August 7th, 2014

mirrors lies

Who wore it better? Multicolor edition!

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD Multicolor Striped Blazer, $1780
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Who wore it better?

Yoochun
47(28.3%)
CNU
10(6.0%)
Daniel Henney
70(42.2%)
all!
2(1.2%)
nobody
5(3.0%)
headless model
2(1.2%)
burn it and give me the money!
30(18.1%)


source: lyst, officialb1a4, first look, kpop-caps

Yang Hyun Suk Explains WINNER’s Delayed Debut




YG Entertainment‘s CEO Yang Hyun Suk spoke up about WINNER‘s delayed debut at the boy group’s debut album launching show held on August 6 at the Conrad Hotel.

After the successful airing of the competition show “WIN: Who Is Next,” contrary to the initial promises of debuting the winning group right after the completion of the show, Yang Hyun Suk pushed back WINNER’s debut until now.

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source soompi

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SuperStar K2's Park Boram "Beautiful" MV feat Zico MV+Making Film



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Source: CJENMusic (1, 2)

lol @them using the exact same kitchen set as Eddy Kim's "Darling" mv, but both are really cute so it fits I suppose. I feel like the song didn't need rapping in it tbh but I guess Zico has some star power

I still have a hard time reconciling the new and old Borams since she lost so much weight, but good for her I guess?
hoseok

Bangtan to hold their first solo concert in October




The tweet basically says it'll be on the 18th and 19th of October and will be held at AX-KOREA

source: kor_celebrities

BigHit how about you manage your staff better instead of rushing into these things. Idk why they couldn't wait another 6 months - a year to hold a concert at a larger venue which is something they're very much capable of. Are they striving to be the next TS/B.A.P ◔_◔
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YG answers 10 questions about Winner



[OSEN=손남원 기자] YG Entertainment’s head producer Yang Hyun Suk has openly answered questions about YG’s new boy group WINNER, before the upcoming official debut of the group.

WINNER is YG’s first boy group produced by YG after BIGBANG, so they have been under the spotlight of the media and music fans. Even though they are a new group who has not even debuted yet, WINNER already has high popularity and recognition like top stars. That is because the team has already gained stardom even bigger than that of top singers, by appearing in last year’s survival audition show that displayed the competition between Team A and Team B, to gain the opportunity to be selected as YG’s next boy group. Yang Hyun Suk has dedicated himself to creation of WINNER alone for the past five years. Plus, his unique marketing methodology has created sensation for the period. That is why fans’ expectations for WINNER’s debut is further heightening.
In the launching show and press conference for WINNER’s debut album “2014 S/S”, which was held in the afternoon on the 6 this month at Conrad Hotel located in Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Yang said, “Precisely speaking, WINNER is the first boy group that YG produces nine years after BIGBANG. As WINNER members are rather taller than other YG singers, we set the concept to present them as fashion models, for this launching show”.

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I didn't expect anything less from YG. I just hope we don't get a From YG bc I can't do this again.
mirrors lies

Who wore it better? Organza edition!

3-1 Philip Lim Tattoo Embroidered Organza Jacket, $1,195.00 $717.00 (sold out)
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Who wore it better?

Uee
96(61.9%)
Sooyoung
9(5.8%)
Jiyoon
29(18.7%)
all!
4(2.6%)
nobody...
1(0.6%)
model
0(0.0%)
burn it and give me the money!
16(10.3%)


source: 31philliplim, firstlook, kmagazinelovers, kpopstarz
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Yang Hyun Suk Wants Big Bang′s G-Dragon to Act

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Revealing some unknown information, Yang Hyun Suk talked a bit about Big Bang′s G-Dragon.

On August 6, the YG rookie group Winner held its debut album launching show 2014 S/S Grand Launch and press conference at the Conrad Seoul Hotel in Yeouido.

