Saturday, 9 January 2010

Gleek Chic

Vampires are dead - get ready, get steady - to be Glee-ed! You may have missed E4's subtle marketing and advertising campaign about a little known show called Glee; it's hardly been advertised on TV, cinemas, online, in magazines, etc..., actually you've probably never heard of it in your life (yes sarcasm is the lowest form of wit). Not only is this show set to be blooming funny, it's a feel good mix of odd balls and great songs (who wasn't wowed by 'Don't Stop Believing' in the pilot - can't beat a bit of Journey!), but I'd love it for this one fact alone - it's bringing back 90s prep!!!!!
Rachel 'She really, really wants to be a star' and Kurt 'He's dapper and dramatic - perfect Glee material' Glee

What I think is really going to get us hooked on this fab show is 'Gleek Chic'. The preppy glee club look is getting me all in a tizz and making me reach for the tartan, plaid and knee high socks faster than you can say 'as if!', so forget about geek chic, and embrace your inner gleek! The Glee style is similar to the look made famous circa 1995 (Clueless, The Craft, etc...), think tailored, layered and preppy (even with a punk twist)! The look needs lots of knitwear, loads of tartan and plaid, mini skirts and kilts, shirts and blouses, colour block dressing (think head to toe mustard, black and white, or red), and most of all socks, socks and more socks!!!!
The oh so fabulous Cher and Dion in Clueless
Emma 'a sweet and lovely germophobe' Glee
To get this preppy and cute school teacher/catholic school girl look (as seen on Rachel and Emma in Glee), the best collection I've seen is NW3 by Hobbs. It's just perfect for this style and trend, lots of beautifully cut classic pieces in gorgeous colours and fabrics and I'm in love with almost every piece on, but my faves that sum up Gleek Chic are these beauties below (but seriously, check out the whole collection - so yummy!) 
No preppy Glee look is complete without an amazing, tailored white shirt (which I'm bringing up to date with pin-tuck detailing and oversized puff sleeves) and, to channel the Clueless look, oh-so-cute socks to complete the look.
The other twist on Gleek Chic is Tina, the punk/goth member of the Glee club who adds so dark and moody preppy to the mix. If Clueless preppy is too cutesy for you, and you're not ready to fully move on from the Vampire trend just yet, Tina's your style icon! She is to goth prep, what The Craft was to witch prep! Keep the socks, keep the mini kilts, keep the shirts and good knitwear, but most of all keep it black (with some white and red if you really must)!
Tina 'a punk with a stutter and a secret' Glee
The Craft (preppy witches at their best!) 1996

You hear that Twilight - Vampire Goth is dead (no pun intended), long live Gleek Chic! See the first two Glee episodes at 9pm on E4, Monday!
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  1. i love argyle socks! i love thigh high socks too. yummy post
    I hope you are well honey and are having a good wknd. Just to kindly let you know now there is now free subscription via a feed reader. Just click on the orange feed icon in the subscription section(right hand side of blog). Have a gorge day.

  2. love that tulip skirt!
    have a lovely weekend, xoxo


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