The Dorky Diva Show- Customs for the Kid Interview

7.01.2019

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Photo provided by Brian and Elias Fulton


This week on The Dorky Diva Show, Savanna and Brian are joined by the father and son duo, Brian and Elias, from Customs for the Kid. Together they chat about what goes into the process of making custom Star Wars action figures and how they learned this fine art together! 
You can follow the show on Twitter at @DorkyDivaShow and the hosts at @thedorkydiva & @JediBrian.  Shop The Dorky Diva Show store here- https://www.teepublic.com/user/thedorkydiva
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Tips for Planning Your Trip to Star Wars Celebration Anaheim

6.21.2019

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I can't believe we're already talking about the next Star Wars Celebration! I'm still riding the high from Celebration Chicago, but with tickets and hotels already available for Celebration Anaheim, many of us Star Wars fans are already planning our next trip to the greatest convention in the galaxy.

I attended Star Wars Celebration Anaheim back in 2015, which was my very first visit to the area. I later moved to Anaheim and lived 10 minutes from the convention center for a year. Planning trips and vacations to southern California can quickly become a little overwhelming when you factor in the cost of flights, hotels, meals, and activities. I wanted to share my insight about the area and convention center to prepare you for the best Celebration ever!

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015

Since attending Star Wars Celebration Anaheim in 2015, I've attended three other conventions there including WonderCon and D23 Expo. I'm very familiar with the convention center itself and the surrounding area since I spent most of my free time there when I lived in Anaheim. Let's go over flights, hotels/accommodations, and my favorite part- the food in the area!

Flights

If you're flying into southern California for this event, you're in luck with airport options! There are many airports within the area, including LAX in Los Angeles. I think LAX is really great for people who travel frequently because it's a huge hub for many airlines and offers a wide varieties of flight options. However, most people don't realize how long it can actually take you to get from LAX to Anaheim after your flight has landed. Traffic in Los Angeles is no joke! No matter the time of day, there will always be traffic jammed around the city. I highly recommend looking into the John Wayne airport in Orange County (SNA) or Long Beach airport (LGB) when planning your flights. Trips to and from SNA or LGB might be a tad more expensive than flying into LAX, but consider this- an Uber/Lyft from either of those smaller airports to the Anaheim Convention Center will only cost you around $20 and take about 20-30 minutes, depending on the time of day. Going from LAX to the Anaheim Convention Center could cost you much more and end up eating at least an hour (or more) of your time. When you really crunch the numbers of your flight plus a rideshare or shuttle, you'd really end up spending about the same amount of money.

The John Wayne and Long Beach airports are also very clean, small, and easy to navigate. The security lines are rarely super long and there are several great restaurants in each airport to grab food before your flight. If you don't travel often or don't like to fly, traveling through these airports will be much less overwhelming than having to go through LAX. If LAX is your only option based on the availability of flight times, just keep in mind that you will need to leave the Anaheim area at least 2-3 hours before your flight time. Also keep an eye on TSA lines online!

Hotels/Accommodations

This is the best part about visiting the Anaheim area! Thanks to Disneyland being nearby, there are SO many options for hotels and accommodations nearby. The two closest hotels to the Anaheim Convention Center are the Hilton Anaheim and the Anaheim Marriott. You could leave your hotel and literally be inside the convention center within a minute. If those hotels are already booked up or fall outside of your budget when planning your trip, fear not! There are literally dozens and dozens of other hotels within walking distance. The best way to get a good deal on a hotel for Star Wars Celebration is to book your room directly through the Star Wars Celebration website. Airbnb is also a great way to save money on accommodations and also have amenities like a kitchen, larger bathroom, more privacy, etc.

Two things that I wanted to note here, both the Hilton and Marriott have great amenities that you can use even if you're not staying there. For example, the Hilton has a full size Starbucks in the lobby, which is great if you need to grab some caffeine on your way to the convention! There's The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf on the other side of the Hilton if you prefer that over Starbucks or if the line is too long. The Hilton also has a small food court inside the hotel with food stops like Baja Fresh (they have $3 tacos!) and Sbarro. The Marriott has a FedEx Office Print & Ship in the hotel, which is wonderful if you buy items at the convention that you need to ship home or need to pick up a poster tube for artwork that you bought! I'd recommend visiting the FedEx office before the very last day of the convention to avoid long lines to ship your goods.

