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    Lynn Kim Do

    Lynn Kim Do may be the first fashionista to define and coin the term Neckbreakin’ Style but she is certainly not the only person that this term encompasses. Lynn takes inspiration from the street, from the mundane and thus her extraordinary everyday experiences, and presents it rawly along with visuals and personal style. This is a platform beyond personal style. It is a space of personal experiences. Lynn Do creates a platform that curates her very honest, sometimes too honest, stories called "Street Talk" with style that is also uniquely raw. Having footprints all over the United States, her view of fashion can not be defined by one location or even one style except one - streetwear. She believes in minimal and clean streetwear without losing all the attitude and sass with it. Her visual and production expertise has accumulated many highly recognized repertoire of projects with clients like Revlon and Urban Outfitters. She has been featured on Nylon.com, The New York Times, and WWD to name a few. If you ask her though, her biggest personal achievement is surviving a year lease in a six floor walk-up NYC apartment.

    Earn Your Stripes

    "Friendly competition is always healthy and even welcomed. But there's a clean line between friendly competition and just bad news and it lies in intent. Intent is perhaps the hardest thing to see but every wolf in sheep skin must eat eventually."






    Earn Your Stripes Dress - Nasty Gal // Stripe Socks - Nasty Gal // Sk8 Hi - Vans // Ava Clutch - Mary Lai 

    This dress is appropriately called "Earn Your Stripes" and I'm obsessed. Perhaps, it's kinda bizarre in that it indeed looks like a tube sock. In fact, someone tweeted that to me. It made my day more than it could ever offend me. Only because yes, it does look like one. And I love it. It's sporty, yet quirky, but I still feel subtly sexy in this casual number. But back to the name because that's my favorite part of this dress. (I'm the type of girl that goes bonkers over nail polish names.)

    Earn Your Stripes symbolize a couple things in my life right now. In this very competitive field, I have to remind myself that insincere comments, uninvited opinions, bashful tweets, and deceptive photos are not rare occasions. It only reflects a true playing field. Not only do you have to accept that the world must coexist with the undesirable haters, but that you must work that much harder, have that much more to prove, and live that much more legendary. Friendly competition is always healthy and even welcomed. But there's a clean line between friendly competition and just bad news and it lies in intent. Intent is perhaps the hardest thing to see but every wolf in sheep skin must eat eventually. Time will tell. Karma will work it's magic and more often than not, it will happen when you're not around to catch it. But trust it. The weak and the phony will get weeded out like the pit of Summer. My only suggestion - dress everyday like you're about to face your enemy (Thank you, Oscar de la Renta). And always fight endlessly for your dreams. 

    At the end, your life isn't reflected on what others did to impact you but what you did to impact yourself.

    Photos by Chris Payne 
    "Friendly competition is always healthy and even welcomed. But there's a clean line between friendly competition and just bad news and it lies in intent. Intent is perhaps the hardest thing to see but every wolf in sheep skin must eat eventually."






    Earn Your Stripes Dress - Nasty Gal // Stripe Socks - Nasty Gal // Sk8 Hi - Vans // Ava Clutch - Mary Lai 

    This dress is appropriately called "Earn Your Stripes" and I'm obsessed. Perhaps, it's kinda bizarre in that it indeed looks like a tube sock. In fact, someone tweeted that to me. It made my day more than it could ever offend me. Only because yes, it does look like one. And I love it. It's sporty, yet quirky, but I still feel subtly sexy in this casual number. But back to the name because that's my favorite part of this dress. (I'm the type of girl that goes bonkers over nail polish names.)

    Earn Your Stripes symbolize a couple things in my life right now. In this very competitive field, I have to remind myself that insincere comments, uninvited opinions, bashful tweets, and deceptive photos are not rare occasions. It only reflects a true playing field. Not only do you have to accept that the world must coexist with the undesirable haters, but that you must work that much harder, have that much more to prove, and live that much more legendary. Friendly competition is always healthy and even welcomed. But there's a clean line between friendly competition and just bad news and it lies in intent. Intent is perhaps the hardest thing to see but every wolf in sheep skin must eat eventually. Time will tell. Karma will work it's magic and more often than not, it will happen when you're not around to catch it. But trust it. The weak and the phony will get weeded out like the pit of Summer. My only suggestion - dress everyday like you're about to face your enemy (Thank you, Oscar de la Renta). And always fight endlessly for your dreams. 

    At the end, your life isn't reflected on what others did to impact you but what you did to impact yourself.

    Photos by Chris Payne 
    . October 8, 2014 .