Red Velvet CeCi Magazine

Cute and colourful photoshoot of Korean girl group Red Velvet, from May 2015 issue of CeCi Magazine [Kr]. The five-member team hit it big with their first extended play, Ice Cream Cake, which was released last March.

Red Velvet Irene CeCi Magazine

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Bae Doona, W Korea, Lacoste

Korean actress Bae Doo-na in May 2015 issue of W Magazine [Kr], in collaboration with high end clothing brand Lacoste [Kr]. The lady is relatively busy making Hollywood movies these days, but still found time to star in an acclaimed Korean film, A Girl at My Door, in 2014.

Bae Doona W Korea Lacoste clothing

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Soo by Jinny Kim

Korean designer shoes brand Jinny Kim [Kr] has unveiled a special line, Soo by Jinny Kim, created in collaboration with actress Park Soo-jin. The footwears look fine but nothing extraordinary; beautiful legs and feet though.

Soo by Jinny Kim designer shoe label

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J.Y.Park – Who’s Your Mama ft. Jessi

Korean music video for Who’s Your Mama by pop singer and music mogul J.Y.Park, aka Park Jin-young, founder of JYP Entertainment. The song is the main track for his latest album, 24/34… it’s all about the booty.

The song features Jessi as the rapper. The main dancer is Jang Ju-hee, who has featured in a number of K-pop music videos for various artists.

Korea to ban young celebs in alcohol ads

South Korea has passed a bill to restrict people who are younger than 25-years-old from appearing in advertisements for alcoholic beverages.

The bill was proposed when figure skating star Kim Yu-na advertised for a beer in 2012, which created debates on how popular idols could influence young people into drinking, which is becoming a huge concern in Korea.

Koreans do drink a lot. Surprisingly they are not even in the top 20 when it comes to alcohol consumption per capita (data by OECD and WHO)… either the stats are crooked or those countries on top are in serious shit.

The biggest name affected by the news is popular singer IU who’s 21. There used to be more young idols involved (in alcohol commercials) but seems like most beverage companies are self-restraining in this matter for the past couple of years.

Not sure how much this bill could help regardless. Drinking culture in Korea is deeply rooted, youngsters have way too many channels (when they grow up, if not sooner) to get into the habit beside celebrity endorsements.