4 Small Screen Style Goddesses To Know
The shows we love (and the wardrobes we’re coveting…)
By Elizabeth Clarke
Remember that moment in season 3 of Sex and The City in which Carrie Bradshaw (played by Sarah Jessica Parker) decides she needs to talk with Natasha about her affair with Mr Big?
Intense and emotional yes, but arguably the most memorable thing about it is Carrie's John Galliano 'newspaper dress' from Christian Dior's autumn/winter 2000 collection. Oh, and her sparkly Manolo Blahniks, which she is later relieved of by a fashion-conscious mugger. Bold, elegant, and now iconic, it's one of many style moments that made the show required viewing for fashion lovers worldwide.
Fast forward to now, and in this Golden Age of Television, there’s no doubt that what we watch continues to impact our style and wardrobes. Our favourite TV heroine's wardrobe can manifest everything we love about them and allow us to see designers' collections interpreted differently.
Step aside Carrie Bradshaw, for now. Here's what to watch (and watch out for….) right now. Steal some ideas or pick up an element and make it your own.
Synopsis: A gaggle of ghastly guests, a luxurious Hawaiian resort, and the poor employees at their beck and call. At least they’re well-dressed.
Muse: Newlywed Rachel Patton played by Alexandra Daddario.
Style: Loves a good print and green tote. Her cool girl style teeters perfectly between preppy chic and resort dressing.
Watch The White Lotus here
Synopsis: Season 4 introduces the woman who will come to define the next decade of Queen Elizabeth II's reign, the soon-to-be Princess of Wales, Diana Spencer.
Muse: A young Princess Diana played by Emma Corrin.
Style: It's quintessential early Di style - ruffles, lace, full skirts and ropes of pearls. Towards the end of the season, we get our first glimpse of 'Dynasty Di', think shoulder pads, sequins, and ruching – oh my!
Watch The Crown Season 4 here
Synopsis: Naughty, heartfelt, chic and witty, Sex Education is a boisterous romp that follows a group of British teenagers’ (and their parents’) misadventures as they discover the joys (and awkwardness) of love and relationships.
Muse: The deliciously husky-voiced Dr Jean Milburn played by Gillian Anderson.
Style: A perfect balance of sexy and smart, Dr Jean adores printed silky robes, shirts, tailored jumpsuits, and square specs (Anderson’s own, by the way.) We love her soft drapey, belted frocks.
Watch Sex Education here
Synopsis: A chic psychological thriller that sees Eve, a damaged MI5 operative, engaged in an international manhunt for Villanelle, a brutal but glossy assassin.
Muse: Fashionable anti-heroine Villanelle played by Jodie Comer.
Style: Fearlessly chic, Villanelle’s look is a killer mix of vintage finds and coveted designer pieces. She has a penchant for anything by The Vampire’s Wife, LA Double J, Dries Van Noten and Golden Goose.
Watch Killing Eve here