NONA9ON – Ultimate Wishlist (even if i’m broke af)

Among the korean streetwear brands i love there is Nona9on. It is a YG Entertainment (Blackpink and Ikon’s company) apparel brand with a strong streetwear influence and interesting fabrics. I recently checked their website and thought i could do a (dream) wishlist, DREAM I REPEAT because the average price is around 100$ so hell no. Even though it has some really cool items and designs so you should definitly check it out! I am totally obsessed with their synthetic pieces like this raincoat or these shorts and their bags are just so SICK.






I feel like this post is more like a Nona9on selection rather than a wishlist but anyways.







What do you think of Nona9on? What is your favorite streetwear brand?



En lisant récemment l’article de Charlotte sur son moodboard cela m’a rappelé que je n’en avait pas posté depuis longtemps! Il s’agit d’un moodboard que j’ai fait l’année dernière mais que je n’ai jamais eu l’occasion de poster ici alors le voici. Je me suis fixée une règle, que tout soit de la même couleur ou du oins dans le même ton, et la couleur du jour est donc le baby pink. Le Baby Pink est pour moi une couleur qui représente la douceur, les fleurs de cerisier, le printemps et la renaissance. C’est une des couleurs que je préfère.


j’adore son côté poudré qui rend tout ce qui est de cette couleur ‘doux’ (visuellement parlant).

fait avec: paint comme toujours et des photos trouvées sur tumblr

Et vous que pensez-vous du baby pink?


Study Playlist: Lo fi Hip Hop (Vol. 1)

Hellooo – Je reviens aujourd’hui avec une study playlist. Lorsque je travaille j’ai besoin d’être dans un environnement calme et peu bruyant mais le silence complet me stresse et j’ai toujours besoin d’avoir un fond musical. Le problème c’est que la plupart des musiques que j’apprécie ont des paroles et j’ai un peu de mal à me concentrer sur ce que je fais parce que ça finis toujours en concours de playback.

MAIS il y a environ un an  j’ai découvert le lo fi hip hop et depuis je n’écoute quasiment que ça. C’est une musique d’ambiance présente sans trop l’être et avec des mélodies reposantes mais rythmées, le compromis parfait. Vous pouvez facilement trouver des playlists de lo fi de 5h sur youtube mais j’ai décidé de vous proposer MA playlist car les artistes de lo fi sont souvent oubliés et peu récompensés pour leur travail.

study lo fi playlist 1

glory days.......

BREF, voici donc ma première playlist de la série ‘Study Playlist’. Pour celle-ci j’ai eu l’idée de créer une vidéo qui regroupe toutes les musiques présentées dans cet article et que pourrez ensuite écouter quand bon vous semble! En espérant que ça vous plaise. Si c’est le cas, je vous recommande vivement une application (gratuite) que j’utilise au quotidien qui s’appelle ‘Loffee et qui entre autre propose des playlist de lo fi en fonction de thèmes et d’ambiances, comme ‘Morning Coffee’, ‘Late Night Vibe’, ‘Rainy Days’… (ma préférée avec Late Night Vibes) et qui en plus met en avant les artistes!!


Que pensez-vous du lo fi hip hop? Qu’écoutez-vous quand vous travaillez?


Get To Know: Piper Badaracco

안녕 – If there is a category I cherish on this blog it’s definitly the one dedicated to my Interviews, I love to be in touch with such amazing women and to share a bit of their world here on The Golden Crush with you. During summer I had all the time I needed to work on my projects and to do some interviews and plan some posts that will give some life to the blog throughout the year! Anyways, I’m back today with a special interview because I did it with a model (first time on the blog, yeeeaah!!). Pour la version francaise de cet article c’est pour bientôt.

Piper Badaracco (@pip.pip) is a 18 years old model with a irresistible baby doll face, born and raised in Oregon (state in the North-West, USA). She did some major campaigns in Korea (and USA) and also walked at the Seoul Fashion Week (Push Button and Jarret). Here’s my interview with Piper!

Julie (aka me if you still don’t know)You started modeling at 15, has it always be your dream?

Piper– Oh totally!! I was an awkward kid growing up and America’s Next Top Model was one of my outlets. To this day I still remember tips Tyra gave to the girls on the show.

J- What are you currently studying?

P– At the moment, nothing. I graduated early (at my school there’s an early grad program) to pursue modeling full time. Eventually I wanna go to college for Physics/Astrophysics with something in archaeology too.


J- You have amazing origins, like your are Russian, Polish, French, American, Italian… Do you speak any of those languages?

P– Oh god I wish! Together I have 13 nationalities. I took French for 2 years, I can’t really speak it anymore but I can still understand it. The only Russian I know is from what my russian « wife » Tehhi taught me.


J- You worked in Korea, what is the best thing in Korea you don’t have in USA?

P– Lots: Kpop, PC Bangs, cheaper shoes, Karaoke… I mean the USA has these things, but they are just part of the culture in Korea. PCBangs and Karaoke are EVERYWHERE. Coffee is everywhere, even more than Portland.


J- What is your favorite Kpop group?

