I LOVE playing as Emily Kaldwin. I just … I need to tell you guys that. She’s such a rare sort of video game protagonist, a lady who’s not sexualized.
Shit, she’s even WEARING CLOTHES I WOULD WANT TO WEAR. That NEVER happens in games! Like, I think Lara Croft in the new games had a couple of cool, optional outfits, and some of Commander Shepard’s outfits were all right (boob plate though). But Emily’s clothes are a power fantasy for me.
Obligatory disclaimer: there is nothing wrong with super feminine or revealing clothes, and if that’s what you like, more power to you. But as someone who has complicated feelings about gender, who enjoys dressing androgynously, Emily’s clothes are a damn revelation.
The black boots! The long, dark coat with gold detailing, shiny buttons, and high collar! The hint of a crisp, tailored white shirt underneath. Pants! A big ol’ belt! It’s so cool. It’s how I’d dress every damn day if I was a literal empress.
AND SHE GETS TO FROWN. Sweet Jesus, she gets to sound tired, and frown, and grunt in a fight.
Look at my girl, RIGHTEOUSLY PISSED.
She’s taken seriously by the story, by her enemies, by everyone, as a real threat. And she gets to look damn good taking back her throne.
oop, i haven’t put anything up here in forever, but birdburg is still alive and well and i might even feel like putting up a dream address soon! in the meantime, here is a simple button-down plaid, in red and blue, feat. a pocket and some cute button details on the sleeves. hope u enjoy~
My clothes for Midnight Lace were every bit as stunning as they had been in Pillow Talk. In this case the
was Irene, darling Irene, who was one of my dearest friends. And one of the most talented designers of Hollywood. Irene was a very classic designer, not of a French look, but of an elegant American look. Irene’s choice of fabrics, the attention to detail, the buttons, beading, use of chiffon – what a super gown she created! She also did imaginative and creative things with fur which suited me terribly well – of course; that was back in the days when “fur” had not yet become a dirty word. - Doris Day