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ClaustroClothic #34: Girl Gang

Girl gang, girl gang! It’s not secret that I want to start a girl gang with myself and all of the powerful women of the world. It’s even less secret, wearing it as a statement! ClaustroClothic #34: Girl Gang. There’s a video teaser that goes along with this because Ray has been getting deeply invested in his original passion of video again.

ClaustroClothic #34: Girl Gang

What inspired this look?

I don’t wear t-shirts too often. I feel like it’s always limited the perspective of clothing. There’s little to no durability and it’s hard to coordinate but sometimes, I make exceptions. T-shirts are like my bold statements. When you’re writing and you wanna emphasize something, you capitalize, boldface, and italicize the important things. It’s like saying “Hey, look at me.” T-shirts are like my personal way of boldly defining my personality. For instance, if you see me walking around with a Guns N’ Roses t-shirt on, it’s safe to say you can chat me up about the bassline of Rocket Queen, and I’ll start fan girling. It’s all in the look.

 

Get yourself a Girl Gang t-shirt: white // black // pink

Something Old, Something New.

Girl Gang

You’ve seen my shoes. The moment I got the shirt, I ventured back in my head to a ClaustroClothic past, and was like “Where are those shoes. I need to be wearing them for this look. Even despite having changed my hair, red and black is always something that stays constant in my wardrobe. I think if I started a girl gang, that would be the colors. Badass women (all women including trans women and women of color) rocking powerful colors and proudly walking around in their heeled boots.

The watch is a new thing. I’ve been trying to rock watches not for sophisticated reasons but because I’m trying to become less and less involved in my phone as time passes. Girl gang goals are to stay present when your girls are dishing on some iconic secrets. I don’t know about you but my MAIN reason for checking my phone is typically to see the time. As soon as I catch sight of it, I start scrolling through my notifications and then in seconds… I’m no longer present.

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What’s your favorite part of this outfit?

Girl. I have an SKG Designs item on for almost every single outfit I’ve worn this summer so far. These leg garters though? Spiked, studded, amazing! They’re leather and they’re strong. I’ve got pretty decently sized thighs and most leg garters either squeeze my thighs too hard or fall off. I vibe with them so much, and it’s already obvious I love SKG. I even have a discount code “JasemineDenise” that you can use to get discounts on things you buy.

Would you join the Girl Gang?

Seriously! I wanna know! We’re stylish, we’re badass and we’re coming to a city near you. Would you join the Girl Gang? We can make cool videos like this one and the slow motion version of this that’s chilling on my Instagram! If you’re ever in the mood to peruse my daily outfit looks, feel free to scroll through my tumblr tag for daily outfit inspiration! It gets updated daily.

Photos by: Ray Collins // Check out other shoots he’s shot for JDP. 

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ClaustroClothic #35: Goth Summer Fashion

The summer is coming! The most heard complaint I get is about goth summer fashion. People are always trying to figure out how to keep wearing the “I only wear black” aesthetic in the summer time. I’m a strong believer in the half naked and almost famous mentality so this ClaustroClothic, I’m bringing you a little look into my goth summer fashion looks!

ClaustroClothic #35: Goth Summer Fashion
Photography by: Ray Collins

Note: Most of my outfit comes from Discovery ClothingI’ve been searching Amazon left and right for a bralette that has that cute crushed look. Haven’t yet. If you’re in the Chicagoland area, there are tons of Discovery stores throughout the city! As I’m typing this, I just realized that they now have an online store. 

What inspired this outfit?

Summer fashion is already hard enough. The seasons change and suddenly, you’ve got a whole new wardrobe. I wanted to bring something that says “Hey, I’m warm but also I’ve still got some sex appeal underneath all this darkness!” Goth summer fashion is hard when you still have this concept of black is the hottest color, but literally and fashionably.

How’d you Feel When You put it on? 

