Learn from…Chuck Bass
Gossip Girl has become a widespread sucess due to the combination of beautiful young people, high-end fashion and the sexually charged glamour lifestyle of it’s characters. Taking Manhattan’s Upper East Side as background, the show portrays New York’s elite by following their everyday events. Needless to say the two main female characters spend a fair amount of their time shopping in stores most of us wouldn’t dream of…
Still, this post is focused on the most iconic character of show: Chuck Bass (played by Ed Westwick). The show’s stylist, Eric Daman, has done an outstanding job at choosing the outfits for this narcissistic, egotistical and snobbish 19-year-old heir of one of NY’s greatest fortunes. Besides betting on some bold statement pieces, you can’t help to notice the attention given to accessories: ties, ascots, bowties, braces, pocket squares, hats, scarves…you name it:
All photos from www.cwtv.com
I am aware that most of these looks are overwhelming for a daily use, mainly because most of the accessories shown are associated with dandyism and elistism. However, you can be inspired to take (calculated) risks and have fun with your outfits, by giving them a splash of color and extra flare. Another important aspect to retain is his attitude and posture: if you imagine most guys trying to pull off those looks, chances are they would look ridiculous… Chuck, on the other hand, makes it seem natural by transpiring self-confidence and the right amount of cockyness. (keep an eye out for an upcoming post on posture and body language).
To know more about some of the looks and where to get them check this great post over at Frenchlittlething: http://frenchlittlething.blogspot.com/2010/02/la-chuck-bass.html