Posts Tagged ‘dress like a tv character’

Katherine Pierce Dresses on The Vampire Diaries

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

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In 1864, Katherine Pierce was a Southern Belle.With her costumes, you can see she is wearing crinoline’s. A crinoline is also called a hoop skirt – I betcha know what those are! They were very popular in the 1800’s. They were like cages…and they would sway. It was all about having full skirts. Extra flounces (ruffles!) on skirts were added to make them appear even fuller. The idea was to have your skirt look like a doom or a teapot. Waists were very tiny and defined.

Hair in the 1860’s included lots of curled ringlets. Hats were smaller now, as women carried parasol’s. But they still wore decorative hats with flowers, feathers and ribbons – worn at the crown of the head. As you see, Katherine wore a small hat perched near the front of her face, over what was an expansive hairstyle – as was the trend of this era.

If you’re looking to dress like Katherine Pierce for Halloween, I suggest not buying one of the Southern Belle costumes that are around. There seem to be about only 7 standard dresses on every costume site. They’re all (with the exception of one, which I linked below) kind of gaudy with bright colors. They seem…cheesy, you know? And Katherine was elegant. And so are you, dammit! So, my suggestion is to hit up a rental place (again ... Read More

Covert Affairs Clothes: Annie’s Cute Sporty Outfit in Fool in the Rain

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

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The fact that I don’t really buy/wear tons of sporty gear is probably one of the reasons I couldn’t really fill this Covert Affairs fashion request as well as I’d like. Of course, I spent a LONG time looking through my resources, and trying different keywords to find if not THE exact track jacket on Annie in “Fool in the Rain” – something similar that I liked. Maybe I just don’t like track jackets? At any rate, blergh!

This request came to us from Lindsay, 25. She knew the pants were Adidas, but noted that the, “cute jacket had no logo!” And that’s a problem! What she liked about this jacket was that it was “trendy, and not basic.”

Covert Affairs clothes for Ms. Annie Walker in this episode were really fun since it was a vacation episode. High-fives for everyone who’s a fan of Annie’s clothing. Or Danielle’s – she wears great stuff, too.

Well, Lindsay. I did my best with similar items. ….And THEN I thought about why you liked the outfit. And that’s because it was a step-up from the predictable stuff you see everywhere. And so that inspired me to go further in my search to find cute sporty outfits. To me, it’s  just about selecting cute separate ... Read More

Nikita Fashion a la Maggie Q

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010


For those who fall for the clothing in The CW’s new TV show – there might be a tiny bit of a problem. There’s already a a clothing brand called Nikita. But we’re talking about the CW TV show with Maggie Q.

Nikita’s clothing is mostly comprised of everything black. She also wears silver or shades of gray. Her clothing style is a mix of sexy clothing with casual, sporty gear that lets her move around. To dress like Nikita, merge both ideas. Even her sporty clothing is kind of sexy because it’s body conscious. I’ve included a great pair of black yoga pants, for that reason. I’ve also copied Nikita fashion by using off the shoulder tops, black dresses, and lace-up black boots.

Steal some Nikita fashion with these elements:

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Rizzoli and Isles Fashion: Dress like Maura Isles

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

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We’ve gotten another Rizzoli & Isles fashion request, and who am I to deny it? If you aren’t already watching the show, you definitely should check it out. Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander are great actresses, and oh – Rizzoli & Isles clothing is often very stylish. (Maura Isles is my favorite. She has a pet tortoise, for crying out loud! Maura Isles is a fashion icon, too.)

Dear She’s Smart,

My name is Jackie (24 yrs old) and I am a HUGE fan of Rizzoli and Isles. I love your section on how to dress like Maura. She is such a classy and professional dresser. I am now begining my career and would like to model my work wardrobe after hers. My question is concerning a sweater worn by here in “I Kissed a Girl.”

– Jackie

I thought I was so ready to fulfill this challenge. SO ready! But then I realized I’d fallen behind on episodes, and I hadn’t seen the episode she was talking about. And what’s more – I needed to, because she couldn’t find a picture of what she was talking about. Luckily, I didn’t have to go through a bunch of screencaps ... Read More

The Closer Fashion: Smart and Polished

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

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Ellen, 58, wrote to us about admiring the professional style that Kyra Sedgwick wears as Brenda Leigh Johnson on the TV show The Closer. She asked us about finding a contemporary look similar to the Brenda Leigh Johnson clothes on the show. Flowered sundresses aren’t Ellen’s thing at all, but she likes the polished suits (with pants or slim skirts), dresses and jackets. And we can do that, right?

