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 »
This is not very heroine chic.
It’s sexy and it’s snazzy and it pops (!) but it’s not heroine chic. Until this happened:
I can’t with these two.
Recently I was in an airport, waiting to board, and wearing a t-shirt that mimics Spider-Man’s costume. The shirt got a lot of compliments from both friends and strangers and this one chatty (or bored) passenger also waiting to board asked “Why Spider-Man?”. I’m not very good at small talk and the question caught me off-guard so I didn’t have a clever answer; all I could do was tell the truth.
“Because he’s a little guy who does the right thing because it’s the right thing,” I explained. “I really believe in his ‘with great power comes great responsibility schtick’ and it’s my opinion that we all have great power so we all have the responsibility to do good in the world.”
Chatty Guy was somewhat taken aback by this. I’m sure he expected a less earnest and more ‘Spider-powers are cool’ answer. But his follow up was “So…we should all wear Spider-Man shirts?” so I think he appreciated it. We moved on to discussing Captain America ice cream and the stereotype (that I was totally willing to play along with) that over-earnest superfans like myself must be geniuses.
All of which is to say: I have a lot of feelings for and about Spider-Man. And these two…
I picked her right away. MTV’s red carpet pre-show was a Punk’d mishmash MESS and the live-stream didn’t like my Mac so I spent the hour running up to the show browsing Getty Images while Game of Thrones played in the background (I watched these awards last night instead of the finale — don’t spoil me!) and when I came across Elizabeth:
I knew I’d found the look to beat.
Ken won the award for Best WTF Moment last night. For something called “Naked Trunk Surprise” in The Hangover. I have not seen The Hangover but based on this:
I agree. Because WTF?!
Oh, the MTV Movie Awards. Where “over the top” BEGINS at something like this:
Based on the hand-jewelry alone you know Xtina is making a play for superheroine of the night.
Here’s the full look (Atelier Versace):