Okay, we all know I absolutely love Agents of SHIELD, although it was a rough way to get to the love stage at first, you know? Skye started out as being incredibly annoying, but over the past two seasons, she’s become my favorite. Over the next few days, I’ll be doing a series of posts on geek and pop culture inspired fall styles and outfits that you can easily add to your wardrobe rotation. My first post is, of course, based on Skye, cause she’s my bae, you know? I absolutely adore her, and her “I just came from a shopping spree at Urban Outfitters” looks.
As anyone who ended up here from 3 Chic Geeks knows, I entirely too much money and effort into my nails. I follow manicure Insta accounts, have a nails pinboard, and spend my time hunting for the perfect Slytherin green polish. So, when I noticed that Kawaii Nail Lacquers
a. had a line of Avengers nail polishes
b. were having a halloween sale right around the time I got paid
Well. Let’s just say, shopping happened. I’d been meaning to try some of the fandom polishes that nebulously float across Etsy for a while now, and this seemed like a good place to start. In the past, I’ve mainly stuck with store-bought polish, so this was an interesting experiment for me.
I ended up buying three different shades. The first, Aren’t the Stars and Stripes a Little Old-Fashioned, is a Captain America glitter polish in red, white, and blue. I picked it because I recently started RPing as Captain America in my friend Loki’s RP group, and it’s pretty great. The second, Genius Billionaire Playboy Philantropist, is an orange and red glitter polish, with some huge round holo flakes. I picked it because, duh, Iron Man. And, finally, the third shade is You and I Remember Budapest Very Differently, which, obviously, is a Clintasha-inspired black and red sparkly glitter.
2013 was the year of Jay Gatsby and Art Deco.
2014 brought us Coven Wear.
Cinema and Pop Culture have a lot to offer in the fashion world. When fans see characters they feel they can connect with, they will try to emulate them. I remember when BBC’s Sherlock first came out, I began wearing dark blue scarves and black pea coats. I also treated everyone like shit, but that’s for another post. The point is, when something is popular in pop culture, a fashion trend is probably going to follow. And It is looking more and more like Film Noir is that trend.
So, break out those statement hats and slather on that red lipsticks, because the era of spies and intrigue is back with a vengeance.