One of my favorite places to escape is ironically the Los Angeles Flower Market. If I had to pick one thing to choose as my most favorite noun (besides friends and family), it would be flowers. The people who think they have me figured out would assume I would choose cupcakes. Big no. Flowers are beautiful, delicate, graceful, and can make anyone smile. They’re very powerful considering how fragile they are. And, just like wildflowers, we must allow ourselves to grow in all the places people never thought we would.
This look is inspired by Chanel on Scream Queens. Before I go any further, I do not care for Chanel. She’s horrible fictional human being. I do, however, find myself inspired by her macaron-inspired fashion palette that captures my full attention every episode. And, to be clear, I only watch this show for the fashion. Okay, that’s a lie…But, sometimes we need a show that doesn’t require our brain, you know? Anyways, this leads me to my next point of how amazing the costume designer is!
WHO WHAT WEAR had an interview with the costume designer, Lou Eyrich. Most humans follow actors and actresses that they adore, but I follow the costume designers that incognito-ly (is that a word?) make these characters portrayed by our favorite actors come to life. Anyways, Lou mentioned a few fun facts about designing these ensembles:
- Ryan [Murphy] wanted all pastels, so that certainly set the tone.
- [Scream Queens] is unique costume-wise as the costumes are meant to stick out, sometimes in a comical way, rather than simply define a character without pulling focus.
- The costumes are not based on reality, clearly, but help to separate the in crowd from the out crowd.
- The accessories were the signature pieces—always dripping in pearls or rhinestones or earmuffs.
- Trend inspirations: Clueless was a big one. Old ads from Juicy Couture. Lou looked at the trends for Fall 15 and Spring 16 as well.
- Chanel #1 is the queen, so they used feathers, fur, pearls, and big heels—always a notch above, costume-wise.
Click here to read more from the interview and to learn how Lou styled the remaining Chanels and other cast members
Photography: Kristine Cramer Photography
“A flower does not think about competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.”