Answering some of your most asked questions!

what camera and lens do you use?

I use a Sony a7R III with a variety of lens. My favorite daily lens is the 24mm f/1.8. It’s slightly wide and does nicely in low light situations. 35mm f/2.8 is also very compact and great for street photography and the everyday. #ootds are shot with a 55mm f/1.8, 85mm f/1.4 GM, or 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS. For travels, I like to bring a 24-70mm f/2.8 GM as it is the most versatile zoom lens, however usually opt for my trusty 24mm as it’s much lighter.

how do you edit your photos?

I use Adobe Lightroom Classic to edit the photos from my camera, and VSCO to edit photos on my iPhone XS.

why did you start a blog?

I was on Instagram for a number of years, but wanted a platform where I could tell a deeper story about my travels and journey through life. I’ve always loved to document my experiences and memories, and this way I could share it with an audience who has the same appreciations.

how long have you lived in new york?

I moved to NYC after I graduating from school, so it’s been 10 years! I’m proud to say I’m officially a New Yorker this year.


when did you get married? Where did you go for your honeymoon?

Hoon and I got married in September 2012. Our reception was held at Jungsik in TriBeCa, the only Korean restaurant with 2 Michelin stars in the world! It was extra meaningful to us because WNS led the branding, photography, and interiors for the restaurant. Our wedding was held a week after in Korea, at Seoul National University. We then left for Bora Bora the day after the ceremony! All of it was an absolutely incredible experience (as is married life!).

what is your job as a design director? how long have you been at barneys?

I’ve been working at Barneys New York for 5+ years. I oversee UI/UX and creative assets for the websites, apps, and all other digital applications for the luxury brand. A sizable portion of my role is working cross-functionally with all the teams on marketing, strategy, editorial, social, and various components of the business.

what are your favorite brands?

Acne Studios, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, CHANEL, COS, Fendi, Ganni, Gucci, Hermès, Isabel Marant, Jil Sander, LOEWE, MM6 Maison Margiela, Prada, Proenza Schouler, Sézane, Sies Marjan, The Row

Azlee, Cartier, CVC Stones, Hirotaka, Kat Kim, WWAKE

Aesop, Augustinus Bader, Clé de Peau Beauté, Caudalie, Drunk Elephant, La Mer, La Prairie, Sulwhasoo, Sisley Paris, Sunday Riley, Tatcha

Armani, CHANEL, Dior, Laura Mercier, Marc Jacobs, NARS, Westman Atelier, YSL

Aveda, Oribe

Atelier Cologne, Byredo, Diptyque, Jo Malone, Le Labo