I’m sorry it took me so long to write this. I suppose it took me a while to figure out exactly what I wanted to say. By now, you might not even be a girl any more. You may have already graduated college . You may have gotten married. Maybe you’re about to start a family.
You are beautiful.
Let me elaborate.
I never really noticed how important it was to look like Kristen Stewart in the Twilight community (though it was all around me) until a friend came to me upset, explaining to me that people were only considered “pretty” if they looked like Kristen Stewart. I had began to notice she was right. Girls would post pictures of themselves – even videos – asking “Do I Look Like Kristen Stewart?”.
In selfies, girls would slightly distort their faces to change their facial features to have similarities of Kristen Stewart. We were all so obsessed looking at a picture and trying to see that face, that we completely overlooked the fact that this person was actually making a weird and unflattering face.
You don’t have to look like Kristen Stewart to be beautiful. Be you. Do your makeup the way you want to wear it, throw your hair up (or leave it down) the way it feels comfortable to you, and when your taking a photo, show YOUR smile, not someone else’s.
Anyone can cosplay. By all means, have a Bella day. Wear her clothes, do your hair and your makeup, but don’t lose you. At the end of the day, take it all off, wash your face, and look in the mirror at your reflection – because if you are so set on looking like someone else, one day, you will look in the mirror and realize your reflection is not your own. It’s not what its supposed to be, and you may not be able to get back the reflection you’ve lost.
Love yourself, love your face, and always remember to love your twilight partner in crimes’ as well!
Love Always –
The first item on the list of rare items I would rather enjoy talking about are the Vans Wellesley Hiker Boots. Before I was able to acquire these lovely shoes I had always had an eye out for them. It wasn’t so much the fact that they were shoes (because lets face it… I am obsessed with shoes), but because of how they were portrayed in Breaking Dawn part 1.
I know that must sound a little odd, but for some reason, the outfit Bella wore in the scene where she was practicing in her Manolo Blahnik wedding heels just seemed to come together in such a different way when she slid them back on. It really transformed the outfit, bringing it from a bit too clean and neat for Bella to girlie with a tiny bit of rough around the edges (which is what I adore most about Bella’s wardrobe).
Actually sliding your feet into these shoes isn’t as difficult as it may seem (Kristen Stewart did a great job of demonstrating this in the movie.) The laces are easy to loosen, and true to a boot design, you don’t necessarily have to lace them all the way up.
The actual support of the shoe is not the greatest. Some people may find they need to add inserts. Sizing however is spot on and true to size!
The color is actually very interesting to behold in person. Where you can easily say it is brown, the color goes much deeper than that. It is a cool reddish-brown, with slight undertones of blue, making the color come off as a cool burgundy color in certain lighting.
The cream-colored stitching and bottom of the shoes and the red and burgundy from the laces complement this complex melody of colors, and ties it all in.
These skater shoes still live up to their reputation of being hard to find. Ebay is a great place to look. Even though they hardly pop up, vans offer great alternatives as well. Other great places to check are Bella Swan clothing Facebook pages. A lot of collectors post what they are selling so they don’t have to deal with eBay!
That’s it for now! Happy hunting!
So recently I have been debating blogging about some of Bella’s hard to find peices. I can remember way back to when Inside Bella’s Closet was just a baby, I would scour the Internet looking for more information and more pictures on the rare items of that time. For some reason, the mysterious people who had these items would only post one horribly pixilated photo of their item that would pop up on Google search… and that was about it.
It was pretty frustrating to blog about a certain piece with out a good quality photo and of course details to go along with it. Lucky for us, the world of twilight clothing has come such a long way since then. Facebook groups have been made, more people have become involved and of course more friendships have blossomed. Through all of these wonderful networking tools, the twilight clothing world has opened the doors to much more information than it had even three years ago, and I can’t wait to share!
We all have that dream Bella Swan piece… you know, the one that you set your eyes on from the beginning telling yourself one day you will buy it? The one that is super hard to find…The one that finally pops up on ebay for 300 + when you have no money to spend at all…..
There is a simple solution to this problem.
I will start off by saying nothing, no matter how rare it is, is worth putting yourself in debt. Buying a Twilight Betsy Johnson top for $550.00 is fine… if you have the cash for it. For the most of us that do not have a spare $600.00, resort to this method I like to call “Patience and Control” a costume collectors two closest friends.
P&C are like the friends you have that know you inside and out. They are the friends that give you advise you never actually listen to, and then regret it later. Now is a good time to start listening to them!
