Sur La Plache – La Femme – French lyrics and female vocals, with a throwback style, like Unloved.
Our Real is Real – Typical Girls – Fits Vill and Eve’s love and is a match for Unloved’s musical style.
Joga – Bjork – Sounds like Unloved’s “Lee,” and is also a good love song for Vill and Eve.
Isobel – Bjork – Sounds like Unloved’s “Love Lost.” Lyrics fit both Vill and Eve, at this point.
Sun in My Mouth – Bjork – Sounds like Unloved’s “Forever Unloved.” Good for a soft scene.
Mr. Jones – Counting Crows – Fits a scene here, between Dasha and Vill, eating brunch, in Barcelona, and the themes of Season 3, as a whole.
You Can’t Always Get What You Want – Rolling Stones – Thematically fits Villanelle and sounds like Unloved’s “Xpectations.”
When the Levee Breaks – Led Zeppelin – Good for a climactic scene and sounds like Unloved’s “Guilty of Love.”
Woke Up This Morning [Chosen One Mix] – A3 – Also sounds like Unloved’s “Guilty of Love,” and was an opening song for “The Sopranos.”
Time to Pretend – MGMT – Thematically fits both Vill and Eve: from the wanting to break out of cubicles and the “commute,” to living an over-the-top life in “Paris.”
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I would be remiss, as a Killing Fan, to not have my own list of my favorite Villanelle wardrobe choices. My biases will be apparent, so I apologize in advance. I don’t pretend to be an expert on fashion. Here goes!
10. Here Vill looks like an awesome mobster, straight out of “Goodfellas” or “Narcos,” at the tearoom dance. That’s how I remember the character the best.
9. Vill is in extremis here, and this isn’t her usual style. However some of the best, classic Vill moments, on the show, happen when Vill is in an austere environment. This outfit looks straight out of a Tarantino film, like Vill is trying to escape some random situation in “Pulp Fiction” or “Reservoir Dogs.”
8. Vill is again roughing it here, but this ensemble is also essential Vill. The faux fur jacket became ingrained into Vill’s identity, on-screen, at the end of Season 1. This look reminds me of the gritty world of the film “Drive.”
7. In my notes, on this scene, I wrote that Vill looked amazing for her wedding. She is wearing a black tuxedo jacket, black pants – and “great shoes,” black strap stilettos, although they can’t be seen in this shot. It is an androgynous wedding outfit that immaculately blends the masculine and feminine energies, of Vill. It is so Vill and it fits her so perfectly.
6. I happened to glimpse this outfit, before I saw the show – and that’s when I knew I had to see the show. Here, Vill is at Oxford, and looks collegiate to a ‘T.’ The sweater is a nice touch. Two thumbs up!
5. Poor Vill is internally crying here, but she is still pristinely dressed, in a navy pantsuit, with pointed shoulders. Her hair is tousled – a wild look that’s cool and looks ’80s-inspired. Vill is also wearing amazing gold, men’s-style shoes, although they can’t be seen in this shot.
4. Vill gets a new job and looks incredible. I love when she wears pin-striped suits. This is perfect Vill energy. She also does three different accents, in the space of five minutes, in this scene.
3. It was during the mission in Bulgaria, that I fell in love with Vill and her quizzical expressions. This Season 1 bomber jacket had to make the list.
2. It’s another impeccable pin-striped suit, so naturally I love it. This gray, three-piece suit was also worn for the famous bus kiss.
1. It’s Saint Vill – Vill at her most Vill, for me. Pure Vill-ness, like you could bottle it, as a perfume. She looks so confident in the U-Bahn station, in her Belgian tailored red, blue, and black jacket, that almost looks like camo. The effect is powerful and enthralling.
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