On this day, Yang Hyun Suk said, "I think when people age, their thoughts also change. I used to have this fixed thought that artists in their 20s and 30s should only do music. I think I was influenced by this when I was active in Seo Taiji and Kids."

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source: mwave, instiz, kpopkfans
mirrors lies

Secret’s Han Sun Hwa Cast as the Lead of Drama ‘Rosy Lovers’

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After showing excellent acting, Secret’s Han Sun Hwa has been cast as the main lead of MBC’s new drama, Rosy Lovers.

TS Entertainment confirmed Han Sun Hwa as the lead of Rosy Lovers on August 6. “She will be playing Baek Jang Mi in MBC’s Rosy Lovers, which is set for an October broadcast.”

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source: mwave, netizenbuzz, naver, nate

[op note]her ps is the worst, her face looks streched...
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Park Jin Young Stopped Talking to Ha:tfelt Ye Eun After Losing Argument

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Wonder Girls’ Ye Eun, who returned as soloist Ha:tfelt, revealed that she has not been talking to Park Jin Young lately.

Ha:tfelt Ye Eun guested on August 7’s broadcast of SBS Power FM’s Cultwo Show and revealed that she has stopped talking to producer Park Jin Young after having an argument.

Ye Eun said, “I prepared a lot for my first solo album. I fought Park Jin Young so many times. I did win the argument in the end but he won’t talk to me these days,” bringing out a round of laughter.

Ye Eun shared, “He told me to take out a couple of songs saying that they are too heavy but I handwrote a 11-page letter explaining to him why I wrote the songs and how I felt when I wrote them.”

Upon hearing this, DJ Cultwo commented, “That’s closer to being a thesis paper, not a letter.”

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source: mwave, netizenbuzz, nate
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Joseon Gunman Episode 1 -14 Discussion Post



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This is my first post on omona, so I hope I did things properly since I don't even remember the last time I made an actual post on lj.  

sources: http://www.koreandrama.org/?p=34756
http://asianwiki.com/Gunman_in_Joseon
http://youtu.be/Oc_EuX6PpPA
http://youtu.be/4yRmNDOnr-Y
http://www.soompi.com/2014/08/04/the-joseon-gunman-extended-with-two-more-episodes/
Tammi Terrell

NYAN at the K-movies: Snowpiercer


Join us as we discuss the sci-fi film epic Snowpiercer, directed by the talented Bong-Joon ho (The Host) and starring Captain America. Learn why shooting bullets through a train window is just a bad idea, the advantages of being a junkie on a train, and whatever you do, DON'T EAT THE PROTEIN BLOCKS.
https://soundcloud.com/notyouraveragenetizens/nyan-at-the-movies-snowpiercer
Little Red Hooding

Zhang Liyin is back for real

Looks like SME decided to invest their money on Liyin for this round of promotion. A second part of the MV for Agape featuring Victoria and Tao has just been confirmed through an interview in Sina, liyin also shared these behind the scene video for her photoshoot for pop! magazine on her weibo page:

video links 'cuz lj won't let me embed it

In other news "agape" is now available onmelon and other korean music sites!

source: liyin weibo, chocolyn
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☆Spica's☆ funky feel-good girl power jam #IDidIt is here!!! #SpicaDidIt

Spica - I Did It (US Debut)


I really love it (ESPECIALLY JUHYUN'S [TOO-SHORT] RAP HNNNNNGGGHH) and the lyrics but pressed about lack of Narae!!! lord knows my ultimate bias is Kim Boa but I wish the line distribution was better. but still. ON REPLAY!!!!!!!!! SO PROUD OF THEM :'D (and Boa really was singing I Did It in this instavid all those months ago~)

[LYRICS]
Where are my girls at?
Okay stop, I’ll tell ya’ ‘bout it

It’s been way too long, since I’ve been
out for a night, with my girlfriends
Been a hard day’s work, so let's go
We’re gonna celebrate tonight (oh hey hey)

