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The Wish List: Gina’s T-Rex Sweater on Brooklyn Nine-Nine

12 Oct

It happened! Gina from Brooklyn Nine-Nine wore one of the Coach T-Rex sweaters and I couldn’t be happier as I’ve been talking about this for over a year now. b99The Coach T-Rex motif first appeared last year at New York Fashion Week for the 2016 Spring/Summer collection and this version of the sweater was suggested here at TV Ate My Wardrobe as the ideal Gina attire.b99-ginaCoach now produces a variety of T-Rex styles including the knitted original in several colors, the varsity sweatshirt (as seen on Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and a crew sweater with a patch logo. I prefer the latter two and on a particularly rainy and blustery day in New York a couple of weeks ago I maybe popped into a Coach store to say hi to this sweater collection and wondered if I could justify spending that much money on one item (sadly I couldn’t). A sale purchase perhaps. img_7912As this is my first post back after my honeymoon it is serendipitous that this item showed up so soon after this trip and on the character I thought it was ideal for. I maybe lost my shit at the B99 cold open. Okay I definitely lost my shit.

The below picture was taken on a far sunnier day than the shop visit and now I have bathroom decor dreams.img_8518Other recent purveyors of this style have included Winona Ryder at the recent Coach NYFW show and Michael B. Jordan during Comic-Con.

Be sure to keep an eye out for other future wearers as I’m sure I will post about them either here or as part of the TV Ate My Wardrobe newsletter (which will be returning very soon).

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The Wish List: iZombie and Peyton’s DVF Dress

31 May

It has been a while since my last Wish List piece and as I just spent the last couple of weeks catching up on iZombie it feels like the ideal time to add another item to the ever growing costume coveting collection.

Filling in the fun solving murders with a special talent hole left by Pushing Daisies with the added bonus of the writing voice of Veronica Mars and Party Down (the references to both had me clapping with joy at every turn) and this pretty much hits all my TV sweet spots.Costume wise I’ve enjoyed the changes to Liv’s attire depending on the brain of the person she has eaten; sometimes this is subtle and other times it becomes a vital part of the plot. This is also a really great show for sweaters with Liv’s signature sweater and jeans attire pretty much looking like half my wardrobe and Ravi’s is a knitwear and button down dream.

For this Wish List however I will be looking at Peyton and a dress which featured in “Pour Some Sugar, Zombie” and my accidental late night one episode before bed somehow turned into three episodes and very late night. Damn this end of season amping up the storyline and twists thing. But it was worth it.

It is well noted on this site how much I adore Diane von Furstenberg and the first two seasons of Hannibal was pretty much me drawing heart eyes around Alana Bloom’s wrap dresses before she switched these up for the even more incredible ladysuits.DVFThis one is going in a somewhat different DVF dress direction and the purple, pink, yellow and blue bouclé Pop Violet print of the Minetta dress really sets it off and turns what could be a blah shift dress into something fun.

This could work as the ideal wedding guest dress or fancy work wear.Expect more thoughts on iZombie in the not too distant future, but for now enjoy Ravi really loving himself and the A+ facial reactions of Peyton and Liv.

The Wish List: Joan’s Pajamas on Elementary (Updated!)

19 Jan

Welcome to the first Wish List post of 2016 and super comfy clothes seemed like the best way to kick off this regular feature. Joan Watson is one of the best dressed women on television and season 4 of Elementary has only doubled down on this sentiment balancing her on duty (often patterned) dress wonders with her at home relaxed (okay also on duty) attire. Generally when we do Joan Wish List posts we focus on her eclectic range of dresses and while we do have one of these planned in the not too distant future – there has been so many to covet so far this season – we figured it was about time her pajamas took center stage.

It must cost a fortune to heat the brownstone, but one of my favorite details regarding Joan’s sleeping/kicking it around the house wardrobe is a) she’s always wearing some kind of slippers/bootie socks and b) the trusty comfy cardigan is a vital component.

Elementary 4.08 Joan WatsonWorking from home allows some leeway when it comes to your clothing choices (you should see what combination of everything knitwear I have on right now) especially when sleep gets interrupted. In last week’s episode “The Burden of Blood” Joan is woken in the middle of the night by Sherlock playing a disturbing piece of evidence over and over. There’s no need for getting dressed due to the hour/location and this means Joan pajama delights.

