Korean commercial and promotional images for cosmetics brand illi (by AmorePacific), featuring actress Jun Ji-hyun. The illi skin care products are based on oriental medicines; it’s a bit of a trend in Korea these days to integrate old wisdom (of traditional oriental medicines) in modern products.
Didn’t see this coming. Korean pop group Girls’ Generation, one of the biggest K-pop acts, has kicked a member, Jessica, out of the group. There’s no sign that this would happen (at least not in public); and the timing couldn’t be weirder as all the members have just renewed their contracts a few weeks ago.
Jessica posted a message on her Weibo early this morning (September 30, 5am KST), quote…
I was excited about our upcoming fan events only to shockingly be informed by my company and 8 others that as of today, I’m no longer a member. I’m devastated – my priority and love is to serve as a member of GG, but for no justifiable reason, I am being forced out.
Korean pop singer Jiyeon of girl group T-ara modelling for clothing brand Modern Design [Kr] 2014 F/W collection. I guess the company specialises in office wear; most of the pieces look cute but a bit too “uniformed”… it’s like what workers wear at hotels, theme parks and department stores etc.