Thursday, March 19, 2015

90s Goth Bangs

So while reading N. Finsternis's post on her favorite 90s fashion inspiration, I saw this picture of Lydia from Beetlejuice, and was thinking of 90s trends that didn't quite make it over to the current nugoth/90s rivival/soft grunge whatever. Namely, the super-duper gelled bangs:

Does anyone else remember doing this? I do.

Sorry...I couldn't find my photo album to share with you my glorious bangs. I was a huge fan of this. I mostly wore them like this Vampire: The Masquerade gangrel:
my god, v:tm is the most 90s thing ever

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Oh, swoon!

Just a quick post. Was just reading a fantasy book and one of the corset-wearing characters had a pack of smelling salts just in case she fainted from "lack of breath." Maybe I don't wear super tight corsets, but I've borrowed a few constricting ones. I breathed just fine. Seemed bogus. I checked out a few academic sites and read the various discussions there. Academics get bogged down in references and literary examples, though. For the record, I'm not shitting on academics (I used to work at an academic press), but sometimes you want to just ask a real human being. Not a Victorian person, but there are plenty of people who tightlace today. Wear corsets daily for long periods of time. Might be interesting to see what they've got to say on the matter. (Also what about those weightlifters who work out in manly weightlifting belts...come on, those are corsets?)

Thursday, March 5, 2015


left, real. right, knock-off

Few weeks back, FIT did an exhibit dedicated to counterfeits and knock-offs. While not visually their best exhibit, it was informative. I'm not disappointed... you see knock-offs every time you step into a fast-fashion store. Don't need to see it at a museum.
Anna Sui and Forever 21

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Site Stats: February

I think, for my own amusement, I'm going to post some monthly information on the Google search terms that led people to this pretty insignificant site. I think it kind of shows trends and what people are searching for.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

New York Style: Winter

I'm interested in what people around the world are wearing, so I'll post what the typical NYC person wears (in the winter, for now) with the hope that maybe you'll share what people wear in your city. All these pictures are from WWD street scene pictures.

NYC is the fashion capital of the USA, and all of our major brands are here. With stores like Century 21, Beacon's closet, and numerous sample sales, you could get runway clothing ($500-$1000+)for fast-fashion prices ($10-$100). Also, no-name designers who knock-off runway clothing also work in NYC, so our typical dollar store and ghetto fashion store will have some trendy stuff (I've got a post on knock-off fashion scheduled for next week) Bottom line is you could look great for not a lot of money.

The most NYC outfit ever. black-on-black, classic shapes, timeless pieces

Thursday, February 12, 2015

'20s Finger Waves

A while back I styled my hair in finger waves for a model train show at the New York Botanical Gardens (read was awesome). Gardens, cocktails, ice sculptures (you know an event is fancy when there's ice sculptures), and model trains--I felt like dressing up. I really hate my hair right now...growing it out blows. So I decided to do some very 20s-30s finger waves. 
worn with my vintage Arts & Crafts-style earrings (read about them in this post)