Saturday, January 29, 2011

Oh British Skins you have proved to be the best yet again

Last night at 12:30 I watched the first episode of the third generation on Skins. I'm sure most fans were like me, a bit skeptical about the new cast because there is no tie to the previous generations. But this new episode was fantastic and proved why the Skins franchise is the most relatable and believable tv show for teens out there.

The character whose story line was followed in the premiere episode was Franky Fitzgerald. Franky's style is unique and one worth emulating if you are brave or finding inspiration from if you're more cautious. But I'll get to that later. First we have to talk about the episode itself. Most characters have their own styles on shows, but on this series of Skins, there's a variety of different looks. The popular girls Mini, Grace, and Liv dress differently. Mini is the blonde beauty who dresses like she's going to the club. Liv dresses like Jal from the first series with crazy colors and if she lived in America her clothes would come from Forever 21 and Wet Seal. Grace is just like me. She dresses girly with lace and her favorite stores are probably vintage. I love the fact that Skins is showing high schoolers they need to find their own style and not dress just like their friends. I will definitely be looking into Grace's style when her episode comes out. I'm going to be taking inspirations from her for sure.

Other reasons Skins is amazing is that they had an situation of cyber-bullying which is becoming unfortunately popular these days. And Franky has two dads and was adopted, but she accepts herself for who she is. Younger people and even people my age need to learn to love themselves. And Franky learns she's pretty awesome the way she is.
Her style is a bit La Roux meets menswear to the max. She chopped all her hair off for that new look everyone, including myself has either tried or is currently doing now, and she uses menswear pieces to accentuate her petite frame. Her eyes and body type keep her from looking boyish and make her look waif-like.
Anyone can introduce menswear pieces into their wardrobe. They make a great contrast to any super frilly outfit. You can even go all out for a tuxedo which could look very sexy.
The main thing I want you to take away from Franky is that she's true to her no-makeup look and when she tries out another look she realizes it's not her. You can always experiment with your look just don't change yourself completely.

Thanks to for making my life worthwhile again because I now have two Skins to watch. Oh and thanks for the pictures too!

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