I have always wanted to visit Korea because of the food, the fashion style/scene, the culture and so much more. It has been one of my wish list this year and I'm so glad that it really happened.
Visited Korea last two weeks with my partner in crime Kittie Yiyi for Seoul Fashion Week SS17 and I must admit it is definitely one great trip for us. Fashion week in Seoul seems something very far and unreal for me last time, I could only always look at those pictures in Instagram and hoping one day I could experience and attend the shows.
This trip was made possible by AirAsiaX and I could not deny that the self check in service is so convenient and time saving. I really had a good sleep throughout the journey sitting at the quiet zone.
So after experiencing SFW, I must say that the focus is not all about the show but also the guest with their streetwear style. It's really very different when you can admire and get so much inspiration just looking at how passionate everyone is dressing up and they are so much more daring when it comes to personal mix and match style.
I guess another thing that made me really excited was having the chance to meet and see all the very good looking Korean models that I have been following on Instagram. Just not only how passionate the attendees are towards fashion, there are also many passionate street photographers that literally chase you down the aisle just to snap a good picture of what you are wearing.
Models and fashionista strolling the event hall like their runway throughout the whole week and I'm not complaining because I really won't get bored looking at what they are wearing.
It was quite a satisfaction taking street photos there and on my first day I wore Malaysian designer Zakwan Anwar's outfit with a braided hair which somehow I feel created a badass look overall.
Second look channeling the Zebra vibe is also an outfit from Zakwan Anwar. Messy hair is actually the aftermaths of removing my braids. Hahaha...
I'm all about supporting my own local Malaysian pride designer, so this last look is also from Malaysia designer Kittie Yiyi aka. my best partner in crime. Full purple suit with a nerdy glasses, maybe bad boy just turned good?
Talking about designers, now let's take a look on a few Korean designer's shows that I have attended. I really love how they experimented different silhouette, played around with colours, created quirkiness and fun in every outfit and also combine both contemporary and retro in their design.
J KOO S/S17
We actually had not much time to explore the whole Seoul, but I did some shopping at a few famous places like Myeong-dong, Hongdae, Dongdaemun. Personally I prefer Hondgdae for shopping because it's much more cheaper and they have those vintage old school shops that you can find some good stuff. Myeong-dong has lots of food, beauty skin care shops. If you love cafes and places where most models and youngster hang around, I think Garosu-gil will be a good area.
I did not cafe hop a lot , but these are a few places that I went.
I bet most girls will like this place and if you are a fans of Korean brand Stylenanda. You would definitely want to come to this Stylenanda Pink Hotel at Myeong-dong. They sell 3CE make up, their clothing brand and there is also a cafe on the top floor. It's a heaven for pink and pastel lover!
Stylenanda Pink Hotel
Address: 66-2, Chungmuro 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul Korea
Address: 547-12 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Address: 1F, 289-8, Sungsoo-Dong 2ga, Sungdong-Gu, Seoul, Korea
Table A Cat Cafe
There is actually a few franchise of this cat cafe, if you like cats you can visit. Frankly speaking for me, I'm not really a big fans of cat but because Kittie wanted to go so I just follow. LOL...
Definitely I will be going back to Korea again next year and hopefully I will have more time to explore more new places. :)