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Character Portrait: Selina Kyle

September 4, 2012
Classy Fashionista Selina Kyle at Cartier with Purple Lamborghini

Selina Kyle in front of Cartier, with the purple Lamborghini

All work and no play makes kitty a dull girl, and Selina could never be that. Today’s gallery spotlight from the new portrait gallery finds her in civies, albeit haute couture civvies, at a location and with a certain auto that all Cat-Tales readers should recognize.

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Now we’re talking…

April 1, 2012
Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle in The Dark Knight Rises

So he's all "I don't think those jewels belong to you" and she says "I salute you, world's greatest detective."

Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle in The Dark  Knight Rises

So he's all "The easy way or the hard way" and she says "Why Batman, how hard do you want it to get?"

Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle in The Dark Knight Rises

The Gotham Post... pinheads

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We’re Back, Baby

January 24, 2012

catwoman-cattales-website-uploadCat-Tales had an eventful weekend. Our hosting server was attacked by some nasty malware – which was found almost instantly by two Cat-Tales readers who were kind enough to let me know, so we had it squelched in record time. Yesterday our hosts reset everything and last night, I republished the whole site from uncorrupted backups.

Whew! Let’s try not to do THAT again.

Wasn’t any trouble, but it did involve several hours of “waiting around for the cable guy” while they got to our server. Nothing like sitting around waiting on a Monday, so I took the time to whip up a little preview for the next chapter.  Considering how popular the Selina Kyle, Fashionista posts have always been, whether it’s in Cat-Tales or news of Anne Hathaway on The Dark Knight Rises set, I figured this would be of particular interest…

Still, much as we love to see Selina dressed up when she’s not in her Catwoman costume, regular Cat-Tales readers are aware that clothes and jewelry tend to be plot points, not fantasy fripperies in the tales, so in the upcoming installment of The Gotham Rogues, A Knight at the Opera… well, perhaps I should let B take it from here

As she spoke, all emotion had drained from Batman’s eyes, leaving only a gaze of focused control and icy detachment. It held for a heartbeat, then the ice melted and emotion slowly returned… and with it, a long, slow smile of deep and quiet menace.

“Not green for the opera,” he said in a poisonous voice that was barely human. “That purple and black thing you’ve got, the strapless that’s almost the same shade as your costume. Hair up, nothing to pull focus from your neck. We might have to improvise the jewelry…”

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Selina Kyle the Fashionista Returns, this time on the set of The Dark Knight Rises, and the Final Word on the Catwoman Costume Controversy from none other than Christian Bale

September 14, 2011

Selina Kyle: Fashionista Under the Mask has to be one of the most surprise-popular entries in this blog.  I only made that particular fashion spread because there was some disappointment with Selina dressed so casually on the cover of A Girl’s Gotta Protect Her Reputation (although to be fair, backstage and out of costume is a place for t-shirt and jeans… maybe one of these days I’ll add her show jacket.)  Anyway, looking at the popularity of those pictures and the upsurge in readers on stories mentioned where Selina’s wearing Chanel or the Dior Red Goddess #6*, it’s obvious there is a real desire for the classy Selina Kyle, who has been missing from non-Cat-Tales Catwoman appearances for far too long.

Which brings us to The Dark Knight Rises and these wonderful pictures of Anne Hathaway’s Selina, dressed to the nines for day and evening.

Selina Kyle, Fashionista, Sexy and Classy in The Dark Knight RisesSelina Kyle, Fashionista, Displaying her very sexy legs in The Dark Knight RisesSelina Kyle, Fashionista, Sexy and Classy in The Dark Knight Rises

In the words of the gal who sent me these, and believe me she speaks for all women :  I WANT THAT SUIT!  I know you guys will be more interested in that hailing a taxi long-shot that shows off Selina’s famously sexy legs, but I really wanted to include that OOC shot with the jacket off so you could see the beautiful lines of the sleeveless dress underneath.

Of course for evening, you want something more formal.

Selina Kyle, Fasionista, Elegant and classy in an evening gown, The Dark Knight Rises

Meow.

The Catwoman Costume Controversy is ended thanks to Christian Bale, Batman and Bruce Wayne in The Dark Knight Rises. "Cape is not practical."Now, before we leave the set of The Dark Knight Rises and the subject of how Selina Kyle is dressed, I have some sad news for the goggles-are-practical crowd.  It is, quite simply, the final word on the Catwoman Costume Controversy, and it comes from none other than the Batman himself, starring as Bruce Wayne in all three Chris Nolan Dark Knight epics, Academy Award winner and my favorite human: Christian Bale.

“Let me say whichever superhero first came up with the idea of wearing a cape, he wasn’t really onto anything good. The number of times I’m treading on that damn thing or I throw a punch and it ends up covering my whole head. It’s really not practical.

That’s it, guys. Game over.  Either you must now get rid of Batman’s cape, or you have to come with some other reason you want Catwoman to wear Snoopy the Dog’s goggles, subverting the whole notion of what a mask is and how it works, while making her look like a bee.  Good luck with that.

The rest of you get some art:

The Catwoman Costume Question has been settled thanks to Christian Bale, Batman/Bruce Wayne in The Dark Knight Rises.   "The Cape is not practical."

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And finally, for anyone who is still taking the whole thing too seriously, despite the send-up of Selina ranting against the Post-goggles in the last tale, you can now revisit the classic Clayface-as-Selina scene in print or ebook form.  Cat-Tales: Comedy of Errors is now available for download in print-quality PDF, Kindle/Mobi, and Epub the universal ebook format.  Enjoy.

*No, seriously, more people are currently asking which tales have the fashion plot points than which stories contain the suggestive Batman-Catwoman stuff.  *looks around, concerned* This is still the internet, isn’t it?

Chris Dee
www.catwoman-cattales.com

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