“Rebel, rebel, how could they know? Hot tramp, I love you so”

Ahsoka Tano is one of absolute favorite Star Wars characters, as you probably know if you have read my blog before. In fact, this weekend I am going to Cosplay for the first time ever when I go to a convention, and naturally I have chosen Ahsoka Tano! Although I love how she looks now, I am doing her second outfit from the Clone Wars series because 1) it’s classic, 2) it’s my favorite of her outfits, aside from her ponchos 3) I could never go out in public wearing a tube top 4) her modern outfit would be too complicated for me to make. Someone with sewing skills could probably make it, but not me! And I haven’t seen any costumes online that I could just buy.

Perhaps some day when I’m older and wiser, (or simply in my late 20’s or early 30’s), I will rock the modern Rebels Ahsoka look.

Speaking of her modern look…recently I found yet another artist to admire! This time, though, it was on Twitter. A fellow Star Wars lover blogger I follow, GeekGirlDiva, has tweeted her artwork more than a few times so I finally took it upon myself to look at the rest of the artwork this artist has for sale, and I have a few favorites I’m contemplating buying from Society6, especially because they are doing 15% all prints, tapestries, and clocks WITH free shipping today!!!

Look at Lorna-Ka’s take on modern Ahsoka:

SWR Ahsoka Tano Art Print

Also in love? Click here!

And her Rebels inspired artwork doesn’t stop there…I’m particularly fond of her depictions of Kanera, aka the lovely couple of Kanan and Hera!

SWR Kanera kiss Art Print

Need it? Click here!

Perhaps you prefer a more subtle, sweet look at this badass Rebel couple:

SWR All I Need Art Print

Adorable, right?

Or too tame? Looking for something steamy?! Kids, cover your eyes:

SWR Kanera Valentine Art Print

Okay, let’s turn it back a few notches…sorta? I don’t know if my favorite tones it down with its’ sweet intimacy or matches that intimacy….

SWR Touch Art Print

Believe or not, she has more Kanera work on her Society6 profile, I just chose to highlight my favorites. The coolest thing about Society6 to me is that I can get these images as prints, or I can get them on clocks, tapestries, mugs, laptop cases, t-shirts, etc…whatever the artist chooses. I love this as a print, but I also think it would make a really cool clock. I could have both if I wanted to, that’s the best part!!

 

 

 

“Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?”

As you may know from previous posts, I have just a mild obsession with buying art. Not just any art, but art by people I find on Instagram, Etsy, and Society6. There’s just something about buying art that isn’t massively produced and sold at stores like Hobby Lobby that feels so cool and satisfying. Don’t get me wrong- I have this really awesome comic style, pop-out illustration of Captain America on my wall that my boyfriend got me from Hobby Lobby and I love it. And by pop-out, I mean his body protrudes above the background as well as a few little comic book covers. Captain America is actually currently the centerpiece right now for what I’m planning to do with other artwork I have purchased recently! But at the moment, he’s all alone on my wall…but eventually he will be surrounded by all of this amazing art, it will be so beautiful!

Initially, I was going to have only a few pieces surrounding my Steve Rogers; one was going to be Star Wars themed, and on the other side just something traditionally Disney (leaning towards Disney Princess) to complete the trifecta of brands that Disney now represents. Er, bought..whatever! It makes me happy, either way. But anyway…I can’t exactly hold down a theme anymore because I keep buying many Star Wars prints and just a few Disney prints. So, I thought that I would just find another Marvel thing to make it somewhat even…but I haven’t purchased it yet. It’s not my fault! The artist has not listed it for sale yet; I only saw a preview of it on her Instagram months ago and have been following her Etsy shop and it has not been on there yet but I know she’s doing it soon, she’s announced just as much. So when I get it, you will see the beautiful Gamora print I’m in need of.

