Fashion

new york fashion week highlights : siki im

Siki Im‘s Fall/Winter 2010 collection at New York’s Fashion Week was not your typical menswear design. A mostly black and white collection was filled with; man skirts, kilts, and cropped sweaters, pushing against the normal views of masculinity. The collection read like a sleek business…

item of the week : black satin & organza neck corset by decadent designs

Decadent Design’s Black Satin & Organza Neck Corset image source decadentdesigns.ca Neck corsets are a serious weakness of mine, in fact most neck wear in general is something I encourage every woman (and man) to have a variety in their wardrobe. Accessories make my world…

new york fashion week highlights : andy & debb

Andy & Debb describe their design concepts as, romantic minimalism, and the Fall/Winter 2010 collection for New York’s Fashion Week embodied that label. The designer duo gives us elegant day-to-evening wear with highlights including; a copper tailored suit, a white collar Victorian-esque babydoll dress, a…

item of the week : leather garter belt by skingraft

Skingraft’s Leather Garter Belt image source store.corsetmaking.com Well, with all the talk around the Auxiliary Magazine office about Kinetik this year, I have begun to lust after lush novelties that my closet does not need.  With that being said, I do fully recommend you treating…

item of the week : sado workshirt

Folter Clothing’s Sado Workshirt image source folterclothing.com There are a lot of cheesy workshirts out there for guys with patches that have on them “666”, “Evil”, or some random guy’s name.  Check out this Sado Workshirt by Folter Clothing and get a thumbs up in…

fashion editorial : modus operandi

featuring fashions by Stop Staring!, Unique Vintage, T.U.K. Inc., and more photographer : Jennifer Link fashion stylist : Meagan Hendrickson makeup artist : Leane Christine hair stylist : Erin Moser models : Katie Buitendyk and Guy William Gane III assistant : Zach Rose view the…

new york fashion week highlights : anna sui

Anna Sui Fall/Winter 2010 Layers upon layers of different laces, furs, knits, patterns, and textures was the theme of Anna Sui’s Fall/Winter collection at New York Fashion Week.  The collection read as if a 1960s mod met a sherpa and they both were influenced by…

new york fashion week highlights : tony cohen

Tony Cohen Fall/Winter 2010 Just like the New York chill in February, the set design echoed this theme with a carpeted  runway of black fallen leaves for Tony Cohen’s Fall/Winter 2010 collection. Born and bred in Netherlands, Amsterdam, Tony Cohen first designed clothes in Italy…

item of the week : cyber baby-doll dress

Artifice Clothing’s Cyber Baby-doll Dress image source artificeclothing.com With Valentine’s Day behind us, as you finish the last piece chocolate, don’t fret that it’s all over! Extend the decadent holiday; buy yourself something shiny and cute! I absolutely love baby doll style dresses and the…

fashion editorial : gaslight romance

featuring fashions by Morph, ClockworkZero, Epoque Clothing, Monster Muffin, and more photographer : Der Wei fashion stylist : Pretty Deadly Stylz makeup artists : Emily Rosa and Genavieve White hair stylist : Nicholas Wong models : Bella Freer and Annie Kookie view the full editorial…

new york fashion week highlights : cheng-huai chuang

Cheng-Huai Chuang 2010 Fall & Winter Collection This recent Parsons School of Fashion Design graduate and exclusive designer for Drag Diva Sherry Vine showed his debut collection for Fall/Winter at New York Fashion Week. As a flamenco dancer performed before the show, the inspiration of…

item of the week : lolita creepers

T.U.K.’s Lolita Creepers image source tukshoes.com I giggled like a school girl when T.U.K. started making creepers for us girlie types! I’ve always been a huge fan of creepers and have love for the mondo soles, but I’ve always to shop men’s shoes for them.…

jessica darwin designs

The LA based fashion designer Jessica Darwin first caught my attention on the networking site, Model Mayhem, a few years ago and I have been a fan ever since.  Her attention to tailored lines, cut, and draping fabrics make her collections interesting and receive my…

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…