In a stroke of uncharacteristic misfortune, rain hit the streets of sunny Los Angeles, sending pop-sensations The Saturdays searching for shelter under their oversized handbags.

Exiting one of the many fashion boutiques of the hip city, Frankie Sandford was snapped wearing bright coloured bangles as she raised her tan handbag over her head to ensure her short hair style was not dogged by the downfall.

The lean singer was looking the picture of health in a casual ensemble composed of navy jeans, a tan belt and baby-blue long-sleeved top.

Although Una Healy was unable to jet-off to the west coast of America because of her pregnancy, the remaining three band members Mollie, Rochelle and Vanessa all accompanied Sandford on the shopping spree.

Blonde bombshell Mollie avoided putting her large clutch bag above her head to maintain her locks, instead clasping a hand to the side of her face, seemingly to shade her eyes from the downpour.

Sandford recently took to Twitter to post pictures of her ideal Valentine’s Day present, which was a pair of Barbie dolls.

16-02-12 2 Rainy day in LA for The Saturdays