Hayden Panettiere wears more “sophisticated” clothes in season two of Nashville.
The 24-year-old actress plays musician Juliette Barnes in the hit musical TV show.
Costume designer Susie DeSanto is in charge of transforming the stars into their characters. For the second series of the programme Susie wanted to represent the changes in Juliette’s life through her outfits.
“I’m just taking the journey with them. For example Hayden’s character, Juliette, is striving to be taken seriously as an artist and leave her tween pop music behind her. We’ve been using more sophisticated designers for her costumes and dressing her in a way that hopefully has people taking her more seriously,” Susie explained to fabsugar.com.
“Since she’s been with Jonathan Jackson’s character, Avery, we’ve really stripped away the artifice and have been choosing T-shirts, mostly by Rag & Bone and Current/Elliott, jeans, and a cool NSF jean jacket. Simple hair and hardly any make-up. But being Juliette, she can always turn it on when she needs to.”
The show also stars Connie Britton as country singer Rayna James. She wears more flat footwear this time round and Susie wanted this to reflect Rayna’s various roles in life.
“Rayna does have several pairs of cowboy boots that are part of her closet. We started with a pair of knee-high Golden Goose cowboy boots and went from there,” Susie explained.
“She also wears Isabel Marant and Rag & Bone boots with stack heels and has lately been rocking a pair of 5 1/2-inch Jimmy Choos. What we choose usually has to do with what the costume is saying about what Rayna’s up to. Is she in rock-and-roll mode, or is she taking care of her kids, that kind of thing.”
In real life Connie has a relaxed approach to her appearance. Like Rayna she adapts to her busy lifestyle.
“I would say one of my biggest beauty secrets is keeping it simple. I try to find products that will help me do that,” Connie recently told ET Online.
“I figured out what my priorities are and what I want to spend a lot of time on and what I don’t want to spend a lot of time on. I think that’s what all working parents have to do.”
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