Thursday, 28 January 2016

The truth about waist training

Hey guys.
I wanted to touch on a subject that has been on my mind for a while and I feel its pretty important . Waist trainers began as a go to fitness hack for celebrities to get that oh so desirable hourglass shape but as this hype has been spread across the media, more and more women are using them in hope to get that perfect shape with of course the tiny waist but still maintain a full curvaceous body. This body we see so often on instagram on twitter and everywhere else in the media  is unrealistic and is just not how the majority of women look without time, effort and money needed. Yes im aware I may get barked at that I'm jealous and hating. I cannot deny the jealousy part may have some truth but I still feel people should know the truth about these coke bottle bodies. So in this post I will be discussing  the facts and  dangers of becoming obsessed with waist training  In addition on my next post  I will include some safe exercise alternatives I've recently used to slim down and get some inches of my waist! Quick disclaimer im not a health professional I just love to do research on health and fitness and try out some things myself! Don't be put down by the media, every body shape is beautiful !

1. They don't work all that effectively !
Many clinical professionals have said these garments fail to promote weight loss which is what is needed to reduce the circumference around your weight. Suggestions have also been made that the corsets are put on so tightly that you produce more sweat than normal and therefore drop pounds through sweat specifically in the targeted areas. There are two things wrong with this theory of how the trainers work . 1. It is not possible to sweat so much in one area that it slims you down. 2. Majority of the time It is very difficult to lose weight on a specific area of your body, the best way to see results is to do cardio then as  you can control where you build muscle do some exercises with weights to look more lean and defined.

2. Waist training is not a long term solution.
Wearing a corset maybe okay on a night out to get a better shape but to assume constantly wearing a corset will safely suck in your waist is completely untrue. It has been found that waist training decreases core strength which in the long run makes it difficult to maintain a toned and smaller stomach.

3.What are the risks?
As we all know corsets work by pushing your stomach in but if worn too tightly can push important organs out of place leading to breathing difficulties. which is why I'd like to stress DO NOT EXERCISE WITH A WAIST TRAINER ON !

So that's the truth about waist training if it hasn't put you off I hope at least you feel a little more informed !
Till next time peace and love.


Monday, 11 January 2016

Japanese/ South korean street style

Happy New Year everyone  ! I'm back with my two favourite topics fashion and Japan ! ( of course I got love for south Korea too).For a long time I have been in love with street Fashion but as I discovered more about Japan specifically Tokyo I became more  and more intrigued by the diverse variations in style, all unique and  fabulous in their own way. Tokyo is now know as one of the world's fashion capitals and forgive me for being bias but its only growing bigger and better and I look forwards to contributing to the Japanese fashion industry in the future ! Currently one male that stands out to me in Japan who really represents the pure urban essence  of street fashion is Kohh ; an up and coming rapper you may most recognise from the now quite popular song " IT G MA" featuring both Korean and Japanese rappers which instantly drew me in and now im quite the fan of Kohh.

Don't worry ladies  I haven't  forget about the kawaii girls, pushing fashion boundaries seems to be the norm on the street of Harajuku Tokyo. From pretty pastels to gothic punk outfits  full of creativity, which to me comes from a places of not giving a damn about what anyone thinks and freely expressing your beautiful soul. I  really do love the combination of urban and grunge concepts I commonly see in Japanese street fashion!

 Now the reason why I included south Korea In an addition  is because after watching Korea's next top model I've kept up to date with my  favourite contestant Kim Jonghoon and also one of the judges won joong who both have immaculate dress sense and I suppose it helps that they are both super hot. I'm very interested in luxury men's sports fashion lately especially the clean minimalistic look which seems to be a popular trend growing in todays fashion industry. Simple, clean and urban is the way forward. Don't get me wrong I'm still into my grunge 90's fashion but its always good to mix things up. Who best to deliver this simple fashion than Korean model Sang Woo Kim. His sharp defined bone structure, clear skin  and tall and slim frame makes him  the perfect person to model simplistic clothes.

Here are some of the pictures that I absolutely love and to me really screams clean street fashion ( pardon the unintended yet still amusing pun). I hope you enjoy and feel inspired!
peace love and kpop !

Double Denim Bubble Popping <3 THE WHITEPEPPER at Seoul Fashion Week, photography by Daisy Yun

Fruits magazine | Japanese | street fashion:
Japanese Street Fashion | Japanese Street Fashion photo kimpurrly's photos - Buzznet:
Harajuku street fashion | I love it when men dare to be different with their clothing:

Odabutsu Street Style #Japan:
Miho & Maho w/ Pink & Blue Hair, Nikki Lipstick, Revolution Tomorrow & Pokemon in Harajuku Miho and Maho - Harajuku Twins – Tokyo Fashion News:


SANG WOO KIM (above)

“김원중. Keem Won Joong ”:

kim won joong:
Japanese #Goth girl with green hair b l o o m z y Photo taken from


I liked it until I got to the shoes. hirari ikeda:
street snap | For more Goth Love follow

Japanese goth / street fashion / super cuties!:

KOHH (in the middle)

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