Happy Batman Day! Today we celebrate the 75th anniversary of Batman, which is convenient for all of us heading to SDCC. So while I travel off to San Diego to immerse myself in comics and pop culture, I recommend you make yourself some Batman Cupcakes and check out the evolution of the Batman Symbol! It’s so fascinating to see it change throughout the years as comic and movie styles change. Which one’s your favorite?
Just in time for SDCC, Her Universe and Nerdist teamed up to create the ULTIMATE hoodie. It’s made to be a convention hoodie (with pockets for poster tubes, comic books, water bottles, and more), but looks like it would come in handy on a daily basis. I can see wearing this to street festivals, while traveling, while running events…I’d basically never take it off.
I’m even more psyched to see that the hoodie comes in men’s and women’s sizes, which means I can still have it fit and look cute. The hoodie is available at the Her Universe booth (2913-E) at SDCC, and should be available online after the con.
Will you be picking one of these up? What features would you include in an ultimate convention hoodie? (I wouldn’t mind a mini flashlight on the drawstring for when you’re walking home after parties, and maybe a special “protein bar and ibuprofen” pocket for the early mornings….)
I was perusing Modcloth the other day (as one does when they want to put off real work), and I noticed they had a “geek-chic” section. I already love Modcloth, but I now want to fully live in the world that exists on their website. They have items for space lovers:
And cat lovers (so, all of the internet),
as well as cute items inspired by novels, school, fantasy, fandoms, and more. Basically, I want to re-do my home and wardrobe. Want to peruse their goods? Check out everything geeky Modcloth has to offer here!
What’s on your “must buy” list? (I really want these planet plates…)
Dye your hair blue and start teasing it up: everyone’s going to want to look like Marge when this new collection from MAC releases!
The 10 piece collection will include nail stickers ($16.50), eye shadows ($44), lipglasses ($16.50), and lashes ($18.50) and everything will be inspired by Mrs. Simpson herself. Just look at that bright blue eyeshadow!
Start saving up: you can get it at www.maccosmetics.com on August 28 and in stores starting September 4th.
Attending San Diego Comicon? You can visit the local MAC Store on July 26th for a one day sale of the products, over a month before everyone else gets it!
Will you be picking up any pieces from this collection?
Jordandene recently sent me this tank top, and I’m in love. It’s technically a Doctor Who shirt, but with the subtlety of the colors and a great quote (“We’re All Stories in the End”), it can pass as a “non-geek” shirt, which allows me to wear it in more situations. It’s a unisex-style shirt that can run a bit baggy, so I like it tucked in all slouchy-like.
I took the shirt to the Seattle Public Library and randomly came across an entire aisle of books with a very fitting name. Can you tell what it is?
WIN your own “We’re All Stories in the End” tank top as well as a TARDIS half apron by entering in the Rafflecopter below! Don’t want to take your chances, or have your eyes on another one of Jordandene‘s lovely items? Treat yo self with 20% off your order. Just use code “geekyhostess14″.
What’s your fave Doctor Who quote?
For those who may not know, I am one of the producers of a web series called Job Hunters. And over the past year and a half, we’ve been working on the second season of the show. We’re launching our first episode on Tuesday (watch for a post that day!), and in the meantime, we’ve created some new in-world merch:
Avery World Tour Shirt: You’ll look like you were at Avery’s famous “Dancing on Rainbows” world tour with this shirt! (I’m personally planning on getting one of these to wear at Vidcon!)
MAEWIN Jumpsuit Shirt: Want to look like a job hunters but don’t want to wear a full jump suit out in public? We don’t blame you. Get this shirt instead.
Safe House Posters: These posters were created by our Art Director and can be seen in the Safe House during season two! Get them for your house and it will be like YOU live in a safe house!
You can check out all of the merch at dftba.com. Are you looking forward to season two?
I was given the opportunity to do another shoot with a JumpFromPaper bag, and I decided to use it as a chance to explore the Seattle Geek’s wardrobe. While a standard day has us in jeans and t-shirts, there are days where you’re meeting with a client or giving a presentation, and you’ve got to “suit up” a bit. So I tried out the standard work outfit: Nice jeans, a geeky shirt, a blazer, and nice shoes.
