This week’s challenge for 100 days of being geek chic and healthy, is to three base outfits on out women influences both fictional and historical. My three influences are: Arwen from LOTR, Molly Hooper from Sherlock and Marilyn Monroe. I have reasons for all of my choices, but I will explain them later.
My first Influence: Arwen from Lord of The Rings.
I’ll give you a quick background on her. Arwen was born and raised in Rivendell with the High Elves, and her father, Elrond, is the Lord of Rivendell. She fell in love with Aragorn who is a Ranger from the Dunedain of the North, but was fostered by Elrond and was raised in Rivendell alongside Arwen.
The reasons why I idolise Arwen is because she is not afraid to sacrifice her immortality to be with the one she loves (Aragorn). She does this to prevent herself going to the undying lands without him.This is beautiful because she basically shortens her lifespan in order to spend her life with Aragorn. The other reason why I idolise her is because she isn’t afraid to stand up for herself, even to her father.
Here is my Arwen inspired outfit:
I think that Arwen’s costume really suits her character. Her long velvet dresses flatter her figure and also make her seem really majestic, which she should because she’s the daughter of the Lord of Rivendell. I have tried to make an outfit inspired by her, without the skirt being so long, and because I am not keen on velvet, I have skipped the velvet.
Alexis Navy Pussybow Blouse – Boohoo.com
I have chosen this blouse because most (if not all) of Arwen’s costumes are long-sleeved, so I wanted to choose something that is also long sleeved, but had a lighter feel to it. I thought that this would be perfect for this outfit because it gives a slightly more modern feel on the top half of Arwen’s costume.
Jess Ink Skater Skirt – Boohoo.com
I have chosen this skater skirt because I did not want a full length skirt (mainly because I don’t like them) but because I wanted to give the outfit a modern feel. I feel that with this addition to the outfit, it makes it very wearable to everyday life.
Evenstar Pendant – eBay.com
What would an Arwen inspired outfit be without an evenstar pendant. This pendant is absolutely beautiful! what makes it better is that you do not have to fork out an arm and a leg for it!
My second female influence is Molly Hooper from Sherlock.
I’ll give you a short background on her. Molly is a specialist registrar in the morgue at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London. She is good friends with John and Sherlock and she helps them with lots of their cases.
I idolise her because you don’t really see many women of science in TV programmes so it is nice to see a women with such a developed scientific career. I also idolise her because she does not give up with anything, which is always a good quality to have. She applies this not only to her career and helping Sherlock and John with their cases, but also with trying to get Sherlock to understand how much she loves him.
Here is my Molly Hooper inspired outfit:
Molly’s costumes are well suited to her job as a scientist, all for her clothes need to be relatively well fitted because she would not want them to be loose, otherwise they would get in the way of her work.
Stone belted chinos – Newlook.com
I chose these, because she seems to wear beige trousers quite a lot, but I wanted to give it a modern feel by making them skinny chinos. This gives the whole outfit a modern feel, and people would be more willing to wear it.
Cherri over-sized checked shirt – Boohoo.com
I chose a checked shirt because these also seem to be a favourite of Molly’s. I thought that this shirt in particular gave the outfit a younger feel to it. I also thought that because the chinos are skinny, that it would be better to have an over-sized shirt paired with it.
My third women influence in Marilyn Monroe, she’s not often looked upon as a positive influence for girls, but I think otherwise. I think that she was a very troubled, but she tried to not let her troubles get the better of her, but in the end she couldn’t control it any more.
I’ll give you a short background on her. She was born in 1926 in LA, her mother wasn’t able to look after her, so she was placed in an orphanage. She was in an orphanage for most of her life. In the 1940’s she was working in an ammunition factory checking parachutes, when she was spotted by a photographer and became a model. Then in 1947 she starred in her first film “The shocking Miss Pilgrim”. From 1947 until her death in 1962 she starred in 33 films, and one film that was never completed called “somethings got to give”.
I idolise her because she came from nothing to then being one of the most famous faces in the entire world. She also was a very troubled women who tried so hard to not let her troubled life get in the way of her work.
Here is my Marilyn Monroe inspired outfit:
For this outfit I chose the most iconic costume that Marilyn ever wore. This is from the 1955 film “The Seven Year Itch”. This costume was so flattering to her figure, and I think that the outfit I have put together will also be very flattering.
White halterneck dress – Houseoffraiser.co.uk
I chose this dress because it is so similar to Marilyn’s costume, and I couldn’t justify changing the dress to anything else! The dress is so flattering (as were most outfits from the 50s). It is glamorous and could probably be worn or any occasion that you could want.
White court shoes – tesco.co.uk
I chose these shoes because I thought that they just screamed he 50s. They are beautiful, and very suited to a formal event, but they could be changed for white flatpumps if you want to wear it for an every day occasion!
I hope you have found this interesting to read and maybe take some inspiration from it!
Check out the other girls blogs who are also doing this challenge!