Sunday, July 27, 2014

True Blood "Karma" Stripe Top

In the latest season 7 episode of True Blood, "Karma", Sookie Stackhouse wears a blue stripe shirt by the brand Op. The top was originally sold at Walmart & Target, but is no longer available. It can sometimes be found on sites like Ebay.

A special thanks to Kirsten at Sookie's Closet who was able to identify this beautiful jacket. Be sure to check out her awesome facebook group.

Sarah Michelle Gellar Rebecca Taylor Geo Clip top & RT Shorts

While out in LA, on April 24, 2014, Sarah Michelle Gellar wore a Rebecca Taylor Geo Clip Silk & Cotton top & a pair of Rebecca Taylor Patchwork shorts.

The RT shorts are on sale, for half off, at Shopbop and the top is on sale at Nordstrom.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Sookie Wearing Lucca Couture on True Blood

In the upcoming True Blood episode "Return to Oz" Sookie Stackhouse can be seen wearing a Printed Sleeveless Chiffon Shirtdress. The adorable, yellow, floral dress is no longer in stores, but can sometimes be found listed on Ebay.

Special thanks to Kirsten for spotting this adorable dress. Be sure to check out her Facebook group Sookie's Closet.

Anna Paquin Wearing BB Dakota on Last Day of filming True Blood

During the last day of filming, on the set of True Blood, Anna Paquin was seen wearing a BB Dakota 'Renley' Lace Fit & Flare Dress. The dress is exclusively at Nordstrom.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Sarah Michelle Gellar wearing Rag & Bone in LA

While out in LA, on Nov. 9, 2013, Sarah Michelle Gellar was seen wearing a fabulous Rag & Bone Gina top. The blouse is currently on clearance at FarfetchCouture Candy & Madison LA.

Special thanks to Cindy for spotting this amazing top!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Tips & Tricks: How to find True Blood & Buffy Clothing Items

Sometimes is can be difficult to find certain outfits worn by our favorite characters. The outfits usually are no longer in stores so you have to resort to searching for it on Ebay or Poshmark. Well, I am now going to tell you some tips and tricks to finding outfits. This is how I have found many of my pieces.

The Search Begins

Let's start off by trying to find an outfit worn by Sookie Stackhouse / Anna Paquin from True Blood. For this example, we are going to search for with Sookie's Floral dress from Season one.

Keep Your Search Terms Vague

Now, we know the dress is by American Eagle so I'm going to type that in along with the words "floral" in the dress section. The key to this is to be as vague as possible. This is because a lot of people aren't very descriptive when listing their auctions.

This search produced 760 auctions. YIKES! That would take forever to go through so let's narrow that down a bit.

Include "Non Specified"

As you can see, Sookie's dress has short sleeves. So let's go ahead and limit the search to include dresses with "cap sleeves" and "short sleeves". We are doing this, because people often interchange the two so it's best to include both.

Remember what I said about being vague? While you're at it, go ahead and check the sleeve style "not specified". Often times, sellers do not fill in all the the subcategories in their listing. When narrowing your search, it is a good idea to include the subcategory "not specified". Now our search is down to 116 items. Much better.  Time to see if we struck gold.

The End Result

Well what do ya know. We've found the dress and with the starting bid of 99¢! Woohoo! Now, this isn't the only way to find outfits, from a tv show, but it's the way I find to be the most successful.

This tutorial can of course be applied to other clothing items, just keep these tips in mind: be vague & include "not specified" and you are more likely to be successful in your search.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Sookie Prepares for battle in her Madewell Jacket

In S05E12 & S06E01 Sookie Stackhouse wears a beautiful military style navy jacket from Madewell by J. Crew. The original jacket is hard to come by, but a close alternate is the J.Crew Downtown Field Jacket.

The only difference between the two jackets seems to be the snaps on the pockets. Sookie's has one snap per pocket and the Downtown field jacket has two.

