Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
I am in love with this video! I've already watched it a multiple of times and can't stop watching it. It brings me a little peace and a bit of happiness. I discovered this video on my friend Carolyn's blog, so thanks girl! I was also happily surprised to hear Barcelona's song "Please Dont Go" accompany this video. They are graduates of Seattle Pacific University where I currently attend. I can't believe just a few years ago they stopped by my dorm room to promote their album. So proud of them.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
photo credit: photo booth in a bar, lefashionimage.blogspot.com
Wow. I've been really, really bad at updating. So to just give you a quick recap of all the things that have happened since my last entry: I got another job, had summer adventures, and turned 21! But now summer is almost over and I've not kept my promise of blogging of all things style, music, art, etc. Disappointing. To tell the truth, I've been visiting the bar scene here in Seattle and spending way too much money on alcohol and not enough on fashion.
However I decided to start up again with this awesome quote I found on lefashion and a snapshot of my crazy 21st.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Currently I'm subletting a room and my closet is overflowing. My clothes are all on a chair and my shoes are scattered on the floor. This photo reminded me of a fancier version of my room.
20 days until my...
Labels: Dream list
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
500 days of Summer... This movie, directed by Marc Webb, showed at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) this year but I missed it. Thankfully, the film will be released on July 17 for everyone to watch (including me!). I highly recommend viewing the trailer for this movie. Not a typical love story as the poster above explains, but I have a feeling that I'm going to love it. I'm especially excited to see Zooey Deschanel's fashion and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. They make a cute but quirky couple, which I love. Too bad the actress is engaged to Benjamin Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie.
Another element I love about this movie is the posters. My favorite is the middle one where JGL leans over to kiss ZD. It's very 1950s and 60s. And it reminds me of either the Breakfast at Tiffany's poster or Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (Umbrellas of Cherbourg) poster. I find this interesting because I read in an interview that while JGL studied French at Columbia University, he watched a lot of French films. Neverthless, I give a kudos to the designer of these posters as well as the art director. Both the still shots of the movie and the movie posters look charming, and have a romantic and dreamy quality about them. Which again, I love!
The movie may turn out to be not a good one at all but I know that I will enjoy the styles, the art direction, and the cinematography. In other words, it's just my cup of tea for a summer movie.
I received free passes to view this movie before the official release date! I'm going to see it on Tuesday (7/14). Stay tuned for a movie review!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
photo credit: art.com
Being the dreamer I am, the city of Paris is constantly on my mind. I have several friends studying abroad in Peh-ree in the fall and I'm thinking about visiting at least one of them. I'm a half-spontaneous and half-planner of a person, which may explain why I'm having a spur of the moment idea to go some place on a designated date. Whatever the case, I think I might just go. Even if it was just me going I could see myself wandering and exploring the streets, independently. I tend to go places solo anyway. Besides, I've never been to Paris in the fall.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
These are the rest of the photos in the W Korea shoot with actress Song Hye-Kyo. And the mystery photographer of these lovely photos is Hong Jang Hyun! I will now be on the lookout for his future projects. He works for Korea Vogue Girl and... I'm afraid that's all I got on him so far. Nevertheless, these pictures are gorgeous. The red lipstick is definitely the standout element. So fierce.
More Alexa lovin'! I couldn't resist putting this photo on here. It's so Parisian! But Ms. Chung licking the Chanel purse has the rock n' roll feel of London. All in all, a great photo.
Anyway, school ended last week! It felt like breaking out/being let out from prison or something. I've had a pretty rough quarter and I'm just glad it's done. But something I realized the end of the quarter was my diminishing desire to pursue a journalism minor. So I switched my path to art history. It's a little late for me to realize this but college is all about switching, changing, and trying to figure out what we want to do in life, right? I just hope this path is more permanent.
In upcoming news, I've noticed that I haven't posted any outfit or "me" posts in a while so I'm planning to take some photos with my friend Luca. Should be exciting since he has a better camera than I do. This summer is going to be so much fun! More time to read, blog, chat, and just enjoy the sunshine...
Thursday, June 4, 2009
photo credit: google images, the sartorialist
Lately, I've been dabbling if I should pursue styling as a career. I have always been a better dresser than designer so I feel styling comes more naturally to me. So, I thought to myself: "Where do I start if I want to learn more about styling?" First, I would have to read up on all the fashion books (i.e. Confessions of a Window Dresser, Style A to Zoe, Career Diary of a Fashion Stylist, etc.), watch old movies for inspiration/knowledge, and INTERN!
My dream would be to assist any of the two ladies pictured above. Camilla Nickerson (top) is a renown fashion director at W magazine who used to work for American Vogue. Her work is amazing! I just love the shoot with Ginnifer Goodwin as well as the Posh & Becks shoot a while back. Aya T. Kanai (bottom) is also a stylist I would love to work for. She is currently a fashion editor at Teen Vogue but my interest in her work began when she worked for Nylon magazine. I remember loving the Nylon shoot with Michelle Williams and Ashley Olsen. But my favorite would have to Sienna Miller with those rockin' Doc Martins! Aya's style is quirky, unique, and effortless.
It never ceases to amaze me how these ladies made it to where they are today. Hopefully someday I will have the connections, money, and resources to land a career like theirs. But in the meantime, interning for either of them will make my dreams come true...
Thursday, May 21, 2009
photo credit: popseoul.com
Can you believe that this is the same person in the Nylon ad I posted earlier? Long hair or short hair, I think Song Hye-Kyo rocks any hair style. Her short dark hair, white (and flawless) skin, and her bold red lips are perfection for her W Korea cover. She could be the Asian Edie Sedgwick! No wonder she was the first Korean to pose for Vogue Korea.
The styling is reminiscent of the Miu Miu ads of Kirsten Dunst and Lindsay Lohan. I wonder if the old Hollywood style is spreading in Seoul. Probably not.
Anyway, I've been trying to find out who photographed her for this shoot, but no luck. Whoever you are... lovely work!
Monday, May 18, 2009
photo credit: google images
I've been pretty m.i.a. lately due to my 18 credit schedule. But thought that this would be lovely to share since there are a lot of Alexa fans out there. I actually picked this magazine up at a local bookstore a couple of days ago. It's U.K's Harper's Bazaar. The whimsical and Carrie in Paris-esque cover caught my eye when I browsed the stands. She is absolutely beautiful. I especially love the second photo because it shows off her girly and ever-so famous tomboy style. I was a tomboy myself growing up so I truly appreciate her incorporating the two contrasting looks. This is a styling tip I've been following recently: mixing the tomboy and the girly girl.
The last photo is Kate Moss and Alexa Chung at the Fendi O' Party in Paris. The two style icons I look up to in one shot. All I can say is, fabulous.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
photo credit: http://iliketoforkmyself.blogspot.com
Usually Asians can't pull off the blonde look but I absolutely love it on model Daul Kim. She recently dyed her hair and I have to say she pulls it off quite nicely. She looks edgy. Definitely not a Korean characteristic. I'm so glad she is setting herself apart from the conformist culture. The Japanese do individuality so well but it's about time that a Korean did her own thing.
I also liked the lip shade both her and Coco Rocha wore for the Dolce & Gabbana show. It's dark and sophisticated but also a fun way to accent any outfit. And you can't miss Ms. Rocha's hair and hot pink pants! I think I saw a photo of her in this outfit in The Satorialist.