Vogue Korea: Snow Plum

Posted on January 04, 2013

Darlings, it’s been far too long since we’ve administered a Pretty of the Day to you. You simply must maintain your Daily Recommended Allowance of Pretty and as practitioners of Pretty, we feel deeply responsible for your well-being. Our records show that you’re all dangerously Pretty-deficient at the moment, so have a spoonful of Vogue Korea to get your Pretty levels back to where they should be.


Vogue Korea January 2013 Issue
Editorial: Snow Plum
Model: Jang Yoon-ju
Photographer: Hong Jang Hyun
Stylist: Da Rak
Hair: Han Ji Sun
Makeup: Sohn Dae Sik



[Hong Jang Hyun for Vogue Korea]

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  • Sara__B

    Feeling better now.

  • http://twitter.com/Merneith Merneith

    Ahhhh – I needed this.

  • Flora O

    Love the nods to Korean culture in this shoot. We’ve got something reminiscent of a hanbok in the first shot, a bride’s headdress in the first and fifth, and kimchi pots throughout. Meanwhile, it’s all high-fashion, cosmopolitan, and gorgeous. Way to rock your heritage.

    • Qitkat

      Not knowing any of this, I appreciate your cultural information.

    • elizonthelam

      Seems like all the Vogue Korea spreads that TLo posts are but thoughtful and goregous. Makes me want to get a subscription—and i don’t subscribe to any fashion mags.

      • siriuslover

        I was just about to post the same thing. My favorite is that spring time one in the meadows awhile back.

  • nannypoo

    Vogue Korea seems to exist in another more perfect universe.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=571205045 Kent Roby

       I agree; by comparison it seems like some American fashion mags have completely given up.  Perhaps American mags are more obsessed with “celebrity” than seeing supermodels in couture on hyperstylized sets?  This makes me want to subscribe to Vogue Korea though I wouldn’t be able to read a single word!

  • Jennifer L.

    I love her expression in the first kimchi shot. She looks like she could seriously mess you up with a face full of yummy pickled death. 

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    I feel better already. I bet it costs a million dollars a month to get a Vogue Korea subscription. The colors are so gorgeous, and amusingly evoke Western “Christmas colors”. 

    • Nariya

      It’s about $360-400 for one year, if you live in the US.  I check it every time TLo posts one of these, in the futile hope that the number after the dollar signs will go down.

      • Celandine1

        We need a subscription share! BKs pool their funds & we pass each issue around. NO spilling on the pages during lunch!

        • Melvis Velour

          I asked Santa for a free lifetime subscription which I would definitely share with all of my beloved fellow BKs…unfortunately, he didn’t come through…he’s now going to have to deal with a REALLY BK

      • quiltrx

        So I’m not the only one who keeps checking LOL!

  • kimmeister

    Intriguing to look at, that’s for sure.  The shot with her pants tucked into her ankle straps looks awkward though.

  • Annabelle Archer

    Much needed after a day of droopy eyes, orange legs and what ever the fuck Kerry Washington was wearing.
    Y’all have a great weekend, it’s been so good having you back from the holiday break.

  • butterflysunita

    Beautiful model in beautiful clothes and photos that are a feast for weary eyes.  Why is Vogue Korea the only Vogue to offer us this?  

    • Jecca2244

       I know. I look at this and i think “What happened to American Vogue?” I want to burn half their covers..but wouldn’t want to test our fireplace. ps never do automatic annual renewal for Vogue. They charge you twice the amount as when you renew yourself each year.

  • MilaXX

    thxs for some desperately needed pretty

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patrick-Cleary/1201575213 Patrick Cleary

    That last shot, god help me, reminds me of the bunny who has a pancake on its head in internet pictures. 

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Seriously, Vogue Everywhere Else: Send your photo editors on an inservice trip to talk to the guys at Vogue Korea.

  • Qitkat

    And they’re back! Vogue Korea
    Smiling now. Such saturated colors, contrasted with pure white. Sigh.
    Adore the top shot.

  • PaulaBerman

    I love it, but no mere mortal better try to tuck her pants into her ankle strap heels, or wear giant socks over pants with stilettos.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      Against all reason, it looks so impossibly chic that I dearly want to try!  Then I wake up, and realize I’m a middle aged woman in yoga pants.  Sigh. There’s a reason fashion is called aspirational.

  • Lauren Hall

    I love whatever is on her head in the first shot!

