I want to thank Jung Yumi for doing a fall/winter pictorial for W Korea that gives me great winter wear ideas for this season across the board. Not a single bad picture and every piece is wearable whether one is Jung Yumi level lithe and elegant or just average and wants to be both comfy and pretty. I am totally envious that she can pull off the over-sized turtleneck slouchy sweater without making her look squat and neckless. It’s a shame she’s not more popular but then again, that’s just not her style and M.O. to begin with.
Jung Yumi, along with her near age colleagues like Kang Hye Jung, Gong Hyo Jin, and Kim Min Hee, all own their acting spaces by being quirky and impossible to pin down. Actresses like them morph from role to role, project to project, sometimes likable, other times impossible to like, but always fantastic with the acting. I’m still smarting over her prickly and self-absorbed leading lady in Discovery of Love, a genuinely intelligent drama with complicated characters, but gosh darn it she would not be someone I want to be friends with in real life.