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August 2018

Meet Stephanie Ahn!

Meet Stephanie Ahn,  blogger from Toronto, Canada who loves fashion, K-pop, good eats, and versatile fashion. Here, she shares her fashion tips, makeup routine, favorite travel destinations and more with KOODING. To learn more about what inspired her to become a blogger, the best Toronto eats from a local, and more, read on.

 

Q: What inspires your fashion?

SA: Anything – trends, family, friends, music, and different cultures. I get inspired on the daily and wear whatever I’m into! 

Q: What influences your fashion style most?

SA: My mood influences my fashion style the most. My style is very diverse and I definitely do not stick to one specific style or type of clothing. Depending on how I’m feeling, I’ll go for edgy, cute, or a classy look. 

Q: What is your favorite item in your closet and why?

SA: My current favorite item in my closet is my brown leather backpack. Backpacks are an accessory that I do not normally gravitate towards but I’ve been digging the way it looks with my outfits lately.

Q: What is the best fashion investment you’ve ever made?

SA: I recently purchased a white clothing rack and it has honestly been so helpful when planning my outfits ahead of time. Would 100% recommend anyone to get a good quality rack for themselves!  

Q: What inspired you to become an influencer

SA: One of my best friends is a blogger and suggested I start an Instagram account. I decided to give it a shot and I really enjoyed it. I love sharing my outfits and lifestyle with my followers and it’s truly motivating that I can be an inspiration and create an impact for others as well! 

Q: What is your skincare routine

SA:

1. Chanel – La Mousse Anti-Pollution Cleansing Cream-to-foam

  1. Chanel- La Mousse Anti-Pollution Cleansing Cream-to-foam
  2. Swiss Line – Watershock Purifying Toner
  3. SKII – Facial Treatment Essence
  4. Tony Moly – Master Lab Real Mask Sheets (Intensive Hydrating or Vitamin C Brightening)
  5. Swiss Line – Force Vitale Aqua Vitale Serum 24
  6. Mary Kay – TimeWise Age-Fighting Moisturizer
  7. Shiseido – BioPerformance LiftDynamic Eye Treatment

I’d love to try these products from KOODING’s Beauty Studio:

  1.  Brilliant Tone Up E.G.G Oil https://www.kooding.com/Brilliant-Tone-Up-E.G.G.-Oil.html?cvarid=5ad8ce155128d0ea8d7912a9&cty=p&caicn=cai_view
  2. Seven Days Vitamin Mist https://www.kooding.com/Seven-Days-Vitamin-Mist.html?cvarid=5ad8ce155128d0ea8d7912a9&cty=p&caicn=cai_view
  3. Miracle Marina Collagen For Face Eye Cream https://www.kooding.com/Miracle-Marine-Collagen-For-Face-Eye-Cream.html?cvarid=5ad8ce155128d0ea8d7912a9&cty=p&caicn=cai_view

It’s very extensive, but I quickly came to realize how important a proper skin care routine is. I think of skincare as an investment and for someone who was definitely not blessed with perfect skin, this routine has helped me achieve healthy and glowing skin. 

Q: What is your makeup routine

SA: 1. Shiseido – Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 42 For Face

  1. Makeup Forever – Full Cover Concealer
  2. Nars – All Day Luminous Foundation
  3. Too Faced – Peach Perfect Matte Setting Powder
  4. Nars – Laguna Bronzer (for eyeshadow) 
  5. NYX – Waterproof liner in Mink
  6. Kat Von D – Tattoo Liner
  7. L’oreal  – Telescopic Mascara
  8. Nars – Laguna Bronzer (for contour) 
  9. Nars – Orgasm Powder Blush
  10. Colourpop Golden State of Mind Palette – Golden Egg shadow for highlight
  11. Colourpop Brink for lips

Q: What is one thing most people don’t know about you?

SA: I’m obsessed with Korean variety shows, K-pop, and K-dramas 🙂 Ask me anything about Korean news and I’ll tell you all the juicy deets. 😋

Q: What’s your favorite thing about living in Toronto?

SA: I love the hustle of the city and the diverse people. You can really see that the people in Toronto are determined and working hard to reach their goals. The city inspires me to keep pushing and live a fast-paced life. 