  • SewingSiren

    Delicious mix of ancient and modern. 

  • loveisblind1

    I like the first photo best. I like the hanbok skirt tie above her chest. It’s something you may not know unless you know Korean dresses. Subtle but interesting!

  • Louise Bryan

    Just absolutely love the Dolce and Gabbana, looks like petit-point and lace.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3JSTXMWWVZN2QNP2UEKJMTWD7U Isabel

    No 5. Dolce & Gabbana.

    Emma Stone wore the same dress; TLo blogged about it in June 2012

    However, KV’s model doesn’t have the lining that Emma does. 

  • Pennymac

    Oh, Vogue Korea. Can you teach other fashion magazines, editors, and photographers to do what you do? Just beautiful!

  • guest2visits

    I like this installment of Korean Vogue; the fashion is not lost in tangential abstraction. Lush, dewy and buoyant.  And pretty!

  • Introspective

    Simply gorgeous-all of them. But the pic with the veil? Arresting.

  • http://twitter.com/PhDKnitter marlie

    Love it. Particularly the combination of couture and more traditional Korean fashion.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    Korean Vogue – consistently flawless.  I’m already kicking myself for forgetting to ask my friends to bring me back a copy. They just got back yesterday!

  • Karen Dickerson

    Oh Vogue Korea. How I love thee. 

  • http://twitter.com/emilyf007 emily

    I adore the fourth, seventh and eighth photos. They are amazing beautiful. I may just close my eyes for a bit so I don’t lose the images.

  • Judy_J

    Vogue Korea…..never fails to deliver the pretty. Thank you, Vogue Korea. I feel better already.

  • Imasewsure

    Guess I’m from another fashion planet… don’t like the busy busy clothes, don’t think the photos are all that interesting, except for the one with the big pot which is kind of whimsical.. the model is stunning though 

    • lamamu

      I’m with you on this one. I’ve come to expect so much more from Vogue Korea. I love their spreads when they tell a crazy/beautiful story involving a couple of crazy/beautiful girls wearing crazy/beautiful clothes in crazy/beautiful settings like stylized industrial waste dumps or plastic sushi platters.

  • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

    I just got a spam email that said, in part “If you are unsure what coloration footwear to wear using the outfit you
    have in mind, you should think of sporting nude pumping systems.” – I thought of TLo & the bitter kittens, of course. Nude pumping systems FTW!

  • http://www.facebook.com/NadiyaOsmani Pudgy Possum

    I am obsessed with 6/9. And the makeup is perfect in each shot.

  • librarygrrl64

    I especially love the hair styling in all of these looks. 

  • Chrissie Curran

    That was like a day in the sun! thank you

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YMEB3XKJCE4WL62SKN473LWBXQ Frank

    It’s interesting to see faces with actual color and reflective lights and contours! Very beautiful and real

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    Have been in bed with the horrible disease of the winter all week. Literally have just now put on real pants.  Thank you for this.  Why is Korea always the best source of pretty?  Because they always are?  Is there no Vogue Japan?  Vogue Paris?  What is it about the Koreans that they just keep doing it right, issue after issue?

  • http://www.katymcdermott.com KatyMightHave

    I think we need a TLounge for Downton Abbey! Who’s with me? 

  • http://twitter.com/DarthJaeda Jaeda Laurez

    Vogue Korea is everything. Their teams are putting in WORK out here. That last pants/shrug combination is GORGEOUS. 

  • jennsilentcrow

    these make me happy for no good reason.

  • Vodeeodoe

    Vogue Korea is art. It is beautiful and inspiring. So much better than the American version which mostly tries to tell you how to dress and mostly has famous actors instead of models, probably with contracts that limit how far they can stray from their ‘personality/look’. These pictures inspire you to be creative in putting together outfits, in portraying moods. In playing with clothing to have fun and be yourself. Or maybe I just need more coffee…

  • Truly_Outrageous

    Thanks T Lo for the shot of Vogue Korea. I needed it. Oh my word, Vogue Korea did it again. More pieces of art captured and spread out in a magazine. Im in love with the plum and red colors especially when they mixed it with the white, snowy settings.

  • http://www.facebook.com/conysoledad Constanza Álvarez Espinoza

    The only thing I don’t like (and many brands are guilty of this on their ads *cough Burberry cough*) is the combination of socks and sandals. I mean, really???