I have been watching Glee. Ugh. I hate to admit that since I was so emphatically against this show when it started. I do cringe whenever Lea Michele starts singing, though. I can’t handle her facial expressions especially since the scene doesn’t usually require so much emotion or projection.
Here’s the thing: I’m obsessed with Emma Pillsbury!
I sat down to watch my PVRd Rocky Horror episode (yes, watching it so much I’m recording it so I don’t miss it) and couldn’t wait for her next scene! It’s true, it was the fact that she was wearing the Bloom Flower Ring in Yellow while she watched John Stamos do his best Meatloaf that initially caught my attention but as the hour wore on, I couldn’t take my eyes off of her.
I loved when she sexily lip-synched her way through Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me. She shed her proper exterior to reveal her — albeit repressed — confident and sexy self. Brittany and Santana watching from the window nicely reflected the feelings coming from my living room:
Maybe it was just like Sue Sylvester said in this very episode: “People who dress like librarians? All sex addicts”. Apparently the same holds true for those in cheerleader uniforms and, in my case, sweatsuits on Saturday nights.
I wikipedia’d did a little research and discovered that Jayma Mays actually auditioned for her role as Emma by singing it. It was easily the best performance of the episode and I wonder how long Ryan Murphy was waiting to incorporate the song into his show.
Her vintage-inspired style conveys an old-fashioned sensibility. She’s a little bit quirky and I’m pretty sure she smells just like fresh-baked crescents. Jayma Mays embodies this character so well but a ton of the credit for my obsession should also go to costume designer Lou Eyrich. Eyrich, in turn, hands the inspiration back to Mays! Full circle moment.
It seems I’m not the only one who is delighted by her wardrobe and there’s an entire blog devoted to her style: What Would Emma Pillsbury Wear? Episode-by-episode, scene-by-scene this blog breaks down exactly what she wore so you can wear it, too!
Stacked heels, t-straps and spectators abound! Cardigans from J Crew, Kate Spade with a healthy dose of Anthropologie are the main focus. Ruffled blouses from H&M and pencil skirts from Forever 21. What looks old is actually new and readily available.
And it would seem that nothing tops the perfect Pillsbury outfit off like a little Stella & Dot!