On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me…
Six references to Yoon Eun Hye’s real life
Five words to text (“Merry Christmas, I love you”)
Four gifs of WH (and four of YJ, too)
Two texting couple
And a fluttering love story.
I spotted at least six times when the character YooJung resembled the actor Yoon Eun Hye. Her fans could easily identify more.
1. the fashion plagiarism scandal
What happened was unfortunate. To me however, the netizens aggravated the situation and appeared hell-bent on smearing her character. They ignored her credible explanation of the accusation of plagiarism, and instead nitpicked the last sentence of the last paragraph of her open letter.
In typical vindictive fashion, they used the “Don’t use my name Yoon Eun Hye” as punchline.
This was YEH’s letter.
“First, I’d like to apologize for worrying the many fans in Korea and China. This is my stance on accusations that the outfit in the 4th episode of ‘The Goddess’ Fashion’ is similar to designer Yoon Choon Ho’s outfit.
‘The Goddess’ Fashion’ is a reality program where the ‘goddess’ and the designer becomes a team. A total of 5 teams make about 20 outfits that fit the mission per week and get judged on by buyers. We have to make about 20 patterns, finished outfits, and accessories, within a week.
Every week, I go through a process for inspiration to prepare the collection. We have to fit the topic, and we have to engage with one movie per episode. The concept for the 4th episode was ‘the great nature,’ and our team’s sub-topic was ‘snow’ and ‘lion’.
The movie we chose was ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’. To express the white snow and lion in the movie, I used all white for the outfit color and took motivation from the lion’s mane for the frills.
To fill the lacking parts in a short time, we’re always investigating and studying to get better every episode. We’ve been studying from a very long time ago until now to gain the basic information of design and have been studying design and preparing clothes.
This is why we researched brands that have used lace and frills, which has been loved since 2000. We researched frills that have been loved for 10 years by referencing the well-loved frill style’s representative brands of Viktor & Rolf, Isabel Marant, the 2014 S/S Lanvin, and Dries van Noten.
Finally, I got an idea from the 2008 Viktor & Rolf’s trend from 10 years ago and the 2014 S/S Lanvin collection that could express the lion. Looking at a feather decoration from the arm of an outfit, we made the coat’s arms into a lovely frill. We did not plagiarize designer Yoon Choon Ho’s outfit and we have no reason to.
The shape and placement of the frills on the arms are by combining the popular trend. Because the place of the frills on the arms and the white color are similar from designer Yoon Choon Ho’s outfit, we think it must have looked even more similar.
Even more flustering from our point of view is why he never contacted the label and never contacted the stylist. He expressed his opinions in a one-sided manner on SNS and we’re sad about his words that read, ‘A few days ago, the actress and her stylist borrowed this from me with my support. Now they’re saying they both made it. I got goosebumps.’
We’ve sponsored other clothes by designer Yoon Choon Ho before, but because it’s still summer, we have not received the 2015 F/W clothes. It isn’t true that the stylist picked that outfit up, and we did not use it after getting sponsored. Because this is recorded in the brand sponsoring, you can confirm this fact.
Lastly, I’m disappointed that he brought up a plagiarism controversy through SNS without thoroughly confirming information. We hope that you do not use Yoon Eun Hye’s name to promote your brand from now on before the release of your collection.”
This was how the romcom addressed it. From Episode 1 —
See that? The writer didn’t shy away from making a direct reference to the “Don’t use my name Yoon Eun Hye” catchphrase. lol.
I wouldn’t be surprised if YEH showed magnanimity and offered this designer (what’s HIS name again?) a second chance just like her character YooJung gave her nasty ex-BF a helping hand in his floundering career.
2. Her tomboyish nature
It wasn’t only GongYoo’s character in Coffee Prince who fell in love with a tomboy version of Yoon EunHye. So did her BFF in this romcom.
There’s something cute about YEH when she portrays a character that can play rough and physical games with the guys.
It’s interesting that WooHyun never saw her as a tomboy. He saw her as a woman.
Thank to @curiousyeh for this soompi article.
She made a maroon scarf for her dad, a red one for herself and a blue one for her love.
Thanks to @lonetwilight (was it you who brought it up?) who mentioned that YEH knits in real life.
I also found out that she directed a 12-minute movie on a woman knitting a scarf.
The story is simple: a young woman is in the process of moving out and boxing her things. She spots her unfinished scarf. She proceeds to finish knitting it. She’s interrupted by a phonecall from girlfriend crying about a break-up. When she walks back to the room, she discovers that she’s accidentally unraveled the scarf. The ending scene shows her boxing her stuff. The scarf has been knitted again.
I think to YEH, knitting is an activity that soothes and comforts her. There’s a calming rhythmic motion in weaving thread and needle together.
But knitting can also mean cherishing another person. You see, the end result of knitting project is always a unique and personal creation that envelops the body in warmth: like a scarf, a bonnet, a blanket.
5. Cooking food
YEH likes to cook.
I found this on twitter.
— YoonEunHye♥윤은혜 (@1003xGrace) December 26, 2017
6. Her future in the entertainment industry
This observation from her Unnie seems to convey a certain truth about YEH’s career.
“Even the brightest stars lose their shine eventually, but they have to be even more beautiful when they go out to remain in people’s lives. If they just fall suddenly, they become pitiful. I can’t watch you end like that.”
She wants to be remembered not for the illusions — and delusions — made by her kdrama hits but for the real proof and testimony of the good life she’s tried to live off-camera. 🙂