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Welcome back to For Your Viewing Pleasure, where we take the time out of the week to share with our readers some of the best and most recent photos tied to the K-pop landscape.

As we move into the month of May, fashion designers are starting to turn up the heat as they push their summer lines of clothing onto the market. It’s definitely starting to heat up on the sets of photo shoots as well, judging by the rising number of appearances of celebrities almost taking their clothes off in magazines or apparel ads…

BtoB | High Cut Vol. 101 (above)

Park Han-byul | W Korea

Kim Bum | Esquire

In preparation for the start of warmer months (at least, here in the Northern Hemisphere), everyone seems to be putting away the dark and dreary winter tones in lieu of bright and cheery summer colors…

Yoo In-na | Cosmopolitan

 Yoo Ah-in | Jack & Jill

Song Ji-hyo | Yesse

Sohee (Wonder Girls) | 8ight Seconds

… as well as donning on some cool shades…

Krystal (f(x)) | Harper’s Bazaar

… to go out and bask under the warm sunlight…

Go Ara | Cosmopolitan

… or perhaps to lounge by the pool…

Lee Da-hae | Arnaldo Bassini

… and dream all the colorful ice cream cones to be had…

Kim Soo-hyun | ZioZia

… by the roaring seaside, in the months to come!

Sistar19 | CeCi

What about you, readers? Are you just as excited for summer to finally arrive?

(Images via High Cut, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire, W Korea, CeCi, Jack & Jill, Yesse, 8eight Seconds, Arnaldo Bassini, ZioZia)Fannie

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Interview with Jo In-seong; making of a commercial

Actor Jo In-Seong was seen on the set of making a commercial. Sports Hanguk interviewed him exclusively.

▲ "Man with Flower"

From a confused man to university student and fool for love, Jo In-Seong has been seen as various characters including a gangster, a warrior and more. He is over thirty year's old but still has the ability to swoon women.

▲ His long legs

Jo In-Seong lay on the sofa reading a book. His long legs covered up the whole sofa and no wonder, as he's a 186 cm tall model.

▲ Sleeping? Acting?

Jo In-Seong is on the bed. He didn't move for a few seconds as if he was sleeping. There was silence on the set but he was fooling with them.

▲ With the eyes of a pro

Discussing with the director before going into shoot

Jung Ryeo Won and Super Junior's Siwon Snap a Shot with Designer Karl Lagerfeld

Actress Jung Ryeo Won and Super Junior‘s Siwon took a picture with the world renown fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld at a Chanel Fashion Show.

The actress shared the photo on her Twitter and wrote, “With Mr. Lagerfeld and Siwon. Oh ho ho.” 

In the picture the two Korean stars are dressed their best and smile as they pose with the Chanel designer. All three look fashionably chic in their coordinating black and white outfits.

Jung Ryeo Won and Shiwon met the fashion designer while attending the 2013/14 Chanel Cruise Collection Show in Singapore. 

It seems as if the two have gotten pretty friendly after filming the drama “The King of Dramas.” They took another picture together, this time in more casual clothes, which you can check out here

They Make Fantastic Babies: The Moms Of Big Bang

Big Bang, G-Dragon, TOP, Taeyang, Daesung, Seungri

Since their debut, the Big Bang guys have been showing off their mothers to fans.

It is well known that lead rapper TOP is the only Big Bang member who did not reside in the YG dormitories, opting instead to stay in his own home with his mother.TOP also reportedly has his mom as #1 on his speed dial, proving that the two really do have a close relationship.

Earlier this year a photo of the husky-voiced rapper with is mother was a hot topic of conversation across the internet.Many fans responded that the family resemblance indicates "good genes."The mother-son pair were also praised for their keen fashion sense and charismatic expressions.

TOP and his mother also guest blogged on Naver to reflect on their experiences during Big Bang's worldwide Alive Tour

Hwang Jung Eum Wows Her Fans with Her Elegant Airport Fashion

Recently, actress Hwang Jung Eum showed off her chic fashion style.

For the fashion magazine “Bazaar” pictorial photoshoot, Hwang Jung Eum left for Taiwan on May 5, 2013. At the Incheon International Airport, she was spotted in a simple yet sophisticated outfit. She wore a light pink jacket and a pair of navy colored pants. Her accessories included matching pink shoulder bag and a pair of green-framed sunglasses.

