Monday, December 22, 2014

DramaFever KDrama Dress For Less Ep 3 and 4

Check out episodes 3 and 4 featuring styles from Pinocchio and High School Love on staring Woo Hyun and Sung Yeol of Infinite!



Episode 4 - High School Love On


Catch me every Thursday on DramaFever for KDrama Dress For Less!
And remember to check out the latest KDrama's only at DramaFever.com.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

MAMA 2014 Red Carpet Best/Worst Fashion

The Mnet Asian Music Awards kicked off with a bang with wild performances and fans galore in Hong Kong! 

Let's go through the best and worst styles of the night from our favorite stars.

Best Dressed

Winner
Sans BeetleJuice in the middle, I loved their look. Very sleek and stylish.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

DramaFever KDrama Dress For Less Episode 1

Hey guys! I'm so happy to announce a special collaboration I'm doing with DramaFever! Every Tuesday catch me on DramaFever's YouTube to see me find the latest items from popular KDramas. Now of course these items will be for less because we ball on a budget right? Oh yes! So check out episode 1 and leave a comment on what Kdrama you want me to Dress For Less next! And don't forget to share this with your KDrama loving friends!

And remember to check out the latest KDrama's only at DramaFever.com!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Top 5 Weirdest Outfits in Kpop


Kpop Fashion gives us inspiration but sometimes it makes us scratch our heads with bewilderment. Here are 5 of the worst and most unexplainable outfits in Kpop. 

Don't forget to share this with your friends and let me know what's the worst outfit you've seen in Kpop!

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#5 Taemin of SHINee

No doubt he looks fine but the shirt looks like it got mauled by a bear then was sent to him to wear. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Seo In Young - Thinking Of You

Seo in Young, the reigning first lady of fashion in Korea, dropped her newest m/v titled Thinking Of You (생각나) featuring Zion T. Of course the video is nothing short of a mini fashion show. In Young shows off the trendiest items for fall along with chic jewelry and colorful eye make up we rarely get to see in a Kpop video.



Check out my favorite outfits from the video.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Ezbuysdirect.com - Beautify Your Phone

Accessorizing your phone is always of utmost importance for a fashionista. From various hanging charms, a personalized photo of your handsome bias or that great DIY you saw on YouTube, cell phone cases tell the world who you are.

This was one of the reasons I was so excited to contribute to EzBuysDirect.com's newest project "Beautify Your Phone." They're an online retailer specializing in smartphone accessories and since I'm a Samsung girl I was glad to hop aboard!

My mission was to create a collage using my favorite phone case as the center of my style to accessorize and complete a look.

EzBuysDirect Beautify Your Phone


I call it Sporty Chic which describes my style to a T. Now that I'm in my mid-twenties, I overwhelmingly prefer comfort over anything else but still want to express my quirky, playful personality.

So to show that I chose EZBuysdirect's Black Leather Purse case. I love the sleek quilted Chanel-esqe case and the awesome hanging chain which allows you to carry it as a purse!


Now to create the Sporty part of the outfit, I chose a cute black logo jogger pant (comfy and cute) and added the Chic component by using a baby pink cropped sweater to counter the sporty sweatpants.
Boohoo red shirt
boohoo.com


DKNY activewear pants
openingceremony.us


To give height (because I always need a bit of a lift) I chose platform boots because they're more comfortable than heels but offset the laidback vibe of sweatpants. To add more girlyness I included a 50's style black headband, a pink pearl necklace a gold charm bracelet and watch.

Platform shoes
gojane.com


DaVonna pearl jewelry
overstock.com


Stretch bracelet
charmingcharlie.com


Burberry gold jewelry
$3,275 - johnlewis.com

Black headband
lanecrawford.com



For makeup, a cool baby pink lipstick and a splash of blue glitter nail polish to break up the pink.

Lips makeup
gojane.com




And that's how I Beautify My Phone!
How'd you like my sporty chic look?
Let me know what's your style in the comments!
Don't forget to visit Ezbuysdirect.com!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Weekly RoundUp #1


Missed that great post on k fashion last week? Forget to check on that link about Nick Cannon's new Kpop TV show I posted on Facebook? Well fret no more!
Every week I'll posting a weekly round up to get everyone up to date on what's going on at the pinkfashionninja!

