Night Time Routines & Rituals For Sleep Seekers And Dream Gazers

If I were to wait for someone to ask, “oh, Sarah, won’t you divulge your bedtime routine and rituals to us?” Well, I imagine I would be waiting a very long time indeed because unfortunately, no one ever asks me those kinds of questions. But I do enjoy talking about all things bed and sleep and dream-related, so […]

2019 Weenies From Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

Weenie time, weenie time! It’s Weenie time at Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab! I think I can skip the preamble this year and get right into it. I mean, I could very well wax poetic about my love of autumn leaves and long, dark nights and bloody harvest moons and spooky Halloween feels, but I’m pretty […]

NARRE TOD, MEIN SPIELGESELL

Narre Tod, Mein Spielgesell Fool Death, My Playmate Franz Fiedler, 1922

An Obscurum Of Secrets: The Lost Art Of Robin Isely

I had, for a time, sadly shelved the idea of a feature on digital collage artist Robin Isely, aka sliplead. I first mentioned this artist in my 2017 Needful Things roundup and I was immensely thrilled at the opportunity to connect with them for an interview, but unfortunately, their gorgeous Tumblr-hosted gallery–an obscurum of secrets, elusive […]

Torture Devices

A diesel-mechanic turned jeweler from the post-industrial wasteland of New Jersey (shudder…) presents to us Spragwerks.  Each piece is cash and hand finished by its founder, whom identifies himself as Rich.   “My work explores the tense intersection of the organic by the industrial, and particularly the consumption of one by another.” I have a […]

Playing Doctor

If the winter has you feeling under the weather, perhaps a little medical attention is in order? Pratesi makes an Italian leather mini doctor’s bag purse that has an interior light- and a price tag of $342.00. The real deal will run you about half that- and doctor’s bags are made to last a lifetime. […]

Loving the Skin You’re In

SkinBag Corps. has presented us with something fantastically frightening.   “SkinBag are autonomous seamless organisms in synthetic skin.  Accessories and OuterWear in SkinBag become body extensions.  SkinBag anticipates the fusion between the digital and the organic.  Carrier of mutation, SkinBag symbolizes the ambivalence between the natural and the artificial, the instinctive and the optimisation.  SkinBag is a relational tool offering […]

For the Gents

  Oh Gentlemen, I hear your cries.  I know how difficult it is to find your garbs.  Everyone expects you to live in t-shirts and jeans, and because of that, t-shirts and jeans is all you ever find.  You do not want cargo pants with too many straps, you want Couture, just like the more delicate half of […]

Lace Legs

Leggings have quickly become a part of my regular wardrobe.  They’re easy to layer, they look great with high boots and heels, and are easy to pair off with various tops or dresses.  Perhaps they lean a bit over to the hipster realm, but really, all those emo kids have done is rip us off […]

Riding Boots for the Dapper Lady

Like so many of us I’ve been agonizing over finding the perfect pair of boots for the winter. After all, Angel City winters are more brutal than an outsider might expect! In fact, they become more difficult to tolerate the longer one stays here.  Initially my heart was set on engineer boots. I’ll probably end […]

Paraphernalia

Paraphernalia just opened their official online Shop this past November, and it is full of magic.  Each collection that I found is better than the last, including The Anatomica Collection (Heart Anatomica pictured above), The Wonderland Collection, full of Alice and her adventures, The Scientia Collection, and my favorite – The Menagerie Collection.  

DIY: Ruffled Vest

DIY: Instructions for making your own super-cute ruffled vest from an old pair of pants, thanks to the folks at Threadbanger.

Hunters and Gatherers

Skin Graft Designs, known for their top-quality Zombie-hunting apparel, has launched their online store at shophuntersandgatherers.com in combination with Kucoon, Angel Court, and several other designers. This is great news for those of you not near the handful of stores that carry their wares. Prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse:

Maison Martin

Interview Magazine’s  September ’08 issue featured fashion creator Maison Martin and a collection of stocking faced models.   “Twenty years ago, when Martin Margiela started his own womenswear label (his menswear arrived 10 years later), it was as though the Belgian designer counted the brain as part of the human figure. Ever since, the collections […]

The Preacher and the Prophet

I have begun making ritual sacrifices to the fashion gods on behalf of these spats. Cyana Boutique has six various styles currently, and each pair makes me want to strap them on, get the shotgun, and get a little more Road Warriorish than usual.

Pirates & Witches

Every woman begs, borrows, steals, and prays for Agent Provocateur.  Especially once we’ve seen the new Witches and Pirates collections.  I think Santa only brings you pretty boxes from the good Agent if you’ve been very, very naughty though, so start racking up those bad girl points immediately.  

