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Korean Fashion Black Friday Deals: What You Need To Know

Whether you’re going early Christmas gift shopping or want to amplify your wardrobe, our sitewide Korean fashion Black Friday deals have something for everyone. Read on for a sneak peek of the savings to come:

1. Coats

High-quality coats can be pricey; however, they can be oh, so worth it in terms of quality, fit, and style. Finding the right coat that will last you years to come is no easy task — well, until KOODING’s outerwear collection, that is.

L: Wool Stretch Semi Overfit Coat R: Wool Slimfit Single Coat

For timeless pieces with endless style, opt for brands like Basic House and Mind Bridge. Their coats are sleek, come in classic colors, and look good with everything. With both brands on sale, it’s never been a better time to invest in these gorgeous coats that will last ages.

2. Denim

Nothing beats the perfect pair of jeans. Our selection of Korean denim ensures you’ll find your favorite pair. Whether you’re looking for a classic or unique pair of jeans, we’ve got you covered.

This Black Friday, KOODING will be dropping prices on the iconic Chuu 5KG Jeans. Snag the ultra-skinny Chuu 5KG Jeans in Vol 114 for an everyday look or the straight-legged and mega-comfy Chuu 5KG Hobbit Jeans in Vol 105 for an edgy 90’s aesthetic. Chuu’s denim comes in multiple colors (like black) and finishes (like distressed and acid-wash), giving you tons of selection to choose from.

 

3. Makeup & Skincare

Whether you’re into Korean skincare or makeup products (or both), KOODING’s K-beauty collection is the ultimate source for curated Korean beauty products.

Saving on good skin has never been easier: iconic beauty brand SNP will be on sale for Black Friday as will high-end, luxury skincare line Evercell. For an indie K-beauty brand to fall in love with, consider MILLION RED‘s line of eyeshadow palettes, cushion foundation, and more. Nail art and nail care will also be on sale — look for Korean nail brand withshyan.

Which KOODING Korean fashion Black Friday deals are you looking most forward to? Sound off in the comments & stay tuned for more Black Friday updates!

How popular K-Fashion Brands Do Korean Winter Fashion (for Men & Women)

No one does cozy & trendy like K-fashion brands. We love seeing what top Korean fashion brands like Chuu, Basic House, and Mind Bridge bring out for the colder months and the Korean winter fashion trends that will define not only the season, but our wardrobes as well. 

As the cold weather months approach us (and while KOODING has their 15% off Early Winter Faves Sale), here are the hottest trends in Korean winter fashion to get you excited for the season:

Cool Hoodies & Sweatshirts

Korean style hoodies and sweatshirts are always in fashion for their versatility and unique designs. Winter 2019’s version combines muted hues with simple patterns and graphics for a minimalistic, understated look.

Pictured: CP Span Graphic Overfit SweatshirtDouble Graphic Hoodie Sweatshirt

BASIC HOUSE’s selection of trendy Korean sweaters is the perfect addition to any winter wardrobe. Even better? Their range of sweaters and trendy hoodies are unisex, meaning anyone can find their ideal style with ease.

 

Fashionable Turtlenecks

Turtlenecks have always been a winter essential, but Chuu has taken it to the next level with their unique neck shapes. 

Pictured: Anyway Together Knit, Human Peach Knit Vol 7

From cut-out cold shoulder sweaters to wide-neck turtlenecks in the fluffiest of knits, Chuu’s selection of cute turtleneck, crewneck, and mock neck sweaters for winter 2019 are guaranteed to make you look chic while keeping warm. Pair them with your favorite pair of Chuu 5KG Jeans for a sleek and casual moment or a miniskirt for a preppy vibe.

 

Sleek Outerwear

2019 Korean winter fashion is all about looking effortlessly put together; that’s why Seoul’s most stylish are loving outerwear by Mind Bridge. The men’s, women’s, and unisex brand has great options for those looking to invest in a piece that’s not only trendy, but timeless.

Pictured: Wool Stash Standard Single Coat, Wool Slimfit Single Coat

To keep it classic, we recommend opting for jackets and coats neutral colors, like oatmeal beige, navy, and gray.

So, what are your K-fashion faves this season? What trends have you been noticing? Sound off in the comments & save 15% off our early winter faves (for both men and women) for a very limited time!

