Fashion

fashion editorial : euphoria

Cross the lines… and find fashion bliss. featuring designs by Toxic Vision, Ego Assassin, House of Etiquette, Sui Generis, and more AUXILIARY ONLINE CONTENT [ additional images not seen in the October/November 2011 Issue ] photographer : Kim Akrigg creative director : Pretty Deadly Stylz…

item of the week : pray to me dress by Lip Service

Lip Service’s Pray To Me Dress image source lip-service.com From the Industrial Vice Division, Lip Service gives you the Pray To Me dress, in the “Looks That Kill” style group. Even though the Pray To Me dress is not being featured as a costume on…

item of the week : alice en déshabillé – noir alice in wonderland costume and corset by Heavy Red

Heavy Red’s Alice en déshabillé – Noir Alice In Wonderland Costume and Corset image source heavyred.com Heavy Red has been chasing the White Rabbit again with the Alice en déshabillé – Noir Alice In Wonderland Costume and Corset for Halloween 2011. Treat (or trick!) yourself…

fashion editorial : hide and seek

featuring fashions by Retroscope Fashions, Made By Anatomy, Once Vintage, and more photographer : Donnor fashion stylist : Molly Hoeltke hair stylist : Whitney Curry models : Melissa Murphy and Rachael Kandefer view the full editorial in the August/September 2011 Issue

designer spotlight : Heavy Red

Enshrouded in a sensual darkness, Heavy Red has always catered to those seeking something more from goth style. An icon and designer whose workmanship has entitled them to countless loyal fans and followers, Tyler Ondine Whitman and the crew at Heavy Red continue to redefine…

item of the week : black and white victorian swim outfit by Retroscope Fashions

Retroscope Fashions’ Black & White Victorian Swim Outfit image source retroscopefashions.com Halloween is right around the corner and it’s never too early to start planning your costume. The Black and White Victorian Outfit by Retroscope Fashions would be the perfect outfit for a Mrs. Lovett’s…

item of the week : coffin drop cameo earrings by Alchemy Gothic

Alchemy Gothic’s Coffin Drop Cameo Earrings image source thegemtree.com If you haven’t checked out Alchemy Gothic lately, and their 2011 collections, then you may have missed the lovely Coffin Drop Cameo Earrings.  They have really made me want to take a more in-depth look at…

item of the week : large black bangle watch by Betsey Johnson

Betsey Johnson’s Large Black Bangle Watch image source betseyjohnson.com Betsey Johnson has a plethora of new watch styles on www.betseyjohnson.com, and the Large Black Bangle Watch caught my fancy. The bangle style watch is made of black resin, has a hinge closure, is water resistance,…

Iron Fist fall/winter 2011 collection preview

Here is a little sneak peek at Iron Fist’s fall/winter 2011 collection, due to drop later this month, through a behind the scenes video of their latest photoshoot for the collection.  I am excited to see winter coats in this collection!  The highly Edward-esque male…

collection : gothic preacher’s wife

It’s an Indian summer, half way to autumn but still warm and hazy. Gothic cypress and weeping willows, scarecrows, and desolate Southern towns create the mood. Lanvin’s 2011 fall collection provides the inspiration, Nick Cave provides the soundtrack. clockwise from upper left Caged Crow String…

inspiration : Veronica LaVery – pale goddess

photographer : Charlie Bones Inc fashion stylist : Onna Suhovy model : Veronica LaVery makeup artist : Quorine Harwood hair stylist : Quorine Harwood jewelry : Susan Jane Jewelry Meagan Hendrickson : Embrace your femininity with long flowing dresses in chiffon, satin, and pale colors.…

exhibition review : Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

McQueen at The Met : The Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition, a retrospective on the late fashion designer, ran from May 4–August 7, 2011 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. When prompted to impart a final message on his…

item of the week : Ron English murphy guys tee by Retro-A-Go-Go!

Retro-A-Go-Go’s Ron English Murphy Guys Tee image source retroagogo.com The artist Ron English takes an interesting gas masked modern take on a famous childhood character with the Ron English Murphy Guys Tee by Retro-A-Go-Go! Ron English is one of the newest artist to join the…

fashion editorial : tartan

featuring designs by Pinar Eris AUXILIARY ONLINE CONTENT [ additional images not seen in the August/September 2011 Issue ] photographer : Saryn Christina makeup artist : Sarah Anstead hair stylist : Jeanna Kier model : Sarah Hilker view the full editorial in the August/September 2011 Issue

item of the week : gaze-cap by Futurstate

Futurstate’s Gaze-Cap image source furturstate.com Futurstate has released a whole slew of new pieces including the amazing Garrison styled Gaze-Cap. This military inspired hat is a perfect accessory for the male or female fashionista who wants to add a militant touch to an outfit.  Check…

designer spotlight : Gore Couture

We all have a penchant for the dark, the macabre, and the taboo. Nottingham UK’s Krissy Gore of Gore Couture makes this otherwise “secret” fascination a part of her everyday. In a word: sick, but we love it that way. It is the one-of-a-kind artistry…

fashion editorial : conservatory

Vintage fashions reclaimed. photographer : Erica Eichelkraut fashion stylist : Molly Hoeltke makeup artist : Jodie McGuire hair stylist : Jodie McGuire models : Hayley Carrow and Cat Hedlund assistant : Chris Henneberger fashion stylist assistant : Claire Geist location : Buffalo and Erie County…

