Korea Fashion – Kim Hyun Joong in MVIO F/W 2009 Pictorial (Full Release)


Kim Hyun Joong’s MVIO F/W 2009 pictorial has been fully released.
Many cute and charming pictures of him!

Looking forward to the coming autumn all thanks to him! ^^

(credit – gongjunim.wordpress.com)

Korea Buzz – Kim Hyun Joong Showed Charms at SBS “Family Outing” Recording


(Translated from 한국재경신문) SS501’s leader, Kim Hyun Joong, who is recently involved in the recording of SBS “Family Outing” programme showed own strong personality and will offer you with his great humour.

Kim Hyun Joong is scheduled to appear on 2 episodes of  SBS “Good Sunday Part 1 – Family Outing” programme for 2 weeks on coming 20th and 27th September.

Due to the high popularity received from “Boys over Flowers” drama, Kim Hyun Joong took part in the recording of SBS “Family Outing” programme on 24th August for 2 days 1 night at Gangwon-do. He appeared as guest in the comedy programme and showed hilarious sense of humour.

As Dae Sung met with a car accident recently, Big Bang’s youngest member, Seung Ri, came in to replace his member position. He took part in the programme recording together with Kim Hyun Joong. You’ll be able to view the attractions of the 2 members of Korea’s “Popular Idols” at a time.

The episodes of Kim Hyun Joong and Seung Ri appearing in SBS “Family Outing” will be aired on coming 20th and 27th September respectively at 4:10pm.

(translation copyrights creditgongjunim.wordpress.com)

Korea Fashion – Kim Hyun Joong’s Classic Vintage Style in le coq Sportif F/W 2009 Fall Collection


More pictures of Kim Hyun Joong in le coq Sportif F/W 2009 Fall Collection are released. Due to the retro fashion hit earlier on this year in Korea, the classic vintage style is said to be reborn as an upcoming fashion hit.

You can catch SS501 in the whole F/W 2009 Fall pictorial through www.lecoqsportif.co.kr from September onwards.

(source: 아이뉴스24, translation copyrights credit – gongjunim.wordpress.com)


Korea Buzz – “On Street” vs “On Stage”, Stars’ Fashion Displayed


(Translated from 스포츠서울닷컴) Stars’ appearance on stage are always glamourous. But they can also look simple and modest when they are off the stage and on the street. It is because when met on the streets, the stars have 180 degrees of transformation difference change from when they were on the stage.

When in public places, the stars usually put on suit wear. But they also enjoyed putting on casual wear. Their makeup and accessories also differ. In contrast to the care needed on the makeup and hair when they appeared on stage, sunglasses and hats are essential when they are out on the street.

Sportsseoul.com looked and compared on stars’ fashion when they are on stage and on the street.

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20090827160600441d9_161208_1  Solbi

20090827160600441d9_161208_2  Lee Min Ho 

20090827160600441d9_161208_3  Lee Si Young

20090827160600441d9_161208_4  Kwon Sang-woo

20090827160600441d9_161208_5  Wonder Girls

Korea Buzz – Lee Min Ho and Sandara Park Selected as Cass Beer Models


(Translated from 뉴스엔) Lee Min Ho and 2NE1 Sandara Park were selected as the models for OB Beer’s Cass.

OB Beer announced, “In the new ad for Cass 2X promo campaign, we have selected top girl’s group 2NE1’s Sandara Park and most trendy man Lee Min Ho as the models.”

The official also said, “Sandara Park who debuted from the Philippines, will take on a new image in this new ad. She’ll put on sexy smokey eyes makeup, skinny jeans and match with vivid colours style.”

Lee Min Ho who took part in the previous ad promo campaign for Cass Beer has received many good responses as he had a radical turn in transformation inside it. He had also captured many women’s hearts and attention due to the spotlight he received.

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Korea Fashion – Big Bang in NII F/W 2009 Fashion Pictorial


(Translated from 뉴스엔) Big Bang are the models for premium casual brand NII F/W 2009 ad cut. NII’s 2009 Fall season concept is focused on high traditional style. You can feel the vibrant mix brought by Big Bang through the clothes.

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Korea Tourism – KTO and Hallyu Stars Unite to Promote Korea


Hallyu Stars Promote the Spirit of Korea in an Exciting Online Festival

Netizens from China, Japan, Singapore, and Taiwan vote for their favourite
Hallyu Star

On July 7th 2009, the Korean Tourism Organization (KTO, www.visitkorea.or.kr) launched the “Korea: 100 Sparkles” global online tourism promotion campaign in partnership with Yahoo!.  The campaign’s official website (http://kr.promotion.yahoo.com/korea100sparkles), features Korean Hallyu stars telling netizens about the 100 main attractions of Korea.  Netizens can watch videos and read articles on the stars’ favorite foods, beauty products, travel memories, and more.

The online campaign was launched in July 2009 and will continue until December 2009. During the months of July and August, an online voting event will be conducted. Titled ‘Korea’s Bright Sparks’, the poll invites netizens of China, Japan, Singapore, and Taiwan to vote for “The Star I Most Want to Meet” among 10 Korean Hallyu stars selected by the KTO (Andy, Jang Seo-hee, Ji-Sung, Jun Jin, Kim Jun, Kwon Sang Woo, Lee Min Woo, Park Eun Hye, Park Yong Ha, Yun Ha). Fans will get to meet the most popular of these Hallyu stars on the ‘Sparkling Road Trip’, which will be organized at a later date.

Currently, voting is fierce, as netizens from all over Asia visit the website daily to make their favorite star the winner of this event. There is still plenty of time before the survey ends, and the results change daily due to each of the different countries’ tastes. Visitors to the “Korea: 100 Sparkles” website will also be introduced to some of the jewels of traveling in Korea. The site contains plenty of useful information on festivals, events, and performances organized in Incheon, Gangwon-do Province, and Gyeongsangbuk-do Province, as well as an article on the major shopping districts in Seoul. Articles on food and beauty will be uploaded soon.

The website also features a competition called ‘Blog Korea! Visit Korea!’. Anyone operating a blog in English or other languages (Chinese, Japanese, German, French, Spanish, and Russian) is eligible to participate in this competition. Bloggers should post content on Korean culture and travel on their blogs and register their blogs through the KTO website at http://english.visitkorea.or.kr or VANK site at http://blog.prkorea.com. The KTO and VANK will award prizes to the top 100 bloggers, judged in terms of page visits, content, and activity.  Prizes include the latest “Netbook” worth 500 US dollars.  These 100 top bloggers will then be encouraged to continue posting entries on Korea, and next year the top three blogs will be selected.  These winners will receive Korean travel vouchers worth $10,000 and $5,000, so they can have an unforgettable vacation in Korea with their friends and family.

Through a variety of online promotions that target a worldwide audience and through expanding international exchanges, the KTO will continue to work to enhance global interest in Korea and raise its visibility as a travel destination.

(source: KTO @ http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/index.kto)


Take part in the Online Festival today to win trips to travel in Korea! ^^