[Fashion] Haunted Mansion Inspired Dooney & Bourke Purse

Haunted Mansion inspired Dooney & Bourke bag

 

Uh, so this exists. And it will be available at Disneyland Resort locations starting September 13th (which is a Friday. Can this be any more amazing?!) according to the Disney Parks Blog. I have never had any desire to own a Dooney & Bourke bag, but this creation is absolutely consuming me with desire. I need this in my life. And it’s like a sign from the happy haunts themselves making it available to purchase the week I will be at Disneyland. Meant to be, forever, even after death. Bury me with it, I say!

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[Fashion] Designer Dmitry Sholokhov’s Latest Collection

I have only watched one season of Project Runway in my entire life, and it is purely because of Dmitry. It was season 10, and I was informed to watch it because “one of the guys looks like Trent Reznor”. I’m going to spoil this for you and let you know, in case you’ve never seen him, he doesn’t look that much like Trent Reznor. In fact, he’s much taller, has longer hair and piercing blue eyes and swoon. But that’s besides the point, this guy is one of the most talented designers I’ve ever seen.

Older photo of Trent used for comparison.
Older photo of Trent used for comparison.
Resemblance is there, but not intensely so, right?
Resemblance is there, but not intensely so, right?

I’m straying from the point now because I’ve distracted myself with images of hot guys with longer black hair. Anyway, I was browsing the internet when I was supposed to be doing homework and noticed he has a collection featured on O.Jen available for purchase online! A piece of Dmitry could be worn close against your body, isn’t that to die for? Granted, it won’t be his talented hands draped about your waist, but it would be totally designed by those magical hands!

Oh what, can’t read Russian? No worries, Google Chrome can translate the page for you. Can’t do that either? Apparently it will be released in retailers by now, but most likely only in Europe so, better get to learning Russian or more dresses for me.

I think my heart is set on this piece: It has a bit of a sophisticated Ziggy Stardust feel to me (it also comes in red):

Dmitry Dress

Or this!:Another Dmitry Dress!

Do I want to be sophisticated fancy with a  dash of sexy, or sophisticated sexy with a dash of fancy, I just can’t decide. One, if not seven, will be mine.

[Fashion] High Waisted Subtle Acid-Washed Jeans

i just found these great jeans at Urban Outfitters that are high waisted, ankle length and skinny leg with a very subtle hint of acid wash. This hint gives it a grayish hint of color and is a great use of gray, as I had mentioned previously. The pictures on the website make the acid wash look more prominent than it really is, so I took some photos of my pair in the bathroom for real-life translation:

Worn with my Frye Harness Boots, which is my personal favorite boot brand.
Worn with my Frye Harness Boots, which is my personal favorite boot brand.

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The slight hint of gray makes them break up solid black outfits while still keeping the outfit dark. They are super comfortable, but they do stretch out. You might want to size down, especially if you’re small waisted. And as of right now, they are on sale. If you live in SF, the closest location is the one on Powell and Ellis, across the street from Macy’s Downtown.

[Fashion] Fall Fashion Trends 2013 – All Cats are Gray

Ah yes, gray as a neutral. Love it. The black/white contrast is just too drastic, but gray instead? Solid. A big, comfy gray cashmere (or acrylic for vegans) sweater with some black leggings is where my mind first goes, but there are numerous style options to lighten up the dark abyss that is a solid black wardrobe:

scarves

Uh, where can I get a plush fur?!
Uh, where can I get a plush fur?!

Gray coat

One of my favorite uses of gray is to make a rather dramatic evening outfit more daytime or casual. For example, a gray scarf with a black dress. There is this myth that to be goth you should only wear black, but I refuse this theory. Yes, the dark and macabre are enticing to us, but living in complete black isn’t the only way to express yourself as sinister and mysterious. Some examples:

Andrew Eldritch Dead Can Dance The Cure

Also, that whole “graphic tee under an open cardi with jeans” that Robert’s got going on is pretty much my casual state of being.

[Fashion] Fall Trends for 2013 – Leather

The reports back from Fashion Week in NY have been heard loud and clear this month, and I’m actually very excited about the trends. I’m usually more of a classic-style girl: lots of basic and structured dresses that don’t really ever go out of style. The announced styles and trends this coming season are actual ones I already follow. I will go into each trend separately and offer some insight on how to follow trends while still being dark and mysterious. I would like to state for the record that I don’t follow fashion advice from designers. I strictly follow what looks good on me and what I feel comfortable in. I suggest you do the same, but in case you were wanting to incorporate both, read on.

The first one I will cover is leather. Now, if you’re a vegan, there are options! I own this one by French Connection and it’s completely pleather. I get so many compliments on it, and the best part is how easy it is to clean! You seriously just take a damp cloth and wipe!

Galaxy Jacket by FCUK

Now if you don’t mind dead animals, might I suggest this awesome wool/leather blend by All Saints? That cowl neck is just great for the brisk winter that is coming.

Wool and leather? Perfect for SF! Just get a cashmere scarf.
Wool and leather? Perfect for SF! Just get a cashmere scarf.

Some more leather ideas (love the collars and boots that coincide with the trend):

YSL 2013 Leather

Uhh... yes plz.
Uhh… yes plz.

Tom Rebl