Princess of the Night: Lupita Nyong’o

Have you encountered Ever After High? It’s another line of dolls with webisodes and eventual DVD release tie-ins a la Monster High but instead of the children of famous monsters, they’re the children of famous fairy tale characters. Not to be confused with Descendants, the upcoming series and inevitable tie-in dolls about the high school age children of famous Disney villains. Anyway, in Ever After High the kids are divided into two cliques: Royals (the children of princesses like Snow White) and Rebels (the children of people who are not princesses like the Evil Queen, Red Riding Hood, and the Mad Hatter).

This year’s Academy Awards was full of royals and the ruler of them all was newly crowned Best Supporting Actress Lupita Nyong’o:



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Superheroine of the Night: Cate Blanchett

It was really close. I mean LOOK at what Gwyneth Paltrow (my queen) wore:

I love this. And it is wholly heroine chic. But here’s Cate (the queen):

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Superheroine of the Night: Cate Blanchette (Tony Awards II)

Cate officially needs a super-identity.

This is all kinds of awesome. It not only looks GOOD, it looks like it is made of some kind of super material created by NASA (or Edna Mode) that can ward off whatever the baddies throw at her.

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Interactive Thursday: the Phoenix Corps

So I’ve noticed a little bit of a trend lately. Fashion birds. I don’t mean this:

Malaika Arora dressed AS a bird (for a good cause). But this:

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Superheroine of the Night: Cate Blanchett (Cannes Opening Red Carpet I)

I’ve never imagined Cate as a Jean Grey. She carries herself a little too well, her beauty is a little too refined. But for the Cannes Opening festivities (and premiere of her film, Robin Hood) she wore this:

First of all, it is Alexander McQueen and a beautiful tribute to the late designer — because even if the bird detail wasn’t first imagined as a Phoenix (the internet is calling it an eagle), it is one now. And if she’s wearing a Phoenix…

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Cate’s Cape (Cannes)

Cate Blanchett likes to make a statement.

This says: I’m ready to be a Red Carpet Superheroine. No, really, there is no other explanation for this:

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