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Flashback fashion: peplum

The peplum silhouette (with a flair at the waist) is swinging back into style, like many other fashions from the past (check out how palazzo pants and shirtdresses are coming back also). Let's look back at the peplum history and how you can rock the peplum silhouette and look modern and chic.

Peplum history

The peplum trend first became commercially popular during the 30s and 40s. It was a way to add flair and shape to classic skirt and blouse combos. Christian Dior's designs with the peplum were part of the reason it became incredibly popular during this time period. The silhouette created a more defined hourglass shape, which was popular during that time period.

Modern peplum

The modern peplum style is a little higher than in previous decades and comes in many different forms. The key to making the peplum look modern and flattering is to always try it on. Different forms of peplum fit people differently and you want to make sure that you are buying something that will look flattering on you. You want the flair to go out right underneath your waist.

Peplum forms

The peplum silhouette comes in many different forms and versions. You can rock the classic peplum shirt or dress or you can go for the peplum jacket, which combines the look of a blazer with the modern peplum silhouette.

Peplum inspiration

Here is some more peplum style inspiration to help you pull off the flattering trend. Remember to always try on any piece of clothing with peplum! You'll thank me later.
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Kpop is Actually Born from Korean Protest Songs
Alright so I'm a total history nerd, I majored in East Asian Studies and eat stuff like this up. Read the full (long!) article here - I will try to explain it basically, but its really worth the read. Here we go: It all started with Japan. As you might know, Japan colonized Korea eventually trying to erase Korean culture all together on the peninsula. In the very beginning though, that wasn't the case. Japan was willing to share Korean and Japanese culture, and the Japanese and Korean elite often spoke together and traded pop culture. Japanese elite brought over Western-influenced music because of their connections with the Western world (which Korea didn't interact with other than missionaries at the time) The Korean elite wanted to be modern and successful like Japan, so they adopted this music (called Changga) as their new favorite genre. (You can hear a lot of European influences in early Korean music...) This is where it gets interesting. The Korean elite wanted to be independent of Japan. They wanted Korea to stand alone as a strong nation, not pushed around by China or Japan anymore. They stared the pro-independence movement. Now, most revolutions like this would turn to traditional music, traditional culture to strengthen the country (for example, Korea would use ancient Korean songs to protest the Japanese occupation) but the Korean elite didn't! They wanted Korea to be strong, and to be strong they felt like they needed to modernize - ie be like the West. They used this Changga music (ironically brought to them by Japan) to protest Japanese rule! To this day Korea is always trying to "keep up with" the Western world so that they can be considered modern and powerful. Most things that they do is to modernize and stay trendy because that is how the country has always defined strength. But then, Japan decided to make money off of that... Japan had seen its first real pop music hit in 1914. People were buying records, following tabloids, and really getting into pop culture. That was really the birth of the Japanese music industry. In 1926, Korea had a similar experience. A song called the "Death Song" appeared, sung by Yun Shim-Deok. The singer committed suicide with her lover right after the song was released and the story made HUGE headlines. It was chilling, 'romantic,' and dramatic. Korea ate it up. Japanese record companies came in and started selling the record, selling over 50,000 copies! (In 1926 that number is totally insane!) You can listen to the death song here: The record industry after that was run mainly by the Japanese yakuza and their partnered Korean gangsters. The industry was set up very similar to how it is now, with entertainment industries doing everything in-house (SM has specific song writers that only work for SM, and their artists are actors, singers, models, etc) This is also why so many Kpop artists become actors...because even back in the 1920s musicians couldn't make enough money so the real way to make a living was through acting. That still stands today. So, today's Kpop is based off of this first "Korean pop" hit (the death song) AND protest songs against Japan. So when people say that Kpop is just a copy of Western music, they're sort of right but not in the way that they're thinking. Yes, its a reflection of Western culture, but the reason behind it is that Korea has been fighting to be recognized as a modern, powerful force to be reckoned with since the early 1900s. They want people to know Korea is strong, modern, and a country to look up to, not look down upon. So the next time someone tells you Kpop is a lame copy of American pop - give them this little history lesson. Again, PLEASE read the full article - its so interesting! HERE it is!
Underrated Kpop Boy Groups You NEED to Know About!
