Sonntag, 23. September 2012

Japan & South Korea 1 Month Trip!

Hello everyone!

As promised, I will show you some photos I took during my trip in August!

I visited Japan for almost 3 weeks and South Korea for 2 weeks.
It was the first time I flew and I was a bit nervous before the first take off.
But, my anxiety flew by as we reached the highest point.
We flew to Vienna, Austria first and then continued to Japan.
The flight was really calm but really long, almost 12 hours!

After 2 weeks in Japan, we drove by speed boat from Fukuoka to Busan, South Korea within 3 hours.

After that stay, we headed back to Tokyo by plane for a few more days in Japan before we started our journey home!

Here are some pictures to give you a little glimpse of what I saw!

View over Fukuoka. 
We drove the Ferris Wheel by night which was awesome!

Tokyo Sky Tree

Atomic Bomb Dome

We visited the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Museum which was very interesting on the one hand but really sad on the other.

Free-range deers on Miyajima Island

Beautiful Itsukushima-Shrine on Miyajima Island...

... and the famous Torii

Drinkig Matcha Green Tea in a beautiful park near Fukuoka City.

Little hidden Temple in Meguro, a Tokyo district famous for traditional and modern furniture

Tokyo Plaza in Omotesando, Tokyo district famous for its high-end fashion brands like Louis Vuitton, Prada, Miu Miu, Chanel, Dior, Maison Martin Margiela and its japanese brands like Yoji Yamamoto, Issey Miyake or Kenzo.

Prada Aoyama Building

Art in Omotesando

End of Harajuku´s Takeshita Dori

Drinking Matcha Latte in the Hello Kitty Café in Himeji

South Korea!

Bulguksa Temple in Gyeongju

Colourful Lampions near Seokguram Grotto, Gyeongju

Rainy Temple Stay in Haeinsa Temple

Plastic Dishes in the shop windows of restaurants, characteristically for Japan and South Korea. Here some "food" in Seoul. 

Stylish boutiques in Insadong and Bukchon, trend districts in Seoul 

Delicious breakfast in Paris Baguette, our favourite café in South Korea!

Hope you enjoyed these photos!

Have a great evening!


Samstag, 22. September 2012

OOTD/FOTD 22/09/2012

Hello everyone!

After 3 weeks working in my new job, I can say that I really like it!

Everyday, I learn new things and school is great, as well!

Today, I want to show you a quick outfit and make-up of the day.
Today is the calandaric beginning of autumn, so it was a bit chilly outside. Because of the weather, I decided to wear my leather jacket and nylon tights underneath my skirt, for the first time this year!

Hope you enjoy my outfit!

 Leather Jacket: Orsay
Printed Shirt: Monki
Mauve Skirt: H&M
Platform Booties: Harajuku, Japan
Bag: ebay

alverde foundation (color & care make-up, 10 light beige/ mineral make-up, 01 naturelle)
--> I mix them up to get my perfect colour!

alverde camouflage (001 sand)

essence eyebrow pencil (02 brown)
essence eyebrow gel

Skeyeline liquid eyeliner (04 brown)
essence multi action mascara (blackest black)

kiko matt finished lipstick (10)

P.S Stay tuned for my Japan and South Korea trip experience!
I will post some photos tomorrow, I promise!

Have a great weekend and a good start into the next week!


Sonntag, 9. September 2012

Japan & South Korea Haul!

Hello everyone!

Today, I´m going to show you my shoppings finds I bought during my 4 week trip to Japan and South Korea.

I´m really excited because among those purchases, there are a lot of very special and awesome bargains!

Hope you´ll like them, too!

One day, we visited Himeji, a touristic town where you can visit the huge and beautiful Himeji Castle. There we went through some shopping arcades and I found this girly dress. I love its combination in colours and I only paid 20€ which is cheap for japanese clothing.

We also went to Forever 21 and I found this chunky bangle with a two leopard head closure. It´s a great statement piece and I paid around 12€ for it.

On our last day in Japan, we went to Harajuku and Omotesando. We walked through the streets where High End designers had their flagship stores. There, we went to Tokyu Plaza which is a new department store for young people. There, I got those earrings which I really like. They represent THAT japanese style to me! Afterwards, we went to La Foret which is another department store for the younger generation. All of the japanese lolita and visual kei fashion brands have their stores in one part of the mall. In another part, I got this bangle in a little second hand store. Last but not least, we danderd through Takeshita Dori in Harajuku which is a meeting point for all the young people with an eccentric japanese style. There I got this awesome black faux leather platform boots. I love the design and its fit!

I got this beautiful smaragd green ring and those flower patterned short in a little vintage boutique in Gyeongju which is a town in the south east of South Korea.

Love the colour of the ring and its vintage charme. The shorts fit very well and they were not that expensive.

I got those beautiful earrings in a little shop, near our housing in Seoul, where only handcrafted jewellery was sold. I love the design, it´s chic but simple.

In Insadong, which is a trendy but traditional neighbourhood in Seoul, I got those handmade jewellery which exists only once! The nice shop owner made the jewellery herself and designd those earrings consistent with the bracelet just for me!

In Gyeongju, we visited the Gyeongju Folk Village, where tourists can get a glimpse of what the traditional handcraft is about.

There, I bought this blue green jade ring. I love its special colour and that I only paid 6€ for it!

Hope you´d enjoyed my collective asian haul and got a sneak peak of what japanese and korean fashion is about!

Next time I will show you some pictures I took during our stay in Asia.

Julia ♥

Freitag, 7. September 2012

I´m back!

Hello everyone!

I´m back in Germany!

I had awesome 4 weeks in Japan and South Korea! It was a great experience !

By travelling around, we discovered a lot of different places and different landscapes.

Within the range of beauty and fashion, I saw many new and different styles and gained a lot of new impressions!

Shopping is really big in Asia, so I had the chance to buy some really nice things which I´m going to show you within the next few days!

Among my purchases, there are jewellery, clothes and shoes. I also bought some presents for my family and friends.

This week, my apprenticeship, Media Management,  began! I´m really happy and excited about what will happen the next days!

Hope you also have a great time!

See you to my next post!

Julia ♥