In the role of the beautiful attorney Laurel Lance on CW’s Arrow, Katie Cassidy‘s can’t seem to stop making the hearts of the men around her skip a beat, including that of former flame Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), the billionaire playboy behind the Arrow mask. Cassidy, who Gossip Girl fans will remember as the lovely but scheming Juliet Sharp, has been steadying piquing audience interest since arriving on the Hollywood scene — territory the actress is not exactly unfamiliar with. (Her father is big brother Partridge himself, David Cassidy.)
A fan favourite, Lance has been modernized in the Arrow‘s television adaptation, a task made complete by Cassidy’s portrayal of the dedicated, idealistic attorney. While readers of the original DC comic series eagerly anticipate Lance’s crime-fighting to shift from the courtroom to the streets upon transformation into her alter-ego, the Black Canary, Cassidy continues to raise anticipation by infusing her character with natural charisma, reserve and grace; the ideal flip side to a superhero with a penchant for fishnets.
While no-nonsense blazers and serious court apparel dominate Lance’s wardrobe, Cassidy’s own closet is anything but void of party-ready fashion. Below, Cassidy shares her must-have fashion and beauty products, and her perfect head-to-toe holiday party look.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE?
Shabby chic. Like I’m going to prom, but maybe robbed a bum on the way!
WHAT’S THE OLDEST ITEM IN YOUR CLOSET, SOMETHING THAT YOU JUST CANT BEAR TO THROW AWAY?
Well, my mother’s rust vintage leather jacket.. but it is my mother’s. I seem to just stare at it often.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE DESIGNER, AND WHAT IS YOUR MUST HAVE ITEM FROM THEIR FW12 COLLECTION?
My favorite designer is Rag & Bone. The tweed and leather jacket from their FW12 collection is my must have.
WHAT BEAUTY ITEMS CAN BE FOUND IN YOUR PURSE AT ALL TIMES?
My Fresh — I love my Sugar Lip Balm in berry. Also, my L’Oreal Lash Out Mascara. And, I can’t go anywhere without my Burberry Body Crystal Perfume.
WHICH DO YOU PREFER, HAIR UP OR DOWN FOR A SPECIAL OCCASION?
I love hair down. However, if I’m wearing amazing earings, then you have to wear it back to show off the jewellery.
WHAT’S YOUR PERFECT HEAD TO TOE OUTFIT FOR HOLIDAY COCKTAIL PARTIES?
With my picks, I’m going for a sophisticated and glamorous look, yet a little playful. You’ve got to love a great holiday party!!
Published December 4, 2012