Thursday, March 31, 2016

Steampunk Fashion On Screen

Yes, this is a job. Specifically a job I had this year. I was required to dress in a Steampunk fashion outfit for a television show. I moonlight as a background actor once in awhile. I also like to collect Steampunk and Gothic fashion for my own geekiness. I justified all of it (leaving my accountant shaking his head) when I was required to bring it on set for a scene on a comedy show. 

While I can't say the name of the show until it airs, the scene was a cool, hipster party of people dressed up in vintage and Steampunk, drinking absinthe cocktails, filmed in a stunning mansion in Park Slope Brooklyn. 

The show Castle on ABC with Nathan Fillion was one of the first mainstream television programs to feature Steampunk prominently. Major networks have continuously sought out material and opportunities to showcase this movement. Can you blame them? The beauty of the craftmanship, the aesthetic, the romanticism, the design, it is all a visual feast. 

Stay tuned for when I announce when the show is released!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Marc Jacobs Brings Goth Back to NYFW

After years of Bohemian hipster girls, Marc Jacobs dove back into the 1990's to dig up grungy Goth for his fall 2016. There was a mix of crushed velvet, dark prints, lace, lace collars and crochet. All the fabrics I lived in back in the decade while I was still in fashion school. Black, grey, purple, oxblood, that was my color palette too. 

The super smoky eyes on this runway I attempted but was never able to master. I did love the dark vampy lipstick though. I'm so glad it's back. The epically high platform heeled boots were much more intense than my favorite "witchy" boots from Parsons School of Design. 

This is one of my favorite collections from Marc Jacobs ever. While the styling may be theatrical, the individual clothing items are beautiful in their own right. They are perfectly suited to those not inclined to the dark side.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Wounderland: Mothmeister's Cosplay + Taxidermy Chic

This awesomely creepy and beautiful series of photographers was created by Mothmeister a Belgian couple who are artists. They have a passion for taxidermy and combined it with the dramatic headpieces of Candice Angelini and dolls of artist Annie Montgomerie.

This series was inspired by fairy tales and nightmares. The idea first sparked as a response to selfie culture and the mass media's notion of beauty. The masks have a grotesque quality, but the taxidermy animals, costume and photography are beautifully show in the style of Victorian times.

You can check out Mothmeister's Instagram which is like the social media equivalent to a cabinet of curiosities or the Mothmeister blog.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Alexander McQueen and Nick Knight Film

This is a combination of two of my favorite creative brands. Photographer Nick Knight and his sexy, surreal imagery and the gorgeous fashion fantasy of Alexander McQueen. It features footage shot by Knight for a tribute film and the was spurred on by the inspiration of the Savage Beauty exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London:

Monday, July 6, 2015

Netflix Did NOT Tease A Series of Unfortunate Events:

So sorry to have been absent kiddies. I was wrapped up in a series of my own events. One little video perked up my July 4th weekend here in the United States. It was recently announced that video streaming site Netflix was to produce a series based on Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. 

Then the teaser trailer by "Eleanora Poe" hit the internet. It struck the perfectly creepy, tongue-in-cheek atmosphere you would hope for from the series. Fans of the books will recognize everything from Lachrymose leeches, spiders, evil eye motif and an Uncle Olaf silhouette. Unfortunately, (ha) it was not produced by Netflix or Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snickett).  Who cares? It looked great. Take a peek:


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