4 Everyday Dresses That Give Major Halloween Energy

As much as we love Halloween costumes, there is nothing better than a DIY costume that you can pull straight from your closet. Not only is it more cost-effective to wear a Halloween costume from things you already own, but it also lets you create a costume that’s perfectly you.

With just a few hair, makeup, and accessory changes, these five everyday dresses can transform from day to Halloween night:

 

Diagonal Strap Half Long Dress by OPEN THE DOOR

An edgy twist to the classic wrap dress, this frock is embellished with a simple silver buckle for maximum versatility. Even better, this dress can layer over any garment of your choosing, making it super easy to change up your look no matter the time of year.

 

Cute Snow Flower Dress by Fiona

Angel vibes, anyone? This dress can easily transform from a girly and fun costume to a soft and delicate option for a brunch with friends or any special occasion.

 

Flutter Moment Dress by chuu

Is there a costume more classic than Wednesday Addams, the queen of Halloween herself? A black dress with a white collar will always be reminiscent of the spooky icon, but this number by chuu can also transfer into the rest of the year as an easy way to look elegant, classy, and chic.

 

Del List Mini Set by LAGIRL

No matter what time of year, this top and skirt set is an adorable and easy going casual look. During the Halloween season, though, this set gives off total Beetlejuice vibes thanks to the neon green stripes. A pair of classic black sneakers and thigh high socks creates a punky aesthetic that looks cute and chic year round.

What’s your Halloween costume this year? Are you buying it, going full on DIY, or a little bit of both? Let us know in the comments!

The Indie Brand Taking K-beauty by Storm: Our Top MILLION RED Picks

Tired of the same old, same old K-beauty products? Itching for a Korean beauty brand that truly speaks to your makeup and skincare needs? Say hello to MILLION RED, an indie K-beauty brand that’s blending color theory and life’s most vivid experiences to create a full range of Korean makeup products.

MILLION RED makes makeup inspired by life’s everyday moments. As a brand, MILLION RED is represented by gorgeous imagery, delicate looks, and unique-yet-wearable shades. As defined by their tagline “Color in your moment”, they firmly believe that makeup is not only meant to highlight your appearance but express who you are and what you believe in.

Source: MILLION RED

Here, the top 3 MILLION RED makeup and skincare products we just can’t live without:

For A Dewy Glow: Light-Up Sun Balm SPF 50+ PA+++

K-beauty has never seen a primer quite like this: with a deliciously pink tint and celestial glow that would make the moon jealous, the MILLION RED Light-Up Sun Balm makes shiny skin dreams come true. 

Oddly satisfying beauty: the watery, hydrating texture of the MILLION RED Light-Up Sun Balm

This pact-type primer does way more than just give your skin the appearance of a healthy glow; thanks to a combination of Centella Asiatica (AKA “cica”), Alaskan glacial water, and ceramides, the Light-Up Sun Balm gives a boost of anti-redness, cooling, and moisturizing power. Even better, the Light-Up Sun Balm comes with a 50+ PA+++ SPF for an additional layer of sun protection.

 

For A Pop of Color: Fiction Lip

For impossibly good lip color, look to MILLION RED’s Fiction Lip. Available in 11 ultra-flattering shades, these long-lasting lip tints are perfect for day-to-night glam. These comfortable, fluffy tints are truly the every-person’s lip product; whether you’re a lover of ultra-matte lipsticks or lightweight, pigmented pouts, the Fiction Lip’s airy texture and vivid, buildable color are qualities any makeup lover can appreciate.

MILLION RED Fiction Lip Swatches (Source: MILLION RED)

Not a fan of color? Worry not — the Fiction Lip in Moment of Projection is a clear gloss that delivers seriously high shine.

 

For a Relaxing Sheet Mask Sesh: Blanc de Rouge Bio-Cellulose Mask

We all know the feeling of defeat and exhaustion after a long day at work and/or school. It’s days like these that make a multi-step skincare routine seem absolutely impossible, especially when all you want to do is relax.

The Blanc de Rouge Bio-Cellulose Masks‘s ultra-thin sheet (Source: MILLION RED)

Enter the MILLION RED Blanc de Rouge Bio-Cellulose Mask: not only does this mask minimize your skincare routine’s steps by acting as an ultra-rich essence and serum, but it also treats multiple common skin concerns with clean, safe ingredients. Those in need of a moisture replenishment will appreciate the mask’s ceramide content while those who want youthful and bright skin will notice the free radical-fighting, collagen promoting benefits of grape extract. The ultra-thin, no-slip sheet feels like a comfortable second skin, giving you the ability to move around and multi-task (if you desire). Just wash, tone, apply, and chill.

