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Monday’s Musing…on a Tuesday

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A few months back, we were obsessing over Carrie Mathison’s choice of accessories. A cross-body bag didn’t seem like the smartest choice for a CIA operative in Pakistan, especially when she’s being chased by bad guys. But we’ve let that go, as we’ve noticed how fabulous a cross-body bag would look with our Nordic Spring styles. Once again, Carrie, you were right.

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Alas, we have to wait many months to see how Carrie’s wardrobe choices and love life evolves. Fortunately, House of Cards is now available on Netflix! We can throw down our books and binge watch five episodes at a time, as one is meant to do, regardless of wake-up time and other more serious obligations.

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And as we watch House of Cards, we can’t help but analyze Claire Underwood’s wardrobe. If anyone has a uniform, it’s this first lady. Claire is much more high fashion than Carrie, natch (no pant suits in sight)…but her style also lacks a comfort that could benefit the busy days and nights of WOPOTUS. Maybe Claire wouldn’t be so darn mean and conniving if she weren’t packed into a tight, unforgiving pencil skirt?  Perhaps the scheming would stop, or lessen a bit, if Claire was wearing the Alter Ego jumpsuit and daydreaming about her more innocent days as a Harvard undergrad?

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We can see that Claire loves a very well-tailored garment, and that won’t change. But with all that back-stabbing, manipulation, running around the Capitol and – literally — running…we think Claire should incorporate some HEUCY sustainable jersey into her life. It would accommodate her active lifestyle much better than those stiff dresses and tight blazers. And we think the environmental lobbyists would go crazy over her eco-friendly fashion.

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Here are our top 5 picks for Claire, just in time for Spring and the cherry trees abloom.

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The Date Night in feather print. Lots of allusions to eggs and feathers in episode 2. Again, we won’t go there…but we do think the print would look FAB on Claire and could be perfect if she decides to escape D.C. again to visit an old amour. This dress is so easy to pack and it doesn’t wrinkle. (Remember, last time, she didn’t even change clothes. This could fit into her Celine bag).

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The Alter Ego in gray bamboo microstripe. Gray is such a House of Cards color…and this jumpsuit is perfect for lounging on the White House couch, lobbying senators for that coveted UN appointment.

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The Weekender in Indigo. We can’t wait to release this style very soon (stay tuned). Once campaigning starts, Claire will need this dress. She’s obviously very disciplined about what she eats…but chicken wings and donuts are part of the job when want red state votes. (I come from one, so I’m not judging). A little looser fabric around the middle can’t hurt when the photo-op snacking starts. Sorry, Claire. But it must be done for the sake of the country.

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The Problem Solver. This dress is great for women like Claire, who love to run and who always have problems that need solving. She could throw this on after a jog around the Mall, and quickly pop into Hector Mendoza’s office to tell him what she really thinks.   A “hothead”, Mr. Mendoza, would not wear a cool dress like this.

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The Burnout. We haven’t finished Season 3 yet (don’t tell us the ending!), so we’re still placing bets on what happens. I’m thinking Claire finally has a crisis of conscience and she decides to run off to the Greek Isles with her ex-amour, the cute photographer.  A Mediterranean diet and lots of sunshine could do her a world of good.

Which leads to a spin-off…the photog is actually a CIA Operative who has had a fling with Carrie Mathison. A Claire/Carrie face-off would be phenomenal, don’t you think?  In jersey, of course.

xx,

The HEUCY Team

Monday’s Musing…Bad Decisions

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Happy Monday, everyone.  Season 4 of “Homeland” is really doing a number on my psyche, so I apologize in advance for the running posts…but I can’t stop thinking about last night’s episode.  SPOILER ALERT below,  In case you had better things to do last night.

I just can’t stop thinking about many of the characters’ bad decisions.  I won’t even start to get into Carrie’s life right now (I mean, I love her dedication to the job…but how old is her potential informant, exactly?  And why does she continue to carry a cross-body bag?).

The big question on my mind today: How on earth did Saul end up in a bathroom by himself, with a known enemy hit-man?  It was borderline unbearable to watch the events unfold.  Saul is a former CIA Director…yet he followed this scary dude into an airport bathroom and when he was “made”, Saul just patted his jacket like he was looking for a pen.  What?!  Don’t you think he’d do something different under pressure? However, in fairness, I have made many bad decisions in the heat of the moment.

