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Chat with Jacey, founder of Bikerstarlet

At Commune Wear, we are huge believers of building the right commun(e)ity, and surrounding ourselves with positive energy. We would like to showcase the journey of the founders behind CW&Co Brands. 

Jacey was born in Seoul, raised by designer and boutique owner parents. Growing up she was exposed to drawing and painting and excelled in writing, she thought about going into journalism but later went on to study interior Architecture. 

One fun trip down to Bangkok in the hot summer of 2005 she stumbled upon a store in Siam that sold little faux leather clutches and was inspired to start an independent designer brand.

WHAT IS THE MEANING BEHIND BIKERSTARLET?

Jacey:

A Biker is naturally a chic, sassy, and an independent person.

Starlet evokes beauty and elegance.

"To juxtapose the two of my favorite words just made sense to me at the time of launching this bag brand. It shows different or even clashing sides and stories every woman has and thus creating her own unique personality and character."

WHAT INSPIRED YOU, WHEN YOU DESIGNED THE COLLECTION?

Jacey:

"Random people watching in different cities across the world: Paris, Tokyo, Seoul etc. Vintage bags and fashion from decades ago because trends repeat. And always and always old and new films!"

HAVE YOU BEEN TO SINGAPORE? WHAT WAS YOUR FAV PLACE?

Jacey:

"​Yes of course! My fav is a stroll down Kim Yam Road and drops by Fost Gallery. Also, the National Museum of Singapore – it overwhelms you with both art and air-conditioning!"

IF YOU COULD ONLY CHOOSE 1 BAG FROM BIKERSTARLET TO USE FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHICH WOULD IT BE? 

Jacey:

"It will definitely be the Reversible Shopper. As with most of our bags, it is super versatile and it won’t clash so much with your evening outfit or plans."

WHICH BAG WOULD YOU RECOMMEND FOR DATE NIGHTS?

Jacey:

"Greta because it’s super clean-cut and minimalistic even if you went maniac with your outfit, Greta will tone it down and give you that organized look."

WHICH BAG IS YOUR POWER BAG?

Jacey:

​"I would say Quinn because it’s a very polished handsome-looking bag. It’s vintage-inspired with this free-flowing baguette shape and the metal frame is so unique it will instantly empower you."

BIKERSTARLET 

Biker Starlet began in 2005 with a small range of clutch staples and has since evolved into a comprehensive handbag collection, from classic satchels to evening perfect mini bags. Crafted by specialist artisans in Seoul Biker Starlet offers elevated takes on both classics and casuals and has been celebrated for its polished and youthful style by the fashion elite in Seoul.

Sold in Harvey Nichols, Lumine Japan. Featured in major K dramas and toted by actresses Song Hye Kyo, Han Hyo Joo, Park Min Young, Kim Go Eun and K pop idols Red Velvet and Twice. Mostly recently was the Oscar winning film Parasite, both actresses Cho Yeo Jung and Park So Dam carried her bags in.

Bikerstarlet used to have up to 4 free standing stores across Seoul - Chungdam-dong, Yeonnam-dong, Yeonhui-dong, and Seochon.


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