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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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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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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Happy New Year – 2018

It is January 1st 2018 here in New Zealand – Happy New Year! 2017 was a fantastic year for women’s Star Wars fashion – so many of our favourite brands released fabulous Star Wars fashion, as well as many new brands launching tie-in collections to celebrate the release of The…

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Happy Holidays from The Kessel Runway!

Today is Christmas Day here in New Zealand – Happy Holidays! I hope you all have a wonderful time with family and friends – and find some gorgeous Star Wars fashion under the Christmas tree! 2017 was an exciting year, and though personally it had a lot of ups and…

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TKR Turns 3 – Looking Ahead

Today marks three years since I officially launched The Kessel Runway. Unfortunately a period of illness, together with some real world situations that my family has been facing (that have been quite emotionally challenging), have kept me away from my computer of late. Though I didn’t want to, I ended…

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Happy 40th Anniversary Star Wars!

Here in New Zealand it is 25th May 2017 – the 40th Anniversary of the release of Star Wars! While we can mark the passing of years since the release of any film, it is exciting to see that 40 years on, Star Wars is still very much in the…

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I’m off to Celebration Orlando!

Very soon I will heading to the airport, to begin the long journey from New Zealand to Celebration Orlando! I am so excited to be a panel presenter this year, and will also reporting on all the fabulous fashion at the event. I know there will be great booths to…

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My 10th Wedding Anniversary

10 years ago today, I married my best friend. My husband and I met through Star Wars, and we continue to share our love of Star Wars together everyday. We got engaged at the Episode II filming location of Villa Balbianello, standing the spot where Anakin and Padme’ were married. We…

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