Apocalypse Now

•February 21, 2012 • 4 Comments

Hey, there. It’s been a while. I got this question in my email inbox the other day and coincidentally, had just finished watching Season 5 of Supernatural for the first time so I’m back to blogging and helping all of you dress like a Winchester.

Here’s a great request from Charles:

I’m looking for Sam’s green military coat. .mostly noticed in 5×22 swan song…said to converse but I cannot find it. It has 2 chest pockets and right arm pocket.

Usually the boys’ clothing is really easy to pick out because the styles are so classic and they seem to pick from the same brands over and over again. This jacket, however, alluded me. So, I did a little digging. It turns out Sam has been wearing this jacket since Season 2, which dates the clothing back to 207 and so finding the exact jacket was incredibly difficult as styles and designs have changed. However, I found a near-dead ringer for this coat by Lucky Brand. Enjoy!

Lucky Brand Twill Aviator Jacket for $149. I also found the jacket here at a site called 6PM for $89.

The cut of the coat is different as this one has a stitched waistline while Sam’s is a straight cut. The lower pockets also differ from Sam’s original jacket. However, the collar, chest pocket shape and details, and most of all, the zippered pocket on the right arm are right on. I heard about how the costumers on Supernatural cut off the epaulets from one of Dean’s jackets so I could see you doing the same here. Overall, this was my favorite because the details of the coat that saw the insides of “the pit” are just right and can be easily found online and for a great price.

I’d say press it to get rid of that vintage devil-may-care wrinkle out of it that tons of fashion labels love (but I say it needs to go the way of the YED and DIE a slow, painful death) and you’re good to go!

And between you and me, I like how the Lucky Brand jacket gives a nice shape, defining the shoulders and slimming at the waist. Sam’s coat makes him look a little boxy.

Amiright?

Either way, to quote Dean, “chicks dig the danger vibe,” and nothing quite says danger like, “Oh, hey, this is the jacket I wore to hell. No big deal.”

Thank you, Charles, and keep ’em coming!

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Let’s Hear It For The Boys.

•January 4, 2009 • 9 Comments

This one is for all the guys (or girls out there hoping to drop a subtle hint to their boyfriends) who have noticed that Dean and Sam Winchester, gracing the screen on CW’s Supernatural have great, comfy, and stylish dress sense.

Brother love has never been quite so hot. Maybe it has. But it didn't come with salt guns.

Brother love has never been quite so hot. Maybe it has. But it didn't come with salt guns.

“I am looking for clothes ‘Sam’ and ‘Dean’ wear. Where can i find clothes that look like theirs?”

I was only all-too-pleased to answer this request. Using hints dropped during DVD commentary relating to costuming on the show as well as a well-trained eye, here is how to capture the carefree, laid-back, rough-and-ready Texan cowboy flair the Winchesters embody so well. Be prepared to practice your strut, though, boys. The attitude doesn’t come standard.

Bootcut Jeans!

I would point you towards Wrangler and True Religion to find the bootcut jeans the boys wear. Not only that, but those outfitters could provide you with the flannel shirts both Dean and Sam are so commonly seen in. I am surfing Guess at the moment and found a pair of bootcuts Dean would love here. Be sure to check the other sites for similar cuts and comfortable, faded washes–the boys like to be comfortable when they’re slaying demons, after all!

Lucky Brand is currently having a sale and be sure to check out their men’s tops because I just stopped by their sight and saw an array of shirts both brothers would wear. Guess also has promise if you’re going for a Winchester look such as this style, which is similar to one I’ve seen on Sam.

The Brothers Are Back

The CW © 2007 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Levi’s eco Twill Jacket (on sale for $79 from $128) looks almost exactly like the one that Dean wears when he decides to switch out his dad’s leather jacket. Also, remember “What Is And What Never Should Be”? That’s also like the jacket he was wearing then, too. Meanwhile, Sam’s denim jacket is also outfitted from Levi’s–called the Trucker Jacket ($68). The younger Winchester also likes shearing jackets and so here is something I’ve seen him wear too: the Sherpa Trucker Jacket in either corduroy or denim ($88).

I Believe They Call This Blue Steel

The CW © 2007 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Dean’s famous leather jacket is something I’m still working on finding but in the meantime, I have two to show you from Leathermodes: the Lambskin Straight or the Leather Car Coat. This is also something he’d choose: Levi’s 2 Pocket Leather Jacket as you can pop the collar like he does on this style and is military cut which is an obvious choice for John Winchester, an ex-Marine, and as we know, Dean sentimentally wears his father’s hand-me-downs.

