One of our latest obsessions, A World of Married Couple, just set a new record for the highest ratings in K-drama history. The show tells the gripping story of a struggling couple dealing with the twists and turns of divorce. It focuses on the point of view of Dr. Ji Sun Woo (Kim Hee Ae), whose strength and unrelenting courage will definitely beguile any viewer. But aside from her iron will, another thing we love about Dr. Ji is her fashion sense.
In Episode 1, you can already tell that Dr. Ji has a penchant for designer things and that she has incredibly good taste. As a doctor, her wardrobe revolves around comfortable pieces that are nonetheless chic, such as pencil skirts mixed with relaxed button-downs, which she often accessorizes with printed scarves or pearl necklaces. Since her style is simple and minimalist, Dr. Ji uses designer bags to make a bold sartorial statement. (We can only imagine what her bag collection looks like!) Here are some of the handbags we’ve spotted her toting in the show so far:
Birkin, price unavailable, HERMÈS
With her packed schedule, Dr. Ji barely has any time to switch bags in between daily engagements, like doing errands after finishing work. That’s why she always goes for spacious designer bags that can fit everything and go with any outfit. And what better daily armor than an Hermès Birkin? In Episode 2, Dr. Ji flaunts a tan-colored one which she uses to complement her navy blue blazer and black turtleneck.
Alaia Leonie 19
Leonie 19 (out of stock), $2080 (approximately P105,373.84), ALAIA, modesens.com
If you’ve been following the show, you know how much Dr. Ji likes to dress up for evening affairs (especially when it involves one of her schemes). In Episode 10, she opted for a head-to-toe Alaia look. Sure, it was an all-black ensemble, but it’s the attention to detail that’s making us rave about it. The Alaia LBD featured a dolman sleeve and a boatneck; its prim appeal was juxtaposed with the tiny but mighty Leonie—a fun box handbag outlined with little studs.
Louis Vuitton The LV Arch
The LV Arch, $4600 (approximately P232,532), LOUIS VUITTON, louisvuitton.com
Each episode has us wanting to raid Dr. Ji’s wardrobe even more—she has so many posh everyday bags to choose from! Another Louis Vuitton bag which we’ve spotted in Episode 10 is the LV Arch featuring a gorgeous contrast of tan and black and gold hardware, which definitely stood out against her oatmeal-colored sweater.
Salvatore Ferragamo Studio Bag
Studio Bag, €2300 (approximately P127,284.30), SALVATORE FERRAGAMO, ferragamo.com
By now, you’ve probably noticed that Dr. Ji is obsessed with large, trapezoid-shaped handbags, a classic option for designer bags. Another item we spotted her toting around at work is Salvatore Ferragamo’s iconic Studio Bag in black. It even has a dainty gold chain attached to the Gancini logo clasp.
Givenchy Mystic Tote
Mystic Tote, $3155 (approximately P159,833.88), GIVENCHY, farfetch.com
A twist on Dr. Ji’s beloved structured handbags is the Mystic bag from Givenchy that features a more rounded shape thanks to its expandable body, locked in with a flap closure. Aside from Dr. Ji’s preference for top handles, this teal creation also features a detachable shoulder strap for when she needs a crossbody bag—you know, like when she’s running around town plotting against her ex-husband.
Roseau Top in Pilot Blue, $510 (approximately P25,836.86), LONGCHAMP, longchamp.com
In another attempt to lend a little softness to an otherwise plain-looking outfit, Dr. Ji opts for a lovely Longchamp Roseau with a simple loop closure, top handle, and detachable strap. The blue-gray hue is a cool neutral that can add a subtle touch of color to any outfit.