There is also a CVS and a Walgreens right around the corner from the convention center in case you need to grab snacks, water, or anything that you forgot to pack like toothpaste or a hair brush. My mom and I always swing by a CVS to buy snacks that we can take into the convention.


Anaheim Convention Center decked out for WonderCon 2018

Food

As mentioned above, the Hilton has a small food court inside the hotel. The convention center also has your standard overpriced pizza, burgers, and sandwiches, but the best part about conventions in Anaheim are the food trucks! Yes, you heard that right- food trucks. The convention center has a paved area in front (between the Hilton and Marriott) where they bring in about 10-20 different food trucks each day. These will also be a little pricey, but if you budget accordingly for lunch, you can get some really great food and eat outside to enjoy the sunshine. If food trucks aren't your thing, there are tons and tons of restaurants within walking distance as well. Less than two minutes away is a really cute diner restaurant called Coco's where they serve pretty much anything you can imagine from burgers to salads, waffles and even pies! This is a really great place to eat if you have kids because the menu has options for everyone. There are several Denny's nearby too if you want quick food on a tight budget. I recently ate at the Denny's closest to the convention center and was pleasantly surprised with the great service and cleanliness.

If you stay on Harbor Blvd and walk 2-3 blocks down the street, there is an area with a Target, Red Robin, Outback Steakhouse, and Joe's Crabshack. You could walk there or take a quick Uber. It's not very far at all. Across the street from the convention center is also the Anaheim Garden Walk. They have tons of dining and shopping options there as well. Don't forget Downtown Disney is a 10-15 minute walk away too! This is a great place to visit at night to grab some food and shop.

One thing to keep in mind always is that Anaheim is a tourist area, which means you'll most likely always wait for a table at dinner. Sometimes you'll get lucky and sit down for your meal immediately, but don't be surprised if it takes a few minutes to be seated.

Convention Center

I don't think there's too much to be said about the convention center itself other than I find it to be very easy to navigate and there are tons of quiet spots outside of the building if you need to take a break and get some fresh air. If you're facing the convention center and turn directly to your right, there is a shaded walkway with tons of palm trees and concrete benches. Oftentimes photographers will set up their strobes and equipment there to take photos of cosplayers. It's typically a little more quiet in this area, which would be good for podcasters/vloggers who may need to record audio in an area that isn't buzzing with noise. It's also a great place to sit and drink some coffee before the center opens. The convention center itself has a couple different coffee stands in the lobby where you can grab coffee, tea, and light snacks.

Tons of sunshine, shade, and great lighting near the Anaheim Convention Center
I'll have more tips leading up to Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, but I hope this starts your planning process off on the right foot! If you have any other questions, feel free to leave a comment below or ask me on Twitter @thedorkydiva. Is Anaheim going to be your first Star Wars Celebration experience? Click here for all my tips as a first time Celebration attendee!
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The Dorky Diva Show- We Answer Your Questions!

6.18.2019

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This week on The Dorky Diva Show, we're answering your questions! You sent them in and we're giving our wildest takes in this episode on the upcoming Star Wars movies, Galaxy's Edge, and much more.
You can follow the show on Twitter at @DorkyDivaShow and the hosts at @thedorkydiva & @JediBrian.  Shop The Dorky Diva Show store here- https://www.teepublic.com/user/thedorkydiva

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Glossier Brow Flick Review (& More Faves)

6.17.2019

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Anytime Glossier drops a new product, I immediately turn into frantic mode and order it right away. My entire makeup routine and most of my skincare routine are made up of Glossier products, so when they released the new Brow Flick eyebrow pen last week, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. Although I've grown out my brows a lot in the past year, I still have some patches of sparseness and always fill them in if I'm putting makeup on for the day. Since I've never used a product like this before, I wanted to share my review of Brow Flick along with several other Glossier items I've been using for the past month.


