If I had to describe my TV viewing style in one word it would be: enthusiastic. I'll watch any show at least once and I have a particular soft spot for teenage dramas. Although filled with juicy hookups, pregnancy scares, and forbidden love affairs my attraction to these shows is also due to something more tangible as a viewer - the character's wardrobe. Every fall I look forward to swooning over Serena Van Der Woodsen's boho chic style that is a mix of high-end designer pieces and frugal finds, put together in a way that accurately reflects the Upper East Side's wild child. I watched lovingly as Betty Suarez transformed from Ugly Betty into a self-confident and assured writer. However my ultimate favorite show for style scouting is 90210. In the second season the wardrobe stylist was able to cultivate distinct styles for each character that expressed their personality and aspirations. You can typically find aspiring theatre star Annie dress in Urban Outfitters chic, Naomi who just recently come into her trust fund would wear nothing but designer labels, and Silver the aspiring journalist bears an uncanny resemblance to The Glamourai. Of all of these fashionistas, Ivy's style is the most intriguing. When Ivy came during the second season it was obvious her character was not a girl's girl. Her hoarse voice and sarcastic demeanor repelled the Beverly Hill's girls but allowed her to be successful in becoming one of the guys. Be raised by a single mother, a free spirit who owns her own record company; Ivy developed into a self sufficient teen who inconsequently has more luck surfing the waves than finding the right guy. What drew me to Ivy's style is the bohemian and California surf feel to each piece of clothing; something that can also be seen off-camera by actress Gillian Zinser. Here are some of my favorite looks from the star:
I can't wait to see what the stylist dresses the girls in for the first year of college in the upcoming season!