Ashes and Empires

Ashes and Empires has one of a kind, hand made spats and handbags on their Etsy site. Currently, they only have two available pair, but seeing as how they are individually hand-crafted and unique, I’m sure they will continue to update their listings as more become available. [ad name=”post ad image”]

Britney Spears teams with Syren Latex

Venerable latex manufacturer Syren Couture has teamed up with venerable train wreck Britney Spears to market off-the-rack pieces inspired by the outfit Syren produced for Britney’s “Womanizer” video. The snap-front, tuxedo vest inspired “Brittney” vest is $199.00 from Syren. Shown here with “Muir” cap, also worn by the pop tart in her video. *please note, […]

The Haute List : $10 or Less

$10 and Under  Clockwise from Left: † Ruched V-Neck Mini Dress † Bumper Pam Ankle Boots † Absinthe Leone Candy † Jeweled Cross Necklace † Platform Mary Janes † Handcuff Necklace † Keyhole & Butterfly Pattern Fishnets † Satin Ballet Slippers † Skull Hair Clips  †  

Tokyo Lash Bar

Shu Uemura has presented us with Tokyo Lash Bar, a stunning collection of false eyelashes which are reasonably priced considering their intricate design.  Price ranges from $18 – $95, and include collections of Natural, Fantasy, Premium, and a collection from Dutch designers Viktor & Rolf.   Pictured to the left are the Black Gown lashes.

Transmission Atelier

Chicago based publisher Transmission Atelier has detailed limited edition digital pigment prints of antique illustrations of anatomy, religion allegory, mythology, and natural history.   Small sizes are 10×12 inches at $49.99, and large are 16×20 inches at $79.99.  

All Saints

All Saints is my current obsession.  I am absolutely in lust with 99% of their items, and couldn’t possibly list every one that strikes my fancy.  I lay in bed at night dreaming of owning their entire line, and prancing about in their garments.  They are a bit pricey, especially considering the U.S. Dollar to […]

Android Lust

I’ve been in lust with Alexander McQueen’s Samsonite Black Label luggage since it came out a couple of years ago, especially the “hero” ribcage suitcase. This year’s addition to the line adds a futuristic chrome version to the original ivory, charcoal grey, and classic black. Black: $775.00. Limited Edition Silver: $1500 Bargain of the Day: […]

Rhinestone Apocalypse

From Designer Gas Masks : We are in a state of perpetual war – with ourselves and with the eco-system that sustains us. Perpetual war breeds perpetual fear. In the present context, this fear stems from our extreme desire for authenticity and manifests itself in our collectively insatiable culture of consumption. Deep down, we are […]

Death to Fashion

Japanese artist Fumie Sasabuchi has done her own renditions of published fashion images, primarily working in colored pencil and ballpoint pen over magazine pages.  Personally, I find her deconstructed skin and skeleton phantom additions to be much more interesting than the original image.   More examples of her visceral work after the jump.

Heartbreaker: Vampire Fang Cufflinks

These clever vampire fang cufflinks from Stephen Einhorn would be a great gift no matter what. Priced at $199 in sterling, $2,279 in white gold, or a paltry $15,735 in platinum, they are also available in several grades of yellow gold. But the really, really awesome thing about these is the gift wrap. When you […]

Black Heart Procession

Thomas Sabo’s stunning “Lionheart” Pendant, £224.00 is available at Rokokojewelry.com. For a similar look on a budget, check out the “Brazen Heart” Necklace from Sweet Romace in black, $45.

Translucent Black Lip Gloss

The runways have been overflowing this season with vampy-glam makeup: especially dark, lustrous, red lips. The look comes from layering a translucent black lip gloss over a vibrant red lipstick, and makeup companies are hustling to replicate it. Lancome had a waiting list when it released it’s Piha Black Lip Gloss in November- a sheer, […]

Kitty Kouture

I’ve never been one for Anime, Sanrio, or any of the like, but I do have to admit, I am intrigued by this discovery.  It seems that Hello Kitty has teamed up with our beloved M.A.C. Cosmetics for a limited edition collection due out in February, 2009.   There will be two collections available: The […]

Comme des Garçon for H&M

Haute Couture designer Comme des Garçon released a line for the wonderfully inexpensive department store H&M this past fall, which as been describes as “mostly black and with Japanese tomboy airs, the H&M collection includes a range of tailored jackets, many deconstructed, along with cropped pants, baggy shorts and a variety of skirts in stretch wool. On […]

The Millinery of J. Smith, Esq.

With a name like J. Smith, Esquire, you can already guess that the shop is in London. Also available in the US at Henri Bendel on Fifth Avenue in New York. Find more hats at JSmithEsquire.com.