Asics Cloud Pop-Up

Dreamland in Manhattan.

While wandering around a busy Soho street, my friend and I stumbled into the Asics Cloud Pop-Up shop. Not only can you try on the latest Gel Kenun.

The various colorways hang against the walls, as well as a DJ booth set up in the corner. The biggest appeal, however, are the colorful clouds hanging from the ceiling. Once you delve deeper into the room, you find an entire wall covered with clouds lighting up in similar patterns to that of lightning bolts flashing through the sky.

Behind the cloud mural, a dark room hosts photographed cloud walls and a city-covered floor. Once laying in the bean bag sofa, you peer up into a giant circular mirror that makes you feel like you’re on top of a New York building.

Visit the pop-up through the rest of the month at 63 Greene Street.

DC Fashion Incubator

Hosted at the hip and colorful Blind Whino Southwest Arts Club.

On the evening of April 28, I attended the New/NEXT Fashion Showcase hosted by The DC Fashion Foundation and DC Fashion Incubator. More than 350 people gathered to watch the area’s local designers highlight their work. The evening raised more than $10,000 to renovate its incubator for future DC-based entrepreneurs in the fashion industry. I wore my platform FENTY Puma sneakers and styled my outfit with a black jumpsuit and long-lined vest. Take a look at a few shots from the evening!

  

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The Boba Room

A pop-up theme park for boba lovers.

Last year, New York hosted The Museum of Ice Cream, an installation dedicated to frozen treat lovers. This year the city held The Boba Room where bubble tea lovers could enjoy the iced tea drink in a pop-up shop surrounded by all things boba. While significantly smaller, the concept appeared brilliant with visually brilliant designs.

 

She’s a window shopper

Karl Lagerfeld pop-up, Vibrate hats and the Line store.

If you read my last post, then you might have seen my carefully curated fall outfit. I styled these one sized culottes I found in a Korean shop with my V Files turtleneck top. The breeziness of the pants with this long sleeved shirt made this outfit perfect for the cooler temperatures and sunny day.

I ran in to a Karl Lagerfeld pop-up shop where mirrors ordered visitors to snap pictures alongside bright wall decals and signs stating “THINK PINK.” The VIBRATE hat store made the top of my bucket list and I proudly crossed it off and my cousin graciously purchased a few items for me. Finally, with no line in sight, I discovered LINE characters and its accompanying app. The characters looked too cute to pass a chance to snap a picture with. Perhaps one day this teddy bear will end up in a home near me.

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Restaurant Review: Yona Pop-Up at G

Just checked out of the much anticipated Yona Pop Up at G.

For those who don’t know, Baltimore native chef Jonah Kim plans to open up a restaurant in Arlington later this year. Ramen is all the hype right now, and it’s no surprise that the pop up had not only a long waitlist, but also an extension to its stay at G by Mike Isabella.

After planning three weeks in advance, I arrived to an ambient, dark restaurant complete with several two-seat and four-seat tables.

The crispy brussels sprouts are on point. Crunchy on the outside; soft on the inner. It would be a dish worth ordering again. The best part about it though is its shareable for any number of guests at your table.

Next come the ramen. The Tonkotsu-Shoyu Tare looked more delicious than it tasted. I deemed the only worthy reason I would ever return: the egg. Composed in its usual cylinder form, the egg broke apart into a gooey, but beautiful explosion. The combination of both the egg and the tonkotso broth paired perfectly together, and after finishing the one dairy ingredient, I was left wanting more.

The bowl came with two pieces of chashu (meat), which we deemed the second runner-up to the egg. The tender texture nearly melts in your mouth. Yet after eating all the meats (took about a minute since there was only two slices), I decided that it was truly the only part I wanted more of. I dug into the noodles, but decided it wasn’t worth finishing. I left the bowl complete with a decent amount of broth and ramen.

Not sure I would return to the pop-up shop or recommend it to friends. I’m looking forward to Jonah Kim’s future opening, but he’ll need to do more to exceed my expectations, especially after this test run.

Gilt City DC

This past weekend, I attended Gilt City DC’s Warehouse Sale event courtesy of popchips. The sale was filled with tons of fashionistas sifting through designer labels at extremely discounted prices. A range of music, Skinnygirl cocktails and bags of chips filled the room. The most memorable part of the event was checking out the John Varvatos Pop-Up Shop. There were a ton of contemporary blazers and shirts that were unique from any other kind of brands in the warehouse. I had a great experience, and definitely recommend checking out the sale in the future!

Photos courtesy of TheKevinJ.

Ps…I bought an Alice & Olivia dress at a steal price 😉

 

Shirt: Last Kings

Necklace: Michael Kors

Cardigan: Brandy Melville

Bag: Top Shop

Leggings: BCBGMAXARIA

Shoes: Dr. Martens