Dara wearing Comme Des Garcons Multi Zip Double Breasted Houndstooth Trench Coat by JUNYA WATANABE
Sources: @Jigsaw_03 + farfetch.com
Dara wearing Comme Des Garcons Multi Zip Double Breasted Houndstooth Trench Coat by JUNYA WATANABE
Sources: @Jigsaw_03 + farfetch.com
Jessy Mendiola attests Sandara Park’s popularity in South Korea
Jessy Mendiola, Maria Mercedes (Philippine’s telenovela remake) star, shared a story about meeting and talking to Sandara Park when she revisited South Korea.
Jessy flew to South Korea last Oct.29, 2013 and stayed there for 5 days for her Korean Premium Tour, where in she been able to visit Korea’s famous landmarks.
She got a chance to met Sandara while she was there.
“It was my first time to met her, Krung Krung as in Krung Krung…” Jessy said about Dara during her press launch as Honorary Korea Tourism Ambassador last Nov. 27, 2013 at The Manila Peninsula Hotel, Makati City.
When Sandara was still in the local showbiz, “Pambansang Krung Krung” was her moniker, wherein it pertains to her Funny and Unique personality.
Sandara joined ABS-CBN artist search Star Circle Quest Season 1 last 2004 and became a runner-up to the winner Hero Angeles who later on became Dara’s on-screen partner. When Dara career in PH went down, she and her family decided to return to South Korea.
Most of the Filipinos were surprised after a few years, when Sandara became a member of the All-female singing group called 2NE1 (now a very popular group in Korea).
STILL POPULAR. Jessy attest Sandara’s popularity in Korea.
Sandara’s billboard can be seen in various places around Seoul.
“Sandara is very popular in Korea, you can see her faces every where” said Jessy.
Jessy laughed when Sandara could not believe when she told her that “Sandara is very popular in the Philippines and Filipinos still love her very much”.
When they met Dara was a little bit tired, because she just came from an event, but still Dara was game to talked with Jessy.
“We talked about how she is and if she misses the Philippines.”
“Dara said she wants to visit the Philippines but not sure if she will be permitted”
(Omitted unrelated parts)
Translated by: @carmelasepsia
Ikinuwento ni Jessy Mendiola ang pagkikita at pag-uusap nila ni Sandara Park nang muling bumisita ang Maria Mercedes star sa South Korea.
Noong October 29 lumipad si Jessy sa South Korea.
Namalagi siya roon ng limang araw para sa kanyang Korean premium tour, kung saan pinuntahan niya ang mga kilalang landmarks doon.
Nagkaroon din si Jessy ng pagkakataon na makita si Sandara habang naroon siya.
“First time ko siyang na-meet, krungkrung na krungkrung…” panimulang kuwento ni Jessy tungkol kay Sandara.
Nakausap ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) si Jessy sa press launch niya bilang honorary Korea Tourism ambassador noong November 27, Miyerkules, sa The Manila Peninsula Hotel, Makati City.
Noong nasa local showbiz pa si Sandara, “Pambansang Krungkrung” ang bansag sa kanya.
Ito ay bilang pagtukoy sa nakatatawa at kakaibang personalidad ng Korean actress.
Sumali si Sandara sa artista search ng ABS-CBN na Star Circle QuestSeason 1 noong 2004.
Naging runner-up siya ng nanalong si Hero Angeles, na kalaunan ay naging ka-loveteam niya.
Ngunit nang lumamlam ang career niya sa Pilipinas, nagdesisyon si Sandara at ang kanyang pamilya na bumalik na lamang sa South Korea.
Nagulat ang maraming Pinoy dahil pagkalipas ng ilang taon ay napabilang si Sandara sa all-female singing group na 2NE1, na sikat na sikat ngayon sa Korea.
STILL POPULAR. Pinatunayan naman ni Jessy ang kasikatan ni Sandara sa Korea.
Makikita pa nga raw ang billboards nito sa iba’t ibang lugar sa Seoul.
Sabi ni Jessy, “Sobrang sikat niya sa Korea, as in makikita mo yung mukha niya everywhere!”
“Sabi ko, ‘Sikat na sikat ka sa Philippines, love na love ka pa rin ng mga Pinoy.’”
