The Dorky Diva

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Welcome to The Dorky Diva! I'm Savanna, a Star Wars fanatic who tries to sprinkle fandom into every day life. Follow along for new cosplay updates, outfit inspiration, beauty reviews, convention coverage, and more!

Dorky Diva of the Week: Jenmarie

Jenmarie, a 30-year-old Californian, was always known as the "Star Wars Girl" among friends when she was growing up. Never ashamed of her fandom, she proudly displays her love for Star Wars through fashion and a number of outlets online, including her popular blog- Anakin and His Angel.

Raised by parents who enjoyed watching Star Wars, Jenmarie had always been exposed to certain scenes of the original trilogy but didn't have her own revelation until seeing A New Hope during it's special edition re-release in 1997. She was an instant fan of iconic characters like Han Solo and Darth Vader while falling in love with the movie's breathtaking costumes and musical score.

Jenmarie posing with a LEGO poster at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California.
"The original films inspired me to be Princess Leia while making up my own Star Wars stories with my siblings and collect anything I could get my hands on, but it wasn't until after seeing The Phantom Menace that I truly became a hardcore Star Wars fan," says Jenmarie.

Just as the title of her blog suggests, Jenmarie is an avid fan of Padme Amidala and Anakin Skywalker. Anakin and His Angel was founded in 2000 and originally served as a place for Star Wars fans to get the latest news, interact together, and read articles about Anakin and Padme. After Revenge of the Sith left theaters, her blog's posts switched over to a Facebook page format. It wasn't until the announcement of The Force Awakens that she decided to start posting on Anakin and His Angel regularly again. Her blog now features posts about galactic news, collecting tidbits, and style inspiration while still spotlighting her favorite Star Wars couple.

Jenmarie is known for her Outfit of the Day posts on Anakin and His Angel where she features different ways to wear Star Wars clothing and accessories. Her daily fashion sense comes from the costumes represented in the Star Wars films. Flowy capes, intricate patterns, and unusual silhouettes catch her eye when assembling an outfit for the day. She recently started styling outfits based off different characters in Star Wars. Her Bazine Netal outfit of the day features a mix of edgy fashion pieces with dramatic makeup to capture the dark tone inspired by this new character.

Jenmarie showing off her stunning Bazine Netal inspired outfit of the day.
"I'm currently working on my next character inspired ensemble, Hera Syndulla from Star Wars Rebels. Combining two of my loves, Star Wars and fashion, in a creative way brings me such joy and I've been overwhelmed by all of the positive responses," expresses Jenmarie.

She and her husband met in line during the midnight showing of Attack of the Clones. Together they share their love of Star Wars and celebrate building a Star Wars collection. Jenmarie collects Funko POPs, Disney Vinylmations and Tsum Tsums along with anything else that is, as she says, "exceptionally awesome or cute."

Jenmarie finds her own personality in characters like Ahsoka Tano, Rey, and Chopper who all face battles, believe in a greater outcome, and remain true to themselves. Her love of these characters and stories inspires her to share the Star Wars universe with others so that they can also find hope, love, and role models through these films. 

Follow Jenmarie on Twitter @AcrossTheStarsFacebook (Anakin and His Angel), and Instagram @AnakinAndHisAngel.

Jenmarie in a Darth Vader sweater holding a Disney Tsum Tsum.
All photos used with permission and courtesy of Jenmarie.