Despite minimal makeup, Hwang Jung Eum looked lovely and fashionable. Her choice of wide leg pants and high heels provided a professional and feminine atmosphere.  

Meanwhile, Hwang Jung Eum recently completed the popular MBC drama “Incarnation of Money,” which aired its last episode on April 21, 2013. She was praised for her acting skills as she played the role of a daughter of a loan shark

Government plans new hangul museum

The Korean government will build a museum dedicated to hangul by next year to inspire art based on the Korean alphabet. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said that it will launch a committee today to prepare for the museum opening.

Committee members include hangul experts and other designers known for incorporating the alphabet into their work. Participants include An Sang-su, a former visual design professor at Hongik University known for his namesake font; globally renowned fashion designer Lie Sang-bong; and many other professionals. They will decide how to make the new museum attractive to visitors.

The committee members are also expected to pitch ideas on how to collect artifacts for the regular exhibitions and themes for the special shows. So far, the ministry has collected over 8,000 artifacts through donations and purchases

Cafes, music shops selling a taste of nostalgia

Clockwise from left, customers talk at Doksuri Dabang, which reopened in January. Dok Dabang's outer sign in 2005. Lettering on Dok Dabang's new door. A message board where people leave posts to stay connected.

Popular trends keep on changing in ways to make life more convenient, such as the arrival of smartphones and other "smart" devices that made many people able to get things done on-the-go in the past decade or so.

But, after some time chasing cutting-edge technology, people have started to realize that they're nostalgic for the things they enjoyed before the arrival of time-saving "smart" gadgets and how many things are sacrificed for the sake of convenience.

Such sentiments are creating a new trend in the northern part of Seoul, as many well-known landmarks that either disappeared or whose existence were threatened due to financial problems are making comebacks

Kara’s Park Gyuri Shows Quiet Beauty in “Esquire”

Recently in the May issue of fashion magazine “Esquire,” girl group Kara’s Park Gyuri flaunted her goddess-like beauty in a pictorial.

In the released black-and-white pictures is Park Gyuri wearing comfortable outfits. In various shirts and knitted sweaters, Park Gyuri looks natural and mature. With her sensitive eyes and emotional facial expressions, Park Gyuri has transformed from a young idol into a beautiful actress in this pictorial.

Fans who saw these pictures admired, “She looks like a model,” “She looks so mature now,” and “Park Gyuri is so gorgeous and sexy!”

Meanwhile, Park Gyuri is currently appearing on MBC QueeN’s drama “Nail Shop Paris.” She is playing the role of Hong Yeo Joo, a girl who dresses up as a boy in order to work at the nail shop called “Paris

Kara”s Park Gyuri Becomes a Moody Goddess for “Esquire”

Park Gyuri set a new standard for goddesses everywhere in a new photo spread.

For the May issue of the fashion magazine Esquire, Park Gyuri recently posed in a ′goddess′ concept shoot. Cuts from the spread were released on May 9, showing off Park Gyuri′s mature and feminine side.

The black and white photos concentrated on showing Park Gyuri as a natural goddess in comfortable wear. Her curves and sad eyes especially added to the mood of the photo.

Park Gyuri has recently been appearing in MBC Queen and MBC Dramanet′s Nailshop Paris.

Photo credit: Esquire


[SNS PIC] G-Dragon Commits First Fashion Faux Pas?

On May 10, G-Dragon tweeted a censored photo with the caption, “It’s just scandalous. Looks like I don’t have any pants on- so I just censored it.”

In the photo, G-Dragon appears to be wearing short-shorts that are easily concealed by a thick red line running across the photo. He also sports another eclectic outfit consisting of a multi-colored plaid shirt, black jacket, white cap and shorts that come ride way past his mid-thighs. The fashion forward K-Pop icon appears to have had second thoughts about his wardrobe of choice that day, namely the hidden shorts.

Netizens who saw the tweet commented, “G-Dragon is so cute”, “Aw, you didn’t have to censor it- I’m sure the pants were fine” and “After censoring it, it looks even more explicit