Monday, November 15

She's thin, she's blonde, she says "wow" a lot.

Cassie Ainsworth is a character from the series Skins (series 1 & 2) played by Hannah Murray. I never watched the newer series but I can wholeheartedly recommend the first two.

Cassie, who counts anorexia amongst her many troubles is a dreamer with a most enviable wardrobe. All her outfits are beautifully layered and there are quite a few pieces I'd like to thief from this seventeen year old imaginary person.

Here 's a selection for your visual delectation :D



Roz, a costume assistant for the show wrote "The look is Edward [Gibbon (costume designer)]’s individual take on fashion. There are no rules. All colours can work together, no patterns clash and it’s a mixture of vintage, charity shops, designers and high street. TKMaxx is a favourite. We also customise a lot of our costumes, although most of the tiny details are only really seen if you’re looking closely."1



So cute it could cause hyperglycemia this sailor top is actually one of Murray's own 2



Roz goes on to say that "Cassie’s illness is reflected in her costumes. In her head she’s in a 1920’s silent movie and therefore dresses appropriately depending on her state of mind. In Cassie land anything goes."




For Murray clothes are all about escapism but there is little else she shares with Cassie. That is, the answer to the question on your mind is no. She 's never had an eating disorder herself and to the contrary has a rather healthy body image. She acknowledges that everybody goes through teenage loneliness and insecurities but goes on to say that she has grown out of hating the way she looks. "I have some days when I hate my thighs and my stomach, but generally, I am pretty happy"3

Source:
1: google cache of SkinsNation http://www.skinsnation.co.uk/behind-the-scenes/crew-blog-a-guide-to-skins-style-by-roz-costume-assistant
2: Lula issue 8 p.204
3: ibid

39 comments:

  1. I've never seen skins, but I do love her wardobe indeed based on these pictures, it's so sweet and quirky! And thank you for your lovely comment, it really made me laugh!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  2. Aahh skins!! So good. I love Cassies style.

    After I watched the first season I just wanted to wear floaty cream dresses and dark green jackets and sparkly stockings.

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  3. never heard of it ever. I used to be an assumed anorexic because I was always extremely thin especially when younger. It was really irritating since I ate like a horse. It caused me to go on weight gainer pills because I was so upset at how teased I was for being really thin.

    I like her clothes in these shots.

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  4. I share a similar crush on Cassie! Everytime she says wow, she steals a lil bit more of my heart away! I must confess I watched Skins only for her really:)

    xx

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  5. i have never heard or seen her but she looks adorable



    stop by sometime<3
    http://passportglamour.blogspot.com

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  6. oh i love skins.
    cassie was always my favorite.
    xoox

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  7. wow, whoever is the costume designer really did well with her wardrobe. Suits her real well!

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  8. these are beautiful. after the second series, it wasn't really worth watching ;) x hivennn.

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  9. i have never heard of skins, but 'in cassie land anything goes'.. . just sounds like a winner

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  10. I've never seen Skins although I hear so much about it from various people, I think I really need to check it out! Also, her sailor outfit has me green eyed!

    xx

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  11. A skirt with swedish horses on it is something I simply MUST have!

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  12. Ah, I'm totally psyched that you managed to get all of these ridiculously cool outfits Cassie wears. I swear the very first season of Skins was so good 50 percent just because Cassie was in there bewitching us with her magical clothes and persona (albeit a sad one). It kind of makes me nervous to see so many young girls completely romanticising her though, she's often an actual example for teen girls whereas Cassie had a truly disturbed illness.

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  13. I love her outfits,
    and I adore your outfits too.
    You're doll like.



    Much love,
    hope to hear from you <3
    http://flyingakite.blogspot.com

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  14. I love her outfits,
    and I adore your outfits too.
    You're doll like.



    Much love,
    hope to hear from you <3
    http://flyingakite.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. Ah, I'm totally psyched that you managed to get all of these ridiculously cool outfits Cassie wears. I swear the very first season of Skins was so good 50 percent just because Cassie was in there bewitching us with her magical clothes and persona (albeit a sad one). It kind of makes me nervous to see so many young girls completely romanticising her though, she's often an actual example for teen girls whereas Cassie had a truly disturbed illness.

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  16. A skirt with swedish horses on it is something I simply MUST have!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I've never seen Skins although I hear so much about it from various people, I think I really need to check it out! Also, her sailor outfit has me green eyed!

    xx

    ReplyDelete
  18. i have never heard of skins, but 'in cassie land anything goes'.. . just sounds like a winner

    ReplyDelete
  19. these are beautiful. after the second series, it wasn't really worth watching ;) x hivennn.

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  20. wow, whoever is the costume designer really did well with her wardrobe. Suits her real well!

    ReplyDelete
  21. oh i love skins.
    cassie was always my favorite.
    xoox

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  22. i have never heard or seen her but she looks adorable



    stop by sometime<3
    http://passportglamour.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. I share a similar crush on Cassie! Everytime she says wow, she steals a lil bit more of my heart away! I must confess I watched Skins only for her really:)

    xx

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  24. never heard of it ever. I used to be an assumed anorexic because I was always extremely thin especially when younger. It was really irritating since I ate like a horse. It caused me to go on weight gainer pills because I was so upset at how teased I was for being really thin.

    I like her clothes in these shots.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Aahh skins!! So good. I love Cassies style.

    After I watched the first season I just wanted to wear floaty cream dresses and dark green jackets and sparkly stockings.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I've never seen skins, but I do love her wardobe indeed based on these pictures, it's so sweet and quirky! And thank you for your lovely comment, it really made me laugh!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

    ReplyDelete
  27. A skirt with swedish horses on it is something I simply MUST have!

    ReplyDelete
  28. I've never seen Skins although I hear so much about it from various people, I think I really need to check it out! Also, her sailor outfit has me green eyed!

    xx

    ReplyDelete
  29. i have never heard of skins, but 'in cassie land anything goes'.. . just sounds like a winner

    ReplyDelete
  30. these are beautiful. after the second series, it wasn't really worth watching ;) x hivennn.

    ReplyDelete
  31. wow, whoever is the costume designer really did well with her wardrobe. Suits her real well!

    ReplyDelete
  32. I love her outfits,
    and I adore your outfits too.
    You're doll like.



    Much love,
    hope to hear from you <3
    http://flyingakite.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  33. Ah, I'm totally psyched that you managed to get all of these ridiculously cool outfits Cassie wears. I swear the very first season of Skins was so good 50 percent just because Cassie was in there bewitching us with her magical clothes and persona (albeit a sad one). It kind of makes me nervous to see so many young girls completely romanticising her though, she's often an actual example for teen girls whereas Cassie had a truly disturbed illness.

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  34. i have never heard or seen her but she looks adorable



    stop by sometime<3
    http://passportglamour.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  35. I share a similar crush on Cassie! Everytime she says wow, she steals a lil bit more of my heart away! I must confess I watched Skins only for her really:)

    xx

    ReplyDelete
  36. never heard of it ever. I used to be an assumed anorexic because I was always extremely thin especially when younger. It was really irritating since I ate like a horse. It caused me to go on weight gainer pills because I was so upset at how teased I was for being really thin.

    I like her clothes in these shots.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Aahh skins!! So good. I love Cassies style.

    After I watched the first season I just wanted to wear floaty cream dresses and dark green jackets and sparkly stockings.

    ReplyDelete
  38. oh i love skins.
    cassie was always my favorite.
    xoox

    ReplyDelete
  39. I've never seen skins, but I do love her wardobe indeed based on these pictures, it's so sweet and quirky! And thank you for your lovely comment, it really made me laugh!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

    ReplyDelete