Friday, December 2, 2016

Floral Helmets

This week I celebrated completing my final project for the last class of my photography minor. For the series, I explored the contrast of masculine and feminine elements between Star Wars helmets and flowers. As a woman who paints prop replica helmets in a male-dominated industry, I thought the flowers and greenery would represent my personal approach to prop making. All of these images were shot with natural light in front of a window with minimal editing in Lightroom. 

I'm offering very limited 8x10 prints of these photos while supplies last. Each print is $15 or you can buy the set of 5 for $60 plus shipping. If you're interested in placing an order, please email me at with "Print Order" in the subject line. These would make great Christmas gifts for any Star Wars fan!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

The Dorky Diva Show: Episode 2 with Amy Ratcliffe

In this month's episode of The Dorky Diva Show, I was joined by Amy Ratcliffe to talk about how she became a Star Wars fan, what fandom means to her, and even a little bit about our shared obsession with Disney. Enjoy this episode and don't forget to follow Amy on Twitter at @Amy_Geek.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Spoiler-free Ahsoka Book Review

Star Wars: Ahsoka by E. K. Johnston hit bookstores around the nation on October 11, 2016, and completely blew my mind. I wanted to share my excitement about this book in a way that didn't spoil the story if you haven't pick it up yet. If you haven't read the book and want to know why you should, please check out my spoiler-free review below. If you have read Ahsoka, I would love to hear your thoughts about it. Leave a comment in the comment section towards the end of this post and let me know if you enjoyed it.

Monday, October 3, 2016

The Dorky Diva Show: Episode 1

I'm stoked to announce that I've started my very own podcast called The Dorky Diva Show. This monthly podcast will be a place for me to chat about anything and everything related to Star Wars in a fun environment. Tune into October's episode where I talk with Ashley Eckstein from Her Universe about her character, Ahsoka Tano, and an upcoming book tour. Enjoy and may the Force be with you!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Rogue One Apparel from Design By Humans

Happy Rogue Friday! Multiple retailers released their new merchandise bright and early this morning for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which debuts in theaters on December 16, 2016. One of my favorite apparel brands, Design By Humans, unveiled their line of Rogue One shirts at midnight and I must say they look incredible!

This collection features dozens of new shirts spotlighting all of the new characters from Rogue One including some of my personal favorites- Jyn Erso, K-2SO, Captain Cassian Andor, and Orson Krennic. You can proudly wear your heart (or alliance) on your sleeve by choosing a Rebellion tee or one featuring dark side characters like the elite Deathtroopers.

Not only do these shirts look amazing with their subtle designs and earthy hues, but they are made to last. I have several tops from Design By Humans and they've lasted many trips through the washer and dryer while still looking brand new. Don't miss out on these officially licensed apparel items and take advantage of their free shipping offer for orders over $75.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

What I Wore: September 24

As all Saturdays should be spent, I treated myself to a day of shopping and indulging in desserts with some friends. Not only did I find some awesome Star Wars collectibles along the way, but I also found a way to subtly incorporate Star Wars into my casual outfit. I paired a Darth Vader burnout T-shirt with a black maxi skirt and my favorite Imperial logo earrings. Of course I needed a way to carry around my vintage action figure scores, so my Stormtrooper sugar skull tote bag came in handy.

Outfit Details

Shirt and sandals from Target

Skirt from Wet Seal

Sunglasses from Walmart

Tote bag from Loungefly

Necklace from Ann Taylor

How do you incorporate Star Wars into your every day outfits?

Monday, September 19, 2016

Podcast and Radio Appearances

Over the last month, I've had the honor of appearing as a guest on several podcasts and radio shows. I thought it would be fun to share these with my readers if you're interested in hearing me talk about Star Wars with some awesome folks.

Rebel Force Radio

In this episode of Rebel Force Radio, I join hosts Jason Swank and Jimmy Mac to discuss in depth the full-length trailer for Rogue One that was released during NBC's Olympics coverage.

Galactic Fashion

In episode 15 of Galactic Fashion, I had the pleasure of chatting with Johnamarie Macias and Teresa Delgado about the latest Star Wars fashions and how I became a fangirl.

Star Wars Collectors Cast

I also had the chance to sit down and talk with James Burns of the Star Wars Collectors Cast to go over the latest Rogue One products and discuss the new merchandise. 

The Kris Cruz Program

Most recently, I had a great time getting to chat with Kris Cruz about my passion for Star Wars cosplay and how I created The Dorky Diva. 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

This Star Wars-Themed Crepe Café Will Take Your Tastebuds to Outer Space

Located in the Latin Quarter of Paris between libraries and coffee shops, Odyssey attracts a crowd of foodies and sci-fi fanatics with their delectable variety of crepes and, of course, their elaborate Star Wars decor.

From the moment you step foot into Odyssey, all of your senses tingle. Aside from the sweet smells fuming from the kitchen, there is so much to enjoy. From the sleek Death Star corridor walls gracing the interior of the cafe to John Williams' score playing while you eat, there's no denying that this place is the creperie you've been looking for.

Not only is the menu translated into Aurebesh, the most common language in the Star Wars universe, it also features crepes for whatever craving you may have. The homemade salted buckwheat crepes are perfect for a savory lunch or dinner, while the sweet crepes hit the spot for any dessert enthusiast. Ranging at a reasonable price from 3,50 to 12,90 Euros per crepe, there's no excuse for not trying an array of them for a full meal.

Although Odyssey doesn't serve droids (or Gungans or Ewoks, for that matter), Anthony Daniels, also known as C-3PO himself, left his stamp of approval and an autograph which is proudly displayed in the dining room. If C-3PO enjoyed his food, you know it's gotta be good. He's a feisty one, and probably a picky eater too.

If crepes aren't your thing, Odyssey offers a great selection of ice cream flavors, ranging from passion fruit to Speculoos. Don't let the Imperial Star Destroyer looming through the window scare you away from their ice cream bar full of sundaes and waffle cones though.

Star Wars fan or not, Odyssey is a delightful cafe full of all sorts of yummy foods sure to his the spot between visiting Notre Dame and the infamous Eiffel Tower in Paris. Grace some Rebel friends and an appetite before heading to this galactic dining experience.