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The Weirdest Girl // Killstar – Jasemine Denise

Alright, alright. So I was a little late to the Killstar train, but I literally held out for my first purchase the moment I saw this Weird Girl crop top. I knew at that point that I had to make my first purchase, and figure out an outfit to go with it. I left this look out of the ClaustroClothic archive, because it’s a pretty damn good standalone. Plus, it gives me an excuse to fan girl.

The Weirdest Girl // Killstar

A little stranger.. or a little weirder?

Let me start off by saying that I was the very last one of my friends to jump on the Stranger Things train and I regret every single second wasted. First off, David Harbour? Beautiful. Millie Bobby Brown, protect her. Winona Ryder? FOREVER.

I didn’t start watching till Stranger Things 2 came out. That’s right. I cheated. Yet, immediately after I finished.. I wanted to talk about it. Like everything else I’ve ever become a fan of, it became a part of me. Hence, “weird girl.”

This outfit?

Probably the least weirdest thing I’ve put together this year. It’s simple actually, and if you know me well enough.. you know I don’t do simple.

Probably the most extra part of the outfit? My shoes. Sometimes, I’m an accessory girl. That Lina belt from SKG Designs? Subtle. The Fiona collar (You saw me wearing that when I was rocking the Echelon on my back too!) Chill. The shoes? The shoes are what say.. “Hey listen. I came to be the most weird girl. THE MOST EXTRA. The most me!

What can I say, something on me has to be doing the most?

What about you?

Have you watched Stranger Things and Stranger Things 2 yet? What’s your favorite part? Are you Team Steve like all my girls or are you Team Jonathan like literally only me? Tell me in the comments!

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Stay weird. <3

 

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ClaustroClothic #28: Business Professional Goth

The most asked question I’ve gotten in my career is how I manage to pull of being a “Professional goth”. It makes me giggle every time. I picture myself in all black, dressed to impress, in a harness… Then it hit me. Can I truly be a business professional goth?

ClaustroClothic #28: Business Professional Goth

Let me start off by saying two things. Number One: I have no idea what your definition of “goth” is. I just picture all black, dark, and kinda angry looking. My only goal here was to combine alternative fashion with business casual to create something intriguing. Number two: I had just dyed my hair with Splat the day I did this photoshoot, so it’s gonna look like I’m bleeding purple out of my skull. You’ve been warned.

The key to this.. Keep it subtle. I started off by getting a blazer. That was the most important part. I had never, up until this point, owned an actual blazer. I got the idea from Ariel, who has so many blazer looks!

Underneath that shrug, I’m definitely wearing my red and black Dita Harness from SKG Designs. (I can’t style an outfit without a little SKG.)

Topped of with my new purple hair (Which is really just a test dye for an upcoming cosplay collab), the dark look just serves live.

Top Harness: Dita // Belt: Lina // Shrug: From Wish //

To top it all off, my favorite.. Iron Fist Heels. These specifically are little devils and they add a little accent to every look. Even if you stripped me off the harnesses, I’d still wear my devils. That’s my way of saying “Hey, I’m professional today but any other day.. Girl. I’ve got a totally different style!” Surprisingly, my shoes are normally the topic of conversation wherever I go, so they’re a great conversation starter at networking events!

What sort of looks do you wanna pull off?

This isn’t my first business professional goth look! Check out ClaustroClothic #37 for a more subtle version of the business professional goth look. You can also see my daily fashion by visiting my Instagram page! <3 

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ClaustroClothic #31: Halloween Fashion

It’s October! Can you believe it’s still in the sixties here? I’m trying to whip out all my Halloween fashion looks, including this one in my new fur bomber jacket gifted to me by Keeley and Megan, but… Well goodness, it’s still freaking toasty outside! It didn’t stop me though. I had to serve this look.

ClaustroClothic #31: Halloween Fashion

Everyday is Halloween

I’ve only had a handful of Halloween costumes my whole life. I think that contributes a lot to the style I have. I was Tickle Me Elmo in Kindergarten, complete with a vibrating one piece suit that didn’t run out of batteries. I think I was Esmerelda one year too. By the time I hit my senior year, my entire aesthetic was Halloween fashion. People would walk past me and say “It aint Halloween yet, girl!” and I’d scoff and say “Everyday is Halloween!”

Speaking of Halloween, let’s talk about this headpiece.

Kalika, a model you’ve seen on my Instagram a thousand times, and will see again in just a few weeks is a woman of many talents. She’s a model, she’s a spooky movie enthusiast, and she’s just an all around creative gal.

She made this crown.

Look at the diamond eyes. LOOK AT THE EYES!!! I couldn’t have formed something this creative if my life depended on it, but let’s be honest… I’d probably hot glue my hand to my face by accident if I tried. In case you didn’t know, it takes me forever to craft things.

Underneath that is a ton of my favorite SKG Gear.

I wear my Jasemine harnesses everywhere. Yes, I have two of them, and yes. They are named after me. That’s not bragging. It’s literally the biggest honor ever bestowed upon me because SKG’s leather line… Ugh. HEART EYE. Remember that you can get a discount on your SKG orders anytime by using my code JasemineDenise.

The one I’m rocking on my chest in this outfit, is a custom colored one. Half red leather, half black… because yes. SKG makes red leather options now.

