It looks like the Big Dub intended this set to be a play on the idea of X-Men, timed to the release of the new movie. They have done themed shoots the last few years - like, remember when the Divas all did 'shoots in the costume of a legendary superstar? I am beginning to develop a theory that movies are the theme for this year. So, I'm putting that out there. I have mixed feelings about this genre of photo gallery. I appreciate the artistry of it and the look that's coming through is really cool visually and quite unique. On the flip side, though, it basically feels like a digitally modified version of an existing photo, as if they took an outtake from a previous 'shoot and went to town with Photoshop. So, it feels a smidge staid, even though it looks amazing. Also, it doesn't explore - or even allow us to see- much fashion. So, from a fashion blogger's viewpoint, it's somewhat frustrating.
That being said, Sasha's look with the added lightning bolts comes out really well. One of my favorite aspects is getting to visualize her with pink hair! I've been slowly coming to the idea that her red might benefit from a switch-up. Perhaps pink is the way to go :). I could probably get behind sun yellow too. I'm sure you're shocked by that ;)...but it looks kinda fab in my mind's eye. Anyway, *slaps self back to reality and out of mind's eye* Paige's spherically swirling power also has a really cool look to it. The dark-light contrasts bring in a lot of depth and a hyper-reality vibe. I applaud her powerful, mega-smoky eye look. I might have preferred something a bit more exotic for her lips - an ice blue or metallic gold. Why not push the envelope - it is a superhero set, after all :)
Bayley's snap comes off fantastically in terms of conveying her superpower. It expresses it clearly, while still being creative and fun to look at. The red+blue coloring has that classic superhero association, so everything comes together nicely. Her make-up is very pretty for her and very real-world, which fits well with an ability that would be easily hidden unless needed.
Becky's steampunk pyromancer is given full freedom here, as she stands within a blaze of fire. The winged shape conveys the idea of a phoenix - a nice metaphor for her persona. Her vintage-looking trench and top hat, along with her glasses, bring an interesting archival vibe to the snap. As with the other snaps, hers has an attractive artistic quality about it. However, it's somewhat unique in that her fashion choices are able to influence the impression created and add significant depth to the digital treatment. As a fashion fan, that makes it my favorite of the group :).
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Brie: shoe-lover :) fashion-lover and generally glamorous semi-dork
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