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Mucha Jewelry red carpet

The event that took place on December 8 at Seoul’s Villa De Bailey sure was a mouthful to say: 2008 Mucha Jewelry Charity Bazaar and Korean Jewelry Awards.

While “Korean jewelry award” sounds rather strange, the event was designed to allow celebs to donate pieces of their own jewelry for a good cause. Stars walked a red carpet and posed with their jewelry, watched as a jewelry show was put on, then put their items up for auction. Proceeds generated will go toward aiding the elderly.

You know, we (as in, common folks and the netizenery) tend to view celeb charity events through a lens of cynicism, but this seems like a pretty good idea, actually. A star can donate a piece of jewelry s/he no longer cares for and get some positive publicity out of it, while the auction aspect capitalizes on the star affiliation to bolster prices. Money goes to a good cause, and we have a win-win.

 

I like Han Hyo-joo (Iljimae), who seems like a sweet, fresh-faced young woman. On the other hand, if you’re going to go for the Marilyn Monroe look, you really need to commit to it — The Marilyn is really about the attitude, not just styling. So while she has the hair, the dress, and the (hopefully fake) fur, she’s also got the noncommittal Lindsay Lohan slouch. It’s half-assed glam, which isn’t very glam at all. That makes this outfit a miss, even though she is still pretty.

 

Sohn Ye-jin (My Wife Got Married) hits the right tone of dressed-up without going overdressed. A tea-length number seems just right for a charity bazaar.

 

On the other hand, Lee Beom-soo (On Air) is rather formally attired for the occasion, no? I know there’s technically a red carpet, but a formal tux does come off as overkill… (He does look handsome, though.)

 

Not really a fan of Kang Sung-yeon‘s (Tazza) dress (or shoes), but she looks bright and happy. Kind of the reverse of Han Hyo-joo, here’s a case where attitude livens up a nondescript outfit.

 

I think Kim Sung-soo (My Precious You) can sometimes look a little smarmy (or 느끼해), but I do love what he’s wearing.

 

Former Miss Korea Lee Ji-sun looks like she’s ready to walk the runway in the evening gown competition. That, or pose with boats. Also, her makeup is a little frightening up close. I remember reading books in the Babysitters Club series describing someone’s mascara’d eyes as resembling “Kewpie dolls” and having no idea what Kewpie dolls were, but this is how I imagined they’d look. However, the makeup also makes me think of spider legs, which is not an association I like to make with eyes, EVER.

 

Cha Ye-ryun (A Star’s Lover), short and sweet. The dress, I mean. It’s got a little too much prom-dress sheen — that first pic makes her appear Teflon-coated — but it’s cute overall.

 

Has Choi Yeo-jin (My Woman, Surgeon Bong Dal-hee) always been this stick-skinny, or have I just noticed?

 

Rawr! This trio — Song Jong-ho (Tazza), Jo Yeon-woo (Yi San), and Oh Ji-ho (Single Papa in Love) — enters with a strut.

Via Hankyung

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it's always nice to hear stars being involved in some kind of charity events such as this. i love so ye jin's dress -- wow it's feminine, simple and looks good on her! the other actors are also handsome! you guys are great!

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I like HHJ's outfit . It suits her age and looks quirky and stylish at the same time . Reminds me of Nodame Cantabile.
Love SYJ's dress. She looks perfect.
Miss Korea looks vulgar.
Strapless, super short, bright red , ruffles and school girl hair ...this look is going nowhere.....KSY's stylist should be fired. She looks uncomfortable.
On the other hand CYR rocks her short strapless number. Nice color, interesting cut and details and great hair and she looks like she's having a great time.
Skinny she may be but there's something effortlessly elegant about CYJ.

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Teehee! You're right, very kewpie doll!
Boy, Kim Sung-soo is one handsome dude!
I love Ye-sin's dress.

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Kim Sung Soo needs a total image overhaul. He should grow out his hair, wear jeans with his dressy jackets like Jang Dong Gun does and just not wear suits so much. It makes him look old and constipated. He can be so attractive when he's dressed down. He looked gorgeous in Sweet Love and Sex especially in the restaurant scene. Has amazing eyes.

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I think Choi Yeo-jin has always been this skinny...I've been noticing since it's kinda really skinny.

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If celebs get press, lots of money gets donated, and the netizens get something to talk about, I'd call that a win-win-win.

...any Office fans in the house? No? All right then...

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I'm not surprise to see Oh Ji Ho on a charity ball . He is always a giver with a nice personality and a good heart..

Love the suit HE was wearing. Always a trendsetter. New hairstyle is fantastic look so gorgeous!!

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@Winnie: Office fan here! Classic michael scott line, win-win-win :)

Is it me or does everyone suddenly look skinnier? Han hyo-joo, lee beom soo, choi yeo jin...

Son yeh jin definitely looks the best, love the dress, adore the face!

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I've always noticed Choi Yeo-jin to be really skinny...wasn't she a model before?
I love Han Hyo Joo's new hair though.

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I think Choi Yeo Jin has always been on the skinny side. I just hope she's not going down the Jung Ryeo Won or Lee Bo Young road. She's way too pretty for that.

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When I read the first paragraph, i think what kind of jewelry would male celebrities donate...and apparently they all (?) donate necklaces! No rings? or Bracelets? :P

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Javabeans, what is "neo ki he or nukkihe" other literal translation in Korean (I guess other than smarmy). For some reason, I thought this means something else. Mianhamnida. I can read Hangul but know very little words and can't find my dictionary. :) Many thanks!

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#12, it literally means greasy, as in oily food.

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LOVE HAN HYO JOO's shoes!!!

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"i think kim sung-soo (my precious you) can sometimes look a little smarmy." - haha. i agree. or maybe it's the roles i've seen him take that's making me think that he is. interesting choice of word, by the way. are you, by any chance, british? :-)

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baby face song jong ho! love yah!

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