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–
I guess Hayden is going to be in a series called Nashville? She fell off my radar and when I see her I still think Cheerleader. This doesn’t help that:
It’s cheer-style evening wear! Which I am totally into because it is totally heroine chic and because I happen to love cheer-style. But she’s always gonna be the cheerleader this way (not that there’s anything wrong with that, either, I remember little of Heroes beyond her).
I just received a link to this slideshow in my inbox. It’s titled “Ten things men hate about your wardrobe” and goes on to show pictures of various celebrities in outfits men allegedly hate. Now, first of all, I have to reiterate my position that women do not dress for men. Second, all the captions are a variation on:
Women just love this look, they find it so cute and chic. But men? Men HATE it. Therefore all women should stop wearing this.
Let’s take Vanessa Hudgens.
You’ve heard the news. Betty Draper is the new Emma Frost in X-Men First Class. Or January Jones is, but at least 80% of the announcements called her Betty first, January second (and the last 20% had lines about January Frosting. So clever, right?). On the surface, Emma and Betty are quite similar. Underneath the surface they are nothing alike, and that makes it all the more interesting.
It is very unclear to me (and I’d venture a guess, to EVERYONE) what this movie is about. Emma Frost is not a “First Class” X-Men (meaning one of the first members of the team, whether or not she is First Class meaning awesome is up for debate and something of a polarizing topic for many fans — another similarity to Betty Draper, I’ll add). My favourite Emma is actually found in her solo title that featured her early years (circa First Class) but who knows what Emma this Emma is going to be so who knows if January is a good fit!
But we can discuss her LOOK.
Wonder Woman has a new costume.
I like a lot of this. I like the top, I can get behind the jacket, she looks fashionable and yet tough. The gold looks heavy and it’s a little too throwback to the early nineties for me but overall, I like it. Just one thing.
Wonder Woman is wearing Liquid Leggings.
So, if you are a superheroine and you are going incognito in a nightclub, what do you wear?
Okay, Jenn Walters (She-Hulk, on the left) is in jeans and what looks like a cute blouse that doesn’t fit — that sounds in character. And Carol Danvers (Ms. Marvel, center) does NOT own that green and yellow peek-a-boo ensemble BUT she has the ability to change her clothes into whatever she wants and I totally believe she decided on this after giving the line going into the club a glance. I mean, look all the way to the left. THAT WOMAN IS NOT WEARING PANTS. Carol saw that and decided to go Carrie Bradshaw Does Club Trashy. Makes perfect sense.
But Jess Drew (Spider-Woman, on the right)… Jess Drew would never consent to wearing that and it sure as HELL did not come out of her closet. Now, Jess has been here before, or at least dealt with these people before, so I guess she knows what it’s like and could have this atrocity for this specific purpose. I GUESS.
So, if you are a supermodel (sort of) and you are going incognito in a nightclub, what do you wear?
Gadgets. Everybody has a few and face it, we’re only gonna keep getting more (until they start making cyber implants). But hey, gadgets are entirely Geek Chic:
I secretly like Megan Fox. She says too much, it endears her to me. So does the Star Wars shirt and the fact that she reads Gen 13.
Continuing the theme of starlets who purport to read comics, here’s Miley Cyrus and her gadget of choice:
Katy’s performance attire has been likened to Wonder Woman by more than just me — she tends to wear teeny and bright and I guess Diana’s the most mainstream superheroine so even if it’s not quite stars and stripes, she’s a brunette in a super-hero outfit, therefore: Wonder Woman.
But here she is out and about:
Rubber again! She is taking this superheroine thing seriously. And that could easily be an update on Wonder Woman. But look at the whole dress:
I know performance fashion is different from event fashion. Event fashion, while generally more glitzy than street fashion, is still, in theory, meant to highlight the wearer more than the story.
But when the alien invaders show up I’m hiding behind the Black-Eyed Peas.
They already have code names. And Fergie can invoke the Phoenix Force: