Tuesday, December 27, 2011

2011 Surprises: Oh In Hye (오인혜) Busan International Film Festival

O_O what the.... nice!

I consider myself to be someone who is rarely amazed or surprised by fashion statements, but I seem to have become some kind of prude when it comes to fashion from South Korea.

I expect outfits to be modest, possibly edgy, but usually not that revealing. In comes actress, Oh In Hye (오인혜) and her gorgeous dress from the Busan International Film Festival in October 2011.  It left me amused, speechless and thoroughly entertained.

This dress clearly says, "I'm a grown ass woman. I wear whatever the hell I want." It's clear that she's hot, and she knows it. Love it.  I even love that her left boob is slightly larger than her right boob. No idea if she's had a boob job, but if she has, it looks great.

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The dress in action.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Can I Get It? 2NE1 NYC Style

2NE1 is in NYC for their performance in Times Square tomorrow as MTV Iggy's Best New Band of 2011! (Go BlackJacks!)

cr: MTV Iggy
Best way to describe 2NE1's style is rebellious!

cr: 다라's me2day; as seen on: americankpopfans.com
I saw 다라's (Sandara Park) adidas jacket earlier on her me2day this afternoon and saw it again when @AKPF posted a picture of it. I WANT THAT JACKET!

The jacket is from the line Adidas Originals By Jeremy Scott.  Many K-pop fans know Jeremy Scott as the designer behind the edgy looks worn by tons of YG Family artists such as Big Bang and 2NE1.

And we can all get this reversible (even cooler) bomber jacket, for a cool 293USD here (or for UK buyers, go here 229GBP, and international buyers, go here, but the jacket is more expensive at 375USD).

다라 is wearing the side with the tag on the outside.  It even has faux gunshot images on the exterior. Very rebellious!

fluorescent blue and orange bomber jacket from adidas originals by jeremy scott featuring, a ribbed stand up collar, cuffs and waist, a front zip fastening, two flap pockets at the front, a zipped pocket on the sleeve and the adidas logo on the back. the jacket is reversible with mock gunshot patches on the orange side. 
item id : 10131158
composition : polyester: 100%
washing instructions: dry clean only
 (cr: Far Fetch for the images and the description of the jacket)

Enjoy this short clip of 2NE1 talking about their excitement about their MTV Iggy win!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

BIGBANG: Just Hawt!

There are no words to describe how James Bond 007 hot a man can be when he is wearing a suit. So I'll let the picture below of BIGBANG from the recent YG Family concert promos speak for itself...

My only tip for getting a great suit that fits: Get yourself a great tailor. No suit off any rack will fit you like a dream. Plan to get your suit fitted for your holiday parties this season if you plan to turn any heads or take anyone home with you! Happy holidays fellas...

(as seen on americankpopfans.com)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

[Ep 2 Studio C] 내 인생을 제기랄 with 4Minute

I was feeling a little emo today... I cry maybe three times a year, if that, and I totally cried today. WTF. Ugh. Please don't laugh. It's pretty rare for me.  Anyways... (Yes, English police, the "s" at the end of that was f*ing intentional! Give me a damn break... Please don't judge me today, I'm seriously on edge '>.>) I decided I was going to look for something to cheer myself up and thankfully I found this past Sunday's episode of Studio C!

In this episode, Gayun and Sohyeon of 4Minute (the group which includes the racy youngin HyunA) were in-studio special guests. Side note: looks like Zico's name is now permanently "monkey boy Zico"...trollol!  Also props on the improvements on the English subs!  I only found a handful of grammatical and spelling errors in this episode.  So proud! The guys are dressed a bit more casually in this episode, which is fits the model of their "laid-back & ridiculously funny" MCs concept.

During the intro, the Sangchu, Shorry J and Zico talk about their bad habits, and the funniest part to me was when Sangchu said his bad habit is getting girls' numbers.  LMAO! I don't think that's considered a bad habit, but it's funny to hear them talk about it.

OMG, I felt so sad when they mentioned one of their viewers felt as though her life was over and the viewer is only 17 years old. She is still in high school for crying out loud.  My biggest concern in high school was who I was going to take me to homecoming and how in the world my incredibly tall varsity basketball playing boyfriend was dating me and not some hot cheerleader.  (Yea, I know. Not very profound...) I really hope the viewer was just joking, because that statement: 내 인생을 제기랄 (rom: nae insaeng-eul jegilal || eng: damn my life) is super pessimistic!  Even the guys were trying to give her words of encouragement (in the midst of all their sillyness).

