Friday, September 21, 2012

Fashion Friday: Bel Rowley, Part 1

A couple of months ago I discovered The Hour with Dominic West (from The Wire). (I can't wait for November when Season 2 finally airs here in the states!) While I started watching it because Dominic West was in it, the lead female character, Bel Rowley, hooked me.

The Finds (top collage) : Leather Trim Ponte Top, $168, with Paneled Pencil Skirt, $79.50.
(bottom collage) : Dolman Black Top Houndstooth Skirt, $174.

For me, Bel stands out from most of the other female characters currently in period TV shows. Unlike other shows, Bel is in charge; she's the producer of a televised news program. She was given the position because it was thought "a woman would be easier to steer;" but at least she didn't sleep her way into it. When we meet her, she's 28, single, and attracted to her show's anchor.
The Finds : Fitted Split-Sleeve Dress, $380.

While Bel may struggle initially with taking the reins, for example, squabbling and open rebellion at her staff meetings, her attire doesn't. I absolutely love her wardrobe, created by Suzanne Cave. Classic. Powerful. Feminine.
The Finds : Leather-Waist Tweed Pencil Skirt, Fendi, $1,245
with Puff-Sleeve Pullover, $48.

Who's your favorite female character on TV right now?
Ciao Bella!
Credits: All images taken by their respective sellers: Banana Republic, Lord & Taylor, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Layouts created by Eden Hensley Silverstein for The Road to the Good Life.