Elise Overland Could Kick Xena's Ass

Last season we swooned for Elise Overland, the Norwegian designer whose Warrior Princess aesthetic was forged in years of crafting leather. Today the
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Last season we swooned for Elise Overland, the Norwegian designer whose Warrior Princess aesthetic was forged in years of crafting leather. Today the
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Last season we swooned for Elise Overland, the Norwegian designer whose Warrior Princess aesthetic was forged in years of crafting leather. Today the former costume designer for Aerosmith showed a new round of dresses, and we're pleased to report that her Warrior Princess style is here to stay. But when you think of certain battle babes, like Xena on TV or Eowyn in books, there's a certain clunk to them - the metal, the heavy leather, the plaited hair - that didn't happen here. These dresses moved lightly, with silk and cotton sheath shapes hugged by tiny leather vests, steel hardware, and heels. Looking at their circular hems and painted patterns, we remembered one of our favorite fighting tips ever: Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. With an edge so sharp it's hard to see coming, the clothes seem to attack in the same way...

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