Temptation Episode 8 Review

  • Temptation Episode 8 Fashion Review

    This drama is painful to watch not because there are a lot of heartbreaking moments (the story line is so cliché, it’s almost predictable now), but because of the many mistakes Hong Joo-Seok Hoon couple makes. Despite being married for years and years, they still haven’t learned the art of communication. Hong Joo chooses to stew in her own feelings, feed her growing paranoia and run away instead of confronting what’s eating their relationship. Seok Hoon, on the other hand, is entirely oblivious to his wife’s misery. He should have allayed her fears, not fuelling it further by sticking to Se Young. Man, seriously? And Hong Joo, you just don’t fling yourself to the next available man at the first sign of trouble in your marriage. Not cool.

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    Why is Min Woo even here? It’s bad enough that he’s a spectator to this ugly argument but worse than that, his presence alone fuels the antagonism in the room.

    Hong Joo confessed that he asked Min Woo to sleep with her. But he refused and lamented on the fact that she’s not worth a million. So she’s still stewing on that one million deal!

     

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    So Seok Hoon drives to a nearby lake and goes all emo.

     

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    I’m crazy about the combination of green and blue in Se Young’s outfit! This is actually the same Gucci outfit from last episode:

     

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    Gucci Leather Ruffle Button Down Shirt, $3500

    The suit is also from Gucci.

     

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    Min Woo dropped Hong Joo off. Hong Gyu saw them and wanted to confront his sister about it (he knows Min Woo is a womanizer and suspects that his sister has already fallen prey to his charms). Dad stopped him and told him to leave his sister alone.

    Na Hong Joo has locked herself up in her room and cried.

     

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    Keith Cotton Shirt, 332,100 Won

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    Se Young dines with her doctor best friend. The best friend kept on matching her with an eligible bachelor so Se Young told her she already has eyes on someone. Unfortunately, it’s the catch that the best friend was hoping for. He’s a married man!

     

    Her bracelets are from Tippy and Matthew.

     

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    I got lost somewhere in the mergers and acquisitions meeting so pardon the lack of commentary on what’s happening here. On the other hand, this is a better view of the ensemble Se Young wore. She’s totally redefining power dressing, eh?

     

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    Balenciaga Plastron Wing Top Black, $2090.00

    The pants are also from Balenciaga (seen on the model)

     

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    Meanwhile, Hong Gyu brings his suspicions about his sister’s infidelity to Se Jin. Should he confront his sister? Call his brother-in-law? He decided on beating up the other guy first. Se Jin advised him not to interfere in someone else’s relationship, even if that someone is his own flesh and blood.

     

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    Roy still keeps in contact with Hong Joo. He seems to be the only one that can make Hong Joo genuinely happy these days. Roy told her about the flower that died when his sister threw a ball at it. His sister heard it and wondered who he’s talking to. Roy told his grandmother about Hong Joo.

     

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    Han Soo, the paparazzi, showed some photos he took to Min Woo. It’s Han Ji Sun. She has been going out with a guy who was her first love.

     

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    Se Young attends a party and stuns the crowd with her Chanel dress. I’m pretty certain it’s from their resort collection but I can’t find it in the runway looks. Help me out? Her bag is also obviously from Chanel.

     

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    Min Woo joins her. He warned her about not pushing Hong Joo and Seok Hoon’s relationship further because the couple is already at the end of their rope. Se Young wonders how he knows Hong Joo.

     

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    Se Jin’s dress is love! I’m so used to the navy Breton stripes that this green dress is refreshing to my eyes.

     

    Se Jin’s dress is from a brand called Valencia but I don’t think they sell it online:

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    Valencia Striped Dress

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    Seok Hoon visited a jeweler and wanted to have his marriage ring polished to look like new.

     

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    Se Young, on the other hand, stares wistfully at her Jimmy Choos (or more accurately, Hong Joo’s).

     

    Yoo Se Young’s shirt is from Alexander Wang and her pants are from:

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    Chanel SS 2014 Collection (cr. Style.com)

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    After much nagging from her doctor friend, Se Young finally complied and went for another check up. The doctor called a nurse to prep her up for ultrasound and lo and behold, it’s Hong Joo. I don’t know which one is more surprised.

    After the awkward and rather terse moment, Se Young asked Hong Joo if they can talk. She told Hong Joo she confessed to Seok Hoon about her feelings but Seok Hoon didn’t reciprocate. He even said he’s in love with his wife. This didn’t please Hong Joo though.

    Also, Se Young’s signature look seems to be this one. She takes a big belt and cinches it over her blazer.

     

    Yoo Se Young’s blazer is from Tom Ford.

     

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    Tom Ford Alix Leather Medium Fold Over Shoulder bag, $2490.00

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    The meeting with CEO Du’s company is underway. There’s one problem: they want to include more terms before they sign the contract.

     

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    Min Woo gifts his wife a trip abroad – to relax and take off some steam, he said. Ji Sun accepts it and mutters something about bringing her friends with her (Min Woo knows better though).

     

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    Na Hong Joo’s dress is from Club Monaco.

    Ha! About time this couple sits down for a talk. They’ve been skirting around the issue far too long. Seok Hoon looks happy and tells Hong Joo he wants to start anew. Hong Joo couldn’t bear one more second of it and excused herself. She cried in the bathroom. When she got back, she gave Seok Hoon a contract. It’s a divorce contract and she wants to resign as his wife.

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