Actress Song Hye Kyo has become the new muse for jewelry brand, J. Estina. Following sisters Dakota Fanning and Elle Fanning in 2013, she will be active as the new model for the 2014 campaign.
On December 5th, J. Estina gave the reason behind their selection: “Even though she is elegant and graceful, she is an actress who is chic. She was chosen as the model for not only garnering interest in Korea but from that of the world’s fashion people.”
She also had an advertisement photo shoot for the 2014 S/S campaign. Song Hye Kyo emerged at a studio in Nonhyeon-dong on December 2nd for her first photo shoot as a J. Estina model. The concept this time was ‘Princess.’
Song Hye Kyo overflowed with grace in the photo shoot. Nude makeup revived her clear features. Her pose was elegant. Such a simple action alone as her chin being propped up or her hand on the shoulder produced a distinctive luxurious atmosphere for a jewelry advertisement.
An official from the pictorial said, “Song Hye Kyo’s expression of the eyes alone made her the most suitable model for the photo shoot’s atmosphere. Oohs and aahs were generated by staff members on site.” The official also hinted, “Modern chic that only Song Hye Kyo possesses was shown well.”
Meanwhile, Song Hye Kyo will make her big screen comeback in Director E-j Yong’s new film, My Palpitating Life. My Palpitating Life tells the story of 17 year old teenage parents and their son who is preparing to part from them 17 years later. Kang Dong Won was cast to play opposite her. Filming is expected to begin early next year.
Actors Kang Dong Won and Song Hye Kyo will star in the film, My Palpitating Life.
On December 2nd, a representative for My Palpitating Life stated, “Kang Dong Won and Song Hye Kyo are confirmed to be the male and female protagonists of My Palpitating Life.”
My Palpitating Life, which is based on the novel of the same name by author Kim Ae Ran, tells the story of 17 year old teenage parents and their son who is preparing to part from the world. In the first three months of being published, 140,000 copies were sold, making it a best-seller.
“Arum, who was born from 17 year old parents and suffers from progeria, is now 17 years old although his body is that of a 80 year old. Knowing that he does not have much time left on earth, he decides to write a story about the young love of his parents and how he came to be and present it to his parents on his 18th birthday…”
The film is headed by Director E J-yong (as noted here, this is his preferred stylized, phonetic spelling ) whose past work include Untold Scandal and An Affair. Kang Dong Won will play the role of Dae Soo, a 33 year old who at age 16 becomes a father to a son. Dae Soo is like a little child with a hot-temperament, but to his son, he is endlessly good and a dignified father. Song Hye Kyo will star as Mi-ra, who became a mother at age 17. Mi-ra takes care of their son with her assertive [tough] personality.
Filming is expected to begin early next year.
Today is your special day! May all of your hopes and dreams come true, not just for today, but for every single day! You’re such an inspiration and a wonderful role model, I can’t say enough great things. And what an amazing year 2013 has been thus far, and, as always, the best is yet to come! I love you for always!
“On your birthday, special one,
I wish that all your dreams come true.
May your day be filled with joy,
Wonderful gifts and goodies, too.
On your day I wish for you
Favorite people to embrace,
Loving smiles and caring looks
That earthly gifts cannot replace.
I wish you fine and simple pleasures.
I wish you many years of laughter.
I wish you all of life’s best treasures.
I wish you happily ever after!”
It was revealed on November 21st that Professor Seo Kyoung Duk, a Korean public relations specialist and professor at Sungshin Women’s University, who has already provided Korean language guidebooks to world famous art galleries and museums like the New York Museum of Modern Art, the American Museum of Natural History, and Boston Museum of Fine Art, has now donated, along with Song Hye Kyo’s fan club members, Korean language guidebooks to the National Museum of History of Uzbekistan.
Professor Seo said of the planning and production of the current guidebooks: “Previously, only English guidebooks were available, but over the last three months, we were in constant contact with them and now, beginning November 21st, 10,000 copies of Korean language guidebooks will be provided free of charge to visitors.”
In particular, actress Song Hye Kyo’s fan club members voluntarily raised funds to provide full sponsorship. In addition, it wasn’t just Korean fans, but Chinese and other Asian fan club members rallied together to provide support.
A representative for the fan club stated, “We saw how Professor Seo and Song Hye Kyo came together to provide Korean language guidebooks to the world’s leading art galleries and museums, and as fans, even if it was just a little bit, we wanted to join forces, and in particular, provide a big gift to coincide on Song Hye Kyo’s birthday on November 22nd.”
Song Hye Kyo conveyed, “To have even my fans participate in such good work like this, I am so very grateful. In the future, Professor Seo and I will try to expand further to provide Korean language guidebooks not only in the Americas, but the European regions as well.”
In addition, Professor Seo added, “Starting next year, I plan to attract Korean services not only to world famous art galleries and museums, but to world-class tourist destinations where large amount of tourists gather like New York’s Statue of Liberty.”
You can read about Professor Seo and Song Hye Kyo’s past collaborations here.
Source: Sports Chosun
Translated by: Shanda @Songhyegyo.net
This photo was posted by hagukim on Instagram AND on his Facebook. On Instagram, he simply wrote: “Hye Kyo-nim~~” and on Facebook, his caption was: “Do you all know Hye Kyo? ha ha” His Facebook post shows the photo was uploaded on November 8th. As you can see, Kyo looks so fresh-faced and beautiful!
