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In North Korea, fashion is a crime and could cost your head !!

In North Korea, fashion is a crime and could cost your head !!

 

When you first arrive in North Korea, as the bus carries you from Pyongyang Sunan International Airport into the capital city, the first things you notice are the orderly streets devoid of litter, the architecture that combines the monumental with the mundane, and the almost complete lack of shops and advertisements. Another glaring difference is the uniformity of the clothes that people wear; the fashion seemingly plucked from 1950s imagery of a Korean socialist utopia. Except this is reality and 2017. The sense of being on a giant movie set, with people wearing prop costumes, is the uncanny feeling you carry when walking around the surreal streets of Pyongyang. For North Koreans however, this is simply their daily life, and although the fashion appears to be a conformist vision of communist drabness, it is in fact changing – and changing fast. To outsiders, a North Korean woman wearing high heels, make-up and carrying a designer bag might seem ordinary, but those minor details speak volumes about a society that is subtly breaking new cultural ground, while still remaining heavily controlled.

"Fashionable" women in North Korea

The North Korean government exerts an enormous amount of control and influence on the lives and decisions of its people. One of those controls is fashion, or more simply, how people are allowed to dress. North Korea is a system which emphasises ideological single-minded unity. It is a theatre state, to which the people are expected to all play a part. While Young North Koreans have the same vices, desires and ambitions as a lot of young people in any other society – including the need to look, and feel, sexy.

North Korea still has strict limits when it comes to sartorial expression. Jeans for example have to be black (and preferably half-disguised with a long coat), as blue denim is seen as a symbol of America, a country that, along with Japan, is a sworn enemy of the state and thus the people. Skirts must be knee-length; men’s hair must be short and dyed hair is unacceptable (although some get away with claiming brown hair to be their natural colour). Until very recently, bright colours, high heels, earrings and any kind of tight clothing were almost never seen, especially with the fashion police patrolling the streets.

In North Korea, fashion crimes are literally a crime. Punishments include public shaming, self-criticism sessions and in extreme cases a period in a labour camp or even execution.



However, if you can read this post, then you are lucky not to be in North Korea now. You are free to wear whatever you want, you are free to chose cute, chic, trendy and adorable fashionable Korea fashion jewelry from us.

 
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This Summer Must-Have Jewelry Trends to Buy

This Summer Must-Have Jewelry Trends to Buy

It’s always a good time to revamp your jewelry repertoire, but even better if you’re inspired by fashion trends to recreate your signature look for the season. As the days heat up, we’re given an opportunity to show off our jewelry choices—this season, we’re looking for more distinct pieces and ways to show off our personal style. From necklaces that layer all the way to bracelets and rings that tell a story. We believe in investing in pieces we can wear every day for years to come—and in trends that transcend the seasons. This summer, get inspired by the effortless fun of Korean fashion, eccentric renditions of classic designs, and creative pieces.

Korean Style Influences

Korean fashion (or k-fashion for short) is having a real moment in western fashion right now. K-fashion breaks the rules—in fact, it ignores rules all together. With their hip, fresh and youthful approach to styling, k-fashion celebrates mismatched style; mixing and matching pieces that don’t usually “go together”—like go for over-the-top by pairing statement necklaces with other statement-making pieces. It’s based on mixing and matching pieces that are not necessarily complementary or even of the same color. Korean fashion says: “have fun with it, and don’t take yourself too seriously.” Own your style. Sounds perfect for summer fashion, right?

How To Wear Korean Fashion Jewelry Trends

Why wear one necklace when you can show off your style with multiple layering pendants? Gone are the days of wearing just one pendant. K-fashion encourages pairing edgy, ornamental statement pieces with a variety of dainty, feminine charms. Pick fun charms that show off your interests or shapes that highlight your decolletage.

Not sure how to style layering pendants? Pile on your favorite necklaces in a variety of shapes, sizes and metals. Start with the daintiest pendant closest to your neck and add necklaces by weight.

Why is the layering pendant trend great for summer? They’re easy to travel with and they offer an easy way to change up your look. When you’re on summer vacation, being able to add and subtract layers can add shine and elegance to your ensemble. If edgy K-fashion isn’t for you, go simple: for daytime, wear one simple pendant; as the day turns to night, add more pieces.

