U.S. Nylon Covers Girls’ Generation’s Jessica and F(x)’s Krystal: Korea’s Fashion Queens

14 Jun

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The Jung sisters, as they are called lately, have been a popular topic since news spread that they had a little project in the works: their new reality show, which began airing on June 3, 2014. It is airing on the OnStyle Network, and captures the natural lives of the two sisters.

The Jung sisters have been so much of a hot topic that both Nylon’s Korean and U.S. reporters have covered their story, along with snapping some beautiful pictures for the cover of the magazine and for inside viewing as well.

In the interview with Nylon, the Jung sisters mentioned how they have a reputation for being “arrogant” and “blunt”. I do recognize this reputation. Jessica and Krystal are both often called “Ice Princesses”, and not just because Krystal knows how to ice skate!

During an ice skating variety show, Krystal was attacked for being a little “blunt” with the ice skating director that was trying to help her improve her ice skating. Krystal is also often taken the wrong way because she rarely smiles. Her reason: She hates her smile. Jessica has also been called a little “scary” because of her decisive and take-charge personality (People tend to think F(x) Amber is a little scared of Jessica).

http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/38779/20130823/f-x-krystal-doesnt-like-smiling.htm

I will admit that Krystal and Jessica always try to be themselves. Their dorky, lovable selves. And thus, they sometimes end up coming across completely normal. Sometimes, normal isn’t always putting on a smile, being friendly, or stating opinions people agree with. I, myself, am not always smiling. I have days where I just don’t want to care. But, of course, I try to be polite to people, even if I don’t know them. Fortunately for myself, I don’t have to deal with people day in, day out. They DO. I can see how this can be a challenge.

Due to this reputation, the sisters decided to give a reality show a shot to show people how “sincere” they really are.

There are more juicy details translated for everyone here: Jung sisters with Nylon

At the end of the day however, one can only respect the Jung sisters. They do their jobs well.

Girls’ Generation, the 9-member, all-girl group, sits heavenly on their thrones as the reigning queens and goddesses of modern K-pop. Girls’ Generation is the first K-pop group to have American artists reach major stardom. They have sparked the female dance-pop group craze. They have a cute, feminine, and innocently sexy concept that many K-pop groups have imitated. They popularized the “Jegi-kicking dance” in Korea. Girls’ Generation shows the world Korea’s beauty through almost a dozen girls. Trust me, they have a lot of male fans. This group is considered one of the pioneers of modern K-pop music in Korea. They were the first female K-pop group to receive Western attention, possibly, thanks to their English-speaking members. Girls’ Generation is a very beautiful girl group, but they also have lovely voices and significant dancing abilities.

F(x), on the other hand, is a 5-member, all-female group (questionably 😛 ), currently known as being quirky and experimental. F(x) is the group that music critics rave over. F(x) is an edgier group and is often compared to the boys’ groups rather than the girls.  F(x) is heavily known for their boyish charms, their unusual concepts, and unique sound. Their music is distinctly different, but highly expressive, and often, personal. They are also known to be less focused on beauty, and more focused on expressing their talents, even though they have beautiful girls in their group. F(x) is a multi-talented group. Some members are super flexible and can perform flips! Others play piano, Krystal being one of them, and others play guitar! There are even some song-writers and composers in the group. They are less sexualized and more…individualistic. You’ll never see them dressed alike. F(x) is also known for their powerful charisma. F(x) was Korea’s first major multinational female group (3/5 members aren’t from Korea, and 2/5 aren’t of Korean heritage).

Despite their significant differences, both groups have garnered a huge international following, and have set many trends in the K-pop industry. To add, both are backed by the “powerhouse” label SM Entertainment, so they are sister groups.

The Jung sisters themselves have garnered a lot of attention for their beauty, as both girls have amazing petite figures and lovely facial features. But they have also gained attention for their amazing, yet equally different, fashion senses.

Nylon covered their distinctly different styles well.

