It’s almost May, how does time pass so quickly??
I was supposed to post a Curves Around the World post featuring knee high socks but I couldn’t get the ones that I fancied in stores, plus the ones sold in stores here were just too ‘kawaii-ne’ if you catch my drift. I don’t do that style so I said a Hell No, did an about-turn and headed home!
I really do like knee-high socks though, so I’ve got my interest piqued by this CATW theme. Which means that although I failed at doing the post for it this week, Challenge Accepted! I am SO gonna get something shipped and rock a look with it. I never say No to a good challenge 😉
I will be placing the links of my awesome CATW buddies below this post, so check out their cool knee-high socks looks for this week!
So since I failed to take the theme to task, I took another theme on board.
If you don’t know yet then consider yourself educated : I LOVE the Horror genre – books, movies, tv shows – I love getting spooked! I am a huge fan of anything gothic and macabre, so I relish the American Horror Story seasons with glee! (Got that pun?)
The season that ended was entitled Coven. It has got to be the Best season to date. Infusing witchcraft with voodoo rituals, young witches honing
their skills while older witches battling their demons. Jessica Lange steals the show every season and I loved her character that was wrought by power struggles, youth and mortality. It was SO good to see Gabi (Gabourey Sidibe) join the AHS team this season as the plucky Queenie, that girl brought a whole lot of sass to the mix and what are witches without some sass hmm?
Look, as a child of the 90s, I was ALL about that movie The Craft. I was exploring everything taboo as a teen and I remember playing with ouija boards, learning spells (yes I dabbled), and looking like a total goth girl (black lipstick, cropped hair, black fingernails, deathly stares). So this look was a blast from the past, well with the more effeminate Me of today.
short sleeved maxi dress – H&M sz 16
black floppy fedora – Romwe
black mid-calf boots – H&M
necklace – self made (ages ago)
It was love at first sight with this dress and when I tried it on, I knew the look I had in mind. So I bought the hat from Romwe, bid my time until it got here so I could put this together.
If you have watched the AHS Coven season, you can see how I infused the fashion on the show with this outfit. It’s got a little bit of Gabourey, a little bit of Taissa.
Here, let me give you a sample of how they dressed.
So you can see where I took inspiration for this week’s outfit 🙂
For makeup, I kept it darker with kohl at the lower lash line and my new favorite lippie from Revlon, a matte purple shade.
I am normally not one to use filters for my pictures but I decided to darken these ones because it sets the mood well for the look.
My only other accessory aside from the necklace was this quilted black clutch bought during my trip back to Melbourne last year. Most Melbournites will be familiar with the brand Dangerfield. I used to shop there A Lot when living in Melb. I thought this clutch was a sweet ode to Alexander McQueen’s penchant for skeletons, so I snapped it up.
The necklace is old and I made it out of metal from another necklace. I was inspired one day and just decided to give this a go. It’s coming apart, but I thought it’s industrial style would go well with the look.
So this was my inspired look this week.
I’ll do another take on it tomorrow, it’s almost 4 in the morning here so time to wrap this up and catch up on some zzzz.
Here are the links to my fellow Curves Around the World members :
Kate from Australia
Helen from England
Thulie from South Africa
Nina from the USA
Aislynn from Denmark
Jennifer from Germany
Enjoy the weekend!
Love, Aarti Olivia
P.S : the piccie below was a candid shot taken of me staring at a group of girls giving me those ‘looks’. You know, the one they give fat girls. Needless to say, the stare I gave them from this picture stopped them in their tracks. They even walked over to the other side so they’d have to avoid my eye hahaha.. 😉
Cheers to the witch in all of us,
may our sassiness reign supreme !