Posts Tagged: ‘floral’

Dark Style in the Summertime: Don’t be a Melty Goth

July 1, 2013 Posted by rissvandal

I bring it up because I’m guilty of it myself, but more importantly, because I care. Last year I was stubborn. I didn’t care to conform to the changing weather–I decided that the sun should somehow conform to me. I worn tight black bustiers in the sweltering heat, black tights under shorts with knee-high boots, and I refused to stop layering. But my friends, you deserve more than constant discomfort. You don’t deserve sweat pooling down your back or forced smiles to prevent those around you from saying “I told you so”. Instead of fighting summertime, embrace it and learn to work with, not against it.

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Dress: h. Naoto / Hat: Payless / Sandals: Offbrand

As I say all of this, realize that I have a primarily black wardrobe, and have no intentions of changing that. What you need to rethink in the summertime is not necessarily colors, but fabrics and fits. Think breathability, movement, and if you’re going to wear something fitted take advantage of light fabrics, cutouts, and short hems. And c’mon, if the temperature exceeds 80 degrees, take some time to seriously reconsider anything involving boning, pvc, lace sleeves, latex, or shoes that lace up beyond the knee…

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Fall In Love Again with Pearls and Swine

January 21, 2013 Posted by rissvandal

If you’ve noticed that I talk a lot about Pearls and Swine, it’s because designer, Bink’s, creations are some of my all-time favorites when it comes to accessories and headwear. As Valentine’s Day draws near, she’s created a new line full of delicate, romantic flourishes, yet without sacrificing the bold intensity that fans of the brand have come to expect.

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This pink glittered and bejewed half-fascinator and pearl-accented antler headpiece are my favorites from the collection.

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Featured Look: The Endless Autumn

July 9, 2012 Posted by rissvandal

Despite how much I play up my love of all things dark, I genuinely do enjoy summer. It goes without saying that I could do without the sweltering heat, but I love the vibrancy and energy of the season. But since some of my greatest sources of inspiration are linked to autumn, I figured why not make the two meet halfway…

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UNIF, I Love You, Get A New Lookbook

March 12, 2012 Posted by fashionvandals

A brand I’m currently obsessing over is UNIF–trashy, grungy, totally punk rock, but featuring an amazing variety that spans from torn up tees and bondage miniskirts to ethereal LBds and glam velvet robes. But the one gripe I have  is that, based on their lookbooks, you can barely decipher what they have to offer.

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Lonely Hearts–Romantic, Tough, Awesome

December 14, 2011 Posted by fashionvandals

So a lady with a vintage obsession and a background in dressmaking and textiles met an ex-professional snowboarder, and the result was the amazing New Zealand based brand, Lonely Hearts.

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Designs by Bebaroque

October 31, 2011 Posted by fashionvandals

Bebaroque was started back in 2007 and offers feminine clothing, bodysuits, and legwear with a faerytale charm.

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