Happy New Year 2019 from TKR!

It is January 1st 2019 here in New Zealand – Happy New Year! I like to spend New Years Day reflecting on the past year, and looking at goals for the year ahead. While I didn’t get the opportunity to achieve all my personal goals for 2018, I made some…

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Happy Holidays from TKR for 2018!

Happy Holidays! It is Christmas Day here in New Zealand, so I will be spending the day with family – I hope you all have a wonderful time this holiday season. Christmas time is in the middle of our summer here in New Zealand, so while I can’t wear a…

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Happy Thanksgiving from The Kessel Runway

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope all of you in the United States have a wonderful day, filled with family and friends. Of course, living in New Zealand we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here, but I do like to spend the day reflecting on things I am thankful for. I am thankful for…

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Interview with BlackMilk Clothing

Today’s Star Wars fashion behind-the-scenes interview article features a conversation with BlackMilk Clothing CEO, Sally Osburn. BlackMilk is an industry leader in creating stylish geek apparel for a huge array of licenses, ever since their first iconic Star Wars collection in 2012. I have been a BlackMilk fan for years,…

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Armageddon Expo – Auckland 2018

Armageddon Expo was held in Auckland this past weekend – the biggest comic/sci-fi convention in New Zealand. While the convention also visits a couple of other New Zealand cities throughout the year, the Auckland event is by far the biggest and best – held annually over the long weekend ‘Labour…

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Armageddon Expo – Shopping for Princess Leia

This past weekend the Armageddon Expo convention was held in my hometown of Auckland – it is our largest geek convention here in New Zealand, held annually. I attended as part of the media, and was delighted by the array of Star Wars fashion and collectibles available this year. I’ll…

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Celebrating Princess Leia – Remembering Carrie

Today is October 21st here in New Zealand – Carrie Fisher’s birthday. This day is always going to be tinged with sadness, but I wanted to take inspiration from Carrie herself – “Take your broken heart, turn it into art” So instead of dwelling on the fact she is no…

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Forever Our Princess – Celebrating Leia & Carrie

Today we kick off our celebration of Princess Leia, in remembrance of Carrie Fisher. In the lead up to Carrie’s birthday on October 21st, we will feature Princess Leia themed fashion and accessories, with store reports, favourite items, and reviews. Princess Leia is the original female Star Wars character, the one…

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Four Years Ago Today – The Kessel Runway

Today marks the 4th birthday of The Kessel Runway. While the website went live in December 2014, it was several months earlier that it truly started. After playing with the idea for a Star Wars fashion blog for some time, I had been trying to come up with a good…

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Interview with Body Vibe Jewelry Designer

Today’s behind-the-scenes interview article features a conversation with the head designer for the Body Vibe x Star Wars jewelry range, Rob Booth. Ever since the launch of their Star Wars jewelry range, Body Vibe has been one of my favourite all-time Star Wars fashion brands. Many of my go-to Star Wars…

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