Fashion

designer spotlight : Enigma Fashions

Enigma Fashions, a long-standing design company for custom formal wear, is heading to new heights with many developments in the works, new collections, fashion shows, and dreams to expand into interior design. In the peak of their busy season, we had the chance to learn…

item of the week : mens pyjamas bottom by Cyberdog

Cyberdog’s Mens Pyjamas Bottom image source cyberdog.net I’ve always been in awe of Cyberdog’s glorious designs that range from elaborate futuristic chic to space-age and bubbly. The Mens Pyjamas Bottom in the pinstripe cyber print are exactly what I would expect from Cyberdog; comfy, kitschy,…

fashion editorial : outre

Modern swimwear meets old world romanticism featuring fashion by Cherry Dewar, Maggie Cook, Say Ooh, and more photographer : Luke Copping fashion stylist : Molly Hoeltke makeup artist : Monica Pellnat hair stylist : Kristin Draudt models : Nicole Maile and Antietam view the full…

item of the week : silver spartans by Black Milk

Black Milk’s Silver Spartans image source blackmilkclothing.com The first thing I have to say is, normally I would not endorse wearing lame for any reason, unless you’re evoking Elvis, but these leggings by Black Milk are FABULOUS! If you are a serious lover of anything…

item of the week : hoochie ghoul wallet by Travis Pitts for Tinymeat

Tinymeat’s Hoochie Ghoul Wallet image source makersmarket.com My fellow editor, Luke Copping, hipped me to this item on www.makersmarket.com. I had never seen this website and was pretty impressed with the items, the website and it kicks Etsy’s ass (even though I sell on Etsy,…

behind the scenes : June/July Junk editorial

Stephanie Bell and Pretty Deadly Stylz teamed up once again to shoot some rockin’ menswear for our June/July Issue. Here’s some behind the scenes footage! view the editorial in the June/July 2010 Issue

item of the week: pink gingham cupcakes corset by Purrfect Pineapples

Purrfect Pineapples’ Pink Gingham Cupcakes Corset image source purrfectpineapples.com Holy cupcakes Batman! The Pink Gingham Cupcakes corset by Purrfect Pineapples is just absolutely ADORABLE! This steel boned underbust corset is a must for that cupcake lover in your life! Don’t let the $250 price tag…

inspiration : Sharon TK – Victorian serenity

dress by Unhinged photographer : Ama Lea hair stylist : Margarita Ivette makeup artist and model : Sharon TK fashions : Kambriel, Unhinged, Romantic Threads, and Topsy Turvy dress by Romantic Threads Meagan Hendrickson : The romanticism of Victorian era fashions gives a feeling of…

item of the week : human heart lapel pin by Pushin Daisies

Pushin Daisies’ Human Heart Lapel Pin First of all, pushindaisies.com is a glorious mortuary shop filled with delightfully morbid tongue-in-cheek items. A one stop shop for the dark at heart, who get a kick out of death! Under the “Dressing & Caskets” category you will…

inspiration : Antiseptic Fashion – elegant kink

Visual, creative, style, fashion : inspiration. fashion designer : Antiseptic Fashion photographer : Zach Rose makeup/hair : Jessica Jean model : Nicole Vescio Zach Rose : Antiseptic Fashion, the brainchild of Los Angeles DIY designer Billy Vahan combines love for the fetish (leaving little to…

the runway at FAT : Futurstate

The runway shows at FAT, Toronto’s alternative fashion week. Futurstate Toronto designer of “dark futuristic clubwear and streetwear”, Futurstate showed their latest collection at FAT this spring.  The collection proves that Futurstate is continuing down the path of sophisticated, structured cyber and military inspired designs…

designer spotlight : Tess Hinterbichler

photography & interview : Luke Copping dress : Tess Hinterbichler model : Nicole Maile makeup : Rachel Mazzie hair : Jessica Jean In Buffalo’s Recent Runway 3.0 event there was a standout designer amongst the students involved. Tess Hinterbichler put together a chameleonic and mutable…

item of the week : love’s devastation floral cape by heavy red

Heavy Red’s Love’s Devastation Floral Cape image source heavyred.com I’m not normally a cape girl, in fact I am prone to turning up my nose at the idea of even contemplating admiring a cape at all! Heavy Red’s Love’s Devastation Floral Cape has made my…

Runway 3.0

Highlights from Runway 3.0, a Buffalo, NY based celebration of student fashion, local designers, and style. This year’s iteration of Runway 3.0 was an amazing achievement for all involved, most notably show coordinator Erin Habes. A wonderful collection of eclectic fashions from the student designers…

item of the week : gas mask heart compact by retro-a-go-go

Retro-a-go-g0’s Gas Mask Heart Compact image source retroagogo.com Every gal needs to check her face while she’s out at the bar, but since it’s an age old fopaux to put makeup on in public, this adorable Gas Mask Heart Compact by Retro-a-go-go contains a mirror…

the runway at FAT : Pippa

The runway shows at FAT, Toronto’s alternative fashion week. Pippa Latex, I get excited anytime I see it used in ways one would not expect.  Pippa’s collection at FAT consisted of country club sports inspired latex outfits in a range of pastels.  I have always…

