ClaustroClothic #19: Normal People Scare Me.
Lately, I’ve been reacquainting myself with the darker side of alternative fashion. The past year, I spent a lot of time stepping out of my comfort zone. I experimented with a lot of pink. I branched out and did some more classy stuff, and eventually… I felt more confident in my coordination. Nonetheless, You always end up coming back to what you know.. and if there’s no color combination I know best.. It’s red and black.
What inspired this outfit?
I’ve been watching a lot o American Horror Story. Like, binge watching it. I refused to watch it for so long but it was great. When I put this outfit together, it was a rough thought. I had just wrapped season two and to be honest, I’m still mad about Alma, Grace and Kit. I was throwing on stuff to go across the street from my house, and when I looked in the mirror… I was like “Wow. This is actually the beginning of a look.” I never understood alternative fashion, why it was so appealing… After a while, it came to me. It’s not always supposed to look “right” or neat.. Sometimes it just feels right.
It just felt right.
What put this outfit on the cusp of greatness?
It was all black at first. Some lace trim on the bottom, a faux leather dress, and that knit swimsuit cover I never wore. I was so glad to finally use it, though over the years it has become distressed rom moves. from there came the stockings. Red and black. I had bought them from Target during a day after Halloween sale a long time ago. The best thing to match that was definitely my favorite parasol.
What’s my favorite part of the outfit?
Besides the fact that it all came together?I suppose it’ll have to be my Bats. I’ve loved my bats pretty much forever. They don’t get a lot o wear in them because pointed toe boots, that remind me of Winklepickers deserve to be cherished. They don’t make Winklepickers in my size but honestly, they’re the most important part of any trad goth look. They’re from a brand called Widow.
What’s the most expensive part of the outfit?
The most expensive part is my absolute favorite part. The Xylia set rom SKG Designs, one of my most prized closet possessions. The Xylia collar had been on my wishlist for years, since I modeled it in a shoot with the owner of SKG herself. The Xylia belt, I begged for. My original bondage belt snapped at a show and I lost it, so I begged the owner or years to create one to replace it, and on my birthday.. She granted me the wish of listing a Xylia belt, with huge O Rings.
It was exactly what the outfit needed. A little leather to tie it all together.
Have you seen the rest of my closet?
We’re getting so close to the end o this 52 outfit project. Originally, it was supposed to be one every week but I fell off so much. However, once this is over, I’ll just continue to post my outfits… as I gather up looks for photoshoots. I can’t wait to share it all with you in 2019. Subscribe to the blog to get the scoop on what I do next!