First Days in Incheon, Korea

by jennine on December 2, 2009

So we’ve been in Korea for a few days now, Rocky accepted his Green Life Award yesterday at the Design Korea 2009 in Incheon. I wish I had some interesting pictures here, but Incheon is a massive city under construction. I’ve heard people talk about the kind of construction that’s going on in the east, in China and India, but to actually comprehend it massive developments of skyscrapers and 130 story tall buildings, just didn’t seem feasible… but it’s happening. I’ve never seen anything like it in the west. So here in Incheon, it’s a bunch of construction sites, massive roads with nobody on them, it’s kind of post-apocolyptic zombie feeling, not to mention the hazy weather, it doesn’t really make for good photos. Though today we’re heading out to Seoul… and I’m really excited about that!

Today I’m wearing a vintage watercolor dress from Nasty Gal, with a studded laced denim jacket from Topshop . I got the jacket for the Dress Up Soiree, and I wear it, but some how I don’t think I’ve ever really posted about it. It has a snug fit, and structured shoulders (just enough to tide me over until I decide to get a different structured shoulder jacket) and three quarter sleeves… I quite like it. To go with the swirly theme, the splash metallic tights from Welovecolors adds a subtle twist to the regular black tights I tend to wear. And the bag is by Coach (don’t forget to enter to win your own!) The overall color scheme kind of matches goes with the hazy weather here…

I couldn’t resist taking a picture of this random cat… it looks like he needs a BATH!

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Sweety P December 2, 2009 at 6:39 pm

Love the jacket! I love the structure and design of it!
.-= Sweety P´s last blog ..Sweety P’s Holiday Wish List =-.

Jaime @ Denim Debutante December 2, 2009 at 6:39 pm

While the locale doesn’t look too amazing (I know we’re only seeing one facet of it), you look fabulous. That jacket is to die for. :)
.-= Jaime @ Denim Debutante´s last blog ..Tobi’s Ten Days of Stylist Giveaways! =-.

Libertad December 2, 2009 at 6:44 pm

Korea looks like a very interesting place, please, talk more about this country and your impressions there!
And I adore how you look, by the way!
.-= Libertad´s last blog ..Beware of the moon. =-.

Tami December 2, 2009 at 6:46 pm

you look great in hats/caps….and OMG, I want that cat!! :D
.-= Tami´s last blog ..Jimmyjane Holiday Gifts =-.

Ashe Mischief December 2, 2009 at 6:46 pm

I think this is my favorite way you’ve styled this outfit so far!
.-= Ashe Mischief´s last blog ..Thanksgiving at the Races! =-.

fashion therapist December 2, 2009 at 7:03 pm

Have a great time in Korea…I hear the shopping is great there.
.-= fashion therapist´s last blog ..Sad, But True =-.

Midtown Girl December 2, 2009 at 7:05 pm

Your jacket is perfect! And I love Nasty Gal. The campbell wedges I want on there are sold out-as usual… !

And congrats again to Rocky ;-)

.-= Midtown Girl´s last blog .."Single in My City" Series: In Boston with Jaime! =-.

Sheena December 2, 2009 at 7:29 pm

I love it! Love the dress and the jacket with the bag. And I definitely agree that the color scheme matches with the weather. I hope you are having a great time!
.-= Sheena´s last blog ..Where are you hiding? =-.

Lucy December 2, 2009 at 8:01 pm

awesome! congrats to Rocky! I’ve read about that Green Life Award (designboom is one of my favorite blogs :) ). you two make up such an artsy couple haha. have a lovely time at Seoul!
.-= Lucy´s last blog ..Essie Obsession =-.

jennine December 2, 2009 at 8:07 pm

thank you so much for the lovely comments… we’ll have more pictures once we get to seoul, just here, it’s all construction zones, but lots of nice people!

Lucy December 2, 2009 at 8:08 pm

p.s. I just realized why I couldn’t find Rocky’s name in the list before. LOL these designs are genius, by the way! a college student like me can sure use that cooler…
.-= Lucy´s last blog ..Essie Obsession =-.

WendyB December 2, 2009 at 8:11 pm

That jacket is hot! That city is ugly! That cat looks like he will beat your ass if you come any closer!
.-= WendyB´s last blog ..Outfit Post, Almost Starring Jude and Sienna =-.

yulanda December 2, 2009 at 8:19 pm

Can’t wait to hear about your adventures in Seoul. Have fun!
.-= yulanda´s last blog ..AA Rummage Sale =-.

Glendy December 2, 2009 at 8:36 pm

Wonderful pics! I love the cat but what’s best is your outfit! I’m also hitting Seoul next year :)
can’t wait to see more pics
.-= Glendy´s last blog ..Diamonds and Baby Leopards are a Girl’s Best Friend =-.

Stephanie December 2, 2009 at 8:40 pm

That jacket is gorgeous! Magnifique!
.-= Stephanie´s last blog ..Mad About the Tote =-.