Hindi raw makapaniwala si Sandara kaya natawa na lang si Jessy.
Medyo pagod daw si Sandara nang magkita sila dahil may pinanggalingan itong event, pero game pa rin daw itong nakipag-usap sa kanya.
“Pinag-usapan lang namin kung kumusta siya dun, kung na-miss ba niya ang Philippines.
“Sabi niya, gusto na niyang bumalik dito, gusto niyang bumisita.
“Tapos… ewan kung papayagan siya.”
(omitted unrelated parts)
2NE1 (CL, Park Bom, Sandara Park, Gong Minji) mentioned YG’s new rookie group, WINNER (Kang Seungyoon, Song Minho, Nam Taehyun, Kim Jinwoo, Lee Seunghoon) during an interview on November 25th at a restaurant in Mapo-gu, Seoul.
WINNER took the final victory last October 25th at the Olympic Stadium located in Songpa-gu, Seoul where they participated in the final battle of WIN: WHO IS NEXT with Team B. With this, WINNER has been chosen as the new YG boy group, 8 years after BIG BANG.
CL who recently watched over her juniors revealed, “I think the results came out as I expected. I’m really happy to have juniors in our company. That’s why I gathered the juniors and bought them dinner not too long ago. The menu was Kalbi.” She began, “At first I thought ‘what would be different if we had new juniors’. But now, I’m actually very happy to have them with us. In the beginning, when Lee Hi became my junior, I really wanted to help her as much as I could when we were on stage together.”
About this CL continued, “Dara-unnie is also especially happy to have younger male juniors.” Sandara Parkreplied, “Since we’re family members, even so, they really caught my attention. Those kids’ eyes are always sparkling, you know.” Dara expressed her thoughts, “It’s really cute when they have the attitude, ’2NE1 seniors, please teach us well.’ I’m going to watch over them in the future and I’m looking forward to taking care of them as well. When we debuted as well, our seniors took great care of us too.”
Park Bom added, “They’re really great and follow their seniors very well. All the noonas love it. (Laughs)” CLcontinued, “Another great thing is that they’re in the same age group as 2NE1′s maknae, Gong Minji.” She adds, “Since Minzy started her idol activities at a very young age, she wasn’t able to meet a lot of friends even though she wanted to because of how busy we were. I think this is a great chance for her to meet and get closer as friends to juniors who are the same age as her. I hope they become closer in the future.”
CL said, “We encouraged them right away and went up on the stage with them when the results that Team A won during WIN’s final battle. I personally told Team B, ‘Rather think of this as a great opportunity for you to do well.’” She continued, “Because they can still prepare and show a stronger stage in front of the fans and that this isn’t the end of their path. They’ll be able to debut someday and in any case, it’s advantageous for them to be able to use this time and practice more. I said these words to my juniors.”
She also revealed the advice she gave to WINNER. CL explained, “To my juniors who have done well, gather up your feelings and prepare to run. Honestly, it’s more important to show them actions instead of words. The best example is for them to put all their sincerity into their music and show us a great stage.”
Park Bom revealed about WIN’s results, “The team that my heart was going towards and the team I thought was going to win was different. My heart was going towards Team A but in my head, I thought the winning team could be Team B. I felt that they did a bit better. However, I’m really happy that Team A was chosen as the WINNER, too.”
Meanwhile, 2NE1 has revealed their song “Missing you” and has been #1 on many charts.
Missing You, Missing You, Missing You~~
Hello. This is ’2NE1′. 2013 was a year of change indeed. Last July, they conveyed a fresh reggae feel through ‘Falling in Love’. In August, they showed a fierce performance through ‘Do You Love Me’.
And in November, the last one for the single project came out. The new song is ‘Missing You’. It is a 2NE1-style ballad song that can be matched with ‘It Hurts’ and ‘Lonely’. In this cold winter, they released a sentimental ballad song to warm our hearts.
‘Missing You’ was first performed at ’2013 MAMA’. To tell you the truth, it was an abrupt decision to perform at ‘MAMA’. That is why we only had three days to prepare for the performance. We were so happy to come back on a big stage, but we had a regret, too.
We put the past behind and released the performance of ‘Missing You’ first in Korea through SBS-TV’s ‘The Music Trend’ on November 24. We felt awkward to sing a song while standing still at first, but we adapted to the situation and focused on the lyrics. We had a satisfying result.
