The Inspiration Board: Blanche Devereaux

News of Rue McClanahan’s stroke — get well soon, Rue! — got me thinking about her “Golden Girls” character. Blanche Devereaux was by far my favorite roommate on the hit show because she had a sexy spunk that her golden years couldn’t temper. She knew how to saunter into a room, getting the full attention of every silver-haired fox within arm’s reach. Blanche was flashy. Sequins and satin were her fashion mainstays, but she also had a great collection of billowy loungewear. Items inspired by her, after the jump!

(Items from top to bottom)
Hot Siam Clip Earrings, $85, Swarovski
Diamond Tea Printed Long Zip-Front Robe, $92.50, Dillard’s
Velvet by Graham & Spencer Edeline Cascading Sequins Tee, $129.99, Piperlime
Apt. 9 Floral Scroll Satin Wrap Robe, $19.20, Kohl’s
Tall Tapered Trousers, $65, Topshop