Seoul hosts Skin Olympics…. wait, what?

May 26th, 2011 · Fashion, Photos · 0 comments

The COEX mall was recently host to the 22nd world skin research conference. Organizers apparently thought it would be a great idea to host a “skin olympics” to compare the skin tones of models from various nations, possibly in an attempt to murder parody.

Silla Hotel bans hanbok?

April 14th, 2011 · Fashion · 0 comments

In an odd story, MBC reported that the Silla Hotel did not allow hanbok designer Lee Hye-seon, who was in charge of costuming for several well-known historical movies, to enter the hotel’s restaurant because she was wearing a hanbok.

A restaurant employee explained that its policy is to bar anyone wearing either hanbok or workout-style clothing, which naturally is inspiring disbelief among many. Some said the restaurant was “insulting hanbok”. Lee has made hanboks her daily clothing for over 20 years and said that she was so surprised she didn’t even become angry.

The story made it onto the internet when Lee mentioned it on her Twitter feed (!) and the restaurant eventually apologized and said there it had been a misunderstanding of its rules.

Andre Kim passes away at 75

August 13th, 2010 · Fashion · 0 comments

The famed fashion designer died today at the age of 75.

This is what the Korea Economic Daily thinks ‘New York fashion’ is

July 17th, 2010 · Fashion, Photos · 0 comments

It’s not as if I’ve spent a lot of time in New York City recently, but I definitely don’t remember seeing anybody dressed like this. Click the link only if you want to study Korean by learning how to look like Carrie Bradshaw.

Kim Jong-il fashion setting the world on fire?

April 13th, 2010 · Fashion, Humor, North Korea · 0 comments

I read somewhere recently that South Korea’s censorship of North Korean media is really counterproductive, because any propoganda value the North Korean media have is actually fully self-negating. This seems like a good example.

Look of the Day

September 24th, 2009 · Fashion, Photos · 0 comments

A model strikes a pose during the 2009 University Fashion Week in Seoul.

This Summer’s Swimwear Unveiled in Busan

June 23rd, 2009 · Fashion, Photos · 0 comments

I like the aviators-and-plaid look being rocked by the guy on the far right. The Chosun Ilbo has a few other shots from a Lotte Department Store in Busan on the 21st.

Above: And by "like" I really mean "MY EYES! MY EYES! IT BURNS! IT BURNS!"

몸짱 of the Day

April 24th, 2009 · Fashion, Photos · 15 comments

Models pose on the 22nd at a Levi’s Bodywear show in Myeongdong.

Shin Mi-Na Raising Eyebrows

April 17th, 2009 · Entertainment, Fashion, Photos · 13 comments

In the last requests thread one reader wanted some Shin Mi-na pics. Well, here you go — while at a press conference to promote her new movie on the 13th, the actress appeared in an unusual skirt. This is currently one of the top-viewed galleries at the Chosun Ilbo.

Fur Protests at Seoul Fashion Week

March 28th, 2009 · Fashion, Society · 11 comments

Members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Korea Animal Rights Advocates traveled to Daechi-dong on the 27th to protest the use of cruelly-procured fur in fashion.

To learn more visit the Fur-Free Campaign of the Humane Society of the United States.