To start of 2013, we have a newcomer to the Hit or Miss victims list. This time it’s Sunny, who was photographed wearing Black Studded Sneakers from ShoeSone at the recording of Koala Kid: The Outback.
These sneakers are really a love it or hate it item due to the exaggerated chunkiness of the soles, which may remind many of the McDonald’s clown’s iconic shoes. With Sunny being so petite, these high tops seem overwhelming for her body size. Fortunately, she has managed to avoid committing a catastrophic fashion crime since the rest of her outfit is nothing out of the ordinary.
Those of you who disagree may find Sunny’s sneakers edgy and unique. The studs do add fierceness and eccentricity to her overall look, but still, the shoes seem like a little too much.
What do you think of the sneakers?
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With millions of fans waiting for a comeback, Girls’ Generation started the year with a revamped style and image. With a mix of brands such as Vivienne Westwood and Lazy Oaf seen in their music video, it was the use of Burberry Prorsum that had mixed reviews. The colorful metallic Burberry trench coats make their first appearance during Tiffany and Taeyeon’s powerhouse solo part with members wearing different colors of the trench coat, pairing it with orange fringe wigs.
Good highlights of this particular choice of outfit could perhaps be that it shows that the girls’ new approach in fashion and style. The outfit particularly symbolizes the girls losing their ‘cute and girly’ image, finally migrating into a more mature look. Furthermore, the trench coats highlight their silhouettes due to the by cinching their waists.
However, it seems that in this case the negatives of the outfit outweigh the positives by a wide margin. The styling of the look are far too identical, the girls may be wearing different colors of the coat, but the matching wig and even make-up makes it hard to determine each member.
Another would be the length of the trench coat, the original length makes it look sophisticated and modern as seen in the runway image above. In the music video, the coats however are cut to a mini length, making the trench appear tacky and cheap, and losing the original sophistication of the coat.
Notably, what really brings down the outfit would be the shoes, the shoes worn by girls do not compliment the trench coat’s color and style. Sooyoung pairs her blue metallic trench with neon strappy heels, the mix of extreme colors does not give the coat justice. The same goes with the glitter pumps worn by Jessica, Hyoyeon and Tiffany which further punctuates the tackiness of the look. Last but definitely not the least would be on the sneaker wedges worn by Yoona, Seohyun and Sunny. The shoes look too heavy for the high fashion coat and the overall style of it does not blend well with the high fashion feel of the trench coat. The trench coat is already a statement piece in itself, so it would have been better if it was paired with simpler heels or sandals.
So what do you think? Is this a high fashion risk or a fashion flop?
Image credit: Vogue
The last Hit or Miss of 2012 questions Sooyoung’s choice of outfit once again. This month she was seen wearing a Sequin Lip Blouse and Knee Length Skirt, both by Moschino Cheap and Chic, on SBS Midnight TV Entertainment.
The skirt doesn’t seem to be the problem; it’s cute, simple and an appropriate length for Sooyoung to sit without feeling exposed. The color and organza fabric add a girly flair to her outfit. However, the problem arises with the blouse, which is awkwardly printed with faces and colored lips.
Since Sooyoung is wearing the blouse tucked in, only one lip is visible, making the print even more odd. Another issue with the top is the rainbow hued sequins. Not only do the colors of the sequins make the blouse look cheap, but they also make the sequins resemble the scales of a fish. Surely, many people will agree that it is mainly the sequins that cause problems with Sooyoung’s outfit.
Sooyoung is our victim for the last Hit or Miss poll of this year, so do you want to be merciful or let her know what you really think?
Hit or Miss?
SMTOWN Singapore 2012 was definitely a big hit, but another piece of shocking news was about our aegyo member Sunny! With photos of the concert surfacing, one very noticeable difference was the fact that Sunny had a new – more ‘colorful’ hair do.
She switched her iconic blonde pixie cut to a bright candy purple shade. The cut itself has also changed to a more clean straight cut, and her side part bangs have been transformed to a straight cut full bangs. The rounder shape of her hair is also more noticeable.
With her blonde pixie cut receiving generally positive reviews, we highly questioned how this hairstyle affects Sunny’s look. The inconsistency of the shade or color would make it harder to match outfits with (The gold “Mr. Taxi” costumes definitely don’t match with her hair), and the shape of the cut garnered comments of the hairstyle making her have a ‘mushroom’ appearance.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Sunny in stand out hairstyles (such as her “Flower Power” wig). Her positive and fun appearance always makes her able to pull them off, but does it look high fashion or too ‘avant garde’?
What do you think about Sunny’s new do? Is it a hit or a miss?
As we move into winter, we’ve been seeing lots of fur this season. Sooyoung, a notorious fashionista, followed this trend as she appeared on an episode of SBS Midnight TV entertainment (11/14/12) wearing a Hairy Sleeve Sweater by Carven.
The first thing that comes to mind when seeing Sooyoung in this sweater is how large it makes her look! The hairy sleeves resemble the arms of a teddy bear and do nothing to flatter her body. The combination of the blue and white pattern with the puffy sleeves just doesn’t seem right. Those two areas seem to clash and compete for attention since they are two completely different concepts.
We don’t have a view of what Sooyoung is wearing on the bottom, but whatever it is, it probably won’t be able to save her from this sweater.
However, as always fashion is very subjective, so there may be some who see this Carven piece as fashion-forward or eccentric in a good way. No one can deny that it is unique and makes a statement.
What’s the verdict? Hit or Miss?
For this month’s hit or miss, we are questioning Yoona’s choice of outfit for the premiere of “Dangerous Liaisons”. She attended the event in an Étoile Isabel Marant Gladys Mohair Jacquard Sweater paired with an Isabel Marant Bilbao Metallic Brocade Mini Skirt. She accessorized her look with a Jimmy Choo Rebel Shoulder Bag.
The main issue that arises from this outfit is the lack of compatibility between the sweater and the skirt. Both pieces are loaded with metallic and shiny material, so the combination of the two seems somewhat tacky. The sweater and the skirt both compete for attention and therefore, make Yoona’s outfit look messy.
The Jimmy Choo bag adds to this clash in garments; the leopard pattern on the shoulder bag doesn’t seem to quite match the sweater or the skirt. Fortunately, Yoona played it down below her skirt by wearing basic black tights and simple black shoes, avoiding making her outfit messier.
The pieces she wore are lovely individually, but when put together, it is difficult to appreciate each one since they are not very compatible witheach other. Another question that arises is whether this outfit is appropriate for the event. Given that she Yoona attended a VIP premiere, a sweater might have been a little too casual.
What are your thoughts? Are you a fan of the all-over metallic shiny look Yoona sported at the premiere? Is this a hit or miss?
The subject of this month’s Hit or Miss poll is Seohyun, who was seen wearing a 3.1 Phillip Lim Short Sleeve Contrast Top Dress at the Popular Music Committee Launching Event. The big question that arises from this outfit is: is this dress classy or does it make her look like an old lady?
The appropriate length of this Phillip Lim piece definitely makes Seohyun look mature, which matches her somewhat conservative personality. The simplicity and monotonous color of the dress may seem classy, but these aspects are also responsible for making the dress border on dullness.
The lack of captivating colors and the loose sheer sleeves age her too much, and her plain shoes don’t emphasize her youth either. Another issue in this outfit is the fitting; the dress is not well tailored to Seohyun’s body so she looks slightly bulky and we cannot appreciate the great figure she has.
Overall, it seems like her outfit lacks in different aspects (hairstyle, jewelry, color, etc.). Seohyun will have lots of time when she’s older to wear simple and mature clothes, so why not take advantage of her youth and have more fun with fashion?!