'Mistresses' laid-back LA style stands in contrasts to 'Devious Maids' over-the-top Beverly Hills divas

"Mistresses," revolving around four friends with individual styles, could revive memories of another ABC drama of past Sunday nights. Though the characters and looks are very different from "Desperate Housewives," both shows do have a costume designer in common, Roemehl Hawkins.Hawkins, also the costume designer for "Devious Maids," tells Zap2it, "This is more good old-fashioned fashion."To build the "Mistresses" characters' wardrobes, Hawkins draws from the women around Los Angeles. Characters that would be more formal elsewhere have the laid-back L.A. vibe.For instance, most lawyers wear suits, or at the very least conservative dresses with conservative jackets. But Alyssa Milano's character, Savi, has a unique approach to dressing for the office. "I can't remember seeing a lawyer on TV that is not wearing traditional suits," Hawkins says. "Alyssa and I worked very closely to create her character."Here she is wearing a Michael Kors dress with a draped neck. Hawkins tops Savi's outfits with a vintage jacket...



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