Sansa Stark – A Lady´s Armor is her Courtesy

A short narrative piece inspired by modern day re-imaginings of favorite fictional characters. 


Sansa liked to look like a lady. Prim and proper, not a hair out of place. What was a woman if not for her looks?


After all, what’s outside reflects what is inside, and if she looked pristine and polished on the surface, she would feel gracious and courteous.


She reminded herself to hold herself with the utmost propriety every day, and the world would smile upon her. People would be pleasant to her and she would be admired. She didn’t know any other way.


Strolling out of the coffee shop, she glanced at herself in the window to check she still looked her best. She did. Her eyes were bright with unfettered dreams, and she knew it was going to be a good day.


People looked at her appraisingly as she passed them on the sidewalk walking back to her apartment in the city. She smiled winsomely whenever she caught someone’s eye, determined to be as charming as possible.


As she walked past a storefront, the door opened and, before she could move out of the way, she was slammed into by a large figure. She fell to the ground like a paperweight. She looked up in astonishment to find a hard face glowering at her.


“Look where you’re going!” The man boomed gruffly. “You’ve got your head in the clouds or something?”


She blinked. Why was he yelling at her? She had done nothing wrong! She didn’t deserve to be spoken to like this, with such animosity.


She quivered, “I didn’t mean any harm. I’m very sorry, sir.” Her voice sounded tremulous even to her own ears.


He huffed, “Next time, watch it, princess,” and stepped cavalierly around her to continue on his jaunty way.


Left sprawled on the ground, Sansa looked around her. People gawked at her, but when they saw her looking their way, they shifted their eyes away and continued walking, evading what had just happened. She was stunned. Wouldn’t anyone help her up? Did no one care? No one even stood up for her to the malicious man.


Slowly, Sansa rose, and continued walking home, but this time, she wasn’t smiling. Her face hardened into an icy glare the next time she caught someone looking at her. The world didn’t deserve her niceties and politesse. With an air of nonchalance, she walked up the steps to her apartment door and shut out her dreams of a noble world.


TV/Movie Fashion Inspiration Part 2

Another year, and more fashion inspiration from TV shows and movies I’ve watched since last summer!


Angela, Mr Robot



Angela Moss, best friend of the protagonist of Mr Robot, and acted by Portia Doubleday, exemplifies corporate chic in her wardrobe. Her tailored outfits include classy blazers and cute collars. She looks especially divine in the color forest green, and rocks brogues/oxfords. I’ve really enjoyed watching her effortlessly preppy style in just one season of Mr Robot. A particular plus was her polished, pristine ballerina outfit, the soft hues of pale blue and white setting off her alabaster skin tone nicely.


Darlene, Mr Robot



Darlene Alderson, the sister of the protagonist of Mr Robot, acted by Carly Chaikin, is beguilingly sultry in short shorts and extravagant accessories, showing off her long, slender legs. She struts in daring outfits and stompy shoes. She’s a dauntless character, and it shows in her dark colors and attention-getting ensembles. Her black ballet suit is in stark contrast with Angela’s white one, giving her an even edgier look.

Rachel, Suits


Rachel Zane, the love interest of the protagonist of Suits, has a killer corporate look, made up of fitted midi skirts, soft sweaters, and classic blouses. Her colors fall on the neutral side, but she’s also not afraid to experiment with florals and ruffles. Her outfits scream “boss lady”, which is precisely her character. Her clothes always show off her curves, with flattering waistlines.


Serena, Gossip Girl



Serena van der Woodsen oozes high fashion and an upper class lady demeanor in her choice of outfits. In the winter, she wears classic trench coats belted at her slim waist, or svelte pea coats. In the summer, she rocks bright, bold color and swishy skirts. Her evening gowns are always intricately designed and never fail to fit her willowy frame like a glove.


Jenny, Gossip Girl



Jenny Humphrey rocks the “bad girl” persona in leather jackets, dark tights, and all-black attires. She struts in ankle booties and super-miniskirts, a leggy sight. Her impossibly long limbs are complemented by her bad ass heels.


Effy, Skins



Effy Stonem is an enigmatic character, and it shows in her perpetually dark clothing. She is prone to playing up her petite frame – particularly limbs – with mini miniskirts/dresses and over-sized t-shirts. She is known for her fishnet tights and solid boots.


Cassie, Skins



Cassie Ainsworth is a dreamer, which is highly evident in her airy-fairy clothing. She’s a lover of cutesy patterns and bright hues. Her wispy midi skirts are typically paired with bold socks over her teeny legs.Her round sunglasses really complete the look, giving her an air of childlike chic.


Adaline, The Age of Adaline



Adaline Bowman is a picture of grace and elegance in timeless pieces of glamour. She is exquisitely styled in velvet dresses and fancy coats. She rocks clean, straight lines as well as delicate florals.


Gaby, The Man from U.N.C.L.E



Gaby Teller’s sophisticated style is impeccably lady-like. Her petite figure is complemented by mini-dresses and dainty accessories. Her hats are chic, her sunglasses polished. Her outfits are refined, ivory with pops of bright color like orange and green. She favors patterns, like stripes, which give her a suave look.


Eilis, Brooklyn



Eilis Lacey is a true romantic, and her outfits suit her sweet, endearing demeanor. Her trademark long, fluttery, swishy skirts are winsome. Her colors are refreshing, from delicate blues and yellows and greens, to sharp whites, blacks, and grays. Her sunglasses are urbane and cosmopolitan.

