23–29 March: Pop Culture Moments You Missed This Week

From Lisa’s birthday surprise to Jeon Somi’s newest beauty venture, here’s what you need to know
From Lisa’s birthday surprise to Jeon Somi’s newest beauty venture, here’s what you need to know from 23 to 29 March
Photo: Instagram / @newjeans_official

Each week, GRAZIA Singapore brings you the latest happenings in pop culture. From shows happening around Asia to the newest updates from our favourite Asian celebrities, here’s what you might have missed this week.

Lisa Of Blackpink’s Birthday

@wearelloud First post birthday post😘 dc: @Dexter Carr #LISA #리사 #LLOUD #LLOUDbirthday ♬ original sound – Dexter Carr

In honour of Lisa from Blackpink’s 27th birthday on 27 March, her newly established company LLOUD posted its first Tiktok. The rapper and dancer from the legendary K-pop quartet posted a dance cover to Ariana Grande’s “West Side”. Of course, Blinks (as fans of Blackpink are known) worldwide were over the moon seeing Lisa back in her dance era, with some fans even expressing that they miss the dance covers that Lisa used to post on her YouTube account Lili Films.

NewJeans’s Danielle’s First Celine Moment

It was announced late last week that Danielle from viral K-pop girl group NewJeans would be joining the house of Celine as a global brand ambassador. And it wasn’t long before the Australian singer showed support for the brand. Just yesterday, Danielle took to the group’s collective Instagram account to share photos of her in Celine headphones, complete with the maison’s couture monogram. Seems like Danielle’s loving being a Celine girl!

Spoiler alert: The girl group has also taken to their Instagram account to tease their upcoming comeback in the most unexpected way. Plus, if you’re heading to Japan in June, you’re in luck! The quintet will be performing at Tokyo Dome for two days for their Bunnies Camp fanmeeting.

Mun Ga-young Joins The Tumi Crew

Korean actress Mun Ga-young, the actress from Delightfully Deceitful and True Beauty has joined luggage baggage maker Tumi as its newest global brand ambassador. The 27-year-old actress fronted her first-ever campaign with the brand and was even in Singapore on 27 March to celebrate the launch of Tumi’s new Asra collection. The Asra line features TUMI’s core Black and three seasonal colours Moonlight, Cameo Rose, and Purple Sunset, the last of which is inspired by the vibrant sunsets of our very own Sentosa Island.

Jeon Somi To Launch Beauty Label GLYF

Since the beginning of 2024, soloist Jeon Somi has been teasing her fans with little updates of her upcoming beauty brand GLYF. Somi seems to be riding on a wave that began in the West, with countless celebrities coming up with different beauty lines (r.e.m. beauty, Rare Beauty and Fenty Beauty are just the tip of the iceberg). According to the 23-year-old, her brand’s first product, a quad of what appears to be soft pastel highlighters, will be soft launching next week on 2 April. Somi’s GLYF will also make her the first K-pop idol to produce her own makeup line.

Water Bomb Music Festival Lineup

The annual Korean music festival Water Bomb, that in previous years has seen major performing acts like Mamamoo’s Hwasa, BIBI and (G)I-DLE, has unveiled its lineup for the 2024 edition. This year, the Seoul leg of the festival will feature highlight sets from Sunmi, Crush, Chung Ha and Jay Park, amongst other artists like Kwon Eun-bi, Loco and Simon Dominic. Water Bomb Seoul will take place from 5–7 July this year, though the location for the event remains to be seen.