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.
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
POSTED IN Airport, Backpacks, Boots, High-Top Sneakers, Seohyun, Shoulder Bags, Skirts, Sooyoung, Sunny, Tiffany, Tote Bags, Wedges, Yoona ACNE, Adidas, Adidas Originals, Chanel, Double M, Marc by Marc Jacobs, MCM, Saint Laurent Paris, Yves Saint Laurent
Double M: Acco Tote Bag @ Doublemmall.com ~$514
Acne: The Pistol Shearling-lined Leather Ankle Boots @ Net-a-porter.com $650
MCM: Armour Small Backpack @ Shopmcm.com ~$832
adidas: ‘Basket Profi’ Hidden Wedge Sneaker @ Nordstrom.com $94.95
Saint Laurent: Small Sac de Jour Top Handle Bag @ Saks.com $2,550
Chanel: Iridescent Grained Calfskin Flap Bag with Metal Handle @ Chanel.com
Marc by Marc Jacobs:
Wool Twill Skirt in Prairie Indigo @ Coggles.com £335
Goodbye Columbus Leather & Suede Patchwork Shopper @ Saks.com $578
As seen at: Incheon Airport/Hong Kong International Airport, 11/08/2013
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Chanel: Vintage Messenger Bag in Calfskin @ Chanel.com
Burberry: Long Cotton Gabardine Leather Trim Trench Coat @ Burberry.com $1,895
Juicy Couture: Intarsia Pullover @ Shopbop.com $158
Alexander Wang: Rocco in Soft Tang with Pale Gold Hardware @ Alexanderwang.com $925
As seen at: Gimpo Airport, 10/13/2013
Image Credit: sosicore, usnthem, Mr. Zhang, yoonyul.com
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Zadig et Voltaire: Tunic Tine Print @ Zadig-et-voltaire.com €295.00
Chanel: Classic Flap Bag in Quilted Lambskin @ Chanel.com
Céline: Luggage Tote in Grainy Leather (Bordeaux)
Current/Elliott: The Freshman Tee @ Revolveclothing.com $118
Supreme: Flags Pullover @ Supremenewyork.com $178
Chloé: Marcie Mini Satchel @ Barneys.com $1,650
As seen at: Incheon Airport, 09/15/2013
Image Credit: Team Adonis
POSTED IN Articles, Hyoyeon, Jessica, Seohyun, SNSD, Sooyoung, Sunny, Taeyeon, Tiffany, Yoona, Yuri Chanel
The Girls’ Generation and Chanel love affair have been going on for quite some time. From the first time they met through the girls’ magazine shoots, their relationship has then blossomed to a point where both parties are inseparable. We see Girls’ Generation with Chanel items such as bags and shoes most of time when they’re in the airport. Although these classic looks are beautiful, here at Soshi Style we can’t help but select Chanel runway looks that would best fit the girls. We hope to see these Chanel pieces worn by the girls in their upcoming special appearances/events and in the airport!
*Please note the Chanel dress is being referred for SNSD, and not the complete ensemble
Chanel Runway Looks
Taeyeon: Resort 2014 Collection
Taeyeon has been experimenting with her sexy-side lately. From navel-baring crop tops to see-through sweaters, Taeyeon definitely wants to emphasize her being a woman. This mini-dress from Chanel’s Resort 2014 collection is both classy and exciting. With it’s length perfect for Taeyeon’s height and the intricate embellishments add more elegance to the dress’ fierce style, with it also being very wearable for different hair and make-up styles.
Jessica: Spring 2013 Collection
Jessica can pull-off anything as the renowned fashionista. This look from Chanel’s Spring 2013 line will make her the muse to all artists. The dress is very clean and elegant, perfect as a canvas for more vibrant accessories. The look is very versatile, giving the freedom of proper alterations and a wider range for hair and make-up. Jessica can also choose to grace this dress during a day or night event.
Sunny: Spring 2013 Collection
A perfect ensemble for Sunny would be something sweet and youthful. This shorter Chanel Spring 2013 dress flows perfectly and fits Sunny’s petite figure. It’s color makes it easier to match it with colorful accessories. The pearl embellishments are more visible, giving off a very vintage Chanel feel. Although this dress is perfect for night events, Sunny can wear this dress with edgier pieces/accessories to make it fit for the night.
POSTED IN Airport, Ballet Flats, Blouses, Coats/Cardigans/Sweaters, Hyoyeon, Jessica, Long Sleeved, Low-Cut Sneakers, Mid Heel, Scarves and Ties, Seohyun, Skirts, Sooyoung, Tiffany, Tote Bags, Yuri Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Isabel Marant, McQ Alexander McQueen, Prada, Thakoon Addition, Topshop
McQ Alexander McQueen: Hot Pink Butterfly Camo Scarf @ My-wardrobe.com $119.63
Christian Louboutin: ‘Piou Piou’ Pumps @ Bergdorfgoodman.com $625
Prada: Bomber Fabric Top Handle Bag @ Prada.com
Chanel: Suede/Calfskin Sneakers
Prada: Bomber Fabric Top Handle Bag @ Prada.com
Isabel Marant: Liana Calfskin Ballerina Flats @ Mytheresa.com £300.00
Pleaded Pocket Skirt
Striped Mohair Crewneck Sweater
Topshop: Heart Blouse @ Topshop.com £38
As seen at: Gimpo Airport, 09/05/2013