Before leaving Seoul, I made sure to check out the latest fashion exhibition by Louis Vuitton. The exhibition called, Volez, Vougez, Voyagez was held at the amazing Dongdaemun Design Plaza. Travel and fashion are 2 things I absolutely love. So Volez, Vougez, Voyagez was the perfect exhibition that combined these 2 popular lifestyle trends.
I finally did the Korean hanbok experience! I put it on my Korean list to-do when I arrived. When I first came to Korea it wasn’t really a major attraction nor were there many places advertising this service, but over the last 3 years it has become a popular activity with tourists. I personally thought it was a great idea and opportunity to experience a new fun side of Korean tradition. So one Summer afternoon in June, I headed out to Jongno 2-ga to rent a hanbok.
The cosmetics industry in South Korea is serious business and the Korean beauty market has surpassed its other neighbouring competitors in Asia. In fact, its global presence is growing stronger. There are many brands in Korea, in fact too many to list in one blog post, that are with visiting and stocking up your beauty counter with. I will give you my short list of the best brands and my favourite products from them!
It’s that time of year, and there’s nothing like cute decorations and eating lots of food! This year has been hard and there have been more downs than ups. However, the festive season is always a good time to remind us what we really have to be grateful for!
As you know Haute Couture week only exists in Paris, France. France is the home of Haute Couture, the art of making custom made-to-fit fashion. Its origins can begin back to the famous Queen Marie Antoinette, who had her own dress maker to ensure her needs and tastes for fine fashion were met. From then, France’s haute couture scene flourished in all areas from fashion, architecture, food and design. Due to trade, the French industries became synonymous with the latest trends in style and excellent quality.
In my previous post on why the fashion industry has increased its runway shows (click here), I pointed out the emergence and growing popularity of Men’s Fashion Week. It got much attention last year, when New York finally joined in and made Men’s Fashion Week and official event on the calendar.
We are swamped with photographs of the famous and not-so-famous all dressed up in their finest, hoping to be featured on the “Street Style” pages of all the famous magazines and blogs around the world. There is practically a show before the show.Living in one of the fashion capitals of the world gained me the opportunity to see what the buzz was about surrounding the start of a fashion show!
In Paris, the streets will be blocked off just to accommodate the fashion shows, usually causing a traffic jam and making drivers take alternative routes.
“We are playing our part in the kingdom of the imagination. Embroidery can be a woman’s dream become reality.” -François Lesage.
Last year, I got yet another amazing opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at what goes behind the creation of beautiful French fashion. I got to visit the famous Lesage, which was once a small workshop, and now a booming multinational business specialising in hand-made embroidery mainly used for Haute Couture.
I had the rare and extremely amazing privilege to visit to the Parisian apartment of the founder and creator of the brand Chanel, Gabrielle Bonheur Coco Chanel!!!
I would never have thought a Cape Town girl like myself, would get THIS opportunity!
This post is actually waaaay over due! After living a few years in Korea and loads of shopping, it’s time to share the best places to get your shop on.
South Korea is a shopper’s paradise, and like most Asian countries you won’t be lacking for ANYTHING! The goods available and the variety will make you go nuts and the best part is that there are sales everywhere on everything. If you want something, you’ll get it!
Korean culture is very particular on one’s appearance so dressing well and looking good is essential to daily life. I will be constantly updating this post as fashion spots in Seoul are ever-changing!