God I LOVE the K-pop group Orange Caramel (오렌지 캬라멜)~ I love the singles they have made, the style in the videos, the face they have rocked both HUGE hair and HUGE bows multiple times, its great!! I just want every outfit they have on stage, seriously… I’m very tempted to have some of those dresses commissioned because they are so adorable. Orange Caramel started in 2010 and is actually a sub group formed by three members from the other K-pop group After School the singers are Nana, Raina and Lizzy.
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this is a super image heavy post, so continue gazing at the adorable outfits and screen shots after the cut!
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It always makes me smile to watch an Orange Caramel performance because its always very lighthearted and playful. So many groups now feel so sexual or serious… but the art director, style coordinator, whoever behind this group makes sure they are always very unique and stand out with every single and appearance + a dash of sillyness.
They really remind me of the whole darling and sweet look + dancing style that most Asian girl groups in the 90’s had, don’t you think? Or even like Creamy Mami come to life! I wonder if the stylist is inspired by such things? Would explain all the magic wands lol
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The first single debut was “Magic Girl” on June 2010 which became a bit hit and topped the Gaon Chart at #2
True to its name, it had a very girly and whimsical feeling to the video. Bows and cupcakes + soft pastel colors everyplace + an old fashioned American soda-shop twist. Lots of big rings, fluffy clothing, pastel painted nails, and in the green outfit sequence they have these crazy fruit boots haha love it
On 18 November 2010, they released “A~ing♡“ on the “Orange Caramel Second Mini Album” which quickly reached #4 on the charts. This video used lots of bold saturated colors with brown overlays to fit a fairy tale theme.. all I could thing about was those leg avenue sexy costumes the first time I saw this haha so shiny. While some of the outfits seem a little too like Halloween off the shelf outfits, its still a REALLY fun video to watch and the live performances also had fun outfits usually keeping with the theme. Hanging stuffed unicorns, rocking horse fluffy sheep, and the TINY chandelier they have in the shots for “Alice” give it such a fun and playful feeling. I wish I could see the nail art better in this, in some shots I can almost make out a design on them *_* I want to see…
On 30 March 2011, the group released “Bangkok City” which was a BIG hit when I first moved here! Loooooved the song and video, apparently everyone else did because it reached #1 on the charts making it the most successful single so far! You could not go a day without hearing it someplace and god I could watch the music video forever! Its a very funky, dance club, crazy saturated explosion of hair and awesome party. I’m not sure if that reflects Bangokok or not, but THOSE BLOND K-FROS ARE AMAZING.
They continued on in October with “Shanghai Romance” which is also a super fun song and topped the charts at #3, but I was kinda disappointed with the video since it was a bit goofy overall and felt like it could have upped the color a little more. Visually, this video is also very unique and distinct among the other MVs they have done so far~ The colors are a little under-saturated for my taste, but I love the bold reds with teal and those adorable plaid dresses they used in a few proms. Not sure I get WTF is up with those weird hair hats or the water wonton though… seriously? lol
The airplane outfits with bunny fabric are SO cute. Wonder if I can find that around here…
And finally, here are some misc images from the web of various other cute outfits they used for appearances and concerts~
If you are curious to watch any of the videos or listen to the music just fire up youtube and search for “Orange Caramel”! Do you have a favorite outfit of theirs? After getting my hands on the HD videos I was able to see a LOT of things up close at last, I really want to see if I can find some of the jewelry they rocked in the videos~ lots of it looked super familiar. Also, those nails… maybe I’ll dedicate a post to reproducing K-pop nail looks??
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You can buy 4 of Orange Caramel’s super cute CDs on YesAsia now! Yesss!♥ Hope they add “Funny Hunny” soon