Had the pleasure of shooting the opening ceremony of PIFAN (Puchon International Film Festival, one of the largest film festivals in Korea) before leaving Seoul which was filled with celebrities, reporters, press, and screaming fan girls, lots of them. Oh, and yes, the heat… oh wow, didn’t realize how much work it is to stand in the sun for hours… (‘First come first served’ means everything for press at events like this, I see.)
First up was Sooyoung from SNSD aka Girls’ Generation and actor Shin Hyun Joon who were selected as MCs for the night. I knew all the girls from SNSD were pretty skinny but not like this… I mean, this girl is so thin it just doesn’t make sense. She looked beautiful though, that navy blue dress was majorly classy and elegant, and the color just looked amazing on her. The fit was also perfect. I’m just a bit bothered by her silver heels but I guess they meant to match them with her necklace..?
Lee Hyun Woo and Fujii Mina for whom the fan girls went literally crazy… to be exact, for Hyun Woo… Well, it’s all good that he’s a big star and all but what’s up with this mismatched couple look? I mean, didn’t they know that they were going to be walking together? He’s totally going for the summer marine look while the girl’s got the whole fancy evening gown thing going on… Even when they were walking down the red carpet, it was obvious that Lee was only concerned with getting good shots of himself because in every shot, he’s standing in front of her if not walking in front of her. I know Korean men generally lack manners but would somebody give these young men some tips? Being cute is important but having great manners is everything, if you know what I mean.
Ok, so most of these people, unfortunately, we do not have their names… but let’s assume that they are actors/actresses who are in at least one of the films shown at PIFAN. Let’s talk fashion now, shall we?
I mean, nothing really is wrong here… she’s got gold all over which is festive and somewhat fitting to the occasion, complete with matching accessories and all… even her hair is matching. It’s just that the dress doesn’t look all that expensive not that it needs to be expensive literally, but this one looks more like a prom dress of some sort in a strange way… but definitely good job with gold accessorizing.
Veteran actor Ahn Seong Gi and legendary director Lim Gwon Taek.
Like that Ahn sported the head-to-toe-blue look along with suede loafers. but you know what was even more amusing? That flying camera thing. Woah.
You and I know lace is the hottest thing right now when it comes to evening dresses/wedding gowns… and this dress… is quite awesome especially with that visual effect that makes you look twice.
I’m sorry… I don’t care how long and slim your legs are… this blue… reminds me of the Miss Korea bathing suit… and it just doesn’t look trendy… and the shoes… hmmm…. not all that appetizing, to be honest.
It is true that you can’t go wrong with black, but this dress and styling… is just boring… wait… are those shoes… not black? what happened here? *confused*
Lee Su Hyuk… who is always right, always… just perfect. The reason why there’s hope in model turned actors. Seen him numerous times at fashion shows both as a model and guest but he has yet to disappoint. Always looking sharp and professional.
The guy from SNL Korea… gets an award for best poses, Seriously.
This dress actually looked much prettier in person, it’s more like apricot color… just wasn’t digging the white inner layer thing and her shoes that were also white or beige… because they made it look like her slip was showing although it was a decorative part of the dress.
Think she was Japanese… Totally loving the bangs, make up, the dress, clutch and everything… yet her smile has got to be what really completed the look. Gorgeous.
and the queen entered… Jun Ji Hyun or Gianna Jun (oh how I loathe this name… doesn’t it seem pretentious? Why not just keep the Korean name? I mean, her last name is already a stage name to begin with: her real last name is Wong). Anyhow, yes, she was everything everyone expected her to be, beautiful, elegant, tall, professional, pretty, what else… She didn’t seem like she wanted to talk though. Seemed like she was caught off guard by the interviewer’s request to leave a greeting for the audience. Must be the diva in her which is totally okay, because she’s.. umm… big.
Not too sure but thinking her name is Soy.. In any case, how pretty is she in red? Obviously, she’s not tall but that 50′s hairstyle, red lips, black suede platforms (not shown) paired with richly red lace dress was clearly the best choice ever.
Star of Hollywood action flick, RED 2, Lee Byung Hun aka Hero (only applicable in Korea)… So this man is both the most hated and envied man in Korea right now as he prepares to marry one of the few “goddesses of Korea,” Lee Min Jung, an actress popular for her sweet, innocent image. Apparently, the wedding is coming up real soon (like real soon… in a few days), and there’s a lot of speculation as to where they will be going for honeymoon, what Min will be wearing for the big day, etc. In any case, truly happy for them… I’ve personally heard many stories regarding this man’s past but the past shall remain in the past…
Real briefly on his fashion that day: it was definitely a smart move to wear all white considering that he’s not the tallest of the bunch… In fact, some of the rude reporters/photographers (domestic of course) didn’t hesitate to call him short, loud enough for him to hear. Guess celeb life isn’t just about fun and fame after all.
I personally like this kind of styling, in which there is one simple main piece (the dress in this case) funkdafied with striking accessories like those animal print platform shoes. While at it, kind of wishing she carried a matching clutch or something though her pretty face pretty much makes up for it.
Park Sang Min, famous movie star and actor who is also infamous for beating his wife… oops.
Jin Ji Hee known for her “Bbang Ggoo Ddong Ggoo (not too sure but it definitely has something to do with fart)” phrase from MBC’s Drama High Kick from a few years ago sported a lovely embellished dress and ballet flats while carrying a smile all the way through. A perfect example of sophistication and style that is totally age-appropriate.
The lady’s outfit… well I don’t have much to say because it’s neither boring nor striking but the guy…as cheesy as his Ferragamo belt is, I’m kind of liking the strategic use of accessories here, complete with sneakers, hat, and bow tie. It’s refreshing to see someone be creative with red carpet fashion especially when men are generally expected to wear the same old suit and tie.
So, for some reason, this lady’s blue dress didn’t look as cheap as the other girl’s (one mentioned above), probably because of the fabric, design, and the difference in the tone of color. You know what a huge difference such a tiny little detail can make in fashion, and this is a great example. It also helps that she was great at posing and held amazing confidence all the way down to the photo wall. I can’t emphasize enough- Girls, fashion really is all about confidence! (*wink*)
Umm.. I don’t know… is it really that hard to get sponsored for a dress..? I mean, if it’s an once-a-year thing where you expect to see thousands of people and cameras with a possibility of its being the only chance to get yourself known to the entire nation of Korea, I’d expect you to wear the nicest, most amazing dress ever existed on earth. It may literally be a once-in-a-lifetime occasion and man, if I were in their shoes, I’d do everything in my power to look the best I can… but some of these girls look so lost… I just don’t get it. Doesn’t this dress look like something you can pick up at Forever21?
Well, while that yellow is daring, I’m not so sure about the cut outs… especially when your body isn’t all that cooperative.
Park Shin Hye who was surprisingly so, so, so pretty in person. Bad news is that she isn’t the most photogenic… ;(
So I have no idea who this girl is, but please, do refrain from wearing a body con mini dress to an event like this especially if you are scary stick figure skinny… and girl, those shoes gotta go… *cries*
Someone please tell me this man’s name… he looks amaze… the hair, tie, the suit… wow.
While I’m not a fan of red dresses on red carpet (it just doesn’t sound right), this is one graceful woman in one pretty dress.
Yes, how pattern on pattern should be done. Pretty sure he was a model at some point.
Please, no more boobs on the red carpet. grr.
Gold and black… shiny things… they are not bad… just wishing it wasn’t so bright out.. she would’ve looked so much better at night.
Wearing white is always a daring choice… because while you may look ‘angelic’ from afar, up close, you risk looking like a bride, which she unfortunately succeeded at…
Anybody know her name? She walked towards the end but was the fiercest of all. So much confidence, she was literally shining! Loved her hair… her face was a bit reminiscent of Suzy’s (from Miss A) too, which is a great thing.
Another bride who looked pretty from afar… well, you know what, maybe it isn’t all that bad after all… with her hair down and black like that, she actually looks quite pretty even in white… I guess the key to wearing white on red carpet is to keep everything else simple.
It’s getting late over here… plus, I’ve had a bit too many of those Almond Cherry Clusters… Sorry this post is totally late and I have the worst excuse ever… I’ve been enjoying the laid back SoCal life little too much lately I’m slowly going back to my old cali girl lifestyle… please bear with me while I transform. Have a great weekend, everyone!