Have you met Lady Carise Sindian yet? If not, you are definitely missing out because that also means you haven’t read Star Wars: Bloodline by Claudia Gray. Bloodline is a Leia-centric book set in the years before The Force Awakens and helps establish the state of the New Republic. Lady Carise Sindian is the Senator from Arkanis and aligns herself with the opposite party as Leia… but also really envies her title and wants one of her own. She’s not a great person but she’s ridiculous, always dresses to the nines, and I love her so basically it was only a matter of time before I asked myself what Lady Carise would wear.
I believe the answer can be found on the runway of an Anne Avantie show. She’s an Indonesian designer and her work is both colorful and incredible and I could absolutely see Carise wearing something like one of these especially the second from the left. (Okay so maybe I really want to wear that one…)
Are you still riding that Rogue One high? We’re still riding that Rogue One high. (Don’t talk to me about the Cassian Andor Problem I have now. I DID NOT ASK FOR THIS.) (Okay but actually more on That Problem in a week or two.)
ANYWAYS. Fairly close to Rogue One’s release, Hot Topic finally came out with their inspired collection and… honestly, I wasn’t terribly impressed with most of it. This sweater was definitely the standout though if you’re a fan of the cold shoulder trend! More importantly though, please check out these boots I found for this outfit. I’m not a huge fan of Steve Madden because they don’t fit my feet well but these are so damn cute for such a reasonable price that I’m tempted to buy them right freaking now.
So here’s the thing: I have a KOTOR problem by which I mean that I have been desperately in love with the Knights of the Old Republic games since I first played them back in 2014 and I still love the hell out of them. In particular, I fell for Revan who I firmly believe is definitely a woman of color and not the bland, dark haired dude that seems to be the default for so many games.
POINT IS I love Revan and when I saw some of the looks from the Valentino Spring 2016 collection, they definitely made me think of her and what she might wear from the high-fashion fancy looks on our world. Without further ado… the dresses!
If this skirt looks somewhat familiar… that’s because it totally is! Her Universe recently partnered with ModCloth to offer their Lightsaber skirt, Bespin Dress, and Hoth Dress in a revamped style. They’re now available as slightly shorter skirts in (if my Hoth skirt is any indication) in a more lightweight fabric. They hit a little above the knee instead of below. We’ll talk more about the skirts via a WAYW post at some point but for now… lightsaber skirt outfit!