Meghan is starting a brand-new and exciting job this week, so she’s taken the week away from writing for us. I miss her weekly forays into Polyvore, so like a good editor, I’m picking up the slack. What could be more appropriate than creating stylish outfits for some of my favorite Middlemarch Madness contenders?
1. Carrie White, from Steven King’s Carrie. For Carrie, I’m tweaking canon a little as I’ve created an outfit that would have perfect for her trial, had she made it that far. I chose a demure but cute pumpkin colored draft with a fifties inspired cut and plenty of modesty for her dirty pillows. Since Carrie was exploring the miracles of blossoming womanhood, I figured she needed cute shoes. Finally, as the last thing one wants when one is on trial for killing one’s high school with one’s brain is a telekinesis flare-up exposing all one’s secrets, a bag with lots of straps.
2. Turtle Wexler from Ellen Raskin’s The Westing Game: The College Years. By the time Turtle got to college, we can assume several things: 1. She was loaded. 2. She was a badass and 3. She would own Docs. I also gave her a ridiculously cute turtle ring and the most expensive red bag I could find.
3. Next up is Offred, from Margaret Atwood’s A Handmaid’s Tale. When we last saw Offred, she was on the lam and pregnant. She needs clothes that are warm, comfortable, and easy to move in. As taught to me by TV, I also gave her a bulky coat and a giant bag to keep the pregnancy under wraps.