The head-to-toe animal print, the pastel shades, the skinny-rib knits, the gold jewelry… Is it really any wonder that I and Who What Wear UK's social media editor, Isabel Mundigo-Moore, started thinking about Carmela Soprano's costumes and their relevance in 2018? A few weeks back, our conversation/obsession started. We were both in agreement that the flashy ensembles of the long-suffering mafia boss's wife were underrated and looked down upon at the time, but that now—just under two decades later (wow, I feel old typing that)—her choices couldn't be more suited to what's trending on Instagram.
More recently, I invested in a three-piece ocelot-print vintage Cavalli creation from Vestiaire Collective, and I wanted to wear it with a chain belt. The resulting look could have been quite literally swiped from one of the early-noughties seasons of The Sopranos. If I had blonde hair and a husband who liked to wear his dressing gown open as he huffed and puffed his way up flights of stairs, people might even get confused and stop me in the street.
This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK.