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Hedi Slimane

1265951_10151817735873850_907975574_oHedi Slimane –  Vogue, September 2013

 

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The Long-Overdue Busan Post

Okay, first of all, let me start off by stating how many attempts it took me to spell out “overdue”… overdew, overdo, overdough, orverdue… I’m not even kidding.

busan1Moving on. Wayyyy back in April I went to visit my friend Alex, who is currently teaching English (ESL?) in Busan, South Korea. OH YEAH, and that was when all of this shit was going down too. Do I even need to tell you how paranoid my friends and family were about my going? But I wasn’t about to let some psycho dictator ruin my vacation, no fucking way.

And honestly when I got there, you wouldn’t have even known anything was going on. I’m so glad I decided to forego panicking and carry on with my trip.

It’s been so long since I have gone and returned that I can’t even remember what half of these pictures are from. My very short week-long trip was packed with hikes, temples, a spa day (OMG the spas in Korea are ah-MAZE-balls), and more food than you can imagine. In fact, the food part was the best part – sorry Alex.

So here are some pictures of temples and food and shit.

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city4^^This one is the rooftop view from Shinsegae, a ginormous “department store” complete with the aforementioned spa, indoor driving range, movie theater, art gallery… I compared prices at the Louis Vuitton store to see if my Speedy 30 was cheaper there, and it wasn’t. (Good thing, or else I would have been hella annoyed).

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coffeeWhat cracked me up about Busan was not only the abundance of coffee shops (like, literally, you could pass 3 in a row on a single block. I don’t think Seattle could even be comparable), but also that most of the coffee cups and sleeves had little sayings/stories on them. Like this one. The best one.

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foodThere were also a lot of French-style bakeries and cafés in the city, and it was cool experiencing the different ways in which French food was interpreted.

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food2THIS little gem, I have no recollection of what it is called. We got it at the spa, and it basically a frosty bowl filled with shaved/crushed ice, vanilla ice cream, this sort of sweet red bean paste, blueberries and nuts. Dear lord, it was amazing. I love how the desserts weren’t overbearingly sweet.

bbqFinally – the Korean barbecue joints. Holy fucking fuck. The best part of my trip, by far. Oh and don’t listen to anyone because kimchi is delicious, and I even attempted to make it when I returned to the States. I shall try again, perhaps more successfully this time…

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alexAlex was a gentleman and carried my bag while we hiked. Aww…

alex2I still cannot remember the significance of these intricately-stacked piles of rocks that we saw a few times along the hike…

usIt was an amazing trip. Except now I’m itching to travel more. I feel like after traveling solo for my first trip outside of the States, I can pretty much tackle anything now. Let’s see what all I can accomplish and experience.

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Model Crush: Chloe Nørgaard

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That hair.

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chloerShe also snagged a couple spots at NYFW, walking for Nicole Miller and Rodarte. Awesome stuff.

Check out her tumblr- http://artoftranslation.tumblr.com/

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Currently Spinning- The Distillers “Sing Sing Death House”

 

 

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SkrillNxD

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Dark Side of the Moon

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20As far as online boutiques go, Bona Drag is a rare find, and one of my favorites. Slightly edgier than Nasty Gal, less hipster/doesn’t take itself quite as seriously as Urban Outfitters (although I still am a frequent shopper at both retailers).

I remember stumbling upon BD a few years ago after finding a sweet pair of studded Capezio ballet slippers on their website. Back then they mostly sold jewelry and awesome accessories, and while they’ve grown to now include women’s and men’s fashion as well, they still have the most perfectly curated jewelry collection I’ve ever seen.

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http://bonadrag.com

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BLK DNM

blkdnmImage via @blkdnm instagram. Love this look.

Blazer 6 & Leather pant 6.

http://www.blkdnmcloseup.com/

 

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Alexander Wang Spring 2013 Campaign

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aw7The Alexander Wang Spring RTW campaign.

I flipped over this. Gorgeous.

 

 

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