It’s the last Monday of July already…it hardly seems possible! That means it’s time for another Style Not Age post; it was Hilda’s turn to set the challenge this month, which is “Steal Her Style”. At first I was completely out of ideas, but then Villanelle from Killing Eve hit me with a flash of inpsiration. I’ve recently binge watched both series (I was a bit late to the party) and some of Villanelle’s outfits are to die for, pardon the pun 😉
One in particular really caught my eye: the two pale pink blouse and hot pink skirt she wears in Amsterdam. I decided not to include a screen grab from the programme in case of copyright infringement, but I’ve created a Pinterest board dedicated to TV’s chicest assassin. You can also see some of Villanelle’s best outfits here and here.
Once I’d decided which outfit to “steal” I had to hunt down the pieces to recreate it. I’ve got to admit that it wasn’t easy, but I was hellbent on doing it; I stalked my prey like my style inspiration would hers, determined to make them mine. I don’t usually buy new clothes solely for style challenges…unless I know I’ll wear them again. In this case I reasoned that I would. Any pale pink blouse would have sufficed as I was intending to knot it at the waist. But in my quest for a fuchsia satin maxi skirt I stumbled across this blouse at AliExpress. It makes a great budget alternative to the eye-wateringly expensive Rosie Assoulin Peek-A-Boo blouse that Villanelle wore (and is now sold out).
The skirt proved a little trickier. I managed to find a few that fit the bill, but none that would arrive in time. (I had to take the photos before leaving for holiday). As it happens, I did find one at AliExpress and ordered it on the off chance it would arrive in time (it didn’t). But as luck would have it, I found this midi length one in a charity shop for £5. It’s a size 8, so a bit tight on the waist, but it’s fine if I don’t sit down!
It’s a shame that we don’t see more of Villanelle’s outfit in the Amsterdam scenes, because it’s so beautiful…and totally over the top for daytime. But that’s all part of the appeal I guess! Her vintage ballgown skirt and statement Christian Lacroix earrings would certainly raise eyebrows in the Dutch capital!
As such, I had to use my imagination when it came to accessories. I didn’t want shoes that would take attention away from the rest of the oufit so I chose these pale pink mules that I’ve had for years. I was intending to add a small jewelled silver clutch but I didn’t have time to go digging through the wardrobe. Luckily I rediscovered my striped Lotus bag that works really well with the two shades of pink. (I featured it on the blog with matching wedge sandals a couple of years ago). I added some chunky gold earrings that I picked up in New Look on sale for £1.50. The gold spike bracelet gives a nod to the tough character who inspired this look. A simple rose gold necklace, watch and my Zultanite ring from Turkey adds the finishing touches.
SHOP THE LOOK
River Island skirt (from charity shop) | blouse from AliExpress | Nine West mules (old) | Lotus clutch (old) | Moschino sunglasses | New Look earrings
Hilda has chosen Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman for her style steal. She looks all set to watch the polo match! See more of her outfit at Over the Hilda.
They say great minds think alike, well Jacqui has also been inspired by the film Pretty Woman! Head over to Mummabstylish to see more!
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