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    Lynn Kim Do

    there's nothing to hide and no one to hide from, especially yourself









    In the last few weeks, my mind, my soul, my intuition, my discipline, and my inhibitions have been put to the test. I can go ahead and complain about it. Or I can see it differently, see it through objective eyes. And in fact, the world has shown great generosity to me in the past few weeks. It has given me this tremendous opportunity to put substance behind all the shit I’ve said about myself. I’m a dreamer. And oh, I’ve dreamed so hard lately as an actor, creator, blogger, model, and human. I’m a do-er, and how I’ve done so much in this short time. Just in the past few weeks, I modeled in NYFW for the first time ever. I performed live for the very time on stage in a theatrical performance. All while maintaining two production/social clients, additional model gigs, attending NYFW events, networking with new people, showing love to my close friends, and keeping my sanity attached. So yeah, there were some days where I wasn’t sure if I could hold it all together. Wasn’t sure which would falter first—my body or my mind. But, letting a huge breath out, I did. I did hold it all together. I not only held my own shit together but I freaking excelled. I overcame my own fears, my inner-demons, my ambivalence all while being a good friend, a good girlfriend, a good businesswoman, and good daughter.

    And is there any piece of advice I can give or suggestion for anyone going through the same thing? I'm not sure. I don’t think there is an exact formula for this kind of thing. But a few things, in retrospect, made a huge contribution to my sanity. Like saying “No”. I said “no” often. Like, having supportive friends who understands how crazy my schedule was, who sends encouragement, and who makes the plans and takes the stress off my back. Like drinking less, way less. Like choosing sleep over feeling FOMO. And lastly, surrounding myself around good people (strangers and friends) with good energy. Trust me, people can suck out an immense amount of energy of you and when your energy is sacred, you can’t be letting just ANYONE have it.



    Trend Alert: Purple is the new pink. So when I had the opportunity to play "shoe designer" and design my own pair of booties from Shoes Of Prey. I knew I had to get them in full on purple. You can also design and customize your own pair here, but I am fully encouraging you to dip into the purple game. Here is a promo code for free custom inscription inside your soles: LYNNKIMDO.

    Images by Pedro Morales 
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    Custom Kiel Booties by Shoes of Prey, Britches Sunnies by Giant Vintage, Vintage Jeans by Bad Night Good Morning, Vintage DIY Cropped Vest by Levis, Denim Jacket c/o (My Boyfriend's Closet!)

    . February 20, 2018 .

    To dream. And to do.

    . February 20, 2018 .









    In the last few weeks, my mind, my soul, my intuition, my discipline, and my inhibitions have been put to the test. I can go ahead and complain about it. Or I can see it differently, see it through objective eyes. And in fact, the world has shown great generosity to me in the past few weeks. It has given me this tremendous opportunity to put substance behind all the shit I’ve said about myself. I’m a dreamer. And oh, I’ve dreamed so hard lately as an actor, creator, blogger, model, and human. I’m a do-er, and how I’ve done so much in this short time. Just in the past few weeks, I modeled in NYFW for the first time ever. I performed live for the very time on stage in a theatrical performance. All while maintaining two production/social clients, additional model gigs, attending NYFW events, networking with new people, showing love to my close friends, and keeping my sanity attached. So yeah, there were some days where I wasn’t sure if I could hold it all together. Wasn’t sure which would falter first—my body or my mind. But, letting a huge breath out, I did. I did hold it all together. I not only held my own shit together but I freaking excelled. I overcame my own fears, my inner-demons, my ambivalence all while being a good friend, a good girlfriend, a good businesswoman, and good daughter.

    And is there any piece of advice I can give or suggestion for anyone going through the same thing? I'm not sure. I don’t think there is an exact formula for this kind of thing. But a few things, in retrospect, made a huge contribution to my sanity. Like saying “No”. I said “no” often. Like, having supportive friends who understands how crazy my schedule was, who sends encouragement, and who makes the plans and takes the stress off my back. Like drinking less, way less. Like choosing sleep over feeling FOMO. And lastly, surrounding myself around good people (strangers and friends) with good energy. Trust me, people can suck out an immense amount of energy of you and when your energy is sacred, you can’t be letting just ANYONE have it.



    Trend Alert: Purple is the new pink. So when I had the opportunity to play "shoe designer" and design my own pair of booties from Shoes Of Prey. I knew I had to get them in full on purple. You can also design and customize your own pair here, but I am fully encouraging you to dip into the purple game. Here is a promo code for free custom inscription inside your soles: LYNNKIMDO.

    Images by Pedro Morales 
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    Custom Kiel Booties by Shoes of Prey, Britches Sunnies by Giant Vintage, Vintage Jeans by Bad Night Good Morning, Vintage DIY Cropped Vest by Levis, Denim Jacket c/o (My Boyfriend's Closet!)

    . February 12, 2018 .













    There are two types of people in this world. People who live in insecurity with moments of confidence. And people who live in confidence with moments of insecurity. I like to live in the latter. However, women, girls, ladies are built on the first category. We are taught at a very young age to carry insecurities. To not be “enough”. To identify our flaws, harp on them, even to an obsessive point, to fix them, throw money at it, cut it out surgically, medicate it, put makeup on it, and wear it all over our physical body. Like life’s anxieties aren’t enough, we had to dress it in insecurity.

    I can’t even begin to say how fucked up that mentality is. But how do we change it? Do we talk about it behind closed doors during sleepovers and brunch dates. “Ugh, I feel so fat right now?” Or cue that Mean Girls clip when they’re all in Regina’s room comparing their insecurities just so they can feel better about themselves.  Yeah, no thanks. I hate participating in that weird social situation that happens way too often. When I hear someone say, “My pores are SO big” or “I have bad breath” or “Yellow looks so bad on me,” I give them a compliment that isn’t physical. “You’re absolutely impeccable!” “How do you always have the best taste in music?” “You literally create such vibrant energy when you enter a room!” In order to create confidence, we have to start with ourselves by recognizing silly habits. We have to make small habitual changes to empower other women thus empowering ourselves.


    Thank you W Times Square and Kim Geronimo for an incredible collaboration and the inspiration behind this thought. I drink to you! Cheers.


    Images by Kim Geronimo
    Looks c/o of W Style Lab and Sugarbird
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    . February 8, 2018 .









    I wish there was an "Auto Correct" for life but since that's not a real thing yet, at least there's one for my eyes. Here's the honest truth: I've never used eye cream before. I guess the twenty-something in me is still resistant to a thing call age. Or wrinkles. Or heart burn. Or hangovers.

    So in Europe, I hear that preventative care is the trend, or just the right thing to do. I do not want super dark circles, deep wrinkles, or deep set eyes before I decide to do something about it. I want to prevent it from happening while I can. Get a head start! So here I am, incorporating eye cream for the very first time. And I am so glad I did. As an eye cream virgin, I picked the best beauty brand I knew in the game. Sunday Riley is undoubtedly my favorite. (Here is my post on their other products!) They are a no bullshit skin care line. No added perfume. No millennial appealing lies. Just pure goodness. And Auto Correct by Sunday Riley does not disappoint. New to their line, this eye cream uses caffeine (FREAKING GENIUS) among other delicious ingredients to brighten, lift, and de-puff the delicate skin around the eyes. Personally, I've noticed a huge change in the brightness around my eyes. With only 3 hours of sleep, I still wake up looking like I had a good 8 hours of sleep. Makeup goes on smoother and I did notice that some lines were naturally filled in. I use the Auto Correct cream every morning and night. The price is quite hefty but good things come at a cost. And trust me, it's worth it.

    Images by Pedro Morales
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