Niteshine

Before we get into Brow Flick, I quickly want to talk about Niteshine. I mentioned in my Glossier Seattle blog that I picked this up at the new pop-up store and was really excited to start using it. Holy heck! I've literally worn it every single day since I bought it. I've never been a huge fan of highlighter. I own Glossier Haloscope in two different shades, but I don't wear it on a regular basis because it always felt tacky on my skin. Niteshine is so subtle, yet buildable, and catches the light in such a gorgeous way. It melts right into the skin and dries down so it's not tacky at all. I've been wearing this in the shade Pale Pearl on my cheekbones, cupid's bow, inner corner of my eye, and brow bone even on days where I don't put on a lot of makeup. It brings out that dewey "inner glow" that everyone wants to achieve in their skincare routine! It's very easy to apply with the applicator and blend out with your fingers. You can see the subtle shimmer it leaves on my cheeks in the photo above.

Pro tip: I love the sweaty, flushed look that I always get after going for a hike. Lately I've been applying Glossier Cloud Paint in the shade Dusk with a brush for a super natural look with Niteshine blended over it. Guys, it's incredible. 


Brow Flick

Okay, now onto brows! I wear Glossier Boy Brow every single day and while I've never felt like it didn't fulfill my brow filling needs, I have noticed that it's a little difficult to fill in patches with Boy Brow alone. Brow Flick is a brand new brush-tip pen product that can fill your brows with feathery hair-like strokes. I will say, it took me two or three times to get the light handed swiping motion mastered, but I really loved the final look after a few tries.


In the photo above, the brow closest to the camera (the one I'm filling) is completely bare while the other one already has Brow Flick and Boy Brow applied. It's important to use the tip of the marker with a gentle hand to create the thin hair strokes. I don't think I'll be using Brow Flick alone because I still need Boy Brow to help thicken the rest of my brows, but I really love using them together! Brow Flick is also extremely waterproof. I had to use Milky Oil and a cotton pad to remove it so this might be good for people who play sports, wipe their face, or sweat a lot. It stays put all day!



The Super Pack

I recently mentioned that I also got The Super Pack of serums while at the Glossier pop-up. I've used Super Pure and Super Bounce before and totally love them, but I had never tried the Super Glow formula. I've been using these for a month now and I've already decided that I'll be repurchasing them after I run out, which probably won't be for a while. I use Super Pure only when I see a breakout starting, but I alternate using Super Bounce and Super Glow every other day. Yes, I replaced my ride or die Vitamin C serum with Super Glow! I never thought it would happen, but I really love the Glossier formula. I haven't had any breakouts pop up since using this combo which is amazing. I can't say if Super Glow helps lighten acne scars like my old favorite Vitamin C serum did, but it has definitely helped keep breakouts at bay. I've been using all of these frequently over the last four weeks and have barely used any of the bottle, so I have a feeling they will last at least 3-4 months, maybe even longer. I'm very happy Glossier repackaged these in bigger bottles because they are a really great value now.


Colorslide

I never ever wear eyeliner because it always seems to make my eyes look smaller. Liquid eyeliner is always really difficult for me to apply in a clean line since I have hooded eyes and pencil eyeliner always smudges around my eyes or transfers onto my eyelids. I tested several of the Colorslide eyeliner pencils at Glossier Seattle and loved every single color, but I didn't buy any that day. When I ordered Brow Flick, I decided to add Colorslide in the shade Critical Mass (dark magenta) to my cart for free shipping. I'm a really big fan of this eyeliner! I don't think I'll wear it every single day, but it's super fun for a pop of color that's still subtle because of the shape of my eyes. It glides right onto the skin and stays put all day without transferring. It also doesn't smudge, which is great for me, but something to be aware of if you like to blend out your eyeliner at all. It's very waterproof! I also use Milky Oil to remove this. I'm going to pick up a few more shades the next time I make a Glossier order.



Bubblewrap

The eye cream of my dreams!!! I've tried several different eye creams and they either make my under eyes super dry or super oily- there has never been a happy balance until now. Bubblewrap is a really great lightweight eye cream that I put on before my moisturizer both morning and night. I can tell it has really helped plump up the skin under my eyes to reduce fine lines and the tired look that I sometimes get after being on a computer for too long. One more note- Bubblewrap is also marketed as a lip plumping cream, but I haven't seen very many benefits of using it on my lips. Highly recommend this one for eyes though!


