I was on youtube last night, going through some videos to prepare for my upcoming trip to Seoul, Korea when I stumbled upon this pretty Korean makeup artist named Pony. Her real name is Hye Min Park and she has a youtube channel called Pony’s Beauty Diary. The more I watched her, the more enamored I became. She seemed normal, dorky, and real.
We’re all familiar with Michelle Phan, the PixiWoo sisters, and Lisa Eldridge on youtube. Here is a fresh asian voice and face to follow!
Check her out:
Pony is considered “Ulzzang” which means “best face” in Korean. Korean beauty, I’ve noticed, value large, round eyes, pale skin, an oval shaped face, and an innocent and cute manner. They tend to shy away from anything overly sexy. This is in contrast to American or Western beauty which focuses on strong, angular beauty– all cheekbones, arched eyebrows, and tan skin. These differences in cultural values is interesting to observe. We all work against or towards an idea of beauty–whether you want to be gothic and daring or sweet and innocent, it’s all a kind of persona we are creating for ourselves.
So, remember, make-up is fun. It doesn’t and shouldn’t define you but is an avenue of experimentation and transformation.
That being said, we have a new feature on our website. We partnered with Stylecaster.com to implement a new app called “Virtual Makeover”
You’ll see it up above in the tabs. If you click on it, you can follow the prompts to virtually try on any hairstyle or look.
So be sure to check it out. Oh, and if you like anything you virtually “try on” the product is available to purchase right through the app! Leave a comment if you have any questions. Have fun!
Looks like leggings will still be trending into 2014. Deal with it. Above, Models walk the runway at the ROB-ART by Katya Rozhdestvenskaya show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia S/S 2014 on October 29, 2013 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia)
JAKARTA, INDONESIA – OCTOBER 22: A model walks the runway showcases design by Motonari Ono at the Tokyo Fashion Week show during Jakarta Fashion Week 2014 at Senayan City on October 22, 2013 in Jakarta. (Photo by Dachri Megantara/Feminagroup)
The S.P.A.R.K. (Smart, Powerful, and Remarkable Kids) Youth Empowerment Event was held on Tuesday, November 12th from 5:00-8:00pm at the Art Directors Club. In an effort to help reduce the dropout rate amongst NYC students in low income areas, SPARK collaborated with Wishbone to empower young people to continue their education.
The below featured panelists shared their life experiences with the students / audience to provide insights into achieving goals in school, career and life.
Beth Bugdaycay, CEO & Co-Founder, Rebecca Taylor
Mark French, Founder, Court Grip and Partner, MissionkAthletecar
Brooke Danielson, Associate Editor, GLAMOUR
Marc Sampogna, Founder and Managing Director, Canopy Brand Group
Marie Camaya, Senior Director of Event Marketing, Nickelodeon
The panel discussion was followed by a high energy teen fashion show sponsored by Aéropostale.
Students were given the opportunity to walk the runway wearing everyday fashion basics that can be worn at school and at work. They walked with pure confidence and enjoyed being a part of a great event.
As they say, don’t be scared of rejection and don’t quit. Create access for yourself and network. Get involved volunteering or interning.
For information or to make a donation, please see below websites: