Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Inspiration: Outlander

Well, it's no secret around here that I am a huge fan of the book series Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.  And now I'm a huge fan of the TV series Outlander by Starz!  I've mentioned it a few times in the past that they were adapting the book series for TV & I've been mildly obsessed watching it come to life...following @Outlander_Starz & @samheughan on Instagram as well as following Diana Gabaldon & Outlander on Facebook.  I've watched over the past year as they cast all the roles, posted teasers & sneak peeks, until if finally came to life this past August!

Whether you've read the books or not, I think the story line is intriguing.  They've done a phenomenal job (in my opinion) adapting the book to screen, & while not every single exact detail follows the book, they've made a conscious effort to align with the book whenever possible.  There have been a few strays from the book, but as an avid fan of the series, I have enjoyed the changes they've made for TV too.

More than the cast & the story line, however, I have found myself absolutely entranced by the costumes, sets, settings, scenery, music, cinematography & the like.  I often find myself re-watching parts just to see what's happening in the soak up the mud, & the cold, the candlelit castle, the intricate costume just sucks you in (I could also be re-watching it because it takes me a couple time to understand the deep Scottish accent sometimes)!  Needless to say, a visit to Scotland is definitely on my bucket list!

Alright, on with the meat of this! does Outlander the TV series tie into fashion...?!?!  Well, let me explain.  As I said above, the costumes have been extraordinary & I've fallen in love with Claire's heavy knit scarves & gloves, not to mention all the plaid in the series, & well Caitriona Balfe (who plays Claire) has a great style sense of her own.  By the way you can follow Terry Dresbach's Blog here - she is the head costume designer for the series.

For now, we'll just talk Caitriona Balfe style though, since y'all might not be as interested in 18th Century fashion as I am, haha!  As a  native of Ireland & a runway & advertising model, Catiriona has a great street style sense about her. Check out a couple of her looks below & get the look yourself!

Get the Look: Caitriona Balfe
Original Pinterest Pin
This exquisite plaid was made for Caitriona as a 1-year Anniversary gift of being cast on Outlander.  While we may not be able to get our hands on an original, hand made plaid, we can fake it with just a cozy plaid scarf!  

Earlier this week I talked about how Faux Leather is uber popular for the Fall & this ensemble further supports this!  Effortless, chic, & sexy!

Are you an Outlander fan?  Have you been watching the show?  Um, by the way, they have aired the first 8 episodes of Season 1, however, the other half of Season 1 won't continue until April 4th - say what?!?!  Terrible Starz!!!!  

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  1. Eek! I love this post! I have a read a few of the books in the Outlander series (1-3 I think....4 was where I just lost interest) and they are soooo well done! And yes, I watched the series too! How have we not talked about this? I don't even remember you mentioning that you liked Outlander. Anyway, fun to read more about Catriona because I didn't know the first thing about her other than her role on the show. And it's fun to see a little of her personal style when she's not in costume. Great post!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

  2. I love when you read something and when it's brought to life on the screen it's satisfiying! Nothing is as great as our imaginations, but when they do the story justice it makes it even better! I am loving leather this season! I am loving that faux leather look!

  3. Such a fun idea for a post!
    Thanks so much for linking up!
    Sheaffer :)


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