Elementary 4.08 JoanThe matching shorts and top are from Eberjey in “Oyster Grey Textile” and as with a lot of stuff Joan wears (and most characters on TV) it isn’t on the budget end. In fact this reminds me of another brand of sleepwear that cried out to me and that is Three J NYC, which featured on The Mindy Project. Basically I am instantly drawn to super cute pajama sets (see also Mimi-Rose’s J Crew pair on Girls last season).

Returning to the idea and execution of the comfy cardigan and this is a close clothing relative of the wine cardigan. Comfort is key (it is a comfort cardigan after all) and the proximity you keep this item to your bed speaks volumes about its function. There are several in my rotation that perform this role and it can be one you wear out of the house  although a true comfy cardigan is one which probably never sees the outside world. A hoodie also works and a lot of this depends on the time of year/how warm your house is. Plus, the longer the better.

The best thing about the one Joan is wearing in the scene above (sadly I don’t have the exact details of where it is from just yet) is she wore it a few episodes ago (in “The Cost of Doing Business”) thrown over a vest top.

Elementary 4.06Repeat costumes (especially when it is at home attire) ticks all my TV costuming boxes as I love to see a little bit of real world clothing situations thrown in among the expensive designer wear.

Update! So it turns out that Joan has had this red cardigan since season 1! And now I am even more impressed with costume continuity and disappointed in my own observation skills. Thanks to Laura in the comments who sent this link to Joan Watson’s Fashion Blog and a conversation with costume designer Rebecca Hofherr regarding Joan’s “house sweater.”

Update Part 2! 

For the second week in a row Joan wore note worthy pajamas and this time instead of grabbing her standard house sweater she instead put on a robe to answer the door to greet Sherlock’s father. There is something slightly less casual about this choice of garment over a well worn cardigan I guess.

Elementary 4.09 Joan Elementary 4.09 Joan robeThe pajamas in question are bolder this week coming from Stella McCartney (and keeping in that high end/splurge bracket even in the sale) and the “Poppy Snoozing” shirt and shorts can be found here. There is even an underwear set if you want to get really matchy matchy.

Stay tuned for more Joan on The Wish List soon!

The Wish List: Jane the Virgin’s Sparkly Dress

22 Oct

Jane hasn’t had much opportunity to wear fancy dresses of late on Jane the Virgin and even showering is far down her list of priorities on this new season. Cue ‘Bachelorette Jane’ and a series of appearances to try and help Jane with her Team Michael/Team Raphael decision. This means plenty of wine drinking, rose holding and an endless stream of scenarios in an attempt to get her to pick one guy. This version of Jane wears a series of glitzy dresses all with a common sparkly theme and as the festive season is not all that far away (how is it almost November already?) this is the time to start thinking about holiday party attire.

Bachelorette Jane wears a series of long and short frocks and it is this Adrianna Papell sequin number which could work for a number of events as short is more versatile. Plus it is available in four colors if you fancy it bit more choice) and it’s not crazy expensive either.Jane the Virgin 2.02 Jane the Virgin 2.02 sparklyOne of the things I have discussed in the past regarding the costuming on Jane the Virgin is how the clothes worn by Jane are often from affordable stores rather than just a series of high end items. Of course she also wears some designer garments, but not everything Jane wears will cost you a month’s rent.

Take this striped casual top, which is by Stylus and is available from JC Penney; it is also super cute. Seeing Jane in fancy frocks is fun, but her everyday attire is just as appealing.

Jane the Virgin 2.02 stripesFor more Wish List suggestions including Mindy’s star jumpsuit and Carol’s pattern clashing on The Last Man on Earth head here.

The Wish List: Carol’s Red and White Pattern Clashing Delight on The Last Man on Earth

6 Oct

If you had free rein to grab whatever clothes had been left in abandoned stores then the Carol from The Last Man on Earth approach could be a winner; opting for a full on pattern clashing theme.

Last Man on Earth is something I have returned to after ditching it early into its first year thanks to getting tired pretty quickly of some of Phil’s less than appealing characteristics. It turns out I tuned out way to early and I maybe need to give those earlier episodes another chance.

Before we get to the Wish List items I quickly want to point out the bedazzled masterpiece that is the t-shirt which played a role in Carol getting left behind.

From a few sparkles:

Last Man on Earth 2.01To all the sparkles:

Last Man on Earth 2.02That’s a whole lot of gluing Carol has been doing to occupy her time while she waits for Phil to return.