On the PFN blog,
Over at Aewen Radio,
  • I interviewed the lovely ladies of 2MinJinkJongKey for a Halloween Special.....
  • and next week (Nov 19th) I'll be interviewing Kpop dance cover group GPKPOP.
  • Last but not least, see if your question got answered by Topp Dogg! Don't forget to subscribe to Aewen Radio on YouTube!
On Social media,
And that's it! 
Share some of your favorite things from around the web in the comments!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Korea's Next Top Model Guys VS Girls Ep. 12 (Final) Recap

So we're finally at the last episode of Korea's Next Top Model Cycle 4 Guys VS Girls!

The TOP 3 were more nervous than ever competing for the coveted title.


1st Challenge
Photo shoot for an international luxury jewelry brand.

2nd Challenge
Photo shoot for W magazine with all 3 members rotating being focal. The winner of the show will have their photo as the front cover.

3rd Challenge
Two runway shows for Seoul Fashion Week Spring Summer 2015.


And the winner of Korea's Next Top Model Cycle 5 is.......

3 Amazing Sites To Learn Korean

Are you in the process of learning Korean but confused on how to choose which is best for you? With the myriad options online one can be frustrated when trying to find the site that'll work for you. 
To help, here are my Top 3 Korean study sites that I use on a daily to improve my Korean. (And all the options are FREE!)



3. 웃 메인 (Korean Hangman)


When I first started playing this game a few years ago it was just a simple game to brush up on Korean. Since then they've revamped the app to an awesome and informative study guide for those in process of learning Korean.
One of the great things about this app is that you don't need a Korean keyboard on your phone! Also there's a huge variety of vocabulary to study from along with an actual Study Mode that must be complete by levels. You can even study Topik!

So if you you're in the mood to play a game, but want something that's educational (in terms of something you enjoy learning) then download 웃 Man!

This app is only available for download for Andriod.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Guest Blogger: DN - China VS Korea

Here's guest blogger DN giving you 1 on 1 advice on the similarities and differences in teaching English in Korea and China. 
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Hello. Let me introduce myself. I am Digital Nogitsune, otherwise known as DN. I am a teacher overseas and I used to work in Korea. Now, I am currently in China “teaching.” If you are wondering about the “” that is a whole different post for somewhere else. For now, I am just here to give you a general outline on the differences of teaching in Korea vs. China.

China

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

KNTM Ep 11 Recap/Winner Predictions

Episode 11
This episode was aired as a special before next weeks final episode.

It started out with a retrospective of the Top 3's journey thus far.

Check out the video below to see what Ki Bbeum's been up to and how she's grown throughout the show.

Korea's Next Top Model Guys VS Girls Ep 9 & 10 Recap

We start off this episode with a special surprise, a trip to CANADA!


After arriving they quickly jump into their first challenge. To their dismay they had to pose atop of CN Tower!



They teamed up and posed as characters.
Min Jung and Seung Su - Pirates
Ji Un and Yong Soo - Dancers
Chul Woo and Ki Bbeum - Samurai

The winners were Ki Bbeum and Chul Woo who got treated to a Niagara Falls helicopter tour and dinner.

Main Challenge
The main challenge was inside a beautiful castle for a masquerade shoot with 6 scene settings.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Guest Blogger: BiAlamode: The Cultural Blend


The Cultural Blend


Ever wonder why so many people find the mixing of cultures so disconcerting? Well, I’ve often wondered this myself….in silence mind you, but for me I see “the cultural blend” as a beautiful thing. In the last five years or so, hubby and I have started traveling in earnest and I must say the places that I’ve seen so far have whetted my appetite for knowledge about people and their cultures. Those parts of the world that I have come across have pushed a “curiosity button” inside me and I gotta tell ya, I’m ready to see much more of the world’s beautiful places and yes, Asia tops the list.

I think that may also be one reason why I love fashion so much, its colors and patterns bold and bright, so visually stimulating…..and the possibilities?…..well…..they’re endless. In my humble opinion, “the cultural blend” can be found in many places but one of the first places would be in fashion.



