Guiding Light Wardrobe Questions
Welcome to our first Guiding Light wardrobe column. As is the case for many of the other shows we cover at Soaps.com, Guiding Light gets questions from viewers about striking pieces of clothing they’ve spotted. The people at the show have been good enough to agree to answer questions for us about this from time to time. Here are some of the detailed answers we’ve received for the queries you’ve sent in so far.
Bree S asks: Could you please tell me the name of the designer of the dress Dinah wore to Bill’s wedding? (The blue and white one) What a beautiful choice!!! The GL wardrobe department always does such a phenomenal job!
Dinah’s silk cocktail dress with large crystal stone embellishment is by Teri Jon and was purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Laura M asks: A few days ago Lizzie was carrying a white leather and straw handbag. I was trying to find out what brand the handbag was. The top was white leather and the bottom half was straw. There was one handle at the top. The handle was white leather. I appreciate any help that you could give me. Thank you.
Lizzie’s cute summer straw handbag was purchased at Target.
Allison S asks: I loved loved the top that Lizzie wore on July 1st. It was the day that Bill and Ava got their marriage license and Lizzie and Bill ran into each other in the courthouse. It was yellow/black/white floral. I thought it was adorable. Where was it purchased? Thank you!
Lizzie's pretty cotton floral print top was purchased at a New York City store called Steps. It cost $12.99. We love shopping at Steps because everything generally costs less than $20 and its all really cute stuff.
Calliope asks: I am wondering how much input the actors have on their wardrobe. Is it dictated by the show or can they dress how they choose? I have read where a dress or something can be borrowed from the wardrobe dept. Are the actresses allowed to buy or borrow something they really like?
The actors do have input in their wardrobe choices. When we do fittings, we will decide if a certain piece of clothing is appropriate for the character. Since we know the characters well, we usually bring in clothes from the stores that are on target for a characters "look". If an actor or actress doesn't like something we will discuss why it isn't working. Usually the actor doesn't personally like something but when we discuss what their character would wear, they generally see the reason to wear something we've chosen. Very few of our actors actually dress like their characters. Some actors like to really get involved with how their character looks and dresses. Some don't pay attention at all. There are times when an actor wants to wear something specific so we usually work with them. This doesn't always work out for the best and sometimes an actor or actress will insist on wearing something we don't really feel is appropriate but we will honor their wishes. It's easier to allow it than get in a fight! We do let the actors borrow clothes for events that are related to the show. If they're doing a publicity event than they often will wear clothes from our wardrobe stock. They also like to borrow shoes, purses and jewelry from us. We have a really great stock of accessories to choose from!!
Thanks to everyone who has been sending questions in.
If you have a wardrobe question of your own, please send it to us by using the Contact Us link. Please make sure you send as much detail about the item as you can, and ensure you have the correct date.