Offspring was less of a roller coaster this week. Fewer laughs and more punches, don’t you think?
Billie making us want to alternatively scream at her and cry for her. Philip finding a spine and giving Geraldine what for at the Afro Funk class. Nina being a true sister.
And Patrick making us love him even more for is over-protectiveness towards Nina … and how he fills his underwear (oops, that just slipped out). This line to Nina, “your family takes some handling, I am here to share the load”, just stabbed me in the heart. As did his taking on of all of Nina’s family problems when she fell asleep completely exhausted from a day at work delivering eight babies and then trying to sort out Billie.
As for the trailer for the next three episodes, I just cannot go there. Think we’ll be holding on to the edge our sofas every Wednesday night till August 14.
Nina wore two outfits in this episode.
At first glance, the first outfit was textbook Nina Proudman. Especially the white blouse/tunic. Have you noticed how many of these she’s now got in her wardrobe?
I think Neens’ white shirt collection is rivalling mine.
Tracked the actual one down last night but you might need some fashion detective work to find one in stock. It’s by Lee Mathews – the Raggedy shirt. David Jones online is only allowing selection of a black one in the same style. You might need to contact the designer direct or ask in your local store. (UPDATE: the owner of Kate Devine boutique in Newcastle left a comment on Facebook to say she still has a couple of these shirts).
I’ve included a similar style below – one I actually own and love from Mr Rose. Take your pick.
What she wore with the shirt was a bit out of left field. A stretch graphic jean? Leggings perhaps? The pattern is quite a deviation from her usual dark denim.
This look was all worked back with silver jewellery. Just one long silver pendant, which is a little different from most weeks on the show.
1. Queen Mum maternity jeans $75 | 2. Mr Rose shirt $149 (on sale) | 3. Anthropologie camisole $24 | 4. Uberkate necklace $530 | 5. George Jensen earrings $260 | 6. Jive Design ring $169 | 7. Tom Gunn boots @ The Iconic $221.97 (on sale)
She reverted to her Season 4 trademark of layering of three gold necklaces in the second outfit.
Speaking of the second outfit, the green cropped summer jacket worked back with a striped tee or tank and jeans was a great alternative. Those kind of loose jackets that Nina loves? They are great trans-seasonal wardrobe additions and perfect for adding an extra layer to add outfit interest and for those of us who like to keep our upper arms covered. Look for them in store August, September and stock up.
Over to you. Share your thoughts on last night’s episode, what’s coming up and what Nina wore …
PS. THIS from the Offspring on Ten Facebook page. Hilarious!
PPS. In case you missed it, I’m giving away a Nina Proudman-inspired Johnny Was tunic as part of this competition to celebrate my book deal.
Offspring photos: Channel TEN