Vogue Korea: My Fair Ladies

Posted on October 25, 2011

It’s been a while since we did a simple “Here’s your pretty for the day” post, so…here’s your pretty for the day. A bunch of gorgeous models working gorgeous clothes against gorgeous backdrops. Done and done. Take a deep breath and find your center, darlings.

Or, pretend it’s an all-Korean version of an Agatha Christie drawing room murder mystery, which is equally as rewarding.


Gucci, Kayesu by Kim Yeon Ju, Jamie & Bell, Miss Gee Collection, Bottega Veneta.

Donna Karan, Fendi, Ralph Lauren, Miu Miu, Miriam Salat, Louis Vuitton.

Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton, Minetani, Gucci, Moschino.

Swarovski, Wolford, Jamie & Bell.

Moschino, G-cut, Bottega Veneta, Miss Gee Collection, Wolford, Miu Miu.

Louis Vuitton, Minetani, Derercuny, Jamie & Bell.

Miu Miu, Jaime & Bell, Derercuny, Bottega Veneta, Swarovski, Ralph Lauren, Marni, So’salt, Yves Saint Laurent.

Chanel, Minetani, Salvatore Ferragamo.

Miu Miu, Lanvin, Christian Dior, Marni, Miriam Salat, Adolfo Dominguez.

Miss Gee Collection, Christian Dior, So’salt, Jamie & Bell, Marni, Fendi, Salvatore Ferragamo.

Louis Vuitton, Lanvin, Wolford.

Lanvin, Jamie & Bell, Ralph Lauren, Bottega Veneta, Salvatore Ferragamo, Miu Miu.

Miss Gee Collection, Gucci, So’salt, Swarovski, Minetani, Calvin Klein.

[Photo Credit: vogue.co.kr]

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  • Anonymous

    Does anyone know if it’s possible to subscribe to the international editions of Vogue? I probably couldn’t afford it anyway, but I love their editorials.

    • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

      yes, but expensive.

    • Anonymous

      Actually, many international editions of Vogue (Italia, France, Russia, Japan, India) are available through Zinio for about $5 an issue. If you’re not familiar with Zinio, it’s a magazine reading program available for Windows, Mac, and mobile operating systems.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12500056 Joseph Lamour

        You should be their spokesperson. I use Zinio for Nylon, V and Vogue Hommes Japan. Its fantastic.

  • Anonymous

    that skirt and jacket in the 4th from the bottom remind me of Josh’s tree/fire skirt jacket outfit.  Or was that a sweater?  Of course, this one is much prettier.  Looks like a photographic rendering of toile to me. 

    • Anonymous

      To me it actually looks like a painting by Corot that has been printed on the fabric.  (Just an art historian’s guess).  When I saw that skirt I fell completely in love.

  • Anonymous

    So…. are sheer black stockings in style again???

    • Anonymous

      I hope so, I thnk they are a combo of sexy and sophisticated.

      • Anonymous

        Particularly when they have seams.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2254843 Kara Lang Guminski

      Yes, because of Kate Middleton.

  • scottyf

    Is it wrong that after viewing this spread, I never want to see U.S. models again?

    You Asian stunners better WERQ.

    • muzan-e

      The exquisite Mackenzie Hamilton stole my heart long ago while sporting little more than a sundress and a ratty sweater. By which I mean to say that I’m just a little biased.    Disclaimer done with….

      I quite concur. *g*

    • Anonymous

      Are Asian-American models allowed?

  • Anonymous

    I love EVERY PART OF THIS. And those black pumps with the three white straps with bows? The credits don’t specify, where can I never afford THOSE from? 

  • Grace Armstrong

    I die.

  • Anonymous

    Gorgeous!  The clothes are fantastic and the styling is decadent.  My favorite part is the sets, a wonderful blend of Asian, French & English art & furniture.

  • Anonymous

    LOVE. Though, those shoes with the weirdly curved heels look awfully hard to move in.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=736234450 Stephanie Holmgren Swanson

    The Agatha Christie comment just absolutely did it for me…these scenes are just luscious!

