Gothic

Skull Cardigan

Happy New Year everyone!

To ring in 2015, I wore a cozy and gothic skull cardigan. Its long, waterfall design makes it perfect to wear with leggings. I paired it with an oxblood colored long sleeve and what some call skeggings. They are a leggings and skirt combination built into one. Quite ingenious don’t you think? The black Kate Spade handbag is both spacious and versatile. It’s also no secret that I love boots. The motorcycle boots with decorative gold zippers and buckles are the latest additions to my shoe rack. Cat eyes made with Urban Decay eyeliner and my lips shaded with Burt’s Bees colored lip balm were the high points of my makeup.

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I know this is going to sound cliche, but I’ve left 2014 feeling as if I know myself more than ever before. My personal style has evolved and I look forward to sharing it. To my readers, my sincere thank you for all of your support!

Thanks for reading! XOXO,

~Arianna

Fashion DIY: Bloody Necklace

Halloween is coming up and I love it when people make their own costumes rather than purchasing generic ones. Last month, I came up with a DIY idea that’s both perfect for the October festivities and for those who, like myself, simply possess a fondness for alternative style.

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Materials:

Necklace (or other piece of jewelry) of your choosing

1 tube of red craft paint (I used Apple Barrel’s Flag Red)

A small cup of water

1 toothbrush

1 spoon (or spork)

1 paper bowl

Paper towels

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Step 1: Squeeze a large drop of craft paint into the bowl. Add water a little bit at a time and mix it until you reach a thick yet loose consistency, like blood.

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Step 2: Spread out your necklace on a blanket of paper towels.

Step 3: Dip the toothbrush into your fake blood mixture and splatter the concoction onto your necklace with a controlled, flicking motion.

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Step 4: Leave your necklace to dry for about 20 minutes or until the paint is no longer tacky. When dry, turn it over and repeat step 3 on the other side. Then you’re done!

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Thanks for reading! XOXO,

~Arianna

My Favorite Fall 2014 Couture Collections

Fall 2014’s couture collections flooded the runways of Paris last week. Dazzling pieces of many structures and colors made my mind drift into elegant fantasies. Among the many showcases, three collections in particular peaked my interest.

1. Chanel

One can always count on Chanel to create futuristic yet timeless designs. The design house’s signature tweed was featured in several looks. The more formal pieces were embellished with plenty of jewels and shiny materials. Sandals fastened with ribbons, messy tomboy hair, and small, backward caps were worn by every model.

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2. Zuhair Murad

Zuhair Murad is a favorite among celebrities for his sleek and sexy dresses. See-through fabrics maximized the “wow” factor of classy styles in this collection. Glitter and sequin material accents made the garments feel even more red carpet ready. The models walked with tight ponytails and not a single piece of jewelry; the dresses spoke for themselves.

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Zuhair Murad, Haute Couture, Fall Winter, 2014, Fashion Show in Paris

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3. Armani Privé

My final and unexpected favorite was the Armani Privé show. The color palette consisted of only three colors: black, white, and red. The beautiful and slightly gothic pieces progressed from business fancy to veiled glamour. Ankle strap heels, various handbags and jewelry, and wrist-length gloves were styled in different combinations for each look.

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Thanks for reading! XOXO,

~Arianna

(Photos provided by style.com and nowfashion.com)

 

Skellington

I’ve been inspired by a recent addition to my playlist, “Sally’s Song”; my favorite ballad from The Nightmare Before Christmas. What’s yours? With simple black leggings, I wore a double-sided Jack Skellington shirt dress and army green ankle booties. I color coordinated my black and red nail polish to accent the colors in the dress. I accessorized with my versatile, spiked bangles, a red gemstone ring, and a black and white polka dot bow headband.

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Thanks for reading! XOXO,

~Arianna

Gothic Holiday

It was Easter Sunday yesterday and I wore the polar opposite of your typical Easter attire. I’ve lately been admiring all things pastel goth. It was my first time using my pink hair extensions; I adored the result! I would definitely like to try more colors. The cathedral cross print blouse is a new addition to my closet from Hot Topic. I love its studded collar detailing. The pleated faux leather skirt compliments the toughness of the blouse. Glitter nail art and a tiny skull and crossbones necklace were my accessory highlights. Purple flats give this look a little extra color.

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Thanks for reading! Happy Spring! XOXO,

~Arianna