Gucci gives Enora the shoes she deserves.
(Gucci Fall 2015 Ready to wear)
Hate the flowers and washed out blue. Love the glasses, suitable for a researcher-daughter-of-two-researchers.
Keeping himself free from unwanted contamination is of utmost importance to Damiel, the iconic alchemist. This Louis Vuitton (Spring 2015 Ready to Wear) patent leather/pleather dress provides all the all the protection — at least down to the knees — that any alchemist could want. This is especially important for Damiel, when he uses himself as a test subject.
More shiny protective smocks for Damiel on Pinterest.
Adowyn is the iconic hunter from Pathfinder’s Advanced Class Guide. More importantly — to me — she’s the LAST new iconic from the ACG.
Adowyn suits ever look in Donna Karan’s 2011 Pre Fall collection, but especially this look.
More ideas on what to wear when you’re trapped in the forest for years on Pinterest.
Shardra is the Dwarven Shaman iconic and has a tuatara familiar, Kolo. There both getting new looks here.
For Shardra, Vivianne Westwood 2007 Fall Ready to Wear. For the colour combo, a skirt that looks kind of rock-like, and the hard/soft aesthetic.
More Shardra looks on Pinterest.
Does anyone still watch Project Runway? I still do. It’s on episode 7, which means that almost everything that gets sent down the runway isn’t complete crap. Mostly. Better sites than this (TLo, for example) will break them down fashion wise. I’m just going to assign them to an iconic.
Sajan (It’s kind of inverted, but the grey and white with the crisscross over the chest remind me of his ‘shirt’)
Better late than never, right? Zadim‘s image and story were revealed a while back. Go look.
Zadim gets flowing navy blue fabric with gold accents. Perfect for sneaking around (the Slayer class is a Rogue/Ranger hybrid) and apparently impersonating Enora (Since this looks like something that could easily have ended up in her Dress The Iconics post)
Emillio Pucci Fall 2010 Ready to Wear.
More for Zadim on Pinterest.
I’m trying to catch up with the playing imaginary paper dolls with the new iconics. My week-away-from-the-internet vacation got me behind by three. Somehow.
Next up: Kess — the Brawler. For the first time, Wayne Reynolds (the artist behind all the Iconics and a lot of the other Pathfinder art) dropped into the discussion to explain his design process a little bit. Interesting and informative, I hope he does more of that.
Since my vacation took me to the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit in London (among other fashion locations — who wants to see all 650 pictures of pretty clothes?), Kess is going to get the Gaultier treatment. Trust me, it’s not as strange as it sounds. (If I wasn’t on a Gautier kick, she probably would have gotten Roberto Cavalli or Commes des Garçons)
Basket woven brown leather, from JPG’s Spring 2010 Couture collection. Also, that hat looks like it protect against punches.
Final question about Kess: Is she wearing Valeros‘s pants?
Gaultier and others chosen for Kess on Pinterest.
Hakon, the iconic Skald, was unveiled on many Thursdays ago, but vacation kept me from posting. The class is a barbarian/bard hybrid, which might have presented an interesting sartorial challenge. How to meld the rough hides of a barbarian with the clean look of a bard. Hakon’s robes, though tend towards the bard side of things. They are, in a word, impeccable. They don’t have the usual, worn-in, adventuring look about them. (Is it safe to assume that prestidigitation is on the Skald’s spell list?)
The real world equivalent for Iconic’s fashion that doesn’t look lived in, is surely Valentino. Also impeccable. Always.
This picks up the two contrasting green, clean lines (I worked really, really hard, not to say “impeccable” there), interesting trim (which is important in Hakon’s backstory), and even fur-like trim, to keep the Ulfen warm.
Valentino Couture Spring 2009
Other impeccable green clothes on Hakon‘s pinterest page.
Thank you Paizo! For lobbing a nice, slow pitch right over home plate. The new iconic is a caster, wearing the classic hooded robe (so much easier to dress than those peskie heave armor wearers): Enora, a Halfling Arcanist (Wizard/Sorcerer hybrid). Because of this, you are forgiven for not announcing an ‘Evil Queens of Golarion’ paper doll book at the Paizocon Banquet last night. *sigh* There’s always next year.
There is a real shortage of hooded capes on the runways, something that clearly needs to be rectified. The few that existed were riffs on classic looks from Azzedine AlaÏa, so there’s no reason not to use one of his looks for Enora’s literal interpretation:
The hood is great, but the rest of the look doesn’t really scream “until recently, library-only based researcher”. (It’s a black catsuit, for the curious). Also, Grace Jones would make a awesome “Evil Queen of Numeria”. But I think I’ve already crowned about five.
Luckily for Enora, the absence of hoods is made up for with an abundance of capes. She could rock any of these three dresses:
(Alexis Mabille, Ready to Wear, Spring 2014. — Love the scarf in her hair, she looks like she just put it up with what ever was at hand, because it was distracting her from her books.
Valentino, Fall 2012 Couture Collection — You can always count of Valentino for dramatic, elegant looks; and recently, often with capes)
This captures Enora’s essence as a magical researcher. (Sadly, without a cape, which is the next best thing to a hood) The belt and covered buttons take it sort of Librarian, and the length and flowiness (yep. real word.) take it Magician. Juanjo Oliva, Spring 2012.
More looks for Enora on Pinterest.
I had been working on a post to dress Lem, using a lot of Balmain: elaborate jackets, skinny jeans, and a ton of swagger. Looks like these:
But then Saint Laurent’s 2015 Spring Menswear collection came out. And said everything I had had to say about Lem, making references to Keith Richards, Chris Robinson, Jimi Hendrix, Robert Plant, Lenny Kravitz. I have nothing useful to add.
Other looks for Lem on Pinterest.