Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Karen Coil Necklace

A quick post, since I don't want to leave you guys without a Thursday update! I ended up getting one of my wishlist items I wanted since forever: the Karen Coil necklace by Tawapa.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

What to Wear: Your First Day at Your First Job

(I'm a solid midlevel employee at a multinational media corporation that has a whopping 117,000 employees worldwide. One person reports to me and we have about 20 people in our dept, with very strict decades-old workflows and hierarchies. So, my office is very corporate. This post is going to cover working in a corporate environment...not a cool edgy startup or a fun art-related field.)

Good job selling out, poser! Now you're one of the sheeple, working for the Man. You're just proving your parents right that the goth thing was just a phase. Too bad you've colored your hair and had gotten those piercings and tattoos! Should have listened to your high school dean about all those dress code violations...they really WERE trying just to prepare you for the working world.

Of course, that's all bullshit. I think the whole "selling out" stigma was more a thing in my age group--people starting their careers now are a lot more worldly about this sort of thing. But obvs, having a career and supporting yourself are wonderful things. Changing yourself for the company you work for is also bullshit. Having virgin skin and hair is also not a stigma. And your high school dean was probably a pedophile.

workwear by featuring a slim-fit shirt

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Recent (and not so recent) wishlist

Unif boots. I don't wear heels, and these just look like heels, but are actually flatforms.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Pantone Colors Spring 2016

It's that time of year again, when I spend way too much time going through mainstream fashion's "it" colors. Here's Spring 2016 (If you want to see my post on last year's spring 2015 colors, click here)... for those of you in the Southern hemisphere, you can see the newly announced fall 2015 colors here at the Pantone website.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Where I go for style inspiration online

Haute Macabre: Like for real, this is the best dark fashion site on the internet. It's higher-end and sophisticated, and they've got awesome sales alerts. These guys are the thought leaders of the blogosphere, and if they post something, you'll see it everywhere else months later....with one exception....

Honestly WTF: This is not a dark fashion site, but this has a lot of trends and the most amazing editorials. And if there's something dark, it'll show up on Haute Macabre a few weeks later. Great DIYs too.

Alt Black Girls: What no one's writing about (me included, I suppose) is the enthusiasm and originality in dark fashions found in the black community. While some of the photos on this tumblr are clearly from fashion editorials, sometimes whoever's curating this tumblr reblogs some cool street fashion photos that are more original than the 10000 witchy nugoth look we've seen. don't let the domain name fool you. This is another tumblr. They're the lucky bastards who bought the domain name and also the reason why my feed is oversaturated with witchy looks. I think the kids are all about the "new goth" these days, and this one is still the best out there.

Dolls Kill: aka the flash fashion edgy superstore. I love how many new brands and looks they have all the time. (I don't really shop here because I try not to buy things that are aren't wearable for everyday looks, but i come here to "window-shop")

I'm definitely looking for more places to check out / window shop, so please recommend below!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Update: Lip Service is dead

Update: I'm concluding Lip Service is dead. The website is down, the instagram has been deleted, twitter and facebook haven't been updated since 11/15. I tried emailing Widow's customer service (the widow site, btw is still live) and the email BOUNCED. They are still selling clothing on the site and the customer service email is DEAD. Wow! Here is the only statement I found on the matter from someone with more authority than myself, an alternative clothing retailer, Never Coast Clothing: