Thursday, 15 June 2017

Model Off Duty - Junsu Kim 김준수

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At the last Seoul Fashion Week, one of my favorite models to shoot was Kim Junsu. He has really excellent personal style - and not just in a "my agency told me to dress like this" or " a brand paid me to wear this look" kinda way. Straight up dope looks, day after day. Before leaving Korea, I also did a super cool shoot with his beyond beautiful girlfriend, Kim JeongEun, but unfortunately something happened to my SD card and I lost those photos -.- TRAGIC. Check both of their Instagram accounts: @kjs__jun and @bboggooo.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Making Pants Fun Again with The Centaur

Entire outfit is from The Centaur

This summer is all about fun pants, that make you feel exceptionally feminine, but are probably still leaning on the ManRepeller side (a side that I definitely like to be on). I paired this checked pajama-style blouse with these silky and flirty flamenco-like pants. Considering this season's trends, these pantalones are a triple-threat. They've got the floral print, the silky texture, the exaggerated flare. 

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Sunday, 16 April 2017

Model Off Duty - Jisoo Kwak (곽지수)

Well, this is quite new! Here's a streetstyle post from Seoul Fashion Week AW17, but in video form. I really love this model, Jisoo, that I met on set of another shoot I was working on. Some girls just have that *special gene* as my friends and I like to call it. By that, we really just mean straight up charm. Nothing beats that. 

Who? Korean Model: Jisoo Kwak 
Instagram: @jisoo_soo
Where? DDP for Seoul Fashion Week AW17 
Wearing? The Alix Chain Necklace and Yoon Pin Earrings from Min&Mia Jewelry 

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

#DailyLook: Baby Centaur + Mini Kyeongridan Coffee Guide (경리단길/해방촌)

Located in one of my favorite neighborhoods in Seoul, I avoided taking a taxi up the big hill in order to arrive at my destination: The Centaur Boutique and Showroom. It definitely wasn't the first time that I have passed by this beauty of a shop, but it was my first time going in! So many floors of intricate designs and dreamy pieces.
Baby Centaur is the little sister line of The Centaur, an already established designer label, and celebrity-favorite, in Korea. A feminine take on streetwear, I fell in love with all of the sparkly athleisure, like these amazing purple twinkle pants. If you're a taller gal that struggles to find pants that are long enough, then these are your best bet. (SHH! I rolled them up at the waist a little). 

The Centaur Showroom
Instagram: @thecentaur_official
Address: Itaewon-dong 228-1, Yongsan-Gu, Seoul 
Closest Metro Station: Noksapyeong Station

Mini Kyeongridan/HBC Coffee Guide (경리단길/해방촌)

If you've made it out to The Centaur Showroom, that also means you're right around the corner from a ton of really cool spots, like record shops, designer dog clothing boutiques, soap and candle shops and a bunch of cafes. If you're a newbie to the neighborhood, here are three recommendations that can keep you busy for an afternoon: 

FRANK, for their rainbow roll cakes, cakes for Wes Anderson fans, and cozy interior
Eclair by Garuharu, for their mind-blowingly good eclairs, and that #whywhiteworks aesthetic
Big Step Coffee for their big steps (ha!), big drinks and dog-friendly vibe

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Shopping in Seoul - Weekend Diary ft. THENCE

Address: 3F, 4F Jeongwon Building. 189 Yulgok-Ro. Jongno-Gu, Seoul
 Closest Metro Station: Jongro5Ga or Hyehwa Station 

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A little weekend dairy ft. my two besties! 
- - - - Audrey's English/Chinese Blog: Seriously Bang - Based in Shanghai 
- - - - Day's English blog: Yo-Odd, Korean blog: ItsDayji - Based in Seoul

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Nailed It! with Korean Nail Artist: SENSEHONG

Who? Celebrity Nail Artist, Mi-Ae Hong
What? Sample of Jean Jullien x Mickey Mouse x Miu Miu Nails
Where? Soonsoo Beauty Salon in Gangnam (강남구 신사동 630-24 순수)
Instagram? @sense_hong_

In the back streets of Apgujeong, just steps from the glamorous Hermès building, is the highly acclaimed Soonsoo hair and beauty salon. Inside, you'll also find a nail bar, at which Mi-Ae Hong has worked her magic for the last 7 years. A maverick in her field, she has done nails for countless photoshoots, music videos and celebrity clients; including the likes of Girls Generation, Ailee, F(X), Girl's Day, Sulli and many more.

At the ripe age of 20, Hong began attending a beauty academy to learn the trade. While simultaneously starting her nail artist career, she also completed a university degree in design. Although both are creative in nature, she ultimately decided to stick with her first love, nail design.


When it comes to trends in the industry, Korean nail artists are definitely leading the way. Popular designs typically include additional pearl or metal elements, or impeccably hand-drawn art, a technique which Hong has perfected. Mi-Ae gushes that she is a fan of many Western nail artists, like MP Nails (@mpnails), who tend to practice more simple and symmetrical styles. She is inspired by what surrounds her in daily life, like street-style or prints and patterns she encounters. For a new design, it typically takes 2-3 hours to complete, or even longer for more intricate work.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

#BrandCap: 38comeoncommon

Spice up your life with 38comeoncommon's brightly colored collections! This Korean brand caught my eye at one of their main stockists, A-Land, due to their commitment to designing quality staple pieces. I'm always a fan of brands that have easy to mix and match, versatile clothing. 38comeoncommon's pieces can take you from the weekday workplace all the way to those Sunday coffee crawls. 
➥ PS: A-Land offers international shipping now! Definitely going to be using that when I move back to Canada! 
I went to visit their showroom and main shop in the cozy area of Yeonnam-dong. I'm totally in Spring-mode, and their boutique had put me in the best mood. The colorful clothing lines pink and beige walls, and the space is decorated with pops of vibrant velour furniture. 

Look 1: Roses are Red 
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Look 2: Cafe Latte 
Look 3: Spring Sprout! 

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Korean Brand 38comeoncommon A-Land Showroom Yeonnam-dong Seoul

Shop and Showroom Address: 
2F, 390-32 Yeonnam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul 

#BrandCap is a series in which I introduce and explore innovative brands and designers from around the globe. Incorporating a few of their pieces into my daily looks, this is a Mia Liamani take on said brands. 

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