Friday, November 23, 2012

On the Street…..Myeungdong, South Korea

The moment I saw her I thought, young Natalie Merchant.


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  1. Simbarashe

    November 23, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    10,000 Maniac, ’92.
    Nice call!

  2. irene

    November 23, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    wow this girl is gorgeous!

  3. Serdane

    November 23, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Love the simplicity of her jacket.


    November 23, 2012 at 5:51 pm

  5. Claire

    November 23, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Love it! And the outfit right by her is the exact opposite

  6. Fotautomat

    November 23, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    I love winters in the northern hemisphere – so many cute things to wear!


    November 23, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Awesome shot! :)

  8. greenclothing

    November 23, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    You are right!! I also like the boots and bags (with studs) on the girl beside her…very on trend

  9. Rachelle

    November 23, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    a bit to boxy for me but her coat is pretty cool.

  10. Liz

    November 23, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    I love the contrast between her and the girl next to her

  11. Ellie

    November 23, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    I just love this look. The intelligent, bookish look. She’s just lovely! The elegance of simplicity, comfort and … flat shoes! (Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face when she was working at the book store – look)

  12. Laura

    November 23, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    I love long dresses under long coats!

  13. Katie

    November 23, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    I love the way she is standing. Her demeanor matches her outfit.

    Katie X

    Sweet Apple Lifestyle

  14. ๊น€์„์˜

    November 23, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Welcome to Korea!! from Seoul

  15. Rhoda Wong

    November 23, 2012 at 9:29 pm

  16. Trendy Bags

    November 23, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    The girl on the right is smokin. Love the look.

  17. Elena

    November 23, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    I love how you captured this huge contrast between these two young women!

  18. Betsy

    November 23, 2012 at 9:57 pm

  19. jiokyung

    November 23, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    oh soheeใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹

    • ๋ฐ•์ค€์‹

      November 25, 2012 at 8:04 am

      ์•„๋Š” ์‚ฌ๋žŒ์ธ๋ฐ ์บ๋‚˜๋‹ค์—์„œ ๋ดค๋˜ ๋ถ„

  20. kim

    November 23, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    i love the flower print of her dress!!

  21. Denisa

    November 24, 2012 at 3:24 am

    Really nice coat.

  22. ๊น€๋ฏผ์ˆ˜

    November 24, 2012 at 3:59 am

    ํ•œ๊ตญ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ์„ ๋ณด๋‹ˆ ์™ ์ง€ ๋ชจ๋ฅผ ๋ฐ˜๊ฐ€์›€์ด ์žˆ๋„ค์š”.

    • JoHyeYeon

      November 26, 2012 at 6:18 am

      ๊ทธ๋Ÿฌ๋‹ˆ๊นŒ์š” ใ…Žใ…Žใ…Ž ์ข‹๋‹ค! cute!

    • SHIN

      January 11, 2013 at 11:22 pm


  23. Bonnie, Clyde and Marni

    November 24, 2012 at 4:04 am

  24. Ivy

    November 24, 2012 at 4:06 am

    Hi! I was just curious โ€” do you have an interpreter (for example, when you’re visiting places where English is not the primary language) with you to ask permission from your subjects before you take their pictures?

    Or do you have a slip of paper with the question written on it?

    Or do you mime the action of taking a photo with your camera, coupled with a questioning look? ;-)

    Hope you don’t mind my curiosity.

  25. Deep BLue SEa

    November 24, 2012 at 4:36 am

    Great shot. I not only noticed the girl in a coat but also the girl in the right corner -whole creates a great combination of two people of the same age, but wearing in two different styles.

  26. Gary

    November 24, 2012 at 5:13 am

    Waow, there really is something about the men’s jacket on women in South Corea. And they know how to do it ! I love this outfit. There’s something about the shirt-dress collar under the men’s wide coat that makes the whole look very feminine, but “femme”, not “fille”. And it always makes me think of Jeanne Moreau in Jules et Jim. Although this woman puts together this look in a very Corean way. And no bag ! Hands on the heart. Love it. I want this coat.

  27. Freya - Fashionable People

    November 24, 2012 at 6:26 am

    Love the juxtaposition of those two looks!

  28. greekette

    November 24, 2012 at 6:50 am

    I love her style!

  29. korean

    November 24, 2012 at 7:34 am

    ๋ช…๋™์—์„œ ์ฐํžˆ๋Š” ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค์€ ๋Œ€๋ถ€๋ถ„ ์ผ๋ณธ์ธ์ธ๋“ฏ…

    • JH

      November 25, 2012 at 2:33 am

      ์ผ๋ณธ์ธ์ธ์ง€ ์–ด์ผ€ ์•Œ์•„์š”?