Got ma’ outfit tight, I’m looking right
Diamonds on deck and my shoes fly
It feel so good and I’m feelin’ like
Raisin’ my glass tonight

Driving in a car
With the windows rolled down, just ridin' with my crew
Gonna take it slow
Turn it up all night, no, we don’t need us no dudes

I go out all night cause I like it a lot (I did it)
And I spend my day doing just what I want (I did it)
Always get my way cause I like it a lot
Choose how I live my life if you like it or not (I did it)

I did it, yes I did it, I set myself free (oh baby)
I did it, yes I did it, I did it for me (no no)
I don’t care what you want me to be (oh baby)
I did it, yes I did it, I did it for me

Every woman around the world hear me
Throw your hands in the air if you feel me
Stand tall, we are strong so let's go
Show them our best tonight

Driving in a car
With the windows rolled down just riding with my crew
Gonna take it slow
Turn it up all night, no, we don’t need us no dudes

I go out all night cause I like it a lot (I did it)
And I spend my day doing just what I want (I did it)
Always get my way cause I like it a lot
Choose how I live my life if you like or not (I did it)

I did it, yes I did it, I set myself free (oh baby)
I did it, yes I did it, I did it for me (no no)
I don’t care what you want me to be (oh baby)
I did it, yes I did it, I did it for me

Spica Spica, we blowin’ up ya speaker
We run the town like the boys need to wake up
You watch my legs, you watch my rear
What ya looking at? My eyes are up here

Oh baby, oh baby
Take it down to the floor baby, floor baby
Won’t you tell me what you want baby, want baby
Maybe later we can go (maybe later we can)

I go out all night cause I like it a lot (I did it)
And i spend my day doing just what I want (I did it)
Always get my way cause I like it a lot
Choose how I live my life if you like it or not (I did it)

I did it, yes I did it, I set my self free (oh baby)
I did it, yes I did it, I did it for me (no no)
I don’t care what you want me to be (oh baby)
I did it, yes I did it, I did it for me

credit: renyouth (with a few edits of my own; do you guys hear anything differently??)


[L.A.DIES](caption translations on Turn Up Speaker)




..... Boa #mybias















it's been out on iTunes since morning but I was waiting for an audio upload before posting! MV will be out later today, I'll make another post. please buy I Did It on US iTunes to support Spica's debut if you can!!!last I checked, it's also available in UK, Canada, France, Australia, Italy, Spain, Germany, Russia, Sweden, probably more... (P.S. I created a US account and bought a gift card just for this song, and I want to buy 9 more to gift non-US fans but I keep getting redirected to billing info?? help)

sauces: illbethere7 | renyouth | @keisukemoonlite | @bohyungkim 1 2 | @park.narae.77 1 2 | @p_joo @wneoddk
e!qtt, 김성규 04.함규ㅋ, 규수 01.코인사ㅋ, gyusoo

Gaon Physical & Digital Monthly Chart - July 2014


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Source: Gaon [Physical] [Digital]
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KARA Drops Album Preview and Tracklist for “Day & Night”



In advance of their August 18 comeback, the ladies of KARA have dropped the tracklist and album preview to their sixth mini-album “Day & Night!”

The brief two-minute preview has fans riled up, with tracks ranging from mid-tempo to upbeat. There will be a total of six tracks, with “Mamma Mia” as the title track.

The mini-album will include:

Live
Mamma Mia (title track)
So Good
Melancholy (24/7)
Red Light
Story

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Source: Soompi & DSPKara
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☆Spica's☆ #IDidIt MV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #SpicaDidIt



[LYRICS]
Where are my girls at?
Okay stop, I’ll tell ya’ ‘bout it

It’s been way too long, since I’ve been out for a night
With my girlfriends
Been a hard day’s work, so let's go
We’re gonna celebrate tonight (oh hey hey)

Got ma’ outfit tight, I’m looking right
Diamonds on deck and my shoes fly
It feel so good and I’m feelin’ like
Raisin’ my glass tonight

