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Ho Ho Ho…

Too early? Blame my eager-beaver crimbo-elf of a colleague who has been burdening my life with the Ultimate Christmas Countdown. Since August.

So I am now kinda in the spirit of things – not that I should be. Somehow I have still managed to spend more than I wanted to on gifting. Blame my ever-expanding family. My siblings need to stop procreating – at least for a few months. I intended to be the ultimate scrooge and use my perfectly good excuse of saving for a mortgage to curb my spending, and justify the lumps of coal my nieces and nephews would have found in their little stockings hanging by the open fire. I couldn’t bring myself to do it, their wee little chubby-cherub faces… So like last year (when my excuse was saving for a wedding) I have given in. Only little gifts, but still somehow my account is back in the red. Bah Humbug.

My AC really needs to get back to Black. I love all things black, this is a well known fact. I have an appetite for Gothic things; leather, lace, spikes, patent, mesh, velvet…. BDSM… Its a stark contrast to the all-white Catholic ideologies I was raised with. I was going to wear a white wedding dress though – give me that much credit. I dunno, maybe this dark affair is a rebellion? I’ve tried to wear a bit more colour over the years, but recently i’ve found myself happily plunged back into the abyss – where I am most at peace.

It doesn’t help that all I listen to lately is Trap Music – All Black Everything. Finally, people are beginning to understand that just about everything is better in Noir!

So here is my very alternative Wishlist. Oh Santa baby!

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  • 1. Mom Jeans, River Island
  • 2. Leather Basebal Jersey, Vintage
  • 3. Patent Mesh Bag, Topshop
  • 4. Leather Snake Print Shoe, OFFICE SHOES
  • 5. True Coral Lipstick, Tom Ford
  • 6. Suede Fringe Duffle Bag, Topshop
  • 7. Quilted Bralette, Topshop
  • 8. Mesh High Waist Knicker, Topshop
  • 9. Mesh Maxi Dress, Asos
  • 10. Leather Biker Jacket, Whistles
  • 11. Metal Ankle Strap Leather Court, Zara

Note how nearly everything is see-through, now i’ve dropped a few pounds (more than a few but I figured I would be modest ya know) I seem to have absolutely no shame or hesitation in wearing openly BDSM numbers in public. I am so grateful fashion has made a nosedive into filth – I have been yearning to display my freaky bits for oh-so long.

All these wonderful things are available to buy this season.

I am trying my very hardest not to purchase them right now, considering T’is the season for giving and all that. However, my birthday is just around the corner so I guess I can get away with a few “To…me, From… me” purchases next paycheck….

Laters,

La Minx

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Hey Friends,

Hope you are all well?
It seems Spring has finally made a much welcomed appearance in old London Town – about freaking time! 
So I have come to the timely end of my “One Flick Kinda Chick” post, if you haven’t yet read the first two installments scroll down or click “previous” on the tab above this post. I really have enjoyed using Cult Classic movies as the stimuli to my outfits this month. It gave me an excuse to wear what most dare not, put a hoochy frock or two on, and have a bit of role play in my life. I enjoyed embodying all those crazy and outlandish characters – I also enjoyed the public reactions, the pervy ones less so. I still maintain my theory that everything was better in the 80’s and 90’s; films, fashion, music, travel costs, holiday fees and tax rates. However it appears that I’m not the only one reaching for that nostalgic wardrobe number every now and then. The high-street are killing it; every mannequin has a stupid beanie hat and string vest on. Chunky boots and batty-riding-fanny-skimming shorts on. Killing my damn vibe. Good job I like to skip through eras, I’m kinda over this whole – 1994: Lil’ Kim-when-she-used-to-date-Biggie look. Every chick aged 17-28 now looks the same: Beanie Hat – Check. Varsity Jacket – Check. High Waisted Denim Shorts – Check. Slogan-Bearing Oversized Tee – Check. Ali-G Chaps Chain – Check. Dr Martens – Check. I’m done. Over it. Roll on the next trend please?

So here’s what this weeks wardrobe had instore…

Edward Scissor Hands

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I am in love with this dress. Although I am not a fan of anything too feminine, this studded (…and very ‘boobie’), faux-leather number from the Oh My Love Concession at Topshop is pretty awesome! As much as I love the idea of an all in one leather jumpsuit affair – I’m not a fan of uber-sweaty glandular areas. Fact.

I’m loving up-cycling and reinventing bits and bobs, like the bag chain being used as a belt, as well as the leather bolo-tie rope as a choker. I also saved £25 on achieving the Scissor Hands Stiletto nails by buying acrylic falsies on Ebay, then filing and painting them myself! Winning!