I was nervous. The combination between these cute stockings that Noodlez gave me that I immediately put a run in because my thighs don’t fit stockings, and the high waist bikini bottom shorts was an interesting combination. At the time that I was doing this session, it was still spring. It was about 50 degrees outside so I couldn’t just run out in the shorts by themselves so I put on stockings underneath. It took a while of getting comfortable, spinning around, stretching my legs for me to get to a point where it didn’t look strange. 

 

 

What part of the outfit was the best deal?

I’m probably going to be bragging about this find for the rest of my life. I had originally had  a pink version of the lace top. I loved it, without a doubt. Yet, I knew they had to have it in black. I went to store after store until eventually one day, I found it. Perfectly in my size and everything. I bought it immediately. No hesitation.

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That’s all for now! Tell me how you’re keeping the spirit of being in the dark alive this summer!

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ClaustroClothic #37: Black Sheep – Alternative Fashion

America may or may not have made an ass out of themselves this month. I’m not one to get political almost ever, but electing Donald Trump as president really felt like a dead era. To make matters a bit worse, one of my closest friends and models Saint Mortis moved to Vegas. Anyone who knew us knew that we were close. That was my daughter. So these past few weeks have been a bit of mourning for me. I wasn’t ready to jump head first into creative newer alternative fashion looks. I mean, it really felt like a dark time…

ClaustroClothic #37 embraces that darkness.

ClaustroClothic #37: Black Sheep
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Alternative Fashion curated and modeled by Jasemine-Denise

The last thing I was thinking about the morning after Trump won president was alternative fashion. Still, I had to get dressed. I needed to tell myself that this was reality. This is what I needed to remember this day… To move on… To continue to fight and to refuse to let him win. This is what I wore November 9th, 2016.

What inspired this outfit:

I was in a dark place when I created this outfit. It was morning, I had learned that Donald Trump had won the presidential debate and I still had to get up and do normal things. Go to breakfast, go to work, live life… My friends and family, particularly the ones in the LGBT+, POC, and women’s community were in mourning. My friend had to tell her students what had happened… Alternative fashion or anything of the sort was the last thing on my mind. Still, I had to get up… and wear my sadness on my sleeve.

What was the best part of this outfit?

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The first thing that I saw when getting out of bed to put together this outfit was the purse my dear friend gave me on my final visit to see her before she started her journey. I have countless bags, but this one… This one was special.

What Part of the Outfit was the Most Challenging?

Bringing light into this outfit was the hardest. It was hard not to dress like a funeral. Our nation had just witnessed a tragedy and I couldn’t be more sad. Yet I knew that if I didn’t throw a little color into my outfit, a little light… I’d probably continue to feel that darkness all day.

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What did I learn from this?

Hearing that Trump will be our next president was the like the death of me. November 9th 2016 is the day that I rose up. I didn’t rise up with fear not for the state of my safety as a POC but for all the lives I’m about to wreck making sure our voices are heard. Our struggles and oppression will not be silenced. It isn’t a game just because Trump won. We did not lose. This will only make us stronger and our voices louder. This cannot get to us. This should only make us stronger. This election means that a lot of people are going to try and break us, but they’re gonna fail. Miserably. I wear this darkness not as a mourning but as a warning that in dark times, we only get greater. The gold (that small bit of light) is royalty.

This queen reclaimed her throne…

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Wanna see more of my looks?

Why thank you, I’m honored! You can always follow my Instagram for my outfit of the day posts, and you can subscribe to the blog for inside peeks of the next look!

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ANIMAL | Jasemine Denise

In about a week or two, you are going to witness one of the most awesome collaborations of all year. Shop Kinky Girly and Jasemine Denise Photography merged magical powers to create the ultimate collaboration in Detroit. In the meantime, you’ve seen my Beautiful Dangerous set, right? How I was dying about the Twilla Heart Collar I got from the great SKG? Well, Mama’s got a brand new chest harness to match. What kind of fan girl would I be, if I didn’t do a photoshoot for it?

Disclaimer: I am in no way paid by any vendor to give any products a positive review. Any positive feedback given to any of the items linked in this blog post are strictly based off personal interest.

So without further anticipation, Jasemine Denise Photography is A N I M A L.

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