Q: Where are your go to hang out spots, eats, and cafes in Toronto?

SA: Currently, I am loving Lavelle and Constantine to brunch. My go to restaurants are Little Piggy for some quality K-BBQ and KAKA for good sushi. But, my absolute favorite place to hang and eat is Kensington Market. Here you’ll find the most delicious eats for cheap and is probably one of the most unique and fun spots in Toronto. Some of my favorite restaurants in Kensington Market are Rasta Pasta for the best Jamaican food and Seven Lives for the tastiest fish tacos!

Q: Where are your favorite travel destinations and why (both in the states and other countries)?

SA: For the States, I recently traveled to LA for the first time and fell in love with the city. It’s a mix of the hustle from Toronto and chill, laid-back vibes. I still can’t decide if I like Toronto or LA better though! For Europe, my favorite destinations are Rome and Venice, Italy. I was in awe of the beautiful architecture every second I was there and would 100% recommend everyone to visit. Also, the food was 10/10. For Asia, obviously Korea! I go to Korea every other year to visit family and friends and it’s probably my ultimate favorite travel destination. The food, culture, and people are all amazing and I never get tired of it. I’m missing it now just thinking about it. 🙂 

Q: What are your travel essentials?

SA: Currently – Face masks, leather jacket, and resistant bands. Face masks are a must for me as my skin tends to suffer from the change in climates and location. My leather jacket pairs up with any outfit I wear so I always make sure to pack it. Lastly, I always pack my resistant bands so I can work out daily on the go and anywhere.

Q: What goals would you like to achieve before 2019?

SA: My main goal is to move my digital content creation to the next level. I want to continue to create unique and inspiring content for myself and my followers but kick it up a notch. 

Q: What is your favorite thing about KOODING?

SA: I love that KOODING houses so many of my favorite Korean clothing brands. This allows me to shop for any style and any trendy clothing piece I want. The site is also updated with new items regularly so I always have a huge selection to shop from.

To shop Stephanie’s favorite KOODING looks visit:

https://www.kooding.com/Whats-Hot/Influencer-Closet/Stephanie-Ahn/

And follow Stephanie’s Instagram & YouTube channels!

Happy Shopping!

 

What’s Hot: Style Picks by KOODING

Plaid

The once preppy pattern has become an edgy street style in Korean fashion trends. Plaid styles from skirts to jumpsuits, to this super-feminine Mocobling Eyelet Blouse are now a trendy street fashion trend and we’re obsessed with it.

Girls Eyelet Blouse by MOCOBLING

K-Pop Trends

There are a few chic trends to follow this summer in K-pop inspired fashion. Cut-outs, off-the-shoulder and crops tops like this Crop Vent Sleeveless Tee by Choper are all favorite picks. Of course, graphic wear and athleisure street fashion are always popular.

Vacation Styles

KOODING has everything you need to get ready for a vacation get away; bikinis, canvas totes, whimsical summer dresses and more. This Revenon Bikini N Dress Set by Jstyle is the perfect choice. This three-piece set is convenient and ready to go to warmer climates with you.

Comfy & Casual

Korean fashion definitely embraces the casual chic style. Summer is the time to be comfortably fashionable. Graphic tees, stripes, and cozy jumpsuits are perfect summer wear, especially our in Ba Ba Linen Pants by LaGirl.

Korean Street Style

The Korean streetwear trends this summer are chic, in vogue, and as always edgy. Experiment with layers, crop tops paired with plaid button-up shirts. Play up androgynous looks with wide-leg denim and ball caps. Enhance your silhouette in boxy tees paired with sneakers and add fun details to your outfit for extra glamour. Destroyed Denim Pants by Choper are classic ripped jeans that can be worn casual or dressed up. Ripped jeans are comfortable, versatile, and always stylish.

Menswear

Korean fashion styles for men range from casual pieces to refined, more polished looks. Casual streetwear stylesinclude graphic and oversized tees and athletic wear. Clothing can always be mixed and matched to fit one’s original and unique style. Korean streetwear can range from preppy, to edgy, to vintage. There is so much room for every personality to be expressed. Slim-fitting pants and cropped slacks are popular picks for men this summer. Collared shirts can be worn casual or more formally like this silky, chic Pocket Open Collar Shirt by RedHomme.

