Posts Tagged: ‘bustier’

Bloody Burlesque and Twilight Lullabies

August 1, 2013 Posted by rissvandal

I haven’t been updating enough lately, I know. I’m gearing up for a move  so I’ve been spending the last few weeks doing fun things like sorting through all my crap, finding good homes for my unwanted stuff (I needed to make sure my tutus and spiked bras found homes with fabulous people), and trying to consolidate my large costume and prop collection so it can be moved with little to no hassle.

Those boring details aside, I have been up to other stuff. One of the things I’ve been doing, besides not updating the blog, is practicing with the band Astorian Stigmata, since I signed on as their live show keyboardist a couple of months back. You’ve seen the dudes before–they pop up in a lot of posts and photoshoots, so you might already be familiar with the fact that their general aesthetic is sort of like…dark Neo-Victorian gone mad…or maybe romantic goth meets visual kei. Either way, when they asked me to be part of a lyric video for their song “Twilight Lullaby” I rolled with those general ideas. I had just a day to put an outfit together so I blasted some Emilie Autumn, gathered every bit of black, red, and tattered fabric I could find, and got to work.

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These are casual outfit shots we took prior to filming, as opposed to a preplanned thematic photo set, but I think there is a cool, kind of chaotic quality to them [Photos by Dennis Condusta]. The outfit somewhat resembles what I wore for this previous shoot, but way more amped up and crazed.
The hat comes from FanplusFriend Garden, the corset Heavy Red, and the boots Dr. Martens. The wig comes from my go-to shop, Gothic Lolita Wigs, the gloves are from Hot Topic, and the lipstick is Lime Crime.

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Absolutely Trashy (In The Best Possible Way)

June 19, 2012 Posted by rissvandal

Over the weekend I was perusing Patricia Field’s boutique, and as usual, her designs elicited a where have you been all my life response. This Golden Cat Wig should explain it all (amazingly expensive, but glorious):

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I’ll Give You Something to Bitch About

May 24, 2012 Posted by rissvandal

If I could only shop at one online store for the rest of my life, I’m pretty sure I’d be content limiting myself to Bitching & Junkfood. The shop features a collection of vintage, revamped, and designer pieces, and while the selection is not always extensive, it’s always bold and edgy, with a touch of sophistication–think delicate sheer dresses paired with shimmering silver creepers and black lipstick.

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