Driving in a car
With the windows rolled down, just ridin' with my crew
Gonna take it slow
Turn it up all night, no, we don’t need us no dudes

I go out all night cause I like it a lot (I did it)
And I spend my day doing just what I want (I did it)
Always get my way cause I like it a lot
Choose how I live my life if you like it or not (I did it)

I did it, yes I did it, I set myself free (oh baby)
I did it, yes I did it, I did it for me (no no)
I don’t care what you want me to be (oh baby)
I did it, yes I did it, I did it for me

Every woman around the world hear me
Throw your hands in the air if you feel me
Stand tall, we are strong so let's go
Show them our best tonight

Driving in a car
With the windows rolled down just riding with my crew
Gonna take it slow
Turn it up all night, no, we don’t need us no dudes

I go out all night cause I like it a lot (I did it)
And I spend my day doing just what I want (I did it)
Always get my way cause I like it a lot
Choose how I live my life if you like or not (I did it)

I did it, yes I did it, I set myself free (oh baby)
I did it, yes I did it, I did it for me (no no)
I don’t care what you want me to be (oh baby)
I did it, yes I did it, I did it for me

Spica Spica, we blowin’ up ya speaker
We run the town, make the boys' knees weaker
You watch my legs, you watch my rear
What ya looking at? My eyes are up here

Oh baby, oh baby
Take it down to the floor baby, floor baby
Won’t you tell me what you want baby, want baby
Maybe later we can go (maybe later we can)

I go out all night cause I like it a lot (I did it)
And i spend my day doing just what I want (I did it)
Always get my way cause I like it a lot
Choose how I live my life if you like it or not (I did it)

I did it, yes I did it, I set my self free (oh baby)
I did it, yes I did it, I did it for me (no no)
I don’t care what you want me to be (oh baby)
I did it, yes I did it, I did it for me



Exclusive Video Premiere: K-Pop Group SPICA Make Their English Debut With "I Did It" Single

The girl group kick off their new album with their funky, feel-good song.

The Billboard Hot 100's top 10 boasts funky, feel-good tunes like Ariana Grande's "Problem," Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" and Jessie J's "Bang Bang" and now SPICA offer competition with their own brassy, sassy tune and first English single, "I Did It."

The feel-good track is the first release from the K-pop girl group's forthcoming English album. Billboard is premiering the single and its accompanying music video.

For their introduction to the U.S., SPICA enlisted producers Oliver "Oligee" Goldstein, Cory Enemy and Daniel Merlot, who have worked with Britney Spears, Shakira and Ellie Goulding. The empowering anthem is set to be featured on a yet-to-be titled full-length English LP, which the group is currently recording. (WHAT?????????????????)

[THEY DID IT]"We're looking forward to having a good time with our American fans," member Boa (who had worked as a vocal coach with K-pop favorites INFINITE and Kara) said in a statement. "We hope that everyone enjoys our new English single and album. All the girls had a lot of fun recording the song and making the video."

Already an established act in Korea, SPICA scored their first top 10 hit on the K-Pop Hot 100 last year with their top 40 dance-rap track "Tonight." And the quintet earned praise with their 2012 debut: One of their earliest singles, R&B jam "Painkiller," was one of Billboard's Top 20 K-Pop Songs of 2012.

SPICA begin their American promotions in Los Angeles this week, including a performance at KCON 2014 this weekend among fellow K-pop superstars Girls' Generation, G-Dragon and more.

"We hope everyone dances along with us when we perform it at KCON this week!" Boa added. With the brassy beat and a video that showcases the girls' personalities like the best Spice Girls or Destiny's Child visuals did, it shouldn't be a problem.


