Fashion Spotlight: Sooyoung of Girls Generation

Girls Generation are very well known for their fashion tastes. They especially wear the right kind of clothes for the right occasions. They’re airport fashion is a common headline in most news articles.

I wanted to do an article for all of them but it would take me forever to do that post so I decided instead to do a spotlight on Sooyoung. I think she has the most hits when it comes to fashion (actually, I like Sooyoung and Seohyun’s choices, maybe I’ll post about her next time).

Sooyoung is actually my favorite member among the 9 girls. I think she is the prettiest (though I know a lot will argue). I also think she has one of the best bodies among the girls and definitely the one with the best legs! But what amazes me about her is she looks good in absolutely anything she wears, though of course there were a few misses, but the hits were more than the miss. I especially like her airport fashion and the way she matches her get up with a bag! And this is where my babbling stops for the pictures.

Floral pants matched with a silky salmon blouse — only a few girls would look good wearing those pants!

 Wearing a black and gray top with faded jeans 

In a laurel green (color) dress with a sheer top. I love how she matched it with a darker green bag 

At a Tory Burch Event – skinny jeans!

At an H and M Event — I am not much of a fan for the color of the dress but I love how it fits her

Focus on the bag — I love how she finds the right bag for her get up! 

Winter Airport fashion – fabulous! glamorous!

 Oh and one more thing.. this girl looks fabulous in skinny jeans! Omo! I guess it must be her legs that does that.

 

 

I so envy her legs!

She’s pretty and glamorous and she has a good fashion sense. I can’t wait for more of ensembles!

**credits: as tagged (i do not own any of the pictures)

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Introducing the Hanbok Fusion

It’s almost time for Seollal (Korean New Year) once again and sooner we would be seeing some of our favorite Kpop artists and Kdrama actors and actresses to send their greetings to their fans.. and so I thought I would post something about the Hanbok Fusion.

If you are a Hallyu fan, you would probably know what a Hanbok is. It is the Korean traditional costumes. We see it all the time in the Saeguk (historical) dramas. The Hanbok is a very colorful dress that comes in different designs and colors. Most often these dresses are won for special occasions like wedding, birthdays and traditional stuff. However, that doesn’t stop the hanbok from becoming modernized. Thus I give you the Fusion Hanbok.

Fusion Hanbok is like taking the traditional Hanbok and giving a new twist to it so it can be worn for other occasions like an office party, or a modern wedding, or at an awards show. You may have noticed some Kpop girl groups wear them before (like Secret).

Some of the designs include having the hanbok style cut like a cocktail dress, and some have the same hanbok style as well as the length minus the sleeves. These style added a touch of the contemporary style.

I’m posting up my favorites on this posts…

Which one would you wear?

Sandra Oh Wearing a Hanbok at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 

John Galiano‘s Hanbok inspired gown presented at the 2011 Christian Dior Couture Fashion Show — I LOVE IT!!!!

I love the pastel colors in this modern Hanbok.. I would love to have one of this!

How the Hanbok would look like in the 1920’s….

Now let’s not forget the Kpop stars who look good with Fusion Hanbok… these are the ones I like… oh and I loved the Hanbok’s Secret wore (picture on top).. especially Zinger’s!

Zinger (Secret) – Love the Color!!

 Seungyeon (Kara) – I love love this.. it’s something you could wear to a party!

Eunjung (T-ara)

Jessica (SNSD)

I super love fusion hanboks! I wish I had one… I think this is all because of seeing Yoon Eun Hye’s clothes in Goong! kk

But if you would like to have your own fusion hanbok, you can visit this site:  http://www.sonjjang-hanbok.com/

They make hanbok.. but i’m not sure about the quality though. I haven’t ordered from them, but their designs are quite good, especially the cocktail styled hanboks.

Now I want my hanbok!~~~ kk

** I do not own any of the pictures you see on this post, credits as tagged

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Naoko Tsuruta’s Kimono Chic

I don’t know why, but suddenly these days I am having a penchant for talking about and researching fashion. I guess a presentation my student gave me about Korean fashion made me suddenly interested in it.

Now as I was browsing through an old magazine (I say old even though it was just a magazine last year), I saw a collection that really caught my eye, because of it’s chic attempt at a very traditional kind of clothing. And I am talking about the dresses of Naoko Tsuruta‘s Kimono Chic fashion.

That’s here beside the model. Look at that design. And look at her dress, a modern take on the kimono! Love!

In her website, it says that she started out as a jewelry designer and eventually made on to designing dresses. I absolutely love the fact that she the traditional kimono — which by the way in reality is a very difficult ensemble to wear — and transformed it into something chic and modern that any girl can wear. I am a big fan of flowy dresses (though I’m not sure if it looks good on me), and her design has really really gotten my applause!

