A mixture of glamour and gothic has hit the European runways, and I am all over it. Although I love pink, there are times when I succumb to the dark side.
With winter’s chilling embrace, now is the perfect time to mix up your look with a nod to nostalgia while keeping a modern edge. Be inspired by Morticia Addams, Anne Rice’s vampire Lestat and the girls from The Craft.
Mix satin with lace and velvet for sensual texture and blacks with baby pinks for a sweet contrast. Here are my picks for updating your wardrobe this winter.
Witchery inspire me every season and they have really outdone themselves lately. They have these stunning pieces below, some of which are currently on sale. Here are my favourite pieces, the sexy satin and lace cami, lace scarf, velvet dress and lack fishtail skirt. Try a white ruffle blouse a la Lestat de Lioncourt. The proceeds of Witchery’s White Shirt Campaign all go to ovarian cancer research. They are available in Witchery stores and at www.witchery.com.au.
Wheels and Dollbaby mix sassiness with luxury and this stunning satin dress is meant to stand out and be seen. I also adore the Mata Hari Cardigan with a gold sequin snake slithering along the arm. The pearl and black velvet necklace features the Wheels and Dollbaby emblem and would look amazing with an all-black ensemble. Find them at http://www.wheelsanddollbaby.com.
Boots are a must-have for winter and the the perennial favourite Doc Martens now can be found in bubblegum pink! Any lace up boot would add a gothic vibe to an outfit and I also love these boots available from Wittner at http://www.wittner.com.au.
No glam goth look is complete without a full face of makeup. Forget about contouring, and go for eye liner and dark berry lips. Mac have a plethora of wine lipsticks and Modelco’s Vanity Fair lipstick is perfect. Black nails are essential as is a dark and mysterious fragrance. I love Illamasqua’s Freak with its blend of exotic flowers, incense and oud. The bottle is stunning too, with a cute silver snail on the side.
Now I just need a gothic mansion to complete this fairytale of darkness.