Posts Tagged: ‘lace’

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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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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Fall 2012 and the “Oh My Gosh” Cape

February 12, 2012 Posted by fashionvandals

I’m hoping you’ve all been getting a nice hearty dose of delicious eye-candy, by way of the new Fall 2012 collections and presentations during NYFW. There are more than a few designers that have stolen my heart so far, but I seriously narrowed down the list to just three, so that this post wouldn’t go on for an eternity.

Duro Olowu–Eye-popping colors, and oh my gosh, that cape…

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Love at First Blush

January 17, 2012 Posted by fashionvandals

Sometimes people argue with me that some of the things I post about and deem “sexy” are actually pretty far from it (okay, so high-wasited panties aren’t for everyone, I get it). But do you think we can all agree on these pieces by Love At First Blush?

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The Resort’s Much Needed Edge

January 4, 2012 Posted by fashionvandals

It’s no secret that I hate Resort collections. I say it a billion times and sometimes I skip over them entirely. This year I decided to give them another chance, in the hopes I’d be pleasantly surprised, and I’ve so far found two collections with some pieces I can stomach (notice I didn’t say I’d fallen in love with the entire collection)–Balmain and McQueen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Kevork Kiledjian Fall/Winter 2011-12

December 6, 2011 Posted by fashionvandals

I would love to get a hold of something from Kevork Kiledjian’s Fall/Winter 2011-12 Collection. First off, are those sheer leopard pants? Whether they are or not, hell yes.

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Alexander McQueen Spring 2012 – Darkness Awaits

October 11, 2011 Posted by fashionvandals

So let’s talk about stunning, and what I wish every single Spring collection could resemble, as we take a look at some designs from Alexander McQueen’s Spring 2012 collection.

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The Loved One Lingerie

October 4, 2011 Posted by fashionvandals

There’s a delicate, retro sex-appeal to the lingerie by The Loved One. As the cold season comes, ditch the skimp and bright colors, and invest in high waists, sheer, and lace.

 

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As Teatime Approaches…

August 10, 2011 Posted by fashionvandals

Two of my girlfriends are coming to town for a tea party in just a few days, and one of them messaged me today asking for visual inpsiration to help her choose her outfit. We all agreed that the event calls for dramatic outfits, but since we have such drastically different styles–a gaudy punk, a dark metal chick, and a vintage queen–I think “dramatic” means something very different to each one of us…

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