P– You really asking the hard questions. Here are my top few: Apink, Pentagon, IKON, Hyuna, Jimin Park, Red Velvet, BTS, Stray Kids, NCTDream, EXID, and Hyukoh. I’m also excited for NinePercent to debut. I definitely listen to girl groups more than boy groups. When I listen to new music I get REALLY into it. I told myself I wasn’t going to get into BTS, but here I am 3 months after Korea. Totally in love with them.

J- What is your current playlist?

P– Currently it’s just filled with BTS‘s new album, Bastille, Jimin Park, Paramore, and Rex Orange County. Music depends on my mood, but I always like to keep it upbeat. I’m currently listening to « Look Alike » by Jimin Park and D.ear while typing this.

J- How do you manage your modeling career and school? Any tips?

P– To be totally honest, it was hard for me to manage both. I started doing half online school and half physical school to take more jobs. Then did a early grad program to get my full diploma and get out. I’d say focus on how far you really wanna get into it. If you wanna make it a career, do online school, or go for an accelerated/early grad program! If it’s just something fun for you to do, then don’t worry about it; just remember modeling IS a job. Just a tip in general: separate yourself from your work and real life. It’s what keeps me sane in this industry. Remember you are no better than anyone else, so don’t act like you deserve work. Don’t get worked up over things either. Continue to push yourself in what YOU can do. REMEMBER TO EAT. I’M SERIOUS. Learn good portion sizes and well rounded/filling meals. Basically, get your high school diploma okay kids.


J- Who is your biggest inspiration in life?

P– I don’t think I have specific inspirations? Tyra Banks for sure, Tom Holland, BTS, the people I surround myself with… it’s like an array of things. Myself included. I don’t know, just seeing humans that are kind and have worked hard to get where they are. Not saying I’m on some crazy level, but I like seeing how much work people put into what they love. My mom as well. She’s traveled everywhere, from Europe to America. She works insanely hard, started her business from nothing. I want to travel as much as her.

J- Latest fashion obsession?

P– I’ve been wearing a lot of bandannas recently… especially with my hair type it makes it fluffier/covers bad hair days. Chunky sneakers too, I love being comfy.


J- Who/What keeps you motivated?

P– Everything I mentioned before. My best friend Mara helps me out a lot, I can call her anytime. She’s my anchor when my head is in the clouds. Whenever I’m feeling overwhelmed, or my anxiety spikes, I just remember how far I’ve come since being 15. It keeps me going. To know everything people told me I couldn’t do, I’m now doing.

J- What is your favorite place in the world?

P– Italy or Korea. Korea was ridiculously fun, I want to go back there just to explore more. Italy was amazing and I just love the atmosphere. I was only 14 when I went for an 8th grade, so going back to Italy would be amazing. I could explore on my own. As you can probably tell, it’s hard for me to narrow down to one thing.

J- What is your go-to outfit?

P– Simple: an over-sized graphic tee (tie it up), some kind of cool looking jeans, and chunky sneakers… don’t forget the bandanna.


J- Is there any artist you appreciate? Why?

P– I love Bastille. Their mix tapes are insane. How Dan mashes his vocals with 80s/90s classics. I particularly love their music videos, because they always have whole stories to them. I love it when musical artists do that. On top of that, they are amazing at having oddly deep lyrics with a super upbeat sound. Vice versa, they have songs with super happy lyrics but with, for lack of better words, depressing instrumentals.

J- What are your passions, other than modeling?

P– Science, music, gaming, and travel. I adore astronomy/physics. Space FASCINATES me. If I could go to Mars, I would already be there. Music is a good outlet for me. I played the baritone in high school. It helps to tune out the the white noise in my head from my adhd/anxiety. Which is why I’m fine listening/discovering music in other languages so easily, music just puts my mind to rest. Additionally, if I told you how many online friends I have you’d be astonished. I have two groups: my gull squad boys and my Pennsylvania boys. I game with all of them constantly. I love watching Overwatch League, following players, indie games… but I digress. Lastly Travel. I’m pretty sure it runs in the family. My mom has lived all throughout Europe, and in 13 states. One of the reasons I love modeling, I can travel really anywhere I want for work.


J- You made some campaigns in Korea (to site a few, banilaco a beauty and skincare brand; Sewing Boundaries a streetwear brand; bornchamps another streetwear brand), how does it feels to see yourself in the stores, or in the street?

P– It was ABSOLUTELY surreal. One of my favorite moments from Korea was when I asked my Korean manager to take me to Gangnam after a job. It’s where « my » billboard is for BornChamps, I remember taking photos in front of it, then across the street was BanilaCo. Where I’m in their stores. Down the street was my New Balance campaign. It was so surreal I started crying hahah. Just going from a band kid, who no one really payed attention to, to then having work booked out for weeks was something I couldn’t even have dreamed of. Even for just that moment, I didn’t feel so small. 나는 너를 사랑해!!!! (translation from korean to english: i love you!!)


J- What are your goals for the next years?

P– If I’m not there by the end of this year, Tokyo. Then New York. It’s a pretty short answer, but I also wanna go everywhere possible. Tokyo is the goal right now. I wanna go more markets. Year of the Pip, watch out.

J- The worst pun you ever made?

