Though I may have knit some stylish things, that is due to my practical ability to follow directions from very stylish designers, not necessarily my trendiness. I am a practical girl. I have trouble even saying the word “stylish” in speaking about myself without being cheesed out. I also have trouble with “so romantic” and “living your dreams” type statements – see, practical. Having said that, there are some TV-themed style blogs I sometimes view as a guilty pleasure because I knit to tv… a lot. I don’t even know how I stumble upon these sites but they are definite time killers.
Of course, there’s the obvious influence of shows like Downton Abbey and Mad Men, with Edwardian-inspired dresses on Etsy and knitters pinning Peter Pan collars and cropped sweaters like crazy on Pinterest. You don’t have to seek them out, they are everywhere. Jordana Paige even has a Mad Men Style segment on her blog and pinterest. She actually links each outfit to a knitting pattern that would achieve that look.
But what about more narrowly focused influences? I love it when Design Sponge’s Living In… , which often features movies you would expect as style influences like Annie Hall, has something like Living In… Moonstruck complete with wife beater and wooden hand! Classic.
Another one with more obscure tv and book icons is Character Inspired Fashion. It’s all over the place covering anything from Lord of the Rings characters, to Han Solo, or the cast of Community.
Also unexpected is Cheers to Carla in which Chloe Roth finds timely equivalents to the cast’s outfits. How can you not like this concept, especially after reading about Diane’s “Define The Relationship” sweaters?
Can I talk about blogging tv sweaters and not mention Sweaters of Felicity again? The fact that this blog even exists makes me smile. Besides, I have actually watched the show and paused it on a particular sweater that I wanted to make. That’s a little hard to admit.
From a geekier perspective there’s Nerdy Fashion Blog and Companion Clothes. Speaking of Dr. Who, BBCAmerica’s How to Dress Like… series has quite a bit of “Steal This Doctor’s Look” kind of thing. There’s also Cosplay, on which I wasted a half hour today. There is nothing better than someone in full River Tam costume, crouching battle-ready, ax and sword poised overhead, with their dented garage door as a backdrop. Nothing.
As you can see, a lot of these are sci-fi influenced because I lean more toward that end of the television spectrum than, say, the Gossip Girl end. The point of looking at these is for the fun. But if you’re seriously stalking tv outfits (outfits is another word I have trouble saying.) Wear What You Watch, filmfashionjunkie, Worn on TV, and Possessionista link up to all sorts of hit tv fluff. I am amazed at the time and detail that must go into tracking these objects down. I am also amazed that I wasted another half hour looking at them.
Obviously, none of these images are mine and if you haven’t guessed, I’m on vacation right now and am probably under the fashion influence of something more like this Lost episode.