You see, fashion blends a little sumptin’, sumptin’ from everybody’s culture. Fashion designers truly fascinate me, because their creative minds start at the point of their own origins and then their designs sprout wings and take flight. Wherever that “little creative birdie” lands, influence takes hold.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Paris Runway Looks Kpop Stars Love

Kpop idols are always in the latest fashion from the Paris and Milan runways. 
Here are a few looks I think we'll be seeing them in this Spring. 

F(X) Amber in Dior PFW S/S 2015 

Amber loves ambiguity and a great pair of shorts so Dior's sleek unconstructed Spring collection would suit her well.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Guest Blogger: The “Grown and Sexy” List: BiAlamode’s Top 6

ABOUT ME

Hello to all of the Pink Fashion Ninja’s out there,

I’d like to first introduce myself to everyone. My name is D. LaShore, otherwise known as BiAlamode. I’m a 40-something married woman from Houston, Texas USA and I have been intrigued with the Asian culture from the time I was a youngster. During my youth, besides school, my days were filled with dolls and playhouses and my Saturday mornings were filled with cartoons (anime) and the occasional martial arts film, several of which starred martial arts legend Bruce Lee. Through those movies and also documentaries and dramas I’ve truly come to appreciate this beautiful culture that is quite unlike my own.

As an adult, it was a young actor/singer named JiHoon Jung aka Rain that was/is totally responsible for bringing me even deeper into the Asian culture…the Korean culture, specifically. After seeing him in the Hollywood movie Ninja Assassin and watching endless videos of his many musical performances, I became one of his dedicated Clouds. Through my association with the Cloud USA fan site/blog and its founders Terri Robinson and Stephe Thornton, the door to the Korean culture has opened even wider for me. It’s afforded me the opportunity to meet some very wonderful people. April Jackson aka The Pink Fashion Ninja is one of those people and I’d like to thank her for this opportunity.




The “Grown and Sexy” List: BiAlamode’s Top 6


The Korean entertainment industry is one that is now really coming into its own I’d say. As the Hallyu wave continues to spread its international wings, one thing that has become abundantly clear to me is the undeniable beauty that resides among Korea’s most popular entertainers, specifically the men. Never have I seen such a plethora of male beauty concentrated in one place. It also seems that the “flower boy” has now blossomed into a full “grown man” but no less beautiful. I know the idea of “grown man sexy” covers a wide range and is just as varied among entertainment fans, but I’d like to give you just a “little taste” of my idea of the Grown and Sexy. This list….this list right here, is all mine baby. Check it.

  1. RAIN
Yes, that’s right…Rain is in the top spot. He’s numero uno….to a Cloud he’s (B.D.E.), Big Daddy Extraordinaire. Yep, I’m a Cloud baby and as far as a Cloud is concerned Rain is the man all day, e’eryday. He is male beauty personified. To say he’s sexy is the understatement of the year. He oozes confidence from every pore and his swag….well…let’s just say it’s off the charts. Like a chameleon, this trailblazing entertainer can go from a dancing hip-hop idol, to a sexy ninja, to a spy that’s ever-so-fly, to a self-assured company CEO in 0.5 seconds flat. Kim Tae Hee that’s a lot of hotness to handle girl, you’re a lucky one indeed.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

CL Slays Moschino

There really are no words to describe the awesomeness that comes from a CL fashion photo shoot. Especially when Jeremy Scott is in the mix.


It comes to no surprise, being the besties that they are, CL would be one of the first celebrities rocking his newest Barbie collection from Moschino and golly she looks GREAT.

GD x Chanel

Koreans in Paris part 2 (or three times for GD as a solo) occurred last week as trendsetter G-Dragon made way to experience the wonders of Paris Fashion Week S/S 2015. And of course he hit up Chanel and took photos with the one and only Karl Lagerfeld.