    • Anonymous

      I’ve decided the girl in red is the killer. She looks saucy.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1043171034 Tadiana Walton Jones

        Agatha just wants you to think that the girl in red did it.  Red herring.  My money is on the pampered lady in the first picture, protecting her husband/son/privileged way of life.  But their victim is definitely the wilting lady on the couch in picture #5. Slow-acting poison, I think.

  • Wrenaria

    So pretty. So, so, so, so pretty.

    And suitable timing since I’m attending a ’40s themed mystery dinner this weekend and that era is all over this. Lovely.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=513945580 Megan Patterson

    I love this editorial so much I want to take it behind the middle school and get it pregnant.

    • Anonymous

      Hahaha!  Excellent Tracy Jordan reference.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, thank you!  I gasped at most of the photos.  Those models are selling the shit out of that product!!  Yay!!

  • Anonymous

    I’ve never posted here before (I’m more of a lurker….LOVE you guys BTW, especially your TV posts) but I had to create an account specifically to log on here and say that the LV and the Lanvin on the model at the bar are…….spectacularrrrrrrr.   Can’t stop staring.

  • muzan-e

    So surreal: The delicious perfection of Vogue Korea just hours after I turned to my husband and cried: Since when does Harry Shum do K-dramas?  Shum looked like he’d just walked off a promo shoot for 100 Days With Mister Arrogant.. while here is, yes, a Korean Agatha Christie. 

    But in the right ways. *g*

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1234087433 Jen Freeman

    Gorgeous! I LOVE this styling, the 1940’s glam of it all.  And those black heels with the rhinestone bow straps, are they Jamie & Bell? WANT THEM.

  • Anonymous

    Give me that shiny green dress (third pic from top)! Her shoes, too.  And give me the model’s legs.  And her long hair, so I can put it up in a chignon.  And…..oh, forget it.  Thank you, TLo for this pretty at the end of a very long day.

  • Joyce VG


  • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

    Amazing. Thank you.

  • Anonymous

    This is all pretty awesome!  All it’s missing is Poirot asking them pointed questions…and some poison here and there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002209332020 Molly Maguire

    The toile skirt! The houndstooth clutch! Ooooooo. Thank you, TLo!

  • Anonymous

    Gorgeous, all of it. The settings, the styling, the clothes, and — thank you jeebus — the models. Call me an old — and I may be the only one tired of what seems to be the current trend of sour-faced, angular, slouchy western models styled to be unattractive — but it’s delightful to see beautiful clothes on people who match. 

  • Anonymous

    Oooh, Agatha Christie, spectacular clothes and sumptuous surroundings all in one post! T Lo, you sure do know how to spoil your Kittens. What a delicious treat! And the butler definitely didn’t do it – my money is on the gal in the 6th picture.

    • http://twitter.com/ILikeShiny Cindi Williams

      My husband always asks me if the butler did it when I’m reading Agatha Christie. The butler only did it in one book, and he wasn’t even the butler, but was playing one for a bet. (Yeah, I’m a huge Agatha Christie nerd).

      These clothes are gorgeous! TLo are so giving to their readers.

  • Anonymous

    How beautifully exotic they look. It’s as if these clothes were made especially just for these ladies.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, stunning.  When I reached the photo of the model in the tree skirt I just stopped and stared for a few seconds.  But all the photos are beautiful.

  • Anonymous

    wow! Phenomenal!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes


  • Anonymous

    I want a life where I can where those hats.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1320594013 Miki- Mikal Casalino

    can’t even look at the clothes…Who cares, the whole is greater than the parts. These models are fantastic, the settings give me the chills and the photos in general are amazing.  Oh I guess the clothes are nice.

  • http://twitter.com/verascity Vera Sticker

    That painting skirt is TO. DIE. I gasped when I saw it.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EOUHHTPN3BDUHARPHIUMOTYBIQ alanna


  • Anonymous

    Excellent deployment of the Miu Miu cartoon pumps. Gorgeous perfection from beginning to end.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3AJ237ND3GAHDQJZ4TLCO4WLRA Emily

    Love.  So much pretty.

