Tag Archives: Romance

SECRET LOVE AFFAIR – EPISODE 1 & 2

JTBC’s newest Mon-Tue drama has premiered two weeks ago and Nate has been abuzz with it ever since, with SLA being 1.- 5. most searched each day (a huge success for a cable drama). Well, one thing is certain – Yoo Ah In, the noona killer, is back with vengeance as he banishes all my doubts […]

You Who Came From the Stars – Episode 4

If you told me a month ago that I would end up suffering from insomnia writing long ramblings about YWCFTS I’d call you crazy. Yet, it’s 2 a.m. in my timezone and here I am typing about my total addiction for this drama.The ratings are on the rise sweeping past the 20% percent mark with […]

You Who Came From the Stars – Episode 2

It’s official – this show owns my heart! Even for Heirs I haven’t felt this level of excitement with which can compete only one drama this years – SBS’s Jang Ok Jung (despite the lackluster second half). And I don’t want to speak too soon but when every newspaper, blogger and fan out there is putting […]

You Who Came From the Stars – Episode 1

Sayonaraaaa, Heirs! Welcome E.T!!! So the most famous alien in Asia right now has finally landed on Earth and it looks like his motto must be “I came, I saw, I conquered” because he swept through the Kdramaland and won on all fronts bringing in a strong 15,6% ratings and thus beating his competition by […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – JANG OK JUNG EDITION PART 6

12) THE RUNAWAY GOWN If you decide to runaway do it in style because it’d probably be a once-in-a-life-time experience – I guess that is what JOJ was thinking when she chose a pink jeogori with mangnolia embroidery for her fugitive venture. A matching otgoreum and stark dongjeong are neccesity with a black chima to complement the whole attire. […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – JEWELRY & ORNAMENTS SPECIAL EDITION PART 4 – SANGTUGWAN

3) SANGTUGWAN When a boy grows up he starts to pull his hair to the top and tie it into a topknot called a sangtu. Usually, it’s held together by a pin called donggot which is basically a binyeo that is together with a manggeon (headband) and gwanja (little gemstones) used by men to keep the hair from falling out of the knot. LS often wears a little […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – JANG OK JUNG EDITION PART 5

10) THE SUMURU GOWN JOJ wears this dress when she enters the palace as IK’s sumuru (handmaiden helping with the wardrobe during the crown princess selection). Her hair are again arranged into a  daenggi meori hairstyle which consists of a braid adorned by a red daenggi with a flower pattern (a ribbon) and a gorgeously designated jade dwikkoji (smaller hairpin) on one side of her head that links […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – THE ROYAL WEDDING & CORONATION SPECIAL EDITION PART 2

2) THE BRIDE InKyung wears a chijeokui, a red ceremonial robe which is decorated with symbolic artwork. The red attire of the future queen represents her role of a helper to the king and a further blessing to the king. The pattern of a pair of birds on the robe signifies the harmony between yin and yang, or the […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – THE ROYAL WEDDING & CORONATION SPECIAL EDITION PART 1

1) THE GROOM LS’s attire’s a myeonbok, a ceremonial robe that the Joseon kings used to wear for official occasions such as the garye (a royal wedding), jaesa (paying homage to deceased ancestors), jongmyo (where the mortuary tablets were kept), the coronation, the daily morning audience, the royal ancestral rites and many others. There are 2 types of myeonbok – a gujangbok (nine symbol dress) for the king and a sibijangbok(twelve symbol […]

THE JOSEON FASHION SHOW – JANG OK JUNG EDITION PART 4

7) THE FIREFLY GOWN JOJ’s daenggi meori hairstyle consists of a braid adorned by a black daenggi with a golden pattern (a ribbon) and a gorgeously designated dwikkoji (smaller hairpin) on one side of her head that links together various shapes of flowers, leaves and a butterfly. The chima made of an intense magenta colour and adorned by an elegant norigae (pendant) contrasts with the atypical black jeogori. The upper garment consists of […]