Seoul fashion has, to those in the know, been the envy of many for some time now. In the same way that Korea has exported its music, film and drama so successfully across Asia and the world, their fashion industry is now beginning to attract much attention from across the globe. With its slick, youth centred, unique and, sometimes, eccentric trends, it is little wonder that Korean clothing is garnering the same positive reactions as its other cultural exports and it can only be a matter of time before these trends are fully embraced by Westerners.
Jun 20, 2012
Are you craving some summer style but dreading sticking to your strict budget?
As the weather heats up, it can be tempting to splurge on the latest trends. This season, step out in style for less with our guide to summer shopping on ashoestring.
Smart purchases only
The golden rule is to always consider every purchase before you make it. Ask yourself whether you really need this item. If the answer is yes, the next question should always be: can I wear this item in more than one way?
If you’re on a budget, purchases need to be restricted to items that are flexibleenough to wear on a number of occasions. You need to make sure you get the mostvalue out of every pound you spend. That might mean investing in good quality basics that can easily be dressed up with affordably priced accessories.
Another great way to ensure maximum value from your purchases is to look for items thatcan be dressed up or down to suit any occasion. A great example of this is wedge sandals. This classic staple of fashion can be paired with a bikini andheadscarf for a smart summer beach look, while higher wedges are perfect with amaxi dress for a BBQ or drinks with friends. Classic items like wedge sandals are great investment buys that will provide excellent value for money.
Keep an eye on the sales
Sales are the Holy Grail for savvy budget shoppers, so be sure to keep an eye out atthe turn of every season. You might be craving that latest bikini style, but come next winter you’ll be glad you invested in a fabulous coat at a quarter ofthe usual price.
Further discounted sale items are always found in second hand or thrift stores. You can pick up some vintage or retro items at a fraction of their original price.
Online shopping really is the best way to monitor what trends you like and to compare the prices of similar items at a variety of different stores.
You might love a particular brand or company, or be desperate to locate a particular celebrity’s jeans, but if a similar style is offered elsewhere at a discounted rate, it definitely pays to make the saving.
Jun 18, 2012
sister for the Urban Decay 2 Palette.
Jun 9, 2012
Posting this in line with my previous Mode Gyaru makeup post. This is usually how I do my eye makeup everyday(lashes would depend on my mood and workload). As you can see I love a bit of drama most of the time. My simple makeup look is probably not as "simple" as most people do theirs(I think I was a drag queen in my past life!)
Jun 4, 2012
Finally found the will to put on makeup again! LOL! I love my hair again! No more yucky roots!. Forgive my weird expression in the picture. I am trying my best to look cool and this angle makes my face look slimmer =p