FOLLOWING THE MUSINGS OF A LONDON GIRL, WITH A LOVE FOR CANDID PHOTOGRAPHS AND SIMPLE AESTHETICS. SAY HI AT HABIN@HOTMAIL.CO.UK OR TWEET ME @HABIN_KIM.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

INSOMNIATIC.

The only good that resulted from my bouts of insomnia last month. 5am- at this point wishing that I lived in central for the city night lights.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

DRAFT OPENING TO MY FOUNDATION PERSONAL STATEMENT.

From early in our lives we create images and constructions with anything that comes to hand, unconsciously exploring the bounds of space. The desire to challenge the known against the unknown, and to communicate (otherwise ineffable) concepts visually, is something innate in us all; art presents us with limitless opportunity to fulfill these curiosities. 

Sunday, 13 November 2011

MUSEE D'ORSAY INTERIOR.

 "It ends in a place with no love only hate,
And a mirror reflecting the truth."
Biffy Clyro - Folding Stars.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

ALL OF THE LIGHTS.

I admit that I have been in a constant lull of Paris withdrawal. Every visit makes me eager to collect as much memorabilia as possible in light of the inevitable missing to come. The architecture, the food, the scenery and of course the coffee in Paris are what capture the idyllic life I wish for in the future perfectly. And one aspect which sets Paris apart from any other European city: the streets; the grand boulevards scoped with huddles of classical street artists and whimsical topiary surrounding the endless "must-see" Baroque structure attractions. The above two photographs are from my trip this Summer, taken on a rainy evening at Concorde, looking down towards the Arc De Triomphe- this being the first time that I tried out light-specific photography (with much difficultly too!)
Be sure to look out for a preview of my underground shots from Paris :-)

SPRINKLED WITH METEORITES.

99p disposable camera- not too shabby really?
(Left: Annie in London before the Resistance 3 launch event, Right: Vault in a Parisian cemetry).
Now that's something you don't see everyday.
That's Kingston for you! Hehe.

KATE MOSS 01 FOR RIMMEL LIPPY.


Good morning! (Let's ignore it being six to twelve midday).
Wore out Kate Moss' recently released lipstick collection for Rimmel London.
Creamy creamy texture and the parfait bluey-red shade. Let downs: the lippy slides off easily and isn't as pigmented as one would desire so several coats are needed.
Wore an outfit i've most definitely out-worn by now. H2T 1. Scallop edged crop top, 2. Leather trousers, 3. Mouse colour wedge boots - all Topshop baby.
Oh and hi there eyebrows!

Thursday, 10 November 2011

POSTCARDS FROM PARIS.

Taking an unscheduled hiatus from the blogosphere to resolve some sticky life decisions has gotten the better of me! Alas i'm back with the promise of more updates, and i'll be slowly leaking in the absurd number of photographs which I have accumulated since Fashion Week Season. 
Queue postcards from my arty farty weekend away in Paris.
Ooooh 35mm black and white film!
C'est Bon.


Wednesday, 21 September 2011

FAVOURITE TWO-TIME UNKNOWNS : LFW (IV).

Biggest regret of LFW: not getting their details down. Can anybody help me identify them?
Absolutely enchanted by the two distinct styles; one being a look similar to my own which I would wear day to day, and the other being how I would dress ensured that I was gutsy enough- you're welcome to guess which photograph pairs with which description.
Sifting through photographs from LFW and missing the flurry of madness and excitement that the week bought to London- nothing ever compares. The countdown to the next LFW will begin, but for now, we are left with the beautiful remnants of Christopher Kane and Peter Pilotto to cherish and the excitement of MFW and PFW!

LFW OUTFITS.



  • Photographs 1-3: (SUN) Being photographed for Phoenix Magazine street style. H2T: Shirt- Ralph Lauren, Trousers- Topshop, Belt- Charles Rodin, Heels- KG by Kurt Geiger.
  • 4: (TUES) Heels- Topshop, Chiffon maxi- American Apparel.
Many thanks to Vicki Lee for the photographs!


YANLOI: NAIL SKILLZ.

Yanloi Mak my go-to girl for beautiful nails. And no, this isn't the work of a proffessional but of a seventeen year-old student. Jealous? I know the feeling.
Primping nails like a boss.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

LFW: PASTEL PERFECTION.

Fell in love with the hair and dress compilation. Something rather Erin O'Connor-esque about her...

[If you were kind enough to let me photograph you at LFW, please email me at habin@hotmail.co.uk and I will send you the photographs asap]

TUES LFW STREET STYLE: HELEN VU.

Another trip to Somerset House today bound me a lovely encounter with Helen Vu- a recognised face from the street fashion blog 'FASHITECTS'. I am green with envy of her beautiful Jeffrey Campbell Lita heels, which have been a staple 'must-save-up-for' on my wish list for the last few seasons. The tangerine blazer and the glitzy statement shoes caught my eye from far away, and I loved the minimalistic quality of her outfit!
Stop by her blog here.

[If you were kind enough to let me photograph you at LFW, please email me at habin@hotmail.co.uk and I will send you the photographs asap]

Monday, 19 September 2011

SUN LFW: ROSALIND JANA (III).

One of my highlights from Sunday, meeting and taking Roz of Clothes, Cameras and Coffee's photograph! The name ring a bell? Roz was this year's UK Vogue talent contest winner, and after reading one of her submissions, rightly so. She is just as (if not more) beautiful in person and her articulateness is more than justified too. Her outfit as always was elegant yet brilliant.
Click here to read Roz's latest post- a chance to read her article celebration or denegration? A true piece of art, and incredibly witty too! 

[If you were kind enough to let me photograph you at LFW, please email me at habin@hotmail.co.uk and I will send you the photographs asap]

LENNON LENSES AT SUN LFW (II).

Round rim glasses- a personal favourite and a popular option on Sunday at LFW.

[If you were kind enough to let me photograph you at LFW, please email me at habin@hotmail.co.uk and I will send you the photographs asap]

Sunday, 18 September 2011

SUN STREET STYLE AT LFW I.


Sifting through photographs from LFW Somerset house. Sighting Erin O'Connor, Hamish Bowles, Hayley Atwell, Susie Bubble, Rosalind Jana to name a few. Expect many more photographs from today.
Indulging myself by flicking through LFW's collections so far would be the ideal cure for a draining weekend, alas, as always school work is in the way!
Til next time.

[If you were kind enough to let me photograph you at LFW, please email me at habin@hotmail.co.uk and I will send you the photographs asap]

CREATURES OF THE WIND.

With LFW now underway, I simply couldn't pass NYFW by without sharing one of my favourite collections: Creatures of the wind. The collection is an eclectic and more elegant spin-off of what I could best describe as Ugly-Betty chic. The looks are modest and brave- with contrasting textures and bold patterns. Much of this collection reminded me immediately of Tavi (from style rookie)'s style.
Apologies on the quick post, I am in the midst of getting ready for LFW, Somerset house. Pop by and say hi, i'll most likely be doing some street-style papping.
*** A special mention to Lucy Clacher- check out her cover of Foster the people's Pumped Up Kicks and show your support!