Thursday, February 12, 2015

Inspired By: The Paradise

The Paradise is a historical costume drama that takes place in 1875 in England and centers around the first British department store called The Paradise and the people that work there: John Moray, the owner, his business assistant, and the shopgirls, as well as the shopkeepers on the street and the woman who is determined to marry Moray.

You can watch the TV series on Netflix right now.

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Denise Lovett
Denise Lovett

Denise (Joanna Vanderham) comes to stay with her uncle Edmund, who owns a struggling shop across the street from The Paradise, but she takes a job as a shopgirl at the department store at her uncle's insistence. Denise is intelligent and feisty and has fresh ideas for the department store, which leads to Moray taking an interest in her.

When she first comes to the store she wears a floral dress, so wear a ditsy floral print dress, a gray beanie, tights, and heeled oxfords. Or dress like Denise after she gets new attire: a colorblock pleated dress, a teal scarf, bangles, and flat oxfords. 

John Moray
John Moray
John Moray (Emun Elliot) is the owner of The Paradise. The widower still struggles with his wife's death, but he likes all of the ideas that Denise has and sees that she is invested in the department store like he is. 

For something a little more business casual, put on a long brown cardigan, a white blouse, brown pants, a heart pin, and red loafers. Or put on a brown floral dress with bow rings and black pumps.

Katherine Glendenning
Katherine Glendenning
Katherine Glendenning (Elaine Cassidy) is a young woman who wants to marry Moray and whose father owns the street that The Paradise is on, so Moray is financially dependent on Lord Glendenning. She's a rich woman and has a habit of getting what she wants. 

Put on a dressed up casual look: a white side zipper sweater, white jeans, a purple beanie, purple pumps, and a pale pink watch. Or wear a loose purple dress, a heart locket necklace, a red belt, and black pointed flats. 

Miss Audrey & Clara
Miss Audrey / Clara
Miss Audrey (Sarah Lancashire) is the head of the Ladieswear department in the store; she's strict but has all the girls well-being in mind. One of the shopgirls is Clara (Sonya Cassidy), who has a troubled past and feels cast aside when Denise joins the staff of The Paradise. 

Wear an outfit perfect for the office: a black loose blazer, a purple sheath dress, a brooch, and gold glitter heels. Or wear something fun and casual, like what Clara wears when she goes dancing: a black necklace, a gray sweater, a floral pencil skirt, and gray flats. 

Have you seen The Paradise?
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14 comments:

  1. You always rock the heck out of these types of looks! Incredible!
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  2. I love all these outfits! Historical costumes are my favorite, I wish I could watch such fancy outfits out and about sometimes! I will have to check this out on Netflix!!

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  3. I love this! I know what I'm going to be binge-watching this weekend! Thank you for the amazing recommendations, as always! :)

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  4. I haven't ever heard of this series but that first still you posted makes me want to rush home to binge watch it! I love all of the outfits you were inspired to create by each of the characters too!

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  5. really liked the miss audrey and clara style outfit

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  6. I absolutely love every outfit you came up with! I don't think I can even pick just one, I really do like them all! :)

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  7. Love all the pieces - they fit the characters perfectly! I just finished watching season 2 of The Paradise this afternoon, such a great program!

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  8. Thank you! I'm so glad you like it!

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  9. Thank you, thank you!! That's awesome! :)

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  10. Thanks, Gabriele! I hope you like the show!

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  11. I would love to wear one of her outfits too, though maybe not for too long because of the corsets haha!!

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