Telling a Story with Clothes

With the imminent launch of What the Fangirl I am embarking on a project I have been giving lip service for years: analyzing series fashion. I am going to start with pilot episodes of various series beginning with Game of Thrones (you know how often I’ve mentioned doing this for that!). Here is the rest of MY list of series to consider but I would also like to hear from YOU, so comments/email/@s encouraged.

  • Alias*
  • Battlestar Galactica*
  • Firefly
  • Fringe
  • Glee*
  • The Good Wife*
  • Gossip Girl
  • House M.D.
  • Life
  • Lost Girl
  • Once Upon a Time*
  • Penny Dreadful
  • Scandal
  • Sex and the City*
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Star Trek Series*
  • Vikings

As you see I’ve included period, fantasy, modern, and those that straddle two or more.  Current or canceled. Emmy nominated for costumes (indicated by *) or not. Anything goes so let me know your ideas!


Ready-to-Wear Superhero Look Book — who do you hope to see?

Hello all! If you have not heard, I will be presenting a panel including a fashion show and lookbook at Geek Girl Con in October. The panel is coming together nicely and I’m now putting together photoshoots and commissioning art for the book (which will also be a power point presentation and online gallery). SO, my question is:

Which characters do you want to see?

I welcome you to request any and all fandoms: Marvel comics and movies and tv, DC comics and movies and tv, other comics, Star Trek, Star Wars, Disney, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Elementary, Supernatural, Hannibal, Battlestar Galactica, Titanic, The Great Gatsby, Orphan Black, Orange is the New Black, Labyrinth, My Little Pony, Hunger Games…{insert your fandom here}…and by fandom I mean “thing you are a fan of”.

Comment with ideas here or on tumblr or tweet me!

If you wish to submit your own looks to the book details are listed here.

Interactive Wednesday: Site Poll

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Superheroes at the Met: January Jones

January’s look is so heroine chic fashion people on twitter called her a superhero.

Her bodice is amazing. It’s the definition of heroine chic. But the best part of this image is that smile. I’ve professed my affection for Ms. Jones and her Frosty Performance but I love to see her look so happy.

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Superheroines of the Night: Diane Kruger, Busy Phillips, and Michelle Williams

First we have to talk about this:

My thoughts go like so:
1. Zomg!
2. But where’s Josh?
3. But but do you think Diane&Josh and Busy&Michelle have super fashionable dinner parties?
5. Charlie‘s Angels

Now let’s talk clothes.

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Emma Stone shows her Supervillain Spots.

Emma Stone is adorable, always. Nothing about her says villain. However:

She looks like Cruella Deville’s daughter. That is all I can see. Cruella Deville’s adorable-but-CLEARLY-villainous daughter.

Meanwhile, I know where in the world Carmen Sandiego is. Read the rest of this entry »

RedBubble NYCC Contest!

If you are anything like me you have a posse of original characters running around inside your brain. How would you like to see it on a T-Shirt in New York City? Not a posse of supers running around our brains (though, that might make a clever t-shirt!) but YOUR ORIGINAL CHARACTER.

The Challenge
Fancy having your own design featured at New York Comic Con?
Of course you do, so you need to get your concentration hat on and read these words:

Your task is to create your very own, highly original, comic book character. Superhero or villain. Splendidly powerful, embarrassingly weak, or just quite good at chess. Give them skills you’ve always wanted or defects you’ve always dreaded. Give them a snappy name and stick them on a t-shirt.

What would your character wear? What’s their calling card, weaponry or gadgetry? What’s their story? What are they fighting for or against? It’s up to you to answer these questions.

We’ll then whip the winning design into a limited edition, official RedBubble/NYCC 2011 t-shirt to be featured, praised, discussed and given to hundreds of adoring comic fans in New York this October.

Full details on the The New York Comic Con Design Challenge are up now.

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