|You heard it right superhero fans!
Yep two of the most iconic comic book characters will be getting a little makeover this summer which is… you know… is kind of a big deal.
According to our sources, the redesign will come as a result of DC Comics’ “New 52″ re-branding which was revealed at their Covergence event. Looking to introduce fresh new looks and perhaps a more modern element to their characters while really emphasising the traits that they are really looking to focus on from each character, these new designs are a far cry from the designs of old….heck Superman doesn’t even have a cape!
|So! What’s all the fuss about you cry? Below we’ve grabbed some sneaky peaks of what to expect from the new comic book characters. Go take a peep…|
|So as you can see, pretty different right? Giving off a much more aggressive look and feel, this (slightly taller?) cape-less superhero certainly looks more like your average guy rather than something a bit more like a costume.
Rocking a simple Superman T-Shirt, jeans and boots, one thing’s is for sure….it’ll make changing costume much easier but perhaps wont do wonders as a disguise. Just saying.
|As many of you die-hard fans will know, Wonder Woman is no stranger to weird new looks and costumes. She’s had tight shorts, leather jackets, capes, swords and whips in her collection at different points.
This new look however is pretty different from her usual get up. Showing far less skin, she will be rocking this super battle-ready suit complete with blades which gives off a much more aggressive look.
|So what do you think of these latest looks for these iconic characters? Let us know but leaving a comment below.
|For some of us it doesn’t seem so long ago when Top of the Pops was overrun with Britpop bands, you had your hair cut like Rachel from Friends and Saturday night TV was about watching celebrities getting gunged. But believe it or not, enough time has passed for the 90s style to come swinging in with full neon glory back into fashion again.
|As we all know with this decade, this is tricky territory, as a step too far can turn you into Edina from Ab Fab. So whether you were watching Mighty Morphin Power Rangers or Men Behaving Badly at the time, here are some fashion icons of the era you should be taking notice of if you want to get the 90s revival look right. Enjoy!|
|Starting with the ultimate 90s fashion icon, Cher from 90s smash hit Clueless. The most popular girl in Bronson Alcott High School, she had the lifestyle, the attitude and was always perfectly dressed for the occasion – with the help of some awesome virtual wardrobe software that I still to this day wish I had. This summer, if you’re going to rock the 90s revival look, channel Cher and go for cute matching two piece suits for the office and a strappy top worn over a t-shirt for the gym.
|If you’re a guy you have it easy, because Will Smith during his time starring in the Fresh Prince of Bel Air is a one-man 90s fashion guide. If you’re not sporting a snapback cap and a ludicrously bright t-shirt you are most certainly not Da Bomb. This look may be a little tricky to carry off, but as long as you’re prepared to muck about with your mates, have fun and still be morally correct in the face of a sticky situation, then it’ll work for you – it worked for Will!
|Back when Gwen Stafani was still known as ‘that hot singer in No Doubt’, her carefree hippie-grunge attire made her even more popular for her leading fashion sense, on top of her singing talent. Take inspiration from Gwen by mixing and matching cultural styles by donning a crop top, a sari style skirt and wearing your hair up in multiple knots. If you get it right you’ll be an ultra cool summer babe, but beware of the accidental mono-brow effect bindi abuse can cause.
|I’m not condoning all of Clarissa’s looks, but Clarissa Explains It All pretty much showcased the whole spectrum of 90s fashion female and male (look up her best bud Sam Anders). So choose carefully from some of Clarissa’s many styles, most of all various quirky choker pendants, Dr. Martin boots, dinosaur earrings and shirts over strappy tops. Especially if you can source a gem like this Lichtenstein-esque cartoon strip patterned shirt.
|The Spice Girls deserve honourable mention. Being a huge influence of the times they went through many phases in fashion. In my opinion the best thing they brought us was the platform trainer. This love child of a PE trainer and a corrective shoe was made popular by the girl group in the 90s ensuring anyone brave enough to don this fashion accessory an embarrassing tumble at the school disco.
|This year’s take on the casual platform transform sneakers, DM style boots and even jellies into platforms. You’ll be uber cool if you’re seen wearing them, just watch your step!
|Finally, Kelly Kapowski was the most popular character in Saved By The Bell. Girls wanted to be her and guys wanted to be with her. She rocked the bralet and jacket combo, she owned matching floral crop top and trousers look and nailed the knotted t-shirt.
|Although my personal favourite was Lisa Turtle who was always immaculately dressed and, let’s face it, was less flaunty. So what if Kelly got Zach Morris? Lisa was fighting off the boys, even if that was mostly Screech…|
|This is an exciting time for those of us who grew up in the 90s as we’ll finally get the chance to wear all the things our pocket money wouldn’t stretch to, or our mothers wouldn’t let us go out in. Who knows, maybe my VHS collection will be worth something and turkey dinosaurs will become a delicacy. We can only hope.|
|Get some 90s clothing of your very own! Yes we’d welcomed the amazing brand Hero and Cape into the TruffleShuffle family.