Hair Spray

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  • Dress, Louche at Joy
  • Belt, Accessorize
  • Tights Walford
  • Wedge Shoes, OFFICE 

I adore 1950’s hair do’s… so much so that I have perfected many-a-style! I promise to show you guys and dolls how its done on the next few beauty posts. Just need to fix my tripod! This matching dress and shoe combo is very Rockabilly. In summer I may dare to wear this dress without tights, perhaps with an open toe tan shoe? With a banana heel. Gotta love a banana heel! The dress is a little short however, a lot of Marylyn moments… *note to self do not wear a thong with this dress*

Show Girls

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Ooooh how this outfit is verging on HOOOOOOOCHIE!

The double layering of Vintage Jackets, Tights and the addition of a Scarf hopefully illustrates to the public that I have some sense of modesty… well at least I hope so. If it helps your judgement, I did purposefully pull the Knitwear down a bit to showcase (my bosom) the epically embellished Bralette…. I swear! I also ‘upcycled’ my American Apparel Easy Jeans; as you loyal readers know, I have had them a few years now…. I have made them last as long as possible; re-dying them, re-hemming them, putting elastic in the waist (when I got a little tubby at Christmas), and sewing back on the button (that popped off due to over-eating at Christmas). However, the little slit in the leg soon transformed into something somewhat resembling what the almighty Hulk-could-have-done-it hole… that sadly couldn’t be patched back up. I blame all the drop-down-low-like-a-hoe dancing I was doing. Don’t judge me. So out the scissors came and “walla” there you have it, denim shorts. Winning. Winning indeed damn it.

In other news, I had my first modeling gig last week for a lush Vintage Boutique called Cats Eyes at Asos MarketPlace! Check out my little stint and all of the rare gems the Boutique has to offer! I also appeared in a feature film being directed by one of my best friends, she is in a group called Boadicea Ladies and she also has her own agency by the name of FreeYourStyle Collective; she makes some awesome short films with her sister! Check out “The Sohawon Sisters” on YouTube. I promise its a great watch!

Until next week homies!

Better believe it took me double the usual time to type this post with these damn Stiletto foolish nails! Where’s the acetone at?

Laters,

La Minx

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Hey Bloggettes, Followers and Friends…

I’ve at last got a makeup artist booked for the wedding. A Chanel specialist at that – she’s my good friend Melodie and her artwork is amazing. Although I was planning to do my make up myself, (a DIY attempt that hopefully wouldn’t translate to “Destroy It Yourself”) Melodie pleasantly (and thankfully) offered up her services…It’s very apt that I have a makeup artist who happens to also be a Chanel specialist; my wedding is due to possess vintage undertones with a sharp monochrome outline, so, Chanel is very apt indeed.

My obsession with all things black and white began when at age nine or ten, I witnessed my first Tim Burton movie; Edward Scissor Hands. I simply loved Edwards gaunt white face and dark cherry bitten lips, his all-black leather catsuit, with the high Victorian neckline, he simply was too cool.
I fell in love with this unlovable creature and his death-by-touch scissor hands.
Nightmare Before Christmas changed my life shortly afterwards; I wanted to be part of Burton’s desaturated world filled with Elfman minor-toned songs and quirky stop-motion animation.
So, promptly at age 21, I took the opportunity after my sister moved out (we once shared a room) and my fiancé moved in, to transform my room with French Gray painted walls, a black and white bed, black voille curtains and just about monochrome everything else….
My little Jack teddy still to this day sits proudly on my black pillows, nestled in amongst the furry cushions and throws that make my room feel like the blacked out Savoy Hotel.
Bit by bit more quirky titbits joined the brigade; Thomas Sabo Jewellery box, a black baroque-style containers for makeup, a monochrome striped pencil holder for my make-up tools. Pretty boxes for letters, canvases to decorate the walls, underbed storage for shoes…the list goes on…
Everything in my room has a home and a perfect place, and everything serves a purpose!
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I was traumatised as a child – growing up in a family full of hoarders; My nana used to have so much stuff, I used to imagine I was in a game of crystal maze – whilst travelling from room to room! As I matured into adulthood, I had a growing distaste for clutter and the habit of possessing too much stuff.
Clothes banks became my hobby and storage boxes became my friends; OCD had settled into my nature…
However, in the last year or so, I have accumulated a shameful amount of beauty products. The inner girly-girl in me is fighting to get out of my slightly androgynous exterior. Lipsticks, blushers, skin care ranges have begun dominating my domains. …
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Bathroom
My stuff has now started creeping its way into the bathroom, even if I subtract the Mr’s bits and bobs – yes, he has been converted also, my man needs to look after his skin and hair, especially with the wedding coming up… Can’t have no dry-hands-close-up-shots of him slipping on the wedding band, onto my elegant, conveniently manicured and moisturized hands – his hands looking all arid and sh*t…Those pictures are for life after all… I still can not get away from the blatant fact, that now, after many years of criticizing my hoarder relatives… I admittedly, have *said as quiet as a mouse* have *head bows* too much stuff

Confession over!

Laters,

La Minx

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