• about me
  • menu
  • categories
  • Lynn Kim Do

    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.

    a perspective on fear



    Looking at fear right in the face is helpful. Yeah. Sure. But if you really think about it, it’s truly one perspective. And let’s be honest, heading face to face with the monster can be quite horrifying and polarizing. Okay so, it’s much better than not looking at it all. But what if we took a look at it from the side, maybe even from the back. Give it a good 360. Then, I think it gives you an opportunity to ask – What about it ticks you? What about it makes you fearful? I mean, why can’t we humanize that shit. Watch it trip or fart or drink too much tequila and then throw up all over the bathroom.

    I figured that the best way for me to take a good look around my fear is by simply talking about it. Of course, it starts with admittance. I started saying “I am fearful.” And I started acting and speaking on the curiosity of the topic with those around me. It led me to see a new language, a new concept around fear, a fresh perspective. First, I had to change the language from “I am fearful” to “I have fear.” Because you can only let go of fear if you have it as oppose to being it. Fear isn’t a definition of any one human being, it certainly isn’t mine. It is a temporary state of being, like hunger. It’s something that can leave you.  Another thing I realized is that fear isn’t good or bad. It just is. Defining fear as bad is only hindering in the process of creating and the journey of dreams. It is just a state of being that shows growth. Fear can be bad because it causes anxiety. Fear can be good because it shows us what we want the most. It is both, therefore it is neither. So why be afraid of “fear”? Why think of it any more or any less than what it is – a temporary feeling?

    Sincerely,
    LKD 

    Image by Pedro Angel Morales


    Looking at fear right in the face is helpful. Yeah. Sure. But if you really think about it, it’s truly one perspective. And let’s be honest, heading face to face with the monster can be quite horrifying and polarizing. Okay so, it’s much better than not looking at it all. But what if we took a look at it from the side, maybe even from the back. Give it a good 360. Then, I think it gives you an opportunity to ask – What about it ticks you? What about it makes you fearful? I mean, why can’t we humanize that shit. Watch it trip or fart or drink too much tequila and then throw up all over the bathroom.

    I figured that the best way for me to take a good look around my fear is by simply talking about it. Of course, it starts with admittance. I started saying “I am fearful.” And I started acting and speaking on the curiosity of the topic with those around me. It led me to see a new language, a new concept around fear, a fresh perspective. First, I had to change the language from “I am fearful” to “I have fear.” Because you can only let go of fear if you have it as oppose to being it. Fear isn’t a definition of any one human being, it certainly isn’t mine. It is a temporary state of being, like hunger. It’s something that can leave you.  Another thing I realized is that fear isn’t good or bad. It just is. Defining fear as bad is only hindering in the process of creating and the journey of dreams. It is just a state of being that shows growth. Fear can be bad because it causes anxiety. Fear can be good because it shows us what we want the most. It is both, therefore it is neither. So why be afraid of “fear”? Why think of it any more or any less than what it is – a temporary feeling?

    Sincerely,
    LKD 

    Image by Pedro Angel Morales
    . June 13, 2018 .