It’s no secret how much we love Pacific Rim around here and with the film coming out on BluRay and DVD tomorrow, we just had to pull together some more posts to celebrate it!
Back during Jaeger Con, I put together a shopping list with style suggestions for emulating the Hansens and that Striker Eureka look. I decided to take my own suggestion and translate it into real life! (The fact that I recently saw the film again yesterday at a meet up and was reduced to tears because of these three in THAT SCENE obviously has nothing to do with why I picked them. Obviously.)
Olive Jacket: DKNY
Grey T-Shirt: Kenneth Cole
Bulldog Earrings: Amazon
Jeans: Calvin Klein
Lace Up Boots: Naturalizer
Sadly, no one would lend me an actual bulldog for these pictures. And Lin wouldn’t go get me one. It was tragic. I had to settle for these earrings.
I love Tenel Ka and spent a good deal of my childhood wanting to be her best friend. Truth be told, I still want to be so it really was inevitable that I’d do an outfit for her. So maybe the heels make this outfit a little less than rancor riding ready but it was still fun to do. I always loved the descriptions of her lizard hide armour so I wanted to try and invoke that. Also, completely by accident, I seem to have created this ‘asymmetrical top=one arm’ connection in my mind but her determination and her independence are things that I’ve always really admired about her character so I’m certainly not trying to make light of her disability. Honestly, I just think she’s the best. Or was that not apparent yet?
This is also the first of my outfits to feature a nail polish. I’m not really a nail polish aficionado but when I saw this colour in the store, my mind immediately jumped to Tenel Ka. She’s also not really the type to wear nail polish but the way that the colour shifts from a metallic copper to a copper with a greenish tinge. It definitely invoked the mental image of her lizard hide armour. It’s also stayed on rather nicely as of a week later without a top coat.
Asymmetrical Snakeskin Top: BCBG
Snakeskin Jeans: DKNY Jeans
Bamboo Tassel Heels: Gucci
Nail Polish: Sally Hansen Lustre Shine – Plume
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.