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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

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