NYFW: Mara Hoffman

I had the pleasure of attending Mara Hoffman’s NYFW show last Saturday (thanks to Kosi giving up her ticket!) it just might be one of the best shows I’ve ever been to! Why? Because Mara in addition to pulling inspiration from Europe’s wild men, she used the iconic Luke Skywalker as her muse for the collection. While Mara Hoffman is known for her bohemian chic style, this line took a trip to Tunisia (where the Tatooine scenes of Star Wars are filmed) to show us just what it means to be a stylish Jedi!  Across a runway backdropped by Tatooine’s binary sunset, the show began with a snippet of (what else?) Episode IV’s “Binary Sunset” composition. The F/W15 collection comes replete with geometric designs, crepe fabrics, chiffon tufting appliqués, Tatooine-reminiscent color-ways and exactly the kind of drape you’d expect of said stylish Jedi. While intricate braids paid homage to Princess Leia, their nail art caught my eye and I can’t wait to do a tutorial on it for Lacquer Saturday! Continue reading

This IS The News You’re Looking For!

As many of you may remember, J.J. Abrams initially told us all he wouldn’t be directing the upcoming Star Wars VII, and it broke all of our hearts. Then we get word that he will be directing my beloved Star Wars after all, although neither he nor Disney gave any official statements so needless to say I was a bit hesitant to say anything about it in fear of getting my hopes up.

J.J. Abrams Star Wars
via StarWars.com

But I prayed to the filmmaking gods for Abrams to stop playing with my emotions and we (finally) have the official word from the good folks at Lucasfilm, that Abrams will in fact direct Star Wars: Episode VII. It’ll be the first of a new series of who-knows-how-many films to come from Lucasfilm/Disney. We already know that Academy Award-winning writer Michael Arndt will write the screenplay and Lawrence Kasdan (screenwriter on The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi [my two favorite episodes]) will also be a consultant on the project. So I have to say, I’m really looking forward to this movie now! Since the purchase I’ve been a bit uneasy about what Disney might do with my saga, but there really isn’t anyone better to direct Star Wars than Abrams. Being a fan of the franchise himself puts a lot of Star Wars geeks at ease, as he for all intents and purposes knows the “essence” of Star Wars.

If you aren’t familiar with J.J. Abrams (kindly come out from under your rock), he and his production company Bad Robot  are responsible for  Star TrekSuper 8Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, and Star Trek Into Darkness, Lost and Fringe (the latter of which I loved until they got rid of Peter…seriously the show is useless without him). George Lucas <3’s Abrams too: “I’ve consistently been impressed with J.J. as a filmmaker and storyteller. He’s an ideal choice to direct the new Star Wars film and the legacy couldn’t be in better hands.”…you can’t really get a better thumbs up than that! And of course J.J. reciprocates the love: “I may be even more grateful to George Lucas now than I was as a kid.”

Tell me I’m not the only one excited for the upcoming Star Wars!?