As I’ve been traveling to Korea for the past 3 years, it’s as if my level of attachment increases every time I visit the motherland. I have a sense of belonging when I’m in Korea…possibly it has to do with my fond childhood memories? I lived in Korea from year 1994-1997. Although I attended a foreign school where all my neighbors and teachers were like myself, Korean-American, but this is where I discovered my love for fashion and pop culture. And 2 decades later ….. I’m back to my grass roots of where it all began.
I spent a lot of my time in a small area called Samcheong-dong ( 삼청동) , a hilly neighborhood with an endless amount of hidden cafes, galleries, and shops. As we were roaming around I discovered in a quiet alley a traditional style looking house, but to my surprise it ended up being a record shop mixed in with a cafe. I absolutely adore how this particular shop was juxtaposed by both the old and the new, similar to my personal style.
Hope everyone is having a great week so far! I’m currently in Hong Kong right now , and it’s been absolutely nonstop with shoots, meetings, and of course sight seeing. There is inspiration everywhere, and I can’t wait to share all my experiences with you!
Flats: Esquivel Shoes
Necklace: Jennifer Zeuner
Purse: Salvatore Ferragamo