So what happened the past week with Koreans and Korean-Americans? Well starting this week, we’re beginning a series called Monday Mashup or “Beacon Bits” as we affectionately call it here. You can find the lovely Christina Lee reviewing the events and people that made the news during the past week and a few quick opinions on top of it. If you have any thoughts or topics you’d like us to cover, don’t be afraid to email us at “beacon at koreanbeacon (dot) com.”
Daul Kim was found dead this week in her Paris apartment from an apparent suicide. She was only 20 years old. Daul Kim was the most prominent Korean born model walking the catwalk around the world. Her career was soaring and being called on to model from Chanel to Alexander McQueen. Based on her recent blog entries, her mood had begun to spiral downward. In a November 5th entry, she wrote “I already accepted that I relate to nothing. The more I gain the more lonely it is… I know I’m like a ghost.” Raised in Seoul and Singapore, Daul Kim modelled in Asia before making her fashion week debut in Paris in 2007. She was recently spotted at Seoul’s fashion week in October. And now she has passed away at the young tender age of 20. R.I.P. Daul.
From New York magazine who profiled Daul not to long ago. As the fashion world reels from the news of model Daul Kim’s untimely death, we at the Cut will always remember her for the amazing videos she compiled during Fashion Week. Off the cuff, funny, and personal, they gave us a glimpse not only into the model life, but also into Daul’s life. While it’s hard to say good-bye to someone so beloved by an industry, we can at least look back fondly at what she left behind. R.I.P., Daul.
It’s been a pretty good month for Koreans on magazines. First it was Grace Park in a sexy cover of Maxim magazine and then it was golfer Y.E. Yang on the cover of Golf Digest. Now we see Korean runway model Daul Kim gracing the cover of Russh Australia. If you’ve ever read her blog, you’ll find her to be a unique girl. Here’s a quick dive into her thoughts from a recent post on her blog. Otherwise, check out the photos from her spread in Russh Australia.
i was so lost
but that night was beautiful
i was living in london, and i had a punk boy in my life
and it was such a relief to run away to
new york city
i had no time to buy costume, so i just wore my old dolce&gabanna from the 90s
ironically the one the punk boy gave to me …
i felt so…free and kind of excited
i was with my best friend p, and it was beautiful and strange night
we ended up in the most strangest place, most awkward moment
i think this year i will remember today as the day i slept 10 hours without
any help of anything or anyone without any dreams and woke up feeling peaceful and happy.
no more running away from something or someone or myself.
i wonder what will happen tonight