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item of the week : posturing aristocrat collar

Tatterdemalion Designs’ Posturing Aristocrat Collar image source clockworkcouture.com Even though I have to admit the term “steampunk”, is starting to wear on me, but I do love victorian-esque designs. I find myself shopping steamy websites to appease my urge to party like it’s 1899 and…

item of the week : animal pucker dress

Rock Steady’s Animal Pucker Dress image source shop.steadyclothing.com As I’m staring out the window of my wintery Buffalo apartment, it’s hard for me to not shudder at the cold snow.  Whilst dreaming of sandy beaches, my fellow editor, Luke Copping, emailed me a link to…

inspiration files : democratic fashion

Democratic Fashion : The Look-book of Your Neighborhood The idea behind the street fashion blog (while not new) is a revolutionary one.  The democratic position of street fashion blogs plucks style from the hands of a select, well-funded few and returns it to those it…

item of the week : dagger and skull socks

Lip Service’s Mens LS Dagger and Skull Socks image source lip-service.com Whoa!  Lip Service is making socks!  I have to say I think this is pretty smart of them to infuse their cult classic symbol onto accessories.  Not only does Lip Service have a sweet…

make it yours : tutorial goldmine

Ah, the DIY process… it has the potential to be equal parts frustrating and fun, as well gratifying and time-consuming. For me, the process usually starts with one of the following: a fashion dilemma or a source of inspiration.  In one instance, I fell deeply…

in the media : wwd fast

Today an interesting article was brought to my attention, an article on the steampunk trend in the last 01/14/10 Women’s Wear Daily Fast issue.  So I’m taking this opportunity to start a new feature on the site that’s been brewing around in my head, a…

item of the week : skull charm bow

Jessica Louise’s Skull Charm Bow image source jessicalouise.com Jessica Louise may be best known for her cute tops at the mall store Hot Topic, but she has a lot more adorable items in store for you at www.jessicalouise.com.  I have to admit I want to…

item of the week : crash

Cyberoptix Tie Lab’s Crash print tie image source cyberoptix.com Happy Holidays!  Winter Solstice!  And all that December goodness!  Now that you’ve opened all your gifts and received that hideous reindeer tie from Grandma Martha, you can return it and get yourself a tie that doesn’t…

fashion editorial : boudoir

Dare to flirt with decadence and intrigue in these 18th century inspired designs. featuring fashions by Sweet Ruin, Cobblestone Lane, and Gigi Devlin Corsetiere photographer : Jennifer Link fashion stylist : Meagan Hendrickson makeup artist : Maria Rivaldo hair stylist : Kristin Draudt model :…

item of the week : cigarette girl flare mini dress

Living Dead Souls’ Cigarette Girl Flare Mini Dress available at Cats Like Us image source catslikeus.com The Cigarette Girl Flare Mini Dress by Living Dead Souls really stole my heart!  I’m a sucker for anything leopard print and I really enjoy the black on black…

designer spotlight : spragwerks

interview by : Lizz Schumer photographer : Luke Copping art director : Meagan Hendrickson Working as an industrial mechanic in the post-industrial wasteland of Northeastern NJ to designing jewelry in Los Angeles seems like an implausible transition. But that’s exactly what Rich Sandomeno did.  Out…

fashion editorial : winter manor

Stylish yet functional outerwear for the cold season. featuring fashions by Plastik Wrap, Shrine, and Urban Outfitters photographer : Joey B fashion stylist : Meagan Hendrickson art director : Jennifer Link assistant : Allison M Brown makeup artist : Jessica Jean and Leane Christine hair…

item of the week : cavalry

Plastik Wrap’s Cavalry spats photographs by Joey B The Cavalry spats are a brand new item from Plastik Wrap this week!  Auxiliary Magazine had the first exclusive on this new design, they were featured in the Winter Manor editorial in the December 09 issue. In the Winter Manor…

item of the week : victorian corset back jacket

Retroscope’s Victorian Corset Back Jacket image source retroscopefashions.com Depending on where you live, the cold season is upon us!  It’s time to reach into the back of the closet and pull out those jackets and other cold weather attire.  Why not treat yourself to a…

make it yours : make it festive

In the continued mission to craft DIY that doesn’t look “homemade”, we present a few holiday projects designed to be as easy as they are attractive, complete with some custom-designed graphics to suit an alternative ilk.  Here you can download the custom-designed graphics for the…

fashion editorial : paperdoll

A fashion editorial and craft project in one.  Make and dress your own paperdolls! Download the December issue of Auxiliary for paperdolls and instructions. And you can download a the backdrop without text to make your diorama here. DOWNLOAD DECEMBER ISSUE DOWNLOAD TEXTLESS BACKDROP featuring…

no. 6’s signature blazer

In rebellion against AMC’s rather boring (so far) reinterpretation of Patrick McGoohan’s The Prisoner, rock your style a little old school.  My new favorite store Topman is carrying a well cut version of No. 6’s signature blazer, as well as a few other variations on the same…