Have Fun With Classics

If Korean fashion and “Kawaii-cute” isn’t your thing, don’t worry, there is still a trend for you. We believe it’s important to bring your own personal style to classic pieces. In this section, we’re focusing on ways to reinvent the classics with your own person style. Stack up our addictively collectible diamond rings that can be mixed and matched for a chic, effortless look. These fancy shapes lend eye-catching detail to a classic design that you’re sure to love year after year.

Clean, Nature-Inspired Designs

Summer is all about being outside and enjoying what nature has to offer. Show your love for the world around you with whimsical, wearable flora and fauna inspired jewelry. Fashion jewelry in organic shapes create movement and transport its wearer into a beautiful world of Mother Nature. These pieces use contemporary lines and refreshing silhouettes to create a modern nature-inspired jewelry with a touch of edginess.

Whatever you decide to wear this summer, it’s clear that the hottest trends are encouraging you to discover your own personal style—whether it’s kitschy and cute or sophisticated and elegant. 

Balloon Dog As A Symbol of Celebrating Birthday or Party.

Balloon Dog As A Symbol of Celebrating Birthday or Party.

Balloon Dog (Orange) by Jeff Koons — an American artist known for brightly colored reflective sculptures that resemble balloons — was sold to an anonymous telephone bidder for $58.4 million, surpassing initial $55 million estimates to become “the most expensive work by a living artist sold at auction,”

Balloon Dog (Orange) by Jeff Koons — an American artist known for brightly colored reflective sculptures that resemble balloons — was sold to an anonymous telephone bidder for $58.4 million, surpassing initial $55 million estimates to become “the most expensive work by a living artist sold at auction,”

Speaking about the artwork, Koons told Christie’s: “When I made 'Balloon Dog', I wanted to make a piece that reflected the joy of celebrating a birthday or a party.

Jeff Koons said: “The reason that I enjoy things that involve air is they’re a symbol of us. We’re breathing machines, we’re inflatables, we take air.”

We would like to create something extraordinary for you. Rather than to create giant size balloon dog sculpture, we make the small one, the tiny one, the little balloon dog necklace. Hope our design bring you the joy of party and cheer up your living.

 

 

What's the meaning behind Korea's latest fashion trend of wearing rings on different fingers ?

What's the meaning behind Korea's latest fashion trend of wearing rings on different fingers ?

Rings are worn both by men and women for a number of reasons, and in Korea, there's recently been a little trend where they are worn on any one of the five fingers, with significance given to each one. So what are the meanings behind this latest Korean fashion craze? 

It may look like it's all about the fashion, but it is about the significance, too.  Rings are often symbolic, most often given and received for love and commitment. But there are other reasons, too, for wearing rings, the obvious ones being to accessorize, look good and feel good. But in Korea, it's a little more than that. Apparently, young fashionistas have taken to the internet to discuss the meanings behind rings worn on certain fingers. Take a look at the list below, and see if you identify. Maybe you had a reason for wearing that favorite ring on your middle finger after all.

1. Thumb — Wearing a ring on the thumb symbolizes freedom. When one has a ring on their thumb, it not only shows their free spirit and non-conventional attitude, but it can be used as a way to show potential partners that they are indeed "free" and available.

 

2. Index finger — A ring worn on the index finger is a sign of friendship. Not the ideal place for a ring if it's meant to be for romance.

3. Middle finger — This is to let yourself and everyone else know that you're a go-getter and out for success. If indeed you are one of these ambitious types, a ring on your middle finger will bring you the future you want.

4. Ring finger — Of course, this finger is reserved for love and commitment, like it is everywhere else. But in Korea, the hand you wear the ring on is insignificant. All that matters is that you don't leave it at home on a night out with your friends.

5. Pinky — The lucky pinky gets two options. If a ring is worn on your right pinky, that means that you are looking to achieve what you are wishing for. As for the left pinky, this symbolizes new opportunity and change. 

Fashion is fun, regardless of significance. But when meaning is added to wearing clothes and accessorizing, it becomes even more enjoyable. So next time you put those rings on your fingers, place them accordingly. You may just get what you want coming your way.