Friday, June 1, 2012

Fashionable TV characters

We love to get fashion inspiration from many places like cartoon charactersdecor and television characters. Most of our favorite television shows have unwind for the season but it's a lot of fun taking a lazy Saturday, watching re-runs and getting inspired by the many fashionable characters on television, old and new


Here are 6 of our favorites fashionable TV characters that have spanned generations.

Sandra Clark on 227 (1985-1990)
227 followed the lives of people in a middle-class apartment building in Washington, D.C. Sandra Clark  is a young, sexy building vamp who constantly bickered back and forth with her neighbor, Mary,  who is a nosy, tart-tongued, housewife. When Sandy entered a room and did her signature "wiggle",  men stood taller and puffed out their chest. 
Memorable quote:
"Mary, I had plans for this building. I was going to give it class. Distinction. Jacuzzis."

Carrie Bradshaw on Sex And The City (1998-2004)
Adapted from the book by New York columnist Candace Bushnell, SATC centers around four single women who carve to the core of the Big Apple. Newspaper columnist Carrie Bradshaw labels herself a "sexual anthropologist." She researches sexual politics for her racy column via info and input from her three best girlfriends. She has been described as someone who lives for fashion, and has confessed to buying Vogue instead of dinner.
Memorable quote:
“I like my money right where I can see it... hanging in my closet.”

Alexis Carrington Colby on Dynasty (1981-1989)
Dynasty was a larger than life soap opera that purported to portray the lives of the wealthy rich while embracing the greed, glamour and excesses of the Reagan-era 1980s. The story set in Denver, Colorado, centered around the wealthy but troubled Carrington family, headed by the powerful oil tycoon Blake Carrington. She was passionate yet vengeful  and starred in many legendary cat fights.
Memorable quote:
“I just can't wait for the day when I see you walking out of this house carrying the same two cheap plastic suitcases that you walked in here with.”


Lucy Ricardo on I Love Lucy (1951-1957)
Cuban Bandleader Ricky Ricardo would be happy if his wife, Lucy, would just be a housewife (remember this was the 50's). Instead, she tries constantly to perform at the Tropicana where he works, and makes life comically frantic in the apartment building they share with landlords Fred and Ethel Mertz. Lucy is know for her red hair and always getting into trouble! 
Memorable quote:
"Ever since we said "I do", there have been so many things that we don't."

Zoe Hart on Hart of Dixie (2011-present)
 Zoe Hart is a young doctor from New York City who moves to a small southern Alabama town after inheriting a medical practice and soon meets an electric and eccentric group of characters: like the town mayor who used to play in the NFL, a handsome attorney with charm and a woman name Lemon who is the epitome of a southern belle. She sticks out like a sore thumb and often finds herself in trouble for not understanding the southern way of things. 
Memorable quote:
"Okay, we don't get ticks in New York City. Kind of like how you guys don't get movies not made by Michael Bay."
Lisa Turtle on Saved By The Bell (1989-1993)
Saved By The Bell was centered on six high school students. Zack was the cool preppy, Slater was the athlete, Screech was the nerd, Lisa was the gossip queen, Kelly was the cheerleader, and Jessie was the honor student. The show followed the group as they navigated high school. Lisa may have been the gossip queen but she was also the fashion queen.
Memorable quote:
 "I have a map of every mall from here to Tijuana."

Who do you think is the most fashionable TV character? Or the worst? Let us know in the comments!
XO Wil Harris

16 comments:

  1. <3 LUCY RECARDO.. My boyfriends grandmother, who he was REALLY close to used to LOVE her.. so much, and so many of his memories are of watching ''I love Lucy'' with her.. her middle name was also Lucille.. so we named our daughter.. LUCI... Not sure why I'm sharing this, but I felt I had to hahaha.

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    1. Go right ahead and share; we love to read your comments and thoughts! It's so sweet that your boyfriend has that memory of his Grandmother. What a nice story to tell your daughter about how she got her name. Thanks for sharing this :)

      It's so great when TV shows span generations; we love watching Bewitched with our mom when it comes on TV Land. Samantha is another one with great style.

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  2. Alexis Carrington! Still waiting for a TV character that could top her.

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  3. loved this post. i love zoe hart too. do you guys watch revenge?
    xx
    junebiswas.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks June!
      No, we haven't seen Revenge but heard great things about it.

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  4. Hi Hun, I am so glad I still have wi fi and was able to catch up with this post, brings back fond tv memories. Such great tv style icons...i want to re watch theses series now

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    1. Hey Sam! You're right, all these shows bring back some fond memories.
      We hope you have fun on your travels! :)

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  5. your post is so beautifully written- LOVE the quotes and the photos - love the tulle skirt SJP's wearing :) so dreamy!

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    1. Thank you Cecylia! It was so hard to pick only one quote; there were some really good ones. We're glad you enjoyed them. :)

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  6. love all of them! but i think Lisa from Saved by the bell is the most stylish one!


    xoxo
    http://staceyko.blogspot.com/

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  7. Sandra Clark, Lucy Ricardo, and Lisa from Saved by the Bell were some of my favorite TV fashionistas from back in the day. I especially loved Sandra Clark's style. She was such a diva and she had the best clothes. I remember watching 227 when I was younger and telling my mom I wanted to be like Sandra when I grew up and she insisted that I didn't lol. Those were the days.

    Lovely post! It took me waaayyyyy back :)

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    1. Thank you Dre!

      Our Mom has the first season DVD to 227 and we fell in love with the show. It's so funny and Sandra was the ultimate diva. Thanks for sharing your childhood memories with us :)

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  8. I found this post by Googling for "Sandra Clark fashion"! Lol ... I've been watching 227 reruns on Centric and was sitting here thinking about how much I love her clothes! I see the peplum is back in full force!

    Great post ;)

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    1. That is so cool! We're glad you stumbled upon our blog out of some many out there on the web.
      Even though 227 was our parents' generation, we still love and appreciate this great show. The fashion was definitely styling, especially Sandra cute little outfits!

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XO Wil Harris