Lee Soon Shin Is The Best Review Episode 1: Lee Soon Shin, although named after a famous Korean general, is a hopeless underachiever. She is often compared to and overshadowed by her more stellar and more accomplished two older sisters. Even the companies she is applying to overlooks her.
The only thing that keeps her bright and happy is her crush, her best friend’s brother, Park Chan Woo, who is a young cosmetic doctor. But Park Chan Woo has eyes for Lee Soon Shin’s second older sister, Lee Yoo Shin. Lee Yoo Shin is a manager for a retail company. She likes to date guys but she never takes them seriously.
At home, Lee Soon Shin is often chastised by her grandmother. Her grandmother favors her two older sisters, especially Lee Hye Shin, who is married to a businessman based in Hong Kong.
But Lee Hye Shin is keeping a secret. She is actually divorced but doesn’t want to tell her family about it. She now lives in her parents’ house together with her only daughter.
One day, Lee Soon Shin is approached by a man claiming to be the entertainment tycoon Shin Joon Ho. Shin Joon Ho owns Gabi entertainment who has already popularized many actors, actresses and pop groups. But the Shin Joon Ho that introduced himself to Lee Soon Shin is actually a fraud. He tried to scout Lee Soon Shin.
Soon Shin told this to her family but they didn’t believe her. Only her mother, Kim Jung Ae, believed her. They contacted Shin Joon Ho and made an appointment to see him.
Lee Soon Shin Is The Best Fashion Recap Episode 1:
Let’s introduce our main protagonist’s style – Lee Soon Shin played by IU. She clearly doesn’t make an effort to look good and only dresses herself up in comfortably, functional clothes.
This is the typical Lee Soon Shin garb – a shirt, jeans, sneakers and a jacket. And the crossbody bag is a staple. Soon Shin’s quirky ice cream top is from Wildfox.
Soon Shin’s Top:
Here is our male protagonist. It’s the typical Shin Joon Ho outfit – a sleek coat, pants and button down shirt.
Choi Yeon-A, being a celebrity, is one of the most stylish. But she has a very edgy style and you can find her assembling unlikely outfit combinations.
I love Lee Yoo Shin. She always looks put-together. And while Choi Yeon-A has a style that most fashion mavens will favor, I prefer Yoo Shin’s accessible and wearable style.
Get Yoo Shin’s Tweed Blazer:
McGinn Knightsbridge Tweed Blazer, 189,000 Won
She even looks wonderful at home!
Park Chan Moo has a school boy preppy style. You can often see him sporting blazers and pairing them up with relaxed jeans, backpacks or satchel bags.
Song Mi Ryung is the other actress in this drama so she is often dressed to the nines. She accessorizes so well. Case in point: this pair of cat-eye sunnies!
Lee Soon Shin is sporty even at home. Just check out that vibrant red hooded sweater.
But you can also occasionally find her dressed up nicely. For a meeting with the “President”, she donned this rust orange blazer and paired it up with her peter pan-collared dress.
I failed to take a whole body screen shot (which is always a challenge for me) but her orange blazer is from a company called Soup and her dress is from Plastic Island.
Get Lee Soon Shin’s Blazer:
Soup Orange Blazer, 119,500 Won
Get Lee Soon Shin’s Dress:
Plastic Island Collared Dress, $152,100
You can’t miss Song Mi Ryung’s printed dress. I wish I can see what it looks like when she is standing up. But clothes with slitted arms are trendy these days.
If you see a group dressed in brights and prints dancing and singing on the stage in the first episode, yep, that’s Shinee!