It's so funny how male K-pop idols get pumped up by two things, without fail: food and girls.  These guys act like they've never hung out with any girls before! And what is with Korea's love for LMFAO? Everybody is shufflin' in Korea now apparently, or drinking shots... haha...At this point the ladies of 4Minute Gayun and Sohyeon are dying of laughter are dying of laughter AND Zico's used a bad word that had to be bleeped... #AnotherReasonToLoveHim Idk why but everytime Sangchu says "Don't be shy" I start laughing... His English is precious.

And for some reason, Sangchu's laugh reminds me of MBLAQ leader Seungho's laugh... #TheGrownAssManLaughIsAwesome

Enjoy the last two parts of Episode 2....

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Worthy of posting? Me on CCTV-9

Well, I'm posting it anyway! OMG...

During the New York Film Festival a few weeks ago (wrote a report about the event here), I was interviewed by the crew and cast of World Film Report, and the episode with my brief interview aired a few days ago on CCTV-9... O_O

This is a link to the video, and I show up at around the 9th minute.

This is huge.

[New Show Review] Studio C: Big Bang and Zico at the EMAs

So... y'all may already know that I have a soft spot for rappers, and since SBS & MTV (and Cyworld?) have started a funny TV/radio show starring Might Mouth's SangChu and Shorry J, along with Block B's Zico, I think I've found my new addiction: Studio C. The new show airs on SBS every Sunday at noon KST (and they have a Twitter account: @Studio_c_twit)!

If you don't know Zico already, well ya should...

Just saw the first episode today, which follows Zico's visit to Belfast for the EMAs and Big Bang's huge win in the Worldwide Act category, and I didn't expect too much from Studio C, but these guys are actually really funny together.  AND because the Studio C episodes are intended for a global audience, they are fully subbed in English! :O Revolutionary stuff... (Plus their coordi noonas are awesome.  Their suits were a little tight, but damn, I prefer that to super baggy - at least on screen ^.^)

Since Studio C is a new show, they are eager to connect with fans and have a page on Cyworld where you can ask them questions live during the show.  Wait... Did SBS and MTV fall and bump their corporate heads? How can they let these three (talented) lunatics talk to fans in real time?  Studio heads should know these three can't keep their crazy ass energy under control. I guess that means more fun for the rest of us... ^.^

[Sidenote: Dear Cyworld, if you need English editors, please get in touch with native English speakers ASAP. Your grammatical and spelling errors are egregious and embarrassing. Seriously.  Fans will correct your mistakes for free, so please get in touch.]

For the record, I hope Studio C is a huge hit! (With Sangchu calling Shorry J "ladies first" and Zico "monkey boy," I think they have something great on their hands. Lolz.)

Enjoy the first episode below... (The one thing they might be missing is a live studio audience... )

Um... I agree with Shorry J, SangChu should keep his shades on at all times!

And I don't think Zico is lying about not having a girlfriend... He has *many* girlfriends! Haha... Boys will be badasses... Btw, this looks like the most fun norebang session ever! Imagine if they had alcohol O_O Oh.Em.Gee! I need some soju and norebang in my life right now....

LOL... Mighty Mouth's jealousy over VJ Supasize and Zico's trip to Belfast and the EMAs is soooo funny! I love that this clip includes Supasize and Zico talking to fans on the streets of Belfast! Cute...

Finally, the Big Bang red carpet interview... According to Taeyang, their fashion concept is "Big Bang" - I definitely see it. Not too coordinated, which is awesome.  Each guy has his own swagger... (Seungri was so happy to meet people speaking Korean, haha!)  It's still awesome to watch Big Bang win the EMA for Worldwide Act... Forever awesome.

Now, the Big Bang backstage interview... Katy Perry is really getting an education in K-Pop this year. First in NYC when SMTown Live was here.  I see collabs in her future.

I love the end when Sangchu announces next week's guest will be none other than the bitches of 4Minute! Their faces light up, as expected. After today's release of Troublemaker with 4Minute's HyunA and BEAST's Hyunseung, the guys have a lot to look forward to!