This year he opted for a suave chic look. A Chanel tweed jacket layered over a white v neck with icy blue shiny pants. Of course he had to top it off with a printed scarf and a beige wide brimmed Boss of the Plains hat.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Guest Blogger: Nyxie - Kpop Fashion Finds: Kara Mamma Mia

Calling all Kamilias! Kara is back with a new music video! But I feel like telling you this is irrelevant. Mainly because either A) You’re a Kamilia and you know this or B) You don’t care/aren’t that big of a fan of Kara. It doesn't matter if you like Kara or you don’t you have to admit that Kara’s fashion in Mamma Mia is awesome.
This is Kara’s first time having,new member Youngji in their video. Let me say that I’m neither a fan, nor a non fan of Kara. I know a few of their songs and like them. That being said I don’t know much about Kara besides that, two members left due to contracts finishing up and they found a new member because of the Kara Project.
Not gonna lie here but I find it cool that Kara continues to push on even though members left. Some groups would have fallen apart but Kara was like “Lets keep going”. And I’m glad they did, because I love this song.
They’re back and ready to kick some butt in the Kpop Fashion MV world. One thing that I really want to highlight about this video is that most of the clothing in it,is normal. As in there is very few one of a kind pieces in it that are impossible to find or things inspired/similar to it. Plus most of the stuff in it is wearable on a daily. I could (if I could afford it) strut down the street looking like a Kara member.
Okay maybe not to that extreme as there are quite a lot of differences between me Kara but you guys get the picture. So let me tell you about the amazing fashion and give you the scoop on where you can find clothing that makes everyone go “Mamma Mia!”
One of the dance sections of this music video involved having each member wear high waisted black shorts, and a black crop top styled to each girl’s fashion sense. Each member is equipped with black platform heels and fingerless gloves to go with their outfit. Now I’m not sure if this was done on purpose but this styling of the black top and shorts really emphasize how slim and long the Kara members are; they appear to be of model height. Their proportions look unrealistic (in a good way).

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Korea's Next Top Model Guys Vs Girls Ep 8 Recap


First Challenge
The models first challenge was titled Role Change. The conditions were to put together a sexy photo shoot for comedian An Young Mi (funny biker chick in GD's "Michigo" video.) They were split up into 2 teams and given 3 hours and $500 to find her a complete look. They also had to personally style her and direct the shoot.

Being the gag woman she is, Young Mi had the set filled with laughter.

Team B: Seung Su, Ki Bbeum, Min Jung

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Yoon Ju & Won Joong for The Celebrity

Top Models and hosts of Korea's Next Top Model Season 5 Yoon Ju and Won Joong recently stopped by The Celebrity to show off their top model skills.


Yoon Ju did two photo shoots for the magazine this issue, one with fellow host Won Joong and one alone. The double shoot was titled "Food Gender" and had the top stars posing with various delicacies. 

Korea's Next Top Model C5 Guys Vs Girls Ep: 7 Recap


1st Challenge
They say only the fittest survive which in this case the models can attest is true. They were in for a crazy surprise with the announcement of a Model Pentathlon!
The host for this monument event was comedian Lee Byung Jin. For this they were split into two teams as follows:

Pink Team
Ji Un, Tae Un, Min Jung, Chul Woo and Seung Su

Blue Team
Jung Jin, Yong Soo, Ye Lim and Ki Bbeum

Monday, September 29, 2014

CL for Elle Magazine

Fashionable leader CL is currently gracing the cover of ELLE Korea as the first Kpop idol and the youngest person ever to do so. 


During this shoot she definitely showed that she's one of the top female idols in Korea along with being at the forefront of trends. This is definitely one of her best photo shoots she's done. She looks stunning and gracefully showcases the clothing. 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Korea's Next Top Model C5 Guys VS Girls Ep 5 & 6 Recap


Here is this weeks recap of KNTM Episodes 5 and 6. Unfortunately a few of the uploaded videos for episodes 5 and 6 have been taken down or made private so I won't be able to include links or screen caps. It seems CJEM is probably taking down them down due to copyright issues so I suggest watching each episode as soon as its uploaded so you can catch it before it's deleted.

