you can’t go wrong with black and wine paired together, can you? i thought these 5 gals brought some solid daily looks – actually, don’t all koreans always look on point? they really do. i particularly enjoy the polka dot skirt and those unexpected plaid socks, in the first look. i think when an outfit gets too predictable, you can always rely on your socks to throw a curve ball haha. click here for my take on wild socks. *current mood: cry, its wednesday but it really feels like a friday.. but its not friday. boooo.*
finally got to try the new bakery that opened in my neighbourhood. the thing about living in asia is things come and go really quickly. its happened several times while i was living in beijing and also seoul that you want to go to a coffee shop or restaurant, but when you show up its either in the process of being demolished or something new has already replaced it. anyhow, the bakery was delicious! we particularly enjoyed the bread that had mixed nuts, spices and fruits inside. tasted like christmas. it seems that christmas spirit has already begun in seoul.
we went to samcheongdong and there was so many adorable christmas trees and decorations everywhere you looked. samcheongdong is one of my favorite areas in seoul because it feels so magical. there are traditional korean-style houses (hanoks) mixed in with more modern designs, surrounded by beautiful street art and delicate little boutiques. somehow, every shop in that area feels like it belongs. we visited a little stationary shop where he makes everything by hand. next, we went to a beautiful flower shop and lastly, we ended up bumping into some actors who invited us to have a coffee with them at their coffee shop. it was so much fun! they invited me to join their theatre group, and i know nothing about acting, but im thinking now is the time to start trying new things.
a heavy loaded street fashion post, with only black and white outfits. that being said, not all of them are minimal looks. i will try and do more “theme” posts like this with my streetstyle shots. i think its an easy way to see similar looks worn in different ways and styled differently according to personal taste. have a gooood day everyone!
biker jacket: unif, sweater: indibrand, pants: indibrand, boots: zara, purse: furla
here i am, being my usual self- which is definitely not gangnam style. besides working in gangnam, i really have no interest in hanging around that area at all. im actually working as an intern at coex right now, which is a bit painful. coex is the world trade center of seoul, but attached is the largest underground shopping mall in asia, that has literally all of the shops and brands i absolutely love in one place. everyday i walk by them, and i wave hello *through a window* to a sparkly pair of shoes or a beautiful allsaints jacket.
today, i went to publique cafe which is at the coex mall. theres a new fancy hawaiian cafe opening up soon (im intrigued by anything with the word hawaii attached), and my other option is dean & deluca. i spent my time filling out this leather planner i snagged at #foodweekkorea. its a perfect size, looks and feels exactly like a moleskine, and only cost me 5$!
i was really impressed with the fluidity of kim hye in’s poses. she was incredibly comfortable in front of all the streetstyle photographers looking to get their shot in. probably even more so than some of the models i shot. i really love how she conquered the feat of wearing oversized from head to toe without looking bulky or losing her femininity. the choker necklaces we keep seeing on the girls of seoul fashion week always catch my eye, as does her cartoon-ish watch bracelet.
min and i went to visit a buddhist temple, and the leaves were really beautiful! bright, bright red. matched with the buddhist chants in the background, it really felt magical. fall in seoul is sooo dreamy. the weather transitions so slowly, that you don’t really get startled by the cold or anything. its the total opposite of montreal where one day you are wearing a t-shirt and the next you are back in your winter jacket. if you’ve noticed, yes.. seongmin is wearing the same hat i am wearing in other posts. haha we share so many clothes its unreal. i always steal his sneakers because i have elephant sized feet. ive been glued to this knit cardigan. these days, on the rare occasion that i buy something, its something i make sure i get really good wear out of it.
time to get organized on this blog! i realized it wasn’t a good idea to have a ‘fashion’ category, considering 99% of my posts just end up categorized as such. so now you can jump to the type of posts you prefer a lot quicker with categories like: personal style, streetstyle, womenswear, menswear, etc.
a lot of the streetstyle i shot at fashion week happened to be of couples, or merely just friends in pairs. it really looked quite cute together when their concepts were similar, or sometimes exactly the same. i saw the “seoul sisters” everyday at fashion week, and their couple looks were always so strong! i love these sequined jumpsuits. i looked into it, and they are indeed real sisters haha. their vibe reminds me of the song sisters, but their style is particularly reminiscent of aimee / song of style. also, im really jealous of their hair… its so beautiful! actually in korea, im basically jealous of everyones hair. if you want a peek at their blog, visit seoulsisters.se.