At the World Cup, South Korea Wins for Having the Cutest Newscaster

Story by Michelle Woo. 

Aside from that game where a bunch of guys in long socks chase after a ball, the World Cup is known for its spectators. And one who has been charming the Internet is Jang Ye-won.

The South Korean newscaster was sent to Brazil to cover the Spain vs Chile match. In a news clip about her trip, she’s seen wearing a Spain jersey while clapping and smiling at the camera.

Let’s see that again.

And again.

And again.

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Who says this year’s World Cup is a downer?

This story was originally published on iamkoream.com.

The Do’s & Don’ts of This Summer’s Bralet Fashion Trend

Story by Jeline Abutin. 

Underwear as outerwear has made a scene in the fashion world. Watch out Audrey readers. The bralet fashion trend is definitely taking over this summer!

This trend may seem unusual, but who said that fashion follows the norm?

Below are some tips below on some things to keep in mind when trying this out-there trend! Don’t forget to find a bralet that fits your body perfectly, no one wants any mishaps.


1). Counter the skin tight nature of the bralet with a flowy maxi skirt! Wearing a top that is both cropped and fitted to the body can be daunting. Adding a loose maxi skirt adds balance to the outfit!
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2). Not feeling a skirt? Add a loose factor to your bralet outfit with a long cardigan or kimono cover up!
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3). Want to flaunt your bralet? Try pairing it with a pencil skirt. Remember not too tight!
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4). Going for a more polished look with your bralet? Pair your bralet with a structured blazer.
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Ice Up Your Summer With This Pastel Blue Fashion Trend

Story by Jeline Abutin.

Did you think pastels were just for the spring? Think again. This summer, try the icy shade of pastel blue. This color is definitely trending! Portray your laid-back summer months through some stylish pastel blue pieces. This color is both calm and soothing. It will definitely keep you cool from the sun, unlike a darker color that will soak up the sun’s heat.

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Seen in fashion shows for Prada, Valentino, and much more, pastel blue can be edgy, despite its demure look.

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Feeling like the pastel blue is a little too dull for your taste? Pair this color with bright bold colored pieces to add balance. Want to soak up the trend in all its coolness? Don’t be afraid to wear pastel blue throughout your whole outfit. Add hints of white to accent your pastel blue pieces.

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Hot Summer Trend: Tropical Print

Story by Jeline Abutin. 

Despite the cliché, tropical prints are a wardrobe must in the hot summer months. Consisting of a plethora of prints ranging from palm trees to exotic florals, tropical prints may have you taking a vacation 24/7. Fashion-wise that is.

Resembling the Hawaiian shirt your dad or grandpa wore, tropical prints have gone farther than just a Luau or vacation staple piece. They have been seen on the runway from designers like Armani and have been in retail stores like Zara and Forever 21.

This bold and bright print will have you feeling refreshed. Is the tropical print too touristy for your taste? Give your outfit a modern feel by pairing your tropical piece with another pattern. Do you have a tropical print dress and just don’t know what to wear it with? Pair your dress with a simple jean jacket and simple accessories to highlight the print.

One tip to keep in mind when wearing this print for the summer is to not over accessorize. Keep it simple since the print is so bold!

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Put Away Those Heels For These Trendy Slip-Ons

Story by Jeline Abutin. 

Wearing your go-to sky high Jeffery Campbell’s can get tiring. Put away those heels and wedges (on occasion) for this trend to try: slip-ons!

We’ve all encountered slip-ons at least once in our lives. If not, summer is the best way to get your feet in these shoes. Comfortable and easy to put on, slip-ons are a perfect shoe for those summer adventures that cute sandals and flats can’t handle.

Slip-ons aren’t just grungy anymore. Designers like Givenchy have embellished the basic slip-ons making them a mature and polished wardrobe piece. However, slip-ons like those will set you back about $650!

Not quite ready to bust your wallet for those Givenchy crystal-embellished sneakers? Here are our top five picks for slip-ons under $100!

 

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1). Topshop – KOOPER SLIP ONS
Price: $85.00
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2). NastyGal – Report Keelin Slip-On Sneaker
Price: $48.00
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3). Vans – Solid Colors Slip-On
Price: $45.00

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4). Steve Madden – ECENTRCF
Price: $69.95

 

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5). H&M – Patterned Shoes
Price: $39.95

Move Aside Couples, Now Best Friends Wear Matching Outfits Too

Story by Jeline Abutin. 

We all know about couples wearing matching outfits, but what about cross-coordinating outfits with your BFF?

Kastor & Pollux duo Bianca Venerayan and Dani Roche are notorious for putting together the most fab semi-matching outfits with each other!

Venerayan and Roche are the creators of Kastor & Pollux, an online store and blog that took three years in the making.

Starting their own business of making accessories and now clothing has skyrocketed the duo to amazing fashion heights: collaborating with Topshop Canda, Messeca NYC, and much more!

The cute and quirky duo describes themselves as “long-lost twins,” which is a perfect description of their friendship. I mean, who can cross-coordinate outfits with their BFF without even telling each other what they are going to wear? Venerayan and Roche sure can.

