TV Fashion: Melinda Gordon from 'Ghost Whisperer' (CBS)
As Hewitt's character is the co-owner of an antiques store, Porro has the opportunity to explore vintage clothing in a way that is both updated and exquisite without being dowdily trapped in period.
"If she were playing a lawyer or a cop, we wouldn't be able to have nearly as much fun as we do here," Porro says. Though some of what Melinda wears can be found in stores - Porro uses some
"I look for pieces that work well with a very feminine, shapely body," Porro says, "but with this tiny little waist and the breasts - by the way, they're real and they're beautiful, and I ought to know because I see them every week - she's just so feminine it can be really tough to fit her. That body type is a challenge. She's only 5-2 with tiny little feet, so you want to try and add length.
"I find a lot of things online and at the 30 to 40 vintage dealers in the L.A. area," he adds.
When purchasing vintage clothing, Porro suggests starting from the inside out. Find a good foundation garment, and work your way out.
Recently Porro found a beautiful brown cocktail dress worn by
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