Guest Post By: Karissa of rissieblog.com
Hello, Everybody! My name is Karissa, also known as Rissie, and I run a little space over at rissieblog.com. Sophie’s blog has been one of my favorites for quite some time and I am incredibly excited to be collaborating with her on the Character Chic Challenge! I’ve had so much fun working on this post and I can’t wait to see what you all come up with. SO. Let’s get crackin.
What is the Character Chic Challenge? I don’t know about you, but I’ve noticed the strong influence that fictional characters have had on my style over the years. Sophie and I decided that this would be a fun challenge to spread around. The Character Chic Challenge is where you pick a fictional character (be it from literature, film, theater, or television) that has influenced your style in some way and share a style post based on that character. The fun part? Seeing everyone’s inspired looks when you share your photos on Instagram or Twitter by using the hashtag #characterchic. Once you share your post on your blog or social media, make sure to challenge 3-5 other bloggers or friends to share their fictional-style inspiration as well.
I chose one of my more recent favorites, Suzy Bishop from Moonrise Kingdom. I am a huge Wes Anderson fan. I have so much respect for his unique aesthetic, witty scripts, and rich characters. But I have to say one of my favorite characters would have to be Suzy Bishop. It’s amazing how I have noticed so many other bloggers mention her since I have started working on this post. I think it must be how relatable she is for anyone who has been an adventurous and rebellious adolescent. And I can’t help but LOVE her style. Her look is strongly influenced by the time. BUT. She’s rocks it. And I love it.
She is known for her mod dress, knee-high socks, and saddle shoes. When I was putting this outfit together, however, I wanted to wear pieces that I could pull from my current closet. I started off with a pink mini dress that I own with a beautiful lace peter pan collar. I cinched the dress with a roped belt that I got ages ago from Forever21. Of course I had to pull out my white knee socks (one of my favorite accessories) and I paired them with my purple flats (also from Forever21).
Suzy totes around several bags in the film. So I brought my red camera bag (from Koolertron) and my mapped suitcase/box (from Michaels). Suzy’s most iconic prop is her binoculars. I decided to switch this up a bit and show something that I always carried around with me when I was in middle school and high school. That is my Polaroid camera. And of course, like Suzy, I love of reading. So my last prop was my old copy of Julius Ceaser.
I also added some fun Suzy inspired make-up, like blue eye shadow…
I am such a big fan of this style and I had an absolute blast putting this post together. Thanks so much for reading and a huge thank you to Sophie for hosting me on her brand new spankin’ blog. Make sure to check out Sophie's look on my blog at rissieblog.com. Here's a sneak peak of her look:
I can’t wait to see other fiction-inspired style. I would like to officially nominate the following bloggers for the Character Chic Challenge:
Freya from freydefleur.com
Rebecca from aclotheshorse.co.uk
Karissa from veganalamode.com
Kayleigh at veryberrycosmo.co.uk
Peyton from thetinydarling.com