Starting back in 2011, Hero & Cape has a fab fun and tongue-in-cheek approach to pop graphics and authentic hand-printed clothing all with a 90s inspired design.
Screen printed by hand, each and every design is unique and lovingly crafted from the hand-illustrated designs to the manual screen printing on organic cotton. Amazing! Take a peep…..
|Don’t forget to check out the rest of our amazing range including plenty of 90s T-Shirts from all of the classics. Enjoy and see you soon!
By Abi Ponton
Leg it on over to TruffleShuffle if you don’t want to miss out on these prize retro beauties!
Leggings offer the perfect solution to funky, comfy dressing and these fab designs also feature some of your favourite, nostalgic characters. Tough decisions ahoy, will it be Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Disney’s Little Mermaid, My Little Pony or one of the other astonishingly good designs!
Hot pot of coffee! Looks like it’s the Weekend!
So as we venture fourth into the unknown, choppy, shark infested waters off the Florida keys, let us be your hard nosed, chiseled featured, big game fisherman as we prepare our tackle box for the might of mega movie mayhem. We’ll cast of our lines into an ocean of cinematic awesomeness to catch the almost mythical sea beast that is celluloid wonder!
Have a happy retro Weekend!
SATURDAY 10th MAY
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) 5* 4:55pm-7:00pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
An eccentric confectionery king announces that five children will be given a tour of his wondrous factory. The winners turn out to be a kind-hearted boy from a penniless family and four obnoxious brats, who face a terrible fate when they misbehave. Musical fantasy, based on Roald Dahl’s classic book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum and Roy Kinnear.
James and the Giant Peach (1996) Film4 3:05pm-4:35pm (1 hour 30 minutes)
An unhappy orphan living with his cruel aunts discovers a gigantic peach growing in the garden. Venturing inside, he meets six friendly insects and together they embark on a magical journey. Animated and live-action fantasy, based on Roald Dahl’s novel, starring Paul Terry, Joanna Lumley and Miriam Margolyes and featuring the voices of Susan Sarandon and Richard Dreyfuss.
Beverly Hills Cop (1984) Channel 4 11:00pm-1:00am (2 hours)
Fast-talking Detroit cop Axel Foley heads for Los Angeles after an old friend is murdered before his eyes. His search for the killers leads him into conflict with a seemingly untouchable drug kingpin, but he also has to contend with the local force, who do not want him taking matters into his own hands. Comedy thriller, starring Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Ronny Cox, John Ashton and Steven Berkoff.
Backdraft (1991) ITV4 12:10am-2:45am (2 hours 35 minutes)
The two sons of a fireman who died in the line of duty follow him into the profession. However, a feud develops between them because the elder brother is convinced his sibling is not up to the job – until a mission to uncover the identity of a serial arsonist gives him the chance to prove his worth. Action drama, starring Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Robert De Niro, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Donald Sutherland.
SUNDAY 11th MAY
Crocodile Dundee (1986) Film4 1:00pm-2:50pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A New York reporter searches the Australian Outback for a maverick hunter with a legendary reputation, and invites the adventurer back to America. But the die-hard Aussie needs to draw on all his survival skills to adjust to life in the urban jungle. Comedy adventure, written by and starring Paul Hogan, with Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon and Mark Blum.
Pocahontas (1995) Channel 5 4:40pm-6:10pm (1 hour 30 minutes)
A Native American princess falls in love with an English settler, but her father is distrustful of the Europeans – not without just cause, as a cruel governor is prepared to wage war to get his hands on the gold he believes they are hiding. Disney animated drama, with the voices of Irene Bedard, Mel Gibson and Christian Bale.
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) Channel 5 6:15pm-8:00pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
The eccentric pet detective is coaxed out of self-imposed exile in a Buddhist monastery to visit Africa and help search for a sacred white bat. However, his unique investigative talents are tested to the limits as he faces a race against time to find the missing creature and prevent a tribal war. Comedy sequel, starring Jim Carrey, Simon Callow and Bob Gunton.
Crocodile Dundee II (1988) E4 8:00pm-10:15pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
The rugged Australian adventurer sets out to save his reporter girlfriend from New York drug dealers. Having rescued her from their clutches, he realises they will soon be coming after him – so he decides to even the odds by luring them to the Outback for a final showdown. Comedy adventure sequel, starring Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon and Charles S Dutton.
Whatever you get up to this weekend remember give a fish a hug and always enjoy yourselves.