My Top 10 TV Fashion Inspirations

originally posted on my fashion blog

There are just certain characters that blow me away with their fashion sense and personal style. They inspire me in my fashion choices, and they influence my style. Here’s my top 10:

10. Daenerys Targaryen – Game of Thrones on HBO (acted by Emilia Clarke)

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Dany is a queen, a Khaleesi, and her wardrobe fits her royally. Her clothing evolved from light, flowy fabric inspired by Greek mythology to stiffer, heavier fabric that accentuate her curves. She is very fond of the colors blue and white, particularly blue. Her pristine pieces suit her alabaster skin and polished rosy-under-toned face, while their soft colors set off her doe eyes and platinum blond hair beautifully. Her ornate dresses give her the perfect ivory princess look.

9. Michaela Pratt – How To Get Away With Murder on ABC (acted by Aja Naomi King)

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Michaela is a Type A lawyer-in-training and her professional style certainly reflects that. She consistently dresses in classy pieces and her clothes constantly ooze sophistication. She is usually impeccably dressed in knee-length dresses with solid coloring and trench coats. She loves the color pink, and has a tailored style comprising stripes and peter pan collars. She always manages to look incredibly put together somehow, in such an admirable fashion!

8. Mary Queen of Scots – Reign on CW (acted by Adelaide Kane)

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Mary Queen of Scots is a fierce queen which she shows in her regal garments. She always wears floor length gowns, and they are usually ornately and intricately detailed. She favors full, tulle skirts and empire waistlines. She loves the colors red, white, black, and gold and her patterns are always high fashion. She tops off her outfits with sophisticated jewelry; notably, her radiant tiaras and crowns. Her statement pieces are extremely attention grabbing!

7. Caroline Forbes – The Vampire Diaries on CW (acted by Candice Accola)

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Caroline is a really flirty character, and her clothing really complements her personality. She loves wearing flirty peplum tops and camis that are lacy and floral. She usually layers them with denim jackets, moto jackets, and cardigans. She wears lots of corset, strappy, and strapless dresses with sweetheart and square necklines and fluttery skirts. She finishes off her outfits with ankle boots and heeled booties. Her outfits are a perfect fit for her perky, peppy personality.

6. Davina Claire – The Originals on CW (acted by Danielle Campbell)


Davina typically wears dresses, and they are perfectly styled to her petite, curvy, bosomy frame. They make her look so cute and cuddly! They are always cinched softly at her waist and flare out to just above her knees, with round necklines. Their colors are delicate and lovely, from earthy tones to creams. They sometimes have exquisitely ornate patterns on them. If I could wear dresses all the time, I’d definitely wear ones like hers!

5. Haley Dunphy – Modern Family on ABC Family (acted by Sarah Hyland)


Haley is so fashion forward! She typically layers with cute cardigans (like me) or chic jackets. She always super cute tops and tanks in lovely prints like florals. She rocks her jeans, and wears the most fabulous shoes, especially her boots! She wears lots of darker colors, like red, brown, dark blue, and purple. She also wears dresses with beautiful tropical and floral prints. She is very petite and her dresses always fit well at her little waist and swirl out.

4. Cat Valentine – Sam and Cat on Nickelodeon (acted by Ariana Grande)


Cat Valentine is really cute and adorable. On Sam and Cat, her style basically matches her personality: it’s super girly, feminine, cutesy, bright, and plain adorbs. She wears lots and lots of pink, one of my favorite colors. She frequently layers with cardigans, and also likes to wear cute sweaters. She wears pretty patterns like polka-dots and floral. She has a petite, slightly curvy frame that she accentuates with bustiers, peplum tops, and ruffles. I adore her peplum tops! or shoes, she wears really cute sneakers, and she usually wears dark jeans. She sometimes wears dresses as well, that are usually brightly patterned and cinched at the waist, with a bustier top.

3. Liv Rooney – Liv and Maddie on Disney Channel (acted by Dove Cameron)

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Liv is uber fashionable and always wears the cutest outfits, that when I look at them, immediately feel like a gotta wear! She is really perky and bubbly, which I feel really goes into her style. She wears lots of bright colors and bold print, and peplum tops and full-skirted dresses. She never wears normal pants; always colorful or patterned jeans and leggings. She likes to wear lovely pleated skirts with girly floral tops, or with a pretty peter pan collar. She typically wears fit-and-flare dresses that are fitted or tight on top and flared on the bottom. Her heels are always so fabulous! She also wears very cute flats. She frequently wears bold statement necklaces, stacks of bracelets, and belts. She loves the colors blue and yellow.

2. Spencer Hastings – Pretty Little Liars on ABC Family (acted by Troian Belissario)


Spencer has a very preppy, tailored style which I love to emulate! She is tall, slender, and willowy, and her style really fits her frame. She frequently wears collared blouses, fitted sweaters, skinny pants, ruffles, and belts. Her blouses usually have really lovely patterns on them. I love her shoes! She wears lots of cute oxford loafers. Her dresses are typically cinched with waist belts to flatter her small waist. She likes to layer with cardigans and boyfriend blazers, and can really pull of schoolgirl chic!

1. Jessica Day – New Girl on Fox (acted by Zooey Deschanel)


Jess is ultimately my favorite style inspiration!!! She is just like a ray of sunshine, and her outfits certainly reflect it! She is bubbly, perky and lovable, and I adore her outfits, and find myself modeling them whenever I can! I’m obsessed with her colorful coats, quirky prints, and A-line dresses. She wears lot’s of pleated dresses, full skirts, belts, bows, and cardigans. In the spring/summer, she wears very bright, colorful dresses with really fun prints and patterns. In the fall/winter, she wears chic blouses or fitted sweaters with little pleated dark skirts paired with tights. Her shoes are lovely flats and uber cool heels. Plus, she rocks her polka dots! I adore how proudly, loudly feminine she is. “Much of her charm is fueled by a love of classic retro pieces. From frilly A-line party dresses to Mod style frocks, Jess makes the vintage look work in modern day.”