I got an email from the XL Center here in CT saying there were tickets newly available for the Black-Eyed Peas concert and I found myself incredibly tempted to go. I’m a fan of the music but I think it has more to do with all the amazing outfits they’ve been parading around this tour. I want to see these things LIVE.
But here’s Fergie’s most recent off-stage appearance:
Girl. I love it. And this picture cinches it: welcome to the superhero fold, darling. Not only is this deliciously heroine chic, the backdrop gives us the perfect name.
This is thanks to Rachel and she is entirely right. Look at this kid:
She’s adorable, of course, but pairing that dress with those BOOTS just shoots her right up into the heroine chic record books. I want to give her her own super-team made up of under ten year old superheroes. She already has a superhero legacy name (Iris is Wally West’s speed-endowed superheroing daughter), she just needs her heroine name — any suggestions?
Not all superheroines dress the same. There are a lot of skimpy bustier and miniskirt combinations, and the ubiquitous jumpsuits, and when in doubt look for tall boots and chunky bracelets. But sometimes heroine chic is simply a matter of character:
I’m not certain which character Emmanuelle Béart is best for — a new incarnation of Doctor Who or someone in Gotham are closest, I think — but she definitely comes off heroine chic. And thanks to accidental colour-coordination she has a perfect partner in crime-fighting in Diane Kruger:
Last night the stars sparkled at the annual AmfAR gala to benefit AIDS research. There were only a few misses, most everybody looked right AMAZING and the parade of heroine (and villain! the villains are gonna need their own post) chic makes me grin. But superheroine of the night is obvious:
Dree Hemingway in Valentino Couture — and like Karolina of Krypton at the World Music Awards, this isn’t just heroine chic, she looks like a page out of a superhero book. She also looks absolutely stunning.
Karolina Kurkova is rapidly ascending in my list of super supermodels. Here she is at the World Music Awards:
Karolina of Krypton does it again! And this one, I mean, it could seriously be a superheroine’s outfit. Like. An ACTUAL one in a comic book.
Once upon a time, in fashion-occupied France, Berlinele and her beau, Pacey*, arrived in Nice in their civilian identities — Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson:
Last week Billie Piper appeared on The Graham Norton Show, a British late night talk show, alongside Toni Collette and Shappi Korsandi.
As I tweeted when I watched the show on BBC America: Billie, your dress doesn’t fit.
Sharon Stone wore this to a special screening of Behind the Bulrly Q, a movie about burlesque dancers.
I think she might have burlesque dancer confused with dominatrix. But it is nonetheless a good example of “worn with the event in mind”. And with elbow gloves and fishnets she is certainly on her way to superhero chic as we define it (though Tim Gunn disagrees on the chic part).
The Gossip Girl girls, like the Sex and the City crew just already belong on this webpage. I mean Blake Lively is actually going to BE in Green Lantern, but even without such credentials they are super fashionistas, ne? Check out Leighton Meester at the Date Night movie premiere:
Hey all, it’s April 1st. Which people like to call April Fool’s Day:
I might have to change my mind about Katy Perry wanting to be in the Aquaman movie. She clearly really wants to be Harley Quinn. That’s her at Perez Hilton’s birthday bash. Here she is at the Today Show: