Today (without much if any warning) Her Universe launched a brand new active wear collection at Kohl’s featuring pieces inspired by Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman. Most pieces in the collection are available in regular and plus sizes. Expect to see the collection slowly start to make its way in stores while plus sizes will likely remain online exclusives. There are some super cute pieces in here and, if the quality is like their previous Avengers collection, it’s good work out gear too. (I’m still a huge fan of the capris and Black Widow sports bra.) For the DC collection, they’re offering a bit more variety with shorts, capris, jackets, sports bras, and multiple styles of tanks/shirts. It’s absolutely worth checking out and, were I betting woman, I’d say this is a good indicator that we’ll be seeing more Wonder Woman inspired pieces from Her Universe for the film’s release… [EDIT: Turns out I was right!]
You can view the entire collection over at Kohl’s.com and a selection of some of the pieces is below. Right now, the collection is on sale for 33% off and you can get an additional 20% off with the code BUYNOW through April 2nd.
It’s a sign of how great Hero Within is that we’ve featured them twice within a year. (We just keep tripping and featuring men’s geek fashion…) On Monday, they announced their brand new Justice League Summer Collection including some fantastic button-down shirts and an even better denim Wonder Woman jacket. The collection is currently available for preorder with expected delivery in May. If you’re attending Wonder Con this weekend, they’ll have samples on hand for you to try on and see in person. You can shop their collection on the Hero Within site.
Also worth noting is the blog post their CEO Tony B Kim wrote in regards to the hate slung their way by some people because of the Wonder Woman jacket. Let’s all remember that geek fashion is for everybody and that everyone should be able to wear geek gear featuring their favorite characters regardless of gender. I most definitely applaud Tony Kim for confronting this hate head on and reaffirming that there’s nothing wrong with men wearing a Wonder Woman jacket.
What up guys, it’s (chiha voice) magical girl Monday.
There’s something so heartrendingly vast and beautiful and good about Macross Frontier that will always call me home, space home, and when a friend is like, hey photos?? I’m always, heck yeah photos. So, thank you Bryan Lee Cruz Photography for taking the time on a gorgeous morning during this past Katsucon to set me against a sky so big and bright and blue it makes me feel like crying, like stupid baby princess Alto tears crying, which is possibly the most relevant kind of crying possible.
Magical Girl Space Idol Things I Also Learned:
You can insta J-pop idol pose by holding your hands near your face.
Ranka Lee: Lin
Photography by: Bryan Lee Cruz Photography
We first mentioned these a few months ago but have finally gotten a chance to do a shoot with the skirt! For Celebration 2015, Her Universe debuted two dresses featuring Cloud City and the Battle of Hoth. This fall, they collaborated with ModCloth to feature both as skirts in a similar cut to the lightsaber skirt but shorter. And, of course, because I had to get one because I’m me!
The skirt’s made of a silkier and lighter material than the original lightsaber skirt but I’m definitely a fan! It can be worn with or without a petticoat. (In the pictures, I’m wearing one.) I’ve worn it two or three times thus far and am definitely want to find more excuses to wear it.
Battle of Hoth Skirt: Her Universe for ModCloth
Spade Necklace/Earrings: kate spade
Nude heels: BCBG
When you’re in a loooong term relationship with a video game series and you just love all of the characters so much but you especially love Visas and her design… you have to make the costume at some point. I finally got a KOTOR group for Celebration and Dragon Con this year and because I’m an overachiever, I decided to get the costume done early for Katsucon and approved by the 501st. Both goals achieved.
Getting to see pictures from this shoot was doubly awesome given that I only had a very vague idea how the costume looked while I was wearing it. (Before you ask, my vision in this costume is not great and I could mostly just see shapes and needed a seeing-eye trooper.) There are a few minor fixes I’m hoping to do to the costume before Celebration but otherwise, I’m really happy with how it looks!
Visas Marr: Bria
Once again, thank you to my amazing British Clone Anna for the photography at Katsucon! She is always amazing to work with and doubly so given my inability to see.