[FASHION]“In A State Of Grace” for Lurve Magazine #6

Gorgeous model Jasmine Tookes features in Lurve Magazine Issue #6 Fall 2012 fashion editorial “The Machine-Gunneress in A State of Grace“. Now I have no idea what that means but the spread is a deep, rich collection of opulent pieces, gothic touches and vaguely tribal elements.

Shot by Tetsuharu Kubota, featuring pieces by Azzedine Alaïa, A Peace Treaty (jewelry), Philip Treacy for Prabal Gurung, Kanye West, Givenchy, Stella McCartney, and more.

Styled by fashion editor Maher Jridi, hair by Kenshin Asano, and makeup by Aya Komatsu.

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This is What Real Life Instagram Vampires Look Like

FROM BAT-LIKE DREADS TO PRESERVING THAT ETERNALLY YOUTHFUL GLOW, WE TALKED TO FOUR SELF-IDENTIFYING VAMPIRES TO FIND OUT THEIR BEAUTY ROUTINES.

This week marked 22 years since Buffy the Vampire Slayer first aired on television and the occult classic continues to live on in our hearts and on SKY reruns. From Angel and Darla to Spike and Drusilla we all remember what the vampires of the Buffyverse looked like. Ashy skin, gothy hair, brooding stares and a whole lot of leather. Cut to sharp fangs, yellow contacts and prosthetic t-zone wrinkles whenever they turned full vamp mode. But that was the 90s. What about now? What do the vampires of 2019 look like? And, no, not the fictional kind. What do the real-life, vampire-identifying, Instagram-dwelling individuals look like today? What are their beauty rituals? Are they into wellness? Do they like vampire facials a la Kim K? We talked to four vampires to find out. Meet 25-year-old Darsuss, a federal contractor from Washington DC, 20-year-old tattooist Velvet Venom from San Francisco Bay Area; Scottish model Lou Graves, and 21-year old artist Abby Holgerson from Maryland.

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Ryan Murphy’s Killer Fashion Shoot

 

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[Fashion] Witches Numéro China #17

Txema Yeste delivers a spectacular vision of womanhood in ‘Witches’ starring Nimue Smit for Numéro China. Fashion editor Tim Lim chooses Miu Miu, Yohji Yamamoto, Roberto Cavalli and Haider Ackermann to express woman as saintly whore, the sexy sorceress responsible for death and evil in the world. Fabulous! /Beauty by Victor Alvarez; hair by Marion Anée; Styling assistant – Niklas Bildstein, Biel Escàmez & Cristina Ramos at Povera Studio.

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You can now buy $10,000 ‘human skin’ heels that make you look barefoot in public

Fashion duo Hannah Rose Dalton and Steven Raj Bhaskaran of Montreal-based Fecal Matter are known for their outlandish and otherworldly visuals of aliens on the streets.

One of their most contentious looks was a digitally-altered pair of foot-like shoes that were featured on Vogue magazine. In reality, the heels were prosthetics that were “petrified” into an en pointe position using Photoshop.

It was all a tall Instagram lie, until it was not.

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Black Women in Horror 2018

This year was one of the first that I truly began “working” in the horror field. Between the panels, starting this blog, my podcast, or hosting my own horror movie live show, 2018 was a big year for me and my career trajectory. One of the other major things was my discovery of just how many other black women are out in the world trying to carve out a niche in the big, bad world of horror. Everyone knows that most of the industry is white dudes (I’m not even going to pretend to be PC about this), who make very little room for anyone who isn’t another white dude. But there are women out here who are really working to expand the definition of what we know as a “horror fan”.

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Mary Wyatt: Quiet Defiance in Fashion

I came across Mary Wyatt on instagram which is how I find most of the clothing companies now a days. I’ll see some hot influencer posting pics in their outfit and immediately see whose tagged. With a name like Mary Wyatt, a name that sounds more like a homeware brand than one that makes sheer bodysuits and bondage belts. But the brand has a casual coolness to it. A style that looks understated with small details like spiderweb elbow patches, and barbed wire decals on the neck rather than big, ostentatious goth looks. I’m a big fan of the “nu-goth” aesthetic, and Mary Wyatt has a look that pairs those elements with a sleek, easy to wear style. According to their site, “The brand focuses on clothing and accessories with a dark undertone, featuring screen printed and embroidered designs. We are inspired by our love of Scandinavian silhouettes and contemporary tattoo culture.”

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This Fashion Editorial Inspired By “The Love Witch” Will Put A Spell On You

Photographed by Amber Gray / Styled by Lexyrose Boiardo
Makeup by Kim Bower @ Tracey Mattingly / Hair by Matthew Monzon @ Tomlinson Management Group
Nails by Aki @ L’Appartement / Stylist’s Assistants: Melanie McCord and Manvi Mittl
Top photo credits: Eres Bathing Suit; Cheung Shorts; Bounkit Earrings and Bracelets; Gucci Shoes; Cape and Brooch: Stylist’s Own.
This article originally appeared in the October/November 2018 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!

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In ‘The Haunting of Hill House,’ Clothes Make (and Ruin) the Women

At the beginning of The Haunting of Hill House—the 1959 Shirley Jackson novel upon which Netflix’s 10-part series is based—Eleanor Vance takes a car (her sister’s; stolen) and sets out on a journey with the scantest possible information. She has been invited to a house, possibly haunted, by a man she doesn’t know, because she had a childhood encounter with a poltergeist.

Unlike Netflix’s family-centric adaptation, Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House involves the meeting of four strangers—Dr. Montague, who has contrived the trip; Luke Sanderson, heir to Hill House; Eleanor; and a young woman named Theodora—who find themselves in a house beset by escalating psychic disturbances. This is a ghost story in which ghosts are seldom seen; a horror story without gore. If horror relies on acts of transgression to deliver its chills, then The Haunting of Hill House is uniquely attuned to the transgressive implications of wearing another person’s clothes.

Eleanor sets off to Hill House armed with gloves, a pocketbook, a light coat. These are sensible items, appropriate to her dull New York City life. She’s someone who would choose neutral, non-assertive hues. Camel, maybe. Dark brown. Navy blue. But on the back seat, concealed in her suitcase, are clothes Eleanor has bought herself specifically for the occasion. They are clothes that embody the kind of person she wishes to be: a bright red sweater, red shoes, and even—“excited at her own daring”—two pairs of slacks. This impulse is a familiar one. Who hasn’t, on the precipice of a holiday, recklessly bought a wardrobe’s worth of aspirational clothing? You imagine you will be different. More relaxed. You will be lighter, prettier, more at ease. You will be the kind of person who drinks brandy. You will make new friends. It’s easy to be seduced by this kind of thinking. New clothes offer the possibility of reinvention.

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