From TV to Fashion Reality

Television is one of my greatest sources of fashion inspiration.  Outfits on TV  always give me that “little bit over the top, can’t see myself wearing all of that together at once but I like the idea” kind of feeling.  I love the fact that the world of television provides the opportunity to wear sparkly pencil skirts as a doctor or $300 dresses as an unemployed quirky girl.  And although this lack of reality can be frustrating at times for us “normal folk,” I find it best to embrace and take advantage of all this potential fashion stimulus.  Here is a roundup of some of the best TV fashion sources of inspiration:

1) Mindy Kaling in “The Mindy Project

Sure she’s a doctor, and yeah, those are at least 4 inch pumps, but c’mon, it doesn’t get much cuter than this.

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2) Anna Sophia Robb in “The Carrie Diaries

This show is based in the 80s, and the outfits are about as 80s as you can get, but being based on Carrie Bradshaw’s life makes me definitely reconsider mixing leopard and polka dots.

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3) Emily VanCamp in “Revenge

VanCamp plays a rich, Hamptons socialite who “makes a living” throwing charity events and avenging her father’s death.  I can’t think of any better justification for her designer wardrobe.

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4) Nina Dobrev in “The Vampire Diaries

Sure, it’s totally normal for a High School Senior to wear a $1,500 dress to prom.  But she’s a badass vampire so we’ll let this one slide.

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5) Zooey Deschanel in “New Girl

Wearing Kate Spade while unemployed, a girl can dream.

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Do you watch any shows for fashion?

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Taking “Kues” from the Kardashians

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The Kardashians always seems to bring up a lot of controversy whenever they are discussed among my peers.  And I totally get it – their fame basically came from Kim making a sex tape.  That being said, I can’t help but have a lot of respect for their family.  They are one of the most, if not the most, followed celebrity families worldwide, and they continue to expand their global image in our media crazed world.  They turn all of their bad press into an adored reputation which can’t be said of most other celebrities.  I mean, Kim married one of the dumbest people on this planet and then rebounded with Kanye West.  Kourtney made partier and binge drinker Scott Disick her baby daddy, and I’m pretty sure he’s everyone’s favorite “Kardashian.”  That’s good publicity.  Although their “reality” shows are pretty blatantly scripted, I still find myself tuning in every week to see what over the top (maybe even obnoxious) thing they are going to do next.  I hope you guys don’t judge me too harshly over this confession, but try to keep an open mind.  I’m convinced they are the most influential people in popular culture right now.  To prove my point, here are just a few of their current business ventures…

1) Keeping Up With the Kardashians (the show that started it all)

2) DASH boutique

3) Kardashian Kollection at Sears

4) Khroma Beauty

5) Arthur George (even Rob has a business now!)

6) Kim Kardashian Fragrance

7) Khloe and Lamar Fragrance

8) Kendall & Kylie x PacSun (can’t forget the Jenners)

…and this doesn’t even begin to cover it.

Mad about Mad Men (Fashion)

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My favorite show Mad Men returns this Sunday, and I could not be more excited.  The show joins basically all of my favorite things: fashion, suave men, advertising, and the 60s. While looking at Don Draper is always nice, I mostly enjoy seeing all the costumes worn on the show.  The 60s has always been my favorite time period for fashion, and there has been so many major fashion ensembles on the show.  I can’t wait for the show to come back, so I gain some more fashion inspiration.  In honor of its return, here are some of my favorite fashion moments from the leading Mad Men women!

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Giving Grace

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Happy Easter everyone! As my present today, I received Grace: A Memoir and could not be more excited to start reading.  I first became familiar with American Vogue Creative Director Grace Coddington through the documentary The September Issue.  I feel like after watching her in her creative element, I gained the utmost respect for her.  She views things in a way no one else can, and she presents herself as a raw being, which is hard in the fashion world.  And I mean, if she can impress Jimmy Fallon, she’s acceptable in my book.  I look forward to reading her book, for now, here’s a link to her Late Night interview.

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SNL x Glamour

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Saturday Night Live is one of those shows that will never get old for me.  For me, the cast just keeps getting better and better, and I want to be the first to know about TV’s funniest comedian.  Glamour did a spread this month on the new leading ladies of SNL, and I can’t wait to pick up the issue on newsstands.  Not only do we get to hear about their SNL inspirations, but we also get to see them dressed best from head to toe!  Read a preview of the article here.

‘Fashion Night by Bravo’

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I can now say on the third week of Bravo’s new ‘Fashion Night,’ that this is my new favorite television experience.  Not only do I get to watch the beloved ‘Rachel Zoe Project,” but it also includes “It’s a Brad, Brad World,’ and ‘Dukes of Melrose.’  Rachel Zoe will always be America’s favorite, but now we get to see her former assistant and current nemesis Brad Goreski as he continues to take on the styling world in his second season on Bravo.  ‘Dukes of Melrose’ on the other hand is about vintage boutique owners Cameron Silver and Christos Garkinos.  All shows are great and definitely deserve our attention!  Stay tuned Wednesday night.