  • Anonymous

    1. that toile (esque) full skirt!!!
    2. green charmeuse gown
    3. beautiful feminine setting of first photo
    4. miu miu shoes rule! love the ones with the little straps/bows
    So pleasing, so elegant. Maybe square and old-fashioned, too, but 

    • Anonymous

      The green gown is stunning. Such a perfect shade of green. I originally thought it was panné velvet. Whatever the fabric, I want to be her, the elegant sexiness, the period setting.

      • Anonymous

         I don’t have the best eyesight. I think you’re right, it has more texture and drape than charmeuse maybe. drop dead beautiful whatever it is. 

  • Anonymous

    Perfect. Pay attention, Anna Wintour. That editor has their sh*t together.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HBS4KWJ6XTPDEL2JMD37ZS5YHA Ben

    That painting skirt. Holy fuck. 

  • Anonymous

    I need my fainting couch. The fabulosity, I cannot abide it.

  • Anonymous

    The clothes, the models, the settings, the styling…all total perfection! I love that I can really see the clothing in all these shots.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      AMEN!  I hate hate hate it when the styling subordinates the clothes to fuzzy obscurity.

  • Anonymous

    That was an incredible dose of stunning.  Thank you, T and Lo.

  • http://twitter.com/0001909 ∆ .

    Going to have to dissent and say I’m not a huge fan of this type of shoot.  It could just be because I spent the summer in China, where every Korean-influenced clothing store was styled in this type of twee/precious/barbie-glam/over-layered way (and I mean floors upon floors of this sort of stuff–we Chinese are copious consumers).  This is basically quintessential mainstream Korean-Chinese style done in upscale clothes.  Since I never really liked that aesthetic anyway, I’m understandably not a big fan of this editorial.

    • Anonymous

      It’s fascinating how different posters view things through the lens of personal experience. Obviously that’s the main perspective from which we usually can view something. I’m interested in that you have found this editorial look to be so ubiquitous and common in China, whereas most of us here, whom I’m guessing are Americans who have not recently or have never been to China or Korea, found this to be beautiful, and evocative of everything from Agatha Christie to the forties to classical paintings. 

      Perhaps it speaks of a yearning for people/things/places exotic, a world apart from today’s America, for a time when things were more refined, less coarse, less common, when it was normal for women to dress up more frequently in their daily lives, or for a wish for living in a more (perceived) romantic period of history, when antiques and fancy gardens and beautiful indolence were the main concerns of the lady of the manor. Some of us may wish to occasionally indulge our imagination thinking of ourselves in another time and place, pretending, dreaming *what if this were my reality, just for a little while?* [of course, conveniently ignoring, all the negatives from other periods of history]

      Today, I was in IKEA, as good an example of any, of the complete antithesis of this Vogue shoot. And I really like some of what IKEA has to sell, the minimalism, and practicality. And I also love this shoot, the beauty and sumptuousness. It’s hard for me to see that any of this is twee or barbie-glam (Barbie should have been so lucky), although I do see how it could be viewed as over-layered to someone with a more modern sensibility.

      Maybe I’m unusual, I sometimes find myself having contradictory opinions on these pages, probably because I’m just so intrigued by design, of all kinds. Confession: For someone who posts on a fashion blog, I’m actually not a huge consumer of fashion or one who goes to clothing stores a lot, I actually prefer visiting interior design/furniture stores and boutiques/craft/art stores and galleries. Although I used to sew when I was younger, I never knew much about fashion til I came here. It’s been an ongoing education. This is such a varied, interesting, intelligent, opinionated, knowledgeable and fun community.

      I see you are fairly new here, and I hope you’ll keep coming back and inserting your unique perspective along with the rest of the bitter kittens.