The guys like to layer t-shirts and Lucky has a few cool prints they’d pick up here. I’d also suggest Skeledog to pick up a cool tshirt design. Remember Sam’s Greyhound shirt from Season 2? It’s loyal and manly and yet just a little bit morbid…kind of like our favorite Hunters.

Dean's Elephant Charm Bracelet

Dean’s protective charm necklace is available in prop replica off of the WB’s website and AE has some accessories Dean and Sam would wear. Dean would love a leather-band watch like these from the “trend” line of Fossil because it’s edgy yet functional (and probably could stand up to being banged around because you know that guy can’t go an episode without getting his ass kicked :)). Right now, there are eBay listings for replicas of Dean’s elephant hair bracelet that you’d might want to check out too ($14.99).

Bootsies

Jensen Ackles hanging with some "costars." This is Supernatural. They don't mess around. The CW © 2007 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

As for footwear, I found out that the cast of Supernatural is outfitted with Frye boots and shoes.

Of course, close viewing of this clip, which I readily call Jensen Ackles’ greatest moment on television. Otherwise known as the minute-and-a-half of footage that converted a million fans to the show. The CW should give the guy some goodies for that beautiful bit of PR, is all I’m saying.

So, watch it, and learn boys. And remember: always, always block out your plates before parking in front of the security cameras.

*Atelier Avante cannot be held responsible for any paranormal encounters which proceed dressing like the two most famous Hunters in America.

Fashion Finds: I Heart Blair Waldorf’s Headbands.

•December 7, 2008 • Leave a Comment
I cannot get enough of her ultra-girlie hair accessories.

I cannot get enough of her ultra-girlie hair accessories.

It’s all about how you accessorize. And Astraea Designs understands this perfectly. She has replicated some of Blair’s most popular (and stylish) headbands for all of us to enjoy.

On her Etsy site, you can specify style as well as color with prices that hover around the $20 price mark.

I bought two and can’t wait to add them to my existing headband collection and to my Blair wardrobe. 🙂

Gossip Girl & VMars Fashion: Blazer In the Style of Blair Waldorf or Veronica Mars (For Sale).

•December 7, 2008 • Leave a Comment
Blair Waldorf, my fashion idol.

Blair Waldorf, my fashion idol.

If requested, I would be more than happy to throw together a Blair outfit and model this little blazer for you. It’s so gorgeous–I was so tempted to keep it when my best friend brought it up and wanted to add it to the collection for offer on this site. 🙂 This is a GAP brand blazer from its Euro line offered on High Street, London. My first thought was that Blair Waldorf would slip this on paired with a navy skirt and a pink-striped shirt for a business date (or a meeting with the Yale Rep), satin-lining and the wool details under the collar are my absolute favorite Upper East Side prep qualities of this piece. Likewise, Veronica Mars is a common fan of blazers paired with Lucky Brand t-shirts.

Size: UK size 10, US 6 but is fitted to suit a sz 8 in UK sizing or a 4 in US sizing better.

Firmly Asking: 40 GPB + 5.00 s/h or $60 USD. Please ask me to check for shipping to the US and elsewhere!

Condition: The tags were removed and tried on but it wasn’t the right size so it hung in a closet in brand-new condition ever since.

Payment Method:
Paypal only, please! I do not charge PP fees.

All items are shipped via Royal Mail registered post for the protection of both buyer and seller when shipped in the UK but I cannot be responsible for mail lost/stolen to other parts of the world.

Contact Info:
Please feel free to ask questions! My email is marauderette@gmail.com or visit me over at my LJ:  I have an Etsy account with extensive feedback (search for username Lilyscharm). Refer to other postings for a link to my Ebay account (frankly, I use Etsy more. 😀 Or so my bank account implies!)

Gossip Girl Fashion: Jeans Serena Van Der Woodsen & Vanessa Abrams Would Rock (For Sale).

•December 7, 2008 • Leave a Comment
Serena would love the flirtatious details on these jeans.

Serena would love the flirtatious details on these jeans.

Designer-brand and all, these free spirited girls would totally wear these Malibu jeans. My favorite part of these jeans is the embroidered starburst on the back pockets encrusted with dazzling rhinestones. They were styled to be slightly distressed at the hem of the pant legs.

Firmly Asking: 28 GBP + 5GBP shipping/handling (within the UK) or $40 USD and please ask me to check for shipping rates to the US or other destinations!