I feel like I owe everyone at the Glossier product development team a giant hug because their products make me feel so confident in my own skin. My skin has been soooo glowy and radiant over the last month since using these new products along with other Glossier staples in my makeup/skincare routine like Skin Tint, Priming Moisturizer Rich, and Invisible Shield. Two thumbs up for all the items I mentioned in this blog. If you've been on the fence with any of these products, just do yourself a favor and order them now!
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The Dorky Diva Show- Making Solo: A Star Wars Story

6.03.2019

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This week on The Dorky Diva Show, Savanna and Brian are joined by Daniel Berry to discuss the latest book by Rob Bredow- Making Solo: A Star Wars Story
You can follow the show on Twitter at @DorkyDivaShow and the hosts at @thedorkydiva & @JediBrian
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Galaxy's Edge: What I'd Wear

6.01.2019

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Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is officially open in Disneyland! While I haven't planned a trip to Batuu just yet, I wanted to share some style inspiration for anyone heading to Black Spire Outpost in the next few months. I recently had the opportunity to read an advance copy of the upcoming Galaxy's Edge: Black Spire book by Delilah Dawson. The book doesn't come out until late August, so I can't share any specific details, but let's just say this book gave me some insight on how residents of Batuu dress on a daily basis. I used this inspiration to create some mood boards and even threw together an outfit of my own. I hope you enjoy these looks!

One thing that I learned from the Black Spire book is that scarves are an essential item to wear in Batuu. Even though it's super hot in California right now and will be boiling hot in Florida when their land opens, I figured I'd style some of these outfits with scarves to capture the essence of the locals in Batuu. If you're worried about being too hot at the park, feel free to take off these layered items throughout the day and swap out thick fabrics for lightweight ones like linen. Loose, billowy tops can keep you cool and protect your skin from the sun, so look for those if you go shopping!

Resistance Spy


The outfit above is my take on how a Resistance spy would dress. Someone who's scouting out Black Spire to build a new Resistance headquarters would wear functional cargo pants, leather boots, a breathable top, and a scarf to cover their face if it gets windy. Subtle Resistance earrings wouldn't be too much of a dead giveaway and the backpack is great for stowing away all your necessities.

First Order Follower


When I think of the First Order, I think of several things- sleek, black, simple, and powerful. This outfit pulls together the draped look of Kylo Ren's tunic while adding a jeweled scarf for a pop of color. The First Order Executioner bag and ring are fun accessories to show off your Star Wars spirit!

Tip for warm weather- swap out the draped top for a loose tank top and wear black linen shorts with low boots or sneakers. Throw on the scarf for photos or when the sun goes down!

Jedi Guardian


The Jedi have always had a simple look to their costumes. Since it's warm on Batuu, I decided a brown sleeveless dress would be the best way to capture the Jedi look. By pairing it with a leather belt and boots, it's casual yet elevated just a bit. I wanted to add jewelry that felt Jedi inspired, so I chose the crest earrings and a bracelet that reminded me of a blue lightsaber. 

Smugglers Attire


Smugglers can pretty much throw together any outfit that looks and feels functional. Cargo pants are great to store your credits and flat boots are essential for walking all day. I decided to pair a light blue top with a black draped cardigan that can be belted. I think a smuggler would carry some sort of messenger bag and while I don't think they would wear the Resistance logo, I thought the overall design of this one was neat. 

For this outfit, I only used items that were already in my closet. I don't have any cargo pants in my wardrobe, so I opted for black jeans instead. I paired them with a flowy white knit top, brown patterned scarf, beaded jewelry, and calf-high leather boots. I didn't have a leather backpack so I chose to exclude that from my outfit, but I would definitely pick one up if I planned on wearing this to Batuu. 


Several Star Wars fans heading to Black Spire have also dressed up their phone cases by kit-bashing together random model kit parts to make it look like a datapad. Galaxy's Edge has an interactive app that you can use throughout the land, so it's fitting that you'd want your phone to look more like an in-universe item. My friend Johnamarie from The Wookiee Gunner gathered up tons of fan made datapad creations on Twitter- you can see them by clicking here. The datapad below was made by my friend Victoria Fox! She did such a great job!