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Showbiz Korea also highlighted what they observed about the two girls’ fashion styles, and it also brings to light some pretty interesting points about the styles of their individual groups as well.

The video above interestingly points out the differences between the sisters. So, I thought it’d be interesting to note what I’ve observed on their respective natal charts. Jessica has her fashion planet, Venus, in the sensual, naturally beautiful sign of Taurus. Venus is at home in Taurus, and at it’s most powerful. It’s no wonder Jessica is considered an icon of feminine fashion. Venus is the main feminine planet. She rules over love and beauty. Taurus loves beauty, but they like comfort, being an earth sign and all. This is probably why Jessica likes to dress casually. Earth-tone colors suit Tauruses. Soft colors, like pink, also suits Tauruses. They have a down-to-earth charm. They love pleasures of all kinds: good food, soft fabrics, lovely smells, anything that appeals to the senses. They never deny themselves pleasure, so they may shop a lot. They know what looks good and what doesn’t. This means that they have excellent taste. They can be a little demanding, and a little too superficial, but they are always honest and sincere. Venus in Taurus is usually very attractive to the opposite sex. Venus in Taurus loves peace and security. Money and possessions are important to them. Jessica is probably more about beauty, cosmetics, and fashion than her sister is. Tauruses are always charming. Taurus is usually classic, preferring the tried-and-true to the outrageous and new. They like fine materials, and won’t spend money on anything cheap-looking.

Archetypes of Venus in Taurus: the caretaker, sweet pea, Eve (of Adam & Eve), Aphrodite, pin-up, beauty queen, trophy wife, silent screen actress, banker’s daughter, millionaire heiress, earth mama, nature lover, queen, matriarch

Krystal has her Venus in Taurus’s opposite sign, Scorpio, the mysterious, sexy sign ruled by Mars, Venus’ opposite planet. Venus is naturally uncomfortable in the sign of Scorpio. Venus loves peace, but Scorpio brings out the risk-taker in a person. Krystal has a chic, edgy fashion that combines her boyish nature with her girlish nature. This is very risky, as people aren’t always sure how to take the combination. Mars is a masculine planet, so it’s natural for Scorpios to gender-bend! Scorpio is directly opposite Taurus, so Jessica and Krystal really are opposites in style! Scorpio is a powerful sign, and everywhere Venus in Scorpio walks, they make an impact. When it comes to fashion, they usually care less about what others think and care more about expressing who they really are inside. Because Scorpios usually have nothing to hide, they don’t mind showing skin, but in a subtle way, as they are also quite secretive. This is why you may see Krystal in some sheer outfits, or in a see-through skirt like above. Scorpios can be a little too blunt, and since they hate being phony, they aren’t always polite. But Scorpio’s charm is the fact that they are fearless, a true leader, and have extreme charisma. They literally draw people in like a magnet. They are true rebels who challenge the rules of society. Scorpios, no matter how pretty they look, always think there’s more to a person than what meets the eyes. They define beauty in a different way from most people.

Archetypes of Venus in Scorpio: the black widow, prostitute, phoenix, thorny red rose, belly dancer, erotic dancer, smoldering ashes, scorpion, seductress, celibate, psychologist, jealous one, fortress, the betrayer/betrayed, vampiress, alchemist, shaman, spy

Despite the girls’ differences in style and personality, they are very close. Nylon magazine pointed out their close relationship, and mentioned they were more like “friends than sisters”, even though Jessica is five years older than Krystal.

Well, with Jessica and Krystal’s reality show in full swing, and F(x)’s comeback around the corner, I wish the girls the best and hope for future success as they cater more to their international fan-bases.

So now, let’s enjoy a nice video: Chocolate Love, the LG commercials! Which is more you? The elegantly sexy members in the “white chocolate”, Girls’ Generation? Or the dangerously sexy members in the “dark chocolate”, F(x)?

To Read more about F(x) and Krystal, you can click the following links:

f(x) the Korean “Spice Girls” + Amber Liu in the Spotlight

Just how talented is f(x) Krystal?

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