A character on screen can be shaped by their attire. Even the least film-loving among us have learned this lesson from years of movies and TV shows. More often than not, the styling, fit, texture, and colors communicate to us than even the most passionate speech. A talented costume maker is aware of this. Also, a viewer picks it up. Understanding how to listen is sufficient. All it takes to start a discussion with individuals in front of us is to pay attention to the small details, seemingly unimportant things like the turn of a sleeve, the brand of a skirt, the shape of a clothes peg in your hair, or the way you hold your bags in your hands.Without her little black dress and sparkling jewels, Holly Golightly would not be the same as Annie Hall, Elle Woods would not be the same as Mary Poppins, and Annie Hall would not be the same as Elle Woods without her tomboy attire. They have one thing in common .. the bags. Without it probably they would be another character form another TV show.
Take Wednesday Addams for example. She is not required to speak. She also doesn’t need to blink her eyes. She can be recognized just by looking at her. The always pouty lips, the angular braids, the gothic influences, the Dark Academia vibes, and the monochromatic Gen Z vibes. They talk of the most well-liked misfit ever—the small child who cherished torturing her younger brother and guillotined dolls—who lives by the principle of emotional detachment and only smiles when she sees Uncle Fester. Despite being an outsider who displays sadism and “doesn’t allow herself be influenced by others and always remains herself,” the Netflix format sees her as a kind of feminist hero who is unmoved by setbacks.
A sadistic outsider who “doesn’t let herself be influenced by anyone and always remains herself,” but who the Netflix format views as a sort of feminist heroine impervious to setbacks, betrayals, and loneliness Wednesday by Tim Burton is a bit of an outcast. She starts out stiff and distant, but as the episodes go on and she spends more time at the Nevermore Academy, she begins to relax. And the clothing alone can communicate the story, or even better, the accessories. The Cambridge Satchel & Co. backpack with its definite, square lines, which she always carries on her shoulders (sometimes switching it out for a shoulder bag by the same company). the exact opposite of her roommate’s model. Enid Sinclair is a riot of color and warmth, which is reflected in her tricot sweaters, her hairy bag (a hint that she might be a werewolf? ), and the little Alba Heart Backpack in pink by Skinnydip.
Bags can have a lot of meaning. Initially created as a functional, unisex garment to be worn around the waist or hanging around the neck, they quickly sprang from the body to become an extension of our personalities, able to convey our preferences, identify our social standing, and protect our secrets. Prior to Jane Birkin spilling her straw bag next to Jean-Louis Dumas, CEO of Hermès, and giving birth to one of the most coveted fashion items ever, they denoted privileged position. And they still do today, albeit it’s not the primary topic of conversation. For instance, Sigmund Freud perceived the hollow form and its purpose as an extension of feminine sexuality in a broad sense, symbolizing the female genitalia and the maternal womb. One merely needs to hit play and watch one of the many TV series protagonists to read their narration without troubling the father of psychoanalysis.
A purse can signify and validate status and power. If it is Prada, better. We are not referring to Miranda Presley here, but rather to female business leaders who stand out in a world dominated by men, like Jessica Pearson of Suits or Olivia Pope of Scandal, who appeared in all seven seasons of the show wearing nothing but a minimal, strong, and priceless model designed by Miuccia Prada. She no longer possesses prestige, social standing, and most importantly, money. Mother of an affluent family who was defrauded by the business manager and left homeless in a distant village, Moira Rose of Schitt’s Creek clings to her clothes and fashionable purses from previous seasons like Falabella by Stella McCartney or the Mini Luggage by Celine. The cloyingly nice Karen Calhoun of The Watcher chooses a Chanel Classic Double Flap 26 in pink and white, a perfect fit with her rich and famous want tobe character, even though she is just one house away from having everything she wants (and doesn’t see herself flaunting it). A decision that stands in stark contrast to the simplicity conveyed by Nora Brannock, the other female heroine of the Netflix series, who is carrying a neutral-colored Celine Medium Trifold Bag on her arm. If you’re looking for inspiration for winter, Sophie Whitehouse’s outfit on Anatomy of a Scandal (with her Jil Sander Medium Tangle and Loewe Balloon) is everything to mimic) has a line of bags as well as a minimalist, almost restrained manner. Color, unique shapes, miniature sizes, and less expensive brands are characteristics of the clothing and accessories worn by teenagers and 20-somethings in the TV series, albeit not always (see one American relocating to Paris for a new career).
Here, emotion and the character’s inner journey are too frequently sacrificed in favor of superficial commercial advertising or fashion-week fads. From Maddy Perez’s violet By Far to Ari Blanco’s miniature Top Handle Furla 1927, the girls of Elite and Euphoria carry mini shoulder bags and purses that are as sweet and adorable as candy. The true winner of eccentric handbags is Emily Cooper of Emily in Paris; she switches up her accessories so frequently that they reflect her state of mind while she is in love and embarking on her new French adventure. Emily’s collection includes the Jelly Snapshot by Marc Jacobs, Knit bag by Longchamp, Trifolio Bag by Ferragamo, Cleo by Prada, lots of Chanel, but also Dolce & Gabbana, Christian Louboutin, Mark Cross, and many other designers