I finally got my ruffle shirt in the mail today! I am extremely happy with it.
I want to publicly congratulate my dearest friend Yue who just got elected Kawaii Ambassador from Argentina!! I can’t tell you how happy i am! i love her so much and i can’t think of anyone better for the job.
Long Live Lolita!
"black forest mori: if a mori girl is a sheep, the black forest girl is the wolf…."
she’s the witch in the woods, a vision in gossamer that dances in and out of the shadows. Dark Mori has but elements of dark fairy tales, of forgotten things where women were priestess
jewelry is handmade under my upcoming shop moon dust. As much as I like the aesthetic of copper is so striking and sharp against black.
Submitted by fairytalebreakdown
While white is now de rigueur for bridal attire, the fashion for white wedding gowns originated only in the late 19th century and was not commonplace until the 20th century. This dress is a good example of the more practical 19th century practice of brides wearing colored gowns for weddings. The wedding dresses could then be worn again for other receptions and social events. A well-made and finely-detailed example of the period, this dress would have been described as a “cuirass” or “cuirass style” at the time it was made, a term that refers to the form-fitted bodice. A steel-boned corset helped to achieve the ideal figure for the cuirass style in the 1870s and 1880s.
So I ventured into a highstreet shop the other day to see what I could find (not very much). However I did find this black skirt which, when worn with a simple vest top, isn’t exactly my style (although it does make for a nice, quick outfit if I need to pop out somewhere or I don’t feel the need to make an effort with my outfit).
The hope was that I could make it work, which I think I’ve managed. Even though these pictures aren’t great, it looks lovely with my black netted petticoat underneath, and I think it looks quite cute with this particular dress shirt.
All-in-all I’m very pleased with my new buy. Maybe when I have a bit more time, I’ll have more of a look around some highstreet shops to see what I can find. I like a challenge when it comes to making basic pieces into Gothic wonders :)
Kate Moss for Vogue Paris, September 2012
By Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot
Submitted by filthyvictorianmademoiselle :
Model & Styling: Mademoiselle Karma http://facebook.com/mademoisellekarmamodel
Photographer: Knochensaege - Photodesign http://knochensaege-photodesign.weebly.com/
Submitted by serotonin000:
We must suffer to realize, we must despair again and again
No longer our knees we shall bend, no longer fold our frozen hands
We long for the darkness, our flames still burn for mother night…
Behold us now, as we cry, soon to die… to rise again
Copyright/Model: Melinoe Photography: PR Zone Corset: Burleska UK Location: Black Elysian Fields