Tuesday, 24 August 2010

hyoni kang

i think i may be the only person in the whole world to think this.. but the first thing i noticed when i saw this dkny autumn ad was asian model hyoni. and yes i do realise she's not the centre piece of this campaign.. in fact, she's in the background, almost fading away really.
maybe it's because i'm being biased, but maybe it's also the fact that growing up, i always wanted a glimpse of my own race in the many vogues and elles i pored over... just so i can know that asians are beautiful too.   
it was 2008 when hyoni won the ford supermodel of the world competition; the first eastern asian to have done so. surely there were asian models before hyoni arrived on the scene? from a more positive perspective, i hope this is a sign where i can expect more asian models to have super-supermodel status and make a mark in our fashion world. because it is so so good to see hyoni and other asian models gracing alongside western models in catwalks, campaigns and the likes. or maybe i should subscribe to korean or japanese vogue where they feature more asian models! that is.. if they do international shipping! haha :)
personally, i think it's quite refreshing and eye catching to see asian models behind the glossy papers. 
but i'm no professional. this is just my opinion :) 
other than the fact that hyoni is an asian, i love her style; on and off duty. i'm inspired by her effortless and edgy looks which is exactly what i want to achieve in my outfits. plus, in many of her campaigns she is smiley and portrays this adorable cute personality of hers! <3 hyoni. 

pictures from tumblr 
hyoni in dkny, american eagle, urban outfitters, korea vogue
   

32 comments:

  1. i agree! she is so beautiful! thanks for commenting on my blog!

    thelibertybelleblog.blogspot.com

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  2. she's wonderful! super cute in her pictures :D

    Love,
    Jennifer and Sherry

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  3. She's gorgeous! Love the images you rounded up of her.

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  4. love her style too - effortless cool!

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  5. wow she's so gorgeous! you kind of look like her :) Thanks for the comment, subscribe to my blog if you enjoyed!

    http://underthefluorescents.blogspot.com/

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  6. she's gorgeous but still seems approachable.

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  7. hey, thanks for commenting. :) hope you follow my blog if you haven't yet! Thanks, hun. Hyoni looks fun to hang out with. haha!!

    http://barestudy.blogspot.com

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  8. Hyoni is great! I haven't heard of her before, but after seeing these photos I'm sure I'll recognize her and hope I see more! Lovely blog :)

    <3 Alison
    alisonscampusfashion.blogspot.com

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  9. she's very stylish ^..^
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    bangmind.blogspot.com

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  10. Yes, I love this!
    She is incredible and so are you :)
    xxx

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  11. wow she is gorgeous!
    i'm glad you think Asians are beautiful and i really do hope one day too that they will grace and be in par with other models who are of different races. :D

    thyaudaciousness.blogspot.com/

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  12. Love this look.:)

    New post from Paris on www.cookiebyme.blogspot.com

    G.

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  13. i love her, shes so cheery!

    xx
    http://ssecondskin.blogspot.com

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  14. yes its me in the photo, with the tattoo
    she is very beautiful, i love her look
    her street style photos are too cute xx

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  15. she looks really cute but so very pretty as well
    i think asian models have a really sophisticated look
    margief
    x
    www.margieheartsclothes.blogspot.com

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  16. Hi!!! thanks for your comment!! :)
    I follow your blog

    xoxo
    RainOfDew
    http://rainofdew.blogspot.com

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  17. your blog is so damn nice and your looks are really awesome! its a pleasure to follow you!
    Maybe u also wanna take a look on my blog, got some amazing new posts!
    Kindly Regards from LCR Berlin,

    Laura // www.lcrberlin.blogspot.com

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  18. I agree! I enjoy seeing her in ads, etc. :) Sometimes I feel that she fools around a little too~ much in her ads and too much seriousness is lost, but I do enjoy when she has that perfect amount of smiley-ness. :) Thanks for sharing these pics!

    I really enjoy your blog! Maybe we can follow each other? :)

    love,
    erin :)

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  19. The outfits are so faboulus!!!!

    ¡Besitos fashionistas!
    http://stylefashionfamous.blogspot.com/

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  20. i've got a coat very very similar to this DKNY, mine is from MAX&CO.

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  21. ooh laa laa!
    your blog makes my insides happy!
    the pretty pictures are so grand!
    how splendid indeed! x x

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  22. You have a good eye for great photos!

    d e g a i n e

    http://www.fashiondegaine.com

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  23. Another beautiful asian model! :)

    http://brokefashionjunkie.blogspot.com

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  24. so true, I agree with you. On the runways these days there are only few asian models.

    www.style-abuse.blogspot.com

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  26. I agree with you!!*
    Ilove her style...

    1KiSS!*

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  27. She's cute! Maybe she will be the next Naomi Campbell for the Asians... (before Naomi turned into an aggressive cow!)

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