It’s time to take a look at The Closer fashion! And this is great because not only do I enjoy the show, but I’ve previously interviewed the costume designer for The Closer – Greg LaVoi! (He was very nice and incredibly knowledgeable.)

For this request, I’m keeping in mind that our slim reader is under 5’5″. She noted that sometimes certain jackets will make her look shorter. And it’s true, if you’re short then certain items will overpower your frame becuase of the proportions. Eep! For this reason, I’m going to veer away from any billowy or roomy jackets, and go for structured fits.

Keeping in mind her size and budget ideas I was able to find some great stuff simil ... Read More

Dress like Savannah Monroe in Hellcats

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

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On Hellcats, Ashley Tisdale plays the preppy and girly Savannah Monroe. She’s the captain of the Hellcats and full of pep! She likes to wear her school colors, gold jewelry, floral prints, girly colors like pink and purple, and anything pretty. Her Hellcats clothing will probably include a lot of blue and yellow, even when she’s not in uniform. You can see that in her blue and yellow floral dress that she wears in the pilot.

Dress like Savannah on Hellcats with these elements:

How to dress like Marti Perkins on Hellcats in the Pilot

Saturday, August 28th, 2010


On the new TV series Hellcats (on The CW) Aly Michalka plays Marti Perkins. She’s a seriously edge, hip character with a bit of a tomboy streak. We’re going to look at what she wears when she’s not in her Hellcats uniform. While the series hasn’t premiered yet, there are episode stills out – and because I write about TV I’ve already gotten to see a screener of the first episode. (And it’s a really fun show, so I hope you plan to watch!)

Dress like Marti on Hellcats with these elements:

Covert Affairs Fashion: Dress like Joan Campbell

Friday, August 20th, 2010

COVERT AFFAIRS -- Season:1 -- Pictured: Kari Matchett as Joan Campbell -- Photo by: Robert Ascroft/USA Network

COVERT AFFAIRS -- Season:1 -- Pictured: Kari Matchett as Joan Campbell -- Photo by: Robert Ascroft/USA Network

Joan Campbell on Covert Affairs wears lots of great dresses. These are usually solid colored, with modest necklines (boatneck and square are both popular for her) and a belt. The dresses usually are mid-calf length, and sleeveless. In the Covert Affairs episode “Communication Breakdown” Joan wears the dress she wears in her character promos.

And of course, you can’t forget the shoes. Covert Affairs shoes are always popular because we know they always wear nice shoes! Joan seems to favor black heels with closed toes (rounded), and slingback action. The heels are never too high. While Annie wears Louboutin‘s, Joan doesn’t seem to. Is this realistic? Probably not. Joan makes much more than Annie! And while you might want to argue that Joan doesn’t care about fashion as much as Annie, I think it’s clear that she does like to dress nice!

Joan wears sheath dresses, which are dresses with tight fits that accentuate the waist and other c ... Read More

How to Dress Like Quinn from Glee in ‘Sectionals’

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Dress like Quinn from Glee!

You guys asked for it, so we have Quinn Fabray up on our styling block! Ready to copy one of this Glee-gal’s looks?

For our first “How to dress like Quinn Fabray” post, I picked an outfit Quinn wore in the mid-season finale of Glee – “Sectionals.” As time goes on, she’s less in her cheerleading outfit (having been kicked out!) but her maternity clothing is usually very simple. This is an outfit that seems very simple, but actually has different elements to it that you might be drawn to.

I know Quinn looks glum in this picture, but it was the only one that really showed the outfit. And you'd be sad too, if you were her in this moment!

First off, the color palette is very innocent and simple (S-I-M-P-L-E.) She wears a white sundress with a yellow cardigan, and a yellow hair clip. Because of the yellow (which is a soft, pale – almost pa ... Read More

How to dress like Emily Fields from Pretty Little Liars

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

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So you want to dress like Emily Fields from ABC Family’s hit show Pretty Little Liars? This is the right place for you, my dear! We’re going to break down some of the most popular themes in Emily’s Pretty Little Liars outfits, and then we have a collage of suggested items that are for sale right now and you should keep your eyes open for.

If Emily Fields isn’t your style icon, we’ve also covered outfits from Aria, Spencer and Hanna. (Pretty Little Liars fashion is so fun, yes!)

The main elements in Emily Fields outfits:

Stripes: Emily wears stripes a lot, like the peach and blacked striped top in “Please, Do Talk About Me When I’m Gone.” She even wore stripes in the pilot, with a white black and yellow top under a turquoise cardigan.

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