It’s nice when a company finally makes a piece you’ve been asking for for literal years. I just really love Padmé and the Naboo Handmaidens, folks. While I’m not huge on the color as it’s a little uhhh… sweeter? than my style usually tends, I do love how the piece looks. (Lin referred to this as “this pastel aesthetic that is such a hard left from the Bria Lookbook” when I sent her the pictures.) Just like with the skirt, the crest is subtle enough that most people will just think it’s a neat pattern. The Naboo fans though… we know.
Naboo Cardigan: Her Universe
Black Sweater Shell: Express
Floral Skirt: H&M
Black Pumps: Nine West
For sizing reference, Bria is wearing a Medium in the cardigan.
Give me all of the Naboo things. All of them. This latest skirt from Her Universe hits the sweet spot for me between geeky and subtle. At first glance and even at a second glance, there’s not much overly obviously Star Wars about it. It just looks like a very pretty landscape. It would take an eagle-eyed fellow fan to spot Anakin and Padmé amongst the art or to recognize the Lake House. In short, I am a big fan.
Naboo Skirt: Her Universe
Tropical bandeau: Express
White Button Down: Express
Tan Heels: Gucci
For sizing reference, Bria is wearing a small in the Her Universe Naboo skirt.
As a note, you can buy this skirt either from Her Universe directly or from Box Lunch online or in their stores if you have one nearby. If you’re concerned about sizing, I’ve found it to fit similar to the lightsaber skirt from several years ago. There is no give in the waistband.
I’m a fangirl of the Royal Naboo Handmaidens right to my very core and I have been ever since I first saw The Phantom Menace. I accidentally wore this outfit to work one day (with a variation in shoes, I think), looked in the mirror and went ‘Oh this makes me think of the Battlemaiden outfits.) Actually, one of the things that I really love about this outfit is that I’ve changed the bottom half up almost every time I’ve worn it with different combinations of jeans, black pumps, and even a skirt. Really, it’s mostly about the blazer and the necklace. And the hair.
Wine Blazer: BCBG
Black Shirt: TopShop
Statement Necklace: BaubleBar
Black Pants: Seven7
Boots: Cole Haan
I’m also rocking the hairstyle that Padmé and the other handmaidens had which you can find our tutorial here!
(Also no. I do not know what was going on with my eyebrow in these pictures. This usually only happens when I’m in costume. THE EYEBROW CANNOT BE CONTROLLED.)
It’s still summer which means that those of us with long hair are probably still looking for more creative ways to get our hair up and off of our shoulders. The leading ladies of Star Wars with their very long hair certainly have plenty of different hairstyles to choose from so today, we’ll look to Padmé Amidala, Queen of Naboo, for inspiration!
While Padmé certainly has a heck of a lot more hair than most of us along with hairstyles that (let’s face it) probably utilize a lot of fake hair, she does have a few styles that can be adapted. Such a hairstyle is the one that Padmé and her handmaidens Rabé and Eirtaé wear during the Battle of Naboo in what is referred to as their ‘Battlemaiden’ outfits.
You definitely need to have long hair for this hairstyle but the good news is that you don’t need much in the way of extras to pull it off: just a brush, two hair-ties, bobby pins, and hairspray.
Step 1: Brush your hair out and put it into a low-to-mid ponytail. Only twist the elastic twice though because you’re going to need that final twist in a minute. I just went ahead with the ponytail here so you could see.
Step 6: Hair spray it. A lot. Especially the bottom part. Then bobby pin the rest of the flyaways/escapees as necessary.
At the end, your hair should look something like this! (Apologies that mine looks somewhat crooked. Photographing the back of your head can be tricky.)
And that’s it! You now have fabulous Battlemaiden Hair and are ready to take on the armies of the Trade Federation! In all honesty, this hairstyle is a little trickier than the previous two I’ve posted tutorials for. I’m actually still working on completely perfecting it myself so don’t worry if it takes you a little time to make it work. As always, you can tweak the tutorial to make it work best for you. You can check out our previous two Princess Leia hair tutorials and as always, feel free to share with us your pictures of these hairstyles.