True Beauty Star – Moon Ga Young Poses For A Marie Claire & ELLE Pictorial

I remember reading the True Beauty webtoon, but I stopped midway. It wasn’t due to the story or any particular thing I disliked; I just got busy. When I heard about the live-action, I had my eyes out to see the chosen cast and how the story would play out as a drama production. Unfortunately, after seeing many clips on the internet, I don’t think I’ll watch the live-action or resume reading the webtoon. Here are my two main reasons –

  1. I no longer enjoy watching dramas with overdramatized love triangles. Stories that revolve around the intensity of a love triangle stress me out, + they’re predictable. I know who the female lead ends up with, so why all the back and forth???
  2. Dramas in high school settings don’t excite me anymore. The storyline has to be very witty or thrilling for me to sit down and watch. Regrettably, even though I love the main actors, True Beauty doesn’t fall into that spectacular category for me.

With all that out of the way, let’s move on to this post’s primary purpose. During the airing period of True Beauty, Moon Ga Young sat for some magazine interviews & photoshoots. Marie Claire and ELLE Korea happen to have my favourite photos, so let’s enjoy the visual feast.

(Please Note: none of these images are mine. I got them from official magazine websites and social media sites.)

First off are the photos from Marie Claire. I adore the outfits for this shoot. They are serving office vibes, but with a bougie flare + the bags they paired with each piece is such a statement –


Following up is the ELLE Korea photoshoot. I love how they styled her hair, and this one has a more colourful palette in comparison to the Marie Claire pictorial – 

Co-Stars of Korean Film – ‘Josée’ Star In Marie Claire Couple Shoot

Josée is a 2020 Korean romantic film based on a Japanese short story titled Josee, the Tiger and the Fish by Seiko Tanabe. It is also a remake since the original Japanese version premiered in 2003. This movie stars Nam Joo-hyuk and Han Ji-min as leads. The photos I’m sharing are from their promotion period. They sat for an interview with Marie Claire Korea and discussed the upcoming project at that time.

(Please Note: none of these images are mine. I got them from official magazine websites and social media sites.)


Synopsis: Young Seok, a university student nearing graduation, comes across a woman in the street who has fallen from her wheelchair and helps her back home. She ends up feeding him a simple meal, and he develops a vague curiosity for this woman who introduces herself as “Josée”. From this time on, Young Seok occasionally stops by Josée’s house, receiving free meals and getting to know this woman who reads a lot, has a comprehensive knowledge of whiskey and tells him stories, which he’s not sure are true. Gradually, they come to share an unforgettable love (source – MyDramaList).

This film is available on iQIYI, depending on your location.

Ni Ni and Cecilia Liu Stun💋 In Photoshoots For COSMO GLAM NIGHT & Marie Claire

HAPPY NEW YEAR 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉. WISHING YOU ALL PEACE, LOVE AND JOY THROUGHOUT 2021.

For today’s pictorial faves, I am sharing some recent shots of Ni Ni and Cecilia Liu. Both ladies are costars for a new Female-Centered drama titled My Best Friend’s Story. At the end of this post, I will include the show’s trailer + a link to the English subbed episodes for anyone interested.

(Please Note: none of these images are mine. I got them from official magazine websites and social media sites.)

First off is a photoshoot from COSMO GLAM NIGHT 2020. Ni Ni and Cecilia Liu looked elegant, and their chemistry was blazing throughout that night –


Following up is their recent collaborative cover for Marie Claire China – February 2021 Issue. My fave, Chen Man, is the photographer behind this photoshoot, and I love the androgynous vibe –


In regards to their current drama, My Best Friend’s Story

It is set in 20th century Shanghai and revolves around two women with different backgrounds and personalities. They gradually forge a deep friendship, supporting each other through hard times in life – Zhu Suo Suo was born into poverty and taken in by Jiang Nan Sun’s family. From then on, the two women became close friends. After they stepped out into society, Zhu Suo Suo quickly established herself in the workforce through her talents and excellent performance. On the other hand, Jiang Nan Sun continued to pursue academics, earning a reputation as an intellect. However, the Jiang family meets with difficulties and falls into despair. Zhu Suo Suo helps Jiang Nan Sun settle into the workforce by assisting her with living accommodations and job opportunities, which leads Jiang Nan Sun to gradually transform into an outstanding white-collar lady (source – MyDramaList).

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a trailer with English subs. Hopefully, you all can get the gist of the plot –

This drama is available on Dramanice with English SUBS. It is also on YouTube (No subs yet).

My Pictorial|Poster Faves: A Kim Go Eun & Kim Hee Sun Exclusive

(Please Note: none of these images are mine. I got them from official magazine websites and social media sites.)

First off is the beautiful Kim Go Eun for Marie Claire (Korea). I love the clean-cut feel of these photos.


Next, is Kim Hee Sun looking absolutely gorgeous for a VOGUE (Korea) photoshoot.

My Pictorial|Poster Faves: Goodbye Summer, Welcome Fall!

(Please Note: none of these images are mine. I got them from official magazine websites and social media sites.)

Although I couldn’t enjoy this year’s summer to the fullest, I’m grateful for life. Being able to see a new season is a blessing.

Jung So Min for Marie Claire.

Summer came, I basked in the sun for a while. Taking in all the heat I could.

Visited some interesting places and kept in touch with a few friends and family.

As the heat slowly fades, the cool breeze begins to blush through.

Kim Ji Won for Marie Claire.

