Friday, June 11, 2010

Dollhouse Episode 1.6: DeWitt Analysis

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Resuming my analysis of Adele DeWitt's outfits, here's episode 6 of Season One (now that I have two full seasons of Dollhouse to go through).

In this episode, DeWitt wears three outfits: a cowl-necked black top with a bright blue pencil skirt; a muted grey jersey wrap dress; and a floral chiffon top with a black pencil skirt.

This was the best full-length shot of this outfit, though it's through the blinds of DeWitt's office. The royal blue skirt has wide bands of black around the waist, almost like a skirt yoke. The top is short-sleeved with a heavy, draped cowl. It also has a dangerously low back (at least, for an office outfit!) and ties with a bow:

Here's a shot that shows the cowl's drapery; the folds fall right into the sleeves.

And another face-on shot:

The black markings on the yoke of the skirt are obscured here, but it appears to be a geometric pattern. DeWitt is also wearing one of her typically understated necklaces.

The second outfit is a very pale grey, almost mauve, jersey wrap-dress. I wish the image were bigger, but she was mostly in close-ups while she was wearing this outfit:

The dress is fairly clingy with a mid-waist tie-belt. Interestingly, the wrap of the bodice isn't a typical diagonal cut -- the overlap curves from the left shoulder across the bust, covering the right breast as well (rather than having the curve come between the breasts, which is much more common for v-cut wrap dresses and tops). This close-up of the bodice shows the cut better:

In the next image, it's clear just how sparsely the dress is cut in the back:

and this shot shows the sleeve length -- the sleeves come nearly to her wrists, but they are a little long to be truly bracelet-length:

The final outfit is similar to ensembles DeWitt has already worn, with a translucent chiffon blouse (probably silk) and a basic black pencil skirt:

She pairs it with yet another simple gold necklace and a narrow black belt. The ruffles at the armsyces also continue along the back of the arm:

A Return!

So, this blog dedicated to fashion and the fabulous Ms. DeWitt has been abandoned until recently. Now that I own both Seasons 1 and 2 of Dollhouse on iTunes, I can make high-quality screencaps. Analysis of Ms. DeWitt's outfits will resume shortly.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Dollhouse Episode 5: DeWitt analysis

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In episode 5, DeWitt wears two very different outfits.

The first is a bright, canary-yellow sweater with elbow-length sleeves and a cross-over neckline border, worn over a tweed pencil skirt. The pencil skirt is not a new look for DeWitt, but the colour of the sweater is much brighter than the usual muted tones she favours.

You don't want to make her angry.

Here's a good view of the sleeve length:

Full length:

The second is her go-to black pencil skirt with a very interesting forest-green blouse, made in a silky, drapey fabric. It has a slightly cowled neckline and a fascinating construction for the sleeves: the material overlaps from the shoulder seam to the wrist.

From the back:

Dollhouse Episode 4: DeWitt analysis

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Here's episode 4. Unlike the previous episodes, DeWitt wears only one outfit: a dark navy pencil skirt in a slightly tweedy fabric and a sheer blouse over a camisole. Her hair worn in curls piled on her head, a very pretty look. Since she generally wears her hair down, it's a sharp change.

The yoke of the blouse is lovely:

And here is a view from the back:

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Dollhouse Episode 3: DeWitt analysis

Onward to the third episode!

The first outfit is not my favourite by a long stretch -- I don't really care for animal prints or too much khaki, so this combination is not something I'd go for -- though the obi belt look would be great in a different print.

However! Please note that she's wearing Christian Louboutin shoes, a very famous brand known for its trademark red soles:

The second is an un-characteristically busy floral patterned dress, worn with some fabulous black heels.

It reminds me a bit of an Easter dress, actually.

The third outfit is the most edgy and the one I'm most likely to reproduce -- a leather pencil skirt with a piratical flouncy blouse:

I would probably downgrade the ruffled collar a bit...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Dollhouse Episode 2: DeWitt analysis

Here is the second part of the series on DeWitt's costumes in Dollhouse. In this episode, we see four different outfits, two of which occur in a flashback. The flashback is filmed with a bright haze, so the screenshots didn't come out as well.

The first outfit: a jewel-tone jersey dress with a cross-over bodice, worn with pulled-back hair and another small gold necklace:

A full-length view -- note the gathering at the bustline like the burgundy dress from the first episode:

I like this dress a lot, but if I were to re-create it, I would make the neckline a teensy bit higher (more work appropriate) and length the sleeves to wrist-length. I don't do well with 3/4 length sleeves.

The second outfit is a dress with a cross-over top. I didn't get any screenshots of the full length, but it's a simple shape:

The third is from the flashback. It's a dark navy pencil skirt worn with ANOTHER cross-over top, also sleeveless, but in a brighter blue. Were I to re-create this look, I would probably choose either the exact same colour for the top and skirt or two strongly contrasting colours. The almost-the-same colour combination does not appeal to me.

Here is a full-length view:

A close-up for the bodice:

And an even-closer-up view of the necklace, which I love:

The fourth outfit is much less vibrant than the others, but still very classy.

The blouse is fantastic -- and there's yet another gold necklace:

And here's a full-length view. Love those heels!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Dollhouse Episode 1: DeWitt analysis

This is the first post in a series on Ms. DeWitt's costuming in the show Dollhouse.

Here is the first glimpse we get of Ms. DeWitt. The full-length shots were not so great, but she is wearing a matching pencil skirt. I don't usually like the skirt-and-blazer suit look, but it works with her more casual shirt. Also note the small gold necklace, an accessory style that she keeps wearing.

And here we have the second outfit from the episode -- the standard pencil skirt with blouse. I can't say I'm crazy about the print on the blouse, but I do think I need to sew a black pencil skirt for my work wardrobe. Also note the basic black heel, which she wears frequently.

Her third outfit from the episode is my favourite -- a burgundy jersey dress. The draping at the front is excellent.

And here is a better shot of the front draping (and another small gold necklace):

A view of the back -- you can see that it ties:

Coming soon: episode 2!