The JumpFromPaper briefcase was a nice addition to the outfit, and has been suiting me well even after the shoot. It’s my go-to laptop bag (yes, it fits my 13″ MacBook Pro!) and gets just as many stops on the street and compliments as my JumpFromPaper purse.
You can find the briefcase at JumpFromPaper.com, as well as a lot of other cool bags.
What’s your go-to work uniform? And would you carry around a JumpFromPaper bag?
Espionage Cosmetics is releasing a new collection today–a set of glitters named after your favorite fictional curse words. The set includes “Gorram,” “Frak,” “Zark,” and “Frell,” and these glitters are GORGEOUS. And because they love you, they want to give one of you a set for free! Just enter below for your chance to win! A new product launch isn’t all Espionage has up its sleeve: Tomorrow (May 1st) is their 3 year anniversary and they’re going to celebrate by having a sale and featuring five new mask nail wraps in a variety of colors! The winner of our contest will ALSO receive the mask nail wraps! So, enter below and then pop on over to EspionageCosmetics.com to check out their goods, and stop by their Facebook page and congratulate them on the new launch and 3 years of making nerdy makeup!
I don’t know about you, but it takes me FOREVER to get dressed in the morning, especially if I have something important like an interview, a convention, or an event planned. Will this outfit be comfortable? flattering? Make me sweat? Do I have the right bra for it? Is it going to show too much cleav? Will the shoes end up hurting? Are there pockets? I often drive myself crazy just figuring out any potential issues that could arise and try to solve them before I leave the house.
Fashion First Aid came to my rescue last week when they sent me their Fashion First Aid Kit and a copy of their book “The Dirty Side of Fashion.” With the kit, I don’t need to worry about all of the above issues before I leave the house–I can just pack up some of their goodies and deal with problems if/when they happen. (For instance, when Stan Lee walks by you at a convention and you break into a nervous/excited sweat, not that I’m speaking from experience…)
I’m not taking a trip or attending a con without these products in my bag. I’m going to be the Macgyver of all fashion-related problems and the savior of my cosplaying and fashion-forward friends everywhere. The Fashion First Aid Kit includes:
- Collar and hat protectors
- Tattoo and skin shields
- Temporary sticky pockets
- Disposable underarm shields
- Adhesive wardrobe tape
- Racer back bra clips
- Deodorant, drip & drool erasers
And once you’re back home and need to know how to clean your outfit, “The Dirty Side of Fashion” comes in. As the main laundry-cleaner of the household, I thought I knew my stuff. But this book goes into specific types of stains and materials, and suggests the best ways to clean them (as well as how often you actually need to clean). It sounds a bit dry, but the book is actually fascinating, and gave me a lot of tips I can’t wait to try out!
Why am I bragging about all of this stuff? Because you can WIN it! Fashion First Aid will be sending one of you their Fashion First Aid Kit and the book “The Dirty Side of Fashion.” Just enter the Rafflecopter below!
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I met Amanda, owner of Amery Studios at Emerald City Comicon, and fell in love with her jewelry line. It’s gorgeous and nerdy, what more could you want? She showed me a couple of different pieces, and then stopped at this one. “Are you familiar with nerdfighters? It says ‘Don’t Forget to Be Awesome’ on it. And I make them in all of the Hogwarts house colors.” I stopped her right there. “And it’s in Gallifreyan?” I responded. “Yep!” she said. One necklace that works for three fandoms? I clearly needed to have it.
Love Doctor Who, Harry Potter, and the “awesome” message of the nerdfighter movement? Then you also need this piece. I chose a Ravenclaw-colored necklace since I was sorted into that house in Pottermore and the colors also happen to match the TARDIS, making it the perfect piece to go with my TARDIS dress, skirt, or any other blue clothing.
Are those not your fandoms? Check out Amery Studios anyway. You’re sure to find something you’ll love!