Saturday, January 28, 2012

Rodarte's Guide to Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Rookie Mag had a real treat this week.  They posted an article from the edgy, occasionally goth-inspired designers of Rodarte.  It turns out, in addition to loving "Living Dead Dolls" Kate and Laura Mulleavy loved the vampire fighting show as much as I did.

Their article in Rookie Mag lists their favorite moments of the show (I agreed with every one of them).  From the heartbreak of the Angel/Buffy love story to the devastation of her mother's death.  The sheer terror of episode "Hush" and the finale image of Sunnydale's Hellmouth.  

To read their picks in detail, click through here...
Photo courtesy of WB/CW

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Radha Dumra - Surreal Anti-Trend Designer





The color black takes center stage to make monochrome a dramatic effect in Radha Dumra's debut collection.  The London-based designer uses a mix of leather, lace and mesh to create striking pieces inspired by surrealist ideas and rebelling against common trends.  

Ms. Dumra is a graduate of the London College of Fashion and honed her skills working at avant-garde couturiers like Michiko Koshino. 

What dark looks will you be sporting this season?  
Photos by Dorota Mulczynska



Saturday, January 7, 2012

Happy 100th Birthday Charles Addams!



Have you checked out Google today?  The title graphic is honor of Addams Family creator Charles Addams.  It would have been his 100th birthday today.

Charles Addams first introduced the dark quirky family in cartoons of The New Yorker magazine.  It soon led to a beloved television show and movie franchise (one of my all-time favorites).  It recently was a Broadway musical starring Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth that I quite enjoyed as well.

One of his first jobs was for True Detective magazine as a photo retoucher of corpse photos.  A house on Elm Street where he grew up was the inspiration for the Addams Family Mansion.  He married three times.  His third wedding took place in a pet cemetery, and the couple named their home "The Swamp".  

Want to celebrate?  Peruse some of Charles Addam's best books:

         

The tv show, movies or musical:

     
images from the Tee & Charles Addams Foundation

Persy Collection Fall 2012


 



Sleek, chic and elegantly Goth, Yaniv Persy unveiled his collection inspired by an Oscar Wilde fairy tale. The palette is very simple, black and grey.  However, the designer uses a mix of silk chiffon, mesh, taffeta and leather to achieve a curvy, dramatic shape to the looks.  There is macrame and mesh to evoke the nets in the Wilde tale of "The Fisherman and his Soul".

I love hourglass silhouettes in fashion, and I am betting everyone who reads this blog is also partial to the dark palette.  Silk and leather are my favorite materials, they just feel sexy.  Persy is based in the UK, and the designer has some serious credentials... He counts designers John Galliano and Roberto Cavalli among his former employers.

What fashions are you wearing for the new year?

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