Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Unlikely Style Icon: Eleven - Stranger Things

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Yay for Stranger Things Unlikely Style Icon! I've been wanting to do this one since I saw the show and the lead up to Halloween seemed like the perfect opportunity. Kimberley's Barb was absoulutly excellent so I'm in no way going to top that, but I did do my best to style up Eleven - the girl with psychokinetic powers. I even tried putting on my best mind control face!

This outfit is made up of stuff I had in my wardrobe (and some stolen from Kim's). I probably wouldn't wear it on a regular day but it all fits in with Eleven's somewhat haphazard style. I was on the hunt for a pink dress for the occasion but then I remembered I had this skirt and jumper combo. In fact, I wore both of these items way back when for our valentines shoot. Sadly I didn't have a bomber jacket so my denim one had to do. I then went for extra pink with the shoes and socks combo. Not quite the sneakers and sports socks she wears in the series but I wanted to show off these fun Eat Me Do socks. Since the show is on the sci-fi side I wore my Lucky Dip Club x Bonnie Bling spaced out brooch. I then made my Eggo brooch and added my Cheap Frills Christmas light necklace because of the whole fairy light scene. See, it all makes sense for the Stranger Things theme!

Jacket | Charity Shop
Jumper | She Inside
Shirt | Borrowed from Kim
Skirt | Wear Eponymous
Socks | Eat Me Do
Trainers | Charity Shop
Planet brooch | Lucky Dip Club x Bonnie Bling
Eggo brooch | Made by me
Necklace | Cheap Frills

The real finishing touch was the hair. Now I'm not so committed to Wardrobe Conversations that I'd shave my head for a post, but I did do my best to make my hair look as short as possible. It was kinda fun seeing how I'd look with a different cut. Personally, I don't think I have the face shape to pull it off but it was easier than finding a wig that would look as good as the one in the show.

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It was pretty inevitable that I was going to love Stranger Things. I grew up watching ET and this show certainly has a strong Spielberg feel. Plus cool monsters and Winona Ryder! How could it be anything but a winner? What I was surprised by was just how soon I got round to watching it. When it comes to hit TV series' I'm usually pretty slow off the mark. It took me about 5 years to get round to watching Breaking Bad, I've only just caught up on Game of Thrones and I'm still making my way through The Walking Dead. Often I can be put off by all the hype, plus I hate waiting for new episodes week by week. Luckily Stranger Things came highly recommended by people who's taste I trusted and the whole first season was right there waiting for me. A couple of days later and I'd finished the whole thing. Thanks Netflix!

As if Stranger Things wasn't enough to make you love living in the streaming age, I thought I'd include some more reasons I love on demand TV:

1.) The binge
Binging is now my favourite way to watch a TV series. I have a pretty bad memory sometimes so being able to watch episode after episode, season after season, means I have a better chance of remembering what the hell is going on!

2.) New and old
I can't seem to log on to Netflix or Amazon Prime without a new show popping up. Whether it's something brand new or an old favourite there's usually something there for me to work my way through.

3.) It remembers where I am
I love that I can just log back on and it tells me where I'm at. I don't have to think or remember, I just have to press play. This is something I feel is lacking from a few on demand services.  4od, I'm looking at you! But I'm very thankful for the ones that have this function. 

4.) It knows what I like
When it come to TV series I generally like supernatural shows and my TV knows this. That iin itself is a bit freaky but sit does mean I get plenty of good recommendations for other things I'll like. Most of the time it's pretty spot on! 

5.) My watchlist
As previously mentioned, my memory isn't that great at retaining certain info and the names of TV shows is one of those things. Now I can add all those talked about and recommended shows to my watchlist so they're ready and waiting for when I have a spare duvet day.

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What TV shows do you love? Make some recommendations and I might even get round to watching them... sometime.

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