WWE has outdone themselves with galleries over the last two months! The latest wave includes three separate collections, all from bombshell blondes, including the apparently obligatory annual Barbie/Kelly Kelly re-issue. Don't get wrong - I love seeing Barbie pics and the big Dub always seems to ferret out a few new ones, which is delightful, but, truly, they do this *every* year! Just re-hire the girl already, huh? Her set includes a substantial time frame that really shows Barbie’s evolution, including a shot from one of her final WWE ‘shoots, a car-themed set that showed off her choice of a graphic sheath to perfection, as well as her oh-so-perfectly Fawcett-waved hair. There are also a number of in-ring snaps, which serve as a pertinent reminder that for all her distracting gorgeousness, she evolved into a fierce competitor as well, particularly near the end of her career, when she put her athletic ability to excellent use. I always felt Barbie’s style tended to the trendy side, so it’s quite interesting to note how well many of her style choices hold up many years later. Her lace-and-blue-jeans pairing would be quite at home in the current fashion scene, as would her LBD’s.
As with Barbie’s collection, Maryse’s gallery highlights her evolution – and also how much she remains true to her heart: check out the trench coats and capelets that were part of her ring gear back in her first WWE run! They’re soul sisters to her statement dusters of today. This silver outfit was always a favorite of mine. It’s icy sheen contrasted flawlessly with her blonde locks and the embellishment was both beautiful and glamorous, adding to the look without overtaking it. Also like Barbie’s set, this series includes a number of match shots, which reminded me of something I always adored about Maryse: her ability to entertain. Her wrestling style didn’t make as much use of flexibility or power as some of the other ladies, but I was always glued to the screen during her matches because of her unrivaled comic ability. She would taunt, tease and tantalize as no other diva could and never failed to make me savor her matches. She was incredible at telling and enhancing the story through her personality – something I missed dreadfully when she left. In a recent Inspiration Board, I referenced “studded booties” that I knew were in Maryse’s closet. I present Exhibit A. How HAWT. Are. Those?! We also get a couple of magnificent snaps of her current ensembles – well worth the viewing, just to fully savor the glorious layers of style and seduction.
Lastly, there is a gallery dedicated to the amazing Trish Stratus which offers a fun insight into earlier days of divadom. There are a fair number of bikini shots here, for anyone who needs their beach fix. The yellow one is my favorite, of course ;). Trish excelled at giving an unusual twist to classic poses, which makes her snaps particularly worth a look. Also, a perusal of said may just give you the idea that past divas got to work with way cooler backdrops than the current ladies. I sure started to wonder! Perhaps the Big Dub needs a nudge back to those ways, eh? There’s something appealing about this combination of an electric blue tank with a leather skirt. That intense blue is eye-catching as always, and while I could do without the fishnets, I love the very current knotted styling of her top. One of my favorite snaps of the whole collection is Trish’s recreation of Rosie the Riveter. This powerful, positive figure meshes perfectly with Trish’s personality and legacy. In addition, she nails the shot! Trish’s set also proves she can do modern as well as vintage: how on trend does she look in this satin wrap-style bomber, with a choker accessory?
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