One of the things that I wanted to do when I decided to bring White Hot Room back was to try and feature more outfits that I could actually wear to work. Granted, I do work somewhere with a relatively casual dress code but it’s made it a fun challenge. This particular outfit? I drove home from work, put a little bit of make up on, and then went outside to take pictures.
Bromance Cardigan: Elhoffer Design
Black Shirt: H&M
Black Pants: Max Jeans
Tall Boots: Dr. Scholl’s
The Last Jedi Purse: Dooney & Bourke for Disney
A few months back, Po-Zu announced that they would be creating a line of Star-Wars inspired shoes for fans. This seemed a logical choice given that their Piper Boots were worn by Rey on screen in The Force Awakens. Since the announcement, they’ve been very slowly teasing us with new designs. So far, the collection will include (from the top right and going clockwise) sneakers inspired by Poe Dameron, Poe’s on-screen boots in both brown and black, shoes inspired by Chewbacca, another take on Rey’s on-screen boots, and Finn’s on screen boots in white, black, and metallic bronze. Mostly, these boots are a godsend for cosplayers especially for Poe and Finn. I can also see the Poe sneakers being appealing to the less cosplay-inclined geek. The Chewie boots are just… bizarre. I’m sure there’s a market for them but it certainly doesn’t include me.
We’ve still got a while to go before the collection is available in August. What other characters are you hoping to see shoes for/inspired by? And are any of these on your wish list already?
The long teased and long awaited The Force Awakens collection is finally here! Designed by last year’s Her Universe Fashion Show winners Leetal Platt and Kelly Cercone for Hot Topic, the collection debuted online yesterday. You can check out and purchase the entire collection online at Hot Topic with the exception of a Rey inspired dress that is forthcoming. But hey! Because we’re us, we figured that we’d talk a little about what we like and love about the collection and what we don’t love quite so much.
The real standout piece is the Captain Phasma inspired jacket (bottom left.) The design and cut of it is just absolutely fantastic. It’s a piece that you can wear out and people will appreciate it regardless of whether they’re a Star Wars fan. (I would have bought it already if my closet wasn’t already overflowing with jackets.) The one comment I’ll make is that given past Her Universe/Hot Topic jackets and price point, the leather is going to be a little on the cheaper side so this could be something you want to check out in person.
Another piece that will probably sell out quickly is the Poe/Finn jacket. It looks like a super cute and durable piece that gets the feel of the famous friendship jacket without apeing it completely. I do wish that the Rebel crest wasn’t on the back but that’s personal preference. (This one is Lin’s favorite!)
The First Order Stormtrooper and the BB-8 dresses are both absolutely adorable! The cut of both looks like it’ll be flattering on a lot of different body shapes. They’re streamlined designs but fun. We at White Hot Room are divided on how we feel about the printed design on the fabric. Lin is a fan while Bria doesn’t love it quite as much but we both think these are fabulous additions to the Her Universe line!
The Rey cardigan and dress both look like they’re going to be incredibly comfortable but also cute. (The cardigan is on my to-buy list!) Even without the speeder print on the dress, it’s a design that will definitely be recognizable to fans.
As for the rest of the collection… the Phasma leggings are a neat design but not terribly distinctive as a Phasma piece if you take away the tiny helmet. The Poe Dameron flight suit inspired dress is nice but I honestly prefer the first X-Wing dress that Ashley did years ago. The color swap and the embroidered details on the waist just feel a little off to me. Unfortunately, the dress that didn’t really jive with us was the Kylo Ren one. There’s just a little too much going on there.
What are your favorite pieces from the collection? Was anything an instant buy for you?
If you’re a geek girl into fashion, you’ve probably heard of the amazing Catherine Elhoffer before. She’s the talented lady behind the Jedi and Sith cowl dresses over at WeLoveFine and her range of custom geek fashion work is absolutely incredible. (You should check out her Instagram if you’re unfamiliar with her work.)
Right now, she’s got a pre-sale going on for her Rey Resistance inspired and her Resistance pilot inspired dresses! This is a great chance to snag one of her dresses for a lower price than her commissions usually run and they’re both positively adorable. (My finger maaaay be hovering over the purchase button for the Rey dress in grey as we speak…)
So run forth and check out this amazing designer and (just maybe) treat yourself ;)
Why yes. We are all about dem pilots. Especially when said pilot is clearly the heir to the legacy of Wedge Antilles and his mother was one of the awesome A-Wing pilots at the Battle of Endor. So yeah. Poe Dameron is on our list of new favorites.
There’s a little film called Star Wars: The Force Awakens coming out this weekend and we’re going to celebrate the only way we know how: by throwing it a fashion party. So jump on board the Millenium Falcon because Chewie, we’re home.