If you have not heard of the show Reign, I am here to change your life. Sam and I have BINGE watched the first two seasons. I just cannot get enough. The show is historical fiction so even though it is not completely factual it is roughly based on historical events. It follows Queen Mary of Scots who is living at the French Court because of her arranged marriage to the French King, King Francis. Queen Mary is played by Adelaide Kane who is seriously my new #girlcrush. She is so strikingly beautiful and can literally pull of any costume they put her in.
The show is packed with drama and packed with jaw dropping costumes. I have to give serious props to the costume designer Meredith Markwork-Pollack, who was also the genius behind the costume design for Gossip Girl. HELLO, amazing. I literally pause every single episode and admire all of the gorgeous costumes.
I read a few interviews with Meredith where she talked about her inspiration for the costumes and how she creates the looks. I was really surprised to find out that she buys a lot of the costumes from designers like Alexander McQueen and frequently uses pieces from Free People. I love how she uses boho pieces from places like Free People and then pairs them with high end gowns. The girls are also known for wearing gorgeous headpieces that Meredith buys from small boutiques on Etsy. I swear I can’t get enough. The details, the colors, the fabrics are all just so beautiful.
And Mary is definitely not the only character worth drooling over. All the characters on the show have costumes that blow my mind episode after episode. If you haven’t checked out Reign yet you can catch up on the past seasons on Netflix and the current season is airing now on the CW. I promise you will get sucked in!!
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