I was going to rave – yet again – over Alexa Bliss’ most recent iteration of her gear in a FashionHap and then, the stars aligned, the gods smiled and poof: a photoshoot was granted! Now, I get to rave over a whole set of Blissey snaps :) And there is much to rave over indeed. I’m going to start, though, with the one thing I would change: the tulle. She can lose the tulle and the world will improve. Other than that, so much yes! It’s no secret that this gear has rocked me since I first saw it. It’s just a confection filled with everything good: crystals, color, studs, non-humdrum silhouette, crystals, studs, practicality, studs, crystals. You understand. Alexa stampeded on to my radar as a NEWBIE TO WATCH: it was immediately clear that this girl has a FASHION SENSE, in addition to wrestling chops. I haven’t seen this crave-worthy blend of grunge and glam since the dissolution of LayCool and, frankly, it makes my mouth water. Blissey makes the character her own via her ferocious, scrappy attitude. It’s eminently *not* stereotypical. In fact, it makes a conscious effort to explode the archetype of the sarcastic, snobby glamour girl who can’t really get the job done without depending on her looks or cheating. Alexa’s heading for a place where she backs the talk up. Yeah, she likes her crystals, but she can also kick your keister if you decide to make fun of her for being a girly chick who likes her crystals. It’s a confident, unabashed, unafraid to defend exactly who she is kind of thing and I’m really jazzed to see how this comes to fruition. And to see more of her style! She’s added a punk 80’s pairing of hot pink and bright aqua to her gear this time around and I like the effect. There’s a sweetness to all that neon, which she instantly balances out with her bold, stud belt and a good dose of black. Her make-up is also something seriously special! I confess to not being a make-up goddess and I know that someone who was could break this down into a series of facial ecstasies. But I know enough to say that the exaggerated cats-eye, the glitter eye-shadow, and the magenta-meets-frosted-lilac lip shades are seriously, inescapably AWESOME. I’m also quite excited about the range of expressions she’s displaying here – a snarl, a pout, a glare, a smile…she’s rocking a whole selection of them – AND breaking new ground – and this is like, what? Her second photoshoot? This girl…this could be really, really good. Yep.
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Brie: shoe-lover :) fashion-lover and generally glamorous semi-dork
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