 

Also within the MILLION RED collection are two 9-pan palettes (named DELIGHT ME and SATISFY ME) and natural coverage cushion foundation (available in 6 shades).

 

Have you entered our MILLION RED Giveaway on Instagram? Click here for details on how to enter!

The Best Korean Fashion: Our Top #KOODING Looks

Every day, we are amazed by the looks served and outfits created using KOODING’s selection of Korean and global fashion.

We’re also firm believers that the KOODING community is the most stylish out there. Because of this, we want to dedicate this week’s post to YOU, your style, and how you rock Korean fashion and global style. Here, the #KOODING looks we can’t get enough of:

 

  1. @jenn_scale in the Balloon Knit Cardigan

CREDIT: @jenn_scale on Instagram

Come through, coziness! We love how Jenny paired this oversized knit cardigan by Choper with a cropped and lace top and matching gray, black, and white pieces.

 

2. @trish_trinh in the More Than Rose Dress

 

CREDIT: @trish_trinh on Instagram

Always the elegant Dior Queen, Trish wears the Cherryville frock with the high-end designer’s bag and black heeled mules for an elevated look that mixes high and low-priced fashion pieces. Even amongst a busy backdrop, Trish stands out in her killer outfit.

 

3. @leo.wz in the Prince Ribbon Tie Blouse

CREDIT: @leo.wz on Instagram

Killing it! We love how Leo styled this unique men’s blouse by OPEN THE DOOR and maintained the brand’s edgy vibe with messy hair and simple earrings.

 

4. @whoisshadia in the Cotton Button Jacket

CREDIT: @whoisshadia on Instagram

What’s prettier than this glowing sunset? Shadia’s perfect everyday casual look featuring a cozy tee, distressed denim, and chunky belt — all tied together with an oversized, utility-inspired jacket by discount Korean fashion brand UZU. We love how she paired basic black booties with the look for a dressed-up touch!

 

Who do you want to see in #KOODING clothes? Who are your favorite Korean fashion Youtubers, Instagrammers, creators, and influencers? Sound off in the comments!

 

Want to see your look on the K-Blog or our Instagram? Don’t forget to tag #KOODING for a chance to be featured!

The Hottest Fashion Trends of Fall 2019, According to Korean Fashion Brands

How fast did the Autumn season hit you? With summertime seeming like an eternity, it’s no surprise that most of us have yet to prepare our fall wardrobes. Worry not: KOODING’s roundup of Fall 2019 fashion trends will have you – and your closet – ready and fashion-forward in no time.

 

Leopard Print

Like it or not, leopard print’s comeback is STRONG. Nearly every Korean fashion brand and designer is utilizing the iconic print in a variety of colors, silhouettes, and styles. While not a brand new concept, leopard print has been experiencing a serious rebirth in the fashion world.

Leopard print is a foolproof way to implement a touch of boldness without leaving your comfort zone.

The best part? Leopard can easily transition as a neutral, making it easy to style with any color of your choosing. We prefer the classic black pairing, as shown by JSTYLE, OPEN THE DOOR, and MOCOBLING.

 

Plaid Outerwear

Plaid is a classic print that can be worn year-round but holds a special place in our hearts during fall. It reminds us of the coziness of flannels and the edgy vibe of punk and goth-inspired outfits, two of the season’s biggest fashion mainstays.

Mind Bridge has a huge selection of plaid blazers that transition perfectly from day to night.

Now, plaid can be seen in sophisticated pieces like the Wool Double Plaid Semi Over Double Long Coat and the Unisex TR Span Paldi Double Coat. The best part? Both of these coats are unisex, meaning anyone is guaranteed to serve looks in them.

 

Midi Skirts

While miniskirts will never truly go out of style, Fall 2019 fashion trends have been fully embracing longer skirt lengths. Whether it’s your favorite content creator, celebrity, or fashion icon, everyone has been seen rocking the midi skirt from bold prints and fabrics (as seen on NANING9) to the subtlest of neutral hues featured in Mind Bridge’s latest collections.

