Patti Sunio

Patti Sunio

Patti Sunio is a lifestyle, culture, and fashion & beauty journalist based in Manila. She writes for Cosmopolitan and Town & Country Philippines, and on her own website, titapacita.com. She loves the beach and can’t handle the cold weather.

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How Kim Soo-hyun, K-drama star of It's Okay to Not Be Okay, started a chicken and beer craze in China – meet the CF king

Puppy-eyed and fit after military service, comeback Kim set hearts aflutter first in Crash Landing on You and now in psychological romcom It's Okay to Not Be Okay

13 Jul 2020 - 1:26PM

Puppy-eyed and fit after military service, comeback Kim set hearts aflutter first in Crash Landing on You and now in psychological romcom It's Okay to Not Be Okay

How Kim Soo-hyun, K-drama star of It's Okay to Not Be Okay, started a chicken and beer craze in China – meet the CF king
How Netflix’s K-drama Extracurricular, starring Kim Dong-hee, holds a mirror up to Korea’s teen chat room sex scandal

The Netflix series starring Itaewon Class’ Kim Dong-hee touches on issues recently exposed in the teen sex chat room scandal that have shocked South Korea

8 Jul 2020 - 11:31AM

The Netflix series starring Itaewon Class’ Kim Dong-hee touches on issues recently exposed in the teen sex chat room scandal that have shocked South Korea

How Netflix’s K-drama Extracurricular, starring Kim Dong-hee, holds a mirror up to Korea’s teen chat room sex scandal
Black Lives Matter: how K-pop stans drowned out racist voices by posting fancams – and fans matched BTS’ US$1 million donation to the BLM movement

It’s not just about music: K-pop fans are using their social media skills to effect change on today’s most important social issues, including racism

29 Jun 2020 - 6:00PM

It’s not just about music: K-pop fans are using their social media skills to effect change on today’s most important social issues, including racism

Black Lives Matter: how K-pop stans drowned out racist voices by posting fancams – and fans matched BTS’ US$1 million donation to the BLM movement
Hyun Bin’s Smart Communications ad proves the Philippines loves K-drama – but why does the Crash Landing on You star love the Southeast Asian country back?

Dial ‘H’ for Hyun Bin – the Korean heartthrob’s new phone endorsement deal solidifies the international appeal of K-drama, but why does he love his Filipino fans so much?

27 Jun 2020 - 12:00PM

Dial ‘H’ for Hyun Bin – the Korean heartthrob’s new phone endorsement deal solidifies the international appeal of K-drama, but why does he love his Filipino fans so much?

Hyun Bin’s Smart Communications ad proves the Philippines loves K-drama – but why does the Crash Landing on You star love the Southeast Asian country back?
Blackpink's Lisa, Exo’s Lay Zhang, Twice's Momo and 13 more K-pop stars that aren’t Korean – but from Japan, China, Thailand and more

Blackpink's Lisa, Exo’s Lay Zhang, Twice's Momo … and who else?

21 Jun 2020 - 11:00AM

Blackpink's Lisa, Exo’s Lay Zhang, Twice's Momo … and who else?

Blackpink's Lisa, Exo’s Lay Zhang, Twice's Momo and 13 more K-pop stars that aren’t Korean – but from Japan, China, Thailand and more
Best K-drama dads: Crash Landing to Itaewon Class – 5 fictional ‘appas’ we’re celebrating this Father’s Day

From Crash Landing to Itaewon Class, these fictional fathers have flawed personalities but big hearts

16 Jun 2020 - 2:00PM

From Crash Landing to Itaewon Class, these fictional fathers have flawed personalities but big hearts

Best K-drama dads: Crash Landing to Itaewon Class – 5 fictional ‘appas’  we’re celebrating this Father’s Day
Backstreet Rookie proves Ji Chang-wook has still got it – the haggard yet handsome heartthrob opposite Kim Yoo-jung

Once the eponymous lead of Smile, Dong Hae, Ji is back on screens playing opposite Kim Yoo-jung in the hotly tipped convenience store romcom

14 Jun 2020 - 1:00PM

Once the eponymous lead of Smile, Dong Hae, Ji is back on screens playing opposite Kim Yoo-jung in the hotly tipped convenience store romcom

