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:
It’s not hard to find superheroine looks at the cray-cray world of the MTV Video Music Awards (or any Awards awarded by MTV or almost any music awards — there’s just something about music that translates to more cotumey looks…and there is nothing bad about that!). It’s mostly hard to narrow down the cray-cray into authentic heroine chic. Miley Cyrus absolutely looked like a comic book character last night but she didn’t read heroine chic at all.
THIS is heroine chic. This is a Look but it’s still a Red Carpet Look. It’s over the top but it’s not big top — to be fair it’s maybe not over the top ENOUGH for this venue. But Sarah wasn’t performing or presenting or accepting an award so she didn’t have to answer to anyone. And Miley didn’t have that luxury so it’s not really fair to compare the two. Still as far as being superheroine of the night, Miley missed the mark and Sarah swooped in to take the prize. Read the rest of this entry »
Oh those wacky Teen Choice Awards. Though at this point is there ANY Awards show that can’t be called ‘wacky’? I think no. Still, the one that gives out surfboards (because I totally equate surfboards with teenagers) (no, I really don’t, I equate surfboards with surfer dudes and dudettes, which are actually not synonymous with teenagers at all) (wait is this a Dylan McKay thing?) (you know what still makes me lol every time? how Luke Perry gets “and Luke Perry” in the credits of The Fifth Element… that movie is amazing for many many reasons and I love it but I’d be lying if I discounted “and Luke Perry” as one of them) (wow, I’m way off topic), still, the Teen Choice Awards have an edge on wacky. And wacky fashions!
Oh Mr. Styles. Did you know there is a reality TV series Amish Mafia? Like, that is a real thing. On The Discovery Channel. This picture reminds me of that. Not that he looks Amish or Mafia…mostly he looks adorkable like he always does…but LOL, nonetheless.
I can’t in good conscience call her a superheroine. She is wearing a cigarette and any superhero will tell you Smoking is Very, Very Bad for You. Yes, even Wolverine. I have the ‘Logan’ Heroclix with and without cigar because I used to collect Wolverine Heroclix — but Logan was my FIRST so even though I’ve stopped collecting them (there is at least one Wolverine every set, it just got to be too much when I’m not THAT big a Wolvie fan anyways).
Point is — superheroes may smoke to be “edgy” they don’t promote smoking and while wearing a cigarette butt as your hat is not precisely promoting smoking… what the hell else is it?
REAL point being, girl is 150% heroine chic. Read the rest of this entry »
Naomi is on a heroine chic tour this awards season. I got TEXTS (multiple!) about this entry:
The texters were correct, Naomi Watts is my superheroine of the night. And it’s a stunning dress, too:
So the Oscars happened. I dunno, I was bored. Though when I think about it, it’s usually boring? At least no one film swept everything… Those years are endless even when it’s a film I care about and possibly I didn’t care about the films this year, because I didn’t have time to see most of them, so. Also, I didn’t like McFarlane’s humor and the pacing was really weird and the “celebrate music in movies” thing came off more like “these are the people who agreed to show up and perform” — they’re stars, right? Who cares about cohesion. Also Bond films are totally all about the music, duh. I mean, YES, the credit songs are part of the formula but “let’s celebrate music in movies with a Bond retrospective” is NOT COHESIVE.
Anyway, other than Aaron Tveit (swooooon), the best part of the broadcast was Little Q:
She is a star. She is a superhero. She is royalty.
Let’s get it out of the way: She. Is. Stunning. I started with this shot because she’s so stunning she doesn’t look real to me. And as silly as it sounds, the bombshell hair and make-up are entirely in keeping with female superhero appearances:
Before you decide that comparison is a stretch, looky what Ms. Whitmore wore on the BAFTAs red carpet:
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 »
Sometimes at awards shows, especially ones where the network sends out absurd memos banning “puffy” skin, stars show up in crazy fashion that says “I’mma trying too hard”. But sometimes the crazy is honest self-expression.
I think Bonnie here falls into that second category. Her hair is CRAZY. But it’s her hair. She plays with it. That’s her thing. Looking closely:
If this isn’t a picture of a modern fairytale princess, I don’t know what is:
It could be a movie poster. Coming soon to theaters near you: Rihanna is ROSE RED in the updated fairytale classic.
And girl KNOWS it, too. Read the rest of this entry »