Thursday, March 20, 2014

Hart of Dixie Costume Designer, Cameron Dale

Hart of Dixie is moving to Friday, starting this week! To get you pumped up about the return I have a very special post today. Hart of Dixie Costume Designer, Cameron Dale, was so gracious to do an interview with me and I'm excited to share her insight with you. She gives us the scoop on styling fashionistas, Rachel Bilson and Jamie King, as well as her favorite spring trends. There's also tips on where to shop the show's trendy and preppy styles!

Whether you're a gal like Zoe who loves sexy shorts and the newest fads, or gravitate more toward Lemon's classic, Southern staples, you'll appreciate Dale's take on Hart of Dixie costume designing.

Which character do you enjoy dressing the most for HOD? 
Sal the fish guy! Just kidding. I love dressing Rachel and Jaime equally. Zoe is a New York transplant who has stayed true to her hometown, while Lemon is a Southern Belle through and through. As soon as I'm tired of shopping edgy New York looks, I get to shop girly pastels and bright colors, and vice versa.

With Bilson and King’s fashion backgrounds, do they have a lot of input when it comes to the things they wear? Do they like to get involved with picking items out? 
During fittings we will go through the rack and pick our favorites to try first since we're usually limited on time. It's very rare that we don't see eye to eye. If I find something amazing while I'm out shopping I'll text them out of sheer excitement. Jaime, Rachel and I all love clothes and it's so fun to have fittings and put the perfect look together. It's certainly a team effort.

Are the clothes picked out far in advance from the date they air or can fans watch the show then shop the looks? If they can’t, where can viewers shop to achieve the trendy Zoe Hart look and the preppy Lemon and Annabeth styles? 
The shows air about three to four weeks after we shoot, so absolutely! I love finding bargains on and at Nordstrom Racks all over Los Angeles. Bloomingdales is always a go-to, especially for lines like Maje and Sandro for Zoe. J Crew is great for Lemon jewelry and Alice + Olivia has the cutest party dresses for our show. We visit Anthropologie weekly for Annabeth looks!

What are the upcoming spring trends that you’re most excited for?
I love the departure from slim and skinny pants to the wide leg trouser. You will see Lemon and Zoe in wide leg trousers in future episodes. They are so flattering and work on both tall and short girls. I continue to love crop tops with high waisted skirts- it shows off the most flattering part of your mid-section. I also love all of the pretty pastels for Spring.

I've been a huge fan of HOD since the beginning. A few years back I went to the Hart of Dixie set and got to meet Rachel Bilson and see the show's fashion up close and personal. So amazing!

Be sure to tune into Hart of Dixie this Friday at 9PM on The CW!

Photos courtesy of The CW


Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

I am so excited it is coming back and since it is on Friday it won't compete for space on my DVR! Woohoo!

Elle Sees said...

i can't wait!!

Jo said...

Love this show!

C said...

I watched season one, then just stopped. I need to catch up. It's a pretty cute show and I love Rachel Bilson!