Phil didn’t give Carol a heads up or choice about the trip to Malibu and so Carol’s ensemble is not what you might call ‘beach ready’ but it totally works as a fun road trip outfit.

The Last Man on Earth 2.02Carol is wearing a Vionnet wave print jersey tee and it is giving me chess piece vibes with a dash of Grecian pottery imagery.

VionettThe pants are Max Mara and look super comfy; hence the rather apt ‘Weekend’ moniker and these ones are the ‘Nuccia’ print. Sadly they are not currently available and are also a tad on the splurge end of the scale.

Weekend Max Mara pantsMy go to brand for comfy pants which you can wear outside is Uniqlo and these really won’t break the bank. In fact you may suddenly find you have a drawer full of these pants if you are anything like me (I can’t go into Uniqlo and not come out with at least one new pair).

UniqloAnd if you are wondering Phil’s tee is from Threadless.

The Wish List: Mindy’s Star Jumpsuit

11 Aug

The Mindy Project isn’t back yet, but it does have a premiere date! Making the move from Fox to Hulu and season 4 returns September 15; it is a busy month for Mindy Kaling as her book comes out September 29.

On Instagram Kaling has been posting plenty of behind the scenes photos which means we get an early look at the many incredible costumes she will be wearing this year from fabulous maternity attire to Sliding Doors inspired alt-world party dresses. Kaling is excellent at mentioning where the clothes are from pointing out when they are custom made by Mindy costume designer Salvador Perez or which brand they are; making the Wish List hunt all the easier (if not all that affordable).

A baby is coming and Kaling posted a photo of Mindy’s bringing home baby look with super cute braided pigtails, a Vivienne Westwood Anglomania star print jumpsuit and Isabel Marant sneakers.

My bringing home baby outfit. vivienne Westwood jumpsuit and Isabel Marant sneaks #themindyproject

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This jumpsuit ticks many boxes reminding me that this was the year I said I would try this garment. Well I tried one on in a store which was an instant no, but I should really attempt it again. Star print is a fave and not just for sweaters. Plus as you can see from the model photo below it also has the all important pocket factor.

VW jumpsuitIn terms of being a bit practical as a coming home with baby outfit the buttons will also help with any breastfeeding needs.

The Mindy Project is a Wish List staple so expect plenty more costume chat and where to buy them from in the coming months.

 

The Wish List: Delphine’s Return to Prints on Orphan Black

22 Jun

It was the season 3 finale of Orphan Black on Saturday and as per the standard Clone Club crazy there were plenty of twists and all the feelings moments. In this world it is hard to trust anyone who doesn’t have Tatiana Maslany’s face and the core group of regulars make up what is actually a rather small cast when you take away Maslany out of the equation. One character who has always been on the outside is Delphine and her loyalty is hard to gauge as while her love for Cosima is undeniable her overall agenda and position is less certain. In season 3 she took on the Rachel role at Dyad putting her in direct conflict with Cosima and her sisters pushing her even further away from the women she loves.

Over this year Delphine’s costuming has shifted from patterns to streamlined style where the only flourishes have been the slightly harsher details of fur and leather and the only sartorial aspect she now shares with her ex is an excellent collection of outerwear. In the first episode Delphine shows up in a Michael Kors fur panel coat and a sleek monochromatic look in a leather trim Helmut Lang blazer. An instant entry into #LadySuitWatch2015.

Orphan Black 3.01 Delphine fur Orphan Black 3.01 DelphineCut to the Orphan Black season finale (spoilers ahead) and Delphine’s return to pattern as she makes some tough choices which lead to an almost certain grave end. It is not a definitive goodbye, but it sure doesn’t look good for our favorite French scientist especially as there’s an emotionally charged Cosima scene which feels like a farewell of sorts and plays out before the parking garage confrontation with an unseen assailant. *sob*

Delphine’s costuming has been rather straight forward this year sticking to dark colors and white; all very no nonsense corporate attire. In the season finale she deviates from this in a patterned Zara blouse which nods to who she was before she took this position of power. Her top button is still done up giving off an executive air, but this print is Delphine revealing her old style as she attempts to make things right for Cosima and her sisters.

Orphan Black 3.10 DelphineDefiance is etched all over her face and this is still keeping with the black and white color palette that Delphine has always favored; this Twitter back and forth between Tatiana Maslany and Evelyne Brochu includes this photo of Delphine and Cosima’s first official meeting (cue more sobs) which shows Delphine’s penchant for the black and white.