But…because my taste in pop culture is so diversified, I don’t even know if I can keep my art collection strictly Disney. I already have an Elle Woods from Legally Blonde & Cher from Clueless piece by an artist named Ashley Taylor, which doesn’t fit in any theme at all other than the theme of “things/movies/icons Rita loves”. Alas, I’m considering adding other superheroes in the mix to compliment my Captain America. This artist I’ve been following on Instagram (her username is Punziella) just posted new artwork recently of her interpretation of teenage/young adult Powerpuff Girls!! But she has two different pieces…how do I decide which one?!

Look at how freaking cute these young women are!

Squad Art Print

 

Want it for yourself? You’re welcome!

I’m guessing they’re either seniors in high school or freshmen in college.

But then….I love this badass roller-derby look as well!!

derby girls Art Print

Blossom looks particularly exquisite in this one, and she’s always been my favorite.

But for realsies…which one do I choose?!

“I’m a space indvader, I’ll be a rock ‘n’ rollin’ bitch for you”

Oh, the spectacular, late David Bowie. He always knew what to say.

Anyway, I recently ordered a poncho online by a brand called Lyric Culture, which is an amazing clothing line that features classic rock and roll lyrics on t-shirts, and even clothing and accessories simply inspired by rock and roll. My dad and I once talked about how that should be a thing years ago, so I am glad it’s happened, but…there needs to be MORE! Their items are expensive and somewhat hard to find; this happened to still be on stock while on clearance on the Home Shopping Network’s website. My poncho is actually from their Janis Joplin inspired collection and is one of the few things that does not have lyrics on them, but rather, the back simply says “HIPPIE”, which is delightful enough for me. It was hard to get a good picture of myself in it so take a gander at the picture used on their website:

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It’s also insanely cozy. I feel like I’m wearing a blanket. Today I rocked it with a tie-dye Star Wars shirt, dark skinny jeans, gray boots, new Stormtrooper earrings one of my dearest friends recently gave to me and, of course, my R2-D2 necklace.

I call this look…the Space Hippie:

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Here’s a better look at the tie-dye Star Wars: A New Hope top I got from the Star Wars collection by Rock & Republic at Kohls:

my tie die star wars shirt

Needless to say, combining rock and roll with Star Wars is something that just needs to happen more. Or rather, I am going to step up my fashion game and find more looks for this Space Hippie movement I am starting.

OH, and just in case you were wondering, my darling friend got me those earrings from a shop on Etsy called DuvDesigns. She also got me badass Princess Leia earrings, but I’ll definitely have to wear them on a day where I put my hair up because they just demand to be seen.

 

“I know, it’s only rock and roll, but I like it”

Actually, I love it madly….but song-wise, “like” does sound better in this scenario. My darling Rolling Stones always knew what was best.

Speaking of the Rolling Stones, my dad made a comment to me recently that got me thinking; at dinner one night I was wearing one of my many Star Wars shirts and my dad said “I think you now have more Star Wars shirts than Rolling Stones shirts,”. I scoffed at the notion; this just couldn’t be. I have at least 20+ Rolling Stones shirts. Admittedly, I have collected many beautiful Star Wars shirts and such lately, so I actually am probably pretty close if I actually counted everything. Alas, I don’t feel like it. Why does it matter? Having all of the shirts, sweaters, and even dresses makes me insanely happy. I went Facebook-creeping on myself back to three years ago when I saw the Rolling Stones in concert. After acquiring my first legitimate concert shirt of them, I decided to take a picture with most of my Rolling Stones apparel at that time:

rolling stones shirt collection

Even at that time, this picture was missing a few things. I should take a new one soon, because now with my Rolling Stones comforter on my bed, it would look even cooler/more obsessive.

And yet, I want more! More of everything…I only have a few shirts of my other favorite bands like the Who, the Beatles, and Duran Duran. I need at least 10+ more shirts of each band!! The only reason I have so many Rolling Stones ones is because they are actually extremely easy to find. Target, Kohls, Forever 21, Wal-Mart, H&M- all of those basic retailers consistently carry Stones apparel. A lot of the stuff pictured above is from those stores. And, of course, the amazing music and pop culture haven of Hot Topic. Hot Topic’s are not as plentiful as those other retailers, though. That needs to change; they always have a ton of band shirts AND Disney AND Star Wars stuff…clearly, that store is perfection. I don’t know why other stores hardly have any shirts of my other favorite bands…actually, one time I found a Duran Duran shirt at Old Navy, which was an awesome surprise. But that was several years ago, every clothing retailer needs to step it up!!! I especially want more Who shirts; those are the hardest of my three favorite rock bands to find.

