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07

Mar

The Black Parade by theamaia featuring a crown hat
Awww, thank you, Thea! 
Gothic victorian dress / Chronus Steampunk Shirt / Tight / Black velvet boots / Vintage style necklace / Venessa Arizaga kohl jewelry, $165 / Vivienne Westwood kohl jewelry, $170 / JOHN BULL crown hat / Marduk Trenchcoat / Irregular Choice, $185 / Irregular Choice, $185

02

Mar

Elegant and slightly feral. In other words, what I think of when I think “nightmarepunk”. 

alackofbasics:

Magazine: Vogue Italia
Issue: September 2010
Editorial: The Grand Couture
Model: Kristen McMenamy
Photographer: Paolo Roversi

17

Feb

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. 

29

Jan

They’re like images from a particularly elegant ghost story.

(Source: pivoslyakova)

06

Jan

Mmmm, eye candy. 

(Source: satinnightshade)

30

Dec

Girls that glitter love the dark.

(Source: monmorgan)

29

Dec

Oh, this is wonderful! Via emptymasks:

Fashion Series - Jack Skellington

And I, Jack, the Pumpkin King… That’s right. I AM THE PUMPKIN KING! And I just can’t wait until next Halloween. Cause I’ve got some new ideas that will really make them scream. And by God, I’m really gonna give it all my might!

23

Nov

lovingmyselfishard:

WITCH FASHION WITH FAMILIARS I’M SO FUCKING HERE FOR THIS

Paging Gothic Charmschool!

I KNOW, I KNOW. WITCH FASHION WITH FAMILIARS. 

(Source: crasscommunication)

28

Sep

witchesandslippersandhoods:

McQueen created his own ‘museum of woman-monsters’ in his second couture collection fro Givenchy, Eclect Dissect, shown in July 1997. In the period leading up to to the show, his art director SImon Costin combined the late Victorian costumes McQueen was then looking at with with a series of animated skeletons and muscle men from the sixteenth-century anatomical plates of Andreas Vesalius in a series of collages.

Caroline Evans, Fashion at the Edge (2007)

03

Aug

saccharinescorpion:

An Observation At Charlotte Russe

This is spot-on. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go add more spikes to a neo-Victorian brooch I’m making. 

24

May

Those tights. I need them. (Yes, I have them in black, but I also need them in ivory.) Anyone know where to find such things?

Those tights. I need them. (Yes, I have them in black, but I also need them in ivory.) Anyone know where to find such things?

07

Feb

Dear every manufacturer of women’s clothing, ever:

gothiccharmschool:

Faux pockets are an abomination. If you’re going to bother putting pocket flaps on something, add the G-d damn pockets. 

No love, 

Jilli

I am reblogging my own post to add: Yes, some clothing manufacturers stitch the pockets shut; a few minutes with a small pair of scissors or a razor, and ta-da! Pockets. HOWEVER, that situation is not the norm. Whomever had the original idea to make useless faux pocket flaps WITH NO POCKETS UNDER THEM, I hope they spend eternity with too many small, important, necessary things they need to carry and no pockets. 

05

Feb

On the other hand, a lot of anti-makeup sentiment– particularly anything that starts talking about how “frivolous” and “shallow” makeup is– is also misogynistic and femmephobic. Makeup is a form of visual art. If making your face beautiful is shallow, so is making a canvas beautiful or a block of marble or a hunk of plastic. If you understand why someone would feel satisfied and happy when they make a gorgeous print, you understand why someone would feel satisfied and happy when their makeup looks perfect. I do not think it is accidental that the form of visual art almost entirely practiced by women is the one that gets accused of frivolity and where the talent exhibited by many of the artists is ignored or denigrated.

01

Feb

sinistersartorialist:

islette:

If you can’t beat them dress better than them

Forever and ever. Amen.

Important Truths. 

28

Jan

Mmmm, Dior New Look. I would wear this with a top hat and a lacy jabot. 
fripperiesandfobs:

Dior Bar suit, spring/summer 1947
From Dior

Mmmm, Dior New Look. I would wear this with a top hat and a lacy jabot. 

fripperiesandfobs:

Dior Bar suit, spring/summer 1947

From Dior