Outer Rim Recon – transmission 001

Outer Rim Recon - women's Hoth t-shirt by Rock & Republic

Today is the first transmission of ‘Outer Rim Recon’ – a new category here at The Kessel Runway, rounding up Star Wars fashion news and articles. Coverage includes topics like brand announcements, fan creations, and occasionally some of the fashion trends set by the amazing Star Wars actresses. If you have a new find, blog post or link you’d like to share, please let us know 🙂

Love And Madness x Star Wars coming to Thinkgeek and GameStop on May the 4th

In this article at The Daily Dot, Love And Madness founder Heather McAvoy talks about the range launching at Thinkgeek and GameStop stores on May the 4th! She also talks about the process behind designing the Star Wars crawl wrap bracelet, and hints at higher-end pieces releasing towards the end of this year. Exciting news, I can’t see what Love And Madness has in the works!

Bazine Natal inspired outfit

Jenmarie from the website Anakin And His Angel has put together a fantastic everyday outfit inspired by the character Bazine Natal from The Force Awakens, she looks amazing!

The Lady Nerd Star Wars t-shirt photoshoot

Briana from the website The Lady Nerd has done a gorgeous Star Wars fashion photoshoot, showing how she styles her The Force Awakens t-shirt. Totally gorgeous photos – check out her earlier blog post featuring the Darth Vader jacket from Her Universe too!

New Loungefly backpacks available for pre-order

Johnamarie from The Wookiee Gunner found a stockist in California that is taking pre-orders for the new range of Loungefly x Star Wars backpacks. While I don’t have use for standard backpacks myself, I love the new prints – I hope we see them available in other women’s handbag styles!

Dark Side inspired running outfit ideas from Disney Style

Keeping in theme with the Run Disney Dark Side Half Marathon event taking place this weekend at Walt Disney World, the Disney Style blog has put together three dark side-themed running outfits. My favourite is the pink outfit with pieces from Her Universe, Fifth Sun, and Body Vibe.

Daisy Ridley wins Breakthrough Performance at MTV Movie Awards

Last weekend Daisy Ridley won the Breakthrough Performance award at the MTV Movie Awards. Considering these awards are voted for by fans, this is a great indication of just how popular both Daisy and her Star Wars character Rey are with audiences. I am so happy for Daisy’s win, and she looked amazing in the monochrome dress by Alexander Wang – see more photos from the event here.

Leather Millennium Falcon handbag DIY

Mikaela Holmes posted a fantastic DIY tutorial at Instructables.com for a leather Millennium Falcon purse – that lights up! I’ve never worked with leather before, but this amazing tutorial makes me want to give it a try.