Darlings, the nerds were out in full force at Comic-Con this weekend, which means celebrities with nerd projects were forced to do their poledance. And since once half of T Lo is:
A) A nerd,
B) A once and future attendee of Comic-Con, and
C) A big-time celebrity style blogger,
we feel compelled to offer our thoughts on all the nerd-adjacent style on display. In short: many of the celeb attendees are just plain getting it wrong. Consider Galadriel here:
Cate Blanchett attends “The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies” Press Line during Comic-Con International 2014 in San Diego, California in a Fausto Puglisi pink pleated dress paired with Roger Vivier black pumps.
We just typed “sigh.” That shows you we’re really exasperated.
This is all wrong, Cate. You don’t want to show up at Comic-Con looking like the Head of Human Resources. It’s a raucous, loud, sweaty crowd, a significant portion of which will be dressed as robots and superheroes and aliens. They want to know that you understand them. Even better, they want to know that you’re one of them. This prissy little dress was a terrible idea. Sure, you’re playing the most glamorous elf who ever elf’d, but since you’re not going to show up in full “All shall love me and despair” drag (for which we don’t blame you, since that convention hall gets downright balmy at times), then may we suggest a simply nerd-girl look? We know you know how to put one together. Something downscale and low-key, with the slightest sense of humor to it, like a Princess Leia t-shirt or something. Fausto Puglisi? Save that for the photocalls and premieres. Getchaself some Wonder Woman sneakers and a pair of skinny jeans, girl.
[Photo Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images, Fausto Puglisi]
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