In 2015, the K-pop world was shaken up when a 9-member girl group called TWICE made their debut. The group dominated the music scene in Korea and rapidly rose to fame. As of 2020, they have received countless of awards, broken multiple international records over the past 5 years and have even gone on a world tour including the US undeterred by the fact that all their tracks are composed in Hangeul, yet that doesn’t stop the fans from singing their heart out to their songs.
Today is a very special day for the girls and the Once fandom; TWICE’s main rapper Son Chaeyoung is celebrating her 22nd birthday and devoted fans have already set a trending hashtag on twitter under #happychaeyoungday. K-pop fans celebrating their idol’s birthday has become the norm in this generation; certain communities tend to organise meet-up events and a few would even go above and beyond by spending a vast amount of money to have an advertisement placed in public.
On the fashion side of the K-pop industry, what the idols wear out in public is very influential. To celebrate Strawberry Princess’s birthday (her love for strawberries has led to her growing up with that nickname given by her parents), we curated a fashion file with some of the cutest pieces she wore in music videos, teasers, photo books, and events.
DOLLSKILL Terrarium Butterfly Boots
The Terrarium Butterfly Boots was constructed with a translucent glittery rubber and a zipper that runs up on both inner sides despite it already having a 12-eyelet hole for the laces. Unfortunately, the pair is now sold out and had even gone through a couple of restocks back in early 2019. Baby Chaeng appeared in these for the “Feel Special” teasers.
₩115,000 (approx. £78 / €88 / $95 )
During SBS Gayo Daejun 2019, an annual televised music festival TWICE presented themselves in Christmas themed outfits at the photo wall. Chaeyoung was accessorised in L’OMBRILLANT’s Heart Pearl Beaded Earrings from their Fall/Winter 2019 collection.
₩48,000 (approx. £33 / €38 / $40)
MIUMIU FW19 Floral Embroidered Cardigan
For the TWICELIGHTS World Tour Photobook merch, Chaeyoung was styled in MIUMIU’s Floral Embroidered Cardigan from their Fall/Winter 19 collection. The piece features a round neck, contrasting self-tie string at neckline, long sleeves, a contrasting panel with floral pattern and ruffle trim at front and heart-shaped buttons.
₩1,696,000 (approx. £1115 / €1300 / $1375)
During TWICE’s “Fancy” era, a fan sign was held in Gangnam, Seoul during the promotion period of the new track. Chaeyoung turned up at the event in a mesh top by UNIF. The piece features a cropped body and a 3/4 sleeve length. A contrast trim constructed at the collar, sleeves as well as the bottom hem.
₩100,000 (approx. £65 / €76 / $78)
A lot of once is in fact very familiar with this piece. Chaeyoung appeared in this multicoloured piece by CURRENTMOOD at the 2018 KBS Song Festival where she did a rap performance along with Jae, Jisung, Young K, and Bam Bam. The Alternate Reality Mesh Top features long sleeves with thumbholes and a round neckline.
₩28,000 (approx. £19 / €21 / $22)
GUCCI SS18 Bow Detail Dress
“The Year of Yes” is TWICE’s third special album. For the album cover, Chaeyoung was seen flexing in a GUCCI Bow Detail Dress from their Spring/Summer 18 collection. The dress features a V neck pointed collar, a belted waist, a pleated skirt, and a short length.
₩4,565,000 (approx. £3000 / €3500 / $3700)
TWICE is without a doubt unfailingly invited to the annual Asia Artist Award ceremony. Back in 2018, Chaeyoung presented herself in a tweed button crop top and mini skirt from DOLLSKILL. The top features a scoop neck and button accents on the front and the mini skirt designed with button accents on the front and a hidden zip closure.
₩110,000 (approx. £73 / €83 / $88)
Though a lot of these alluring pieces have now sold out, do not feel down as the rest of the members are dressed as good as her. In the light of a comeback, rumours have already started to hover around social networking sites and communities. Then not long after, their record label JYP Entertainment confirmed that the girls have already prepped up to shoot their new music video, their new hair colours could only mean one thing anyway. Their TikTok videos proved this to be true.
In short, another fashion file curated by us will be published during the promotion period of the comeback. Again, Happy Birthday Chaeyoung! Meanwhile, be sure to check out what TWICE’s sister group ITZY is wearing.