Samantha Chic: Style // Warner Brothers Studio Tour

3.16.2016

Style // Warner Brothers Studio Tour

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Jacket: Purchased in Italy (similar here & here) // Blouse: Who What Wear for Target

Quick note: I love simple outfits, because, duh, anything that you can throw on is better than putting in a ton of thought in the morning. At first, I was skeptical about the Who What Wear line at Target, but it actually has a lot of fun, fresh, and versatile pieces that are actually updates of standby classics.


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Like this blouse, which can easily be dressed up with a suit for work, dressed down with jeans (as I wore it here), or dressed up with a skirt for a date -- how's that for versatility?

Now, on to the regularly scheduled programming...

So, one of the things that I've been DYING to do since we moved to Los Angeles is go on the Warner Brothers Studio Tour. The WB has aired and/or filmed all my favorite TV shows -- Gilmore Girls, Friends, Big Bang Theory, Pretty Little Liars. They even did the Harry Potter movies, which are a favorite of mine.

Once I heard that Gilmore Girls was taping again I knew I HAD to go! A fun fact that I learned prior to the tour: The Gilmore Girls set is also the Pretty Little Liars set, which means that when you go to tour it could be decorated as Rosewood, not Stars Hollow.

But since they're taping, I knew it would be done up at Stars Hollow, so we booked it over there this past weekend. And I was right! At first, we weren't even supposed to go onto the Gilmore Girls set, but a few of us on our tour begged, and they let us under a few strict instructions.

Unfortunately, as part of those instructions, we didn't get to take any photos because it's an active set, but I can tell you it was decorated for fall and look amazing.

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Allison's house in Pretty Little Liars
As a die-hard Gilmore Girls fan, touring Stars Hollow was everything I hoped it would be and more. I nearly lost it when we drove through the square, around the gazebo, pasted Lorelai and Rory's house, near Mrs. Kim's Antique, around Doose's Market and Luke's Diner, by Stars Hollow High School, and more.

The show meant to much to me growing up and continues to mean a lot to me as I continue on into adulthood. Even though we didn't get photos, I loved being able to see it done up properly as Stars Hollow. I would like to eventually go back and take photos even though it probably won't be decorated as the set.

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Central Perk from Friends
One of my favorite parts was being able to visit Central Perk from Friends! Although I had seen bits and pieces of the show during re-runs, I didn't watch it fully until it came to Netflix last year, but I quickly fell in love with it.

Being able to sit on the couch and recreate the scene that Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Joey, Ross, and Chandler did was amazing. Then afterwards, they set up a "Central Perk" coffee shop where you can actually buy coffee and pastries!

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I'm off to Hogwars... J/K I'm just pretending on a green screen
Another cool thing we got to do was go into the Big Bang Theory set, which was great (again we weren't allowed to take photos since it's an active set), because that is mine and Ryan's favorite show to watch together. One thing that surprised both of us was how compact and small everything is on set.

When you're walking around the sets you really start to appreciate camera angles and lighting and art direction. There's a lot of talented people working behind the scenes to make what you see come to life.

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Other great exhibits included their museum, which featured Harry Potter and Batman memorabilia. The HP series is a favorite of mine and the Batman series is a favorite of Ryan's so we were stoked for that.

I've gotten a few questions on social media about how we were able to get so close to the sets and whatnot. So, first, we purchased the regular tickets, not the super expensive "exclusive" tour ones. Each tour is only 10 people, so that's good.

Secondly, talk to your tour guide! Tell him what you want to see and/or what are your favorite shows and movies. Our guide, Shant, explicitly asked us before we even went on the tour so that we'd be sure to enjoy it.

And as I mentioned above, at first they weren't going to let us go onto the Gilmore Girls set, but about half of our group camp specifically for that, so Shant put in a request for us, which was approved.

Lastly, enjoy! I'm actually kind of glad we weren't allowed to take photos in some areas because it really forced me to be present in the moment and enjoy it. Overall, Ryan and I really enjoyed the tour and I am even more excited for Gilmore Girls (if that's even possible) now!

What do you think? Have you ever done the WB Studio Tour or another studio tour? Tell me in the comments below!

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