Now I know I have blogged about this item before, but seeing as how it still is fairly rare, why not add it to the list! The American Rag Thermal has been sought after by many a Twilight clothing collector since the Twilight film released in theaters. Bella Swan was seen wearing this thermal when she introduces Edward Cullen to Charlie, and wore it under her jacket throughout the baseball scene.
I’m going to be completely and 100% honest. This top has gone for over $1,000.00 on eBay. Keeping that in mind while I tried this on for the first time lead to nothing but disappointment. Let me elaborate.
Way back when Twilight first came out and I started the blog, I (obviously) did a lot of research on Bella’s clothes, the brands etc. The one top I would always see come across on forums or in conversation was this infamous green top with adorable looking “print”. I’m not quite sure why this top in particular became a “thing” where everyone had to have one, but the American Rag popped up more on people’s wanted lists than her BB Dakota jacket (before it was rereleased). Naturally this intrigued me. As years passed by the American Rag grew in demand, but the amount available dwindled. About two and a half years ago the top reached its all time high. It was a once in a billion chance for this thermal to pop up on eBay and when it did, it sold for an amount too painful to admit.
Jumping ahead to when I tried this thermal on for the first time.
The term thermal in my opinion is used loosely. The “print” on the fabric is actually shear. You definitely need to wear a tank top underneath otherwise you’ll be getting a breeze and someone will be getting a show!
The actual feel for the fabric is delightfully soft and the pouch in the front breaks up what would be a plain-looking shirt with a pattern.
The hood is probably my favorite part. It balances out the pouch in the front and gives your profile a slimming effect.
Over all, I love this thermal. I am incredibly thankful to my friend for gifting it to me (she found it for $20.00!) and I consider myself incredibly lucky! That being said… in a world where I had not received this as a gift… this girl’s wallet is a bit too small to love it for $1,000.00!
It has come to my attention that people have been very curious about the differences between the original and re-release of the Lucky Brand striped henley as of late. For those unaware of the top, it is the long sleeve shirt Bella wears while being confronted by Jacob at the end of New Moon.
So I did a bit of asking around and found a couple of girls who have re-releases and originals. Here is what we came up with!
On the left is the rerelease, on the right is the original.
The original henley is much more defined with its contrast of colors in the stripes.
The materials are in fact the same, but the re-release is actually a bit THINNER than the original.
In return, the original has a bit more stretch!
Where the re-release was made in China, the original was made in the Philippines.
Everyone involved with getting the henley re-released worked really hard and did such a wonderful job, unfortunately a lot of times it is required if a company re-releases something they modify the look of the product slightly, just to keep track of what year it was released. Over all, very subtle and small differences! The re-release is just as wonderful and definitely works as a great Bella Swan item to stick in your closet!
Thanks to Ilka and Eternally for submitting photos!
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!
After being in complete shock from the final installment of the Twilight Saga, it was time to get down to business and find some Breaking Dawn part 2 wardrobe! I had noticed Bella in specific had so many jackets this film, no doubt thanks to Alice Cullen . One jacket in specific people had been trying to spot prior to the release of the film was a black jacket with golden studded buttons seen here:
My good friend Vee, creator and moderator of IBC’s sister blog, Go Ask Alice Cullen, had traveled here to the US to visit and see the movie with me! of course she wanted to hit up all the malls in the area (what Alice cosplayer wouldn’t?). We walked by H&M, J. Crew, and just about any other store you could think of that has had clothes featured in the saga. We had nearly walked passed Banana Republic when she decided she wanted t go in. I followed, spacing out, knowing anything I saw would be out of my price range for the month, and then locked my eyes on a jacket on the end of a sale rack….. This jacket –
This jacket is the Banana Republic Belted Pocket coat. It retailing in the store for $130.00, I was able to get it for $60.00 on the clearance rack, and the SKU number is 416134-00-1
Vee and I were able to match up all the seams and buttons to those on Bella’s coat, even the buckles on the collar. The only thing I’m still a bit stumped about is the color.
