Hwa (엄정화) styled the dress with shoes from the runway collection in purple. What surprises me was that she used a matching purple hair-tie to match the shoes (not photographed above).

Definitely prefer how Carina Lau (刘嘉玲) styled her outfit with the pink Longchamp clutch as well as the emerald jewelries although I like Uhm Jung Hwa (엄정화)'s choice of shoes better.

The Two-Tone Silk Harness Dress retails on Net-A-Porter for USD$2480.00.

Compilation of Fan Bing Bing's Cannes Film Festival Looks

I had a ton of fun writing on Fan Bing Bing (范冰冰)'s outfits throughout the 64th Cannes Film Festival. So many fantastic looks which I enjoyed, the Koreans should take notes from her red carpet outfits.

Check out all her looks in detail through Cannes Film Festival or Fan Bing Bing's label.

Seo In Young wears Balmain to autograph session of 'Nina Ricci x Seo In Young'

Besides busy preparing for 'Lov-Elly Part 2', singer Seo In Young (서인영) also attended an autograph session for her hangbag collection which she designed for Nina Ricci on May 21, 2011 at New World department store.

The singer wore a flag print tank from Balmain Spring/Summer 2011 collection with a black jacket. She completes her look with long hair extensions and her favorite Christian Louboutin Lady Daf.

Didn't really like the look as much as I want to. Put on some pants!

Nina Ricci x Seo In Young' bags are frequently seen on Korean celebrities as well as in Korean dramas. I would like to see Seo In Young (서인영) design high-heels instead.

Zhang Ziyi & Fan Bing Bing attends amFAR's Cinema Against AIDS Gala

Chinese actresses Zhang Ziyi (章子怡) and Fan Bing Bing (范冰冰) both attended the amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS Gala during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Du Cap on May 19, 2011 in Antibes, France.

Zhang Ziyi (章子怡) who have been wearing Christian Dior religiously at Cannes opted for a stunning black dress from well, Christian Dior Couture.

Her dress gives off an oriental feel with peacock-like embellishments on her shoulder and waist which I absolutely adore. She kept the outfit simple with a pair of silver earrings and two rings, smokey eye make-up to complete her look. Perfect 10/10.

While Zhang Ziyi (章子怡) was a hit that night, Fan Bing Bing (范冰冰) was a big miss for me. The actress opted for a bright pink dress from Louis Vuitton. Jewelries and accessories from Louis Vuitton as well. This was my least favorite look from all her red carpet appearances at Cannes. Though I must say her blue eyeshadow was interesting.

Who wore Fendi better? Kim Hee Ae vs. Gong Hyo Jin vs. Choi Ji Woo

Kim Hee Ae (김희애) first wore the blue tweed Fendi dress from Spring/Summer 2011 in episode 4 of SBS drama, Midas. Her look was styled with a Chanel coat, silver clutch and black pumps.

Gong Hyo Jin (공효진) also wore the same dress in episode 3 of MBC drama, 'The Greatest Love'. She kept the outfit simple with just a pair of white-coral sandals.

Lastly, Choi Ji Woo (최지우) was seen wearing the same dress to the press conference of 'Passionate Lover' on May 19, 2011 in Shanghai, China. She was seen carrying a white Fendi clutch, completing her look with a pair of pumps which is most likely from Suecomma Bonnie.

Compilation of Tang Wei's 64th Cannes Film Festival Looks

Who wore Nina Ricci better? Lee Yo Won vs. Seo In Young

Actress Lee Yo Won (이요원) attended the press conference of SBS drama, '49 Days (49일)' on March 8, 2011 at SBS Building.

The star opted for a white frilly lace dress from Nina Ricci Resort 2011 collection. Curly side-do, minimal accessories and a pair of T-Bar sandals to complete her look.

Seo In Young (서인영) was also seen in the same dress a day later on March 9, 2011 at the handbag launch party of 'Nina Ricci x Seo In Young' held at Horim-dong in Gangnam-gu. Christian Louboutin Lady Daffodil pumps in black with socks to complete her look.

Seo In Young (서인영)'s Christian Louboutin may have been too heavy for her look but I prefer the dress on her, it looks much cuter and younger on her compared to Lee Yo Won (이요원).

Gao Yuan Yuan & Du Juan attends Tom Ford Shanghai Store Opening

Actress Gao Yuan Yuan (高圓圓) and model Du Juan (杜鵑) attended the store opening of Tom Ford at Shanghai Centre in Shanghai on May 20, 2011.