[Dispatch = Reporter Song Eun Joo] There was a queen even on the red carpet. Overall, she was overflowing with grace. With modest exposure, elegance was revived. It had been quite a while since she stepped on the red carpet in Korea and unmistakably, it was the perfect dress to show off.
Actress Song Hye Kyo stood on the red carpet at the Drama Festival on November 16th. The jewelry detail on her Snow White long dress commanded the spotlight. It was reminiscent of a queen’s coronation. Here, her emphasized makeup and understated hairstyle increased the completed look of the dress.
Song Hye Kyo’s stylist, Kim Hyun Kyung explained: “Song Hye Kyo sshi wanted to wear a long dress. During that time while overseas at official events, she mainly wore mini dresses. Considering that it would be the first time in a long time she would be standing on the red carpet in Korea, she chose a long white dress that was clean, while also having an alluring atmosphere. ”
▶ The clothing? : From the famous British designer, ‘Jenny Packham.’ Although it may sound a bit odd in Korea, Princess Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, enjoys wearing the designer’s collection, which has gained popularity worldwide. This dress is from the 2013 fall/winter collection. Only one has been worn in Korea.
* Shanda’s Note: This dress, which is called ‘Lucy’ is actually from Jenny Packham’s 2014 (NOT 2013) bridal gown collection
▶ The dress? : A long white dress adorned with silk and lace. It was composed of sequins and beads. The long hem of the dress scattered over the red carpet. Long lace sleeves that covered to the wrist radiated feminine beauty. The glorious atmosphere was more alive at the shoulder point.
▶ The concept? : It was the balance of calmness and splendor. First, the silhouette was naturally emphasized. The dress flowed along the curve of the body. Exposure was limited as much as possible. Rather, the neckline was neatly revealed going with U-shaped line of the chest. Decorated with sequins and beads for jewelry, the dress was splendid. Every time she walked, the detail of the dress sparkled. It was self-luminous.
▶ Styling? : The dress was decorated with beads and jewelry. With this in mind, she wore only minimal earrings. All other accessories were excluded. She did not even carry a clutch. The blend of her makeup and styled hair was also nice. The makeup emphasized the contours of her face, which properly brought out her perfect features. Her gently tied back hair was the ultimate elegance.
▶ Rating : ★★★★☆
It looks like a dress Jenny Peckham made while having Song Hye Kyo in mind. Furthermore, this dress plays well to Song Hye Kyo’s strong points. Without missing a beat, the actress’s insight also sparkled. The fancy detail of the dress and minimal exposure and accessories exquisitely kept the balance in moderation. Makeup that highlighted her features was perfect enough to be a textbook of red carpet beauty. Without finesse, her neatly tied hair emphasized her small face.
Translated by: Shanda @ Songhyegyo.net
Also, below is the translation of her acceptance speech:
About this time last year as the weather began to get colder just like recently, I first started filming That Winter, The Wind Blows. It’s already been one whole year.
As I am standing here, I really feel that time was enjoyable and happy. I also miss the filming set.
First, I want to share this honor with Director Kim Kyu Tae, Teacher Noh Hee Kyung, Director of cinematography, Kim Cheon-seok, Director of light, Park Han, and all of the staff who were great.
I am also so grateful to all the sunbaenims and actors, and Oh Soo, who really made Oh Young shine -Jo In Sung.
And to our UAA family, who is always by my side helping me, which allows me to be comfortable in my acting; I truly thank you.
Also, Hyun Kyung unnie [stylist], Mi Yeon unnie [makeup], and Hye Young unnie [hairstylist], thank you for stringing me together beautifully like this today.
Mom, thank you very much.
Finally, I want to say thank you to the blind citizens at the Korean blind welfare center who provided me with a lot of help.
Translated by: Shanda @ Songhyegyo.net
For Song Actress, it was more meaningful and she was even more happy to receive the Daesang from last year’s Daesang winner, Son Hyun Joo- sunbaenim ,,, It had been such a long time since seeing him that she was moved to tears ,,,
One more cut of Son Hyun Joo- sunbaenim ,,, anyway, the two of the match well together ,,, hehehe
Translated by: Shanda @ Songhyegyo.net
Actress Song Hye Kyo won the Daesang award at the 2013 Daejon Drama Festival.
The 2013 APAN STAR AWARDS took place on November 16th in Daejon at the Daejeon Jeongsimhwa Hall International Cultural Center.
On this day’s ceremony, Song Hye Kyo had the honor of winning the grand prize, the Daesang award, for the SBS drama, That Winter, The Wind Blows. In her acceptance speech, she remarked, “About this time last year as the weather began to get colder, I first started filming That Winter, The Wind Blows. As I am standing here in this position, I really feel that time is precious. I also miss the filming set.”
“I want to thank the Korean blind society. I seriously received a lot of help,” She added expressing her gratitude.
Translated by: Shanda @ Songhyegyo.net
Today, November 16th 2013 (Korea time), marked the 2013 APAN STAR AWARDS, which was held in Daejeon at the Jeongsimhwa Hall International Cultural Center. Not only did Kyo attend the event AND grace the red carpet, she also won the ultimate prize – the Daesang award for her role in That Winter, The Wind Blows! I couldn’t be any prouder of our girl as I know how hard she works in perfecting her craft and the fact that she gives it her all in everything she does. What an inspiration she is! I am so excited to add this Daesang to her Awards page here on the site!
I am sure more photos will surface from the event, but for now, you can browse what I have uploaded so far! She looks stunning in her white gown – go see for yourself! As always, remember to click thumbnails, and once in the Photo Gallery, be sure to hover over each photo, and click on the ‘Download Image’ link.