Backstreet Rookie proves Ji Chang-wook has still got it – the haggard yet handsome heartthrob opposite Kim Yoo-jung
Backstreet Rookie star Kim Yoo-jung – how ‘Korea’s little sister’ graduated from Joseon-era epic Love in the Moonlight to become Korean drama’s next sensation

She is only 21 and has already appeared in 20 movies and 30 TV shows – this week she is back in hot new romcom Backstreet Rookie, playing a former bully and convenience shop worker

15 Jun 2020 - 12:12PM

She is only 21 and has already appeared in 20 movies and 30 TV shows – this week she is back in hot new romcom Backstreet Rookie, playing a former bully and convenience shop worker

Backstreet Rookie star Kim Yoo-jung – how ‘Korea’s little sister’ graduated from Joseon-era epic Love in the Moonlight to become Korean drama’s next sensation
Will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make a video call? How Queen Elizabeth will celebrate her official birthday in royal lockdown

It’s tradition that kings and queens of England have two birthdays – while Covid-19 has curtailed official celebrations, the royal family are marking the occasion in different ways as the queen remains in lockdown at Windsor Castle

11 Jun 2020 - 5:00PM

It’s tradition that kings and queens of England have two birthdays – while Covid-19 has curtailed official celebrations, the royal family are marking the occasion in different ways as the queen remains in lockdown at Windsor Castle

Will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make a video call? How Queen Elizabeth will celebrate her official birthday in royal lockdown
YSL founder Yves Saint Laurent, fashion’s youngest prince and LGBTQ activist – 5 things you didn’t know

Never afraid to break rules in life and business, he built one of fashion’s most important and enduring houses

10 Jun 2020 - 6:00PM

Never afraid to break rules in life and business, he built one of fashion’s most important and enduring houses

YSL founder Yves Saint Laurent, fashion’s youngest prince and LGBTQ activist – 5 things you didn’t know
Hyun Bin, Lee Min-ho, Park Seo-joon … and 5 more Korean drama actors in their 30s making a comeback

Hyun Bin, Lee Min-ho, Park Seo-joon … the list of male stars enjoying a career renaissance seems endless – here’s our top 8 heartthrobs over 30 making a small screen comeback in 2020

17 Jun 2020 - 5:35PM

Hyun Bin, Lee Min-ho, Park Seo-joon … the list of male stars enjoying a career renaissance seems endless – here’s our top 8 heartthrobs over 30 making a small screen comeback in 2020

Hyun Bin, Lee Min-ho, Park Seo-joon … and 5 more Korean drama actors in their 30s making a comeback
The real Hyuna: behind the sexy outfits and racy MVs, the K-pop princess is lively and laid-back – despite depression and panic disorder struggles

Behind the sexy outfits and racy MVs, the K-pop star is lively and laid-back, despite depression and panic disorder struggles

5 Jun 2020 - 1:00PM

Behind the sexy outfits and racy MVs, the K-pop star is lively and laid-back, despite depression and panic disorder struggles

The real Hyuna: behind the sexy outfits and racy MVs, the K-pop princess is lively and laid-back – despite depression and panic disorder struggles
Get to know Loona, (G) I-dle and Itzy – hot new K-pop girl groups taking on Blackpink, Twice and Red Velvet

Hot on the high heels of K-pop favourites Blackpink, Red Velvet and Twice are these three girl bands who are making waves across the world

2 Jun 2020 - 11:41AM

Hot on the high heels of K-pop favourites Blackpink, Red Velvet and Twice are these three girl bands who are making waves across the world

Get to know Loona, (G) I-dle and Itzy – hot new K-pop girl groups taking on Blackpink, Twice and Red Velvet
K-pop in China – does G-Dragon’s Nongfu Spring deal signal the end of Beijing’s unofficial ban on Korean entertainment?

China blocked Korean music, drama and Hallyu culture, but a recent warm welcome for the ‘King of K-pop’ suggest the cold culture war may finally be thawing

1 Jun 2020 - 12:02PM

China blocked Korean music, drama and Hallyu culture, but a recent warm welcome for the ‘King of K-pop’ suggest the cold culture war may finally be thawing

K-pop in China – does G-Dragon’s Nongfu Spring deal signal the end of Beijing’s unofficial ban on Korean entertainment?
5 things about Twice’s Dahyun, K-pop star and South Korea’s most quirky darling

The K-pop star is a variety show favourite, dyes her hair various colours and doesn’t seem to care what others think of her – but what else is there to know?