P– Shit, I’ve made a lot. My most recent one>> Do you know who the most powerful father is… The God father.

Anything that is so bad it’s just bad makes me laugh my ass off. I do a lot of puns that are off of what people say so it’s hard to say.

J- Where do you dream to travel to?

P– Tokyo, France, or Australia!! Love all of those places. Tokyo because I really want to work there. France because I love it in general and just wanna go there. Australia because I have an amazing friend who lives there who I met while in Korea; I miss her so much!


J- Is there anything you are particularly proud of?

P– Honestly everything I did in Korea. It was my first trip, and I was not expecting what happened. I’m so thankful for all the opportunities that came my way! I hope to push myself further in future.

Thank you so much to Piper for anwsering to all my questions, it was really nice knowing a bit more of her, she seem to fun and bubbly! I hope you enjoyed this interview of this upcoming supermodel (not kidding, she’ll be stealing names very soon) and tell me if you want more content about Pip!


photos from @pip.pip (instagram)


hello – aujourd’hui je vous retrouve un article wednesday photography (ça faisait longtemps) axé ‘fashion week’ car dans un peu moins d’un mois, la paris fashion week aura lieu (du 24 Septembre au 2 Octobre) et du à mon excitation, je me suis remémoré les moments où j’ai eu la chance d’assister à des défilés pendant cette semaine de la mode à Paris et je me suis rendue compte que je ne vous avais jamais fait part de mes photos ‘touriste’ du show Masha-Ma, printemps/été 2017 (ça date je sais).

paris fashion week

Alors pour être honnête, personne ne m’avais invité à ce show, on est tombé par hasard dessus avec mon amie alors qu’on se promenait dans Paris pour pouvoir prendre des photos ‘street style’ et on a vu un amas de photographes et de personnes stylées du coup on s’est approchées et on a vu le défilé de la rue aha. J’ai tout de même réussi à prendre deux ou trois photos potables des modèles que voici.

Si vous ne le savez pas encore, j’attends chaque année avec impatience les périodes de fashion week car j’adore regarder les défilés et trouver de l’inspiration dans leur palette de couleurs, dans leurs formes, leurs tenues… et encore plus pour les photos ‘street style’!




Girl Crush: Piper Badaracco

hello – comme vous le savez, je suis toujours à la recherche de nouvelles personnes inspirantes que ce soit sur instagram, tumblr, youtube… et quand je suis tombée sur Piper (aka @pip.pip) je suis tombée tout de suite amoureuse. Elle a un visage de baby doll, des cheveux et des yeux magnifiques, bref! Girl Crush immédiat. Et il s’avère qu’elle est mannequin et j’ai juste hâte de la voir défiler sur les plus grands podiums (un jour).

En attendant, c’est une fille comme nous, de 18 ans, qui a des passions, des buts, etc, et je ne savais pas comment le dire mais je vais l’interviewer!!! Alors attendez-vous à voir prochainement son interview sur le blog. J’ai vraiment hâte de lui poser mes questions!


my edit of her, kinda proud of it aha


My back to school Resolutions

Pour celles et ceux qui sont encore à l’école, le fait que la rentrée soit (très) bientôt ne vous échappe pas et qui dit nouvelle année scolaire dit nouvelles obligations, organisation, du travail et un besoin de motivation. Pour ma dernière année de lycée, je me suis décidée à changer de méthode de fonctionnement en terme de travail/devoirs ainsi que de faire des changements plus profonds du côté personnel, je veux donc entamer cette nouvelle année scolaire de la même manière qu’on commence une nouvelle année, avec de bonnes (ou mauvaises) résolutions!!


Get back to journaling

Pendant un moment je tenais un bullet journal et ca me permettais vraiment de me vider la tête, de m’organiser, etc mais je me suis vite je me suis vite laissée emporter avec tous les évènements de fin d’année scolaire et j’ai laissé mon journal de côté! Alors je voudrais reprendre l’écriture de celui-ci dès la rentrée. Si vous voulez savoir pourquoi je me suis mise au journaling, lisez cet article. 🙂


Going to the library every wednesday

Comme cette année est ma dernière année au lycée = bac à la fin de l’année, on s’est fixé avec mon amie une sorte de ‘study schedule’ et donc tous les mercredis après midi, on a prevu se rendre à la bibliothèque à coté de notre lycée pour pouvoir étudier, qu’il y ai des devoirs ou non, dans le but de créer une routine et un moment 100% dédié au travail.


Find a job

Le côté un peu plus sérieux de mes résolutions car je souhaite voyager beaucoup l’année prochaine et (malheureusement) voyager n’est pas gratuit alors je dois me trouver un travail au plus vite si je souhaite aller à Séoul et si je vzux démenager convenablement.


Read a book per month

Cela fait longtemps que j’ai abandonné la lecture et je ne voudrais pas que cela dure et je fixe donc un objectif, un mois = un livre. Peu importe la taille et le sujet, du moment que je lis.


Get back to sport

Et enfin, me remettre au sport car cette année je n’en ai pas fait du tout et j’ai l’impression que mon corps n’est pas sain et que je ne vais pas perdre du poids comme ça.