the runway at FAT : Wrath by Asphyxia

The runway shows at FAT, Toronto’s alternative fashion week. Wrath by Asphyxia Asphyxia is the fashion creations of designer Alexandra De Francesco of Toronto. It does not appear to be a fully developed brand but more a fashion collection by an artist.  I would guess…

the runway at FAT : Fashion Whore

The runway shows at FAT, Toronto’s alternative fashion week. Fashion Whore The collection Fashion Whore showed at FAT this year was a surprising departure, the entire collection was pvc instead of the cotton print fabrics normally used.  Fashion Whore is known for fun and playful dresses…

the runway at FAT : One Of Us Swimwear

The runway shows at FAT, Toronto’s alternative fashion week. One Of Us Swimwear I had not heard of One Of Us Swimwear until I was looking into all the designers showing at FAT. As soon as I saw their designs on their website, I was…

the runway at FAT : Artifice

The runway shows at FAT, Toronto’s alternative fashion week. Artifice The tone for Artifice’s collection was set with music that was a refreshing change from the typical music one would expect to hear at a runway fashion show, no beat just crescendoing waves and eerie…

fashion editorial : scavenger

utility and protection : garments for the future featuring fashion by Crisiswear, Jessica Darwin, Buddhaful, and more photographer : Jennifer Link fashion stylist : Meagan Hendrickson makeup artist : Christina Rufino hair stylist : Jessica Jean model : Tina Timebalm view the full editorial in…

the runway at FAT : Starkers

Toronto’s alternative fashion week, FAT is a unique series of runway shows of the recent collections of alternative designers mostly from the Toronto area.  Some of the designers featuring being alternative in that they are within the goth/industrial/fetish/whathaveyou scene and others being alternative in that…

fashion editorial : sugar pops

Sweet accessories for girls who like to rev up the color! featuring fashion by Cherry Riot Accessories, Fashion Whore, Iron Fist, and more photographer : Stephanie Bell fashion stylist : Pretty Deadly Stylz makeup artist : Wendy Rorong hair stylists : Anna Crooke and Matthew…

item of the week : bat barrette by sourpuss clothing

Sourpuss Clothing’s Bat Barrette image source sourpussclothing.com One of my personal mottos is, “Everyday is Halloween”, quoted from the industrial godfathers Ministry.  So wearing adornments such as bats, spiders, and the general spooky accessory is a year round occasion.  I have purchased several Bat Barrettes…

inspiration : arden leigh in all saints – sunday elegance

fashion designer : All Saints photographer : Steve Prue model : Arden Leigh hair and makeup : Arden Leigh All Saints is the embodiment of accessible everyday fashions for women and men of all genres. With a mixture of simple well-designed tops, classic jeans, and flowing daytime…

item of the week : hi choice vanny heel by fluevog

Fluevog’s Hi Choice Vanny Heel image source fluevog.com It’s hard to believe that John Fluevog is celebrating his 40th anniversary! In celebration, he is re-issuing his favorite shoe style’s from each decade. The Hi Choice Vanny heel was a favorite in early 2000s and is…

style profile : morgen love

tomorrowland jacket w/draped collar, lambskin & recycled leather, $1,245, by custom order ruffle skirt, rayon jersey w/recycled vintage lace slip, $210, by custom order tribal fusion pendant necklace, $95, by custom order What is your background in fashion and accessory design? When I was about…

item of the week : nikola’s waistcoat of finery by fanplusfriend

image source clockworkcouture.com A men’s vest, to me, is as nice and versatile as a women’s corset, decorative and functional, and both have cinching powers! The Nikola’s Waistcoat of Finery by fanplusfriend is a nice example of a structured piece that can be styled in…

behind the scenes : april/may issue cover shoot

Emerging Photo Shoot | Sugar Pops for Auxiliary from Stephanie Bell on Vimeo. Stephanie Bell of Emerging Design & Photography from Hamilton, Ontario, shot this issue’s cover of Auxiliary Magazine.  A story all about candy colored accessories, amazing hair and makeup styling, and top notch photography.…

item of the week : metropolis shrug by cryoflesh

Cryoflesh’s Metropolis Shrug image source cryoflesh.com Futuristic fashion is something that has creeped more and more into the goth scene, thus evolving into the fashion term “cybergoth”.  The Metropolis Shrug by Cryoflesh is not the normal type of clothing that would catch my eye yet this piece really…

item of the week : pink zombie unicorn dress by hell bunny

Hell Bunny’s Pink Zombie Unicorn Dress image source toofastonline.com On my (what seems to be) weekly search for summer dresses, I often stop off to drool at what www.toofastonline.com has to offer in its vast array of cute clothing. I giggled when I saw the…

inspiration : apnea – balletto chic

Visual, creative, style, fashion : inspiration. fashion designer : Samantha Plasencia photographer : Cynthia Davila makeup artist : Megan Martinez hair stylist : Robyn Mayer model : Apnea Meagan Hendrickson : The fabulous Apnea recently did a gorgeous ballerina-esque set with Samantha Plasencia designs. The…

item of the week : howdy sailor shirt by living dead souls

Living Dead Souls’ Howdy Sailor Shirt image source catslikeus.com I recently bought myself a new pair of cowboy boots and I never want to take them off, thus kicking off my western wear search! Even if you’re not into line dancing or dosey doeing at…