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 »
The following were presented at a panel at Wesleyan University about dressing in the fashion of Wonderland using street clothes we already own.
For Alice I wanted to get away from the illustrated, Disney, or ‘Gothic Lolita’ version — so how do we create “Alice” without a pinafore?
1. Color: I retained the Blue and White color palette.
2. Hints: The thick headband is so married to Alice in Wonderland it is named “an Alice band” and along with Mary Jane shoes, the “girl” archetype is achieved without a poufy dress. I also selected the pleated blouse to hint at Victorian styles.
3. Talismans: Alice and Wonderland are equated with Rabbits, Keys, Playing cards, Chess pieces, Mushrooms, Potion bottles, Tea sets… any and all of which can be found or created as accessories.
Recently I was part of a little panel at Wesleyan University about dressing in the fashion of Wonderland using street clothes we already own. Anyone who has spent any amount of time with me, received an email from me, or followed me on twitter or tumblr or any of my various blogs knows how important the stories of Alice in Wonderland are to me. The Alice books and many adaptations are not simply my favorites, nor is it merely an intellectual captivation. It’s personal. Alice, Wonderland, Mirrors, Rabbits, Pills, Keys, Pawns… these are concepts I use to express myself and explain myself to the world, and in a very Alice way, to myself. Now, I’m hardly the only one — Alice has fascinated people since she was first introduced and that fascination, and how we all play with the imagery and ideas, are why I can use it all to express myself and explain myself — it’s become a shared mythology.
Wonderland is probably most often used as a metaphor for madness; as the text directs us. But whether Wonderland is mental dysfunction or simply a childish dream the lesson most important to me is that Alice has complete control over it. Alice gets herself into, around, and out of Wonderland all by herself.
The other panelist Elseachay put together the following presentation on “closet costumes” which is the other side of the mirror equivalent of my ready-to-wear outings. I deconstruct costumes to create “real world” fashions and she uses “real world” clothing to create costumes. The results by definition meet in the middle: mirror images!
Polyvore is fun, but can be limiting. I couldn’t get an Air Force t-shirt for the Off-Duty-Carol-Danvers set I suddenly and desperately wanted to make. So here it is OFF-polyvore.
This ISN’T RTW superhero in the sense of building an outfit around a superhero’s supersuit but it IS RTW superhero in the sense of basing an outfit on a superhero, in this case Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers.
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.