Basically everyone decided the Catching Fire Red Carpet Premiere called for #heroinechic. Which is wholly appropriate to the subject matter if you think about it (just don’t think about it TOO much or you realize we are not playing the part of the resistance…).
There are a lot of pictures so let’s jump right in with, appropriately, Katniss aka Jennifer Lawrence:
Princess Rihanna wasn’t the only getting her high fantasy on at last night’s Grammy Awards. High Fantasy Chic was all over the red carpet.
Here’s Taylor Swift (in J Mendel) looking every bit the Elven Princess. Read the rest of this entry »
So, I don’t like this look. She looks pretty because she is pretty and it’s a pretty dress, too, but it’s not a great fit for her body–
ALMA Awards Host Eva Longoria really wanted the title.
This was a pretty good start. It has a heroine chic edge. But that wasn’t enough for Eva. She also wore this:
The Style Awards kicked off New York Fashion Week Wednesday night and while Katie Holmes made her first post-Tom appearance, Nicole Richie pulled out cut-outs, and Ed Westwick teased the last season of Gossip Girl in what plays like a secret casting bid for new Batman…Iman won the night for superheroes.
Also this has always been my favourite Catwoman outfit:
You know, when I suggested that Gwyneth Paltrow reads my blog I was kidding. But:
RDJ wore Ready-to-Wear Iron Man to comic con. Like. Literally.
It’s best summed up by a comment that flew past my twitter feed while I was on vacation last week, a comment I just sort of giggled at while on the beach and forgot about until I saw THIS:
“I see Tony Stark wore his Robert Downey Jr. Suit to comic con this year.”
It’s hard for a guy to win Superhero of the Night at a blacktie event. There are those — like Alan Cummings — who go for it and get rewarded for their weirdness (though note that I labelled him a villain). But there’s just not that much play for the boys side. Mostly everybody looks like this:
Now before you go pointing out my Spidey-bias (note: I am totally biased) Andrew didn’t win just because he happens to play a superhero. Wolverine and Cyclops were also there! And NPH did a super-swell job as host. But Andrew gets the title for moments like this:
What do you see, Gwen and Peter?
I think Naomi Watts was mad I said she’d aged out of playing Carol Danvers (if Carol is headlining what should be her origin story she should be younger than 40) because she showed up to the Glamour Women of the Year Awards wearing this:
Now, from the front this is barely heroine chic at all (though she went with the messy ponytail so I think she was pushing for it): Read the rest of this entry »
Daenerys Targaryen is my favourite character in the HBO series Game of Thrones. She crept up on me when I first watched season one. I started out loving Arya (still love Arya) but then Dany started doing things I would do as every character I have ever played in any fantasy role-playing game ever. She’s a character I could have come up with and she’s the character I love. Thus I am working on my own Ready-to-Wear Daenerys look to wear at upcoming conventions, ren faires and the like. I follow a bunch of tumblrs dedicated to Game of Thrones Style and Daenerys has her own…maybe it was my crowded dash but when I saw Diane’s first two Cannes festival looks, I thought: Khaleesi!
This is an AMAZING dress and she looks stunning in it. I called it Gladiator Chic when I pinned it and with different shoes it could be a comic book superheroine look as is. Diane continues to be my ultimate fashion superhero.
When I posted this look to my Heroine Chic Pin Board yesterday I mused that it possibly deserved a full discussion.
It’s so very heroine chic. It’s a jumpsuit. It has a a teeny skirt AND tight pants. There are cut outs and sheer bits. It’s suggestive of power and attraction. The red lips and nails scream super. Chunky Wonder Woman bracelet. Even the messy top knot fits a comic book look.