Are you wondering about behind-the-scenes stories of 2NE1’s comeback stage of ‘Missing You’? We are going to show you the waiting room to the readers of ‘STARCAST’.
Finally ’2NE1′ arrived at KBS. Can you see the large letters ’2NE1′? Once we arrived at the waiting room, it felt real that we came back. Our heart started to pound. We were both nervous and expectant. Let’s get in now.
As soon as we entered the waiting room, we could see presents from fans first. There was a rose basket for Dara. There was a cute Teddy Bear, too. There were pretty hand-written letters for Bom and Min-ji. The presents helped us to relieve nervousness and smile.
Our favorite was that cheering board made by our fan club ‘Black Jack’. The board was full of messages of support from written by each fan. We read them one by one and gained strength. We always thank you, Black Jack.
▶ Wait, whose shoes are these? We sometimes wear comfortable shoes backstage. We let our poor feet suffered from high heels rest. The yellow-green slippers are cute. To protect our members, we will not tell you whose shoes they are (laughter)
These are the shoes that we wear on stage. All four of us wore the same black ankle boots, but the designs vary, don’t they? We chose shoes of different designs to show our own personality and taste. We will come up to the stage in the four different pairs of boots.
What about the accessories? There are a black fedora and leather gloves. You will be able to some fierce energy, won’t you? I think that all of you would know that whose accessories they are. They belong to CL, the charismatic leader of 2NE1.
They are the same hat and gloves but they have a totally different feel. The floppy hat and warmers covering wrists and backs of hands gave off feminine vibes. Whose accessories are they?
You are right! The answer is Dara. The big hat makes her small face look even smaller. The completed look will be revealed on stage. Please wait.
Now, we are getting ready for our stage. Firstly, Dara. She is thoroughly checking her warmers. She seems to be happy with the comeback costumes. She cannot stop smiling. The black and white dress is beautiful, isn’t it?
Hairstyle check is essential, too. Especially Dara’s long straight hair requires an extra-special care. Her hair needs a thorough combing. She pays a detailed attention to her blonde hair which is in contrast with the color of her costume.
Okay, so Star Cast usually posts up their English translations in a couple of hours after the Korean one is released. ^^ So I’ll just post their trans up when it comes. But for now, enjoy the Dara and 2NE1 parts of the BTS! <3
Also a pair of hat and gloves, but this time exuding a different charisma. The black, floppy hat with wide brim and gloves that encase the wrist until her arm. The atmosphere is very feminine. Which 주인공은 (T/N: literally main character/ heroine/ protagonist) will wear this? Check it out below right now.
Right! The correct answer is Dara. The big hat isn’t a joke. It makes her small face look even smaller. It will make a perfect shot when worn on stage. We will show the shots soon. Please wait a little.
Now completely into preparing for the comeback stage. First off is Dara. Carefully putting on and inspecting each item before going on stage. Even when her mind is on the comeback stage. Her smile never left her place. Isn’t her black and white dress pretty?
Hair preparation is very important. Specially the management of Dara’s long, straight hair style is not easy. With this in mind, her hair has to be carefully combed. Her blonde hair and black and white oufit, while contrasting, will look great on stage.
“Bling bling purple nails.”
The character with the purple nails, Dara. She chose this nail color in order to have a cute point.
Dara is enthusiastically doing autographs. Holding the black pen carefully while signing.
“All the fans, accept my sign, juseyo.”
“Whose sign is the prettiest?”
We never spare support and and advise for each other. Watching Taeyang sunbae-nim’s awesome stage with mouths open. We will work hard in order to give a good performance. YG family~
Taking a commemorative picture at the waiting room before our comeback stage.Can’t stop laughing every time I see cute Dara-unnie.
And finally, here’s a gift for the fans. All of the four members took polaroid pictures prettily. Did the photos come out well? There’s also a sign in each of the photographs.
Source: Naver Star Cast
Translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara
For Missing You, the girls favored Saint Laurent quite heavily, with a touch of Versace and Balmain. Most of their outfits came straight from the runway, but some were more mix-and match. Let’s take a look at our darling Dara’s outfits which ranged from gloomy Marilyn-Monroe-esque, to colorful quirky, to alluring seductress, to toned down casual chic.
