Two years ago, the girls’ slight obsession with Mulberry and its iconic Alexa satchel made it as the most loved brand of bag. Though it put up a good fight as defending champion, French fashion empire Chanel snatched the title away winning this year’s Bag Brand of the Year.
The Chanel flap bag holds a lot of history about Coco Chanel, every aspect of the bag tells a story in her life. When Karl Lagerfeld took over Chanel as creative director and revamped the design of the bag (replacing the Mademoiselle turnlock with the double-C’s, double flap, etc.), he justified the bag as a paradox of being modest and sophisticated. That’s probably why it still remains a classic staple to fashion enthusiasts.
The girls are no strangers to the Chanel game; eight (except Seohyun) of them own a Chanel bag (or more). Their Chanels are usually flaunted at the airport, sometimes at public events and personal schedules. Their innocent crush on the brand started a few years ago but only now did that turned into a love affair. Jessica, especially, who is under the Chanel love spell had four different bags (not to mention her growing Chanel sneakers collection) in this year alone.
Most of them preferred the flap with turnlock design probably because it’s what defines Chanel most. Some went for the classics, like Yoona, Tiffany, and Hyoyeon; while some had more unique choices like Sunny and Jessica. Yuri and Taeyeon went for the modern and masculine twist and got the BOY Chanel bags.
The girls had different tastes in size, shape, and color of the bags; but their love for Chanel is what they had in common. And we hope it doesn’t stop any time soon.
After a few “slow weeks”, the members had such a good showing this week channeling their inner fashionistas that we have not one, but TWO outfits that we feel are deserving of mention.
Stepping out at a STONEHENGE sponsored fansign, Jessica showcased a lovely deep green knee-length dress that perfectly accentuated her slim legs and well-proportioned torso. Under the dress she wore a feminine Oxford style blouse, essentially making it a two-piece ensemble save for the shoes. Her shoes were black heels, adding some height to one of the shorter members of the group, and her famous hair was done in a tasteful parted style with a slight wave to it.
Sooyoung on the other hand, opted for an even simpler look, consisting of just a dress, with no shirt underneath, or needed for the manner. But the dress didn’t it, anyway. A beautiful blue-on-cream piece, the dress accentuated her body to such a degree, it made her already statuesque figure look even taller (shocking, I know!), possibly even tall enough to walk the runways of Milan or London. Added on to that, her black heels with gold accents probably added another 3 inches, making her, well, I’m sure she turned some heads that day with her height and figure!
Congrats to both members on their winning outfits!
Image Credit: Newsen, Thestudio.kr
POSTED IN Backpacks, Bag, Clutch Bags, Fashion Highlights, Hyoyeon, Jessica, Seohyun, Shoulder Bags, Sooyoung, Sunny, Taeyeon, Tiffany, Tote Bags, Yoona, Yuri
It’s that time of the year again where we wrap things up as the year comes to an end. 2013 has been a fruitful year with the girls carrying a vast variety of bags from airport appearances to public appearances and to CFs. This year saw a lack of clutches but a large amount of shoulder bags. Let’s take a look at which bags the girls preferred throughout 2013!
Tibi: Connecticut Snake Print Dress @ Girissima.com £445
As seen at: STONEHENgE Fansign Event, 12/01/2013
POSTED IN Fashion Highlights, Hyoyeon, Jessica, Polls, Seohyun, Sooyoung, Sunny, Taeyeon, Tiffany, Yoona, Yuri
As we near the end of 2013, we look back at the many fashion highlights the girls had installed for us. Looking back at our Outfit of the Week posts and some additions that we thought were worthy we are leaving it up to you to vote what you think is this year’s outfit of the year!
Dividing our options into two categories, we have a public appearances poll and off-duty poll. Results will be posted on the 31st December Vote away!
POSTED IN Airport, Ankle Boots, Dresses, Flat, Jessica, Knee Boots, Shoulder Bags, Sooyoung, Yoona Alexander Wang, Chanel, Étoile Isabel Marant, Isabel Marant, Steve Madden
Chanel: Large 2.55 Flap Bag in Quilted Aged Calfskin
Steve Madden: ‘Troopa’ Boots @ Nordstrom.com $99.95
Alexander Wang: ‘Anouck’ Chelsea Boots @ Nordstrom.com $595
Isabel Marant: Sage Printed Silk Shirt Dress @ Mytheresa.com €550
Étoile Isabel Marant: Dazzle Boots @ Barneys.com $840
As seen at: Incheon Airport, 11/30/2013
Red Valentino: Canvas Anorak with Back Bow Detail @ Bergdorfgoodman.com €674
As seen at: Gimpo Airport 6/10/13