Author: Elly Frances

Elly Frances has recently rekindled her childhood love of Star Trek and is boldly going on her first ever binge-watch of Voyager. She blogs about alternative approaches to fashion and clothing, but her secret ambition is to replicate at least some of Deanna Troi's fabulous wardrobe. Find her on Twitter @Takeitupwearit.

Lwaxana Troi: Barrier-Breaking Fashion Icon

Lwaxana Troi in "Haven"

From the moment she arrives on the Enterprise in the first season of TNG, laden with luggage, dressed in clashing colours and intent on flirting outrageously with Captain Picard, Lwaxana Troi makes an indelible impression. Deanna describes her as “eccentric,”…

The Evil Aesthetic of the Mirror Universe

Uhura and Sulu in the Mirror Universe

The TOS episode “Mirror, Mirror” cemented the idea of an alternate, “evil” universe in the public imagination, and the plot became a recurring theme, in both DS9 and Enterprise. Looking at the ways in which costume designers William Theiss and…