Working out the distressed look with Rag and Bone jeans in Warhol, my beloved Frye harness boots and an asymmetrical graphic tank by Free People. Over-sized cardi by Bloomingdale’s own brand, Aqua.
Gray is totally goth.
My biggest problem with goth fashion is that if it’s not done right, it looks cheesy and cheap. Ovate has got the sleek and sexy look down to a science. Every item on their website is a crucial piece of their image, a well constructed collection of black that isn’t boring. No tacky fabrics, no gimmicky buckles. Everything borders on the line of simple and intricate: The pieces are easy to add into your existing wardrobe and yet they have a sense of style that is hard to come by.
My favorite piece would have to be the Valhalla Hoodie, mostly because hoodies are sexy to me, and I can’t really explain why. It’s over-sized in the hood, but fitted in the arms. I like the open cardigan styled (as opposed to pull-over) because I can still show off my vintage Cure shirt while wearing it. However, the wool cloak is heavenly and by far the most gorgeous cloak I have ever seen. The clasp is a scythe, which is also featured in their jewelry as earrings or rings. The mismatched scythe earrings speak to my love of asymmetry.
I will admit, Forever 21 is an essential for trend fashion and before you crucify me, let me explain why. There are so many fair-weather trends that it’s ridiculous to spend top dollar on them. Neon colors of 2010 fall? Yeah, no way I’m buying a cashmere neon cardigan when I can get one made of acrylic for a fifth of the cost, when we all know I will only where it three times. That being said, Forever 21’s Bat and Cats line pays homage to the best superhero of all time (according to my very educated opinion. I actually prefer Batwoman of the latest DC embodiment, [but not after issue 26 because DC has shamed me,] but she would not exist without Batman!) I can’t get over how inexpensive this stuff is, which is awful because now I feel compelled to by it all. A Batman pencil skirt for less than $15? Great! Now I can buy the Batman PJ onesie as well! Every time I go through a snooty “I only want to by designer pieces because they are classic and last longer” phase, Forever 21 catches me with their oh-so-nonchalant fall novelty runs (ie: Fall 2012 Hello Kitty Line). PLEASE GOD SOMEONE SEND HELP!
How adorable is this? Almost too adorable and slightly leaning towards “Lolita” fashion which I’m not sure I’m entirely comfortable with. However the cut and style of this dress definitely speaks sophistication with a hint of playfulness. The scalloped edge of the fabric against the black is precious, and almost overlooked. Same as the rose gold exposed back zipper. I envision this is what Wednesday Addams would be seen wearing to the office. I wish it had cap sleeves, but I guess a little cardigan or blazer would make it work for me. Ted Baker, $275.
Happy Friday the 13th, everyone! Hope it’s a lucky one. 🙂
Now I know that The Blonds just had their newest collection shown a mere two days ago, and though the space-age Bowie-like themed designs is awe-inspiring, it’s Friday the 13th! And I find their collection from last year is just a little more appropriate for today.
Without any exaggeration, I literally just heard of the design team The Blonds yesterday during my lunch break. To be honest, the way they came up was me and a friend were talking about our favorite drag queens, and he mentioned how Phillipe Blond was pretty much the most gorgeous lady he’s ever seen. My ignorance was shortly dissipated as he showed me her Instagram, and in this Instagram feed, designs for the performer Ke$ha were also present. Though the designers were pleasantly embellished and gorgeous, I wasn’t feeling ultra inspired until he mentioned their horror collection from last year. And then I died.
One thing that most people know about me is how much of a Hitchcock fan I am. Most of the pieces in their 2013 horror collection are heavily Hitchcock inspired, and tastefully so! Completely imaginative and brilliant, I am now a follower of this design duo. Their ability to use inspiration into classy and wearable pieces is a godsend, but trust me it’s not very common in their more extravagant collections. And seriously, how do I buy that raincoat?!
Ever want small animal bones accessorized into your wardrobe? This site, Bone Jewelry, has a great collection of pieces that don’t look gaudy or like someone just hot glued their baby teeth to a pendant charm they bought at a craft store. Sure, some might think it’s a little creepy, but to me the idea of keeping a dead thing living on past its mortal coil is pretty romantic. And if you’re worried these animals have been killed for the sole purpose of becoming a badass choker, fear no more: It clearly states in the “About Bone Jewelry” section that all animals met their end by natural causes or were used for food or clothing. No animals died for the sole sake of your vanity,