Archive for May, 2012

May 9th, 2012

My First Street Fashion Experience!

After a few months of winter hibernation, I finally went out to do some shopping in Myungdong, my favorite shopping area in Seoul. As I was walking up a slightly deserted street, I saw this ajusshi (uncle/older man) holding this real big and nice camera looking at me and approaching to talk…

He turned out to be a street fashion photographer!

I wasn’t really that dressed up, since I was prepared for a busy day of heavy shopping, so I was a little surprised. He gave me his business card and asked for permission to take some photos. It was totally awkward for me. I know I take a lot of photos of myself for this blog, but having a stranger with a huge camera take photos of you on his knees and a bunch of different angles on the street and people passing by is… just a little different, you know?

I wanted to bolt and run away as quickly as possible!

He asked me a few questions about myself, where I was from, my everyday style, and to explain what I was wearing that day. I told him my usual style was “편하면서 화려하게” (bright/flashy/dressed up but comfortable). Then he showed me on his iPad the website he was photographing for, where I can find my own photos, and promoted it a little to me.

 

Here are some of the photos:

seoul street fashion, korea street fashion, street fashion photos, myungdong street fashion

seoul street fashion, korea street fashion, street fashion photos, myungdong street fashion

seoul street fashion, korea street fashion, street fashion photos, myungdong street fashion

seoul street fashion, korea street fashion, street fashion photos, myungdong street fashion

 

White V-neck Tshirt: 7,900 won ($7 USD) online from 11st.co.kr
Teal Graphic Print Cardigan: 30,000~ won ($27) from Express Bus Terminal underground shopping
Polka Dot Denim Shorts: $30~ from Zara (also worn in Nine: Leprechaun Casual)
White Canvas Shoes: $18 from H&M
Silver Shoulder Bag: gift from my mum from Ebase in HongKong (because I love silver/gold bags and shoes!)

 

To me, white is the absolute summer color. I have like a bajillion variety of white summer T-shirts. With my bleached hair, I actually look better in black, but I hate walking around in the sun in black clothes. I don’t want to be a walking sunlight magnet!

I’ve been wanting a white deep V-neck T-shirt ever since I saw Mary Kate Olsen in this effortless but stunning outfit.

 

mary kate olsen, v neck tshirt, white tshirt

mary kate olsen, v neck tshirt, white tshirt
(and an extra picture for good measure just because she’s so pretty)

 

ARGH!! I just always love the Olsen twins’ style and makeup. Well, I loved them since they were babies in Full House!

 

 

Close Ups + Accessories

 

You know how sometimes, you will buy something perfect which you absolutely love, but just never quite find the chance to use it, until one day, it happens to match an outfit perfectly?

Well, that was what happened here…

 

korean accessories, korean earrings, korean wrisetlets, korean bracelets

korean accessories, korean earrings, korean wrisetlets, korean bracelets

korean accessories, korean earrings, korean wrisetlets, korean bracelets

korean accessories, korean earrings, korean wrisetlets, korean bracelets

Rainbow Double Wrap Around Wristlet: 7,9000 won ($7 USD) online from 11st.co.kr
Jamaican Wooden Bead Bracelet: free with above purchase!
Zipper Earrings: 13,000 won ($12) from Hongdae
Teal Circle and Black Mini Star Earring: 1,000 won ($1) from street accessory stores (Ehwa and Myungdong)

 

The cardigan really matches the description I gave the ajusshi about my style that day “flashy but comfortable”. The bright teal is summery and fun with some colorful comic-like graphic prints.

You can’t see the accessories well in the photos he took, but aren’t the rainbow + white and Jamaican wristlets like an absolutely perfect color match to the white T-shirt and cardigan comic prints?

I wore the earrings to be visible with and match my hair: the long zipper earring where my bangs are long, and the studs where my hair is pinned behind my ears. Unbalanced and mistmatched earrings are an easy way to put a unique twist to your accessorizing.

I didn’t wear the teal zipper because two teal earrings matching the teal cardigan is a bit overkill.

 

What is your summer must have item? ^^

 

May 5th, 2012

Skin79 + Kpop CD Giveaway @ 1000 Facebook Likes

edit: –the giveaway has started here—

 

Hi!! Yes, I’m still alive! *waves*

Sorry I’ve been MIA for so long! I’ve just been super distracted lately, applying to a teacher training program and going out a bit more now that winter hibernation is over.

I also added a new comment system, Disqus. Now, you have the option to subscribe to a comment thread and get an email notification for replies to your comments!

 

It doesn’t feel like it, but it’s actually been a year since I’ve started this blog on April 15, 2011. When I first started, I was so nervous… How is it going to be like posting all these photos of myself online? Is anyone actually going to be interested? Will I be able to keep it up?

I know there’s lots of things I can do better on (like posting a little more more frequently!), but sometimes, I look at my blog, lookbook, or tumblr page, and just feel really proud of it.

I was honestly so scared before starting this blog! What if people think, who the heck is this girl to tell us about makeup or styling? But instead, I have had such kind and supportive readers, who are here to put up with my excessively long posts, long MIAs >.<, and sneaked-in-post fangirling. I'm always, always thanking everyone, but I feel like it's never enough.

So! I've decided to do another giveaway as a small thank you token ^^

 

My goal before starting the giveaway is to reach 1000 Facebook likes. Right now, I am at 821 likes. Please share with those who might be interested and help spread the word!

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Facebook — share photos [Skin79] [Kpop CD]
Twitter — tweet [Skin79] [Kpop CD]
Tumblr — reblog [Skin79] [Kpop CD]

 

Skin79 free cosmetics giveaway draw

Left to right; top to bottom

  1. Skin79 Diamond Star Glow Ball Powder (14g)
  2. Skin79 Diamond Absolute Total BB Cream (Full Size, 40g; SPF 37 PA+++)
  3. Etude Pouch (silver sequin exterior under pink lining, silver interior)
  4. Skin79 Diamond Collection Pearl Luminous Beblesh Balm (Travel Size)
  5. Skin79 Caviar Gold Super Beblesh Balm (Travel Size; SPF 25 PA++)
  6. Skin79 Super Beblesh Balm (Keychain Travel Size; SPF 25 PA++)
  7. Three Darkness False Eyelashes (ZO, VO, Under1 for lower lashline; includes 2 mini eyelash glues)
  8. +More Korean cosmetic samples and face masks (not in picture)

 

 

Free Kpop CD Giveaway Draw

1. Your choice of any Kpop CD from Interpark (maximum value 17,000 won)
2. Optional Korean cosmetics samples (for the ladies or gents who are interested)

 

PS. Some ppl were a little confused last time, but helping me spread the word will help the giveaway start sooner, however, it doesn’t mean you are putting in an entry. I will post on my blog and other platforms once I reach 1000 likes and how to enter. It will be really easy like last time, just a random entry draw : )