Buffy the Vampire Slayer
“I don’t know what’s coming next. But I do know it’s gonna be just like this – hard, painful. But in the end, it’s gonna be us. If we all do our parts, believe it, we’ll be the one’s left standing. Here endeth the lesson.” – Buffy Summers
Hey guys thanks so much for checking out my newest blog post which is definitely something different then what I am used to doing. I know you're probably thinking, 'what Rachel? When did this come about'? First, most of you may or may not know but I am an actress. In fact, acting is ultimately why I started this website and blog. I wanted to be able to share my journey, my characters, and my theatrical productions that I am apart of. This year I promised myself that I would start doing "Re-Imaginings" of some of my favorite fictional characters and film my version of them for you. This way, not only am I following my passion for acting, but I also get to geek out a bit to.
I have always been the child that would act out scenes from my favorite movies, to the point where it would annoy everyone around me. I remember watching Buffy The Vampire Slayer late at night with my dad. Buffy had a bit of everything, she was popular, beautiful, and a cheerleader who ultimately could kick butt when she needed to. Little bug-eyed me really looked up to her because she was everything that I strived to be. For those of you who don't know her story, here is a quick summary. She is a normal girl who finds out that she's this slayer. She is one of the many long line of women picked to fight evil forces. I mean c'mon, how much more women power can you get? Not only is she agile, wise, and super stealthy but she also is relatable to so many people. She has moments where you forget that she's this chosen hero because ultimately she struggles with her sense of purpose and wants to be like everyone else. We all have those moments in our lives where we just want to fit in.
One of the other reasons that I adore Buffy is because she has a killer sense of style. I remember watching the show thinking: I need to have this outfit. One of her most iconic outfits is the black shirt with the leather red pants. I had to recreate this look and what better place to shoot it then a creepy looking forest? I wanted to keep her sassy style but added my own spin to it because I want to show how you can bring a bit of Buffy into your everyday style. The shirt is a black sheer cami that is a one piece. There's a bit of lace towards the top that makes it a bit more fancy, hence, you can wear it out or in the work place with a nice blazer and dress pants. The maroon colored pants are jeggins that are super comfortable! I topped this outfit off with knee high leather black boots, what better shoes to fight evil forces with right?
Buffy is notorious for wearing her leather jacket as well so I had to get some shots in a complimentary leather jacket. I did a post recently about this leather jacket, I found it on sale, at Crossroads, and I am so glad because it was such a steal!
I had so much fun creating and doing my own spin on Buffy! It's always fun to put on a persona for a bit and step outside of your comfort zone! Stay tuned because if you follow me on Instagram I will be doing polls on who I should do next. Thank you once again for reading! Make sure to follow the hashtag #RachelReimagines to see future posts!
Until next time!