Her Universe holding SDCC fashion show. Ashley Eckstein’s fangirl clothing line will hold a “fashion show and design competition” during the convention. “Designs must be fashions, not costumes, and can be ‘geek couture’ or ready-to-wear outfits.” The winning designers will get a chance to collaborate with Ashley on a line for Hot Topic.
“These images have impacted us greatly both as young women and as adults.” Laura and Kate Mulleavy, the masterminds behind Rodarte, talk about Star Wars and their Star Wars gowns on the StarWars.com blog today..
At New York Fashion Week yesterday, Rodarte showed several dresses featuring Star Wars stills. The Star Wars dresses were made with the blessing of George Lucas (who was spotted at their show in 2012) and Disney, according to the L.A. Times. They won’t be for sale, but “will be available in the fall for editorial shoots and potential exhibits,” which means we may see them in magazines at the very least. You can get a closer look at the dresses on our Tumblr.
Rodarte is based in L.A. and has done film costumes in the past – for Natalie Portman’s Black Swan, for instance. So when asked about Episode VII, “Who wouldn’t’? I’m sure they are taken care of, but who wouldn’t do it?”
Vlogger Nye Armstrong demonstrates how to turn a hijab into the always-fashionable Princess Leia buns!
We’re still going strong over on Tumblr, though I have been very lax at mentioning it here. Here are few things that haven’t made the blog proper.
High fashion. Remember the Star Wars spread in the April 1999 issue of Vogue? It featured several of Queen Amidala’s costumes from The Phantom Menace.
Long reads. How obsessive fans built a better Han Solo blaster is strangely fascinating. Or maybe drop the ‘strangely.’
A Major Award. Of course there’s a Star Wars version of the lamp from A Christmas Story.. Of course.
It is the year of the GIF, after all. Who doesn’t love the floating head of Ewan McGregor?
Quick hits. Was that a dead Jaxxon on The Clone Wars? The Star Trek Into Darkness poster gets a Star Wars remix There are already Scoundrels costumes! And no roundup is complete without Star Wars infographics.
Highsnobiety has an up-close look at some of the fall/winter 2011 collection from their Star Wars Originals line.
As captured by Boing Boing’s Xeni in San Francisco, a window display that doesn’t exactly make us think of fashion… Though it is pretty cool.
Will it blend? Saturday Night Live’s Kristen Wiig wore a Darth Vader meets Kiss of the Spider Woman dress to the Emmys. Sorry, Bonnie: I’m pretty sure she full deserves that D. But at least we get blog content out of it.
IMMA LET YOU FINISH. Congratulations, it’s a week-old meme in Star Wars form!
Talkies. If you’re in the mood for some old school audio drama, Star Wars en Direct’s Dany Pépin is starting some aural fan fiction, ‘In the Shadows,’ next month.
Lists of dubious (and not-so-dubious) honors. Luke is #1 on Spike’s list of the top ten white trash heroes of cinema, while Lando is one of io9′s ten most corrupt mayors in science fiction. Uh, thanks? I guess. On an entirely different note, A New Hope tops Paste’s ten most iconic opening scenes. (via)
I’m sensing a theme today! Tricia Narwani over at Suvudu counts down the Best Fashion in Science Fiction and Fantasy, including Leia in ANH. I’m clearly a bad Star Wars fan because I never noticed her white boots, but they are pretty bitching in that ultra-70′s-space-chic Alderaani way. (Major props to Narwani for not going for the slave outfit: It does have truly awful shoes.)
Also name-dropped: Battlestar Galactica, Harry Potter and the White Witch in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. I won’t lie to you: Her chain-mail battle dress in that movie? Most kickass.
…Stormtrooper high heels. What will they think of next? No, wait – I’ve seen that Cathouse clip. Nevermind. (via)