Friday, July 24, 2015

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Miss Fisher's Fabulous Fashion


I'm *deep* in Costume College prep fog, but I have been winding down my nights watching Season 2 of "Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries," an Australian series that is everything you would ever want a detective show set in the 1920s to be.
Geometric blouse + solid pleated skirt and matching beret or cloche hat = Insta-vintage!
Charming acting, fun mysteries, and good music aside, my favorite thing about Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries is Miss Fisher's fashion. The show is an hour-long feast for the eyes, with drool-worthy dresses, trousers, coats, and hats, OH THAT HATS!

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One can't help but feel drawn to dress like Miss Fisher in today's world. The character's clothing is refined but bold, elegant but playful, and oddly accessible. A basic pair of wide-legged trousers paired with a geometric blouse, and a deco-trimmed, long jacket will get you most of the way there...

This coat is my *everything* - could you pull this off in today's world, I wonder?
My favorite outfit from my favorite episode in Season 2 - "Blood at the Wheel" - taking place around ladies' participation in racing rally cars, 1920s style!
...and don't forget the cloche hat! It seems to me that a cloche hat is 90% of a 1920s look. A-OK by me - modern ones are easy to find and re-trim, or you can even steam your own straw or felt cloche with just a basic head block.

Chiffon dress or blouse + cloche hat = insta-vintage
So here's to Miss Fisher's fabulous fashion buffet. I think I'll dedicate my Fall wardrobe to being a bit more stylish in her fictional footsteps. How 'bout you?

For more Miss Fisher Fashion, check out my Pinterest board with tons of glorious inspiration!


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  1. I too have been wanting to add some 20s pieces to my fall wardrobe! They look so yummy and comfortable.

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    1. I agree! Loose fit, flowing lines. I like that the season 2 stuff is moving more into the '30s (it's set in 1929), so you get both slightly older, but then quite fashion forward.

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    2. Seriously, Look up Modish Mitzi!! THE 11920s fashion it-girl in comics. and a fashion commenter. definately before her time!

      https://www.google.fi/search?q=modish+mitzi&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAWoVChMI_vXXtP38xgIVQRssCh3WYg-s&biw=1111&bih=865

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    3. http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/7064/1685/1600/modishmitzi.jpg

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    4. Barnacle seems to have the strips:

      http://www.barnaclepress.com/comic/Modish%20Mitzi/modmitz250801.jpg/

      http://www.barnaclepress.com/comic/Modish%20Mitzi/modmitz250831.jpg/

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  2. I cannot wait for Season 3!!! Patience is NOT one of my strong features...
    I adore the jodhpur outfit that is the last picture!! The only thing holding me back from making the outfit in its entirety right this instant, is the green gloves...they are so fabulous!!!
    Blessings!
    g

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    1. I bet you can find some green gloves. IN FACT, HERE ARE SOME GREEN GLOVES! http://www.leatherglovesonline.com/np/WomensGloves-ByStyle-Featured.htm#section=start

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    2. Oh Lauren...you are such an enabler!!! Love it! Those are some seriously fabulous gloves...

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    3. You can find bootleg copies of Season 3 on YouTube. Just look for the ones with more than 301 views.

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  3. This is seriously one of my favorite shows! The fashion is so divine! I can wait for series 3, its all I can do to not give in and watch it somewhere online. I am going to try making a cloche or two this fall. 1920's fashion isn't always super flattering on my shape, but I decided not to care and wear it anyway a while ago!

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    1. Yay for making our own cloches! I know there's a milliner that makes *fabulous* stuff coming to Costume College, so I might treat myself and buy one of her hats, but I quite enjoyed making my own too. Can a girl really have too many cloches? Miss Fisher doesn't think so... :-)

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  4. Miss Fisher is so great! And they did such a great job on the show's costumes with a relatively small budget for a period drama -- I wrote about this (comparing it to Downton Abbey & others) on Frock Flicks at http://www.frockflicks.com/miss-fishers-murder-mysteries-1920s-budget/

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  5. I love this show! I watched it while sewing my 20s dress for the Gatsby Picnic last year!

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  6. I just bought two of my first 1920s pieces, and I LOVE THEM! They're like the vintage equivalent of sweatpants! Loose, classy, and comfy as all get-out! I'm working on fixing them up and hope to have them ready next month!

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    1. I've been wearing 20s all summer and I agree! Comfy enough to clean and nap in, and interesting to look at to boot! I also really like the lack of tight waistbands, considering how hot this summer has been. :-P

      -- Tegan

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  7. That coat IS fabulous,but I would need it to be a few inches shorter

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  8. http://missfisherexhibition.com.au/ See what we are all missing. Although I am probably a bit closer to Melbourne than you. :)

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    1. being held here: http://www.ripponleaestate.com.au/

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  9. The biggest problem with the coat is that I think the climate/weather window in which it makes sense to wear a thin, long coat might be actually quite narrow.

    But the I scrolled through all these, substracted the accessoires (fur, the hats and gloves) and saw things that people would most definitely wear in my town with nohing but pride and barely any concept that it is a nearly century-old look. (To be fair I live in Hipster Central.) A friend of mine has actually worn an all-black variant of the jodhour outfit, now that I think about it.

    So yes, it is most definitely wearable vintage fashion. Go for it.

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  10. Love this! :-) Have you seen British series House of Elliot ? There was really good 1920 fashion too

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  11. Oh yeah ! Miss Fisher is a really nice TV show and the costumes (and the actors !) are fabulous !

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  12. I LOVE Miss Fisher! I've been binge watching it whenever I have the chance. Not only the fashion, but the entire entourage (the cars!) and the characters are wonderful. I'd love to see how you would dress in Phryne's style!

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  13. Damn right there's a place for that coat in today's world - in my wardrobe! It is on my must-make list, and I have my eyes open for something to use for the edging. SO GOOD

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  14. I love the show and Miss Fisher's looks although I often think many of her clothes are just a bit eh... fashion forward (I'm still in season 1 and the fit of her clothes is way sleeker and more fitted than it should be for mid-1920's). I know I couldn't wear half of those things but seeing them, I certainly want to try ;) And those hats!

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  15. I haven't seen this show, but by Gawd, is it inspiring!!

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  16. I love this show and the clothing! I have several of my grandmother's dresses from that era! The details!! Also, I was in Sydney for a month last year and got to see the Season 1 costume exhibition in Paramatta for Miss Fisher show. Just absolutely stunning - love the hats!

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  17. I love this show and the clothing! I have several of my grandmother's dresses from that era! The details!! Also, I was in Sydney for a month last year and got to see the Season 1 costume exhibition in Paramatta for Miss Fisher show. Just absolutely stunning - love the hats!

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  18. I adore Miss Fisher, and amazingly, as he's not one for most of my costume dramas, my husband does too! Maybe because it's a little naughty. ;) I'd love to repro some of her clothes, they are all so effortlessly chic.

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