SPICA OFFICIAL, renyouth, Billboard

FYI this is the video production company behind the MV: Goldsuitcase (NSFW?) their aesthetic is just... hmm

and I apologise for the almost-duplicate posts but I didn't expect the MV to be out so early!!!!!! I haven't watched it, I'm gonna post this and jump off a building bYE OMONA ENJOY STANNING SPICA W/O ME in the 3hrs that have lapsed since I submitted this post, I have watched and died and screencapped just about every frame... they look SO GOOD but the set is so bare, just one set of outfits (same ones as the pic even), everything looks the same after a while... idk man. BUT MY GORGEOUS BABIES!!!!!!!!

sailor venus

Pitchfork's list "20 Essential Kpop Songs"

By Jakob Dorof

Practically an unknown quantity at the start of the decade, K-pop is now a household name around the globe. In recent years, the Western media has all but overflowed with a rising tide of South Korean pop, from fashion spreads to viral ads, Lorde pull-quotes to Grimes tweets, music video analyses to industry think pieces (and, of course, the most popular piece of content on the internet). And yet, so little of this attention has paid much mind to the music itself. If K-pop seems like the fad that never ends, that’s probably because it never really started, either.

K-pop treats a song as just one of several interlocking aesthetic parts, which typically include corresponding choreography, a music video, novella-thick liner notes, the occasional corporate tie-in, and an overarching “concept” that brings it all together. These tend to be conceived in tandem to a much greater extent than in Western pop, so to divorce a K-pop single from its context is to engage with it only partially. For example, the absurdist satire of “Gangnam Style” wouldn’t make total sense even to someone living in Gangnam without its attendant video and “horse dance.”

At its best, K-pop’s package-product approach can result in concise, nonpareil pop music gesamtkunstwerks—but good or bad, they can cause sensory overload for the uninitiated. The intense rate of productivity in Korea, where taking even a year’s pause between albums can kill a career, also adds to the overwhelming feeling for casual fans and popstars alike; onstage fainting and use of IV drips for energy are commonplace.

Another factor is the highly micromanaged way in which all these complementary pieces are made and aligned. The Western media loves to fixate on K-pop’s “assembly line” methodology, and the industry’s de rigeur trainee development program indeed prizes performative excellence over any kind of creative aptitude. Considering the cost-intensive multimedia project that is the typical K-pop smash, it’s little surprise that agencies tailor these acts and their images to best court audiences that are most likely to reward their investment: obsessive teenyboppers. As such, both the presentation of the music and the “impersonal” way it’s made fundamentally disagree with most Western music fans’ Beatles-derived notions of authenticity. (The language barrier can be a roadblock as well.)

But the Korean music industry—for all its bright color schemes, plastic sheen, and frankly commercial raison d'être—has quietly produced some of the most intelligent, adventurous, and accomplished mainstream pop of the past few years. It’s a world where songs with whiplash tempo cuts, Punjabi-via-Korean lyrics, and irregular beats exist as hyper-realized pop commodities, but connect with audiences on a mass scale. The following list offers a modest introduction to the hugely saleable genius some of the world’s best songwriters, producers, and performers can achieve when working in close cooperation.

LIST OF THE 20 SONGS HERE UNDER THE CUT. You'd be surprised!
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Read the full article at Pitchfork for their reasons as to why they chose these songs!

Do you think Pitchfork gets it or is this just
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  • uledy

Brown Eyed Girls Release "Hush" from Best of Album

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Brown Eyed Girls collected their hits songs to present fans a best album titled 'Special Moments'.

The album includes their 30 hit songs from the eight years of their career such as Abracadabra, Sign, Sixth Sense, Magic, Hold the Line, Must Have Love, Candy Man, You, Hot Shot, Must Have Friends, and more collected in two CDs.

Their title song is going to be 'Hush', an unreleased song composed by Yoo Gun Hyung and Seo Jung Hwan. Download their best album through online music charts like MelOn and you can also have the physical copy of the album in its offline release on 11th.

[LISTEN]

Sources: dkpopnews | MarbleTeethMusic Chart III

omg, yassss. pussy can't stop, won't stop popping.