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Geek Couture: The Her Universe Fashion Show

I can’t believe it’s been a whole week since San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC)! Last Thursday was also the day of the Her Universe Fashion Show at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. It was hands down one of the highlights of this year’s con for me. The designs this year were insanely brilliant and so awe inspiring. It was definitely hard for me to pick a designer to vote for because I loved so many of the creations that were presented on the runway! What I love so much about this show is that it really shows how much of a force fangirls are, and just how much geek culture can easily be translated into both high and casual fashion. Gone are the days where we have to resort to ill-fitted unisex tees, or standard pink ones. Not that I have anything against the color pink, but us ladies want more than just that! Her Universe has opened so many doors to help make fashionable geek apparel for women of all shapes and sizes, and I’m both forever grateful and constantly broke because of it. But at least I know I’ll look cute! 😉

Ashely Eckstein, the founder of Her Universe, wore a one-of-kind, never been done before “little block dress” (pictured above) with an image of Ashoka Tano that weighed 25 lbs and was made of over 10,000 Lego bricks. It was designed by the 2014 audience choice winner Andrew MacLaine, and renowned Lego artist Nathan Sawaya. How likely do you think it’ll be to see another “little block dress” pop up at next year’s Met Gala? HIGHLY LIKELY!

If you head over to Comic-Con HQ, you can watch the fashion show and the Her Universe docu-series featuring the journey of every designer featured on the runway. I just signed up for a free 30 day subscription so I can binge-watch it. And rather than having two winners (judge’s choice and audience vote), a third winner can also be chosen by the public via the Her Universe website. So I urge you all to watch the show, which is up now, and vote before August 11!!!

For your viewing pleasure, here are some of the pictures I took while at the show. Enjoy!

“Define Couture” Wall-E inspired design by Laura Cristina Ortiz. Everything was made out of recyclable materials!

The attention to detail was bananas. PS: I totally voted for this design at the show

“Newt’s Menagerie” inspired by Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them, by Harmony Keller. Watch the fashion show to see this dress in action!

“First Order of Fashion” inspired by General Hux from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, by Rose Ivy. This design had great details too! Plus, it’s inspired by my Huxband ♥

Falkor inspired design from The Never Ending Story by Jesse

Beautiful details!

“The Pilbasian” inspired by The Last Man on Earth, designed by Kristin Koga. She used PVC pipes as gigantic knitting needled to create this couture piece!

“Soldier of Embrace” inspired by Sailor Neptune, designed by Lydia Tachkov. This moved beautifully on the runway and was gorgeous in person.

“TARDIS Through the Wormhole” inspired by Doctor Who, designed by Lynne Marie Martens

“I Solemnly Swear I’m Up to Couture” inspired by Harry Potter, designed by Camille Falciola. This dress was MAGICAL and it won the audience’s vote! 

Don’t forget to watch the show on Comic-Con HQ and vote for your favorite! Seriously, my pictures do no justice to any of these designs, plus there are so many others I wasn’t able to capture.

Let me know which designs you loved most in the comments section. 🙂

cheers le fancy geek fashion blogger

PS: You can check out more of my pics from the fashion show here.

PPS: Photo credit for Camille Falciola’s winning design goes to my seester ♥

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Good grief, Her Universe. Just shut up and take all my money!

Ashley Eckstein, geek girl extraordinaire, voice of Ashoka Tano on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and creator of Her Universe (a fashion line created with the geek girl in mind, in case you didn’t know) just debuted some new fancy Star Wars pieces during Star Wars Weekend at Disney World, and it’s pretty much every geeky fashionista’s wet dream come true. For those of us that couldn’t make it to the launch at Star Wars Weekend, we’ll be able to start ordering all these geektastic tops and dresses tomorrow on Her Universe’s online store!

Her Universe also teamed up with Tarina Tarantino‘s The Sparkle Factory for a line of high-end baubles called the “My Hero Collection” featuring R2-D2 (pictured above and below). So pretty!

What I’m looking forward to the most is the baby blue dress with the original print of the Star Wars bed sheets that came out in the 70s. I love the vintage vibe it has, and it has a Peter Pan collar! It’s definitely different than the other dresses in the Her Universe line, and I really hope they’ll come out with more dresses that are styled like it. And I hope they come out with more cap-sleeved dresses like the Han Solo one too (pictured below)!

Check out more of the new Star Wars threads here.

Cheers,
Nina

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