Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Closing Our Doors

Hello and apologies for the hiatus! 

With this post I wish to thank you, my readers, for sticking with me these past years. I have now decided to close this blog mainly for two reasons: 1) I kept running into the same stuff over and over again, which lead to me repeating myself to the point where I felt there were no real words left and I might as well just post a picture without commenting; 2) my interests have shifted elsewhere, although I am still very much interested in alternative fashion.

I'm not deleting anything, at least not for the time being, so feel free to skim through old posts if you wish.

Thank you for all your questions and comments! It's been a nice trip, and I salute you all.


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Emo: 'White Scandal Skinny Jeans' at 3rdand56thstreetclothing

White trousers are, quite frankly, merciless, and even more so with any pattern or appliqué on them. Here, however, they have managed to position the newspaper print in a way that is actually very rare despite of its simplicity, and also doesn't distort the legs' proportions all that much.

I heartily recommend you choose a pair of light-coloured shoes to go with white trousers, these ones being no exception. With black shoes, it's a matchstick. Found here.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Fail: 'Nymph' Top at Cruella

Fashion-wise, I've seen worse and I get where this top is going, what with the über-romantic pink lace and the edgier riveted strips on the sides there; it just so happens that right this way it doesn't quite work. But what really urged me to post about this moderate fail is the serious fail of photoshopping action on the picture. Just look at it. When I saw the thumbnail I thought they were using an amateurish 3D-rendering. Instead, they've turned the model into plastic, and the background's been erased and replaced, and gods know what else. Not good. Really not. 

Found here. The site's looking really good now, btw, and they've got a lot of good items, too.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Actual History: '1880s Victorian Ladies Black Spanish Lace shawl' at Bustledress

An actual piece of history, this. This shawl I can see as part of very different ensembles, due to its strength as a stand-alone piece. Lace is tricky, and most any lace shawls are indistinguishable from lace curtains, but here I think this is not the case, since while the shawl's very free in shape, the cut of the hem is clear and intentional, and the upper part sits on the shoulders unlike a curtain would. 

Long, billowy garments accompany this piece the best, be it dresses or trousers. Found here.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Neo-Victorian: 'Victorian Walking Shoe' at Clockwork Couture

Beautiful, elegant, and strong. The mixed materials work, and I definitely fancy the stitch-like detail on the side, there. The laces could somehow be more, hmm, interesting, perhaps, although I cannot think of a convenient way to make them such without losing that Victorian elegance. The heel is also modern-looking, not necessarily disturbingly so.

They also come in all brown. Found here.