Friday, February 27, 2009


No fashion yet, but I do have a little treat... How 'bout some lovely live Birthday Party?

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009


I showed my friend Tim these earrings yesterday, and he summed them up pretty well: "These look like what Baba Yaga would wear, when she's stepping out from her house on chicken feet."

They're from Etsy seller Loved to Death, and part of me really wants them. The only problem is, I don't know if my voodoo magic is strong enough to be sending out gold-dipped chicken-foot earring vibes. I'll have to work on my shaman powers a little bit first, methinks...


Mannn, how great are these Julien Macdonald looks? The laddered knit dresses and under-layers are the perfect DIY inspiration, especially for someone like me, with no sewing ability but a lot of destructive yarn-ripping tendencies. But even more than the knits, the zippered dresses really push it over the top. I love any item of clothing that zips off all the way around, like you're peeling a silk banana. Fucking sensual seduction, yeah?

Yesterday was the best so far for London fashion (or at least what decides to throw up on their site)... this, Mark Fast (post coming soon, I'm pretty sure it's not new to anybody with eyes because Fast is rapidly building his online fanclub, but I just have to put something up here), even House of Holland was really good and not just cheeky:

Forgive my nonexistent photo editing skillz, please, but... how good are these coats?
But OMG, Jethro, what happened to your pants?!

It's okay, honey. Leave 'em off, it's business time.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


I definitely cannot spend any money on clothes until some cash miraculously falls out of the sky and into my wallet. Naturally, this is exactly the time to stumble across the GREATEST Karen Walker dress ever:

The detail shot is intense and makes me want to forget everything I even briefly considered about fiscal responsibility...

And it's on sale. Okay, who needs rent money anyway...


I haven't been feeling too inspired by the London shows so far, although I liked Topshop as usual. Armand Basi One (up on Style of course) did make me feel really nostalgic for The Face...

The grommet outfit is my favorite, but all in all I think Ray Petri should be getting royalties!

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Friday, February 20, 2009


That photo of Nik Fiend in my last post made me want to look up some pics of other inspiring Goth freaks. Voila! Strawberry Switchblade were kind of like, the Goth-pop version of Charo times two, with the giant hair, capri-length novelty trousers, bustiers and cute-girl attitude. There are a ton more awesome photos on their official site, plus all these mp3 downloads. They're much poppier than the music usually I listen to now, but good for an early-evening pick-me-up.


I'm pretty sure this will be my #1 favorite single item from all the New York shows:

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I may actually need these Phi leather zipper pants. Legitimately--I have a pair of fake leather pants/leggings from Topshop, but they're uncomfortably too big, and have already been taken in once. Maybe when I get paid again next week I'll finally quit hemming and hawing and get these ridiculous vinyl pants from Forever21:

Or these from Urban:

Or maybe these.

It's kind of a sad day when a $27.80 purchase is an unjustifiable luxury, I gotta say.

More than that, though, having looked through most of the Fall '09 shows on NYMag and, it just makes me more and more nostalgic for my youthful days spent in Hot Topic, when I seriously had a wardrobe full of vinyl pants and corset tops (AND black lipstick, but I can vouch for the fact that it basically makes a girl look like even more of a reject, if you're in 7th grade, anyway--but this is the price we pay for to-the-bone gothlihood). I wonder if Hot Topic is ever going to revive Morbid Threads? If you guys were ever goth mallrats like I was, maybe you remember this label. I haven't been in a stone-and-mortar Hot Topic in a while (although I have checked out their jeans a bunch of times online--I just can't justify another pair of jeans for myself, though), so I can't say whether they still carry it, but (as I think I've posted before) I used to have a pair of stretchy vinyl leggings with an exposed zip on the crotch that I was in love with... and this was when I was like, 14. Man! I don't know if it's sad that I still essentially dress the same way, or if it just goes to show that a giant chunk of my personality basically is located in the Batcave. I've gone through a bunch of fashion phases since those days, but I'm still a little Goth tart deep down, I guess.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


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Fuck it man, I'm so done with winter! Three more inches and counting this afternoon. This weather is bollocks.


So much leather all over the runways! Next fall is going to be hardcore. I really like these looks from Richard Chai, a label that I don't think I've ever really thought about particularly, but the girls all look like they mean serious business.

Leather jackets, sheer tops, slicked-back hair, and some wicked Bruno Frisoni-designed boots:

And that's really all you need.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009


So even though the temperature is still hovering around freezing, it really is starting to feel like spring. Which of course means it's probably going to snow again in two or three weeks... thanks, New England. But I still have my hopes and my unseasonably hopeful outfits.

Monday, February 16, 2009


Ji Luxirare posted the most psychotic outfit the other day, consisting of a mesh bandage dress, giant fur, and the most incredible platform boots ever. So since then I've been stalking these mesh-insert dresses on eBay (all from Sleepyhead Vintage).

A little bit more in the way of eBay scheming...

I really love corset tops, and the wee small studs on this one (from Le Robo Vintage) are a nice touch.

Some runway looks I'm liking...

These Preen dresses are great (more cutouts!), but the overall show was more springy than fallish, I thought. I mean, pastels, really?

Jeremy Laing! These are awesome. I loved the sheer pants/leggings/stockings that The Local Firm were doing in Stockholm, and I love the ones in the first look here, not to mention the overall toughness in all of them.

Some cool prints at Vena Cava. Overall, though, I'm just looking forward to London fashion week... New York is a little lackluster, usually.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


A bunch of blogs have already picked out the best looks from Alexander Wang and Karen Walker (Gnarlitude and Is Mental in particular), two of the top shows so far in New York, but I think Tse is actually my favorite right now. The section of all-white looks, especially with those shaggy fur pieces, was totally bitching. Somehow it kind of looks like what a particularly hot Bene Gesserit Mother would wear--like, futuristic, interplanetary and primitive at the same time. Love it.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Man, if I had this Burfitt dress I'd wear it to therapy every time. I know it's a band, but it's just too apropos. Plus it's nicely discounted... hmm.
From Creatures of Comfort.


The mini crosses and hand earrings are pretty much my everyday pairs, although I wore my little skeletons today... Since cutting my hair really short, I've wanted to wear earrings a lot more than I used to, but most of the ones I've seen are too girly and charming. I'm totally into these, though:

I'm indebted to the fantastic Is Mental for posting a link to Need Supply Co. in her blog, and Im soon to be deeply in debt to my creditors for want of all their wares, I can feel it. I love how simple but wicked these things are, though, for real.

Oh, and I have to find something to do with those studs! I took them off an old belt that was too big so I could punch some new holes in it, but I haven't decided on a good DIY yet. And the naked dude is by Czanara, if you're wondering.

Monday, February 9, 2009


I don't really wear t-shirts that much, but I've been thinking about getting one of the Obesity & Speed designs from Urban Outfitters... that is, until I found these guys:

I like to go straight to the source when it comes to fulfilling my demonic wardrobe needs. All shirt designs from Luciferian Apotheca.

Sunday, February 8, 2009


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So bummed that I can't find these without watermarks... at least until I get my hands on a copy of Vogue China.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Ah, it's always so weird stumbling on old or disused Livejournals/blogs... Like this guy's, for example. Such cool cartoons... plus I secretly (or not so secretly) hope my clove habit is warming cockles at the bus stop. Why not!