But honestly, one time I came across a picture of a merchandise stand being set up at a Rolling Stones concert and I fantasized about running that stand, and being able to take home all of those shirts. I would tour with them, meet them, or at least creep on them hardcore and quite easily…okay, maybe not. But I would at least have a phenomenal rock and roll wardrobe. I had a Daisy Buchanan moment when I saw this:

rolling stones merch stand

“I’ve never seen such beautiful shirts,” I got out in between sobs.

Just kidding.

But really.

I don’t know exactly what it is about the Rolling Stones logo and variations of it that captivate me so much…actually, it’s probably because when Mick Jagger recruited the artist John Pasche to design a logo for their tour posters, it was rumored that Pasche was most inspired by Jagger’s lips. He has since claimed this wasn’t exactly true, but admits that it was probably subconscious. If I were an artist, I would also be helplessly drawn to those gorgeous lips.

mick jagger lips

super young mick jagger

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beautiful mick jagger

And yes, all of these pictures are necessary. I would post more if I didn’t have more to say about the beauty of Rolling Stones shirts; I will always be in love with Mick Jagger.

I digress…in addition to all of the awesome shirts in that merch stand picture, they keep making these super amazing new designs for all of their shows across the globe! But I can’t buy them, being stuck here in America. Sure, I can order them online, but I simply can’t justify spending $40 on a concert t-shirt for a concert I couldn’t even go to right now. And not just one; I would buy so many. But look at the ones I would buy immediately if I could:

 

There are more, but those two are probably my favorites. Even last year the band was here in the States but they did not play around me so I could not buy this shirt, which is $50 but I want it so badly:

tie dye americana stones shirt

I love tie dye. Could I do this myself? Sure. But it just wouldn’t look as cool and I’ve personally never tie-dyed any shirt with a graphic already on there. Maybe it’s not different at all, but this one is perfect, so why even bother?!

I would wear a different Rolling Stones shirt every day if I could. I would love a bunch of flag ones…I already have a few of the American flag and the Union Jack, but I would also love ones of the Mexican flag and Hungarian flag to represent my heritage. I want zebra prints, tiger prints, the tongue logo itself to be tie-dyed…I love it all. I can never have too many shirts of my favorite bands and movies.

Mugshot Monday #6

I thought I would switch things up a bit, so today, you will be seeing a mug that I did not get from the Disney Store!! But rather, from another one of my favorite stores, Barnes and Noble.

….it still has an animated theme, though…at least…half?

Here is my beautiful Yellow Submarine mug!! I think this might be the only mug I own with a message decorating the inside. I take a few sips, then I see that beautiful “Love Is All You Need” accompanied by the Yellow Submarine-animation-style-butterfly and my heart smiles.

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And of course my sweet Little Ringo is presenting this mug to you!! He says “‘ello!”

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Little John didn’t feel like joining us for this mug presentation. And yes, sadly I only have half of the Beatles Yellow Submarine figurines; I had them all, but George’s head fell off years ago and I simply don’t know where Paul disappeared to. It’s quite unfortunate, but I hope to have them all together again someday.

Oh, and I have this crazy, formerly evil goon as well:

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I love him. His smooth, high-pitched voice, his madness, the way he looks when he’s covered in flowers at the end…oops, spoilers!!

But anyway…I bought this mug for myself on my birthday a few years ago or so. I need more like it, I love Yellow Submarine dearly and of course I love the Beatles even more.

Here’s a better look at the front with my darlings in animated form:

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As my life-long crush and idol Ringo Starr would say, peace and love!!