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Monday, September 24, 2018

K-pop Fashion Trend: Convertible Trousers/Pants


I'm not sure what exactly the name of the style for these bottoms are, but if you've been keeping up with popular girl groups like Red Velvet, Twice, and BlackPink you'll see what I'm talking about.


The convertible trousers/pants (depending on what part of the world you're from, I'm from the US so I call them pants) can be worn as shorts if the lower halves are removed by the strap/belt/buckle that keep them attached to the upper halves.



worn by Lisa, second from right


Most idols do not wear these as shorts, which is understandable since the stylish attraction is showing a little bit of bare leg between the top and bottom covered halves. In addition, it would be weird if they detached the bottom half as the straps/belts/buckles would be flapping around as the idols dance.



From Hyorin's 'BAE' MV


Another related trend is open leg track pants which Hyolyn wore in her "See Sea" dance practice, where there's bare leg peeking out of long pants.


These styles possibly evolved or were inspired from ripped jeans where the rips kept getting bigger and bigger, like from T-ara's "Sugar Free" era.


The trend might also be a twist on garter belts that connect thigh high stockings to shorts.



Convertible pants seem to be predominantly worn by female idols since late 2017/early 2018, and it looks like the trend will continue for the rest of the year as Chungha wore it for a Station X 0 teaser released a few days ago. They seem to be good for spring and summer as they're not hot to wear and for fall/autumn not cold to wear.





I saw a similar concept from street fashion during Seoul SS18 Fashion Week which caught my eye.


It would be interesting to see other types of clothing like long sleeves, skirts, dresses, crop tops, etc. to incorporate this removable/convertible design.




From Twice's 'BDZ' MV


I'm sure designers are already experimenting and released some designs. It's just a matter of K-pop stylists deciding to adopt those looks for their idols, which I would look forward to.




 worn by Jennie on right


These trousers/pants have been popularized by a Korean apparel brand called Skoot which has been taking over the K-pop fashion scene by storm this year. As of publishing this post, the following bottoms from Skoot are for sale right now:



Another brand called M.Y.O.B also started this trend as Seulgi wore it in Red Velvet's "Bad Boy" MV which was released in January 2018.




From Red Velvet's 'Bad Boy' MV (2) Seulgi & Yeri Ver.


On their website as of now, only this pair is for sale:



I personally would not wear these because they are not practical for casual wear and I am not type to draw attention, but Halloween is in a month so it would make a great costume piece if you are looking to cosplay a K-pop idol :)



worn by Jennie on right


(๑♡3♡๑) Shelley


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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Happy Key Day


Hi~ Long time no see as always!
It's SHINee Key's 27th (28th in Korea) Birthday! 
The day before his birthday he held a party for fans at SMTOWN COEX Artium *forever jealous I can never attend*

In his arrival pics from the day, other can his cute pups Comme Des and Garcon (yes he really named them that hehe) the bag he was wearing caught my eyes as it looked very cool. I thought i'd have a look to find it especially as a Shawol friend of mine also wanted to know the brand of the bag.



After a quick search I found it was the Hi Tech Capsule nylon sling cross-body bag in blue multi by Polo Ralph Lauren

And that's it for now~ I hope Key had a lovely birthday!


NAIMee `ㅂ'*


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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Chungha x Soyeon In 'STATION X 0' Teaser


Now that all the girls have released their concept photos, we just need to wait for the teaser/song to dropped. Stay tuned for Wow Thing and Station X 0.

See also:


Chungha is wearing:
Satin top from Outx.o
DENIMM PANTS from Skoot


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Seulgi x SinB in 'STATION X 0' Teaser


Seulgi, SinB, Chungha and Soyeon got together for a collaboration song for STATION X 0.
They are releasing the song Wow Thing next Friday so stay tuned for more teasers coming.

See also:



Seulgi is wearing the YELLOW BOXY JACKET+SKIRT SET from LOVE ME BACK


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Oh My Girl's 'Remember Me' Dance Practice

So Oh My Girl made a comeback with a new song Remember Me. Quite catchy but the clothes was damn hard to find, so I will be good with this video, Enjoy!




Binnie is wearing:
2017 SIGNATURE LOGO T-SHIRT from 5252 by O!Oi
Air VaporMax 2 from Nike

Monday, September 17, 2018

GOT7's 'Lullaby' MV


GOT7 made their comeback with Lullaby (released in different languages on their album). Check out the full 3rd album Present: YOU.

See also:


Mark is wearing the Knitwear from AALTO
HEROES TRIBE SNEAKER from Valentino

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Request: EXID at '180912 Cheonan World Dance Festival'


A request from Karen requesting EXID who is back with Solji. So looking forward with a comeback with all 5 of them. Aren't you? Also check out their performance from
180912 Cheonan World Dance Festival.



Solji is wearing the DRAWING AVANTGARDE SHORT SLEEVE SHIRTS from ADD

King Of Mask Singer EP.169 (Spoiler Alert!)

This weeks episode started spreading rumors online because of Blackpink and the opponent she was going to meet is the singer below. Check out the performance on the link and if you want to know the identity check it out here. It was a long time since I heard 2NE1's Slow, it brings many memories.


Nayoung is wearing the NEO GLASS from DOUCAN


Peace out ✌︎
A-L-E-X-A-N-D-E-R ´Alexander´


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Friday, September 14, 2018

Running Man Ep. 416-417


This is what they wore for this week's Running Man. What did you think of this episode featuring idols and couple race?



Jae Suk is wearing the [FW18 Peanuts] Original Sweatshirts from Stereo Vinyls 


Chanyeol x Sehun's 'We Young' MV


A new EXO unit born maybe? Chanyeol and Sehun went together to perform a song for the new Station X 0 Project. Check out their new song We Young and stayed tuned for EXO's comeback.



Sehun is wearing the Intarsia Leather Racer Jacket from MCM

Thursday, September 13, 2018

(G)I-DLE on their way to KBS Music Bank 180906


(G)I-DLE continue to promote their new song 'HANN (Alone)' at music shows. 



Minnie is wearing Glen Check Jacket from EYEYE.


Until next time,
Ruby


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Hyomin's 'MANGO' MV


Hyomin is doing a comeback after 2 years as a solo artist. Releasing her song MANGO. With bright colors like orange and yellow. A different kind of song that I think fits her, what do you think?




Hyomin is wearing the Style crop top from Heron Preston 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Request: Hyorin's 'BAE' MV


Request from priya pinpreepream for Hyorin's latest single BAE. Which solo song is your favorite and do you miss SISTAR as a group?



Hyorin is wearing:
Distressed T-shirt from Faustine Steinmetz

Monday, September 10, 2018

Jay Park's 'V' MV


My boy Jay Park is back in Korea with a new single. So good to hear some R&B flow going around in this cold weather (especially where I am). Check out V and the MV for it.



 Jay Park is wearing:
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