Tuesday, March 24, 2015

[Editorial] 7 K-Drama Fashionistas

It’s not a secret that South Korea holds a vital role in fashion industry. If Europe has Paris as its capital city of Fashion, I think Asia has South Korea as its fashion capital. Fashion is also one of few many reasons why I love Korean dramas. Our eyes often showered with many gorgeous and stylish outfits from leads to cameo in one production. And they seem to be always in style in every season. However, there are several people who stand out among others and their style leave an imprint in viewer’s mind or even inspire viewers to try new style. Those people, my friend, are what I would like to call the k-drama fashionistas.

1. Oh Se Ryung – I Need Romance 3

The Edgy Fashionista

I think I have said before that I always adore Wang Ji Won’s style in every drama she’s in. She always gave such a stylish and edgy outfit. But my first love for Wang Ji Won’s style landed when she played the role of Oh Se Ryung in I Need Romance 3. Sure, her role in this drama is a fashion stylist and model so no wonder she always manage to give an awesome style, but still, Oh Se Ryung style is one of k-drama character’s styles that I can’t forget. 


Her cool image and personality are just making her style even more better. My favorite style of her is definitely when she has a breakfast with Joo Wan (Sung Joon). Her style is absolutely flawless. She can pull of almost anything. 

2. Cheon Song Yi – My Love from Another Star 

 The Fashion Goddess

The second one on the list is definitely the irreplaceable and irresistible Cheon Song Yi (Jun Ji Hyun). Aside from her exceptional yet elegant behavior, the diva is also known for her overwhelming style. Cheon Song Yi always spoils viewers’ eyes with a collection of modish outfits from head to toe. Her tall figure and slim body makes everything she wears looks absolutely beautiful and pleasing to the eye. Just like Oh Se Ryung, Cheon Song Yi also can pull of anything thrown at her. She can be elegant.  She can be playful. She can be casual. She can be chic. She can be everything!

Let’s review some of the style given by Ms. Seong Yi.

There are few essential items wore by Song Yi during her days in My Love from Another Star. Because the filming time happens during winter season, Seong Yi often wears a coat or cape throughout her stroll. My favorite cape of her is the Hermes green riding hood cloak. I fall in love instantly with this look.  

Another necessary item wore by the graceful Seong Yi is cute headband. Even during her laidback time at home, Seong Yi never goes out of style. He always completes her looks with a cute or classy headband. My favorite headband looks from Seong Yi is her Valentino headband. Seong Yi combines her Valentine dress with this headband in such elegant way. 

Given her status as popular celebrities, a sunglass is another important item that must be worn by Cheon Song Yi. Who wear same sunglasses every day when you can wear a variety of extraordinary one? This, my friend, is what Cheon Song Yi has in mind. She always wears different pair of sunglasses which, amazingly, matches her outfit. My favorite sunglass of Ms. Song Yi is her prada sunglass. She wore this sunglass during her emergency time. Even in her crisis, Song Yi still can pull of this sunglass in a classy manner.

One thing viewers cannot forget is her stylish home wear. Instead of wearing loose t-shirt and jogging pants, Cheon Song Yi chooses to wear super stylish and expensive home wear during her leisure time. My favorite Cheon Song Yi’s home wear outfit is her Givenchy sweatshirt. She effortlessly combines this already-stunning sweatshirt with black leather headband. Full mark for this look!

3. Oh Soo – That Winter The Wind Blows 

 The Fashion Royalty

Oh Soo (Jo In Sung) is the king of fashion in k-drama land. He is somewhat a male version of Cheon Song Yi. His style is amazingly neat and desirable. He’s not only fooling (and falling for) Oh Young (Song Hye Gyo) for the sake of money, he also fooling her in style. As a man, Oh Soo succeeds in outshining the female lead’s style. My eyes will go straightly to Oh Soo’s outfit rather than analyzing Oh Young’s look.

A long trench coat is definitely become the signature style item of the striking Oh Soo. Maybe Oh Soo (Ji Sung) is the only one who can pull of this long trench coat with ease. 

Aside from his long trench coat, Oh Soo can pull of almost anything; whether it’s simple knit, suspender, maroon suit or simple top. He even looks good and dazzling in women polkadot cardigan. Indeed, Oh Soo is one of the man fashionistas in k-drama world.

4. Ji Hae Soo – It’s Okay It’s Love  

The Trendsetter Fashionista

I love Ji Hae Soo’s (Gong Hyo Jin) style. I really am. I have mentioned my obsession for Ji Hae Soo’s looks here. Her style is so extraordinary and eccentric. She doesn’t go with the trend but she creates the trend itself. And the way she carries out her style is so careless as if she is the boss of herself. Her style gives retro and vintage vibe rather than classy and modern sense. 

Ji Hae Soo’s signature style item is absolutely wide pants. She often using this pant on her daily looks. She sometimes combines it with loose t-shirt or formal top. Either way, she still looks dazzling and in style.

Another essential item from Hae Soo’s closet is almost certainly shirt dress. She wore one of shirt dress piece during her arrival from Okinawa. Ji Hae Soo’s shocking hair color and white skin fits perfectly with this outfit. 

One thing we all must not forget is that tucked behind her jacket doctor, Hae Soo always give some special style. Whether it is boxy sweatshirt with tube skirt and strap sandals or formal looks with moccasin, Hae Soo undoubtedly earn the spot in this k-drama fashionistas list.

5. Ahn Young Yi – Misaeng

The Employee Fashionista

The reason why I put Ahn Young Yi (Kang Sora) in this list is because she always gives a chic and elegant office looks. I would like to say that Ahn Young Yi, by far, gives the most stylish conventional office looks. 

Sure, she only wears simple top and trouser, but she still looks good in that mainstream outfit. The reason is maybe because she always wears a peculiar pair of shoe which emits her personal style. What I love about that look is that her style seems so strange and modish at the same time. The fact that she sometimes combines her looks  with a leather backpack makes this look more than perfect.

6. Yoon Sung Sook – Emergency Couple 

 The Fashion Queen

Fashion has no age, right? So it doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, one can still pull off anything and look modish if he/she has the feel for it. This, my friend, is what Yoon Sung Sok (Park Joon Geum) does. Despite her mature age, she still can pull of any style. Instead of carefully expecting style lineup coming from the younger cast, I’m more intrigued on waiting for what’s Yoon Sung Sook can give more from her personal style. I really love how Yoon Sung Sook dress herself. She somehow is not looking too old or too young. It fits perfectly. 

My favorite style of her is probably when she bumps into Oh Jin Hee’s (Song Jin Hyo) mom in a hospital and caught in a fight. The fight is unforgettable and so does the outfit. If Cheon Song Yi is the goddess of fashion in k-drama land, I would like to name Yoon Suk Sook the queen of fashion in k-drama land. 

7. Big – Surplus Princess  

The Man Candy Fashionista

Meet the man candy fashionista in k-drama land, Big (Nam Joo Hyuk). Despite his goofy attitude and slightly dumb persona, Big has given viewers a number of stylish collections from his closet. His tall figure and striking face perfected his looks almost all the times.

Unlike Oh Soo, who seems to give mature and royal vibe through his outfit, Big gives more youth spirit and playful looks. You can see it from his collection of snapbacks and bomber jacket or sweatshirt. The fact that he likes to try on loose t-shirt and matching it with short pants are indicating that he still lives in the adolescence time.

He also likes to wear a cartoon formal top, such as this smiley top. Amazingly, it fits him. Not a lot of people who can pull off this look flawlessly. 

There you go, there are my top 7 k-drama fashionistas. Which one is your favorite?

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