Going Korean

How fitting is it that I modeled for Sparkling Magazine, a magazine that is dedicated to all things KPOP? I can no longer count how many times I’ve been mistaken for a Korean (or Japanese. Come to think of it, more times as a Japanese than Korean). Even fellow Chinese people ask me if I’m really full Chinese. I’m not complaining though. I’m actually a fan of Kpop. Although extremely selective fandom because I only know 2ne1 and Big Bang members and songs by heart. There are just too many KPOP groups out there! And so many of them have more than 5 members! I might end up not sleeping at all with all the stalking I have to do haha! :)

Fun fact: you’ll be surprised at how many people in the fashion industry are KPOP fans! Sooooooo manyyyyyy!

Modeling the side braid. I’ve actually been doing the hairstyle since way back and I love it! I recommend the ‘do for long days or when your bangs don’t fall the way you want them to. Go ahead and try it!

(Make-up by Katie Kim of Park Jun Beauty Lab | Hair by Cindy Lee of Park Jun Beauty Lab | Styling by Cindy Go | Photography by BJ Pascual)

The shoot took place at Park Jun, the salon I go to! Too bad it wasn’t my stylist, Jinny Kim, who made me up (although she did help out, which made me love her even more). Nonetheless, Katie and Cindy did an awesome job. I loved my hair and make-up that day! Korean make-up always looks so effortless, dewy and fresh. I don’t know how they do it! But I did learn a trick or two! Like for my lips, Katie used a close-to-bright-red lipstick. Initially, my heart skipped a beat when Katie whipped it out because I thought she was going all out! I really can’t, for the life of me, pull off red lips, no matter how much I want to. But then Katie started applying it on the center of my lower and upper lip. She then got a lighter shade (close to pale) and used that to spread the color, dabbing from the center outwards. Voila! Sweet lips!

Koreans and their ways. SO COOL!

8 Responses to “Going Korean”
  1. Kelay

    I had my hair permed at Park Jun’s and it ended up more damaged. I went to their salon last October to have my hair permed but they said that my hair is too damaged that I need to have my hair treated. So I availed of their promo – the Mucota Treatment which cost me almost 20K for six sessions. I noticed that my hair became healthier so I even bought their Home treatment. After the sixth session last November 30, they said the next time I go back, I can have my hair permed already. Last December 8, I went back to Park Jun’s and asked if they can already have it permed (as I always do). The senior stylist checked my hair and gave it a GO so I was happy. They said I need to have it treated AND permed that day so I agreed. So they did all the rituals… and after 6 hours of waiting, my hair is ready for rinsing… The assistant talked to me and told me that the perm did not really had an effect because my hair is too dry… So I need to have it treated and I need to do the maintenance which involves twisting my hair every now and then to have the “permed” effect. The senior stylist talked to me and said that my hair is too dry I need to have it cut — Whaat? After all the money I spent to have my hair treated they will say the reason why the perm did not take effect is because my hair is “too dry?” After all the money I spent for the treatment, the recommendation is to have it CUT? I even asked them if I can have it permed… If they said NO, I wouldn’t force it anyways… I was planning to go back to their salon to have my hair fixed again because in the first place it was their salon who treated my hair and then have it damaged because of the Perming process. I will check with them if they can have my hair treated for free (at least the 6 sessions I paid for to have my hair treated).

    What I plan now is to have my hair cut after 1 month if this would not get better. 30K of treatment and perming wasted…

    • itscamilleco

      You should discuss this with them. I actually go to Park Jun myself and am happy with the service they give me. I’m so sad to hear about what happened to you. I hope they can fix it. :(

  2. Nicole

    wow!! I didn’t expect that you’re a Kpop fan!! And when you said that in the fashion industry there are many kpop fans!! It’s like “oh em gee!!!”. I, myself, is a kpop fan and i also love fashion!!!

  3. Ara

    Wow, I’ve didn’t expect that you’ll like kpop. I don’t usually listen to kpop but when I do, I only listen those really popular songs and some songs of 2NE1 and Super Junior. I’m not really into kpop, I’m a kdrama fan! Most of the songs in my playlist are all korean(they are all ost’s from kdramas i watched and some are from 2NE1, Suju, and SNSD). I love Korea :D

  4. Ida Paterno

    Haha, I knew it’s you :)) I’m a fan of KPOP myself. It’s nice to know that my favorite fashion designer is also a KPOP fan. ^^

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