The Fab 40’s is a group of seven stylish fashion bloggers from around the globe. Each month we choose a different theme and invite a guest blogger who is also in their forties to join us. This group’s goal is to take on style trends and show how we each interpret and incorporate them into our own lives. With eight widely varied views, you are certain to find something that speaks to you each month and encourages you to continue to have fun with fashion after 40.
This month we have another fun theme, and once again, it is one I was dubious about at first. We were tasked to dress as villains. The most difficult part for me was to narrow down what villain to even choose, as I didn’t particularly have one just jump to mind I identified with in any way. However, after doing a quick google search on female villains I had a couple of ideas in mind. The first one didn’t pan out, so I moved on to my second one and that one just fell into place effortlessly.
I selected true life villain, Bonnie Parker, the female counterpart in the infamous couple, Bonnie and Clyde. While my interpretation is based on the 1967 movie starring Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty with its more modern styling, the costume designer did make sure she incorporated Bonnie’s jaunty beret. In photos she famously held a gun in one hand, a cigar in her mouth and had one foot propped up on a car, while wearing her signature chapeau. I naturally gravitated to this look, as it is a style I identify with. Little elements changed up my basic pencil skirt and body suit for a throw back look that is still modern. Nude fishnet hose, the skinny belt, silky scarf, and beret transform my basics. I’ve had these double strap Mary Jane pumps for years and love the vintage feel they offer, which was perfect for this look.
These are the nude fishnets from Berkshire I mentioned last week I would style soon. I love the subtle design element they offer and will be styling them quite a bit this spring. You can keep up with their latest styles and sales here: Instagram| Facebook| Twitter
Details: Beret – Local Boutique| Body Suit – Rolla Coster, Marshall’s| Skirt – Worthington, JCPenney| Scarf – D&Y| Fishnet Stockings – c/o Berskshire Legwear| Ring – Charming Charlie| Shoes – Jellypop
I am taking a note from Samantha with last month’s princess theme post and instead of revealing who each blogger’s villain is based on I am going to offer a clue and have you check out their blog to see if you are right.
Jaye “Goody” – Curvatude
Welcome to this month’s guest blogger, Jaye. She believes in embracing your curves with live out loud style and I think the name of her blog conveys that perfectly! Her villain is based on a character in a dramatic television series who not only has an amazing fashion sense, but also a keen ability of deduction.
Ann – Kremb de la Kremb
Details: Sunnies – Aviator Ray Bans| Scarf – Zara| Tank & Cargos – Forever 21| Belt – Vintage| Sneakers – ASOS
Ann’s villain of choice comes from an action packed and funny movie. This may not be the first look that pops into your mind when you think of this character, but it is one inspired by a Revealing scene.
Diane – Fashion on the 4th Floor
Details: Top – Zara| Jumpsuit – ASOS| Belt – H&M| Heels – Jones of NY, Marshall’s| Glasses – Readers.com| Lips – Liner/Lancome & Gloss, Sephora
Diane’s villain inspiration comes from a beloved book and movie franchise. This character may not be a favorite, but proves to have redeeming qualities.
Samantha – Fake Fabulous
Details: Leggings – Pamela Mann| Tops – ASOS & Topshop| Necklaces – Vintage| Shoes – Topshop| Bag – Primark| Glasses = Vintage Ray Ban
Samantha’s villain got her start in comic books and moved on to the big screen. This villain is exotic, sexy, and as deadly as her name.
Sheela – Sheela Writes
Details: Dress – Badgley Mishka| Hair by Zotos| Lips = “Ginger” Kylie Cosmetics
I almost selected the same villain as Sheela, but wardrobe restrictions got in my way. This villain also got her start in comics before moving onto the big screen opposite the caped crusader.
Veronica – Cid Style File
Details: Maxi Dress – City Chic| Booties – Market & Melrose| Sunnies – Zero UV| Tassel Earrings – H&M| Bracelet – Gifted
Veronica selected our theme this month, as she thought it would be fun to go in the opposite direction of last month’s princess theme. She is the only one of us who selected a Disney villain and this particular one is considered the Mistress of All Evil”.
I believe everyone did an amazing job of embracing this month’s theme and I really enjoyed seeing the diverse takes on villains and their style. If you were to choose a villain’s style, whose would it be?