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February 14th, 2014
thesmithian

The “couple look,” or publicly advertising a relationship by wearing matching outfits, is quite easy to spot on the streets, beaches and cafes of South Korea.

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February 14th, 2014
thesmithian

koreanmodel:

Choi Ara for Low Classic Spring 2014 collection

[look of the hour]

Reblogged from Korean Models
February 8th, 2014
thesmithian

…if you visit South Korea’s jimjilbangs and epic lip gloss emporiums, you will see the country far more deeply: its culture of ceaseless self-improvement and corresponding quest for relaxation; its ingenuity and love of the new, twinned with stubborn conformity and oppressively narrow standards; the commercial instincts that have made Seoul the center of Asian pop culture and propelled brands like Samsung and LG around the world; and gender and family dynamics that can seem traditional except when they’re not…

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…if you visit South Korea’s jimjilbangs and epic lip gloss emporiums, you will see the country far more deeply: its culture of ceaseless self-improvement and corresponding quest for relaxation; its ingenuity and love of the new, twinned with stubborn conformity and oppressively narrow standards; the commercial instincts that have made Seoul the center of Asian pop culture and propelled brands like Samsung and LG around the world; and gender and family dynamics that can seem traditional except when they’re not…

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December 22nd, 2013
thesmithian

Following in the footsteps of South Korean films and K-pop, “doramas”—South Korean soaps dubbed into Spanish—first appeared on Cuban televisions earlier this year.

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December 2nd, 2013
thesmithian

koreanmodel:

Kim Nam Joo by Oh Joongseok for The Galleria Magazine Mar 2013

[meaningful glance]

Reblogged from Korean Models
November 21st, 2013
thesmithian

South Koreans’ average alcohol consumption rate per person was just below the average…among developed nations…

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