Wednesday, August 13, 2014

princess diary cafe

Things you can do in Korea: go to a dress up cafe. Not going to lie, ever since I watched eatyourkimchi go to a princess cafe, it was at the top of my list of things to do in Seoul. Okay, it may have also been the only thing on my list at that point. And since completing the only thing on the list: je ne regrette rien.

Princess Diary Cafe is a short stroll from Exit 3 of the Ehwa Womans University stop. When we got to the cafe, there were already two couples (taking lovey dovey shots) and a pair of girls having dress up fun. The cafe wasn't very big, so we decided to wait for them to finish first. The way the cafe works is that every person has to order a drink, starting from 5 000 won, which you can choose to drink before or after the dress up process. If you want to dress up, the dresses range between 10 000 to 45 000 won. For dresses you can choose between bridal dresses or hanboks. I thought it was a bit of a strange setting to dress up in a hanbok, so I chose a 'princess' dress. (I really enjoy galloping around in a puffy dress apparently. Not that the corset allowed for much breathing, let alone galloping.) You can wear the dress for an hour and take photos with all the props and accessories.

Words of advice: take a lens wider than 50mm.

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