Dara’s first outfit from the group scene with the car is pure Saint Laurent. From head to toe. Like I’ve mentioned in the past, I love how the goth loli look works out for her. I love the dress, I love the fedora, and I love the boots.. What’s not to love in this $5500+ outfit, eh?
Dara’s second outfit from the first half of the song is more colorful and eccentric, with a bunch of colors and textures ranging animal prints to dyed fur. Her skirt (
I believe it’s a skirt and top since I saw a model in a magazine wear the same yellow fur, leopard skirt from Versace) is from Versace’s F/W 2013 collection, while her top (which I couldn’t find) is from Rick Owens. Her head piece is from Fendi, a rather quirky one at that, which all models who walked the ramp during fashion week had to wear. I love her black and white shoes and I plan to add it as soon as I can find it. Anyone want to help? ^^
Her third outfit, which, safe to say, is everyone’s favorite (it’s mine, isn’t it yours too?) is all black with gold thrown in. But first off, I would like to salute the stylists for her up-do matched with this red lips! Dara doesn’t do red lips often, but when she does, BAM! Anyway, she’s wearing a (horrifyingly expensive, but great-looking) Balmain jacket from their recent collection. I love how the jacket actually accentuates her slim figure! The silk/satin dress she wears below is too nondescript in the video and photo that it’s quite hard to pinpoint. But if I should hazard a guess, I think it’s from YSL or Balenciaga, they have a couple black mini dresses that look so cool! And lastly, her wild Giuseppi Zanotti wedges that I absolutely adore! <3
Dara’s last outfit came straight off the runway, minus the boots. Saint Laurent F/W 2013 collection debuted this cardigan-printed dress combination, and I love how it looks like on Dara. It’s a very simple (albeit super expensive) outfit that still looks chic and fashionable. Matched with another Saint Laurent boot, the outfit looks very country-ish to me. ^^
Source: Balmain + YSL + Net-A-Porter + Giuseppe Zanotti Design + Farfetch + Lyst
Collated by: OhDara/ WeLoveDara
Please do credit us when taking out. Thank you! <3
Dara and Yang Gaeng’s “couple sweatshirts” are from Rodarte.. ^^ I’ve seen some people comment and freak out about their “couple clothes” but I truly, truly believe that it means nothing and I bet the other girls have this one too, or a variety of this one, kekeke! ^^
Source: @krungy21 + WeLoveDara/OhDara + lyst.com
“Blue Tower: Zero” actors reveal that among girl groups, they want 2NE1, SNSD, Kara, and Crayon Pop to appear in the show together with them, attracting attention.
In the afternoon of the 10th, at Sangam CJ E&M center, Sangamdong, Seoul, tvN’s “Blue Tower: Zero” held a press conference, with the presence of actors Choi Jong Hoon, Jang Ji Woo, Lee Joon Hyuk, Lee Yeong Hoon, Yoon Jin Yeong, Kim Dong Hyun, and Pascal Dior, expressing their candid thoughts about the program.
In particular, the question “Which girl group would you want to invite over to shoot with?” drew attention because of the cast’s answers, causing laughter from the people present.
Jang Ji Woo chose 2NE1. He said, “2NE1, and from among them, I like Sandara Park the most. It would be interesting to see how 2NE1 and Sandara Park-ssi would do in actual military life. It’s really a wish that we could film ‘Blue Tower:Zero‘ together,” he revealed, looking at the PD and writers with desperation, evoking laughter.
T/N: Translations not related to Dara and 2NE1 omitted. But, Lee Yeong Hoon chose KARA’s Nicole, Pascal Dior chose Lee Hyori, Choi Jong Hoon chose SNSD, Lee Joon Hyuk said he didn’t know girl groups but he hopes that Crayon Pop would come and perform “Bar Bar Bar.”
HD picture! ^^ The Black and White make it look so dramatic.. <3
Dara is wearing a Bratson “Presidential Advisory” snapback:
And Brian Lichtenberg “HOMIES” nylon hoodie. ^^
Photo source: @littlestone_
Fashion Find: @Jigsaw_03
Re-uploaded by: OhDara