Almost every Kpop fan knows our beloved favourites like SHINee, BigBang, and Girls' Generation. But underneath all these famous idols and companies are tons with unrecognized talent! Let's take a look at ten boy groups who need a whole lot more lovin'! Check out the girl group version HERE! HOTSHOT It's extremely sad that I haven't met many other HOTSHOT fans yet. They are practically bursting with talent! There are a total of six members, each with their own bundle of surprises! Some of their songs include Midnight Sun, Take a Shot, and I'm a HOTSHOT. Get to know these boys HERE! AlphaBAT I'll have to admit, these boys have a clever group concept. Who ever thought having them named after the Greek alphabet would add so much charm? Check the out! I guarentee you'll be coming back for more. Some of their songs include AB City, Tantara, and Surprise Party. Get to know these boys HERE! 100% I don't know much about this group, but I do know enough to say they definitely need more recognition! Please show these boys some love, as they really deserve it. Some of their songs include Beat, Want U Back, and U Beauty. Get to know these boys HERE! History History is no doubt one of my favourite kpop groups. Their songs are outstanding, and have their own unique touch. Not to mention, the five members each carry a fierce and sexy vibe in every frame! Some of their songs include Psycho, What Am I to You, and their latest one, Queen! Get to know these boys HERE! Follow @LeeKyungil 's History collection HERE! And join the History Vingle Community HERE! UNIQ I simply cannot express my love for UNIQ. These boys know exactly how to steal your heart within one glance. Seriously, you're missing out if you don't know who they are. Some of their songs include EOEO, Falling in Love, and Luv Again. Get to know these boys HERE! Follow @MadAndrea 's UNIQ collection HERE! And join the UNIQ Vingle Community HERE! SPEED Don't even get me started on these boys. They have unbelievable synchronization in their choreography, their vocals and rapping are killer, and their songs have such catchy beats and choruses! Some of their songs include Don't Tease Me!, What U, and Look at Me Now. Get to know these boys HERE! LU:KUS/L.A.U I'm fairly new to this group myself, but I wanted to include them because they are sooooo underrated! All the members have beautiful visuals and talent, so please check them out! Some of their songs include Break Ya, Beautiful, and So Into U. Get to know these boys HERE! Romeo I'm extremely happy these boys got more recognition after being one of the guests on After School Club. However, they are still (unfortunately) on the underrated list. Though they are fairly new, Romeo is still an adorable group! Some of their songs include Target and Lovesick. Get to know these boys HERE! And join the Romeo Vingle Community HERE! MADTOWN Catchy beats? Eyecatching choreography? Alluring music videos? MADTOWN's got it all! You may have heard one of their songs, but they've got many more that need to be heard! Some of their songs include YOLO, OMGT, and New World. Get to know these boys HERE! And join the Madtown Vingle Community HERE! MYNAME This boy group have songs that get stuck in your head for days! The members are all so gorgeous, and their talent will literally knock you off your feet. Please give them a listen, I promise you won't be disappointed! Some of their songs include Just Tell Me, Too Very So MUCH, and Baby I'm Sorry. Get to know these boys HERE! And join the MYNAME Vingle Community HERE! Have you fallen for any of these boys yet? Or are you already a fan of these groups? Let us know in the comments below! 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Information, Rules, and Guidelines
I hope you are all excited about this, I know we are!! Just a few things to know before we get started ~ Basic Information This is a first of its kind multi-community fanfic event. 27 communities have come together to bring you this amazing one shot fanfic contest!! We will kick off the contest on October 23rd, and it will close on the 29th. Community winners will be announced on Halloween with all winning stories linked to one card so that everyone can enjoy them in one place. Each of the 26 kpop/khiphop community moderators and their teams will choose one winner from their community. These will be announced on the 31st. The Fanfic moderator and team will then choose 1 ultimate winner of the community winners. The moderators will have a collection of all of the entries for that community featured on the community homepage, to make it easier for everyone to find and enjoy these one shots. The communities that are participating are: Winner iKON Fanfic G-Dragon Big Bang Boys Republic Got7 History VIXX Astro Monsta X T.O.P SHINee Super Junior Chanyeol Teen Top Seventeen Day 6 BTOB B.A.P EXO BTS UNIQ Cross Gene Jay Park Simon Dominic Kangin The Rules ▪ Halloween themed ▪ PG 13 rating or less, absolutely no smut ▪ There is no word limit, but we ask that you try to keep it shorter to give the teams judging time to read and fairly judge all entries ▪Entry must be posted in the fanfic and relevant community. If your story involves several communities then it may be entered in all of the relevant communities, but can only win in one of them. For example, if you write about GD, you may enter it into both the Big Bang and GD communities. ▪ Multiple entries are encouraged!! You may enter multiple stories into one community, or better yet, multiple stories into multiple communities! Remember that some of the smaller communities will most likely have less entries, therefore increasing your chances of winning - you may want to think about writing something for one of those. ▪ Make sure you tag the Moderators!! Here is the list for you to use: *Moderators Tag List* @resavalencia @Junhwanbae92 @Bangtanss @BBxGD @KwonOfAKind @MelissaGarza @luna1171 @Storiamom426 @JiyongLeo @Isolate @MonAnnahiX @lovetop @VixenViVi @KaiLuhan4ever @SugaKookieV @BrennaTran @IsoldaPazo @ChaErica @Helixx @StefaniTre @Tigerlily84 @VKookie47 @Qilin94 @AimeeH @royalpandajedi @DayDaySMDC @KokoroNoTakara ▪ Mod Supporters may enter the contest, but if they enter in their own community, then they are not allowed to vote for their own story. If only supporters enter in a community, then the team of Moderators will choose the winner. ▪ Moderators may enter, but not in their own community. ***All of these rules must be followed in order for your entry to be counted*** Now for the good stuff... Prizes ▪ All winners will be included in a card announcing the winners with a link to each winning one shot ▪ The winning story will be featured on the relevant community page. ▪ Winners will have their choice of personalized wallpaper, spam, or card dedicated to them. ▪ The ultimate winner will win a prize from the Fanfic community which will be decided later in the event. We look forward to seeing everyone's creativity and love for their idols!! Moderators Tag List* @resavalencia @Junhwanbae92 @Bangtanss @BBxGD @KwonOfAKind @MelissaGarza @luna1171 @Storiamom426 @JiyongLeo @Isolate @MonAnnahiX @lovetop @VixenViVi @KaiLuhan4ever @SugaKookieV @BrennaTran @IsoldaPazo @ChaErica @Helixx @StefaniTre @Tigerlily84 @VKookie47 @Qilin94 @AimeeH @royalpandajedi @DayDaySMDC @KokoroNoTakara