I mentioned earlier that I’m going to add new segments and features to icecapades. This section isn’t entirely unfamiliar, as I have done fashion reviews before, like worst-dressed JPOP celebs and the glittery plastic mess that was the JE fashion post. But I realized that Ihaven’t posted anything remotely positive yet (LOL what does that say about me??!), except for the fierce fashion photoshoots of Erika Sawajiri.
Introducing the new (and first!) feature: FASHION CONFESSIONS!
I have always loved Korean fashion and this I can say without a shadow of a doubt — NOBODY DOES COLOR AND LAYERING LIKE THEY DO. Seriously, if I ever go out on the streets wearing all those colors and layerings I’d look like a fool. I personally like subtle, edgy pieces added to a classic and simple outfit, but that’s just me. Korean celebs and even random Korean people are so stylish and carry their clothes pretty well, even though sometimes they seem over the top. They’re just amazing!
Recent celeb trendspotting: COLOR YOUR WORLD.
For After School’s “Diva” promotions, they showed how coordinated chaos is done. Dang these girls are fit! This concept is quite a mile from their “Pussycat Doll” image, but it still works, because they managed to look cute and sexy at the same time. Park Ga Hee’s the best (leader on the far left of both pics), I love her bright green LV leggings. Even with all those colors they still have at least one uniform color that matches with everyone else so that we wouldn’t get blind with all the rainbow brightness! Diva!
These girls have done the color trend even before everybody did, with their retro throwbacks and mod look. With the photocpy wigs and synchronized dancing, colors did its purpose so we can tell them apart. And just when you think you can’t walk off the door wearing crazy hues, Sohee was spotted by a fashion website wearing this on the streets:
Kinda cute, yeah? It’s kinda one of those “effortless” too-troublesome-to-dress-up afternoon get ups you can wear when you still want to look fashionably decent and not like you just got out of bed.
THIS GUY GETS MY VOTE FOR MALE CELEB WHO DOES COLORS BEST.
These are examples of how NOT to do it:
Rookie girl group 2NE1 and expert fashion disaster G-Dragon. ‘Nuff said.
JUST A DASH OF COLOR — is sometimes more than enough.
This is another example of how NOT to do the “subtle” color bit splash.
LEE MINHO (of the Boys over Flowers fame) tries to dodge paparazzis and fans by wearing typical incognito sunglasses and hoodie – but oh look! Mismatched orange and green (WTF) rubber shoes?
over bright and lively?
SHINEE lives up to its name
ROUNDUP: Colors give off that young, energetic touch to any outfit. That is, if it’s done right. If you’re going to wear mismatched colors, make sure you keep it simple in all other areas (except the Lee Min Ho look, lol).
Here are some of the popular Korean trends we can see on the magazines and on the streets, and also my personal faves! Some are translations of what stars would wear, and I think they’re even better and wearable, considering that celebs are styled for performance and TV appearances. In short, these outfits are less flashy.
LEGGINGS ARE HOT! Literally especially since it’s summer, lol. But it’s a sophisticated look, you can mix it up both ways: if you want to look like a Gossip Girl or a Wondergirl?
Coats are not in season, but plaid is definitely in! Think Kara! High knee socks are a bit too school girl cliche, so pair it with leggings and boots for a more updated look!
GRAY AREA. Always a classic. Coupled with jeans would make it less formal. Perfect for a first date look. Teehee. ❤
SHOES, SHOES, SHOES ARE TO DIE FOR!!!
Flat galdiators are out, high-heeled strappy versions are hot! But if I wear them I’m worried I’d fall over, LOL.
Like I always say, less is more! Little black ribbon detail makes these typical pumps office AND night out ready, lol.
Despite 2ne1’s weird bathing suit over leggings outfit (pic above), their shoes are very trendy! Especially Dara and Minzi’s! (pink, black and green combo and white with cream tassles) Very unique! These pairs will surely make a plain top/dress or jeans stand out!
Wanna look like 2ne1? You can wear these versions for a less space-y look.
I love Brit’s red shoes in If you seek Amy! I can’t find a clearer pic but in the vid it has a cabbage red rose design (I think)!
What do you think about the new floatingstars?
Sorry for the long post, I just thought I’d make the first-ever floatingstars post better, lol. Watch out for the next Fashion Confessions!