Sunday, 28 September 2008

Part 2: Insadong(인사동) & Ssamzie Market

Part two of my trek to Insadong during the summer holidays. Do you know that it dropped about ten degrees in the last two days???! I'm in a state of panic-it's suddenly much too cold to do anything outside. Only one good outcome can come of this- a shopping excuse for winter clothes and the fact that I can now wear boots (whoop!). Oops. That's two.

Friday, 26 September 2008

Part 1: Insadong(인사동) & Ssamzie Market

Insadong, one of Seoul's must-see tourist hotspots, on a midsummer's day. I love walking around here aimlessly and getting lost in all the art. Random reasons why you should come: to visit the lovely traditional teahouses, wondering around in art galleries, visit Ssamzie Market for hand-crafted goods to fulfill the needs of even the littlest of D.I.Y maniacs, stocking up on the usual souvenir goods, to see the Insadong Starbucks- tis the only Starbucks in Korea to feature the store name in Korean.

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

On the make-up front

Nowadays, whenever I visit the department store I make up my mind to visit the cosmetics section to see what sort of things I need to stock up on because I'm always missing something like a blush or eyeshadow. I'm a huge fan of the smoky-eye but I'm unsure as to whether it's a look that works for me. Figures then, that I had to leave the Lancome counter with this.
Lancome Ombre Absolue Duo in Divine Hold
(Invest in a good eyeshadow- the powder is so fine and applies smoothly!)
For my other needs, I turn to cheaper brands such as The Face Shop, Skin Food and Missha.Missha Provice Cuti-protect Hair Essence- for that healthy, glossy sheen. It also smells great!
Missha Moist 24 Hand Cream Cacao butter 10%- any reason not to get anything that smells like chocolate?
Missha Super Aqua pore clarifying toner- I need a toner of some kind to literally unplug my pores
Mini Lip palette and Cleansing oil were freebies.

Monday, 22 September 2008

Mr. Sparrow

In 1990. He was adorable then and he still is now~

Saturday, 20 September 2008

Last week's haul

It's not even monsoon season and we're having torrential rain today. I have to go out tonight and I hate to get my shoes wet so.
Let me tell you the names of some of the stores that I go to when I shop at MyeongDong (명동) and, um yes, they have some crazy titles. I finally bought a floral print skirt! You know that I was never going to get one of those tiered, Luella-esque ones but I thought this one would be alright for chillier weather....

Green floral skirt from: Walnut (호두) , Black handbag from: Bossac, Checked-print backpack: streetvendor, Black gypsy-style shirt: Nude (누드)

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Can you say awwwwwww

I'm back! Surprisingly I did not stuff myself (with food) as much as I did last traffic as I took the train so it was a good-but short-two days in Daegu. I'm back to slaving away with work and classes but before I go and do something a little more academically productive...I promised that I would give a shout out to my friend Danielle. I had no idea that she was a designer! She specializes in children's wear and men's screen print tees. Check out her Etsy site for some rad shirts, guys. When are you going to make a women's line, Danielle?
I am totally swooning over the cuteness of her Senior Collection. How adorable are the clothes?!!! Check out more of her designs at DaniLiz Children.
p.s I want that red jersey cardigan!!! :P

Friday, 12 September 2008

Happy Chuseok(추석)

It's that time of year again...already? Korean Thanksgiving is right around the corner so that means I'm off on my bi-annual trip to the city of Daegu to visit all the distant relatives. I'm leaving you with a pic snapped by The Sart, this French girl happens to be wearing an outfit that I happen to wear often (I usually have my navy blazer hanging around). She totally stole my shorts! :P See you in a few!

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

The reason why I love roses

I've got a big test coming up on Friday which is the reason why I'm not scouring the runway (and off-runway) pics on for updates on NY Fashion Week. Anyone like to enlighten me? Numero (2007) "Bagatelle" featuring Anja Rubik

Saturday, 6 September 2008

CheongGyeCheon (청계천)

The CheongGye stream in downtown Seoul on a hot summer's day. I'm patiently waiting for an Autumn breeze (and yes, those are my feet and the water is clean).

Monday, 1 September 2008

somebody sure likes their coffee

I am currently annoying myself to bits because inwardly I'm whining to myself that I absolutely need this Prada handbag which I CANNOT (and probably never will be able to) afford. I want. Something leather. Something gradation (even better). Urgh.