Speak Up! : Eirik Aswang
First things first, tell us about yourself & what you do!
My names Eirik Aswang, that’s pronounced, “Eric Ahs-wahng”.
I was born in San Francisco in 1942- died 2005, reborn 2007.
I’m a painter, sculptor, and fashion/costume accessory designer.
What makes you Haute Macabre?
I’m guessing cause of the dark feelings emulated from the look of my gear for one and each piece is basically a “few-of-a-kind”, I work on each piece one at a time all by hand and I give each piece of my work special attention.
I never know how to answer why I fall under some sort of label; I am the title that the people give me.
Were you a potential serial killer as a child that instead evolved into a mad genius?
I think so; I did some fucked up stuff as a kid.
If it wasn’t for my love of beauty, the arts, and life, I would probably be another Charlie Manson or Ed Gein.:P
How would you describe your personal style?
Well, nowadays since I’m always in work mode, I’m kind of drab; I’m still on the dark side though, but nothing fancy shmancy. Pinstripe black pants, a decent shirt and what ever headwear, that’s my usual.
What would you wear for a moon landing?
What moon are we referring to?
Leather or Lace?
Leather in the streets and lace in the sheets…we are talking about how I like my girlies right?
Do you ever notice footwear in your dreams?
No, I don’t remember my dreams often; but I do remember faces and lights. I OBE and have sleep paralysis every so often; I remember those vividly.
What style advice to you have to share?
Wearing a song in your hearts is the best accessory; it makes anything you wear look better.