Steff December 2, 2009 at 9:11 pm

Do you have a particular structured shoulder jacket in mind?
.-= Steff´s last blog ..Presenting…This week’s Celebrity Christmas =-.

SwanDiamondRose December 3, 2009 at 1:07 am

hazy and zombielike or not, this sounds like fun!
.-= SwanDiamondRose´s last blog ..La Meow in her SWANclothing sock garters… [2] =-.

Susiii December 3, 2009 at 4:15 am

the city looks menacing! i love your outfit, great jacket! and you found a monorail cat!

jennine December 3, 2009 at 5:08 pm

I love monorail cat!

Clare December 3, 2009 at 5:52 am

Wow, the construction sites sound creepy. I love that outfit, though! The jacket is just gorgeous.
.-= Clare´s last blog ..Since Their Wings Have Gotten Rusted =-.

Sally December 3, 2009 at 7:50 am

The jacket is truly fantastic, lady! Such funky details, and perfect when paired with your boots.
.-= Sally´s last blog ..This Week I Love … =-.

Post-Modern Jen December 3, 2009 at 7:51 am

Hi Jeanine,
Love, love your artsy-chic style. I think you’re going to love Seoul. I went to high school there for two years (I’m a military brat), and I really enjoyed the culture and the style. I was rocking super platforms, baby doll dresses, and flannel shirts when I was sixteen in the nineties (hopefully, not all together!)
.-= Post-Modern Jen´s last blog ..Holiday Traditions: What Christmas Treats Do You Stock Up On? =-.

Nickie Frye December 3, 2009 at 9:10 am

OMIGosh, that jacket rules! I got a sort of similar one from Buffalo Jeans last year, but yours is better. Korea looks interesting. How’s the food? Any good shopping?? Have a fun day!
.-= Nickie Frye´s last blog ..Vintage Sequin Flower Short Sleeve Blouse =-.

dora December 3, 2009 at 10:52 am

oh my god! i didn’t realise you were planning a trip to korea! it’s so, so great. i went to seoul last year. shopping to die for and dirt cheap! my favourite was ssamzie market - you guys have GOT to go there. it’ll be nice for rocky too as they have some design shops and it’s generally just quirky and funky. i also went to this massive (mmh, actually not that massive, but huge multi storey!) shopping centre like a 5-10 min cab journey from ssamzie market. it’s got loads of boutiques and i bought the cutest earrings. the koreans are amazing at making high heels. unfortunately i wasn’t able to buy a single pair as their biggest shoe size is a UK 5 / EUR 38 and i’m a 6… okay, i’m gonna shut up now, i am just over excited about you being in seoul. i hope you find time to shop. and BIG congratulations to rocky for winning the award!!! have fun you too, xxxxxxxx
.-= dora´s last blog ..comfortably at home =-.

jennine December 3, 2009 at 5:07 pm

oh my gosh, thanks so much for the tips! I’m so excited to check everyting out!

Audi December 3, 2009 at 11:33 am

That jacket is amazing, and it looks wonderful on you! Hope you’re having a great time in Korea!
.-= Audi´s last blog ..Tutorial by Request: Layering with Skirts =-.

FJT December 3, 2009 at 12:30 pm

I think all blog entries should include a photo of a cat!

Killer style, as usual! Have fun!!!

eyeliah December 3, 2009 at 1:07 pm

Korea, how exciting. I like your outft, the soft mix is unexpected.
.-= eyeliah´s last blog ..It’s the Time, It’s the Day, Don’t Leave Me =-.

Make Do Style December 4, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Gosh it is a concrete jungle - hard to comprehend living like that in lots of ways.
Your outfit is gorgeous and enjoy the trip, sounds wonderful.
.-= Make Do Style´s last blog ..Carrie does Covent Garden =-.

enc December 4, 2009 at 5:30 pm

That jacket is something else!

Enjoy your stay overseas!
.-= enc´s last blog ..Fallen Behind =-.

amy December 4, 2009 at 6:07 pm

the colors of the dress peeking out from that fab jacket look great~hope you have a great time in Korea!

The Clothes Horse December 4, 2009 at 9:27 pm

You look lovely; that jacket is amazing. Also, Korea? How exciting! I want to go one day. :)
.-= The Clothes Horse´s last blog ..A Cloud Of Blue Butterflies =-.

Grace December 5, 2009 at 11:13 am

You described the feeling of Incheon perfectly.

And the coloring on the dress if fantastic.

Anna December 5, 2009 at 3:38 pm

i like your Style!! Every pic of you looks great. It is very interesting which things you´re wearing in combination!!Very hot! I especially like you´re Jacket! May be you are also interested in my blog??
It is very exciting for me to see what is going on in the world or in another country than germany..:o)..I am excited to see more wonderful pics like these.
.-= Anna´s last blog .. =-.

Freya December 7, 2009 at 12:50 am

i think the hues in your skirt are very appropriate for the hazy weather and the post-apocalyptic feeling! Super!
.-= Freya´s last blog ..My Life, My Way =-.

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