가로수길, hence known as tree-lined street is hot spot for young people which is normally jammed with fashion people during the weekend or night. It is located nearby Cheongdam-dong and Apgujeong-dong area, the south part of Seoul. There are many other trendy streets in Seoul, but what makes Garosu-gil more distinctive than other is combination of hip&trendy design shops and various multi-brand shops(including cosmetics) from all around the world.
The product that I used for this make-up in the video are linked below
The show Reply 1997(tvN) has been bringing back old memories of the 90′s with the Korean crowd and most of the episodes were dedicated to the nostalgia that was H.O.T‘s and Sechs Kies‘ prime era. All of my friends were telling me about this show of how fun this is. I neglected to watch it as I’m not a huge tv girl, but as I started the first episode, I couldn’t resist to watch the full season. This show brought out the exact nostalgia which the 90′s kids has. You could totally sympathize with many parts of this show if you were born around 1980s. If we see something called “retro”, we came up with the 7080s till now. But from now I guess this show made a huge influence to people to re-define the “retro” as 90s.
“Reply 1997″ totally recalled the retro fever to us.
Recently one of the hottest show, ‘You rolled in unexpectedly(a.k.a My husband got a family/넝쿨째 굴러온 당신)’ has came to the end. Over the past 6 months during the show, the main actress, Kim Nam-joo had made numerous influences on Korean women in terms of styling. What’s different about her is that her audiences consists of wide generations from twenties to fifties. Whereas lot of other actresses usually influences only particular generations. So basically, I and my friends follow the trend of her styling but as well as our mother’s generation does too.
The character she used to play in K-drama is not pretty or princess-y like other drama’s main character. She’s more like a strong icon of Ajumma(mid-aged women) in Korea. Her character has formed firmly since the show ‘Queen of Housewives’ by gaining so much popularity of the character she played. A comedy drama that depicts the life of housewives who devote their entire lives to their husbands’ success, it became one of the most-watched shows during its run, topping Korea’s TV ratings charts for three consecutive weeks. It also created new trends among married women in terms of confidence, fashion and makeup. Afterward collaborating with the same writer since then, Kim is now considered one of the few established Korean actresses in their 40s.
Her hair, fashion and makeup always gets so many spotlights from here and there. We all hope she keep influencing lots of women out there! xx Liah.
People are surprised. I mean globally. PSY, 34-year-old rapper, is definitely having his moment by seeing his explosive success for his latest song “Gangnam Style”. Among all the doll like K-pop idols, PSY’s success is embracing the fullest respect from global music market. His syndrome proves the fact that K-pop idols don’t have to be sexy to be popular. Their songs are either very humorous, or can sound serious, but with silly lyrics. What sets PSY apart from other K-pop idols trying to enter the U.S. market is that his song and his video are completely focused on capturing Korean audience. He wasn’t really trying to make it in the U.S., but BOOM! International viewers seem like they got intrigued by Korean style.
There are a few people out there who view his video as he parodies the wealthiest, most powerful neighborhood in South Korea. Of course he uses physical humor to make it seemingly about him, but there obviously lies a joke for that area.
Anyway, wasn’t the song so addictive? It just stuck in my head and I’m non-stop replaying the song in my head. It’s just simply so fun to watch on and on again. I thought it would be a good idea to let you guys watch the music video if you haven’t watched it yet! Let me know if you would like me to review some other K-pop songs as well!
Click HERE to watch his distinctive, one and only music video! xx Liah
Have you ever heard of “Silent Disco”? At the first time I heard, it came to me like a paradox. How could a disco be silent? But yes, it exists, and I saw it with my eyes. In the World DJ Festival 2012 held in Korea, I was there, passing by a huge crowd dancing without music. Awkward, I stopped and stared at the group. What the hell is going on to those people? But soon I realized they were actually listening to music by wireless headphones. While staring at them, suddenly someone asked me to join the group offering a huge headphone and I couldn’t refuse to join. As I got my headphone on, I automatically joined the whole party and it was just irresistibly fun. I soon found out the Silent Disco team opens a party regularly at Hongdae, so if you want to enjoy the craziness for a night, stop by their website and check their schedule!
It seems super insane watching the group dancing with headphones, but if you be a part and experience the real party, you’re gonna LOVE it! How people stare at you isn’t a problem if you get your headphone on. Have fun!!! xx Liah.