      • korean

        November 25, 2012 at 10:12 am

        ๋Š๋‚Œ ์Šคํƒ€์ผ์ด ์™„์ „ ์ผ๋ณธ์ธ๋ฐ๋‹ค๊ฐ€ ..์ผ๋ณธ์ธ ์ •๋ง ๋งŽ์ด ์ฐพ๋Š” ๋ช…๋™์—์„œ ์ฐํ˜”์œผ๋‹ˆ๊นŒ… ์ถ”์ธก์ด์ง€๋งŒ ..์ด ์‚ฌ์ง„ ๋ง๊ณ ๋„ ์—ฌ๋Ÿฌ ๋ช…๋™์‚ฌ์ง„์—์„œ ์ผ๋ณธ๋Š๋‚Œ์ด ๋งŽ์ด ๋‚˜๋„ค์š” ใ…Žใ…Ž ใ…Ž

        • Sohee

          November 27, 2012 at 4:08 am

          I am Korean.

          • jongok

            November 28, 2012 at 4:16 am

            I kow you!!!! you are handsome. ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹

    • ๋ณด์˜ค๊ธฐ

      November 25, 2012 at 10:02 am

      ์ด ๋ถ„ ํ•œ๊ตญ์ธ์ด์„ธ์š”ใ…Žใ…Ž

      • korean

        November 25, 2012 at 11:14 pm

        ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… ใ… 

  30. korean

    November 24, 2012 at 7:36 am

    they all japanese

    • NY

      November 26, 2012 at 10:34 am

      nope. she’s korean. really.

  31. Gian Luca M

    November 24, 2012 at 7:36 am

    contrast between aggression and tenderness…

    Gian Luca M

  32. DoomCember

    November 24, 2012 at 8:19 am

    The contrast in styles is very cool.

  33. sanmiguelense

    November 24, 2012 at 8:46 am

    I think that your trip to South Korea has been highly instructive as to dressing for the weather and the adaptation of styles from another era and spot on the planet. The style of these women is what you will see in any New England prep school community: the old fashioned camel hair and tweed coats, sweaters, tights. In fact, New England prep schools are filled with wealthy kids from South Korea. It’s an old school preppy vibe.
    The red head, on the other hand, is decidedly more “townie” and not the girl you could take home to Mummy.

  34. Nico

    November 24, 2012 at 10:07 am

    What contrast between the girl you’ve photograped and that on the right accidentally in this pics. She’s got a style apparentely more casual, but it works more!

  35. nebil

    November 24, 2012 at 10:31 am

    yeah , good old days and no fashion era…

  36. Christina

    November 24, 2012 at 11:41 am

    The photo is superb and supremely depressing. She is like an orphan out of a Dickens novel alla Korea. When did dumpy and self deprecating become couture? I do love it anyway…just sayin..

  37. Jace Lee

    November 24, 2012 at 11:48 am

    As soon as i saw her, i though she looks like Korean. but she was! haha first, I’m glad to see the picture form Korea as a Korean!
    Second, I like simplicity!
    Sorry for the girl by her, seems put lots of effort to be looked fashionable but frankly her simplicity is better haha

  38. Sevan

    November 24, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Incredible contrast between this two girls !
    I must say I like the coat on the left and the hair on the right.

  39. LIZPR

    November 24, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    I like how you set up the shot – and it would have been an impactful photo depicting a girl placing comfort over style.

    Then along comes the babe-girl on the right, placing flash and pizzazz over the sensible comfort of the girl on the left; a study in contrasts here, with a touch of spontaneity.

  40. songhwa

    November 25, 2012 at 6:04 am

    I’m jealous of you!!!


    November 25, 2012 at 7:00 am

  42. loulou

    November 25, 2012 at 7:54 am

  43. Name*

    November 25, 2012 at 11:19 am

    HEH! The expression on her face makes the whole thing even better! I love everything here on both of the women.

  44. Deborah Ann

    November 25, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Sorry, I think she looks like a frumpy grandma.

  45. Giulia girardi

    November 25, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Looks like a praying doll

  46. joyce

    November 25, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Y A W N . . . actually an exceptionally boring image of an ordinary girl in ordinary clothes . . . ‘supported’ by a whole lot of sycophantic comments . . . really does nobody get out and about any more . . . ? Depressing that people follow like sheep instead of engaging with life . . .

  47. African Fashion

    November 25, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Loving these S.Korea pictures. In this photo I actually find myself more captivated by the woman walking past

  48. Jennifer

    November 26, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    love her coat

    xo Jennifer

  49. Svein

    December 5, 2012 at 12:01 am

    I was listening to Natalie merchant when I scrolled into this photo!

  50. RJ

    December 21, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    I think korean’s fashion is too common ;( I mean they dressed up with same things.

  51. korean

    January 5, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    This style seems like a eunhye yoon style in drama ‘I miss you’
    In the drama, her role is fashion designer.
    I think she really apllies many celebrates’ fashion!!!

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