A special thanks to Kirsten at Sookie's Closet who was able to identify this beautiful jacket. Be sure to check out her awesome facebook group.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Sarah Michelle Gellar's Fashion in Cruel Intentions

Promotional photo for the 1999 film Cruel Intentions

One fashion trend I miss dearly from the 90's would have to be the sleek slip dresses. Combine it with a floral print and you have the perfect dress. Sarah Michelle Gellar's devilish character, Kathryn Merteuil, wears a few slip dresses throughout Cruel Intentions.

Photos from two variations of the Betsey Johnson dress

The dress, in the photo above, was used for promotional stills and not during production, but is still beautiful none-the-less. It is by the infamous Betsey Johnson and comes in a few different variations. The dress reaches just past the knee and comes with or without lace around the neckline.

As you can see, Sarah Michelle Gellar wears the version with lace. It is made from 100% Rayon. The dress is not easy to come across, but pops up, now and again, on sites like Ebay.

"The parental units called while you were out... She suspects your impotent, alcoholic father is diddling the maid."

A slip dress that was worn during production is by the designer Mark Wong Nark. The dress goes past the knee, is made of viscose and came in the colors black and brown.

I'm not certain which color Sarah Michelle Gellar wore, but judging by promotional stills and film footage, it appears she is most likely wearing the brown version.

"It's okay for guys like you and Court to fuck everyone. But when I do it, I get dumped for innocent little twits like Cecile. God forbid, I exude confidence and enjoy sex."

If you ever wondered who made Kathryn's impecable sunglasses, the answer is Calvin Klein. You can even see the designer name on the side of the frames.

Just click on the photo above. If you look carefully, you can see the designer name on the right side of the frames. It would be near impossible to find the exact style worn in the film, but there are countless similar pairs sold in stores. Juicy Couture and Ralph Lauren make some nice alternate options. I plan to buy this pair by Tory Burch.

And that about wraps up this post on Kathryn's fashion. I hope you were able to learn a thing or two.

"Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer."

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Buffy Summers Silk Lace Top from Season 7

Buffy: Willow, you’re a gay woman! And he... isn’t.
Willow: This isn’t about his physical presence! It’s about his heart.
Anya: His physical presence has a penis!

This outfit makes a quick appearance in the season 7 episode "Him". The top is a silk lace top by Nanette Lepore. The blouse appears purple, but it is actually blue. I know this, because I own the original screen worn top. 

During the later seasons, cast members a lot of times would pick their own outfits. I wouldn't be surprised if Sarah Michelle Gellar picked this top, because seems to be quite the fan of the designer.

What are the Best True Blood Quotes

It's so hard to pick just one quote from True Blood. The show is filled with such great lines. I particularly love Pam's sassy demeanor so I listed just one of her many great lines in the show.

Question of the day:
What's one of your favorite True Blood quotes?

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Visit the Filming Locations of True Blood

Ever wanted to see Sookie's house or perhaps gaze upon the Compton mansion? Well it is all very possible. I recently stumbled across a site that provides maps and directions to the major filming locations for True Blood.

The show is filmed in Southern California as well as Louisiana. Next summer, I plan to take a tour through filming locations in Louisiana. I'm very psyched! For filming locations and clickable maps, visit Seeing Stars.

Sookie's Season 4 J. Crew Pink Plaid Shirt

One top, that shows up from time-to-time on ebay and other resale clothing type sites, is Sookie Stackhouse's plaid shirt she wears in S04E01 of True Blood. The top is a J. Crew Boy Shirt in Pink & Blue Plaid.

The easiest way to find it, when it's listed, is to simply type the words "J. Crew Pink Plaid" or "J. Crew Plaid Boy Shirt". One of the key indicators of the shirt is the tag.  It's 100% cotton and is in fact labeled "J. Crew Boy Shirt".

Special Thanks to Kirsten at Sookie's Closet whose keen eyes originally identified this top.