Wednesday, October 29, 2008
A good lover brings his mate some exquisite bonbons to show his affection. For the Courtesan, a gentleman of taste would do very well with this collection of hand-crafted chocolate skulls from Valerie Confections. Each chocolate is filled with a different sensuous flavor, such as sexy scorched caramel, extra-spicy chili or brandied tart cherry. This set arrives in a beautiful satin box and ribbon. A good place to hide mysterious love letters after the treats are gone.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Steampunk, Goth's more industrial, lighter cousin has drawn inspiration from sources like Jules Verne, fashion designers like Jean Paul Gaultier (think the costumes from "The City of Lost Children"), Amelia Earhart, etc. The NY Times ran a great article on the fast-growing movement recently.
This Saturday, the fantastic Brooklyn Indie market is having a fashion show and selling the wares of the best independent designers. "Victorian refreshments" are promised, as well as themed music and tarot card readings. Admission is free!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
How can you stay away from an exibit called the "13th Hour" from a gallery named "Last Rites?"
This deliciously dark art series features artists like H.R. Giger, Michael Hussar, Kris Kuksi, John John Jesse, Chet Zar, Inky Dreadfuls, Anthony Pontius, Lithium Picnic, Carrie Anne Baade, Molly Crabapple and more. This show sets the perfect mood for All Hallows Eve, running from October 18th to November 23rd.
511 W33rd Street in New York City.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
The Courtesan has cultivated a stable of talented artists and designers. In honor of enlightened Earth-friendly practices and Halloween glamour, one of the graphic designers has created this tote for this season. The bag is a 100% unbleached cotton, eco-friendly item. The graphic is an elegant chandelier of bats, 'blood' crystals and insects. Tres chic for All Hallows Eve or any other stylish occasion.
Friday, October 3, 2008
Forget the cheap, mass market costumes of your local discount store. Play dress-up with some sophisticated, wearable art. California artist Tom Banwell creates stunning handcrafted leather masks on his Etsy shop. There are beautiful leather filagree patterns, hand-painted butterfly and insects, intimidating steampunk masks, you name it. Each piece is one of a kind... and affordable! Get yours before other style-savvy ghouls get in your way...