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HBO Girls: Lena Dunham’s Fashion Advice From Dad

07 August 2012, 14.15 | Posted in celebrity | No comments »

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As promised yesterday, I’m doing some in-between-seasons, catch up posts on HBO’s Girls, a series I’ve written about as it relates to fashion themes. The basic working theory is the series operates in a post-fashion-obsessed, more reality-based tv world, in which characters no longer have perfectly put together wardrobes, but rather dress is a way that reveals the good, the bad and the ugly of who they are.

The intriguing thing about writer Lena Dunham is that she is no stranger to fashion. In her Twitter, she mentions a discussion with her parents about jeggings and in another post expresses shock that Jil Sander’s hair is blonde. And then she also seems to have some connection with Isaac Mizrahi as evidenced by an image (see that after the flip) of her and him taken when she was actually girl aged.

My fave Tweet as it relates to fashion is one she described as fashion advice she received on the phone from her Dad. She didn’t post the image shown above (it’s from a season two) but it sort of goes with what he said:

“Do not wear those dumb baby clothes. What do you even call a skirt that is shorts!? A skrount? Everybody drop your hemlines please! But still dress in a way that is shapely. Dress like you’re in charge of your shit then open your mouth and blow everybody’s mind because you are a punk and you say crazy stuff.”

Funny! And it very much reminds me of the wardrobe lecture she received from the character Ray upon arrival on the first day of her job in season one. So now we know where a lot of her inner voices come from!

Dunham/Mizrahi shot on the next page.

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