item of the week : ladies black blindfold tank by A is for Arsenic

A is for Arsenic’s Ladies Black Blindfold Tank image source aisforarsenic.com The current June/July Issue features an interview with the multi-talented Amelia Arsenic, best known as a member of Angelspit and for her blog DestroyX.com.  She has just released her new line of hand screened shirts and prints…

item of the week : frances black lace victorian blouse by Somnia Romantica

Somnia Romantica’s Frances Black Lace Victorian Blouse image source somniaromantica.etsy.com Marjolein Turin is a Netherlands based designer and the seamstress behind her brand, Somnia Romantica. The Frances Black Lace Victorian Blouse is a handmade garment based on a 1867  Victorian pattern, which Marjolein used as…

inspiration : Zui – bold socialite

Visual, creative, style, fashion : inspiration. photographer : Liz Besanson makeup artist, hair stylist, and fashion stylist : Liz Besanson model : Zui aka Lauren Watts Jennifer Link : Summer is the perfect time for bold, bright, primary colors, don’t be afraid of them, use…

item of the week : ava swimsuit by Lucy B Lingerie

Lucy B Lingerie’s Ava Swimsuit image source lucyb.com Lucy B Vintage Inspired Lingerie has taken my love for vintage lace and 1950s styled swimsuits and has meshed them together in the Ava Swimsuit. The glorious swimsuit has removable straps, supportive boning, and a padded sweetheart…

item of the week : Rob Zombie limited sk8 hi sneakers by Vans

Vans’ Rob Zombie Limited Sk8 HI Sneakers in Black image source punk.com Soooooo, what do you get when you pair up Rob Zombie and Vans? You get a limited edition Sk8 Vans shoe with original artwork by Rob Zombie! The high top sneaker is staying…

the runway at FAT 2011 : Imagozine

The runway shows at FAT, Toronto’s alternative fashion week. Imagozine The Imagozine show that closed out FAT on the fourth and last day was half performance art piece and half fashion extravaganza!

the runway at FAT 2011 : Fashion Whore

The runway shows at FAT, Toronto’s alternative fashion week. Fashion Whore Fashion Whore showed on the fourth day of FAT, and in similar fashion to previous years it seemed to focus more on the presentation, statement, and styling than the designs themselves.  Last year it was…

the runway at FAT 2011 : Starkers by Dianna DiNoble

The runway shows at FAT, Toronto’s alternative fashion week. Starkers by Dianna DiNoble The theatrics, performance, and drama of previous collections shown at FAT were missing from the Starkers by Dianna DiNoble show on the fourth day of FAT 2011.  In its place were amazing corsets…

item of the week : summer edition bordeaux over bust corset by Versatile Corsets

Versatile Corsets’ Summer Edition Bordeaux Over Bust Corset image source versatilecorsets.com How darling is this corset? The Summer Edition Bordeaux Over Bust Corset by Versatile Corsets is available in your choice of two different cherry print fabrics, yellow and pink cherries or mint green and…

the runway at FAT 2011 : Toxic Vision

The runway shows at FAT, Toronto’s alternative fashion week. Toxic Vision Toxic Vision’s runway show on the fourth day of FAT blew me away.  The overall feel and effect of the show paired with the understanding that you were watching one of the most unique…

fashion editorial : daydream notebook

featuring designs by Futurstate, Kali Clothing, Monster Muffin, Pause Designs, and more AUXILIARY ONLINE CONTENT [ additional images not seen in the June/July 2011 Issue ] photographer : Chris of CarteBlanche art director : PrettyDeadlyStylz fashion stylist : PrettyDeadlyStylz makeup artist : Wanda MacRae hair…

House of Etiquette at FAT 2011

House of Etiquette’s, a new Canadian latex design company founded in 2009, runway show at FAT 2011.

fashion editorial : get lost

featuring designs from Iron Fist, Cats Like Us, ModCloth, and more AUXILIARY ONLINE CONTENT [ additional images not seen in the June/July 2011 Issue ] photographer : Zach Rose fashion stylist : Jennifer Link makeup artist : Andrea Claire Losecco hair stylist : Bryan Gunsell…

item of the week : beatrice leopard pillbox hat by Hey Sailor!

Hey Sailor!’s Beatrice Leopard Pillbox Hat image source heysailor.etsy.com In this modern age there are amazing hat designers like Kat Toronto of Hey Sailor!, who channel the golden age of Hollywood.  The Beatrice Leopard Pillbox Hat is a personal favorite as it’s smaller than a…

the runway at FAT 2011 : Dystropolis

The runway shows at FAT, Toronto’s alternative fashion week. Dystropolis Wendy Ng showed a new Dystropolis collection on the third day of FAT.  Having just started Dystropolis in 2009, it is still developing, as this year’s FAT collection was much more refined and polished than the…

item of the week : perpetual distraction bathing suit by Heavy Red

Heavy Red’s Perpetual Distraction Bathing Suit image source heavyred.com Most dark clad mavens recoil from the sun in horror, but there are times that you do need to set aside your gothic sensibilities and enjoy a dip in the pool. Slather on the SPF 100 sunscreen,…