Style Not Age “Steal Her Style” – Villanelle from Killing Eve

July 29, 2019

Style Not Age "Steal Her Style" - Villanelle from Killing Eve

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.

Style Not Age "Steal Her Style" - Villanelle from Killing Eve

I stalked my prey like my style inspiration would hers, determined to make them mine

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!

Style Not Age "Steal Her Style" - Villanelle from Killing Eve

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!

The gold spike bracelet gives a nod to the tough character who inspired this look

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.

Are you a fan of Killing Eve? Scroll down to see who has inspired my blogger friends!

Style Not Age "Steal Her Style" - Villanelle from Killing Eve

Style Not Age "Steal Her Style" - Villanelle from Killing Eve


Style Not Age "Steal Her Style" - Villanelle from Killing Eve

Lotus suedette striped clutch, River Island pink satin skirt

Style Not Age "Steal Her Style" - Villanelle from Killing Eve

River Island skirt (from charity shop) | blouse from AliExpress | Nine West mules (old) | Lotus clutch (old) | Moschino sunglasses | New Look earrings


Let’s see whose style Hilda, Anna and Jacqui have “stolen”…

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.


Anna’s style inspo is another of my favourite bloggers: Suzi Grant of Alternative Ageing. I love this colourful homage! Head to Anna’s Island Style for all the details.

They say great minds think alike, well Jacqui has also been inspired by the film Pretty Woman! Head over to Mummabstylish to see more!


I hope you enjoyed our “style steals”! Whose style would you like to steal?


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10 responses to “Style Not Age “Steal Her Style” – Villanelle from Killing Eve”

  1. Suzy Turner says:

    I love Villaneuve’s style and I think you look FAB, Emma! And how fun that there are two Pretty Woman inspo outfits!
    Suzy xx

  2. Nancy Baten says:

    Oh I love Villanelle! I love Killing Eve! I missed the second episode of the second season because of the festival I went to. Forgot to record it. And now I have 3 and 4 to see! Love it! And your look is so perfect. Absolute creativity!

  3. Laurie says:

    Love Killing Eve. Great style steal Emma xx

  4. Emma, this outfit is absolutely stunning on you! I love the different shades of pink and that twisty blouse is so cool. You have really nailed the style steal from Killing Eve (although I am unfamiliar with that show but I did check out the links you provided). Well done!


  5. Jacqui Berry says:

    Don’t we all look super and very chic, nice to see the different ideas. Hilda and I always seem to have the same taste – twins, separated at birth lol. xx

  6. Amy Johnson says:

    I think it’s a fabulous re-creation. I saw season 1 and I’m waiting for season 2 to come to Hulu.

  7. Grace Liang ULS says:

    Love all the colors that you wear especially this pink. It looks amazing!

    Please stop by at every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for linkup parties!
    Hope to see you there!
    Grace Liang

  8. Ada says:

    I saw Jacqui’s and Ilda’s outfits on Instagram this morning and loved them, great interpretations of the infamous brown dotted Pretty Woman dress. I have only watched the first episode of Killing Eve but want to watch the whole show. I love a great tv show with a serial killer. You killed it in this all-pink look by the way, with all the different shades of pink. Your yummy outfit looks so rich and expensive! Welcome by thursday moda this week to link-up with me. =)

  9. Gail says:

    Drooling over that outfit Emma. Just love it!

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