Gothy eye candy time! I especially like the one of the black dress with the tangle of pearl necklaces.
Costume design by Riccardo Tisci, Givenchy’s creative director, for a ballet of Maurice Ravel’s 17-minute composition Bolero, based on the Spanish dance, a collaboration between Marina Abramovic and Belgian choreographers, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet; photographed for Dazed & Confused July 2013
Speaking of his initial costume inspirations, Riccardo Tisci said, “I wanted to create something very strong, very sexual. And very me. I was inspired by romance. The skeleton design is very dramatic but the nude colour of the fabric has a sense of romance- I wanted the dancers to feel naked. For me, the skeleton balanced death and beauty. I decided not to use materials associated with classic ballet, such as feathers and beading. I wanted to keep it minimal but also strong, because the bolero is about jealousy and intensity. I began with the black cape, because it has been key to my career. I imagined the men and women turning in the cape. I imagined the moment they would remove the cape, and underneath would be a nude catsuit in illusion tulle embroidered with a lace skeleton. They shed several layers as they dance, just like the lifecycle of animals or flowers losing their petals. They became these moving skeletons, strong and fragile at the same time.”
Jay Shin for Elle Vietnam, January 2013
My co-ordinate for the Australian Lolita Hearts Photoshoot today, which was themed florals and bonnets! Photography by technotropism.
OP: Mary Magdalene
Bonnet: Triple Fortune (courtesy of Somnolent Images)
OTKs: Innocent World
Finally wearing my last (latest?) dream dress, Mary Magdalene’s Antoinette (re-release 2012). Due to post-grad study, this is probably going to be my only significant lolita purchase this year, but I think it was worth it. I had grand plans on (non-destructively) altering it with three big dusty pink shantung silk bows on the back (to make it bigger too), but it seems like I pretty much fit it without that now! I would love to get an ivory steel boned overbust corset to wear under this one day. Gotta bust out my rococo hat with this as well of course!
Sometimes I take photos too! Isn’t she perfect?
Too perfect for words!
omg i want all your flowers :3
A collection of Edwardian photographs, depicting some of the hairstyles of the time, like the Low Pompadour. Hatpin Hairstyle. Side-Swirls. Flapper (The title ‘Flapper’ originally referred to teenage girls
who wore their hair in single plait which often terminated in a wide ribbon bow.) & the pompadour.
Victorian Hairstyles Here [x]
Now more accurately, FLDS styles.
This is my kind of fashion (horror) show.
The Blonds Fall 2013
*This doesn’t even cover 1/4th of what I have saved in general *
*sobbing for life*
I usually save a bunch of refs before making a new character or design or something and since the group I’m doing this for decides to go for gothic lolita and I have a dude I had to google prince lolita fashion and saved a bunch of things then ot side tracked by steam punk and everything is disorganized.
*Falls over and leaves this here*
I just wanted my stuff alltogether so I can look at it without swapping tabs but watch as I use none of this and do something else I’m cry.