Have you planned a trip to Galaxy's Edge yet? If so, what are you planning to wear? I hope you use my mood boards as inspiration to create your look!

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Glossier Seattle

5.22.2019

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Skincare and beauty have become two new obsessions for me over the last several years. Ever since I overcame a struggle with acne, I've been thrilled to show off my clear since and play with makeup. I've talked about Glossier here and there on The Dorky Diva because not only do I love their beauty and skincare products, I also love their mindset as a company. They always put their customers first and make them feel like they are more important than the world. That's why I was incredibly honored when Glossier invited me to preview their new pop-up store in Seattle!


Glossier only has two flagship stores, one in New York City and the other in Los Angeles. They occasionally open up pop-up stores for a limited time in cities around the world like Chicago, San Francisco, Miami, and now Seattle! I've never had the chance to visit any of their stores, but I've know that they are famous for creating great shopping experiences. Each pop-up is themed to the city it's visiting and since Seattle is know for its beautiful scenery, they decked out the store with real examples of the outdoors. Locally sourced plants and flowers were growing throughout the shop which gave the space such a bright and airy feeling.



In addition to all of the greenery, Glossier offered a few "green" items that you could take home. The first was a selection of free postcards that you can plant to grow flowers! They also had a store exclusive water bottle that was only $15 and with every purchase of those, $5 goes to Mary's Place here in the Seattle area. Each guest of the preview night got to take home one of these water bottles which was sweet! Instead of giving you a plastic bag with your purchase, Glossier opted for canvas reusable totes as well.



My entire makeup routine consists of Glossier products, but there were a few new additions to their line that I was excited to try in person. The best part about their stores is that you can pick up literally any product and test it out. The first makeup item I wanted to see was the new Nightshine highlighter, which is part of the Glossier Play brand. I wear the Glossier Haloscope highlighter on a daily basis, but sometimes it feels tacky in warm weather. The Nightshine highlighter packed even more of a shimmery punch without being over the top so I bought it in the lightest shade, pale pearl. I also tried out the Colorslide pencil eyeliners which were really great, but I tend not to wear tons of eye products on a daily basis so I passed on this one.



If you've been following me for a while, you know I'm obsessed with using serums in my skincare routine. I've previously used and loved the Glossier Super Bounce and Super Pure serums, but I felt like the price of the serums were a little too high for how fast I went through them. I repurchased them last night because Glossier has since reformulated the product and doubled the size, but the price stayed the same. A much better bang for your buck! I ended up getting the pack of three serums since the Super Glow was reformulated and I wanted to compare it to my favorite non-Glossier Vitamin C serum. I love how they take customer feedback seriously and use it to rework things that aren't getting all the love!


In addition to Nightshine and the Super Serums, I restocked on some of my favorites including Skin Tint, Priming Moisturizer Rich, and Generation G Lipstick. I also picked up a tube of the Body Hero cream and the new eye cream, Bubblewrap. I put on the eye cream before bed last night and I already love it. In my opinion, the body cream smells like oranges and jasmine, which is such a nice scent for summer. I'm really looking forward to using this when I get a little more tan for that extra glow.



There were tons of "Instagram worthy" spots in the store to take selfies and pictures with your friends. Each Glossier store is famous for its "You Look Good" mirror. I love this tagline because it's so rare to hear in the beauty industry! Most companies say that your acne is showing and you should cover it up or that your skin is uneven and you should hide it with concealer. Glossier says that you are beautiful and there's no need to cover up your face, but it's fun to play with makeup every now and then!




When I got the invite to this event last week, I immediately took the opportunity to splurge on a new outfit for myself. Unfortunately the jumpsuit I ordered didn't arrive in time, but it's totally okay because my backup outfit was just as cute and I'll be able to repurpose the special piece that I had ordered. I knew that the Glossier store would have tons of color throughout it, so I decided to wear a black Star Wars dress from Black Milk with simple heels and white tassel earrings. I swear these shoes have become lucky! I've worn them on all of my favorite days- the Solo: A Star Wars Story red carpet premiere, my wedding day, and now this special event.


Thank you so much to Glossier for inviting me to this special preview night! I had a blast getting to meet the staff, mingle with other Glossier fanatics, and try out every single product in person. Special thanks to Kate from The Skincare Diary for lending a hand and grabbing some super cute photos of me. If you're in the Seattle area, definitely check out the pop-up at 200 Broadway East, Capitol Hill. It'll be open from May 22- July 7! 