Pictured L-R: Mind Bridge Cotton Span Button H Line Skirt, Sugarfun Slim Linen Long Skirt

Midi-length skirts are also an amazing transitional piece because they can be worn as the weather cools down from the warm summer months. They also look great with sneakers, boots, and any other footwear you want to pair with them for a totally versatile look.

Which of these trends are you most excited about? Sound off in the comments and tag us in your #KOODING fall looks for a chance to be featured on IG!

Korean Skincare Tips to Feed Your Skin

From double cleansing to calming treatments to sheet masks, it looks like beauty-conscious Korean women have all the right tips and tools to get flawless skin. Here are three of our all-time favorite Korean skincare tips that you need to hear!

1. Double Cleansing

In Korea, the first step in any skincare routine asks for two products: an oil-based cleanser that removes impurities, followed by a water-based one that washes away any trace of oil.
Extra tip: always choose gentle alcohol-free cleansers that do not dry out the skin.

2. Essence

A winner among Korean beauty products, essence is key in keeping your skin plump and moisturized throughout the day. Use it after your toner and before your serum by simply placing it in the palm of your hands and patting it onto your face.
Extra tip: to give your skin a quick boost when you are on the go, always keep a hydrating mist such as the 7 Days Vitamin Mist, for extra moisture. Made with soothing mineral water and precious fruit and vegetable extract, it is packed with vitamins and anti-oxidants to replenish skin and strengthen its defense system. Great for all skin types!

Seven Days Vitamin Mist

3. Sheet Masks

Korean skincare is leading in the sheet mask department. Infused with potent ingredients, these are the tailor-made versions of face serums, and can be used whenever your skin needs a boost.
Extra tip: The 7 Days Mask Set is our go-to Korean beauty product for Insta-ready skin. Made with 100% natural ingredients (green tea, pomegranate and aloe, just to name a few), these paraben-free masks hydrates, calms, brightens and repairs the skin, reducing inflammation and giving your skin a radiant glow. Remember to always pat the leftover mask essence over your face and neck since every drop is precious.

Seven Days Mask Set

Discover more about the 7 Day Line and many more on KOODING.com.Storing some of the most coveted Korean cosmetic brands right now, www.KOODING.com is ready to become your one-stop shop for beautiful skin

K-Beauty Solutions for Dry Skin

Dry, flaky, itchy, dull, inflamed skin. Not sure how to tackle it? The answer is MOISTURE.
Korean skincare aims to reverse dry skin one patch at a time with ultra-hydrating formulas packed with nourishing ingredients. Having said that, we have rounded up three amazing Korean skincare products that will help improve your skin’s barrier function, which means moisture is locked in while irritants are kept out.

1. Waterfall CeraCrown Crystal Mist

Waterfall CeraCrown Crystal Mist
The name says it all. This ultra-nourishing mist offers threefold hydration leaving your skin fresh and smooth without the sticky feel. Formulated with natural ceramides and plant extracts, this perfecting mist is to be used after the toner and before the serum or moisturizer, so all the active ingredients get absorbed into the skin. Spritz over your face before you leave the house or carry it around to keep your face hydrated and dewy throughout the day.

2. Brilliant Tone Up E.G.G. Cream & Oil Set

Brilliant Tone Up E.G.G. Cream & Oil Set
Here’s another must-have from Ariul, one of our favorite Korean beauty brands. The E.G.G. Cream is enriched with lecithin extracted from fresh egg yolks which works as a great anti-inflammatory, healing the skin and reducing blemishes. Providing 24 hour protection and radiance, this nurturing cream offers maximum benefits when mixed with a drop of the quick-absorbing E.G.G. oil. A precious blend of grapefruit, jojoba, olive and peppermint oils, this product increases moisture levels working wonders even on the driest and most sensitive skin types. Winning duo!

3. Promune Watering Serum Mask

Promune Watering Serum Mask
A staple in Korean skincare, sheet masks are insanely popular all over the world. With Dermaplatz’s Promune Mask you’re in for a pleasant surprise: using probiotics that activate skin’s strength and recover its immunity, this derma-cosmetic is enriched with 26 safe essential ingredients ensuring a deep nourishing effect and plumper skin.

Ready to start your skin revolution with our Korean beauty products? Visit www.KOODING.com to get started.

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!

 

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