An interesting exhibition coming up at the KCC: Inspired by Nature – The Traditional Cosmetics of Korea February 19, 2013 ~ April 6, 2013 The Korean Cultural Centre UK and the Coreana Cosmetics Museum present Inspired by Nature, The Traditional Cosmetics of Korea, a compelling exhibition that brings traditional korean makeup tools and accessories each […]
Nice to see the Wonder Girls in the news. I wonder how JYP managed to get Yu-bin onto the list of 25 Sexiest Musicians Under 25, compiled by US website Complex Music. Yu-bin, who replaced the band’s previous main rapper Hyuna, comes in at number 20. Judge for yourself, but I think she should be […]
“Thank you, Jeon Ji-hyun! And sorry.” Interesting piece on the use of celebrity models in Korea’s cosmetics industry, as Kim Tae-hee replaces Jeon for the Elastine brand http://t.co/3xWVg32V
Korea is the metrosexual capital of the world, accounting for 18% of global sales of male beauty products and potions http://t.co/mrcSq7PJ
Ghastly, cheap, trashy Arirang TV piece on "healthy" legs (http://bit.ly/ektinf) (for which of course read "fat") causing lively debate at Korean Studies portal http://bit.ly/ebT4F4 #
We’ve digested the albums, films, sporting events and books of the year, and reviewed some of the memorable stories of 2010 in our Quiz of the Year. Here are some of the other things we noted in 2010 which didn’t quite make it into any of those articles. 2010: a year of anniversaries It was […]
Tyler Brule waxes lyrical in today's FT (8 January): The secrets of my brilliant Korea (http://bit.ly/e9uOkn) … including Sulwhasoo skin cream #. He also has some K-pop recommendations.
I heard that in Korea you can get 6-pack implants like you get breast enhancement. Can anyone confirm? Won Bin's was impressive in Ajosshi – but I’m sure his was natural.
According to L'Oréal, Korean women apply more potions and cosmetics to their faces than anyone else – 25 at any 1 time, compared with 20-25 in Japan and more than double the amount used by American or European women. http://bit.ly/cWD4XA #
In the tiny state of Manipur NE India, separatists have banned Bollywood films. Korean film is all the rage, as is TV drama, and even hairstyles. BBC video. http://bbc.in/atIjfJ #
Korean beauty raised in England is in the running for Miss Universe 2010. http://bit.ly/bafwll # Miss Korea Kim Joori (22) is 172.5cm tall. She was born in Seoul, but raised in England studying ballet since she was five. Kim majored in ballet at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Russia, and hence is fluent in both […]
Times change. 6 years ago Hyolee & Jeon Ji-hyun were top of the list. Now Song Hye-kyo is top Plastic Surgery Template. And guys want to look like Jang Dong-gun http://bit.ly/adsPKV #
South Korea's 20 hottest male celebs: CNNGo’s list is topped by Jang Dong-gun, Won Bin and Bae Yong-joon. http://bit.ly/aZAANo – via allkpop http://bit.ly/cDqitG But why isn’t Lee Byung-hun on the list? #
Strictly Come Dancing star Alesha Dixon is to present the Mr World finals in Korea. "I think it is important that whoever wins the show can show that they are a caring person and are willing to use their success to help others less fortunate than themselves." http://bit.ly/9my5uj #
It’s a while since I did a round-up of celebrity news, which means that I’ve almost forgotten all the things I was going to mention, and lost most of the links that I was going to use. So before things get completely out of hand, here’s one of my not-so-regular posts shamelessly plundering the celebrity […]
Thanks to Mrs Daeguowl for the nomination of Gong Yu (공유) for the competition of most sculpted six-pack. Here’s a sample: And something I forgot to include in yesterday’s post. With a big hat tip to Scott Burgeson1, here’s an itemisation of how the body parts for Miss Korea should stack up, taken from an […]