Tuesday, June 4, 2013

HOLLYWOOD SPY EXCLUSIVE SPOTLIGHT ON MARVELOUS COSTUMES FROM STARZ EPIC SHOW "DA VINCI'S DEMONS" WITH TOM RILEY, ELLIOT COWAN, BLAKE RITSON, LAURA HADDOCK!


Only one more episode left from the first season of Starz new glorious epic adventure series DA VINCI'S DEMONS! How did you like the show? Although slow, or maybe overly supernatural, at moments, the show on the life, work and sexual being :) of famous genius Leonardo Da Vinci (played outstandingly and suggestively by brilliant Tom Riley) has proved to be the best new show this year watched in more than 150 countries around the world every week! Dynamic and intriguing story, mesmerizing sets, unbelievable visuals (especially the new technique of using graphics and drawings to depict Leo's ideas in the moment they unroll in his brilliant head) and above all one of the most talented casts we've ever seen in historical shows (seductive and sensual Laura Haddock, stunningly magnetic Blake Ritson and dashingly playful Elliot Cowan), have all lead to the brilliant new show
which we can't wait to watch next year too in the second season (hopefully with more than eight episodes)!

   DA VINCI'S DEMONS COSTUMES
 EVERYTHING YOU'VE NEVER IMAGINED
Today at HOLLYWOOD SPY we shall spotlight the magnificent costumes seen in DA VINCI'S DEMONS. They are the work of costume designer Annie Symons who actually asked David S. Goyer for the job herself when she heard it will be set in the picturesque period of 15th century Renaissance!
Since the whole show isn't a typical historical one having for the lead hero a man who was ahead of his time (and ours most probably), the painter, inventor, expert on plants and human body, engineer and weapons master, and at the same time ancient Indiana Jones, a sexy and super cocky charmer, the costumes aren't typical either. Together with the plot of the show which reinvents the past in a new way, the costumes in the series do the same.  
MODERN DESIGN INSPIRED
 This is why you can see the original rich vibrant Renaissance colours in costumes, but at the same time you can see they are inspired by modern designers. Annie Symons has revealed herself that gowns worn by Medici's wife Clarice (Lara Pulver) were inspired by modern couturiers like Dior, that Guiliano Medici (Tom Bateman) has sexy dandy costumes inspired by Versace, while understated Armani elegance is reserved for Count Riario (Blake Ritson).

  DA VINCI AS A ROCK STAR
Leo (Tom Riley) is dressed more like a modern rock star with lots of bare chested leather jackets and trousers with mysterious symbols on his clothes! With muscular pecs showing through their shirts and scruffy hairdos, the rest of the male cast also radiates with sexy energy too, while ladies are refined, but deeply seductive and not afraid of strong fashion statements (Clarice wearing gowns with giants bows at the ball, Lucrezia wearing feathered gowns - because her character is like a trapped, caged bird of heaven etc). 

VLAD DRACUL'S STYLE
Supporting characters also have space to shine: probably the best episode in the season was the one with Vlad Dracul, who didn't wear cartoonish cape and fangs, but had face covered with veins with a red leather cape embellished with Turkish coins.
CHECK OUT THE TRAILER FOR THE LAST, 8TH, EPISODE FINISHING SEASON ONE THIS FRIDAY:

47 comments:

  1. Laura's outfit is more expensive than my entire house.

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    1. most probably. And her sexiness is hotter than the stove in my kitchen. Which goes for the male cast too :) Not counting the one who plays the nasty Pope....

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    2. is=I.... See, I told you a long time ago there's something wrong, although I'd like to think it's because of that naughty little trailer... ;)

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    3. 'tis because your fingers are faster than the brain ..... lucky Angie :PPP

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    4. So how come I'm lying in my bed now typing all of this and Angie's fast asleep right next to me?

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    5. wrong place for usage of fingers, methinks.... Use them to wake her up or to give her sweet dreams :)

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  2. Whoa. Those are some luscious costumes!

