Monday, 5 November 2012

Inspired by: Great classic detectives.

I love watching old detective shows as much as I love watching Criminal minds. They have a charm that modern criminal shows never seem to get. Maybe it's the clothes or the lack of disrupting
modern nic nacs. Of course it helps that the scenery of said shows is rather gorgeous. Fresh countryside... Manors, dainty villages... Well anyways after watching a lot of Poirot and Marple and Holmes I thougth why not to draw inspiration from them.



Sherlock Holmes is the brain child of the brilliant sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He is a genies although a bit strange. Lately there have been some successful movies about him but I do prefere the old television show for I feel it is more loyal to the books.

Sherlock  has been given a very iconic look on the old television show. He wears neutrally coloured tweeds and a deerstalker when roaming the country side and smart frock coats and tophats while in the city. I prefere the aforementioned look so that's where my inspiration comes on.


At first I thought giving him a cape but then I remembered this coat. It is so Sherlocky that I just had to use it. I added other neutral toned items and victorian styled boots. The earrings feature Watson too so you'll always carry your sidekick with you!



Jane Marple is definetly my favorite. I just have a soft spot for little old ladies with great minds and she undeniably is one. It seems like the lovely village of st Mary Meads has a never ending strorage for shady characters which give her the experience to solve any mystery.

Miss Marple's style is very cute in my opinion. She uses soft materials and warm colours which make her appereance sweet and unasuming. She likes to keep warm so cardigans are a staple in her wardrobe.

For miss Marple I wanted to choose something warm and cute so a cardigan was a must! I also added a nice paird of fingerless gloves and sensible shoes. And a hat. She always always has a hat. Also the brooch had to be added. It's so cute!



Hercule Poirot is the dandyish, belgian detective who trusts in his little grey cells. He started his career in the Belgian police force but moved to England after his retirement to get away from the first world war. His fame was in it's full glory between the wars and so was his style.

Hercule is famed for his grand moustache and tailored suits with an oldfashioned air. He is always dressed appropriately and always takes account of the situation. He uses mostly neutral tones but at home he likes to use a jewel coloured smoking jacket which I find very decadent.


For Hercule I chose neutral tones and  tailored looking clothes and a brooch that reminds me of his watch chains. Also the moustache needed to be added it is so iconic part of his look. The shoes are my decadent touch because they are so beautyfully embroidered.

Thank you for reading this! What should I be inspired by next? Leave your suggestions below!

Mademoiselle Parapluie

13 comments:

  1. Oh my!! I love love love this post <3

    I absolutely adore the three of them, and it's hard for me to choose one favorite, but Miss Marple and Poirot could tie in first place and Sherlock in second. But my favorite outfit was Marple's, for sure <3

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  2. Oh my god! I LOVE them all, thanks! <3

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  3. Wow, wonderfull outfits!
    I really like the Sherlock Holmes outfit alot, that coat is wonderfull. But I like the Jane Marple outfit the most. That dress and hat are to die for ♥♥♥

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    1. I love the Sherloc coat too and the Marple dress is absolutely lovely.

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  4. Wow, such wonderful coords. I love to watch English detectives myself, like Midsomer Murders, Silent Witness and Lewis. Jane Marple is my favorite detective though, she is so smart and stylish!<3 You made such a wonderful coord for her, I just love the hat and the dress<3

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  5. I have always loved Agatha Christie, especially when I was a bit younger. You really nailed these, I laughed aloud when I saw the mustache-necklace. And I really want those first shoes.

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    1. Thank you! The moustache necklace was a must and I love those shoes too.

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  6. I would have expected more accessories from Jane Marple for Miss Marple coordinate, but it was very charming nonetheless. My favourite thing was the mustache necklace, there should be more cute surrealism in lolita!

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    1. It is true, miss Marple wears a lot of accessories but I prefered to keep it more simple. The moustache necklace is awesome I am rather tempted to get one.

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    2. I was thinking about the brand Jane Marple - I think the coordinate itself was very good. No need to pile on more accessories at all!

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