28 May 2020 - 11:46AM

The K-pop star is a variety show favourite, dyes her hair various colours and doesn’t seem to care what others think of her – but what else is there to know?

5 things about Twice’s Dahyun, K-pop star and South Korea’s most quirky darling
The Met Gala’s best and boldest looks, ever – from Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Princess Diana and more

With the 2020 event cancelled, STYLE takes a look back at the annual fundraiser’s most traffic-stopping looks, from Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Princess Diana and more

26 May 2020 - 4:02PM

With the 2020 event cancelled, STYLE takes a look back at the annual fundraiser’s most traffic-stopping looks, from Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Princess Diana and more

The Met Gala’s best and boldest looks, ever – from Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Princess Diana and more
Crash Landing on You star Seo Ji-hye is back in a new K-drama, Shall We Eat Dinner Together

Heartbroken in Crash Landing on You, everyone loved it when her character declared, ‘Being single is the trend nowadays’, and it soon became the anthem of single ladies – now she is back

25 May 2020 - 12:00PM

Heartbroken in Crash Landing on You, everyone loved it when her character declared, ‘Being single is the trend nowadays’, and it soon became the anthem of single ladies – now she is back

Crash Landing on You star Seo Ji-hye is back in a new K-drama, Shall We Eat Dinner Together
Ariana Grande, Kylie Jenner, Beyoncé and Blackpink’s Jennie all agree on one thing – Marine Serre’s crescent moon prints are super-duper cool

Marine Serre has emerged as a vital new voice, offering an alternative to logomania with her quirky Crescent Moon designs embraced by stars from Hollywood, Hallyuwood and K-pop alike

23 May 2020 - 4:00PM

Marine Serre has emerged as a vital new voice, offering an alternative to logomania with her quirky Crescent Moon designs embraced by stars from Hollywood, Hallyuwood and K-pop alike

Ariana Grande, Kylie Jenner, Beyoncé and Blackpink’s Jennie all agree on one thing – Marine Serre’s crescent moon prints are super-duper cool
What is Dalgona coffee, how do I make it and why did it become a social media craze and the coronavirus quarantine drink of choice?

And more importantly, how do I make it, photograph it beautifully, and where did this social media trend even come from, anyway?

23 May 2020 - 8:00AM

And more importantly, how do I make it, photograph it beautifully, and where did this social media trend even come from, anyway?

What is Dalgona coffee, how do I make it and why did it become a social media craze and the coronavirus quarantine drink of choice?
Who is Chinese fashion designer Angel Chen from Netflix series Next in Fashion?

Winner Minju Kim’s partner, the Shenzhen-born designer presented at Milan, London and Shanghai Fashion Weeks and merges Eastern and Western cultures

22 May 2020 - 6:00AM

Winner Minju Kim’s partner, the Shenzhen-born designer presented at Milan, London and Shanghai Fashion Weeks and merges Eastern and Western cultures

Who is Chinese fashion designer Angel Chen from Netflix series Next in Fashion?
How does bridal queen Vera Wang keep a toned body at 70?

In school she trained to become a figure skater but failed to qualify for the Olympic team which led to her starting out in fashion

20 May 2020 - 10:00AM

In school she trained to become a figure skater but failed to qualify for the Olympic team which led to her starting out in fashion

How does bridal queen Vera Wang keep a toned body at 70?
Why K-pop’s Taeyang loves U2 and 2Pac, the BigBang homebody who collects pyjamas – but doesn’t have any friends

The BigBang star likes gardening and cooking in his PJs, making dad jokes, and celebrates his 32nd birthday with intimate new behind-the-scene documentary called White Knight

15 May 2020 - 11:00AM

The BigBang star likes gardening and cooking in his PJs, making dad jokes, and celebrates his 32nd birthday with intimate new behind-the-scene documentary called White Knight

Why K-pop’s Taeyang loves U2 and 2Pac, the BigBang homebody who collects pyjamas – but doesn’t have any friends
Itaewon Class villain Ahn Bo-hyun – get to know the Korean drama and YouTube star who is best friends with Sehun of K-pop boy group Exo

Known for playing bully Jang Geun-won and best friends with Sehun of K-pop’s Exo, off-screen Ahn likes nothing more than packing up his car and going on camping and fishing trips

21 May 2020 - 5:08PM

Known for playing bully Jang Geun-won and best friends with Sehun of K-pop’s Exo, off-screen Ahn likes nothing more than packing up his car and going on camping and fishing trips

Itaewon Class villain Ahn Bo-hyun – get to know the Korean drama and YouTube star who is best friends with   Sehun of K-pop boy group Exo
From Kim Tae-hee in Hi Bye, Mama! to Son Ye-jin in Crash Landing on You, 8 of Korea’s top hallyu actresses who helped make K-drama a global success

The global success of Korean films and Netflix series in recent years has made these actresses international stars, but what about their earlier work?

