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Future Forward photoset by Digital Darkroom

Visual, creative, style, and fashion inspiration. This Inspiration features the Future Forward photoset by Steven Anthony Roe and Tiffany Trezzo aka Digital Darkroom.

A Death in Dreams photoset by Digital Darkroom

Visual, creative, style, and fashion inspiration. This Inspiration features A Death in Dreams photoset by Steven Anthony Roe and Tiffany Trezzo aka Digital Darkroom.

Flowers in the Desert fashion editorial featuring La Carmina

A vivid fashion editorial featuring La Carmina photographed by Joey Wong in Joshua Tree National Park, California.

The Oak Tweed Hooded Scarf by Celtic Fusion Design is our Must featured item for Winter

Auxiliary Online Content from the Must feature in the Winter 2019 Issue. Here is an expanded look at the keeping warm for winter item from our featured designer Celtic Fusion Design.

Into the Daydream: The Lush Atmospheric World of Fatamorgana

The music of Fatamorgana is a synth-infused daydream. As seen in the Emerging feature of our Summer 2020 Issue, here is an introduction to the artist and their music.

HaLO 2020 album cover

HaLO 2020 Compilation Showcases Fresh Talent

We interviewed Matt Fanale aka Caustic about the HaLo 2020 compilation, the goals of its release, and the impact of Bandcamp Fridays.

Exploring the Dark Landscape of Fotocrime

Fotocrime offers deceptively simple songs that feel equally danceable and melancholic through the emotive vocals, gritty bass lines, and the use of synth in a minimal sense. As seen in the Emerging feature of our Summer 2020 Issue, here is an introduction to the artist and their music.

Blu Anxxiety Pushes Forward with Confrontational Synthpunk

Blu Anxxiety, “wanted to make a band with a new type of sound that had influences of goth/industrial, hip hop, and freestyle, but with a political message centered around police and prison abolition, indigenous resistance, and dismantling white supremacy.
” As seen in the Emerging feature of our Summer 2020 Issue, here is an introduction to the artist and their music.

Sarah and Fernanda’s opulent alternative wedding

In our Spring 2020 Issue we interviewed the force behind Rock N Roll Bride, Kat Williams! She helped pick some amazing real alternative weddings to share with our readers in the issue. Here’s a more in depth view of Sarah and Fernanda’s opulent alternative wedding photographed by Dale Weeks Photography.

Kat Williams of Rock N Roll Bride on Weddings and the Pandemic

We caught up with Kat Williams the woman behind Rock N Roll Bride to talk about her book on planning an alternative wedding, the magazine, the website, her new podcast The Confidence Club, and building a niche focused business. We ended up talking about wedding postponements, overcoming challenges, balancing positivity with the darker things in life, the power of an online community, and the best mindset one can have during a pandemic.

Karen and Steven’s real Melville Castle til death alternative wedding

In our Spring 2020 Issue we interviewed the force behind Rock N Roll Bride, Kat Williams! She helped pick some amazing real alternative weddings to share with our readers in the issue. Here’s a more in depth view of Karen and Steven’s Melville Castle til death alternative wedding photographed by Devlin Photos.

A Contributor Spotlight on photographer Saryn Christina

Get to know our contributors better with our Contributor Spotlights, this time we are focusing on photographer Saryn Christina.

Auxiliary Magazine Behind the Scenes of our Fall 2017 Beauty Photoshoot

Behind the Scenes of our Fall 2017 Beauty Picks and Runway to Vanity Photoshoot

Take a look behind the scenes of our Fall 2017 Issue beauty photoshoot with Beauty Editor Elizabeth Rhodes, photographer Saryn Christina, and makeup artist Akiko Yamakawa.

The Auxiliary Awards Best Makeup Artist of 2016 Makeup Vamp

Makeup Vamp winner of Best Makeup Artist of 2016

Makeup Vamp won our Best Makeup Artist of 2016 award and we talked with her about the past, 2016, and the future.

Behind the scenes of our Spring 2017 Beauty Picks photoshoot featuring Makeup Geek

Behind the Scenes of our Spring 2017 Beauty Picks photoshoot

Peek behind the scenes of our Spring 2017 Beauty Picks photoshoot to see how our featured products were used to create fresh spring looks.

Vote for the Best in Alternative Beauty of 2016

Vote for the Best in Beauty of 2016

Cast your vote for the best alternative, subculture, unique, or independent Makeup Artist, Hair Stylist, and Beauty Product of 2016!

dark fantasy books list Huntress L. J. Smith

10 Dark Fantasy Books to curl up with until Spring

Curl up with one of these dark fantasy books and patiently waiting for spring. Now is the perfect time for a good read, be it a well-known story or a jewel yet to be discovered. Enjoy one of the two or both with this list of reading choices to get you through the season.

Quackery A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything by Lydia Kang and Nate Pedersen

Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything

If you’re interested in mysteries, medical investigations, and murder cases Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything by Lydia Kang and Nate Pedersen is a non-fiction read you’ll find equally horrifying and enjoyable.

The Auxiliary Awards Best Artist of 2016 Zoetica Ebb

Zoetica Ebb winner of Best Artist of 2016

Zoetica Ebb won the Auxiliary Award for Best Artist of 2016 and we talked with her about the past, 2016, and the future.

Split directed by M. Night Shyamalan is a Social Film disguised as a Dark Fantasy Horror

M. Night Shyamalan’s latest film Split looks at dark social issues using antiheroes and dark fantasy horror and you can catch it now on DVD.

Auxiliary Magazine Summer 2020 Issue

The Summer 2020 Issue

The Summer 2020 Issue of Auxiliary, a magazine dedicated to alternative fashion, music, and lifestyle, features Zoetica Ebb on a self-photographed cover, Brian Perera of Cleopatra Records, Liisa Ladouceur, Molchat Doma, Empathy Test, Christiane Shillito aka Ulorin Vex, Juha Arvid Helminen, Jenn St-Onge, Vandalist, fashion and beauty editorials, reviews, and more.

2020 Friends and Family Sale

We want to give our longtime followers, friends, and family discounted access to our current issue and the rest of the issues for this year!

Auxiliary Magazine Spring 2020 Issue

The Spring 2020 Issue

The Spring 2020 Issue of Auxiliary, a magazine dedicated to alternative fashion, music, and lifestyle, features Alissa Barrett photographed by Jennifer Link Photography on the cover, Kat Williams of Rock N Roll Bride, The Birthday Massacre, Blitz Vega, Necessary Evil, fashion and beauty editorials, reviews, and more.

Auxiliary Magazine Winter 2019 Issue

The Winter 2019 Issue

The Winter 2019 Issue of Auxiliary, a magazine dedicated to alternative fashion, music, and lifestyle, features Nina Kate of Jane Doe Latex on the cover, She Past Away, Azam Ali, Gaia and Sara Save the World, fashion and beauty editorials, reviews, and more.