Condition: These are un-tagged but have never been worn or altered in any way. They are brand-new and still stiff!

Size: 25.

Payment Method:
Paypal only, please! I do not charge PP fees.

All items are shipped via Royal Mail registered post for the protection of both buyer and seller when shipped in the UK but I cannot be responsible for mail lost/stolen to other parts of the world.

Contact Info:
Please feel free to ask questions! My email is marauderette@gmail.com or visit me over at my LJ: . I have an Etsy account with extensive feedback (search for username Lilyscharm). Refer to other postings for a link to my Ebay account (frankly, I use Etsy more. 😀 Or so my bank account implies!)

Gossip Girl, VMars, & Supernatural Fashion: Designer Outerwear (For Sale).

•December 6, 2008 • 4 Comments

This one is the hat-trick of Silver Screen fashion emulation. 🙂 Even I’m impressed! (But then again, that does explain why I invested in it.)

Most closely paying homage to Ruby from the CW’s Supernatural, this jacket also triples as a staple in the Downtown style of Vanessa Abrams from Gossip Girl, and our favorite private-eye, Veronica Mars.

High Street Fashion: This is an Esprit brand jacket from this fall season in an XS.

Sizing: Delineated as a size 8 in the UK which is about a 3/4 in the US and it wears me in a fitted style (and I commonly wear it with a hooded sweatshirt underneath) and I’m a 2-3 US sizing in tops, a snug 6 and comfortable 8-10 in UK sizing.

Condition: Barely worn, nearly-brand new, and immaculate. Thickly lined and quilted motorcycle-style jacket with a fitted feminine cut but surprise spunky details including brown leather detailing and snaps throughout. Features the “Esprit” angel embroidery tucked throughout the piece. My favorite part of this jacket was the back detailing which features intricate stitching that made this tough-chick jacket a girlie treat.

Firmly Asking: 60 GPB (it was originally 90 GBP) + 7.50 s/h (within the UK) or $90 USD. Please feel free to inquire for shipping elsewhere!

Vanessa would pair this with skinny jeans and her signature funky, chunky jewelry (we’ve got a Vanessa Necklace up for offer) for a night out on her Vespa with BFF Dan Humphrey. Alternatively, she would give a prim party dress some badass flair as she steps out for a magical winter date with Nate Archibald.

Veronica is seen wearing a similar black Volcom jacket as well as a series of Abercrombie motorcycle jackets that would fit in well with this piece.

And finally, my favorite demon on Supernatural, Ruby, would sell her soul (if she had one) for this Esprit jacket.

Payment Method:

Paypal only, please! I do not charge PP fees.

All items are shipped via Royal Mail registered post for the protection of both buyer and seller when shipped in the UK but I cannot be responsible for mail lost/stolen to other parts of the world.

Contact Info:

Please feel free to ask questions! My email is marauderette@gmail.com or visit me over at my LJ:  . I have an Etsy account with extensive feedback (search for username Lilyscharm). Refer to other postings for a link to my Ebay account (frankly, I use Etsy more. 😀 Or so my bank account implies!)

Thank you and hope this one finds a good new home! I loved how much fun it was to pair and rematch with outfits.

Gossip Girl Fashion: Accessorize in the Style of Vanessa Abrams (For Sale).

•December 6, 2008 • Leave a Comment

This is an Accessorize brand double-strand necklace which struck me as a Vanessa Abrams style choice. Mocked up with a colorful embroidered applique tank tunic that’s just comfy and feminine, she’d cover up with a tough yet chic motorcycle jacket and finish the look off with a colorful scarf. All you need is the Vespa. Accessorizes amazingly with the Esprit Jacket up for offer.

Asking: A firm 9 GBP + 2.50 s/h (UK) or $12 USD and please feel free to inquire after shipping costs to the US and other parts of the world.

Condition: Never been worn, no sticky tags or sticky tag gumminess, and spent its life wrapped in bubble wrap at the bottom of my jewelry box. Is hoping to find revitalized career with its new owner. 🙂

Payment Method:
Paypal only, please! I do not charge Paypal fees and all currencies are in USD or GBP.

Contact Info:

Please feel free to email me at marauderette@gmail.com with any questions. 🙂

All shipments within the UK are sent registered mail for the protection of both buyer and seller. I cannot be responsible for lost/stolen packages outside of the UK.

Thank you for looking, you rocking fashionistas!