13 May 2020 - 4:00PM

The global success of Korean films and Netflix series in recent years has made these actresses international stars, but what about their earlier work?

From Kim Tae-hee in Hi Bye, Mama! to Son Ye-jin in Crash Landing on You, 8 of Korea’s top hallyu actresses who helped make K-drama a global success
Miuccia Prada’s visionary legacy, the billionaire designer who changed fashion forever: ‘Ugly is attractive, ugly is exciting … ugly is human’

As the visionary leader behind Prada’s modern reinvention turns 71, STYLE celebrates the life and legacy of the ‘half-communist’ billionaire fashion maverick through her most memorable quotes

10 May 2020 - 10:00AM

As the visionary leader behind Prada’s modern reinvention turns 71, STYLE celebrates the life and legacy of the ‘half-communist’ billionaire fashion maverick through her most memorable quotes

Miuccia Prada’s visionary legacy, the billionaire designer who changed fashion forever: ‘Ugly is attractive, ugly is exciting … ugly is human’
K-pop’s Got7 – 5 things to know about the Korean hip-hop kings as single Not by the Moon, from new album Dye, tops charts around the world

The JYP Entertainment boy group made a mighty comeback with hit new album Dye – but how much do you really know about the beloved septet?

28 Apr 2020 - 8:00PM

The JYP Entertainment boy group made a mighty comeback with hit new album Dye – but how much do you really know about the beloved septet?

K-pop’s Got7 – 5 things to know about the Korean hip-hop kings as single Not by the Moon, from new album Dye, tops charts around the world
5 things to know about Daesung, the D-Lite and ‘smiling angel’ of K-pop’s BigBang

The ‘smiling angel’, who celebrates his birthday this weekend, is loved by fans in Korea and Japan for his goofy antics and sexy charms

24 Apr 2020 - 5:00PM

The ‘smiling angel’, who celebrates his birthday this weekend, is loved by fans in Korea and Japan for his goofy antics and sexy charms

5 things to know about Daesung, the D-Lite and ‘smiling angel’ of K-pop’s BigBang
Why K-drama The World of the Married is getting higher ratings than Itaewon Class

The new South Korean series stars veteran actors Kim Hee-ae, Park Hae-joon and Han So-hee and has twists to keep the suspense going

17 Apr 2020 - 2:00PM

The new South Korean series stars veteran actors Kim Hee-ae, Park Hae-joon and Han So-hee and has twists to keep the suspense going

Why K-drama The World of the Married is getting higher ratings than Itaewon Class
Why is Song-Song divorcee Song Hye-kyo selling her luxury Seoul estate for less than market value?

The South Korean estate Song Hye-kyo owned with ex-husband Song Joong-ki sits in Samseong-dong, one of the most expensive neighbourhoods in Seoul, and is listed for US$7 million

17 Apr 2020 - 12:00PM

The South Korean estate Song Hye-kyo owned with ex-husband Song Joong-ki sits in Samseong-dong, one of the most expensive neighbourhoods in Seoul, and is listed for US$7 million

Why is Song-Song divorcee Song Hye-kyo selling her luxury Seoul estate for less than market value?
How Star Wars, Power Rangers, Teletubbies and Netflix inspired coronavirus protection suits

Filipino designers Adrian Pe and Ram Silva drew inspiration from pop culture and Netflix to create their own PPE as the Philippines battles the coronavirus outbreak

17 Apr 2020 - 12:00PM

Filipino designers Adrian Pe and Ram Silva drew inspiration from pop culture and Netflix to create their own PPE as the Philippines battles the coronavirus outbreak

How Star Wars, Power Rangers, Teletubbies and Netflix inspired coronavirus protection suits