Its been 10 years since DBSK debuted in 2003 and their achievements have been astounding. The group has gained a heavy fanbase in Korea, Japan, and the US. Within these 10 years, we’ve seen the boys progress into charming men and U-know Yunho definitely seems to embrace it. Yunho recently posed for a Highcut photoshoot and claims that if he never joined DBSK, he’s probably be married by this age. Check out the photo’s below:
On May 18th in Cannes, amongst all the stars in town for the Cannes Film Festival, there was one “Cinderella” who stood out from the heavy rain. Entertainment publication The Hollywood Reporter presented their first ever International Artist of the Year award to Chinese actress Fan Bingbing. An event was hosted by The Hollywood Reporter, Jimmy Choo and Mouton Cadet at the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez to present the global icon with the award. THR editorial director Janice Min, publisher Lynne Segall and Jimmy Choo CEO Pierre Denis were on hand to present the award to Fan, which was to “recognize a rising a global celebrity whose work has the power to affect entertainment around the world.” The private event was originally supposed to take place at the Mouton Cadet Wine Bar atop the Palais des Festivals, which was moved indoors because of the heavy rainstorms in Cannes. Attendees including actors Naomie Harris, Paz Vega and Oscar Isaac and filmmakers James Toback, McG and Gurinder Chadha.
Fan wore a gorgeous Valentino gown to the event and told THR, “I feel like Cinderella tonight.” She added, “It’s every girl’s dream to wear these designer clothes. But even though I love fashion, the most important thing to me is my acting career.”
Take a look at the gallery for more images from the event!
Diary from Cannes 2013: Day 1
May 16, 2013: It’s my first time at the Cannes Film Festival, attending as a writer/editor on behalf of Asia Pacific Arts and Audrey Magazine. I’ve been told to expect a crazy circus — as there are hundreds of screenings for both the official Film Festival and the simultaneous Film Market — and I can’t wait.
The day before, Baz Luhrman, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Amitabh Bachchan walked the red carpet for the Opening Night film, The Great Gatsby. Also in attendance was the superstar jury, headed this year by Steven Spielberg, which include Ang Lee, Nicole Kidman, Lynne Ramsay, Christoph Waltz, Cristian Mungiu, Naomi Kawase, Daniel Auteuil, and Vidya Balan.
Hands down, my favorite editorial of the year so far. i-D once again, never disappoints. Click on for the rest of the editorial!
Joomi Lim employs skulls, spikes and titanium for an edgy, high-end jewelry line.
story by DAVID YI
photographs by VICTOR CHU
It’s an early Friday afternoon, and jewelry designer Joomi Lim and her partner in business and life, Xavier Ricolfi, are running out of time. They’re conducting a meeting in their New York City showroom with a potential distributor, while simultaneously directing contractors on how to set up the lighting in the new space. They take time to speak with this reporter, before dashing off to an event at Saks Fifth Avenue to promote their line, Joomi Lim.
“It’s always this busy,” Lim says, chuckling.
Kara’s Park Gyuri looking quite sexy in an editorial for Esquire, unlike her character in the currently airing Korean drama Nail Shop Paris. Click on for more images!
It’s all about Gatsby, Gatsby, Gatsby these days and who better to take the fashion lead than Fashion Designer Sue Wong with the launch of her Fall Collection titled none other than, “The Great Gatsby”. At her recent birthday party/fashion preview, the Hollywood crowd amazed donning flapper girl dresses, beads and crystals galore with men dappered out in their suit and ties. The red carpet was rolled out for celebrities in attendance such as Kelsey Grammer and his wife, actor Thomas Jane to the pop band Blush.
Wong is a fashion legacy known to create her collections centered around films such as “Eat, Pray, Love” and “Oz: The Great and Powerful” in the past. For her Gatsby Collection, Wong wanted to “…bring to life the spirit of an era that Fitzgerald flawless depicted in his novel…” which is delicately designed in her flapper dresses that are decorated with rich beading and fringed skirts. Audrey caught up with Wong as she describes who the Sue Wong woman is, the soulfulness of style and her hard knocks advice on getting into the fashion biz.
Some Soo Joo Park to brighten up your Monday.
Tao Okamoto, in another great fashion spread for Vogue Nippon – this time making spring basics, look, well – not so basic. Click on to see the rest of the spread!
It goes without saying that we live in a society of bullying, peer-pressure, and overwhelmingly high expectations of appearance. Why? Well maybe its because of guys like Michael Jefferies, the CEO of Abercrombie and Fitch. The popular American retailer has over 300 locations in the US so you may have stumbled into their store during your trips to the mall. What you don’t know is that unless you fit a certain mold, they never wanted you entering the store in the first place.
In a 2006 interview, Jefferies confirmed that his primary target is attractive and “cool” people. “That’s why we hire good-looking people in our stores. Because good-looking people attract other good-looking people, and we want to market to cool, good-looking people. We don’t market to anyone other than that,” he said.
Jefferies admitted that certain people will never belong in their stores and their exclusivity is the very thing that makes their store exciting. To ensure that they are marketing to their targeted audience only, Abercrombie and Fitch does not carry XL and XXL sized clothing for women. Their reason? They believe overweight women will never be part of the “in” crowd and do not want their clothes on a “fat chick”. Even more appalling, Jefferies claims that he harbors absolutely no guilt from excluding his merchandise to plus-sized women. In fact, he believes this tactic will make his clothing more desirable to attractive and thin shoppers.
It is more than a little upsetting to witness a grown man acting in such a manner. A grown man who perpetuates stereotypes that larger women can never be considered cool or that one’s attractiveness some how measures a persons worth. Its understandable that companies need selling tactics, but it’s hard to see why they need one thats so insulting.
Let us know what you think.