I’ve spent some major time this week in front of the computer editing a bunch of pictures from my trip, and prepping another bunch of blog posts (guest posts I did for other blogs, guest bloggers for Occupy, my own posts here and at my photography blog). This usually means that I pop a DVD on, and do all my work while catching up on my shows, or re-watching some old favorites. This weekend seemed to have been entirely dedicated to Joss Whedon, as I sat through a bunch of episodes from Dollhouse’s second season, and the last few from Firefly. And as I went through each Dollhouse episode, I couldn’t help but find myself staring longingly at some of the outfits they wear on the show. And that’s why I decided to pay my respects here to this fantastic show and its fashion.
Adelle Dewitt (played by Olivia Williams): There’s no classier lady than Adelle, who controls that Dollhouse with iron fists. Every single episode she wears fantastic pieces, and if I could choose one wardrobe in the entire show to take home, it would be hers. I think I would define her style as a workwear-ready-to-party style. She wears a lot of pencil skirts and blouses, but all her pieces seem to have some sort of edge to it: texture, sequins, expensive fabric, asymmetric cut.
And let’s not even get started on her accent.
Echo/Caroline (played by Eliza Dushku): Echo is an active, or you can also call her a doll. She had her memory wiped, and a new one is loaded into her brain every time she has an “engagement.” It’s sort of high class prostitution, but it does not necessarily mean she only goes on those type of jobs. Sometimes she is a bank robber, a kidnapping specialist, a back up singer, etc. Because of that, her wardrobe is constantly changing and new, Echo doesn’t have one style, she has multiples, as many styles as the personalities loaded into her. Overall, though, she tends to dress in sexy outfits, no matter if she’s playing a nursing mom or a college student.
Sierra/Prya (played by Dichen Lachman): Sierra is also an active like Echo. She doesn’t have a part as big as some of the other characters in the show, but her appearances certainly made an impression. She gets to be Echo sidekick in a few operations, but mostly her engagements seem to be of the “amorous” kind, with Sierra dressed in a lot of period pieces, and artsy outfits. Unless, of course, she is playing some bad ass spy, then her outfits tend to veer towards the same direction as Echo’s outfits usually do.
But let’s be honest here, the whole reason Sierra got an entry in this post is because of the amazing shoes she wore in episode 1×09 A Spy in the house of love. Those beautiful babies are LAMB shoes with a $395 price tag (a few years back), and I’ve been in love with them since I saw them on her feet.
If you loved the back zipper details as much as I do, maybe you’ll like this Chinese Laundry Nude heels.
Topher Brink (played by Fran Kranz): Definitely not the best dressed man in the whole operation, but he deserves recognition just for not sporting the same black suit that all the other male characters seem to favor. His signature piece is definitely the sweater vest, but he mixes it up with plenty of plaid shirts and fun t-shirt. He also gets an award for best quotes in every episode. If you are a guy and you ever want to know how to rock a sweater vest… well, do not follow Topher’s example.
“I don’t want to use the word genius, but I’d be ok if you wanted to.”
Now, let me know in the comments which one is your favorite show in terms of fashion so I can go check it out too!