Temptation Episode 1 Review
The story started with Yoo Se Young (played by Choi Ji Woo) alighting from her chauffeured vehicle into what looks like an airport. She’s decked in head-to-toe Louis Vuitton! I could not contain my glee because finally we have another superb dresser so shortly after You Who Came From The Star’s Cheon Song Yi!
Her necklace is from H.Stern.
In the same airport, Cha Seok Hoon (played by Kwong Sang Woo) and his wife, Na Hong Joo (Park Ha Sun) get off a bus, obviously on their way to the airport as well.
Another person is also making a trip. Kang Min Woo (played by Lee Jung Jin), chauffeured and sporting a rich guy ensemble.
While in the plane, Se Young does some work. Her lawyer notices Kang Min Woo seated in the same business class area. The two seem to know each other but Se Young chooses not to acknowledge him.
She started reminiscing her last meeting with her doctor. The doctor is explaining that she’s on the beginning stage of menopause. She also has a cyst, which the doctor will have to remove but at the expense of what’s left of her fertility. Meaning: she can’t have a child anymore after the surgery. Se Young takes this in but does not seem overly upset.
I wish we can see more of the dress but it’s a Dolce & Gabbana piece. She also draped a D&G cardigan over her shoulders.
Get Yoo Se Young’s Dress:
Dolce & Gabbana Bouclé Shift Dress, $1033.57
Get Yoo Se Young’s Cardigan:
Dolce & Gabbana Lace Panel Cardigan, $926.09
Looks like Cha Seok Hoon and Na Hong Joo’s trip isn’t the romantic getaway we were expecting. Seo Hoon owns a company with a friend and his friend took off with the money they got from the company’s clients. Now, the clients are hounding him.
If they can’t pay off the money his friend/business partner took, Seok Hoon is going to jail and Na Hong Joo’s house they used as collateral will be affected as well.
So let’s talk about Na Hong Joo’s style. As befits her role in the drama, her style is rather nondescript. It’s a lovely style though, if a tad plain.
Kang Min Woo also has troubles of his own. His wife recently went into labor and they had another daughter – the third daughter this time. His wife is clearly upset by this because Min Woo’s mom, her mother-in-law is expecting a grandson to continue the family’s lineage.
The plane finally landed in Macau. Seok Hoon and Hong Joo set out to find the former’s apartment. But when they got there, they received bad news from the neighbour.
Bad news also greeted Min Woo. He visited a bar, expecting to find the girl he was having an affair with. But the replacement singer, the woman’s friend, told him she’s dead. She died of cancer. She left her son, Roy, in her care. Min Woo had no idea he fathered a child.
It’s all business for Se Young and it shows in her wardrobe. Women’s suits are not easy to wear, and definitely not easy to turn into a stylish garb that can be worn off-duty as well. But that leather halter top sure made a whole load of difference to the look.
Get Yoo Se Young’s Suit:
Gucci Blue Silk Wool Blazer, $1600.00
Gucci Blue Silk Wool Stretch Pant, $795.00
Get Yoo Se Young’s Top:
Gucci Black Leather Halter Top, $1700.00
Get Yoo Se Young’s Clutch:
Gucci Bright Diamante Leather Clutch, $1150.00
The guy there were looking for committed suicide. But he felt guilty for leaving Seok Hoon to deal with the consequences of his actions. He left them some cash to spend in Macau. Na Hong Joo called her family at home and pretended everything is going well.
I wasn’t expecting Jung Shin to appear this early in the drama but I’m not ungrateful!
Remember this outfit? Yes, Cheon Song Yi wore the same jacket and pair of trousers in You Who Came From The Stars Episode 19. Se Young also did justice to the ensemble.
Get Yoo Se Young’s Jacket:
Balmain hound’s Tooth One Button Jacket, 1278.00 €
Yoo Se Young’s Pants are the:
Balmain Stretch Cotton Denim Biker Jeans
Get Yoo Se Young’s Bag:
Her shoes are from Guiseppe Zanotti.
Seok Hoon and Hong Joo decided to forget their pressing problems for a while and enjoy Macau while they still can. They checked in at an expensive hotel, the same hotel Se Young and Min Woo is staying at. Seok Hoon saw Se Young and gave the impression that he recognizes her.
They did everything from eat street foods to shop expensive things that they normally can’t afford. Hong Joo notices this pair of shoes but didn’t want to buy it because it’s too expensive. I’m with you on that, Hong Joo. These gorgeous pumps are over $500 a pair from Jimmy Choo!
Seok Hoon wanted to please his wife though and pressed the sales lady to buy it even though it has already been reserved for a client.
Get the shoes:
Jimmy Choo Anouk Pumps, $556.01
Yoo Se Young’s meeting went sour. The person they were dealing with had a heart attack when Se Young declined their proposal. Hong Joo, who was in the same restaurant, gave the man emergency treatment while they call for help. Hong Joo is a nurse apparently.
Se Young recognizes Seok Hoon. These two have a back story. Seok Hoon once applied to her company but was rejected.
It’s not just the clothes that make outfits work although Se Young’s grid-printed suit is definitely worth purchasing. It’s also how they are styled. I like the look of the collar arranged stiffly and unbuttoned for a modern look.
Seok Hoon and Hong Joo continue their charade. Hong Joo dressed up for dinner in a ‘60s-inspired floral dress while Seok Hoon tried on a blue blazer.
Se Young does business-chic so well. She looks impeccably in button-downs, this one in particular. She wore it with a pair of wide-legged, high-waisted trousers, which I find so feminine.
Yoo Se Young’s Shirt:
Junya Watanabe Fringe Shirt
Her pants are also from Junya Watanabe.
Roy wanted to go home so he packed his bags and went out of the hotel. He encountered Hong Joo, who was crying herself out in a corner. The two met earlier at the restaurant so Roy trusted her right away. Min Woo noticed Roy is gone and went out looking for him. He saw him with Hong Joo and she explained that Roy wanted to go home.
After the encounter with Roy and Min Woo, Hong Joo proceeded with her plan. She already left Seok Hoon a letter that bequeaths her insurance policies to him after her death. She’s planning to die.
Se Young saw her wade into the water and saved her.
The next day, Se Young had her attorney dig up things about Seok Hoon. She found out that Seok Hoon’s company is on the verge of bankruptcy and he owes people a lot of money.
This is another outfit you’ve seen on Cheon Song Yi although Song Yi wore it fleetingly in an episode. Se Yong also wears this crochet/lace dress so well.
Suddenly, she calls Seok Hoon up to get Hong Joo’s Jimmy Choos that she left last night. And when he arrived, she offered him an interesting deal: to stay with her for a few days in exchange for a million.
Yoo Se Young’s dress is from:
Chloe S/S 2014 (cr. Style.com)