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    1. luscious indeed, Donna, hope you're watching the show :) Only one episode left this Friday!

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  3. It sounds pretty interesting - yet this is the first I've heard of it. :(

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    1. that's why you have to read HOLLYWOOD SPY more often, Holly :) I wrote about it countless times in last two years :)

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  4. I'm glad I stuck with this show. It has grown on me, and I'm sad that one of the guys I really liked got killed and is now floating down the river. Sigh. That scene was shocking.

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    1. oh, who? We were supposed to see the 7th episode tonight here in Central Europe, but they postponed it for next Monday, because we have to be two weeks late than USA viewers :(

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    2. they killed Giuliano Medici? Oh, poor, lad. He was on the naughty side and often deserved a slap on his non nom bum, but he had good in him too. I'm to watch the 8 episode Monday.

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  5. I have not seen any of the Da Vinci's Demons episodes. It looks intriguing. Those are some pretty cool costumes!

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    1. you should watch it, Sherry, it's one of the best shows ever

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  6. I've been trying to get in to this show!

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    1. don't give up, it's brilliant show

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  7. Don't have STARZ so I'll have to wait for the download on Netflix or Amazon to watch, but the costumes are delish! I do love the leather jacket they put Da Vinci in. I also like the jewel/tattoo thing on the woman's face. I think we should all start wearing scroll designs on our temples to disguise the wrinkles. :)

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    1. Lucrezia often wears body paint and sparkle on her body and face :) She once even had her boobs bodypainted for a bed scene with Leo :)
      I wish you would order Starz, Luanne, especially with BLACK SAILS next year, WHITE QUEEN this summer and OUTLANDER which I will write more about tomorrow :)

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    2. Premium channels are too expensive. In fact, I'm cutting all my cable again after Continuum's season is over on ScyFy. I rarely watch television, so it's cheaper for me to rent the shows I want to watch...even though it means I run six months behind everyone else. :P

      Oh, but I do want to see Outlander...

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    3. I know, I hate paying for cable myself, especially since here we get tones of crap and maybe one of two relatively good channels :( That is why I love Torrents :)

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  8. love this time period, i would so walk around all dude'd up... i don't get this show i will be getting the dvds when available... the score is fantastic...

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    1. yep, the music is great, so jealous of you that you got the soundtrack :) Hope you will get to see the show soon

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  9. The costume on Mr. Riley is very form fitting in, uh hum, all the right places.

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  10. Thank you Dezzie - we can always rely on you to bring us the best first! I LOVE this show, and the costumes are stunning! I was surprised - but also delighted! - that the second series was greenlit so quickly, and I'm already looking forward to it, even though I still have two episodes of series one to see!

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    1. I'm overly glad that Starz decided to order the second season too. Unlike CAMELOT which was deeply horrible, this one is really outstanding and creatively produced.

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  11. The costumes are glorious. I haven't seen this series but I'd really love to now.

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  12. These are wonderful costumes. Very dramatic. I always learn something when I stop here. :)

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    1. glad to be educational and entertaining, Kathi :)

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  13. Breathtaking. Just absolutely stunning!!!

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  14. We don't get STARZ, but I do admire some of those costumes. Well, at least parts of some of those costumes. I really need to talk my wife into getting a job (her not me) so we can get some pay channels. Nice post...

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    1. that sounds like a cunning plan, Pat :) Thanks for visiting and following HOLLYWOOD SPY, hope to see you here often

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  15. Love the costumes. But, haven't seen the series.

    ......dhole

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  16. What would you even call that? A "U-neck"?

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    1. you mean Leo's cleavage? :)

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    2. Always. But I start running when my politician alarm goes off. Don't know why that is. Experience?

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    3. what's a politician alarm, Randy Mandy? Is it when maleficent nationalists take over the government like in my country and you want to run away? I do dream of running away.... those bananas in Honduras smell so sweet.....

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  17. Dezzy - All of the costumes are stunning. Love them.

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GIVE SOME LOVE TO YOUR DEZZY :)