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18

Feb

dbvictoria:

Special request for gothiccharmschool.  Photo edit - original art from here

Thank you, Victoria! 

dbvictoria:

Special request for gothiccharmschool.  Photo edit - original art from here

Thank you, Victoria! 

dollsahoy:

gothiccharmschool:

Dear clever graphic design peeps: would one of you please make me an image with this always-appropriate motivational statement:

There’s no difference between exercise and black magic. Both of them hurt your body at first and drain you of energy, but the more you dabble in it, the more powerful you become.

Thank you darlings!

image

Just something quick—looking forward to seeing what else people come up with!

Kate. Kaaaaaaate. 

(Everyone I’ve ever dated was in love with her.)

(Source: pleasekeepmeinmind)

Dear clever graphic design peeps: would one of you please make me an image with this always-appropriate motivational statement:

There’s no difference between exercise and black magic. Both of them hurt your body at first and drain you of energy, but the more you dabble in it, the more powerful you become.

Thank you darlings!

Tickets for the Vampires Masquerade Ball go on sale Feb. 27th.
It’s a wonderful evening of socializing and glorious eye candy. If you’re over 21 and can get to PDX that weekend, you really should attend. Trust me on this.
http://vampireballpdx.com/

Tickets for the Vampires Masquerade Ball go on sale Feb. 27th.

It’s a wonderful evening of socializing and glorious eye candy. If you’re over 21 and can get to PDX that weekend, you really should attend. Trust me on this.

http://vampireballpdx.com/

female-fashion-prodigy:

CHRISTIAN DIOR: DESIGNS 1946-1957 

THE “NEW LOOK” 

During the post World War II era, there was a desire for escapism through art. The female body was a perfect canvas for Christian Dior to create these awe-inspiring gowns. The world was ready to move on from the long-standing affects of war and Dior was at the helm of the fashion industry to shift towards recovery and prosperity.

The contour of these pieces accentuates the seductiveness of the female body. Dior’s ingenious ideas for the female silhouette composed of flared skirts, cinching around the waist and emphasis around the bust to create what came to be known as the “New Look”. These are the ideas that are celebrated today as designers continually imitate Dior’s timeless work. Dior modernised fashion and as a result, he was the founder of haute couture. 

Dior captivated the world with his graceful designs. He framed his imagination around how the female body should be enhanced. His designs featured form fitted shapes - either as suits or gowns, delicate embroidery, silk tulle, layers of fabric, chiffon, corsets, an assortment of colours, scallop shapes to create volume…..the list is endless. 

His flawless designs continue to mesmerise those who come across the founder’s collections. Without a doubt, Dior transformed the fashion industry and he has heavily influenced the way we see fashion today.  

gothtriggers:

batsjustbats:

"I bid you…"

"…velcome."

BAAAAAAAATS!

northwangerabbey:

penrose-stairs:

Jessica Brown-Findlay by Alex Sainsbury for Dominic Jones Fall 2012

I am here for this dead victorian lady shit

I don’t think I can properly express my amusement at the phrase I am here for this dead victorian lady shit”. Also, I suppose “dead victorian lady” is a good description of part of my preferred fashion aesthetic.

(Source: onetothestate)

Anonymous said: do you have a huge list of gothy books to read? I have a bookstore gift card and looking for something to read

You mean other than the list of vampire books I recommend in the Gothic Charm School book? :-) Here, have some other suggestions, only one of which is a vampire novel!

  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • From Dust Returned by Ray Bradbury
  • Still Life by Michael Montoure
  • The Seance by John Harwood
  • Black Light by Elizabeth Hand
  • Gothic: 400 Years of Excess, Evil, Horror, and Ruin by Richard Davenport-Hines (non-fiction, but an excellent look at the broad history of the Gothic movement)

I miss these sort of shoes. More buckles than toes! 

batavia-bellamorte:

I miss walking into shops on Melrose and seeing shoes like these everywhere…

(Source: dance-to-the-radi-o)

17

Feb

Movie. Bring this to me. SWINTON WITH FANGS.

a-beautifully-hiddled-disaster:

thisismyveryowndystopia:

Excusez-moi.

This makes me wanna see this film more…

Tom in the back with the fangs tho…

(Source: russian-hiddlestoner)

I wasn’t done seeing you in concert, dammit. ::sniffles just a tiny bit::

(Also, I pre-ordered the box set in January, with the last bit of frivolous spending money I had, where is my download link for the new song?)

Bela Lugosi, age 18, via blooodyawfulpoetry.

Bela Lugosi, age 18, via blooodyawfulpoetry.

pivoslyakova:

Sasha Pivovarova & Guinevere Van Seenus by Steven Meisel | Vogue US, September 2007.

Nightmarepunk flappers? I think so. 

pivoslyakova:

Sasha Pivovarova & Guinevere Van Seenus by Steven Meisel | Vogue US, September 2007.

Nightmarepunk flappers? I think so. 

FYI, all you’re probably going to see from me today is queued posts - stuff, things, busy! Don’t set things on fire without me, and would one of you send ‘round young vampire Dave Vanian with tea and cupcakes?