item of the week : quinn clutch

Too Fast’s Quinn Clutch in Comedy Mask print image source toofastonline.com I really love the Too Fast brand and their Quinn Clutch in the Comedy Mask print really caught my eye.  Tattoo inspired design, leopard print, and black shiny vinyl, Oh my!  I have to…

clockwork punk by tarina tarantino

Very few people know her by her designer name, but many have seen her Hello Kitty rhinestoned jewelry creations at mall stores and modeled by Jeffrey Star.  Her name is Tarina Tarantino and her world is covered in bows, rhinestones, and cute yet creepy jewelry…

fashion editorial : hardware

Who said fashion has to be safe?  Accessories boasting a harder edge. featuring fashions by RockLove, Tomtom Designs, Collective Chaos Designs, New York Couture, House of Bias, and more photographer : Steve Prue fashion styling : Team Rockstar makeup artist : Anita Nouryeh hair stylist…

jimmy choo for h&m

On November 14th H&M stores released a limited collection by fashion designer label Jimmy Choo.  The in-store collection is so limited that each customer is only allowed one item per style and size as to maximize the availability to as many customers as possible.  H&M…

item of the week : ghost and pepper

Gloomth’s Ghost skirt and Pepper shrug I came across this pair of new designs by Canadian designer Gloomth a few days ago and instantly started thinking how much money I had to spend on a fashion impulse purchase.  This shrug and skirt combo are versatile…

fashion editorial : boys be ambitious

Put down the band tee and black jeans.  These looks will have you ruling the night. featuring fashions by Retroscope Fashion, Shrine, Hause of Howe, Tripp NYC, and more photographer : Omar Robinson fashion stylist : Numi Prasarn makeup artist : Margherita Tisato hair stylist…

fashion editorial : a black tie affair

The formal side of latex. Elegant dresses, striking black and white, and hints at menswear showcase four designers that are taking latex in new directions. featuring fashions by Fierce Couture, Ego Assassin, Vex, and Soliloquy photographer : Jennifer Link hair stylist : April Grigajtis models…

designer spotlight : lip service

Lip Service going strong since 1987!  Auxiliary Magazine’s Lip Service fashion show features current 2009 styles to rare “holy grails”. by Lizz Schumer Lip Service has been providing a variety of alternative fashions to the masses for over twenty years. In the wake of a…

fashion editorial : head of the class

Buckle down for fall with plaids that are a little bit preppy, a little bit punk, but a solid A+ in class. featuring fashions by Gloomth, Device, Switchblade Stiletto , and more photographer : Jennifer Link fashion styist : Meagan Breen makeup artist : Erica…

fashion editorial : the bare accessories

Girly with an architectural flair, these fall shoes and handbags will dress up any outfit. Even the one you’re not wearing. featuring fashions by Irregular Choice, Es_oneofone, Fiaz Co, Steampunk Trunk, and more photographer : Ella Manor fashion styist : Numi Prasarn makeup artist :…

fashion editorial : bygone eras

Perfect for summer, cotton dresses, airy ruffles, and sheer lace reminiscent of past times. featuring fashions by Shrine, Artifice, Heavy Red, Shawna Hofmann Designs, and more photographer : Luke Copping fashion styist : Meagan Breen makeup artist : Rachel Mazurek hair stylist : Jennifer Buscaglia…

fashion editorial : summer flavors

Graphic.  Modern.  Retro.  Swimwear gets a revamp with three designers showcasing the versatility of this summertime staple.  Pick a flavor. featuring fashions by Lolita Girl Clothing, Poko Pano, Insight, Iron Fist, and more. photographer : Kat Bret fashion stylist : Numi Prasarn makeup artist :…

june issue release party : Lip Service fashion show

The June Issue release party was this past weekend in Buffalo, NY.  It was a great success and tons of fun, thanks to everyone that made it out!  The first part of the night was fashion, with a Lip Service fashion show organized by Vanity…

beyond [FAT]

[FAT] is Toronto Alternative Arts and Fashion Week, happening once a year in Toronto, Canada.  I heard about the event a few years ago and I have been dying to go since then.  But it seemed every year, something came up and I could never…

necktie paradox

Ties the most boring gift to give or receive? Maybe not… Cyberoptix TieLab designer, Bethany Shorb reviles how and why she went from designing costumes for Skinny Puppy to designing men’s ties. by Elizabeth Schumer Photographer : Luke Copping Model : Guy William Gane III…

Be My Valentine

Happy Valentines Day from Auxiliary Magazine ;) On Valentines Day we bring you the fun and playful designs of Fashion Whore.  Pink, ribbons, bows, and hearts, what better dresses to highlight on this holiday?  Fashion Whore designs one-of-a-kind and custom made dresses as well as…