The earliest I remember seeing my sister, Kit Lee dressing up and making these strange clothing inventions and combinations was probably back in the latter years of my high school career.  My family has been always creative….it runs in our blood, but I think she was by far the most creative out of all of us; from custom made jackets, and sailor moon costumes to transforming scarves into dresses and stiletto necklaces (stiletto necklaces…wtf?).  Honestly, I thought her sense of style was very outrageous back then, especially when she even started to wear clothes that she made …but whenever I made my remarks, I always get the “you know nothing of fashion” as an answer….ouch~ =/

Despite my “lack of creative vision” (so she calls it) and her stiletto necklaces, her DIY creations and unique sense of style somehow ended up in famous publishing magazines like Marie Claire, Grazia, and Company Magazines.  Luxury brands such as Dior, Burberry (you name it) all chase her for collaborations with her successful fashion and lifestyle blog, the very blog that kinda’ caused this  blog that you are reading now, Seoul State of Mind to be born.

After 5-6 years of visual heavy blog posts, endless DIY projects, and transforming her bedroom into a jungle of DIY materials…her book, Adorn: 25 Stylish DIY Fashion Projects is finally out.  She has partnered up with another fashion DIY power house, Shini Park to create this easy to follow, step by step guide of every unique creations they have made.  Although I have no intention to sew pom pom balls on my sneakers any time soon, it really is a great coffee table read~ the lifestyle photography in there is just omfgajdfak.  (BTW the book is so good it even peaked at #1 under fashion on

I was at the Takeout Drawing Café in Itaewon the other day, sipping my Meringue Espresso whilst engrossing on pages and pages of amazing photography and witty commentaries.  Time flew by and it was literally a chilled afternoon made.  Aaah~

Oh and Happy Birthday sis~ ❤



11 Comments on “Adorned

  1. Such a sweet post! 🙂 hahaha would def love to see you in your pompom sneakers too! Your posts are amazing, satisfying my cravings for Seoul, giving me little sneak peeks here and there before I actually visit this May. Great job to your sis Kit too! 😀 “Creative vision” may not be your forte but these weekly logs of yours are absolutely insightful and inspiring! 🙂 Go go all the way!

  2. waaaaaaahh, you must be proud of your sister, u both so talented.. love your works, u capturing a good pic ^^ makes me want to go to seoul so badly 😀
    your new fans from indonesia

  3. An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a colleague who was doing a little homework on this.
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  5. Now I want them both, the book and that meringue espresso. The pictures are beautiful!

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