Having a relaxed Satin Sunday afternoon just chilling on the deck in that darling little ivory slip day nightie with a very deconstructed casual updo.
WHAT DID I SAY ABOUT RED VELVET PLATFORMS?
Plus a flowered maxi dress with a sheer panel, plus a dress blazer, plus a green satin handbag, plus oval glasses, plus that dude from the “Scully has Jodie Foster murderous date tattoo adventures” episode.
This has been a really good week.
Another really @#$*&%ing complicated outfit, this time from the Mars Pathfinder mission archives.
Lace bralette, multi-strand pearl choker, pants (?!?!) with a full-length mesh slip overlay.
How this updo can be this high and this curly even in the Red Planet’s unforgiving atmosphere is beyond me, but that’s why Ms. Anderson is a professional.
Ah, the bewilderingly unmitigated earnestness of the 90s, exemplified here in the form of a white deconstructed ruffle sheer singlet and a studded leather cuff.
All right, are you guys sitting down?
I ask because in all honesty it is going to take at least an hour to fully process everything happening in this getup. Let’s begin.
Olive green mesh bodice with possible velveteen piping; floral bud multi-coloured appliqué on a dark sea-green iridescent layered silk sheath; a sheer silk shawl with sparse sequin accents, a skinny headband, and (drum roll please) THE RETURN OF THE THUMB RING.
But wait, there’s more:
It’s like a crazy Day-to-Night Athletic Mermaid Barbie cotillion gown.
Very sad we can’t see the footwear. But based on the side part I’d say this is probably 1999, so my money’s on either metallic mules, or red velvet platform peep-toes.
A special #TBT featuring Ellen Degeneres, Téa Leoni’s sapphic cousin and so much brown corduroy.
Does it surprise us that, as the designated driver, Gillian has paired this black crocheted dress with a waist-length tricolour stripe muppet coat?
No, gentle readers, it does not.
A daring look for a night out on the town.
In order for the excitement of Tropical Week to die down, and because she’s probably exhausted from all that Caribbean frolicking, I’ve decided to give Gillian the day off. Also, it’s been a while, so here’s early 90s David Duchovny with a cool look for everyone to enjoy.
No socks, no shoes, just suited satin sass.
As Tropical Week comes to a close, may I present a special edition of "Gillian Anderson’s Fashion Rules for Putting Clothes On Your Body in the 1990s (And Beyond)."
RULE NO. 3:
ALWAYS BE RED CARPET READY — even in aquatic situations.
"Gold is gorgeous."
"Oh hello there! I’m just floating in the Blue Lagoon, enjoying a fruity industrial-sized Mai Tai" in a flowered bikini top and sarong combo with an orchid-adorned side part.
Happy Fourth of July (Tropical Week edition) to you all.
Tropical Week, Day 4:
When vacationing in the Lesser Antilles, gold platform mules are an essential wardrobe item, as is a leopard-print maxi skirt cover-up with a button-up thigh slit.
Are you guys loving Tropical Week as much as I am?
This look (seen previously, here) is especially important because of the delicate flower mesh overlay on this seafoam green halter top, and also the fact that it’s 1996 and Gillian has accessorized with a Polynesian headdress (much like the author of this blog did to rep her own Hawaiian background at Senior School Ethnic Day in April of the same year).