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Made In Korea: 8Seconds X Nongshim’s Shrimp Cracker Collaboration

Things are getting a little fishy at 8Seconds stores.

The Korean ready-to-wear brand, most popular internationally for their partnership with G-Dragon, is back with another exciting collaboration. This time, the label has teamed up with food brand Nongshim (of Shin Ramyun fame) to celebrate the 46th anniversary of Nongshim Shrimp Crackers.

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The oblong chip is a snack beloved by Koreans of all generations, and through the new collaboration, 8Seconds and Nongshim are giving shrimp chip fans an opportunity to boast their love for them by rocking some limited edition Shrimp Crackers apparel. 

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Here are some of our favorite items from the new collaboration!

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Perhaps the top must-have items of the 8Seconds X Nongshim line are actually the socks. The embroidered shrimp and beer accents are a cute nod to Shrimp Crackers’ popularity as a drinking snack. And starting at 3,990 KRW (roughly $3.50 USD) a pair, they are a serious steal!

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The nautical striped tees are as fun as they are flattering! Particularly, the women’s striped tee’s feminine boat-neck cut and three-quarter sleeves make it the perfect item for the transitioning seasons. The Shrimp Cracker logo embroidery is also giving us heavy (or should we say ‘fishy’?) Ralph Lauren vibes.

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For the more fashion forward, the striped linen items are guaranteed to turn heads no matter where you wear them! These unisex styles are suitable for both men and women. 8Seconds even suggests purchasing the sky blue items together as a pajama set.  

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The 8Seconds X Nongshim collection also includes hairbands, totebags, snapbacks, dresses, and even shrimp chip-shaped plushes!

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There are only a limited supply of each item available, so make sure you head over to the 8Seconds official online store to pick out your own Shrimp Cracker fashion before it’s too late!

Made In Korea: Build-Your-Own Soap Classes At Innisfree’s Jeju Flagship Store

If you’re a fan of Korean cosmetics, make sure to add this to your travel bucket list!

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Popular skincare brand Innisfree is proud of their Jeju beginnings. Since 2000, the company has used the island’s wealth of natural resources as inspiration for their products, and has since become known for items like volcanic clay masks, mineral seawater mists, and haircare sourced from regional flowers like orchid and camellia.

So when they opened their flagship store, Innisfree Jeju House, back in 2013, they decided to give visitors a chance to work with these unique, locally sourced ingredients to make their very own souvenirs soaps!

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Guests are led through the soap-making process through a digital screen with instructions available in Korean, English, Chinese, or Japanese. Guests are given three Jeju-sourced soap base options – sebum-controlling green tea, brightening tangerine, or volcanic clay.

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As the soap begins to set, it can be molded into fun shapes or decorated. Using provided alphabet stamps, you can even write your own special message.

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The full experience is 15,000 KRW (roughly $13 USD) for the lesson, three bars of soap, and a souvenir carrying pouch.

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If visiting the Innisfree Jeju House, guests should also be sure to check out the shop’s in-house dessert cafe and exclusive Jeju-only products!

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Made In Korea: VIXX’s 5th Anniversary Art Exhibit “VIXX 0524”

To celebrate their 5th anniversary, VIXX opened up a special art exhibit for fans to look back on all of their fond memories together.

Jellyfish Entertainment and VIXX has opened up their special art exhibit – titled “VIXX 0524” – at the ARA Art Center in Seoul from May 24th to June 4th. Through the exhibit, fans will be able to enjoy never-before-seen photos, contents, music and so much more that the members have especially created for their STARLIGHTs. VIXX announced that they decorated the exhibit in an outer space theme to hold meaning towards their fans – STARLIGHT.

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Kpopmap visited the art exhibit in order to share the experience with STARLIGHTs all across the world who were unable to visit the memorable event.

 

As soon as you make your way up to the 3rd floor of the ARA Art Center, you’re welcomed by the VIXX x STARLIGHT motto – “I will shine brightly as I look at you.” As you continue through the entrance, you see each members’ signature and messages left for the fans who’ve come to visit.

 

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The next area you see is a collage wall full of concept photos of the group since debut. In between, some of their most precious trophies line the walls. From Music Bank to the Golden Disc Awards, you can take a look back at all their success so far.

 

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As soon as you turn, you come face to face to some of the most iconic concept outfits that the VIXX are famous for. Along with photos during that time of promotion, you see the clothes that the members actually wore.

 

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VIXX aren’t known just for their expressive concepts. They’re known for their music. The boys lined up a wall full of their albums since debut into special edition vinyl discs.

 

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Next you come to a listening booth where you can listen to never-before-released music by both Ravi and Leo. Ravi‘s corner present his latest self-composed track, while Leo‘s corner has his “Cover Girl” playing. For a more intimate time, search the QR code to personally listen to the boys explaining their respective tracks.

 

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Turn right around and you see a long wall of photos. To celebrate their day of debut, VIXX personally hand picked 524 photos that they took over the past 5 years. You can also find various QR codes on the side, where you can listen to the boys reminisce over the photos.

 

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This is where it gets personal. Ravi and Leo had their music booths, but HongBin, Ken, Hyuk and N have decorated a small display full of their personal belongings. HongBin, ever the gamer, filled his shelves with games and movies. Ken loves to draw, so he featured some of his favorite drawings of his famous characters, KoVIXX. Hyuk the photographer put up some of his favorite cuts from their Spain trip out together. N hand chose his favorite candle scents to share with his fans, as well as some goodies from his actual home.

 

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As the exhibit comes to a close, you can see the VIXX boys’ sweet messages to their fans in form of lyrics. And in return, STARLIGHTs can leave a message to their idols on the colorful wall.

 

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The exhibit ends here, but VIXX knows their STARLIGHTs will be wanting more. To celebrate their 5th anniversary together, fans are able to purchase various goodies sold exclusively at the art exhibit. From beautiful necklaces, t-shirts to special photo cards, you can take a little part of the exhibit with you on your way out.

 

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Before you leave, make sure to take a photo with your favorite oppas on their large photo wall!

 

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