Selina Kyle








RUTI SILKEN TUNIC DRESS
MASON BY MICHELLE MASON LACE TOP
LOVERS AND FRIENDS GROMMET SKIRT
BOOTS FROM BOUTIQUE IN HK
CAPWELL CO  ENDLESS CELEBRATION NECKLACE

Just recently, I followed Net-a-Porter on Youtube because of this video on dressing 9 to 5 chic. There was one particular outfit where the stylist used a shirt dress as an outwear instead of a dress and I thought that was pure genius. It not only added depth to the outfit, but it also meant that it can be worn in multiple ways. I've also seen Chriselle Lim wear her off shoulder tunic as a skirt here and Refinery 29 also did a how-to video here on how to tie your dress shirt into skirt. I decided to wear my silk Ruti dress as a trench coat today because it was slightly gloomy and chilly. It was perfect for this type of LA weather.

I haven't done a costume design post in awhile and since this outfit and location reminded me of Batman I thought it would be very fitting for a dedication to Selina Kyle from The Dark Knight Rises. Lindy Hemming was the costume designer and her designs fit right into the world that Christopher Nolan painted, believable super hero costumes.

Selina Kyle's character had a bit of retro vibes and as you can tell from this image, her costume choice was heavily influenced by Audrey Hepburn from Breakfast at Tiffany's. You can find all her outfits here from the film.



You might not completely notice, but you'll realize that Selina only wears black. As a burglar, it was important to be able to slip in and out unnoticed in her surroundings.



Did you know that her cat suit wasn't a one piece? It's actually 2 pieces secured by her belt. The suit wasn't supposed to be robotic like Batman's; it needed to be functional so it was very stretchy and thin. It's perfect for her job.


The boots were probably not too comfortable due to its height, but again they served a purpose as it doubles up as a weapon.


I thought Lindy's version of Catwoman was very believable. She actually looked like a burglar, unlike the previous Catwoman costumes that were more for sex appeal. Don't get me wrong though, Michelle Pfeiffer's latex suit is still, to this day, a living legend. However, I thought this particular suit was more subtle and functional. 

One more thing, if you notice during the last scene, she wears blue and not black. It's kind of a nod to her starting a new life. It's a much lighter color palette even for Bruce Wayne.



What did you guys think of Anne Hathway as Selina Kyle? 

Love,

Maggie S.


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