Joan Watson’s white cardigan collection grows in season 3 (the one shown here is by Black Crane)
My dear Elementary fans, with the return of the show tonight on CBS (season 3, episode 1, “Enough Nemesis To Go Around”), I wanted you to get a jump start on your dose of Joan Watson (Lucy Liu) style.
In between dressing the cast for new episodes, series Costume Designer Rebecca Hofherr took the time to answer a few questions for us. So, if you’re wondering if Watson’s look (and mood?) has changed since moving out of Sherlock’s (Jonny Lee Miller) brownstone, keep on reading!
ON SCREEN STYLE: How would you say Joan Watson’s style has evolved from season 2 to season 3? Has leaving Sherlock’s brownstone made her a little more feminine now?
Joan has subtly evolved since last season. I think moving out and being on her own has made her style a bit more sophisticated and free. She is also taking a few more style risks. Maybe something that I would have looked over last season because it was too loud or too playful will now be incorporated into her wardrobe for season 3.
Do you have a new version of season 2’s white cardigan for her or will we see the same DKNY one from season 2?
We will see three different versions in season 3! Three for season 3 I guess. There is a new custom jacket that was based off of the first season white jacket, the DKNY from season 2, and longer version by Black Crane. Joan is just like any other New York woman, she can re-invent past wardrobe pieces and make them look current and fashionable.
What about Joan’s other wardrobe stable, her Rag & Bone booties: Will we still be seeing those this time around or will she have some new footwear to show off?
Yes of course! Rag and Bone has a new bootie that will be seen, as well as my new favorite boot designer, that Lucy actually discovered, called Marsell. I want to buy a pair for myself! It’s a great staple boot that has a low enough heel to wear all day and give you a little extra height.
Can you give us a hint as to something fans might be surprised to see Joan wearing in season 3?
Joan will start the season off without her booties! It’s all part of her being a little more free from Sherlock. She will be in a very cool pair of sandals by Sigerson Morrison that give her that sophisticated and a bit more whimsical style. Don’t fear hough….Her boots make a return though once we get into Fall.
When it comes to the fans of the show — and particularly fans of Joan Watson — what’s the craziest or more unique wardrobe question you’ve heard from them?
Hmm…our fans aren’t particularly crazy. I mostly just get requests via my website (rebeccahofherr.com) of where to buy things. But some fans want to buy things directly from me, which makes me laugh. I love our fans, and I love how excited they get about the look of the show. I love creating it so it is nice to hear any requests….even the crazy ones!
JOAN’S SHORT-SLEEVE LONG MAXI CARDIGAN:
Black Crane Long Slit Coat (<– hurry there are a few sizes left!)GET THE LOOK:
Merona Cardigan SweaterStaring at Stars Maxi CardiganLinen Blazer
JOAN’S WHITE GRAPHIC-PRINT GRAY AND YELLOW TUNIC/SHIFT DRESS:
AllSaints Anais Dress (no longer available)GET THE LOOK:Rieley Dress
Paint Stroke Shift
JOAN’S BLACK AND WHITE PRINT SLEEVELESS DRESS :
Proenza SchoulerGET THE LOOK FOR LESS:Trina Turk Drop Waist Dress
Skies Are Blue Dress
JOAN’S BLACK AND WHITE ABSTRACT-PRINT HALTER/CAMI DRESS :
Haute Hippie V Neck DressGET THE LOOK:
Asymmetric Tank Dress
ASOS Cami Swing Dress
JOAN’S WHITE T-SHIRT WITH BLACK V GRAPHIC:
Current/Elliot Crew (still in stock and on sale!)
JOAN’S BEIGE/CAMEL HEELED SANDALS:
Belle by Sigerson Morrison Sandals
JOAN’S BLACK AND PINK, OPEN-SHOULDER COLORBLOCK DRESS:
DKNY Colorblock Dress <—two left in a size small there, also try this link for sizes at Lord & Taylor)
GET THE LOOK:
BCBGMAXAZRIA Colorblock Dress
JOAN’S SILVER DROPLET EARRINGS:
By Peggy Li Creations (also available in gold)
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