Star Wars

Week 5: Star Wars. Princess Leia in NYC

Star Wars themed photoshoot. Ulia Ali as Princess Leia.

Princess Leia (or shall we call her General Leia after the Force Awakens?) is one of the most iconic characters in film history. Her sultry slave costume look is still on my list of 'Halloween outfits to wear' and her hairstyles are hard to forget (and recreate too!)

The most memorable Leia's hairstyle is side buns, and they were apparently inspired by photographs of native American women. These ones in particular:

I wanted to try 'Leia's side buns' hairstyle for a long time, and I finally managed to find great video tutorials and got a help from a friend Agnes. And I am so happy with the results! 

Princess Leia hairstyle as seen on NYC  blogger Ulia Ali
Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia. Hairstyle tutorial 

At the beginning I was planning to wear a white turtleneck dress, similar to what Leia wore in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, however, I thought it would be more challenging and fun if I wear something Star Wars inspired, but more appropriate for New York and our galaxy :)

Pastiche of Princess Leia look in Star Wars by fashion blogger
Star Wars inspired look in NYC by blogger

Hair Tutorials:

Princess Leia side buns hairstyle by blogger Ulia Ali

My Look:

Top - Walter Baker, Long vest - Walter Baker, Jeans - Levi's, Shoes - Jeffrey Campbell

Shop My Look:

Week 5: Star Wars. SHOP

Every Themed Week has its own Themed Shop, and now you can see the best hand picked STAR WARS items!

Star Wars Themed shop. Gifts. clothes and much more!

I also have updated all the previous Themed Shops, including Cleopatra and the War & Peace (you can see previous shops by clicking the header image on the main SHOP page) or click SHOP category.

Week 5: Star Wars. My Endor Look

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I won't lie, it has been quite a challenge for me to create a Star Wars inspired look without looking like a cosplay girl. I love cosplay and will definitely try few 'roles' on in the future, however a really good costume takes a lot of time to custom-made, and it is definitely not a cheap option (high quality Jedi costume is,in average, over 300$). 

So I have decided to wear something that I can imagine someone wearing in Star Wars' realm. My choice fell on this beautiful real suede Walter Baker dress.

The rain on Monday was absolutely crazy, therefore my attempt on creating a mesh-up version of Leia's and Rey's hairstyle was a little bit ruined. Despite all that, I believe the photographs turned out to be fun, my hair is appropriate to the theme and the Central Park indeed looks like the planet of Endor. By the way, I left some little silly story under the pictures. Check it out and let me know what do you think :)   

The Force is strong with me! New female Jedi has arrived :)

The Force is strong with me! New female Jedi has arrived :)

General Leia's maid did my hair. Do you like it?

General Leia's maid did my hair. Do you like it?

C'mon, Chewy. I know you miss Hans Solo, but we need to keep going!

C'mon, Chewy. I know you miss Hans Solo, but we need to keep going!

R2D2, did you hear that? I think someone is following us!

R2D2, did you hear that? I think someone is following us!

Chewy, R2, Run! You need to deliver the message to Luke and Rey! I will distract whoever is out there.

Chewy, R2, Run! You need to deliver the message to Luke and Rey! I will distract whoever is out there.

Oh, captain, how kind of you to offer me this Ewok fur jacket! Yes, I am here all by myself. Haven't seen anyone, sir. Would you want me to show you the way to the city? (leads the captain in the opposite direction of where her friends ran). 

Oh, captain, how kind of you to offer me this Ewok fur jacket! Yes, I am here all by myself. Haven't seen anyone, sir. Would you want me to show you the way to the city? (leads the captain in the opposite direction of where her friends ran). 

Week 5: Star Wars. The Power of Costume Exhibition

Star Wars and the power of costume exhibition at the Discovery Times Square Museum

I am so excited that Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be available on Blu-Ray tomorrow, and happy to announce that the 5th Themed Week on Pastiche today is dedicated to the Star Wars saga and everything related to it.

Today, I would like to take you to the 'Star Wars and The Power of Costume' exhibition that is currently going at the Discovery Times Square Museum in New York. The exhibition features more than 70 hand-crafted original costumes from all seven Star Wars films, and reveals the creative process behind the creation of characters and their costumes. The exhibition is absolutely amazing, and Ben and I had a great date as we are both huge Star Wars fans. 

Of course, not all of you will be able to visit the Discovery Times Square, therefore I took a lot of photographs (even some shots of few interesting facts I read at the exhibition. Share with all of your Star Wars-fans friends!

Famous and incredibly sexy  Princess Leia  slave costume

Famous and incredibly sexy Princess Leia slave costume

Queen Padme Amidala's gorgeous gown at  Star Wars and T  he P  ower of C  ostume E  xhibition, Discovery Times Square in New York. By Ulia Ali
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Star Wars and The Power of Costume Exhibition, Discovery Times Square in New York
Star Wars and T  he P  ower of C  ostume E  xhibition, Discovery Times Square in New York. Obi Wan
Star Wars and T  he P  ower of C  ostume E  xhibition photography exclusive for pastiche today blog
Star Wars. The Power of Costume Exhibition. Dark side
Star Wars costumes. Exclusive peek
Star Wars. The Power of Costume Exhibition photographs
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I guess I am slightly attracted by the Dark Side ;)

I guess I am slightly attracted by the Dark Side ;)

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Droid Design Star Wars
Do you remember I posted the video of  Anakin's  and  Padme's  breathtaking wedding ceremony in the ' TOP 10 Film Weddings'  post? Seeing such beautiful intricate costumes from that gorgeous scene was amazing!

Do you remember I posted the video of Anakin's and Padme's breathtaking wedding ceremony in the 'TOP 10 Film Weddings' post? Seeing such beautiful intricate costumes from that gorgeous scene was amazing!

Amidala dress
Padme's gorgeous dresses she wore during pregnancy.

Padme's gorgeous dresses she wore during pregnancy.

Padme Amidala's wardrobe, hStar Wars costumes

Padme Amidala's wardrobe, hStar Wars costumes

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Star Wars The Power of Costume Exhibition exclusives
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The Power of Costume Exhibition. Senators fashion
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Darth Vader
Wookie!

Wookie!

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This is SO Steampunk. Gorgeous! You can click on any picture and Open it in New Tab or Window to see it bigger!

This is SO Steampunk. Gorgeous! You can click on any picture and Open it in New Tab or Window to see it bigger!

Yoda best!

Yoda best!

BB8 Droid, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Amidala fashion
The Force Awakens costumes
'Padme's funeral' room at the exhibition.

'Padme's funeral' room at the exhibition.

The tragic death of Padme. The scene and the look was inspired by Pre-Raphaelite's paintings

The tragic death of Padme. The scene and the look was inspired by Pre-Raphaelite's paintings