In all my years of being a Bella Swan ebay shopper, the number one thing I have learned was to only spend money when I have it. Credit cards are a very tempting thing, which is why I don’t have them hooked up to my account. For the most part, my ebay shopping is very spread out and scattered. Waiting for the right piece at the right price is definitely a difficult thing, but that’s where the patience comes in.
I know what your thinking. I’m crazy for insinuating Bella’s rare pieces will ever be cheap enough to buy with pocket change… but yeah… that’s exactly what I’m getting at. Someone somewhere is always selling something Bella related, whether they know it or not, and no matter how old the item is. Clothing from the first Twilight film is STILL showing up on ebay new with tags. That in its self should give all you avid ebayers out there some hope that whatever it is you are looking for will always show itself in the future.
As for the pricing, try searching your item with various descriptions. Do not put “Bella Swan” in the search. Eventually, you will find the piece you are looking for, whether it takes weeks or months.
I can honestly say this really does work. I was able to get an American Rag thermal for about $18.00
and a Susina Jacket for $20.00!
For those of you who aren’t familiar with either of these tops, both go for $1000.00 + on ebay.
So all you need to do, is sit back chill out, and wait it out. It will pay off in the end!!
Keep Calm And Ebay On!
Hello everyone! I wanted to take a moment and post about the event that started it all. If you frequent this blog, then the Stephenie Meyer Day events are no stranger to you. For those of you unfamiliar with it, This 3.5 day festival takes place in Forks, Washington, and commemorates the author, and celebrates everything twilight. From tours to vendors to twilight events, this celebration is held throughout the whole town, and definitely gives you your twilight fix!
The reason I hold this festival so dear to my heart is because I along with many others participate in the Stephenie Meyer Day Cast. That’s right! Stephenie Meyer Day has its own cast that participates in events and takes photos with the guests! This year the Stephenie Meyer Day cast has many of the characters you are familiar with, and they are very eager to meet each and every one of you, but I wont spoil the surprise just yet!
(Tanner Ochel Photography)
Stephenie Meyer day is such a fun weekend for a family with all ages!
Yes… it is true, the Twilight Saga has finished up at the box office. Twilight conventions are closing their doors, and the cast is scattering, moving on to other things.
Even though this is a reality, it doesn’t mean the magic is gone. There are millions of fans scattered all over the world who have dedicated their time and money into ways to give back to the community through Twilight. From donating blood to making dreams come true, why stop now? Why let all of that hard work and passion go to waste?
I’m here to challenge everyone to keep the sparkle alive. Though the movies are over, the story lives on. So keep donating blood and volunteer to read books to children at your local library. Who cares how many times you and your friends have read Twilight, make a day to have a themed book discussion. Definitely don’t stop having those crazy twilight marathons at your local theater either!
Rock on with your twiself and cosplay your heart out.
For me, there will always be one more item to spot, and one more twilight friend to make.
So, my friends, I thank you for keeping this tiny piece of the infinite twilight community alive.
You can bet I will continue to blog here with updates and new spots, and answer any questions you may have!
Keep the sparkle!
I cannot begin to explain how much the Twilight films have impacted my life, and if you know a little bit about my work in the Twilight world, you understand where I’m coming from! I can still remember the first time I saw Twilight. My hair was hardly touching my shoulders, and I thought wearing a maroon hoodie with a white pair of knitted gloves could pass for the van crash scene…
Now I sit in front of my laptop, the same laptop I started blogging with those couple of years ago, reminiscing about my Twilight movie experiences, and how they got me where I am today. I have a huge extended Twilight family that ranges across the world. I have traveled many places and got to work with some amazing actors and actresses. I got to BE Bella Swan.
My favorite Twilight Saga moment (and probably most memorable) is when I went to see New Moon (for the 3rd time) with my mother and sister in-law. I was super excited to show them the movie because they hadn’t seen it yet, my sister in-law newly curious about Twilight. The theater was generally quiet, and we enjoyed the movie. Just at the end, when Edward proposed to Bella and the screen went to black, a very large man shot up from his seat right behind us and yelled “Oh hell no!” at the screen and walked out disappointed Bella couldn’t fit in a response. I would have to say that moment made the movie even better.
Seeing as how the newest and final movie to the Twilight Saga is upon us, I thought it a fun idea to write our most memorable Twilight saga films moments, and post them in celebration, a way to thank everyone involved for bringing something so wonderful to life, and impacting our lives as much or as little as it has!
Starting now, I will be accepting emails with your name, where you are from, and your story! I will post them here on the blog, and if we get enough stories, perhaps we can share them with Summit themselves! I will accept emails up and through the 23rd of November!
Please send your story! We’d love to hear it, and we’d all love to let Summit know how thankful we are!
EMAIL TO: Twifashion@gmail.com