Selena’s use of backgrounds in her Polyvore post inspired me to try them out–up to this point, I’ve been wary of backgrounds because they tend to turn weirdly transparent and be generally difficult to work with. But after some trial and error, I was able to find some cool backdrops to work with this week’s theme–outfits inspired by some of Persephone’s favorite television characters.
Kaywinnit Lee Frye
If I could find a frilly ball gown even close to the one Kaylee wore in “Shindig,” I would clip and add that in a hot minute. Alas, we have to settle for a silk jumpsuit (Balmain, a stunning $1,950.00, will help you look like you work at the poshest auto shop in town), a floral tank top ($17, and I’d like to take this opportunity to say there’s a major lack of long-sleeved floral tops for women), and a kimono jacket (price unknown). That’s a Serenity Christmas tree ornament, and, of course, the strawberry is for Kaylee’s insatiable love of the fruit (whether she likes chocolate or not, I don’t know, but that was one of the nicer-looking strawberry pictures).
This is the sloppiest of the bunch–it was difficult to place the images without covering up so much of the schoolyard scene that it became entirely unrecognizable. V. Mars’ style changed fairly significantly over the course of three seasons–the third season was by far my least favorite, as she looked like she shopped exclusively at American Eagle. This is first season V. Mars, when she wore pleated miniskirts (DKNY, $180), combat boots (Doc Martens, $77-at least, I think she wore boots like these, perhaps once? Her footwear didn’t really stand out to me), and did the whole hoodie-under-a-jacket thing. This particular jacket is actually convertible (don’t ask me how), and it’s $1,265 from Barney’s. I added in some of Veronica’s gadgets, and updated her tan messenger bag to a tartan number (price unknown).
Ooooohhh, this was my favorite to pull together. It wasn’t difficult to find a cemetery backdrop, and I was surprised by the sheer number of crossbows people had already uploaded to Polyvore! Anyway, I stuck the Buffster in tan leather pants, because she was always rocking leather or pleather or some kind of shiny plastic substance, usually on her legs, sometimes in jacket form. The white top (3.1 Phillip Lim, $350) I think is beautiful, not to mention fitting, since Buffy was always wearing virginal white. The Louboutins ($1,080) are a tribute to her penchant for fighting in heels, and the cross necklace (Magda, $150), besides serving its obvious purpose, adds a nice, goth-ey touch.