Orphan Black S1If only her motivations had been so clearly defined as her wardrobe color palette. But she definitely had Cosima’s back and if this indeed the end for Delphine they have lost one ally who was in a position of some influence; her maybe last words emphasize her true love infused agenda “What will happen to her?” 

She also had a pretty fabulous chair spin down:

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So goodbye for now Delphine and hopefully this is not the end.

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The Wish List: Gina’s Short Sleeve Denim Jacket

19 May

It was the Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 2 finale on Sunday, which means one last Gina costuming Wish List item. Gina is a TV Ate My Wardrobe favorite including her sweater queen status as well as her love for all things wolfie. And this was a really great finale pairing Gina up with Terry in a mission to keep Holt at the precinct, dealing with the big Jake/Amy romance, a very fun Diaz/Boyle story and a scene that made me all kinds of teary. TV is causing a lot of waterworks at the moment; end of season is an emotional time.

Gina’s outfit du jour is a play on the big denim trend this season as denim is everywhere (although I kind of feel like denim is always on trend). The item in question is the ‘Blondie’ short sleeve denim jacket by Genetic Los Angeles and in typical Gina fashion she puts her own spin on it by wearing it as a shirt rather than a jacket.

B99 2.23 GinaPairing it with a stripe skirt rather than going for the double denim approach as seen on the model is also a stronger statement and sometimes there is such a thing as too much denim (but not when Britney and Justin are doing it #NeverForget). I am partial to the stripe tee, because of course.

Denim

For more Wish List items including recent Gina (and Amy) outfits head here.

 

The Wish List: Tigers and Butterflies on Brooklyn Nine-Nine

30 Apr

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is back and so is the TV Ate My Wardrobe all things Gina love. This week’s Wish List is animal themed and Gina is joined by her drinking bestie Amy – Gina might try and deny this in front of other people but it is true – in costumes to covet.

First up and skipping to the end of “AC/DC” is Gina’s hangover outfit starting with the Torn by Ronny Kobo ‘Amira’ crop top featuring tigers. Spring is here so it is time to dig out playful prints like these. For the added morning after look add a sweater slung over your shoulders and large sunglasses that may or may not have been bought for $200 from a bodega (this cost covers two pairs and a Scarface hoodie).

B99 2.20 GinaHere is a clearer look at the top and matching skirt (the skirt does not appear to be listed anywhere for some reason, which is a shame as it is very cute):

Amira crop top and skirtEarlier in the episode, Amy also turns to a nature theme in this pajama style Equipment ‘Adalyn’ butterfly blouse.

B99 2.20 amy butterfly blouseAlthough I think I prefer the sleeves rolled up styling the model is sporting.

Equipment blouseAn episode that follows Amy and Gina on a night out when things get this messy is definitely something I need in my life. Make it happen, Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

The Wish List: Sarah’s Leather Jacket on Orphan Black

21 Apr

Leather jackets are a big trend on television at the moment and Sarah Manning has been sporting one since we first met her back on the train right before she fell into this world of clones and conspiracy. For Sarah her black clothes and particularly her leather jacket and boots are her armor against what has turned into an even crazier and more dangerous existence; season 3 somehow managed to up the stakes even further.

Each character Tatiana Maslany plays is so distinctive thanks to her performance, but costuming and hair/make-up also plays an important part in creating who each clone is. With Sarah, her hardened quality comes from both how she holds herself and how she appears; this is one of the reasons why it is so good when we see the clones playing each other as was the case in the season 3 premiere “The Weight of this Combination” as Maslany somehow manages to show exactly who she is supposed to be. There are not enough words of wonder to describe her performance. Or how much I want a leather jacket. Maybe almost as much as I want the Cosima coat.

Orphan Black 3.01 Sarah leather jacketAs with most leather jackets this one is pricey, but (and I apologize for how wanky this sounds) it is an investment piece. Sarah’s is the ‘Assembly’ biker jacket from All Saints and this look is so synonymous with Sarah’s style that she is also wearing it in Helena’s dream (with her Clash tee!).

Orphan Black 3.01 dreamAnd Sarah’s not the only one sporting a bit of leather at their ‘Shite Beach’ hangout spot with Felix rocking a leather sleeved Ted Baker London ‘Annamae’ Ombré Moto Jacket.

Orphan Black 3.01 FelixThe coat game on Orphan Black is strong (see also Delphine) and check back for more posts on this brilliant bonkers show throughout season 3.

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