First Official Post! What better way to start things off then to put together an inspired collection of one of my most beloved fandoms, BBC’s MERLIN! Coincidentally, I just finished the Season 5 finale last night and much to my dismay, the END OF THE SERIES :O
Naturally, the best way to fill the void in my heart is to do a tribute to Merlin fashion 😉
SPOILER ALERT – Be warned!
Merlin is our unsung hero in the series, he is the world’s most powerful sorcerer but is forced to hide his powers from even his closest friends, including King Arthur (this sets up infinite plot twists and heartbreaking ending!). Merlin’s style has changed minimally throughout the series, he is always dressed very casually (he is a servant, of course!) with very limited clothing options. This set mimics his style very closely: skinnies in a chocolate colour, a chambray shirt paired with a cognac suede motorcycle jacket and his iconic red scarf. Sturdy boots and cozy socks are practical and adorable. I needed to add the gold dragon ring because it adds some sparkle and, of course, our hero is a Dragonlord 😉
His Kingship has made leaps and bounds in the personality department in the past 5 seasons. He’s gone from a spoiled, arrogant brat to a noble, just and powerful ruler who treats all his subjects fairly. The playful banter between Arthur and Merlin is the best part of the show, I think that is what got me hooked! Arthur is usually in full armour except for the occasional feast or when he’s in his chamber. This set is a bit more abstract, The gold and crimson combination is reminiscent of his cape which has a gold dragon insignia. The entire plot of Merlin revolves around Arthur’s death and the gold skull necklace represents this theme.
Gwen’s story is definitely a “rags to riches” tale, she has progressed from Morgana’s handmaiden, snagged herself a Prince and has become a commendable ruler. But her status isn’t the only thing that has improved, her wardrobe this season was much more suited for royalty. Luxe fabrics in jewel tones, elaborate jewellery and hair extensions have trumped the sweet pastels of her common clothes. For this set, I decided that a rich satin dress in royal blue was perfectly paired with some glitzy accessories (those earrings! :O). As for beauty, some fakies, liquid liner and metallic shadow paired with a trusty curling wand (I have this one, works like a dream!) creates a lavish look.
Morgana has become a major bad ass in the 5th Season! She is now a high priestess who is out for blood (particularly Arthur’s) and will stop at nothing to reclaim Camelot as her own. She has obviously taken an evil turn but I have to say that her character development is pretty compelling. Her set has a glamorous-gothic feel pairing a dark emerald, lace frock with knee high tights, a tapered leather over-piece and fur scarf. Her accessories are edgier: spiked heels, black crystals, a skull ring and all the makings of a dramatic smoky eye.
As a little bonus, I had to include our Knights of the Round Table; these fellows are loyal, brave and definitely a fair bit of eye candy (Sir Percival, swoooon!). This set is extra fiery with a metallic bandage dress (mimicking their armour, naturally), a deep red structured blazer, and little black booties. Sword earrings are a must and a pyramid cuff adds a touch of tough. Crimson lips, liquid eye-liner and confetti nail polish complete this sexy look. Caution, try not to fall too deeply in love with the dress or blazer (I know I did…) they cost a pretty penny.
Hope you enjoyed, let me know what you think 😉
I’m off to bawl some more about the ending… WAH!