It’s hardly a secret around here that I love Star Wars and Mara Jade. So when one of our readers sent us an email asking what we thought Mara Jade’s wedding dress should have looked like, it seemed like a no brainer for a post idea! (And I profusely apologize for how long it’s taken me to get around to putting this together.)
The first thing you have to know is that Star Wars: Union is a 4-issue comic that details the wedding of Luke and Mara and that it is pure glorious cheese that you just have to embrace and roll with. For example, take the below two pages in which different designers try and convince Mara to wear their wedding dress for the big day:
Unsurprisingly, she choose to go with none of the above and instead with a very simple sleeveless white dress with some pink lace on the bodice. It wasn’t the most exciting of dresses to say the least. In fact, it’s so plain that I had to dig out my floppy issues of Union to remember what it looked like. But hey– you know how this goes by now: Challenge Accepted.
I’ll go ahead and admit up front that I’m not a wedding nor a wedding dress expert. I tend to only watch Say Yes To The Dress when my roommate’s watching a marathon of it and I get sucked right in. However, I do still plenty of opinions here. Obviously. I’ll also go ahead and admit that I didn’t find a dress that made me scream ‘THIS IS MARA’ and I also get that this is all 100% subjective.
Games of Thrones is back, awww yeah. With it, of course, comes the annual war between your two esteemed editors as we pledge our loyalty to House Lannister and House Stark and take up fashion arms against each other. But first! We pause playing favorites and present one high fashion look per each of the major houses in play this season.
There are a lot of things we love around here and chief amongst them is ladies kicking some serious ass in armor. And we’re not talking about metal bikinis or ridiculously over emphasized breast plates or inexplicable cut outs. We’re talking about full coverage chain mail and plate armor that actually protects these ladies from getting slashed and skewered. Like Sir Alanna of Trebond and Olau.
For those not in the know, Tamora Pierce’s Tortall books are some of the best young adult books out there and were incredibly influential on me growing up. The first series, Song of the Lioness, follows Alanna who disguises herself as a boy so she can become a knight. (No seriously: you should all go read them.) At one point in the fourth book, there’s a bit of a debate between Alanna, some of her female friends, and a tailor of what exactly Sir Alanna will wear to the formal event at the palace. Alanna prefers typical male attire while others lobby for a dress. In the end, Thayet comes up with a brilliant compromise that perfectly melds the two and leaves everyone satisfied.
Alanna, of course, didn’t have access to the high fashion of our world. If she did though, several of Zuhair Murad’s designs would have likely left her satisfied due to the almost armored look they have. (Thayet would’ve been incredibly pleased.)
We’ll start with this dress from his Fall 2013 show.
Due to recent circumstances, the pilots of Rogue and Wraith Squadrons have definitely been on my mind lately. We’ve been doing this for long enough now that you know how this story ends: I started asking myself just what would the ladies of Rogue and Wraith wear if they were dressing from the high fashion runways of our planet?
We’ll start with this look from BCBG.
And then this casually elegant look in Wraith grey from Ralph Lauren.
I’ll admit: this ZAC Zac Posen dress is in here because it’s flight suit orange.
We’d apologize for doing a third inspo post for our favourite White Queen but we’re not actually sorry. Emma Frost is just such an awesome character to mentally dress in the world’s high fashion because she’s someone who actually wears this sort of thing when she’s not on the run or going through one of those unfortunate phases where all she wears is black or her superhero costume.
We’re start off with this look by Proenza Schouler with its plunging and barely there neckline and all!
We’ll keep with the suit theme with this more conservative suit from Ralph Lauren for the occasions when she does need to go with more traditional business wear.
She’d be all over this Alexandre Vauthier; jacket, dress, and all!