Thanks to Netflix instant demands I have discovered a new show, Pushing Daisies. It's witty, fun and interesting. But, to be quite honest, what keeps me coming back are the costumes. They are vibrant, detailed and utterly classic.
I realize that the 50s were a time when McCarthism ruled with an iron fist and women's rights were not quite where they could be but, how can you deny the ladylike wonder of such dainty clothes such as these:
Chuck (aka Charlotte) is dressed to the nines in each episode. Without fail I fall instantly in love and yearn for the ability to create my own clothing. Puffy sleeves, bright fabrics and dresses would dominate my wardrobe...and, Fran, this dress would make a lovely gift (psst, it's on sale).
Side note: the show takes place in present day America. The costume (and set) designers throwback to the 50's makes it triply charming. Or so I like to think.