While doing my Who’s Your Favorite? series which featured an analysis of Leia’s several outfits throughout her time in this franchise I noticed something that blew my mind.
The three major characters of this sequel trilogy have been compared to the trio of the original trilogy which of course consisted of Luke, Han, and Leia, but it seems that J.J Abrams is playing to that similarity more closely than you might imagine.
Throughout most of the original trilogy, we saw Leia in white but when she returned for Return of the Jedi they gave her a different style.
In Return of the Jedi, she is given a rebel outfit that is completely different than the styles she had before that time.
And like Leia, Finn’s outfit in both The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi was very basic, with both looks holding onto the Poe Dameron jacket.
But if you look at Finn’s new outfit it’s a straight homage to Leia’s look. The brown long-sleeved shirt, the blue pants, the vest, it’s slightly different but it’s totally reminiscent of Leia’s Return of the Jedi look, which is absolutely fascinating!
This was an observation that I just had to share and I thank you for reading. Have a great day and May the Force be with you.
Star Wars. It’s a story that resides in a galaxy far, far away, where powerful men and women dressed in iconic robes and wielding different colored laser swords have mysterious powers and follow their tales of destiny while fighting an endless battle between good and evil. There’s a lot to this incredible story that has spanned decades and wowed generations of fans and one of the elements to this franchise that is so much fun to explore is the characters’ individual styles.
Each and every character has a specific style that is created with such fine detail and so for the next couple of weeks, my Who’s Your Favorite? series will be brought to you every day and targeting a specific character and their overall style through their time in the franchise. And who better to start this series than with one of the most iconically dressed fictional characters, Princess Leia?
Enjoy! Continue reading What’s Your Favorite Princess Leia Look?
The Rise of Skywalker is four days away. The global premiere happens tonight. To say I’m excited is an understatement. So, here’s a look at the posters for Return of the Jedi. Enjoy!
This is a strange poster…but it’s cool. Continue reading It’s Four Days Away from ‘The Rise of Skywalker’!
It’s a Throwback Friday doubleheader today after I happened to run across an old favorite post of mine. Enjoy!
Princess Leia, one of the greatest heroines to ever be conceived in film, is celebrated worldwide. Her strength inspires, her iconic looks are worn by millions of female Star Wars fans every year, and even though Carrie Fisher has passed on her legacy still lives.
I wasn’t going to write a post about Princess Leia today, that wasn’t my intention, but as I rummaged through photos of Return of the Jedi on imdb.com I bumped into one of the most beautiful photos of Carrie Fisher as Leia that I have ever been lucky enough to lay my eyes on.
Leia’s iconic golden bikini look has received many opinions. Some love this look for its revealing nature and Carrie Fisher’s incredible skill of pulling it off so well. Some believe that it’s a degrading look for Princess Leia, as it symbolizes her unwillingly portraying a slave who must dance for the nasty slug named Jabba the Hutt, which is all the more justifiable in this #MeToo era.
For me, I’m caught between both worlds. On one side I think it is a bit demeaning seeing Leia, a woman, forced to wear a metal bikini which sounds all the more horrid when you hear of Carrie Fisher’s accounts of filming those scenes and the discomfort of it all. But then there’s another side of me who loves that even though she was forced into such humiliating servitude for Jabba the Hutt she soon changed that narrative, fighting against him with every turn and eventually choking him to death herself. Girl power! Continue reading Throwback Friday: The Power of a Princess
[This is a repost for Carrie Fisher’s birthday.]
Star Wars is a franchise that has lived and transcended generations. The cultural phenomenon began way back in 1977 and now, after 40 years, the excitement for this seemingly unending franchise is even stronger. The question is, what was it that made this science-fiction space opera resonate with so many people? Was it the lore of the story, was it the music, was it the characters? I believe there was a collaboration of all of these different aspects but the characters were a huge part of why A New Hope 40 years ago became such a global hit.
You had Luke, the simple farm boy who wanted to explore the stars and follow in the footsteps of his “dead” father. Then there was Obi-Wan “Ben” Kenobi, the wise mentor. You had the rascally Han Solo, a scoundrel at first meeting but a hero at heart.
And finally, you have Princess Leia, which this post is dedicated to.
At the time when A New Hope entered theaters in 1977 princesses were defined as damsels in distress stuck in towers. Princess Leia rewrote that narrative.
Princess Leia didn’t run screaming from the stormtroopers, she shot at them. Princess Leia didn’t whimper in the face of Darth Vader, she patronized him. This was pretty much unheard of in that day and age of movies.
She was one of the pioneers of all the strong women you have in film today. Throughout A New Hope she never played the role of damsel in distress. And yes, she was rescued, but she didn’t treat her rescuers like they were “her heroes.” She instead told them off for not coming up with a better escape plan. Continue reading My Tribute to Carrie Fisher
Luke Skywalker, like Princess Leia and Han Solo, has had his own style throughout the Star Wars franchise. In fact, his style in A New Hope helped act as a base for Rey’s scavenger outfit in The Force Awakens. There are a lot of things to love about Luke’s design and that’s why he’s the topic for today’s segment. Enjoy!
Tatooine Farm Boy
When we first met Luke Skywalker in A New Hope he looked like a science-fiction rendition of Arthur from the Disney version of The Sword in the Stone. With clothes fit for the sweltering temperatures of Tatooine and colors to match the sandy landscape of the planet Luke’s style in this film would become instantly iconic along with his fellow Star Wars heroes. Continue reading What’s Your Favorite Luke Skywalker Look?