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Dooku: Jedi Lost Audio Drama Discussion

5.20.2019

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We're back with a new episode all about Dooku: Jedi Lost. Savanna and Brian were thrilled to be joined by Katie from The Rogue Fangirls for this audio drama discussion. Listen closely for info about a special giveaway!
You can follow the show on Twitter at @DorkyDivaShow and the hosts at @thedorkydiva & @JediBrian.  Shop The Dorky Diva Show store here- https://www.teepublic.com/user/thedorkydiva
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Star Wars Style: Return of the Jedi

5.19.2019

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As much as I love to incorporate subtle Star Wars pieces into my every day outfits, sometimes it's fun to be a little more bold. When I heard that Black Milk Clothing would be dropping a new Star Wars collection for Star Wars Day, I went insane. Not only are their designs super fun, but they're always really comfortable and flattering. After the collection preview went live online, I was excited because I loved every single piece, but this specific Return of the Jedi top caught my eye first.


I ended up buying quite a few pieces from the collection (hashtag treat yo' self), but I had to wear this one first since it was my favorite out of them all. While Return of the Jedi isn't my favorite Star Wars film, I really liked this shirt because it featured Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, Yoda, and Chewbacca all in one place. This print was originally used on a promotional poster for the film, but I don't think I've seen it before. 


The shirt could be styled in so many different ways. It would look great under a blazer or leather jacket, tucked into a pencil skirt or with high-waisted jeans, and even tied over a cute summer dress. I think I'll be getting a lot of use out of this one, so it was definitely worth the splurge. Since I wanted to be comfortable during a day trip to downtown Seattle, I decided to tie up the shirt in the front and pair it with my comfiest pair of black jeans. 


What I Wore:
Jeans- Madewell
Shoes- Target (discontinued)
Bag- Bioworld
Earrings- Target (discontinued)

This specific shirt sold out almost immediately when the collection launched, but tons of other pieces are still available. There's another shirt in the same exact style with a Star Wars 8-bit print that I also picked up. If you like the style of the shirt I'm wearing, I highly recommend getting the 8-bit version! It's really lightweight, doesn't wrinkle easily, and kept me cool during a warm day downtown. 


I also wanted to talk about the sizing at Black Milk Clothing. When I originally looked at their brand, I assumed their clothes would skew more to the super-tiny side since their models were stick thin. To my surprise, I ordered my normal since in the Canto Bight pants last year and they fit perfectly. This time around since I ordered a few tops, dresses, and leggings, I decided to take my measurements and plug it into their size chart just to be sure that I didn't end up with anything too big or small. The size chart was really accurate and all of the pieces fit exactly to my preference. I usually fit between an extra small or small, but the size chart said I would be an extra small in all the items I chose. Definitely take a look at their size chart if you're in between sizes. It was very helpful!


Have you shopped the latest Star Wars collection from Black Milk Clothing? Which pieces did you get?

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Star Wars Style: Blissful Batuu

5.08.2019

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Just over a year ago, one of my friends who works for the Walt Disney Company gave my mom and I the most amazing tour of the Imagineering campus in Gendale, California. He's been working on the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge project for the last few years so it was really interesting getting to see where the magic really comes into fruition at these offices. During our tour, he was kind enough to let my mom and I do some shopping at a very exclusive store on site called Mickey's of Glendale. We both grabbed all sorts of Imagineering branded clothing and coffee mugs, but they also had a Galaxy's Edge shirt that really caught my eye. I've been wearing it with jeans and sneakers since I bought it then, but I figured it was time to dress it up for warmer weather!


It's crazy to think that we heard about this new Star Wars addition to the U.S. Disney parks several years ago and now we're just shy of three weeks away from it opening in Disneyland. My favorite part about the process has been seeing the concept go from designs on paper to real structures in the parks. When I lived in Anaheim, I could see the spires being built from steel and quickly and looking like actual petrified trees. While I won't be attending the Galaxy's Edge grand opening, I'm super excited to hear about Batuu once it's open!