Episode 5

1st Challenge
For the first challenge the models had to style themselves for an out and about paparazzi-stalking-me style photo shoot,

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Korea's Next Top Model C5 Guys Vs Girls Ep 4 Recap

도수코리아 GUYS&GIRLS 4회 Recap



The models started out the day practicing walking with Ki Bbeum having trouble keeping her legs straight while Seung Hee got scolded for not taking walking seriously.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Guest Blogger: Avil - Attractions of Korea

First up for Guest Blogger Month is writer Avil Taylor of the UK giving you a tour of The Land of the Morning Calm.
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Attractions Of Korea



General Information: the Korean peninsula is a vast land of distinct geographical and historical features located in the North-East Asia. The region is bordered by rivers Yalu and Tumnen at the North Western and North Eastern boarders respectively. The Peninsula covers an approximate length of 612 miles, with the narrowest stretch spurning a length of 105 miles. The region is closely bordered by the nations of China and Russia, and notable Islands such as Dokdo, Jejudo and Ulleungdo. Currently, the peninsula is separated into the two nations of North Korea and South Korea, the latter providing a key international hub and tourist destination in Asia.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Guest Blogger Month 2014

Hello everyone!
Do you love Asian culture? Are you interested in blogging? Would you like to be a part of the Pink Fashion Ninja brand? Then this post is for you!


September and October will be Guest Blogger Month for the PFN so if you're interested in writing about your love of Kpop or fashion then send me your writing samples!

Who Can Apply
A lover of Kpop/Japanese fashion/music and/or any related industry's.
Someone with a passion and/or interest in writing.

Kpop/fashion bloggers are also welcomed!

Post Topic Ideas:
Kpop
Fashion/Designers
DIY
Recommended Products
Beauty
Traveling
Life (teaching, studying or living) in (Korea/Japan/Thailand etc)

How To Apply
Email me (aprilkamil88@gmail.com) an example article or snippet of what you'd like to write.

Links to your blog and or social media within your submitted blog post is encouraged! Or write a short blub about yourself before or at the end of the post.

Submit your articles now through October 25.

Can't wait to share your posts!

Photo Credit

Monday, September 8, 2014

KNTM C5 Guys Vs Girls Recap: Ep 3

Recap of Episode 3
[도수코GUYS&GIRLS] 3회

Makeover Time and a MV!!!



We get started with the models receiving their long awaited makeovers. 
Let's take a look!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Style Showoff: Taeyang VS Heechul

The Kings of Kpop are bringing out the guns this fall.


Seems both Taeyang and Heechul's coordinoona's were eyeing the same J.W. Anderson Tubular Bib Knit Top. Retailing at a steep $1,454, the boys knew they had to bring the fierceness. 

Taeyang rocked the primary colored top with red leather pants in the August issue of 1st Look magazine. Gazing off into the moonlight, Taeyang's sexy aura (and body) give the knit top a whole new look. Heechul recently wore it for Super Junior's long awaited comeback "Mamacita." Each member's teaser photos showed their personal style with Heechul tilting his brimmed hat staring into the eyes of fan girls worldwide. He also opted to wear a blue and white striped button up underneath. 

So here's the question?
Who wore it better?
ID Credit: BigbangSwag.com


Who Wore It Better?
Taeyang
Heechul
Neither
Both
Poll Maker

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Korea's Next Top Model C5 Guys Vs Girls Ep: 2 Recap

Back with a recap of Episode 2. 
(도수코 GUYS & GIRLS 2회)

We first start out with the models exploring their new coed house!


4 Tips When Buying and Using Korean Face Sheet Masks

Hello Pink Ninjas!
I know many of you are lovers and connoisseurs of Korean beauty products so I thought this post would be enjoyed by many! One of the cheapest and most accessible Korean beauty products to get a hold of are face masks/sheets! There's such an array of choices out there that sometimes it can be confusing on where to get them, how much to pay and which are good quality. 



Here are 4 of my personal tips on purchasing and using Korean (and this could go for Japanese or any brand) face sheet masks!

4 Tips For Face Sheet Masks


This is my #1 tip for purchasing Asian sheet masks. I say this because if you look at the first 5-6 ingredients on any mask, they're all the same! So really there's no reason to pay more for one than the other. It's basically water and the added flavor you get (i.e. broccoli, tomato, snail!) Retailers will make you think it's something special but it's just a marketing game! Ebay has a lot of options that are reasonable so check those out.

