District Gal TALK:
Behind the scenes with Areia Creations was one of the most unique professional experiences I’ve had in Seoul. I was invited to style Hany Lee, new ‘Global K-Pop Artist’ (Watch teaser, HERE) and Rydia Kim, also a Soloist and owner of her own clothing line, known as Varyd, to prepare for an upcoming K-Pop debut.
Areia Creations are producing their own artists who appeal to both the Korean public and global market. Hany is from Australia but of Korean decent. Rydia Kim is Korean with an international educated background, so she’s fluent in English and “Aegyo” (Korean cutesy talk).
A few ways to categorize Korean style is innocent, k-pop edgey, and it also has its moments of “girl next door” types which is a bit of a style challenge, especially if you want to combine the three. A mix of textures and complimenting colors immediately popped into my mind (aside from plenty other ideas) for Hany’s adorable heart-shaped face and Rydia’s bold features. The NEW combined look was a result of combining innocent “girl next door” with an edge. MAKEUP was mostly neutral with hints of softness in their eyes and boldness in the lips .
While I was styling the girls and dancing around the studio in my favorite tangerine color booties, I decided why not kill two birds with one stone and take a couple of shoots for DGal’s Studio Lookbook of #WhatIWore otherwise known as #OOTD, such a brilliant idea. I absolutely love this Varyd Clothing Skinny Fox art print Long-Sleeve Cropped sweater layered with a denim blouse underneath. Then I added the p-leather leggings for a touch of sex appeal to my look and finished off the outfit with the orange booties that speak for themselves, plus they’re so comfy – but not the best idea considering I was on my feet all day! 🙁
The Final Looks
WhatIWore (More looks on www.whatiwear.com):
Special thanks to Scorpio Photography, Producers at Areia Creations, Makeup Artist Tessa Jeon, and Hany Lee & Rydia Kim, Models.