Thursday, May 21, 2009

Korean Red

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Can you believe that this is the same person in the Nylon ad I posted earlier? Long hair or short hair, I think Song Hye-Kyo rocks any hair style. Her short dark hair, white (and flawless) skin, and her bold red lips are perfection for her W Korea cover.  She could be the Asian Edie Sedgwick! No wonder she was the first Korean to pose for Vogue Korea. 
The styling is reminiscent of the Miu Miu ads of Kirsten Dunst and Lindsay Lohan. I wonder if the old Hollywood style is spreading in Seoul. Probably not. 
Anyway, I've been trying to find out who photographed her for this shoot, but no luck. Whoever you are... lovely work! 

Monday, May 18, 2009

Ms. Inspiration

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I've been pretty m.i.a. lately due to my 18 credit schedule. But thought that this would be lovely to share since there are a lot of Alexa fans out there. I actually picked this magazine up at a local bookstore a couple of days ago. It's U.K's Harper's Bazaar. The whimsical and Carrie in Paris-esque cover caught my eye when I browsed the stands. She is absolutely beautiful. I especially love the second photo because it shows off her girly and ever-so famous tomboy style. I was a tomboy myself growing up so I truly appreciate her incorporating the two contrasting looks. This is a styling tip I've been following recently: mixing the tomboy and the girly girl. 
The last photo is Kate Moss and Alexa Chung at the Fendi O' Party in Paris. The two style icons I look up to in one shot. All I can say is, fabulous. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Ms. Edgy

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Usually Asians can't pull off the blonde look but I absolutely love it on model Daul Kim. She recently dyed her hair and I have to say she pulls it off quite nicely. She looks edgy. Definitely not a Korean characteristic. I'm so glad she is setting herself apart from the conformist culture. The Japanese do individuality so well but it's about time that a Korean did her own thing.  
 I also liked the lip shade both her and Coco Rocha wore for the Dolce & Gabbana show. It's dark and sophisticated but also a fun way to accent any outfit. And you can't miss Ms. Rocha's hair and hot pink pants! I think I saw a photo of her in this outfit in The Satorialist.