What do we want?
The new Hobbit movie.
When do we want it?
To get this week moving along we’re throwing a Middle Earth blog party, and what better way to start than outfit inspo from the excellent Black Milk Clothing collection. We’ll do our best not to delve too greedily and too deep, but nothing says GET ON MY BODY THANKS!! like monstrous terrors made of shadow and flame.
“You Shall Not Pass” Dress: Black Milk Clothing
Asymmetric Blazer: Comme des garcons x H&M
Asymmetric Skirt, Bunny Ear Toque: Yesstyle
Suspender Hosiery: Black Milk Clothing
Spike Belt: Forever 21
Ankle Boots: Storets
Clint Barton isn’t great at many things, but he’s got a few skills nailed down — “I’M GREAT AT BOATS” became something of a rallying cry for my nears and dears during NYCC 2012, so I designed this tank in fond memory of. Flying a geek flag on the low-low? I’m totally profesh.
We’re channeling a full-on Hawkguy here, but with a stylin’ uptwist. We got the beanie and the smell test wifebeater and the Converse hightops — street level beat-em-ups with a blazer thrown on, and always with the purple.
“Things I’m Great At” Tank: Forever 21 / DIY
Purple Blazer: Yesstyle
Asymmetric Chiffon Skirt: Forever 21
Aviator Shades, Accessories: Forever 21, Ebay, Asos
Hightops: Comme des garcons PLAY x Converse
Special thanks to Mandy for providing invaluable styling tips for this look and shirt design. She’s so street, you guys.
It’s Hawkeye Week, bro. In honour of the new story arc debuting this week, we decided to fly our purple pennants — so check back in with us every day as we class up this joint like Kate Bishop, party like Tracksuit Dracula, and make embarrassingly coordinated kitchenware like Clint Barton.
What’s that? Your beloved ladies have teamed up for a fashion shoot in honour of Young Avengers being relaunched this week? Indeed we have! What you’re seeing is actually the result of separate photoshoots on our respective sides of the border, but the intent was there nonetheless.
This is actually the start of a miniseries we’ll be doing over the next few weeks — Marvel NOW! is launching some books that we’re pretty darn psyched about, so we thought we’d honour their releases with outfits inspired by members of the team. As always, you’ll see our personal touches, i.e. Bria is a totally classy dame and Lin is just going to be this douchebag trainwreck. Enjoy.
This Week: Young Avengers by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie!
Lin: Everybody has an elemental weakness to Jamie McKelvie designs. Urban savvy brow-quirked assholes are a fashion template close to my stupid dumb heart, so here’s to checking off the box next to ‘America Chavez’ and her super rad kicks. While her redesign is pretty much the current gold standard in street utilitarian, I’m on this fancy hoodie + blazer twist with a headfake toward her creative team’s British roots.
Bria: I started by grabbing more or less all of the gold jewelry I own. I think only an extra pair of earrings and a headband were put back. Obviously I wanted to stick to his green/black/gold colour palette because, y’know, visual cues. My other goal was to use layers while simultaneously keeping things sleek and chic. With bonus ridiculous faces because how could I do a Loki outfit without the L-pose or asking Thor why the people I’m contacting via my Phone Of I are calling me a troll.
Coming Soon: Uncanny X-Force by Sam Humphries and Ron Garney! Also coming soon: more of our dumb faces. Don’t worry, we just got started on this magical train ride.