The color of this jacket is technically a navy blue though it could pass as a dark charcoal. the collar on the inside is made of a corduroy which would explain the contrast of the two “blacks” on Bella’s jacket, the actual coat looking black and the collar looking an even darker black. On this coat, it is a maroon color.
A couple of different theories I have:
– this is the jacket, just shot in a dark lighting – this is the jacket but they dyed the collar black because the maroon was too distracting and eye-catching for the scene (They have altered clothing in the past)
– the navy jacket with the maroon collar this years jacket, and Kristen Stewart’s jacket was actually last years jacket. I was told, last year they had this jacket in black, this year they did not. I tried finding picture of it i black, but unfortunately I could not find the exact jacket in black. I did however find black jackets made by Banana Republic similar to the make of this one, but instead of the gold buttons, they were silver. I wonder if last years buttons were silver on this coat as well.
Although the colors are questionable, I believe this is the same make and brand as the jacket Bella is wearing in Breaking Dawn part two. I will however, keep an opened mind to anyone who thinks they have spotted the jacket with another brand!
Let me know what you all think!
Bella wears the 2010 version in ‘Oiled Cotton”
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
As everyone is gearing up for the movie release of Breaking Dawn Part 2, us Twilight fashion fanatics are grasping on to the very few movie stills that are slowly opening new gateways to highly anticipated clothing possibilities. It is true, that with the Breaking Dawn movies, costume designer Michael Wilkinson has NOT disappointed us. From the dainty and elegant wedding dress designed by Carolina Herrera, to the very “classic American summer’ style honey moon clothing, the cast was certainly dressed to impress.
As twilight conventions began evolving with Breaking Dawn material, photos began to flood the internet, one in particular that got the twifashion world buzzing. .
Yet Another Belstaff jacket is spotted for Bella Swan.
This was discovered to be the Double Breasted Zip Leather Blazer jacket. It had never appeared in Breaking Dawn Part 1 and most had already anticipated it for vampire action in Breaking Dawn Part 2. In the official Breaking Dawn Part 2 movie poster of Bella Cullen, She is finally spotted wearing the jacket! (The image in the poster is actually flipped. the fold of the breast piece is on the wrong side). The jacket itself had been sold in the colors Silver, and Black. The Silver color is actually still available to purchase HERE.
HOLD UP! You certainly do not want to jump the gun on this one. In the poster, the jacket looks undeniably black, but in the photos from conventions, it leans more toward the silver color. So the question is, which is it!? Black, or Silver? The answer: none of the above. Of course it would be too good to be true to purchase the screen accurate jacket. This Belstaff masterpiece was made specifically for the film. The color of the jacket is actually a pewter color with a distressed look, paired with copper hardware.
So, in theory, you can splurge over $1000.00 to get the silver jacket… or you can wait for Cosplaysky.com to produce a most likely VERY screen accurate replica of the Double Breasted Blazer for a cost much more wallet friendly. There have been rumors cosplaysky will have this jacket, but it had not been confirmed. I think ill take my chances and cross my fingers for cosplaysky!
Finally, after all the anticipation, guessing, and the occasional trying to find leaked photos, we have seen Bella’s wedding dress! Great news to all us twilight fans out there, the dress has finally been released and is now being sold to the public!
The original dress worn by Kristen Stewart was designed by Carolina Herrera, and would retail around $ 35,000 – LUCKILY, Alfred Angelo released a replica of the dress for $ 800.00.
To see the replica worn and modeled, and to hear more about the dress, click here to watch the video!
Moving on to the very beautiful shoes. Bella Swan was seen wearing the most elegant pair of white satin pumps. Alice had really outdone herself with these.
Costing more than replica gown, these replicated, swan embellished Satin pump Manola Blahnik shoes cost $1,295.00.
PLEASE NOTE! – Thank you to Maria, the shoes are said to run a half size too small!
Happy Wedding Shopping!