The long teased and long awaited The Force Awakens collection is finally here! Designed by last year’s Her Universe Fashion Show winners Leetal Platt and Kelly Cercone for Hot Topic, the collection debuted online yesterday. You can check out and purchase the entire collection online at Hot Topic with the exception of a Rey inspired dress that is forthcoming. But hey! Because we’re us, we figured that we’d talk a little about what we like and love about the collection and what we don’t love quite so much.
The real standout piece is the Captain Phasma inspired jacket (bottom left.) The design and cut of it is just absolutely fantastic. It’s a piece that you can wear out and people will appreciate it regardless of whether they’re a Star Wars fan. (I would have bought it already if my closet wasn’t already overflowing with jackets.) The one comment I’ll make is that given past Her Universe/Hot Topic jackets and price point, the leather is going to be a little on the cheaper side so this could be something you want to check out in person.
Another piece that will probably sell out quickly is the Poe/Finn jacket. It looks like a super cute and durable piece that gets the feel of the famous friendship jacket without apeing it completely. I do wish that the Rebel crest wasn’t on the back but that’s personal preference. (This one is Lin’s favorite!)
The First Order Stormtrooper and the BB-8 dresses are both absolutely adorable! The cut of both looks like it’ll be flattering on a lot of different body shapes. They’re streamlined designs but fun. We at White Hot Room are divided on how we feel about the printed design on the fabric. Lin is a fan while Bria doesn’t love it quite as much but we both think these are fabulous additions to the Her Universe line!
The Rey cardigan and dress both look like they’re going to be incredibly comfortable but also cute. (The cardigan is on my to-buy list!) Even without the speeder print on the dress, it’s a design that will definitely be recognizable to fans.
As for the rest of the collection… the Phasma leggings are a neat design but not terribly distinctive as a Phasma piece if you take away the tiny helmet. The Poe Dameron flight suit inspired dress is nice but I honestly prefer the first X-Wing dress that Ashley did years ago. The color swap and the embroidered details on the waist just feel a little off to me. Unfortunately, the dress that didn’t really jive with us was the Kylo Ren one. There’s just a little too much going on there.
What are your favorite pieces from the collection? Was anything an instant buy for you?
If you’re a geek girl into fashion, you’ve probably heard of the amazing Catherine Elhoffer before. She’s the talented lady behind the Jedi and Sith cowl dresses over at WeLoveFine and her range of custom geek fashion work is absolutely incredible. (You should check out her Instagram if you’re unfamiliar with her work.)
Right now, she’s got a pre-sale going on for her Rey Resistance inspired and her Resistance pilot inspired dresses! This is a great chance to snag one of her dresses for a lower price than her commissions usually run and they’re both positively adorable. (My finger maaaay be hovering over the purchase button for the Rey dress in grey as we speak…)
So run forth and check out this amazing designer and (just maybe) treat yourself ;)
Lay me down in a disaster bed of Ikuhara-style roses.
Wreathe me in them, and the glitter of the deep stars, and the blue green of the sea. Just shove all of the new season of Sailor Moon Crystal into my mouth if we’re going to be perfectly honest, because it’s been so good to us and it’s only just begun.
(I’m so easy for space dates.)
Lace Sequin Crop Top: Forever 21
Skater Skirt: Nasty Gal
Shirt; Rose Hairband: Zara
Uranus friendship charms; matched to Neptune’s because we’re just that kind of people.
Miguel and Tulio! Tulio and Miguel! It has probably been at least two years since Abby first came to me and said “Hey Bria: you need to watch The Road to El Dorado because the two main characters are basically us.” She was not wrong. So we genderswapped them, finally found a convention where we had free space in our schedules, and this happened.
Probably the best thing about doing these costumes was how excited everyone was when they looked at us and went “wait… are you two doing… yessssss” when they figured it out.
Miguel: Abby Rou
Thank you to our amazing bro Heather of Zhobot for taking these magical pictures of our faces doing the most ridiculous things.