Fashion Inspired by “Buffy the Vampire Slayer:” Faith Lehane
Faith Lehane is one of my favorite characters on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. As a main character, often I thought Buffy was too boring. Too pretty, too preppy, too likely to do the right thing. Most of the time, Willow, Buffy’s trusty sidekick, filled the void for me, as she was dependable but strange. She had more visible flaws and more relatable problems. (Click here for my post on Willow’s style.)
Faith, however, was a new breed of slayer. She was strong but conflicted. She didn’t always do the right thing, and she never said sorry. Also, she had awesome style.
Faith wore rocker-girl tees and pants. She managed to show a little skin but in a tomboyish way. She was stylish and cool in all the ways that Buffy wasn’t, which is part of what made her a fantastic foil.
Faith stuck to dark colors — black, navy, and brown — but she often also wore dark shades of red. I know Joss Whedon, the creator of the show, often uses subtitles in his direction to imply or represent certain themes, so perhaps it represented her bottled up rage.
For Faith, I designed two Polyvore sets. The first features all of her favorite colors with of course a deep red biker jacket with a feminine flare at the bottom. Her muscle shirt is masculine yet shows off her arms, as Faith is often seen doing on Buffy. I picked a cross shirt because, well, she’s a vampire slayer. Duh. The leggings are slashed because I thought that would be a more modern twist on the 90’s badass chick.
The second outfit is a fuchsia dress rather than a deep red. It has a deep neckline because I was trying to recreate the 90’s cowl-neck look. Her clutch is similar to the one from the outfit above because I couldn’t imagine Faith with anything but a studded, dark clutch. Her shoes are dramatic, tall, and badass.
Well, that’s it for now. I just really like Faith, okay?!