Shining Hanbok Under the Sun

With four three episodes left but another three two weekends until the final episode, nothing is set in stone about the fate of the characters in tvn’s weekend ratings monster Mr Sunshine. Although I intended to wait until the drama finishes its run, I just had to take a short peek at it…and that’s it, I’m doomed. Hence, begins the long nights (and days) of browsing without subtitles and replaying episodes until I can’t remember where I actually stop the night before. If there’s something called ‘drunk over dramas’, then this feeling is probably close to that. Or maybe, even better. Just like how ‘love’ is better than shooting a gun or getting a government post for Ae-shin.

(Find the show on NETFLIX)

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Suzy for First Look Vol 101

Hanbok pictorial is like a rare gem and I know I have to put this one on the blog because it is just breathtakingly beautiful. Stunning Suzy looks ethereal in pastel hanbok for First Look Vol 101, and it is the first hanbok pictorial for the fashion magazine. Suzy’s upcoming film Dorihwaga (도리화가) or The Sound of a Flower will hit the theaters on the 25th, also starring Ryu Seung-ryong, Song Sae-byuk, Lee Dong-hwi, and Kim Nam-gil. I’m looking forward to the movie but for now, let me appreciate these beautiful shots!

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Traditional Korean Clothing: Kdrama Style (Part 2)

It’s been more than three years since the first post about hanbok was posted on this blog. Time does fly very fast nowadays, huh? After doing the introductory post, I also made several short posts focusing on the court attires and ornaments used during Joseon Dynasty. In fact, this was supposed to be the the third installment to the Joseon’s Court Attire posts, but I decided to change it into the second part of the main post, that was the Traditional Korean Clothing: Kdrama Style. Thanks to the world wide web and the never ending interest in hanbok, I have found more details about traditional Korean clothing and I feel that it should be shared with fellow enthusiasts about hanbok, especially those featured in the dramas. I still love to spot the ornaments and the attires worn by the cast, so for those who are in the same boat as me, this detailed post focusing on the court attires might be for you!

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Joseon’s Court Attire: Kdrama Style (Part 2)

I can’t resist myself from writing another post about the hanbok worn inside the court during Joseon Dynasty, simply because of the awesome hanbok galore in Jang Ok Jung: Live in Love and Cruel Palace: War of the Flowers. Both sageuk portray the ladies as the main focus of their plots and just like the women nowadays, the female characters cannot live without the beautiful clothes and accessories. But it doesn’t mean that the male characters are left behind; they also have their own share of gorgeous hanbok shown in the dramas.

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Hanbok for Women: Lee Se-ryung’s Style

This is actually a random post made after browsing the post that featured Boong-Do. I was searching for a female drama character that has worn every type of hanbok and suddenly, it hit me: why didn’t I think about Se-ryung? She experienced almost everything in her life; from a noble woman to a princess, before demoted to a slave and finally, a commoner. That gave her the chance to wear the hanbok for every social class and for that, she’s one lucky woman. In conjunction with the premiere of several sageuk this week, I present to you: Hanbok for Women, featuring Lee Se-ryung of The Princess’ Man.

Another purpose of this post is to make people start watching The Princess’ Man. Seriously, go and watch it, peeps!

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New Year Greetings: Grown Ups Edition

Adorable. That’s what I thought of these celebrities all in their hanbok for Lunar New year greetings. The pictures were released by sidusHQ, featuring the celebrities under the company all smiling and looking happy for the pictorial. I’m still waiting for other actors and actresses from other companies for their pictures to be released but maybe they’re just too busy with filming and such. Anyhow, enjoy the beauty of both the people and the hanbok itself!

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New Year Greetings from the Young Ones

I just have to share these pictures of the lovely child actors and actresses! Last year had been a pretty good year for all of them: Oh Jae-moo starred in Faith and Cheer Up, Mr Kim!, Park Gun-tae in The King 2 Hearts and May Queen, Kim Yoo-jung in The Moon that Embraces the Sun and also May Queen, Seo Shin-ae in SOS: Save Our School, not to forget  Kim So-hyun who had four dramas in her 2012 resume: The Moon that Embraces the Sun, Rooftop Prince, Ma Boy, and Missing You. Seo Shin-ae is currently starring in The Incarnation of Money while the others are yet to announce their next projects. I’m looking forward to their picks this year, because their talents are too precious to be missed. Check out these New Year Greetings pictures released by sidusHQ.

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Hanbok for Men: Kim Boong-Do’s Style

It always takes forever when I decide to write something about hanbok. This time because it’s been a while since I last wrote about this topic. I decide to do another short post, centered about the clothing for the men during Joseon Dynasty. Although the men of Joseon Dynasty wore more subdued colors than the women, they also had an array of clothes and actually, they had more styles than the women’s hanbok. It depended on the occasion and the place they’re going to for the choice of clothes. I pick up the most suitable model for this post because he has the opportunity to wear every type of clothes available for the men, and he’s Kim Boong-Do, our Joseon Scholar.

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Joseon’s Court Attire: Kdrama Style (Part 1)

I think as a sageuk lover, I’m really being way too pampered by kdrama gods these recent years. So many good sageuk and so many pretty served in front of me. Who wouldn’t love that? Actually, I’ve been meaning to do this post since Tree with Deep Roots days, but I couldn’t find decent sources. Then The Moon that Embraces the Sun came…and it’s centered about life in court. Upon seeing Lee Gak, the Rooftop Prince with his robe, I know I have to do this one. So…here it is!

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Moon, Suns, and Stars in Hanbok

Gosh, I’m such a fail when it comes to giving a title. Maybe some can guess that this post is about one of the dramas that premiered yesterday, and yeah, it is about the drama The Moon that Embraces the Sun. But I’m not going to recap it again, not when three great bloggers already delivered such great recaps: Fanderay, Ockoala, and Javabeans. I’m just amazed by the pretty hanbok they are wearing in the series, and I can’t help but notice some little features I haven’t talked about yet. For your information, I’ve already covered a lot of clothing, accessories, and footwear of Joseon Dynasty in another post here, so this is just a complimentary post for it. Part of the reason: thanks to the colorful first episode of MoonSun.

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