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
Honestly, if all my sweaters could be from Musterbrand, I’d be happy. Their Rey sweater was one of their first Star Wars pieces but is a relatively new acquisition for me. It might not be one of my usual colors (they also make it in black!) but it’s comfy and different and it’s honestly hard not to wear my hair in Rey buns every time I put this on.
Oh hey we’re back! Aaaaand just pretend not to notice that these pictures are from the fall because there is no way I’d be going outside in February in short sleeves. So yes, we’re back from our unannounced break and my goal is to try and bring you a new outfit every week.
I absolutely adore this shirt from Prophecy Girl which channels Bazine Netal from The Force Awakens. It’s undercover nerdy and different from what a lot of the geek fashion world is doing. Plus? It’s work appropriate! I’ll definitely be buying more from them in the future.
Bazine Shirt: Prophecy Girl
Pencil Skirt: BCBG
Star Boots: The Fix
It’s been a few months so it seems time for another fashion finds round up again. (Especially with SDCC rapidly approaching!)
- Her Universe debuted two new pieces inspired by Spider-Man for the film’s premiere.
- Prophecy Girl has a fabulous Bazine inspired shirt available for pre-order. The design hits that sweet spot between recognizable nerdy and wearable.
- On another Her Universe note, they’ll be at San Diego Comic Con at Booth 2913-U in addition to hosting the Fashion Show on Thursday. They’ll be debuting some new pieces at the show including the pictured AT-AT raincoat.
- Hot Topic’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer collection is finally available!
- Finally, you can’t go wrong with this adorable Hot Topic dress if you’re a fan of Hercules.
How does an “ethically made footwear brand that produces in Portugal” end up with a booth at a Star Wars convention? Two years ago, the Po-Zu name wasn’t very well known outside of Europe but in the wake of The Force Awakens, most hardcore fans can tell you that they’re the people who make Rey’s boots.
Now Po-Zu and Lucasfilm are taking the relationship a step further. Announced back in the fall, Po-Zu will be releasing a line of Star Wars inspired shoes in August, something that we’ve covered here in the past. The line will be available for preorder on May 4th and Po-Zu is most definitely excited to bring “ethically made footwear to the mainstream” audience.
Celebration gave Po-Zu a chance to bring samples from the line directly to the fans. Kate Osborne, the Public Relations and Marketing Executive at Po-Zu, said the response to the shoes has been “incredible.” Anyone who visited the booth had the chance to get their hands on the forthcoming shoes and check out the high quality for themselves. It’s hard not to appreciate the craftsmanship and work that goes into the shoes. The leather for the Poe, Finn, and Stormtrooper boots is particularly noteworthy and I can personally attest to how comfortable their shoes are given my experience with their Rey/Piper boots. I’d be eagerly awaiting the preorder date for the Poe boots of it wasn’t for one tiny problem: they aren’t being made in women’s sizes.
Unfortunately, all of the Star Wars line will not be available in all sizes. According to Po-Zu, only the Rey, Chewbacca, BB-8 sneakers, Resistance sneakers, and the Stormtrooper shoes will be available in women’s sizing while only the Rey, Chewbacca, BB-8, and Resistance sneakers will be available in children’s. In other words, the Poe and Finn boots will only be available in a size 41 above. Perhaps it’s something we’ll see change in the future if there’s enough demand.
When asked whether Po-Zu would still be selling the original Piper boots that we saw in The Force Awakens (and in The Last Jedi trailer,) Osborne said that they would be “moving forward with the Star Wars branded” boots. While understandable from a business point of view, it’s certainly not hard to read between the lines.
Even so, it’s worth repeating that the Po-Zu/Star Wars line is most definitely quality. When we chatted about the shoes, Osborne said, “What I quite like is that they can be normal shoes and that they can also be cosplay shoes.” She’s 100% correct. While you might get some strange looks for the Chewie boots, the rest of the line is complete wearable on a daily basis. That’s something that can definitely help with the decision over whether to buy or pass when the price tag’s a little higher.
Excited for the Po-Zu/Star Wars line? Did you visit their booth at Celebration? Are there any must-buy shoes when the line goes up for preorder? Let us know in the comments!