She plays soon-to-be super hero Misty Knight on the Netflix Marvel series Luke Cage, but Simone Missick is a real life super hero in my book. I don’t know how else to explain the lift that everyone in the audience felt after listening to her interview with InHerShoes blogger Renae Bluitt in Harlem last month.
In the show, Misty Knight has a killer body, but other than the amazing blue dress that highlights her fabulous bust in the first episode, the writing focuses entirely on her policing skills. That’s refreshing. Unfortunately, with the exception of the blue dress, her on-camera full-bust wardrobe is not refreshing. The costume designer could have shopped the closet of any Hourglassy reader to clothe her (or at least readers’ closets before big bust brands became available.)
In real life, Simone Missick is a breath of fresh air for full-busted fashion. Here are some of the photos that I didn’t use in my C&K blog post about her. It makes me want to play detective to learn where she shops and how she achieves such incredible fit.
Missick shared a lot of great advice with the interview audience, but here is one memorable line I think you’ll appreciate. When asked what she would say to her ten-year-old self, she answered, “Be yourself . . . don’t lighten your voice, don’t stop being goofy and don’t try to look like a Kardashian.”
Freedom from the pressure to conform makes Misty Knight’s role a perfect fit for Missick. As Melissa Leon wrote for The Daily Beast, “it was the chance to simply present herself as she is, full-figured and thirtysomething, that convinced Missick the role was meant to be.” Missick told Leon, “Simple things like them wanting my hair to be natural. Nobody asked me to lose weight for this role, nobody wrote that I needed to look 22 years old and get a lot of sleep every day in order to make that look real. It seems like a small detail, but as a woman, being told that you are good enough just the way you are, there’s a freedom to that.”
For more inspiration and busty style analysis, be sure to visit my Campbell & Kate blog post about Simone Missick and Misty Knight.
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