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)
MIT professor designs sleek spacewear for astronauts. You won’t see it strutting down any runways in Paris, but it certainly looks like an improvement on the existing ones.
Could the 501st be on the forefront of a new fashion trend? Who knew!
Though I don’t think any self-respecting stormtrooper would be caught in those flip-flop… things. At least not while in uniform.
Lucy Skywalker android pants! The actual collection, sadly, is much less thrilling than that turn of phrase would have one expect.
When one thinks fashion and Star Wars, Luke Skywalker isn’t exactly the first person that comes to mend. But according to Tom Stubbs of The Sunday Times, ‘man gear’ is now in fashion, and Luke gets namechecked. Huh. (Via TFN.)
Apparently, fur is in this season. Even for purses. This Kenneth Cole faux “rabbit” bag is the perfect place to keep your spacepops.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t give credit to BagCrazy for discovering this monstrosity, and others like it.
Meanwhile, over at Shoewawa, the ugly shoe of the week is “$144,95 if you like wearing Chewbacca on your feet.” Ha!