Bringing us the most beautiful autumn colours and preparing us for colder days.

With each new season, there’s hope for something new. After all, we are still alive witnessing the wonders of nature.

So Embrace The Change 🍂🍂🍂

My Pictorial|Poster Faves: #ClassyLadies – Thursday RollCall

As already explained in my previous post, throughout this week, I’ll be sharing pictures of celebrities that naturally have an air of elegance and poise. From the way they carry themselves to how they speak and dress, they continuously keep things classy.

(Please Note: none of these images are mine. I got them from official magazine websites and social media sites.)

First on today’s list is BLACKPINK’s Rose for ELLE Korea – img_8299img_8298img_8296img_8297

 

Up next is the Chinese actress Cecilia Boey for Marie Claire China –img_6817img_6816

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Third on this list is the Korean actress Kim Ji Won for Harper’s BAZAAR Korea – img_7817img_7816img_7819img_7818

 

To close this post, I have the Chinese actress Tong Yao for Bobosnap China – 

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My Pictorial|Poster Faves: Chinese Stunners – S/S Collection

This is my second edition of Chinese Stunners. If you need to see my first, click 👉 My Pictorial|Poster Faves: Chinese Stunners Edition

(Please Note: none of the images are mine. I got them from official websites and social media sites.)

First for this post is the gorgeous Janine Chang on the cover of ELLE Hong Kong – April 2020 Issue. Her eyes are so pretty. I also love the jewellery she has on.img_4311img_4314-1

 

Next up is Yang Caiyu on the cover of SoFigaro Magazine. I love the artistic and architectural focus of this photoshoot. Also, Yang Caiyu looks elegant in every outfit.img_4016img_4014img_4015img_4019img_4018img_4013

 

Dylan Wang for Armani Beauty. He is rocking the short hair. They really bronzed his cheekbones. All the same, he looks good. img_4260img_4261

 

Now unto a more mysterious look with Crystal Zhang on the cover of NeufMode Magazine. Crystal Zhang always has the best editorial photos, she was born to model.img_3936img_3934

 

Next up is Lan Yingying for Marie Claire China – March 2020 Issue. I love the lighting and colour of this shoot. She is stunning.img_3895img_3894

 

Still going on with the mysterious and darker concept. Here is Neo Hou on the cover of Harper’s BAZAAR Star for Tencent variety Me+img_3921img_3922img_3923

 

Now let’s bring the colours back with Sophie Zhang in Dior on the cover of Lifestyle Magazine’s latest issue. I love the blue theme, and she looks lovely.img_4318img_4321img_4320img_4319

 

Last on this post is the gorgeous Xuan Lu for HIMO Photo Studio. Pink truly complements her skin tone.img_4307img_4306img_4309img_4308

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Pictorial|Poster Faves: Couples Edition

This edition is focused on couples. I included some real couples, but most of the pictures are actors/models that partnered for a photoshoot or starred in a drama together. ENJOY.

(Please note: none of the images are mine, I got them from official websites and social media sites.)

First on my list is Sung Hoon and Chun Woo Hee for W Korea. They are so beautiful. Sung Hoon has that perfect edgy, but clean-cut visuals. img_3179img_3207img_3175

 

img_3152img_3151img_3153Dilraba Dilmurat and Vengo Gao on the latest posters for Three Lives, Three Worlds, The Pillow Book. I find it so fascinating that the three posters connect through one tree. Isn’t that cool?

 

img_2790img_2793img_2789Chinese singer Han Geng and his wife Celina Jade shared their romantic wedding pictorial on Weibo. They are so lovely and goofy together.

 

img_2785img_2784img_2783Kris Wu and Japanese model Koki take the front cover of Marie Clarie China – February Issue. They complement each other well, and they are both stunning individuals.

 

img_2056Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin are magnetic on-screen. Their chemistry is to die for. I adore this promo shoot they did for Crash Landing On You.

 

img_3125img_3124Recently released posters for the upcoming Chinese TV series – Find Yourself. It stars Victoria Song and Song Wei Long as leads. I am counting down the hours to its premiere. I have so many dramas to watch, but very little time.😪

 

img_3142The leads for Dreaming Back to the Qing Dynasty look quite cozy together in their recent cover shoot for Men’s Uno Young! February issue. I think they had great chemistry in the drama, and I will be keeping an eye out for their future projects.

 

img_2838_originalimg_2837The main casts of the Chinese drama – Ming Dynasty in a New year themed shoot for NEUFMODE Magazine. I need to watch this series, but I have been so busy with school.

 

7c61fcc9-9890-4d73-a150-5e904f2169c8-1947-000000e499bae16dimg_2673Jin Se Yeon and Kim Min Kyu on the promotional posters for Queen: Love and War. The colours for the traditional attires are so vibrant. I could stare at them for days. Costumes are my major delights when watching historical series.

 

img_3046This is a poster for the Chinese web movie – The Enchanting Phantom. It is a remake of A Chinese Ghost Story, and it will be available exclusively on Tencent. The details on this poster are insane, and the colours are remarkably captivating. I must find a means to watch this movie.

 

img_3201A chilling poster for the Chinese drama, Sword Dynasty. The white and blue colours scream elegance. I am tempted to watch the series.

 

And last on my list is the adorable beauty, Zhao Liying and Feng Shaofeng on H&M’s latest Chinese New Year campaign. They released a lot of pictures, but these are my favourites.img_3196img_3195