KARA in WWD Magazine Japan Fall Issue 2011

“WWD Magazine” Fall is August 25 (Thursday) will be available in bookstores nationwide and online bookstore.

The theme of the key visual story in collaboration with photographer Leslie and was 4th in this issue “MUSIC”. J-Idol diva from the legendary duo of POP, K-POP, rock to enka, gathered 10 sets of top artists from home and abroad. They give hope to Japan after the earthquake, “the power of music” to believe the key to Leslie, “The Power of Photography” features stories and interviews visual representation of “MUSIC by Leslie Kee” must see.

“Power of MUSIC” theme, played the latest autumn-winter collection and the contest of the dream of luxury brands and popular set of 10 national and international artists. “The power of fashion and music” to cheer the Japanese!

Participating artists and wear brand
Hamasaki Ayumi x VIKTOR & ROLF
Nomiya truly precious x LOUIS VUITTON
Kara × Prada of TIFFANY
Kiss × GUCCI
Supernova x D SQUARED2

Can you find KARA members in this pic?

cr, karaholic

DSP to broadcast ‘KARA Channel’ on YouTube!

There’s no stopping for the best fcuking five. After revealing their album cover and track list yesterday, and also announcing their upcoming new line of fragrance, they revealed the new revamped version of their YouTube channel!

DSP Media has partnered up with Youtube to bring Kamilias “KARA Channel” starting September 7th. “KARA Channel” will bring fans behind the scenes of KARA’s comeback preparations as they make their return to their home country after 10 months hiatus.

“KARA Channel” will be uploaded to their official Youtube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/DSPKara) once a week for the next three weeks and will contain images and videos by KARA to be revealed to the public.

KARA will be in the studio greeting fans and will be reading fans’ comments in real-time. On August 26th, a teaser for “KARA Channel” was uploaded on both DSP Media and KARA’s Youtube channel. International fans are expected to take part in this, and KARA will attempt to try and communicate with both oversea and their domestic fans as best as possible.

Taken from: koreaboo

Check out the teaser! Looks like the girls are planning to stay closer to their international fans. I can’t wait to see more of the girls each week and definitely looking forward to the live streaming!

This is what they call good marketing. I think they can be even more successful this time around.

KARA’s 3rd Album – ‘Step’ Special Edition Cover + Tracklist!

Woah, can you feel the September heat? It’s coming baby, it’s coming! Lol. I should stop.

And so we know that we have 2 top girl groups showdown in September and the first contender is… the best fcuking five! This is actually the first time since they became SNSD rival that they release a song before SNSD. Honey was after Gee, and Lupin was after Oh and Jumping was shortly after Hoot. Let’s see the power of KARA phenomenon this time. Can they conquer no 1 till SNSD return? I hope they do since I love these two girl groups dearly ❤ I want them both to succeed.

And then Wondergirls will return and nab the top spot in November. Oh yeah, WonSoKa fighting!

Alright the first album cover for their Special Edition and tracklist has been unveiled!

Kara – Vol.4 [Step] (Special Edition / +32p Booklet / Digipack) 

1. EY! OH! (Intro) 1:01
2. STEP 3:21 (title)
3. RIDER 3:03
5. 따라와 3:29
6. DATE(MY BOY) 3:22
7. 나는..(ING) (ACOUSTIC VER.) 3:58
8. KARA 4 U (OUTRO) 1:03
9. STEP (INST) 3:21
10. 내 마음을 담아서(Dear Kamilia) 5:49 (보너스트랙)

Seems promising, isn’t it? ^^

Looks like the folks at DSP had learned their lesson and give KARA the proper treatment as one of the top Korean girl groups!

I like..
Gyul’s hair. :3
Ing acoustic version?!
Dear Kamilia? Another ballad?
Strawberry. Cause I like the fruit.

I don’t like..
The colorful boxes looks like an intro from SBS Inkigayo..

But over all they got me pretty pumped up. I can’t wait for their first teaser and judging from the pics of their MV set, doesn’t look cheap.lol. That’s a change! Good job DSP.

I’m gonna grab myself a copy of this and write a review of the songs once they come out.^^

Pre-order now and support the best fcuking five:

I used to ship HaNi until..

I saw Hayeon in bed like this.

[Hara.t] Seungyeon unni with me, we can’t sleep again and took a self-ca… ^___^ CAN’T SLEEPㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ will be going to sleep noww~~~~!

So many naughty thoughts would run on anyone’s mind after seeing this pic. 2 girls on a bed, at midnight, arms around each other, in bathrobes..

Thats it, I ship HaYeon now. XD

They have always been scandalous since the beginning! But I was too blinded by HaNi’s cuteness.

HaYeon Scandalous pic spamm!

They just don't care ❤

I guess HaYeon is the real deal.XD

Their Own Love Story: Hara & Junhyung

I had mixed reactions when I first found out about them.

I was shocked, I read the title a few times to make sure it was just a CF or something like that. But when I read through the article, I soon found out that it was real.

They are real.