Check out their blog and be amazed by all the cross-coordinating outfit goodness! http://blog.kastorandpollux.com

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Korean American Michelle Wie Wins The U.S. Open

Story by Julie Ha. 

She did it. Michelle Wie just scored the biggest win of her career.

The 24-year-old golfer won the U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst, with a two-shot victory over the No. 1-ranked Stacy Lewis.

“Oh my gosh, I can’t believe this is happening,” Wie said on NBC, reacting to the career milestone.

Anyone who’s followed Wie’s roller coaster career, which began which so much promise and anticipation, but didn’t always produce the big wins, will appreciate the significance of this victory for the Korean American, who began playing golf at age 4. In today’s play, the Stanford graduate displayed the maturity of a champion, after recovering from  a late double-bogey 6 on the 16th hole and nailing a 25-foot birdie putt on the 17th.

One NBC golf commentator summed it up, remarking, “We’ve been talking about Michelle Wie forever—the ups and downs … This is a pretty cool moment.”

Wie seems to be on a roll, making her previous, four-year winless streak a thing of the past. In April, she won the LPGA LOTTE Championship in her home state of Hawaii, which was her first LPGA victory since 2010.

Photo via Getty Images.

This story was originally published on iamkoream.com.

Dessert Lovers Rejoice: The Churro Ice Cream Sandwich is Here

Story by Ruth Kim. 

Sugar, spice, and everything (n)ice–Churro Borough is the new kid on the block bringing Los Angelenos the perfect summer dessert: the churro ice cream sandwich.

Created by Los Angeles chef Sylvia Yoo, Churro Burough is a guerrilla operation that’s been around since 2011. Inspired by the culture of Los Angeles street food and art, as well as the idea of serving the masses, the dessert pop-up is raiding the streets of L.A. with its handcrafted churro ice cream sandwiches. Their motto? “Pastry propaganda. Guerrilla goodies.” Now that’s bad-ass.

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Yoo, who enrolled in culinary school in New York in 2007, has been around some of the most intense kitchens in the Big Apple, including Jean-Georges and WD-50. After moving back to New York, she attempted to balance working at an interior design firm and as a chef at Red Medicine, but the pressure was too much to handle. She decided to take matters into her own hands.

“When I moved back to LA, it was the beginning of the ice cream boom, with places like Carmela and Sweet Rose opening shop. Working in pastry, ice cream was always my favorite thing to make and eat. I had dreams of running my own business, but I knew I needed my product to stand out,” Yoo told Chow.

Well, she’s certainly made a huge splash in the L.A. ice cream scene, with some claiming that the churro ice cream sandwich could be the “worthy cronut successor”. The perfect crispy exterior of the flattened churro “cookies,” hugging a bed of velvety, delicious ice cream certainly seems pretty irresistible. Daily flavors includevanilla custard, horchata, Mexican hot chocolate, and Spanish latte; seasonal flavors are orange creamsicle, panna cotta, caramel apple pie, strawberry buttermilk, and peach cobbler. According to Chow, Yoo makes all of the products herself. Ice cream shakes with churro dipping fries and Churrons (churro-flavored macaroons) are in the works as well. (Be right back–I’m crying tears of joy.)

Since Churro Borough is a guerrilla establishment, you’ll need to stay posted on their pop-up whereabouts. Yoo and her delectable sandwiches will be at the LA Street Food Festival at the Rose Bowl on June 28 and at Tasting Table’s Lobster Rumble West on August 1.

Photos via Churro Borough’s Instagram

This story was originally published on iamkoream.com

Summer Must-Have: Origami Skirts

Story by Jeline Abutin. 

Amp up the average A-line flowy skirt for a crisp, structured origami skirt this summer!

Flowy skirts are fun and easy to wear, but can get a little repetitive. Take your love of the feminine skirt to a haute and edgy look by getting your hands on a skirt with more shape.

Pleats and geometric angled structured skirts can make your overall outfit polished with a hint of street style.

Pair your structured skirt with a Moto jacket to add shape to your upper torso for a tough but fem look. Not in the mood for too much structure? Pair your skirt with a simple t-shirt to make your skirt the center of the outfit.

We’ve all seen the infamous Zara skort worn by celebs like Kylie Jenner and Giuliana Rancic. Listed below are some affordable alternatives from Forever21 and Pacsun!

1). Forever 21 – Favorite Floral Origami Skirt: $17.80
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2). Forever 21 – Posh Origami Skirt: $14.06
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3). Pacsun – Finders Keepers Last Call Skirt: On Sale $69.99
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4). Pacsun – Finders Keepers Oblivion Skirt: On Sale $67.49
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Jenn Im’s Summer Casual Looks

Story by Jeline Abutin. 

Is the summer heat making your outfit choices on the casual side? Not to worry, Jenn Im of ClothesEncounters has just the write mix of casual and chic outfits for this summer!

Our number one fashion blogger on our list of “25 Asian Youtubers You Should Check Out,” Jenn Im provides her viewers with cute outfits for any occasion.

Watch her styling video from her YouTube channel below!