      Whew! Probably much too much middle of the night baring of my soul. Extra introspective for some reason. And obviously overthinking 😉

      • http://www.hilonwheels.blogspot.com hilonwheels

        I think you put it very eloquently describing what a  lot of us get out of these posts- a sense of fantasy and fun.  And it’s rather telling that we’re all tripping over ourselves to praise the models.  Makes you go hmmm…

        Magazine editors: maybe showcasing the same six actors that you have on rotation throughout the year, depending on who has something to promote, shot against a beige background with an expression on their face that they *think* is supposed to make them look interesting and pensive is not the way to go 11 out of 12 months of the year.

        The thing is don’t the editors, stylists, photographers, and the actors themselves get tired of doing the same thing all the time? I find it hard to believe they wouldn’t at least want to challenge themselves for the simple fact of avoiding boredom. 

        • Anonymous

          Trying again, response went wrong place.

          Thanks hilonwheels. Cool name, I figured it out when I peeked at your blog.

          I love looking at magazines from around the world. There’s always something that challenges and is not boring. Excellent point about magazine editors and boring the consumers with the same actors over and over again.

  • http://twitter.com/wednesdaydreams Natalie

    Vogue Korea, and their mini-version Vogue Girl Korea and Elle Girl Korea have some of the most stunning and creative editorials. Needless to say, their tween/teen versions of fashion magazine puts Teen Vogue easily to shame.

  • http://twitter.com/LianaBrooks Liana Brooks


  • Ebony Dawkins

    This took my breath away.

  • Anonymous

    This is all absolutely gorgeous!

  • Anonymous

    Fabulous one and all…..the way all clothes should look…..

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    What I love the most is that these are clothes for actual grown ups.  Women from 20 to 70 could wear a lot of these things with equal authority.  Its about time that some clothes for women older than 12 hit the pages of a magazine.

    • Anonymous


      P.S. Will you marry me? 😉

      • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

        As long as you have no problem with a  fiftyish gay man as a husband, then we can talk about it.  (EG)

        • Anonymous

          Well, my dating past includes one man who later came out, and one man who is bi. Will that sufficiently prepare me? Cause the fiftyish issue is not a problem…:-D

          • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

            Sounds like you’re well prepared by life’s little quirks.

          • Anonymous

            My major in college was (and my continuing avocation is) theater. Comes with the territory. I have no complaints. 😉

    • http://www.hilonwheels.blogspot.com hilonwheels

      I agree completely!

  • Anonymous

    I need the entire outfit in the 4th from the bottom picture delivered to my closet instantly … and a weekend at a country estate so I have an excuse to wear it. A lovely spread overall, though many of the models are posed as if they have never seen a chair before and don’t know how to sit in them properly.

  • Anonymous

    SO many stunning pieces here! I especially love the green dress.

  • Sara__B

    T Lo, my day started and ended with gorgeousness, thanks to you. From Harry Shum Jr to Vogue Korea, all in the same day. Wonderful!

  • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

    the green dress, the photoprint skirt, the miu miu shoes, the black square pailletted skirt–> amazing.

  • http://www.hilonwheels.blogspot.com hilonwheels

    I’ve got the perfect name for these posts T Lo: A Pause for Pretty! Sound nice? It’s all yours. 😀  And thank you, I’m centered now.

  • Anonymous

    There are some stunning garments here.  That entire second look is to die for, as are the olive jacket with the “landscape” skirt.

    But I had my pretty for the day this morning, here: http://media.modernluxury.com/chicago-charles-james-exhibition/charles-james-couture-fashion-exhibition.php 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2IM3X6CYFFDYRTPBCPW574K4I4 Alex

    As Christian Siriano once said: http://youtu.be/MOe6DDbLGAs

    • Anonymous

      Actually seeing that clip made me sad and long for the by-gone days of the old Project Runway. The fierce Project Runway!

  • Anonymous

    Exquisite. Thank you T & Lo.

  • http://stitchingincircles.etsy.com Tina

    thank you!!!  Stunning — I went with the intrigue and murder vision :)

  • Anonymous


  • Eduardo Avenir

    I absolutely love Han Jin, I really miss her on international runways!  Its such a shame her face is so fierce AND she had a decent runway walk!  It actually took me a while to warm up to her face when I first saw it, chalk that up to ignorance of her beauty on my part.  Anyone else like Han Jin??

