I have a passion for designing and discovering new types of fashion trends. I first began to discover the subculture of Korean fashion by watching K-pop videos. After seeing how Korean fashion differs from American Fashion, I wanted to learn more about it. I began to watch many more videos and discover the variety of fashion trends that Korea has. K-pop has a big influence on the trends that take place in Korea.
For example leader of Big Bang, G-Dragon (권지용) is well known for his bold and different fashion style. His style is known worldwide and influences many of his fans to take on a bold and funky style like his. His style is a big part of male fashion but Girl’s Generation member Jessica sets trends for female fashion. Her fashion is known for its comfortable simplicity. Both of these style icons won the Style Icon award at Style Icon Asia.
I have recently just started to get into Korean fashion awards. I often watch the fashion tv programs on Mnet America like K-style. I like how that show touches on all aspects of the Korean beauty world. I enjoy watching Irene Kim co-host the show. Every time I see her she blows me away with her uniqueness. She does many out of the box things, for one thing, she is known for her rainbow hair. I too have dyed my hair a multitude of colors in order to show my bright personality on the outside. The big influence on me because she encourages me to do what I want. She makes me go out of the crowd and do my own thing the way I want to. I would hope to one day become as big and ss influential as her. Also with this global presence, like her, I will try to build my brand in hopes that I could meet her and have her be proud of me.
I have been teaching myself how to sew and I have already made several items that I wear when I go out. When I make those pieces I look to Korean Fashion for inspiration as to how I should design it. I not only like the way Korean dresses now but their past and how they use to dress that is also beautiful. I have seen the traditional hanbok and have been blown away by the beauty of the clothing. I have actually tried a hanbok on at a Korean festival I went to. While I was there I got to examine the fashion culture of Korea. The traditional hanbok is so elegant and beautiful. When I got to try it on I felt like like a Princess, I was so happy to wear it. The way that the hanbok is put on was so different than other traditional clothes I have worn. The women who dressed me in the hanbok gave off this air of elegance as she wore hers. As she dressed me in mine I felt a dignified feeling wash over me. She took a picture of me in the Hanbok, I will never get rid of that picture or the memories that came with it.
I have already been to two Korean festivals since joining Korean class back in August. At one of the festivals, I got presented with the opportunity to get my makeup done like a kpop star. I never knew how difficult the process is for kpop idols. There were a lot of options like, whether you want your eyeliner wing to go up or down or whether you want a gradient lip or a full one. The end result was beautiful I was fascinated by the dazzling look they created on me. I stuck around to see my friend get her makeup done as well and of course, the end result was stunning.
There are so many fascinating aspects of Korean beauty. One of those things is Korean skincare. South Korea is world renowned for its skincare products. They have BB creams, moisturizers, and face creams. They are most known for their facial masks they are not just found in Korea but In America too. I have recently tried a mask myself and it was a nice relaxing experience that made my skin glow afterward. I have been introduced to the Korean beauty culture and it is the most fun thing I have ever been a part of and I hope I get to stick around to experience more of it.