If you could travel to any time period, what would you choose?
I’ve always answered the twenties. The artistry, the attitude, the culture, the fashion — that’s where I’d fit in. So of course I’ve been anticipating Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby since it was first floated around as a possibility. Fitzgerald by Luhrmann starring Leo!
I was initially sad when the film was pushed to next summer instead of this winter but a) Gatsby is more of a summer story, and b) it gives me more time to put together my look. I’ve been threatening to make my entire wardrobe twenties-inspired for years and this is the perfect moment.
I intend to catalogue my progress — if you would like to be involved or included, or if you have any ideas, let me know!
Hey world, I saw THE AVENGERS last night. You can read my spoiler-filled fashion geek thoughts about it (but mostly what they wear) over here at Fantastic Fangirls. I went into this week without a hero planned for Friday; I decided I’d pick after I saw the film, though I knew going in I’d be limited by the main people I hadn’t done yet (Black Widow, Hawkeye, Nick Fury) all wearing the same basic look. Then I saw the movie and lightning struck (aside: I’d love to do Loki sometime but he doesn’t have a pull-from-my-closet look).
Pepper’s my favourite. And the opposite of a Loki — I am probably supposed to look like Pepper at the office.
When I first heard about the years long film build up to The Avengers I was the most scared of a Captain America film. If it didn’t take place predominantly in the 40s I wanted no part. Cap is woken up by the Avengers, he’s never in the future without them. That’s a little detail that matters to me. But they made the movie I wanted to see.
This is the outfit I will be wearing to see The Avengers at midnight tonight. It’s a bit more ostentatious than the rest of my week.
I’m a little sad that Thor’s Day is not on Thorsday (Thursday) but since it is Wednesday — sharing day in our first grade — Aeris got away with bringing her helm and hammer to school. Thor remains her favourite superhero (for over a year now).
There is an observatory behind me, somewhat obscured by the gloomy New England May day, but I find it appropriate enough to point out. I didn’t really “get” Thor until I saw the film but it ended up my favourite of the post-Iron Man Marvel films. That movie is magical, like stars.
For day two of Avengers Week I am dressed as IRON MAN. And so is the rest of my family. My husband is wearing a glow-in-the-dark arc reactor t-shirt under his button down, my older daughter is wearing a red-and-gold Rock N Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith t-shirt from Hollywood Studios because I said “If Iron Man was a girl, and she designed a t-shirt for the Rock N Roller Coaster, it would be that.” when she bought it, and my younger daughter is wearing yellow, red, and a crystal.
If I can get them to pose, I’ll update with pics. For now, Here’s me:
The red sundress is from Old Navy and it was paired with a (different) gold belt when I saw it on the mannequin so while this is something I already own, it was purchased with RTW Superhero in mind.
Princess Week has ended, though we intend to go back to watch the rest of the Princess (and animated Disney) films when we are done with: AVENGERS WEEK! That’s right, as I am sure you know Marvel’s blockbuster The Avengers — or as my daughter Aeris calls it All the Superheroes — opens wide in the U.S. this Friday. To get ready we, like many fans, are watching the lead-up films, and I, like a few fans, am dressing “in the style of” the Avengers each day this week. For Monday, THE INCREDIBLE HULK:
I’m not much of a Hulk fan. “I’m really big and smash stuff” is pretty much my least favourite powerset (see also: Juggernaut, The Thing, etc.) and while I appreciate the tragedy of Bruce Banner, I don’t connect to him. But, Hulk’s an original Avenger so he gets a look.
It’s National Princess Week! To celebrate, my daughters and I watched Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Snow White was the original Disney Princess after all, and seventy-five years later, she is having a banner year!
Obvious choice is obvious:
RDJ actually took home the “Hero” award at Spike’s Scream Awards. Because he IS Tony Stark and Tony Stark IS the Greatest American Hero. Other than the Greatest American Hero (…believe it or not it’s just me!). And Captain America. You know.
Are you now hearing the hip-hop/disco version of the Greatest American Hero Theme Song playing? Because that’s what I hear looking at this picture! Maybe Pepper’s BFF Jay-Z can make that happen.
From Saturday June 26 to Saturday July 3 Red Carpet Superhero will be celebrating Vampire Movie Week.
Six movies will be chosen from the following list of suggestions (based on availability and interest of the screening audience):
The seventh film is, of course, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (opening June 30).
If you tweet about the event, remember to tag it #vampiremovieweek so I can follow along!
ETA: Due to scheduling issues with summer hours, VampireMovieWeek posts will continue past July 3rd until we’re done watching! Cheers!