  • http://twitter.com/RzYoung RzYoung

    omg that green velvet dress is giving me palpitations!

  • Anonymous

    That green gown is giving me LIFE!

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=lf UltimaEsperenza

    Simply gorgeous overload. 

  • Anonymous

    Love it all!  Every single piece I want!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you, TLo.

  • Melvis Velour

    honestly, what else can you say but WERQ!

  • Anonymous

    Love the sheer black hose.  Hope it comes back in style.

  • Anonymous

    I want to go to there….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HREPOWNBVUBRIVPQCF3ST2IKDM Euphory

    Clothes are nice.  Models’ hair styles suck though.  Takes away from the model’s natural beauty.

  • Anonymous

    <3 <3 <3 HATS!!! <3 <3 <3

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    That green dress needs to come to my house.  And perhaps bring a friend in my size.

  • Anonymous

    Gor-GEOUS.  Wow — so much better than when they try to go all avante garde and “shocking” in the editorial.  And I covet that green dress in the third pic.

  • http://twitter.com/herong Heron

    Gor. GEOUS. 

  • Anonymous

    Fab. Why don’t they do more younger celebs in these types of looks instead of trotting out those tired 60’s style editorials?!?

  • Jessica Rowe

    Love it all. Maybe not the Prada shoes.  They’re Prada, right?  I just… no.

  • Anonymous

    Somewhere, Natalie Clifford Barney is cheering “Brava!”

  • http://twitter.com/hamsteaky Maria Smith

    Why why why why can’t America Vogue do beautiful editorials like these???

  • Jessica O’Connell

    That’s gorgeous and it really does fit into what I would imagine an Agatha Christie drawing room mystery to be. Great set-up there, TLo. :-)

  • Anonymous

    Oh My, late to the comments, but how really beautiful the pretty you brought us yesterday.  But I will also have to state my very strong objection to the use of fur in fashion under any circumstances.

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    posts going to wrong place

  • Anonymous

    you know how a successful spread is supposed to make you want to be the women in the photos?

    Yeah, I want to at least live in their world! That green dress is to die for

  • Hanna Choe

    Ladies, gents, I need your help. I’ve just falled in love with that little makeup table in the red photo, but when I Google “vanity”, I only get results for monstrously large desks with mirrors. Does that style of table have a name?

    Also: the clothes are beautiful, the styling is simply fantastic, and this whole piece is exactly what the American Vogue is missing. Thank you, T Lo!

  • Anonymous

    Ohhhhhhh… Smashing. Just smashing. The green of the third dress down is my favorite shade of green, one not often enough seen. And I love that Kate Hepburn-ish black and white pant ensemble. The rest is a melange of glorious eye candy. Thanks, TLo!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F73LIJ3SJGI5AJQMXMWXCKILHI Pamela

    HATE the curved-heel shoes!  They look like Barbie doll shoes-ugh.

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    I really like this whole 40s thing. Much better than this hipster 80s thing that had been happening.

  • Anonymous

    My God.  I want to look like that every fucking day.  Can I do dishes in a silk evening gown with fur wrap?  Yes I can.

  • http://twitter.com/applecocola Stacy

    Everything’s nice, but I don’t like the eye make-up.

  • http://www.celestiae.net Isy

    Yay black stockings!! I always feel they *finish* an outfit. Gorgeous editorial.

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    Gladda hear it.  I suspect with your background we could have a hilarious evening sipping champagne and dishing the previous men in our lives. (and men in general, I mean I love my peeps but REALLY now sometimes my brothers get on my nerves)

  • Anonymous

    Wow!  One of each please.  I must find a jacket in that almost acid green velvet somewhere.  And a vest or jacket w/a fur/faux fur collar.  Fabulousity!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7DDBWDEQZA3OUS4S6MEMDEKWQ4 chhivt

    Look #10 is my favorite.