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M A N D Y K I M

motley.maverick

PHOTOGRAPHER • STYLIST • ARTIST • MODEL The chaos of an eclectic wanderluster Jack of all trades. Master of none. 💌 Collabs welcome 📍San Diego

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Contemplating how to get down from here  without flashing half of San Diego or getting a splinter in the butt. Don't ask how it went.  Guild Autumn dress from @laurenly_boutique  Dainty gemstone necklace by @vivianferraz
It took me a while to embrace my complexion and freckles when I was younger.  I grew up in a multicultural home and those cultures have very different standards of beauty. I really didn't fall into either. I tan quite easily and have a sprinkling of freckles on my cheeks that become more prominent in the sun. These are not desired traits in Korea, where they prefer a porcelain white complexion that is absolutely blemish and freckle free. I additionally inherited very European eyes, which often confused Koreans who did not think I looked Asian. Basically,  I stuck out like a sore thumb there. The U.S. on the other hand, is a melting pot of race and culture, so I felt I blended in much more.  However,  I didn't fall into the tall, blonde. blue eyed, all-American girl ideal either. It's something that really shaped my perspective on my self image. I was never going to be the standard of beauty for either culture, which meant I was free to wear what made me happy and style myself however the hell I wanted instead of how everyone else thought I should. It's become a world where I am flattered and  incredibly appreciative of a compliment instead of one where I need validation to feel pretty.
A contemporary version of the traditional Korean hanbok from my family.  A lot of my taste in fashion is heavily influenced by my growing up overseas. When I moved to the states,  it was important to my relatives to not forget my culture. It's something I often pay tribute to in my style or personal designs, although I think it is, understandably, misunderstood by my American peers and family as it conflicts with their own ideas on current fashion. That said,  I'm so excited that some of my family from Korea will be visiting the United States for the very first time, and I look forward to sharing with them the culture and fashion from this part of my heritage and how I fused it with the other!
I ❤ @pixibeauty products and their 'Rose Infused' line is no exception! I've mentioned in the past, that I VERY rarely wear foundation. I've never liked the feeling of it on my skin and I also have a habit of rubbing my face with my hands, so it's kind of pointless for me. I still, of course, want a nice, even glowing complexion, so I'm a little skincare obsessed! This line has everything from makeup remover and cleanser to moisturizers and setting spray! My personal favorites are the Rose Caviar Essence, which is both hydrating and has a beautiful aesthetic, and the Rose Oil Blend to nourish my skin. The fragrance is lovely too! Not at all heavy or dated the way some rose scented products can often be. These are sold in kits or individually, so you can customize a routine catered to your skincare needs! If you have any questions, just comment below!
"Na na na na nana Gettin' jiggy wit it" ❤ the retro 90s vibes of these sunglasses from @colosseinglasses! They are extremely well made, affordable, come with a protective case for storage, and there are DOZENS of designs, from sporty to chic, to choose from!
"One is never over- or underdressed with a little black dress.” – Karl Lagerfeld  #tbt
"This is the best thing to wear for today, you understand." -Little Edie  This designer look is so reminiscent of Grey Gardens to me! They may have been a couple of kooky cat ladies living in a Hampton estate that could easily have been on an episode of Hoarders, but Little Edie sure had a fabulously unique personal style that was both eclectic and sophisticated.  You can shop this @theextremecollectionusa embellished jacket and @lovekylajoy leather clutch at @unbacioboutique
It's always summer in San Diego ☀️ Shop this wet look, mesh panel bodysuit at @3wisheslingerie
"Make it simple, but significant." Hand crafted, statement bracelet by @ilanit_jewelry_  Outfit from @missmatchsd
I was so excited when I opened up this gorgeous onyx and diamond ring from @revelationsboutique ! It's a perfect combination of elegance and modern appeal that is appropriate for all occasions.  If you didn't catch my unboxing story, know that it is beautifully packaged in a keepsake box so I can protect and store my ring. I definitely enjoy having fun with fashion, but I also love collecting classic pieces like this that I know I can wear for decades to come!  They are offering amazing discounts for this ring that comes in both sterling silver and gold options. You can check them out along with their other meticulously crafted, minimalist designs here https://revelationsboutique.com/collections/onyx  #revelationsboutique
California,  knows how to party... Earrings and leather cuff by @ilanit_jewelry_  and Outfit from @missmatchsd
Winter fashion, done San Diego style.  This dress is giving me flashbacks of Jennifer Lopez's Grammy look.  Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace... Shop this look at @unbacioboutique
Uke can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find uke get what you need... I'm not a good ukulele player nor am I a particularly great singer, but I'll be damned if I don't do the things that make me happy #tbt
"Oh Mickey, you're so fine You're so fine you blow my mind, hey Mickey"  I definitely spilt this coffee on my white blazer shortly after this picture... I don't even drink the stuff. 🤣
"It's a new dawn It's a new day It's a new life For me And I'm feeling good.." Happy New Year to everyone!  Shop this look at @unbacioboutique! Purse @lovekylajoy  Dress @rubberduckyusa
My RBF is legendary. Bar none.  Even my best friends have told me that they thought I was going to be stuck up or mean at first. Which was crazy to me because it's the furthest thing from the truth! I was mercilessly teased growing up, so I've never had it in my heart to be mean to anyone. I'm sitting here like, "I can't help it! It's just my face!" 😂  Shop this dress @unbacioboutique
Frozen meets GoT  Either way,  I feel like a queen 🔥❄ This ethereal red carpet dress by @rubberduckyusa is available at @unbacioboutique!
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night." Rocky Mountain view

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