The shirt that I styled today features concept art of the Foundry Level, which I believe is the main city area of Batuu where all of the shops will be located. The back of the shirt says "Walt Disney Imagineering" across the shoulders. It was originally created for D23 in 2017, but it seems like the overstock went to Mickey's of Glendale. I'm so happy I was able to buy this design. I've never seen anyone else wearing it!

I paired the shirt with a bright red patterned skirt, my favorite powder blue heels, light pink tassel earrings, and a leather bag. The color, pattern, and texture of the skirt were a little busy together, so pairing it with this shirt seemed to work together well. If you look closely, you can see that I snuck in a little Imperial logo ring too. Jewelry is such a fun and easy way to incorporate subtle Star Wars notes into your outfit.


What I Wore:

T-Shirt- D23 Exclusive
Skirt- Dip
Shoes- Target
Purse- Madewell
Earrings- Target

Several of my friends have already asked me where I got this skirt and the truth is that I found it at my supermarket. Yes, the grocery store! Kroger has a new apparel brand called Dip that is carried across their larger supermarket chains. I've grabbed a pair of sweatpants and a couple other items from their store before, but never anything outside of sleepwear items. This skirt caught my eye when I was shopping last week and I had to pick it up. They carry it in white and navy blue as well. It'll be a staple in my closet this summer!


Are you already planning what to wear for your first visit to Galaxy's Edge? I can't wait to see what everyone wears!
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Star Wars Style: Modern McQuarrie

5.06.2019

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The sun is shining and spring is finally kicked up in full gear which can only mean one thing...Star Wars Style is back! During the fall and winter time, Seattle's constant dreariness and rain made keeping up with style posts a challenge. I'm really happy that the sun is out and the rain is gone for a little while because it means I can shoot more outfits outside without getting soaked to the core. Last week Uniqlo dropped a new T-shirt series featuring artwork by three Japanese streetwear masters- Jun Takahashi, NIGO, and Tetsu Nishiyama. I couldn't resist picking up a couple designs from the collection!


I first discovered Uniqlo a few years ago when they opened a store at Disney Springs in Florida. I really like their T-shirts because the fabric doesn't wear down as quickly as most clothing brands at the same price point. I also discovered a while ago that their kids T-shirts size up to what I think is equivalent of an adult size extra small. The length of the largest kids shirt is shorter than their smallest adult size, which works out in my favor because I have a very short torso. Rather than paying $19.90 for the adult shirts, I managed to grab two of the kids shirts for only $9.90 each. Since they didn't carry any of the Star Wars designs in womens sizing, this was the next best alternative.


There were 12 adult sized shirts and 6 kids sized shirts in the overall collection. I thought the designers did a great job working together to create a cohesive streetwear inspired look. Most of the designs were pretty minimal and called back to some of the most retro Star Wars editions, like the Droids and Ewoks animated television series.

The first style to catch my eye in the series was this Star Wars logo tee designed by NIGO. I typically don't gravitate towards clothing with the classic Star Wars logo plastered across the front, but this one really struck my attention because it's rarely used on clothing anymore. Ralph McQuarrie used this Star Wars font on most of his early concept art designs and it was eventually used on some of the very first apparel pieces too. One of the original concepts for Luke Skywalker is also featured on the front of the shirt.


I decided to pair this shirt with pieces that I would usually wear around town. My favorite button-fly jeans, hoop earrings, and geometric patterned wedges gave it the retro inspired look I was going for. I also wore a slouchy indigo kimono and two Star Wars necklaces, the Millennium Falcon and the Skywalker lightsaber, that I layered together. As a birthday gift to myself last month, I picked up a monogrammed leather purse from Madewell. I think the powder blue color looks good with anything!

What I Wore:
T-Shirt- Uniqlo
Jeans- Thrifted
Kimono- Dip
Shoes- Roxy (Thrifted)
Purse- Madewell
Necklaces- Amazon
Earrings- Target


It's unfortunate that this line didn't include any pieces that were created specifically for women, but this is a challenge fangirls have faced for decades now. With a little bit of creativity, you can find ways to feminize boxy T-shirts! I'll be featuring the other shirt that I got from the Uniqlo Star Wars collection later this season. Did you pick up any items from the series yet?
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