Namely, when I am trying to “get ready” in the morning, and there are several other, very distracting things going on (i.e. screaming/whining/I know I need to brush my teeth but keep prioritizing other said distractions/must drink coffee/kids still in underwear and school starts in five minutes, etc.) — it’s difficult to contemplate creative wardrobe choices.  Or getting dressed at all.  Which is why the HEUCY #PerfectTen is my new best friend.

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I wore this little number all day Saturday, at my daughter’s preschool Halloween party (chic, flattering…and works very well with a pair of tiger ears + smeared face paint) and changed into the Alter Ego for my cozy dinner with the girls.  I picked the Perfect Ten again on Sunday — for brunch, another Halloween party, and then dinner with friends.  I even wore it while I watched “Homeland.”  I spent about 2 seconds picking out my weekend uniform, and managed to save a lot of time and energy that I later spent managing the ups and downs of sugar-induced toddler rage.  And spending time with loved ones.

I wore HEUCY all weekend and enjoyed every minute of it.  The added value: I can just wash it on “hand wash” cycle, tumble dry delicate or lay flat to dry…and it’s ready to wear again.

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Enjoy the start to the week!

xx,

The HEUCY Team

Monday’s Musing…Homeland, Again

Okay, I promise we are NOT obsessed with Carrie Mathison.  We do not have a string map of her whereabouts on our wall here at HEUCY…but we can’t stop ourselves from discussing Carrie’s wardrobe choices.  If you are like us, and you watch the show every Sunday night, you know that Carrie has now moved to Islamabad.  She is a badass CIA Station Chief — and she wears pantsuits pretty much all of the time.  We understand why Carrie is doing this.  She has to carry her weight in a man’s world, and the suit (like that cross-body bag) is her armor.  But Carrie, it doesn’t have to be this way.

Here are a few outfits that Carrie should have packed in her bag, en route to her new gig in Pakistan:

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1. The HEUCY #PerfectTen dress.  Carrie could sleep in this dress, and wear it for an entire week.  A change of accessories (scarves, belts, sweaters) can transform this dress and make it look different every time it’s worn.  Carrie’s colleagues don’t seem particularly fashion-conscious (they do work in a counter-terrorism unit, after all) but they’d probably give her props for showing just a little bit of leg and looking official at the same time.

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2. The HEUCY #AlterEgo jumpsuit.  We know that Carrie has to step out of her office sometimes for a variety of dangerous missions.  This jumpsuit is versatile enough for high-speed chases in the Markaz, and sexy enough for seducing potential sources.

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3. The HEUCY #BonVoyage.  If Carrie is riding in buses, planes and various military vehicles, she needs to be wearing a comfortable travel outfit.  This dress is long enough to keep your legs warm, and an adjustable zipper for comfort…or who knows what else.  In Carrie’s world, there are lots of possibilities!  Peter Quinn, anyone?

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She should also have a pair of good trainers, like these awesome sustainably made ones from Adidas x Stella McCartney.

And obviously, an iPhone charger.  The other details we’ll leave up to the experts.

xx,

The HEUCY Team

Monday’s Musing: “Homeland” and Backpacks

Was anyone else up last night, after normal bedtime, watching the new season premiere of “Homeland”…and then lying in bed, mind reeling, wondering how everything will play out?  Some pretty deep, dark stuff.  Almost too much to handle on a Sunday night.

The HEUCY team was also thinking, how can Carrie wear a cross-body bag when she’s gathering intelligence and fighting terrorism?  A backpack would be so much more practical.  Our model is wearing one here, with the HEUCY #PerfectTen dress…which, come to think of it, would be much more comfortable and versatile than those pantsuits Carrie keeps wearing.  Perfect for overnight flights too.

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Coming soon: our list of the Top Ten Backpacks, as this is one trend that might be here for a while.  We heart backpacks at HEUCY.  They hold A LOT of belongings and save your back A LOT of pain!  Also, you can switch to “front carriage” mode if you’re worried about getting mugged on the subway.  Or, in Carrie’s case, dodging all sorts of danger.

Happy Monday, friends.

xx,

The HEUCY Team