Check out her other clothes:

I could wear her clothes! She doesn’t have a new collection out yet (or so I think). But I am definitely wanting more of her style and will be watching out for more of her designs.

**credits:  www.naokotsuruta.com + Victor Fraile/Getty Images AsiaPac + as tagged (I don’t own any of the images here)

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Fashion Trend – Secret (Korean Group) Style

There is no doubt that Korea is a fashionista country. And it is very evident in how the way people there dreess up, even when they are meeting their friends. A friend once told me that you cannot just dress down in Korea or will look like a loser on the street.

Now thanks to the Hallyu wave, Korea’s fashion has spread all over the world. Even from where I live, some teens dress like how Kpop artists dress up on Music shows (though sometimes it’s ridiculous, because it’s very hot in my country!!!). However, not all the things that artists wear on the shows are wearable to me. I think it’s good for their perfomances, but going around the mall.. uh uh! No way!

Now to the main topic.. Secret has made promotions for 2 songs this year, one is for Shy Boy and the other is for Starlight, Moonlight. And what I noticed from their concept, is that they used clothes that are very wearable. It’s casual but very chic. And definitely not over the top.

Apparently, these clothes have been a trend in Korea, where girls show their feminine sides with soft tones and goddess like styled dresses.

And thanks to secret the 50’s 60’s style clothes are gaining interests again among the young generation. It scream vintage. And did I tell you how much I love the shoes!! Mary Janes!!! If there was a time I’d like to go back to that would be the 50’s and the 60’s.. I just love their style back then.

This is what I admire about the group and their stylists!

I still love the other girl groups but sometimes I can’t wear what they’re wearing!

**credits: as tagged

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Introducing Lolita Girls

I first knew about Lolita girls when I saw Japanese movie called Kamikaze Girls. I was in university then, and there was a Japanese Film Festival. And thanks to that film, it opened my eyes to a different kind of fashion — very different because it’s not common especially where i live.

What is Lolita?

As shone above, a Lolita is a Japanese street fashion inspired primarily by the clothing and general aesthetics of the Rococo and Victorian periods.The Lolita look is primarily one of modesty with a focus on quality in both material and manufacture of garments. The silhouette is of a knee length skirt or dress with a ‘cupcake’ shape assisted by petticoats. Blouses, knee high socks or stockings and headdresses are also worn.

This style is very evident in Japan. If you watch anime videos, you would most likely notice a woman wearing heavy laced clothing, looking cutesy and all.  This style has since spread all over the world especially during cosplays. It’s one of the concepts most often used by Japanese otakus when they do cosplay.

There isn’t only one kind of Lolita, there are several kinds.

The Gothic Lolita – black is usually the theme

 

The Sweet Lolita – usually in pink or pastel colors

The Classic Lolita – classic 1800’s fashion inspired outfits, usually in darker colors


The Wa Lolita – uses traditional Japanese design, but with a twist of frills and lace

 

I think this fashion cute, however, I am not sure if I want to don this costume, much less go out in the park to play with my friends. I prefer to wear comfortable clothes, thank you.. But if I go to a cosplay party or to a masked ball, I think I would want a Wa Lolita dress. It’s design is old but it’s something I would wear.

But if I go to Japan, I would love to pose with these Lolita girls! I think this fashion is very unique and you need to have the guts to go out and show everyone you can carry this sort of fashion.

*credits as tagged

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Fashion Trend – Korea’s Envelope Bag

As an activity, I asked one of my business students to make a presentation about Korean fashion (as it was her major). She readily obliged that request and made me see a little bit of Korean street fashion.

What made me interested was a the bag I saw… apparently its the new trend in Korea, the Envelope Clutch Bag.

My student left Korea two months ago but she has not seen this bag. It was only one month before that this bag has become a hit and the trend has spread among the young people, making it a must have for Korean street wear. (She said it was because one drama used it as an accessory, she couldn’t tell me what the drama was though).

I saw the exact same bag when I went on a trip to Singapore 2 weeks ago. I wanted to buy one because at that time I thought it would be a good place to put some of my documents and it looked fashionable. Little did I know that this was the current trend in Korea!  Sigh I should have trusted my instinct.. I should have bought one!

To others it may look like a typical envelope, but it comes in different colors and materials that goes well with your clothes. It’s amazing how they come up with something that’s so fashionable! Even men can use these bags and they still look good!!! I’m not an expert in fashion but this is one bag I want to have especially now because not everyone has it…

I wonder when it will be a big hit where I live?

*credit as tagged

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