Gao Yuan Yuan (高圓圓) wore a white dress from Tom Ford Spring/Summer 2011 collection while Du Juan (杜鵑) wore the same dress she modeled for at the runway show.

I wish Gao Yuan Yuan (高圓圓) picked a more spectacular dress like Du Juan (杜鵑)'s.

Lee Hyori wears H&M to 'Clio' Cosmetic Art Exhibition

Singer Lee Hyori (이효리) attended the 5th Clio Cosmetic Art Exhibition as Clio's spokesmodel on May 2, 2011 held at Insa Art Center.

The star opted for yet another high-street label, H&M. She styles her floral dress with a pair of tan pumps, brass jewelries and a bright neon orange lip.

Not just Zara, Lee Hyori (이효리) once again impressed me wearing yet another high-street label. She definitely worked the dress. Perfect styling, nothing too overwhelming.

Li Bing Bing in Christian Dior & Elie Saab at 64th Cannes Film Festival

Actress Li Bing Bing (李冰冰) attended the cocktail reception of 'Snow Flower and the Secret fan' on May 16, 2011 at Carlton Hotel.

The star wore a white Christian Dior gown. Jewelries from Damiani, gold clutch and white open-toe pumps to complete her look.

She also attended 'The Tree of Life' premiere wearing an Elie Saab dress from Spring 2010 Haute Couture. Jewelries from Piaget and the same shoes she wore to the reception.

Li Bing Bing (李冰冰) wore two Christian Dior dresses from Resort 2011 to the luncheon of 'Snow Flower and the Secret Fan' as well as the Marché du Film China Night Gallery held on May 17, 2011.

Park Bom wears Mary Katrantzou in 'Lonely' Music Video

Cannes Film Festival is almost over! I can't deny I sidetracked from posting on 2NE1's new music video to all the glamourous red carpet entrances in Cannes.

In Lonely, Park Bom (박봄) was wearing an extremely mini-dress from one of my favorite designers, Mary Katrantzou. The opening dress from Spring/Summer 2011 was modified much more shorter than the original dress was. Statement necklace and Proenza Schouler cuffs.

Although I dislike the modification, her figure looks great. The accessories were well put together.

The Gateway printed silk and Cotton-Blend Dress (runway version) retails on Net-A-Porter for USD$2020.00. While the version Park Bom (박봄) wore (without modifications) retails on Luisa via Roma for USD$967.10.

Kim Ah Joong attends Mango Fashion Show in Paris

Actress Kim Ah Joong (김아중) was invited to attend Mango's new collection launch at Centre Pompidou on May 17, 2011 in Paris, France. British supermodel, Kate Moss as well as acclaimed photographer Terry Richardson were also present at the event.

She opted for a simple black tube dress (USD$89.90) with a quilted clutch (USD$59.90) and open-toe pumps to complete her look, all from Mango.

High Cut magazine will also document her trip to Paris. Having released teaser images, she was also seen wearing a coral shift dress (USD$99.90) when photographed with Terry Richardson.

Zhang Ziyi wears Elie Saab & Christian Dior to various events

Having finished her promotional duties for Love for Life, Zhang Ziyi (章子怡) was in Antwerp, Belgium to attended MAS Museum opening event on May 17, 2011.

She was dressed in a nude Elie Saab dress, fully embroidered with lace from Spring 2010 Haute Couture collection with jewelries from Tesiro.

While I thought the dress lost it's glamour off the runway, she killed the dress with the jewelries. I understand that the event had something to do with diamonds but they were an over-kill.

Of course Zhang Ziyi (章子怡) flew to Cannes afterwards to attend the 64th Cannes Film Festival. She attended a photocall held on May 20, 2011 at Majestic Hotel.

The star wore yet another Christian Dior dress. From Spring/Summer 2010 collection, her outfit was styled perfectly with silver jewelries and a pair of silver pumps.

Jeon Ji Hyun attends 'Snow Flower and the Secret Fan' events at Cannes Film Festival

Actress Gianna Jun/Jeon Ji Hyun (전지현) attended the cocktail reception for 'Snow Flower and the Secret fan' on May 16, 2011 at Carlton Hotel.

The star opted for a stunning sequin dress from Reem Acra Pre-Fall 2011 collection. Accessorizing her outfit with Damiani jewelries and a black clutch.

The following day, she attended the luncheon of 'Snow Flower and the Secret Fan'. Her satin white dress seems to be from Christian Dior. Styling her outfit with a pair of gold sandals and a white clutch.

Absolutely adore her Reem Acra look, I thought it was way better than her Ralph Lauren dress. Perfect head-to-toe look for me, from her hairstyle to her make up and accessories.