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Admittedly, I’m not a huge K-pop fan, and I know little about the various K-pop groups and their latest gigs. BUT I’m definitely fascinated with their fashion and beauty trends, especially their street style inspirations. Koreans are big about colours, patterns, textures and designs, trends are adopted from the west and reinterpreted into something they actually own. They also love their accessories and ensure that their makeup of the day (#motd) goes perfectly with their outfits.
Wearing the slip in this silhouette of the season.
Matching suit set in quirky, colourful illustrations and that cute statement sling.
Bomber jacket with an extra bang from the pops of bright colours.
These are just some of my favourite Korean street style lookbooks from Seoul Fashion Week earlier this year.
The K-pop idols also brought back the 90s trend by effortlessly rocking fashion accessories like tattoo chokers and bandanas.
Besides surfing fashion & entertainment online sites like Style Nanda, KoreaBoo and Yes Style for inspiration, video platforms like Viu are also content sources which I consult for the hottest and latest trends/ happenings. Because nothing says it better than videos, which are more interesting and engaging than stills. Get It Beauty is one such Korean variety show that I watch. The programme features Lee Honey, Kim Jung Min, Luna and Hwang Min Young as its main host. Every week, they invite professional makeup artists to introduce their unique style of makeup by using best selling beauty products. Quite like 女人我最大, it provides a platform for viewers to discover the best products recommended by celebrities and professional makeup artists.
I also check out K1 Entertainment News to gain insights on what the Korean celebrities wear to events, press conferences and bits and pieces of the entertainment scene, whenever I have some time to spare. If you love popular hit series Running Man, you know where to watch now!
Guess what I’m watching? I recently discovered this show on Viu while drama-switching. If you are fascinated by the Korean entertainment business, this will certainly attract your attention!
It’s Entourage (2016), starring popular actor Seo Kang Joon and also Running Man cast, Lee Kwang Soo, and more! It is a dark comedy drama about life in the Korean entertainment industry, based on the American drama series of the same name. Not only does it show you the glamorous parties, culture and fashion, but it also shows you the hidden sides through the five main characters. As these five men try their best to survive and excel in the industry, you’ll also be able to see the true meaning of friendship and what really exists behind all the glitz and glamour; bright and flashy cameras.
Definitely something I’d love to watch on a relaxing Saturday afternoon with my favourite chips and soda!
If you’re new to Viu, it’s a legal [not another PirateBay!] video streaming platform. It offers a wide variety of subbed content from Korean dramas, variety shows to Japanese and even Thai dramas! I’m excited to see more Asian content coming soon on Viu!
You can be streaming your favourite show on viu.com in the comfort of your home via Wifi on a PC, but you can also download to your mobile device and catch it on-the-go, offline…so no more eating into your data usage or have the insane need for WIFI all the time!
How about an extra incentive to watch your dramas or variety shows on Viu? (as if you need one!)
You get to even win prizes for watching your favourite dramas! How cool is winning a trip to anywhere in the world, and you can bring your own entourage of friends/family – simply by binge-watching on Viu! More details here.
If you would like to enjoy additional perks like unlimited downloads, you can also choose to sign up for Premium at just $5.98/mth. Yes it’s that affordable! Just imagine exchanging a cup of latte for a month’s worth of non-stop Asian entertainment.
I’m now off to watch, all the best in the contest! ✮
Love, everyday. Till next time!
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