Best Travel Adventure: Melaka Trip | Clozette



Simple is good. One does not need fantastic plans or travel far to have the best travel adventure.  You can have a great holiday even if you travel to only the neighboring country. It’s the company that matters more than the country. 


During the national day week, my family took a trip to Melaka. It has been ages since we last went there. When we got there this time round, it felt familiar and yet tingling with a brand new vibe. Like the newly built Hatten Hotel which I had stayed in this time round or the new Jonker Walk. Melaka had experience some changes over the years but not all the past is buried away. Traditional Hainanese Chicken Rice where rice balls were served still exists round the corner. I was touched to be able to reminisce the past and savor the fragrant meal that awakes both the sense of taste and smell.  


Simple is beautiful. There is no need for large attractions or fanciful architecture to create wonderful landscapes. Shop houses are beaming with unique exterior and interiors that show of their individual charms. 


There is no need for theme parks to entertain us. Days passed in a flash with us just walking along the streets, looking around, shopping and eating without a plan. Simple is the best.

When we are tired, we do not need to be driven around in a limousine to be happy. A Trishaw ride is satisfactory. It served its purpose. Simple is happiness. Oh! Their trishaws were as great as coaches. It was decorated with dolls and lightings. Music played. You could see how much pride the trishaw uncles took in his job and care in providing the best service possible.


Simple is sweet, simple is enjoyable! It was a great trip! 







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(cover photo from StilettoesDiva)


Wondering what are the trends on the streets of Seoul now? Wondering what’s fuelling the fashion trends in Korea right now? Get your fashion fix from street-style photographers who never fail to capture your attention. 


If you do not already know of these street style photographers, here is a list of representative Korean Street Style Photographers! If you are in Seoul right now, you might be able to catch them at popular street style photography spots Garosu-gil and Dongdaemun Design Plaza!


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Real Street (Hyeong Seok Lee)



Hyeong Seok Lee does a fantastic job at capturing the essence of street style photography. His candid street style shots are really eye-catching. His blog is also very neatly arranged based on the events he took them at. Love Korean street fashion? His Instagram account is definitely a good fix for your daily Korean street style inspiration. 


You can follow him at his social media sites:

Blog | Instagram | Facebook

Ensorcelant (Seungwon Paik)


Seungwon Paik’s street style photography is also very candid, and his photos mostly feature Garosu-gil, a hot place for street style photography in Seoul. His blog isn’t very easy to navigate for non-korean users, but he updates his Instagram account where you can spot your favourite K-Fashion models (whom he shoots often) and see more of his candid street style photography.


Follow him here:

Blog Instagram | Facebook



Halo People Korea (Kyunghun Kim)



Kyunghun Kim is great at posed street photography. His background is very varied and dependent on where he shoots for the day. His photos are also very high quality and artistic and editorially styled.


Follow him here:

Blog Instagram | Facebook



JDINKOREA (Jaedoo Lee)



Jaedoo Lee doesn’t update as often as the others, but he does get very active during fashion week. He mixes up his fashion week shots with quality street style shots that are definitely magazine quality. 


Catch the JDINKOREA action here:

Blog Instagram | Facebook



IAMALEXFINCH (Alex Finch)



The only non-Korean on the list, Alex Finch does an amazing job capturing his models on camera. He is a contributor to STYLE.COM and VOGUE US. His shots aren’t in-your-face street style photos, but they're well-styled and and edited. His instagram is a great place to start if you're looking for a peek into editorial styling.


Find him here:

Blog Instagram | Facebook



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(cover photo from cristinadecena)


Taking Outfit Of The Day shots are not effortless, even if they may look like they are. In fact, it takes a lot of patience because you need to take note of lighting, the angles that best suit and flatter you and your look, and the poses--which are always the hardest one to master. You may have a signature pose but having a few more up your sleeves is a great way to show your followers variety.


Learning from Clozette's community of fashionistas, here are 5 poses you can use to step up your OOTD game. 


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The Stand Still



(photo from Aggylow)


Starting from the most stoic pose of all, "The Stand Still," is one way to stop traffic. A bold, blank stare and a front profile of your whole look gives your followers a full view of the outfit. 

Side View



(photo from fayebalogo)


Another dramatic look is a shot of the side view of your outfit. This gives your viewers a portion of your look and is best if you want to give them a clearer view of your accessories. It's also the go-to angle if you want your readers to know how the pieces fit on you.



The Look Away



(photo from awfullyamanda)


"The Look Away" is the perfect OOTD pose option for those looking to create that though-provoking photo. "The Look Away" can either be looking to the side or looking down while showing the body's front profile.



Candid



(photo from penmyblog)


A candid  OOTD shot demands a skilled photographer (or someone's that's just really great at timing) as it tries to capture a raw and moving photo of you and your OOTD. This can stretch from wacky to a chic, paparazzi type of shot depending on your movement. Try walking, swaying your skirt or dress, or slowly doing your signature poses and let your photographer do the clicking. 



The Cross Over



(photo from cristinadecena)


"The Cross Over" is a no-fail way to get a flattering shot. Just place yourself in front of the camera and cross one leg in front of the other for the illusion of longer legs. It's up to you to experiment with your face and hands for an elegant and sophisticated OOTD shot. 



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