Monday, August 25, 2014

KNTM C4 Top 3: Where Are They Now?

What have the ladies of KNTM C4 been up to? Are they still modeling? Singing KPop? Studying in the US? Let's check up on the gals!

Ho Yeon (blue wig) posing with (sexy beast) Taeyang for Vogue Korea August.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Aewen Radio Topp Dogg Contest

Hello Pink Ninjas!

Is anyone a Topp Dogg fan or would like to add another bias? Yes? Then this is the contest for you! Aewen Radio (the station I DJ on every week...duh! :D) is having an awesome contest courtesy of Stardom Entertainment! Check out the details below to enter your chance to win signed Topp Dogg merchandise!


ToppDogg was split into 2 groups for their latest concept, Amadeus and Salieri. Now we’re putting the 2 teams against each other and it’s up to YOU to help your favorite/bias team win. Not only that, your vote will help give you a chance to win autographed prizes!

How to Enter

1. Follow Aewen Radio on Facebook and Twitter
2. Follow ToppDogg on Facebook and Twitter
3. Tweet and/or Facebook post your vote using the following format
 
@AewenRadio @ToppDoggHouse I vote #TeamAmadeus/TeamSalieri because [insert your reason here] #ToppDogg
- You MUST use the format above and can use twitlonger/picture for longer tweets
- Example, @AewenRadio @ToppDoggHouse I vote #TeamSalieri because I like their style more! #ToppDogg
Available Prizes

1st place              Autographed album + autographed photocard
2nd - 5th place     Autographed album
6th - 10th place    Autographed photocard
*winners selected at random
Contest Deadline
August 31st, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time)
Note: You may vote once per a day and the contest is open to all fans.

Brought to you by Aewen Radio and Stardom Entertainment

Korea's Next Top Model Cycle 5 Guys VS Girls Ep: 1 Recap

Korea's Next Top Model is back and bigger than ever! This season they've added men so they're upping the sexy!


To start out the show the one and only Top Model (and executive producer) Tyra Banks herself showed up and chose the first batch of preliminary models! The PD's seemed to REALLY love her and throughout her segment Yoon Ju and another judge kept telling her how awesome she was (but we already knew that.)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

90's GD

Lately fashionista G-Dragon has been rocking t-shirts with famous images of the 90's. It's surprising because he's usually a rocker tee type of guy but has changed it up this week. What really makes me love his current shirt choices is that it's from movies and artists that I loved to as a kid in the 90's. To see GD loving it (possibly feeling nostalgia as I since we're both 88' babies) makes me connect to him even more. These things were popular in America so to see GD who grew up in Korea connecting with it is pretty cool. 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Come See Me At Kcon 2014!

Hello my Pink Ninja's!

Is anyone planning to hit up KCon this year? I hope you are because I would love to meet you! I'll be out and about that weekend with the Aewen Radio crew AND speaking on a panel!



Come hear me and other ladies of the K Fashion World at the "How To Be A Kpop Fashionista" Panel on Sunday August 10th at 3:30PM PST.


Other speakers on the panel include Shelley from Kworld Style, cosplayer Candiie Wish, Corey Stiles from Replay Replay and singer Arnelle Nonon.

So feel free to stop and say hi if you see me! I'll also be around KTown during the weekend and a few shows Spica will be performing at.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Kpop Fashion Find: Hyuna & Girls Day Banana Dress

Though summer is dwindling down Kpop shows no sign of stopping summertime fun. Girls Day recently dropped their fun in the sun single Darling while Hyuna went with the title track Red to showcase her unrivaled fierceness. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Top 5 Fashionable Moments: Taeyang

Though our boy Taeyang is known for his sweet vocals and impeccable dancing, he's also a fashion star in his own right. Over the years he's dipped in quite a few trends, some good some not so good (anyone remember kimbap hair?) Let's take a look at 5 of my favorite looks from Young Beezy.



#5 Ooh La La Paris Fashion Week Taeyang
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