Romantic

Romantic styles are trending this summer. Ruffled, light blouses are perfect for work or casual settings. Add a hint of flair with charming cold shoulder pieces or poetic lace. Flowydresses are ultra glamorous, especially in dainty florals and romantic lace styles. Idyllic colors like lilac, soft white, and delicate pink are perfect for a romantic look. This bright, cheery yellow Flower Age Dress by Cherryville is perfect for summer occasions and events.

Flower Age Dress by Cherryville

Work Ready

Bows and ruffles, fashion blouses, and pencil skirts are a great fit for work. Prean Blouse by Withipun is well-paired with skinny pants or a skirt. Stay stylish even at work! www.KOODING.com.

Summer Skin Essentials

The summer elements can be harsh on your skin. In order to keep your skin soft, supple, and always fresh here are a few of our favorite Korean skincare suggestions from KOODING.

Mild Sunscreen by Like I’m 5

Like I’m 5 Mild Sunscreen

Protecting our face and body from the strong and vibrant summer sun is a must and using a good quality sunscreen Like I’m 5 is an essential start. This Korean beauty brand designed by Eugene, a former member of the K-pop group SES,is free of harsh ingredients and safe for the most sensitive skin. The product is designed for all ages including infants. Protect your skin from harmful UV rays with one of the best Korean skincare sunscreens in the market.

Like I’m 5 Healing Oil Balm

Like I’m 5 Healing Oil Balm is created to be the gentlest oil balm skincare that you can buy.The purity and quality is evident in the luxurious experience this healing balm provides as it absorbs at your skin’s temperature for deep hydration. All of the ingredients are natural, non-GMO, and never tested on animals.

Like I’m 5 Cream

Like I’m 5 cream is ultra hydrating and ideal for sensitive skin. This cream nourishes your skin and faceto make it look and feelboth fresh and radiant. It has a calming effect on the skin and moisturizes deeper than intensive creams without the oily feel.

Solution Face Mask by Xoul

When traveling on summer holidays it is essential to keep your skin clean and hydrated. Remove the impurities from your skin with Xoul Solution Face Mask. These face masks clean, firm, and moisturize your face with every use. They’re convenient and perfect for traveling! These finely-made cotton masks are formulated to help your skin quickly draw in moisture.

Miracle Marine Collagen For Face Eye Cream

Miracle Marine Collagen For Face Eye Cream

For extra protection and restoration, Miracle Marine Collagen keeps your skin looking ageless. This Korean skincare line by Ischia has been formulated for the most delicate skin around the eyes. Miracle Marine Collagen is created for all skin-types and is hypo-allergenic. Marine collagen and Italian spring water make this skincare product superior quality. Moisturize, brighten, and protect your face and eye area with this exceptional skincare. www.KOODING.com

Fashion with Keri H.

Keri is a fashion blogger based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

She has a pet bunny named Momo who even has her own adorable bed (courtesy of Ikea.) See her on-point fashion sense, life as a bunny mom, and self-shot photography @mskerih. You can also read more on her blog  www.anenclothedcognition.com that expands on the effect wardrobe has cognitively, her fashion tips, and more. <3

 

Q: What gives you fashion inspiration daily?

KH: Instagram, architecture, and mood

 

Q: What influences your fashion style most?

KH: My mood

 

Q: What is your favorite item in your closet and why?

KH: Thrifted Armani silk shirt

 

Q: What is the best fashion investment you’ve ever made?

KH: Mom style vintage jeans

 

Q: Tell me about Momo

KH:  She’s the sassiest bunny ever and a lot of fun, I’m a crazy bunny mom.

 

Q: East coast or west coast?

KH: East coast

 

Q: Black coffee or latte?

KH: Black

 

Q: Sweet or savory?

KH: Both

 

Q: Favorite places to go?

KH: Olde City and Wissahickon Valley Park

 

Q: What is your favorite thing about KOODING?

KH: The quality of products

 

 

To shop Keri’s picks and similar looks visit www.KOODING.com

https://www.kooding.com/Side-Shirred-Plaid-Skirt-CHO00009563.html

https://www.kooding.com/Unpretentiousness-Flower-Long-Dress.html

https://www.kooding.com/Urban-Dress-BEN0001466.html

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