I know everybody wants Katee Sackhoff for Carol Danvers in the Captain Marvel movie they’re not making. I’d be good with Katee. Or Charlize. Or Yvonne. Or Diane. Or Evan. Or Naya. But now and forever I will campaign for Naomi.
Have you encountered Ever After High? It’s another line of dolls with webisodes and eventual DVD release tie-ins a la Monster High but instead of the children of famous monsters, they’re the children of famous fairy tale characters. Not to be confused with Descendants, the upcoming series and inevitable tie-in dolls about the high school age children of famous Disney villains. Anyway, in Ever After High the kids are divided into two cliques: Royals (the children of princesses like Snow White) and Rebels (the children of people who are not princesses like the Evil Queen, Red Riding Hood, and the Mad Hatter).
This year’s Academy Awards was full of royals and the ruler of them all was newly crowned Best Supporting Actress Lupita Nyong’o:
Cinderella has arrived. Read the rest of this entry »
I am a child of the eighties so obviously I think Cyndi Lauper is a superheroine. But look what she wore for the 2014 Grammys:
THAT is heroine chic. And she KNOWS it, too.
I think this picture says it all:
SHE LOOKS LIKE SUPERMAN. Like, not even “if Superman were a woman of color she looks like Superman” she looks like Superman. Period. No caveat. The end. Look at that picture. Seriously.
Also she is stunningly talented and beautiful and I would cast her as any number of superheroes.
Anyway, dress: Read the rest of this entry »
Awards Season is on y’all and the first big shindig was the People’s Choice Awards. And our first superheroine of the night is Glee’s Naya Rivera:
This girl is on fire! (Has Santana sung that? She should.) I mean, the colors are too neutral for a typical super suit but the IDEA is pure gold.
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 »