All posts tagged Fashion


  • You can find clean and friendly nail salons everywhere in Korea.
    Choose a color – a visit to the nail salon
    August 30, 2011, No comments

    Not just a color; choose a design, too. From the simply chic to the fantastically whimsical, Korean nail artists offer you a wide array of choices to adorn your fingers and toes, giving a literal sense to the saying, “stylish…

  • Lotte Main Dept. Store in Sogong-dong
    The major Korean department stores
    July 8, 2011, No comments

    “A place with a hundred riches” is the literal translation for the Korean word for department store, baekhwajeom (백화점). Like its name, the main attraction of department stores is the one-stop shopping opportunity,…

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    Demystifying Korean sizes
    July 4, 2011, No comments

    I’m forever stumped by sizes in other countries. I’m quite sure it is the same vice-versa. What I find the most baffling is how X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large is completely different wherever I go. I’m…

  • The Doota buildiing
    Shopping in Dongdaemun – Doota
    April 22, 2011, 1 Comment

    The area around Dongdaemun, the East Gate of old Seoul, has been a popular shopping location for nearly a century. Mainly the heart of a traditional market, the area has developed over the years and is currently known…

  • An artwork by Jeff Koons at the Leeum
    Hannam-dong, where art and culture meet
    February 10, 2011, No comments

    Hannam-dong has long been considered one of the best residential areas in Seoul, conveniently located at the heart of the city, flanked by Mt. Namsan and the Han River. Located near Itaewon, a well-known and ethnically…