Hara is my favourite in KARA and it does make me worry a little. I really hope she met a nice guy, who can take care of her and be there for her. And when I found out it was Junhyung, I felt relieved. Though I don’t much about him, since I just recently became a B2ST fan, he seems like a nice guy. And pretty good looking too. Lol. I act like a concern unnie. xD

What really made me relieved is how happy Hara looked in the pictures. I can’t help but smile, watching her smile. And that’s when I know she’s really into this guy. And it explains why she looks so bright these past few weeks. You know how people said that when someone is in love, they glows? xD

Some fans are hoping its fake and some thinks it’s real. As for me, I think it’s pretty legit.

No matter how I think about it, KARA/DSP has no reason to create a scandal at times like this. If this is staged, it will only bring more damage to them. Because:

1. KARA’s new Japanese single will be released tomorrow. Yes, a scandal a day before could raise the sales, but could also destroy it completely. Are DSP willing to take such risk? Especially when they just starting to build KARA’s image again?
2. KARA barely survived their first controversy. Do they really need another controversy for attention?
3. Hara is the most popular member. She has more fans in Japan than any other female kpop idols (based on their Japan fancafe). I don’t think announcing their idol is taken is going to add more fans.

If this really is an experimental marketing technique that DSP pull then I really have nothing to say. There’s way too much risk. It’s stupid, from a business point of view.

But then, who knows. /shrugs

But at the back of my romantic mind, /chuckles

I think these two are dating. Knowing how honest Hara is, it’s really something that Hara will do. She once boldly admitted her surgeries to the whole world, and has no fears doing anything she wants. I think if she really like someone, she’s not afraid to show him to the world either.

And that’s an admirable thing to do.

..also foolish.

And I just want to share this post by a Kamilia (myhoneyclaire) who happens to be a huge Hara fan I found on Karaholic. It’s really sweet.

tbh, i feel so happy for these two.
the entertainment industry is so difficult and having someone special there with you just makes it even more special and easier. by being public, they can get through hardships together easier and it’ll be easier for their love to last once the public “approves” of the couple.

i keep on hearing “i dont like her” or “i dont like him” or “WHYYYY??!J KLSDJ FKLSDFJ”…
this type of stuff which is totally understandable
but i really hope people will get over it and understand that no you probably will NOT marry or even have a chance to date EITHER of them so feel happy for them because if you are a true fan, you will feel happy for them.

another thing is that i hear people say that “oh they’ll probably break up soon” and i hate hearing that.
each couple is different. they shouldn’t be compared to jonghyun and shin sekyung nor should they be compared to se7en and park hanbyul. each couple will have their own love story and their own chance at the game of love. they shouldn’t be compared to anyone. sure it doesnt hurt to compare a little but saying that they’ll break up soon just because jonghyun and sekyung broke up so soon just doesnt cut it for me.

not to mention, if they were confident enough to bring this relationship to public, that means that they want this relationship to last and they want their fans, some of the most important people to them, to be able to accept their relationship. it means that they trust their fans enough to bring this to public. kpop nowadays and kpop back then is a lot different.
2nd generation kpop idols couldn’t even be within one meter or talk to the opposite sex without being bashed on (im exaggerating a bit but u know what i mean) and now kpop loves making celebrity couples.
kpop has come a long way and hopefully this will be the start of kpop actually being normal and not having celebrities hide relationships.

lastly, i think we all remember when kara appeared on taxi and hara was crying a little and saying how her heart feels lonely. after all that hara and the girls have gone through, im glad that she has found someone who picked her up when she felt the lowest and was about to help her through her darkest times. junhyung is an awesome guy whom i love dearly and i love hara to death. i never thought of them dating but from what i know about each of them, i know that they’ll be good to each other. when i saw that taxi episode of hara crying and saying that she felt lonely, i just wanted someone to be there for her and to stand by her. not just the girls but someone else there for her and im glad that junhyung can now be there for her.

even though since im a girl i should love junhyung more than hara, i love hara more than junhyung and i can say this as a hara fan and as a girl. every girl wants that happy ending with that someone special and hara has been deprived of happy endings and good things for so long that she really deserves this. hara looks REALLY happy in those pictures. like its not that many pictures where we can see her face but out of those, she has that smile. that hara smile when shes happy.
after all the years of hardships and pain, hara has gotten her happiness and i just hope that people can be open-minded and help hara keep that happiness ♥

I’m actually surprised most Kamilia there are very calm about this news. Kudos to them for being a mature fandom. (:
Though there are quite a number of heartbroken Harawotas..

Anyway, I love you both dearly and I hope you will prove people wrong and stay strong together. He’s a good catch, so Hara, you go girl!

All the best to you both. (:

Kara’s Lupin

I hope it’s not too late for me to say..

Kara’s concept for their 3rd album really got me. I loved it a lot!!

The French Thieves

I’ve always been a Kara fan, but never own their album, while I bought all SNSD albums, all six of them. So I’ve finally decided to buy Lupin.^^

I bought it at Times Square, that famous k-pop shop, My Star at RM 61.80 after discount (because I got member card..lol). I also got a free poster, which is much smaller to Oh! poster which is currently on my bedroom wall..

The songs are ..so Kara. I can’t stop listening to Lupin, it’s awesome. They’re doing pretty well on the charts atm, but..they’re gonna face some tough challenge from Black Soshi’s Run Devil Run. Good luck to both.^^

My fave Kara member?

I can’t really choose. xD

One moment I like Hara, then Nicole, then Gyuri, then Jiyoung, then Seungyeon, then Hara again..