Believe it or not, Verniece has travelled to Korea for a total of 11 times in the last 3 years. It doesn’t come as a surprise to me though as she has the looks and makings of a Korean drama Princess, don’t you agree? Every time I would come across an episode of Koreanovela, I would find at least one person that resembles my sister and that’s so weird because she has 0 ounce of Korean blood. lol Maybe she was one in her past life? :P
Ever since her first visit to the land of Kimchi and Korean BBQ, she has been asking me to wear the traditional dress, Hanbok, with her. I just never imagined myself to be in a look as girly as such! To be honest though, even with all the hundred no-s I’ve given Verniece in the past, deep down, I was curious. The day finally came during our trip to Jeonju province with The Korean Tourism Board and wow, what a wonderful experience it was! There are a few steps to get the whole look and every single one just sparked joy in all of us. Marie Kondo would approve! :)
The first step is you choose the skirt then the blouse you want to pair. I love that the dresses come in an array of colours and prints that every girl would find one that would fit their personality! :) Ofcourse, Verniece chose something pink and while I didn’t find anything beige, I settled for a white one instead!
You will be then lead to a dressing room usually at the back of the store and a couple of Korean women or girls would dress you up. Help you put on a layer of petticoat and undergarments. Then they make you sit in front of make up mirror to fix your hair! You could choose from trays and trays of hair clips and then head to the accessory section where you could either pick a bag, an umbrella or a head dress to finish off your look!
When you’re all good to go, you now have about 2 hours (this depends on the amount you’ve paid for) to pretend like you’re beautiful Korean princess and roam the streets of the city! What made the experience more memorable was that we were in Jeonju Traditional Village and it was just the perfect backdrop!
I may have had doubts in the past about the Hanbok but after this experience, I would gladly do it again and again! Now I wanna do this in Seoul, right smack in the middle of it’s busy streets just to see how it’d feel :)