We first mentioned these a few months ago but have finally gotten a chance to do a shoot with the skirt! For Celebration 2015, Her Universe debuted two dresses featuring Cloud City and the Battle of Hoth. This fall, they collaborated with ModCloth to feature both as skirts in a similar cut to the lightsaber skirt but shorter. And, of course, because I had to get one because I’m me!
The skirt’s made of a silkier and lighter material than the original lightsaber skirt but I’m definitely a fan! It can be worn with or without a petticoat. (In the pictures, I’m wearing one.) I’ve worn it two or three times thus far and am definitely want to find more excuses to wear it.
Battle of Hoth Skirt: Her Universe for ModCloth
Spade Necklace/Earrings: kate spade
Nude heels: BCBG
When you’re in a loooong term relationship with a video game series and you just love all of the characters so much but you especially love Visas and her design… you have to make the costume at some point. I finally got a KOTOR group for Celebration and Dragon Con this year and because I’m an overachiever, I decided to get the costume done early for Katsucon and approved by the 501st. Both goals achieved.
Getting to see pictures from this shoot was doubly awesome given that I only had a very vague idea how the costume looked while I was wearing it. (Before you ask, my vision in this costume is not great and I could mostly just see shapes and needed a seeing-eye trooper.) There are a few minor fixes I’m hoping to do to the costume before Celebration but otherwise, I’m really happy with how it looks!
Visas Marr: Bria
Once again, thank you to my amazing British Clone Anna for the photography at Katsucon! She is always amazing to work with and doubly so given my inability to see.
We may have just gotten HerUniverse.com back but they’re already having a Spring Cleaning Sale! They’ve got a nice selection of Star Wars, Doctor Who, and Marvel pieces available and I pulled out a few of my favorites above. I can attest to how comfy the Imperial LOVE hoodie shirt is as I just bought one for myself a few weeks ago. Everything within the sale is 30% off and the rest of the site is 15% off right now. In other words… it’s a good time to pick up some more Her Universe pieces for a decent price if you’ve been considering it.
We don’t cover men’s fashion very often here at White Hot Room but for some reason, ThinkGeek keeps making us make an exception to the rule. It can be harder for men’s fashion to incorporate geeky nods without being juvenile and ties are no exception. When I’ve shopped for my guy friends in the past, it’s been a struggle to find them a nerdy tie that doesn’t scream HEY LOOK HOW NERDY THIS IS I FOUND IT IN THE KIDS’ SECTION. I’m definitely a fan of how ThinkGeek has approached their ties though. They use a more subtle approach and use a careful hand when incorporating nerdy elements in their ties. I think the new BB-8 one below is absolute perfection. Even the TIE fighters and Death Stars one features a print small enough that someone really would have to look twice to figure it out.
You can shop all of their ties here.
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…)