I’m obviously a huge Shop Kinky Girly supporter. I love the way I can style almost every single thing I own with anything. It always seems like there’s an accessory for every outfit. For instance, the Lina collar… Went perfectly with this outfit. All the O rings!!

No outfit would be complete without my boss socks. I had been looking for them for ages and Ray finally found the missing one. Though they don’t exactly match the outfit, they still fit into the fur coat badass woman aesthetic so I threw them in.

Have you been waiting for October to show off your Halloween fashion?

I want to see! Comment this blog post with your favorite Halloween fashion look, your outfit of the days, or pretty much just anything that screams spooky fashion. I love checking out other outfits!

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WARRIOR GRRL | SKG Designs

I know, I know. I just posted about SKG Designs this week, with my Punk Storm shoot but the new collection just dropped and I’m excited! This doubles as a ClaustroClothic, let’s call it 33.5 because I’ve got another look coming that will be the other .5 of that 33, but that’s not what we’re here for! We’re here to celebrate that this Isabel skirt I’m rocking in this shoot made the WARRIOR collection SKG Designs dropped today!

Fun fact: This photoshoot is a part of the warrior series. Read about the group warrior origin, and the special CC outtake.

Warrior Grrrl | SKG Designs 
Photos by: Ray Collins

The corridor is dark as my shoes step lightly, and my skirt swishes in the wind. I never dreamt that long after the apocalypse, long after our group has divided, reproduced and keep in touch in the new world order that we found that I would be once again ready and preparing for any sort of war. Many of my friends have asked, “Why did you fight? Why are you always prepared for battle?” My answer was simple.

There’s always a war to be fought.
I don’t stand for myself.
I stand for those who cannot fight.

There’s a rustle. In the midst of my self reflection, I forgot about the dangers lurking around me. Luckily, I’m always ready for war…

Even when I’m not fighting, I’m resting and waiting…

You  never know when darkness is about to strike…

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The new Warrior Line from SKG just dropped about an hour ago and you can use the code ‘JasemineDenise’ to get yourself a discount. Just in case you have no clue what to get, I’ll give you the play by play of what I’m wearing in this photoshoot. Especially since, it’s technically a ClaustroClothic.

The Isabel Skirt .

Honestly, I have a totally separate blog coming because it’s so easy to make looks with this skirt. The material of it seriously just flows and I vibe with it so much!

Last but not Least, What Inspired this Outfit:

Harley Quinn Suicide Squad heels

I was like a year late to the Suicide Squad and I skipped straight to the extended edition. Aside from jumping on the band wagon of being probably one of 7 people in the country who didn’t fully hate Jared Leto’s performance, I could not get my eye of Harley’s shoes! So much so that I bought them from Amazon and that’s what prompted me to put this look together. I wanted something unique from my last Warrior outfit which was much more Tank Girl inspired. 

That’s it!

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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 #36: Pretty in Pink – Alternative Fashion

The weather’s finally breaking but just before it does, let me give you one more winter look! I remember when I first starting getting into alternative fashion and I only had one pink item in my whole closet. Two years ago, I bought my first pair of pink shoes and did my first ClaustroClothic with a pink dark look.  Looking back, I’ve matured a lot from then to now. I mean, for one I wear a lot more leather. Like a lot more. So, bringing back the spirit of putting together pink and punk, here’s ClaustroClothic #36… Pretty in Pink, the alternative fashion version.

ClaustroClothic #36: Pretty in Pink // Alternative Fashion

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Fan Friday: Jasemine Denise Photography Merch

You read that right! It’s your turn! Every few Fridays I’ll show off something I’m a fan of here at JDcom. I’ve fan girled about everything from fashion to books but I never dreamt that I would finally be something that other people can tangibly say they’re a fan of. Jasemine Denise Photography officially has a merch store where you’ll soon be able to buy prints, Polaroids and other awesome things but it already officially has its first preorder underway. Find out how you can get a limited edition piece of JDP history!

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Beautiful Dangerous >> Jasemine Denise Photography

Okay, okay. So Jasemine Denise Photography has been off the grid for a while. I’ve been dabbling in everything from learning about what it’s like to work with a hairstylist to whipping out the big guns and learning how to shoot studio work! As promised though, I have hopped in front of the camera, myself a few times!

Beautiful Dangerous

Rebel of this party
I’m in love with all your danger, danger
We can live forever
I can be your pagan angel, angel

Beautiful Dangerous

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You like it smooth like brandy
Savour the flavour with delight
You can be Sid, I’ll be Nancy
‘Cause sometimes it’s more fun to fight

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Wait, don’t touch that dial!

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This shoot is brought to you by two amazing artists that aren’t me! B Ivy Creations has been rocking my hair for over three months now. I couldn’t have made the magic without his excellent hairstyling and cutting ability. Follow him on Instagram and Facebook to see how he’s making people look even hotter, one day at a time.

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You guys know I love Shop Kinky Girl and for my birthday I found the Twilla Collar and the Rozella belt. So worth it. I’m going back for the Leona Harness next.  Andddd if you use the code “kgbabe”, you can get for 10% off  your first order. Go get you some and stay tuned because I’ve got something cooking up for you Kings and Queens.

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Mini Session Monday: Jasemine Denise – Punk Photoshoot

First off all… who am I kidding with this blog title? Every shoot I do is a punk photoshoot? Especially if Ray is the one behind the camera. He challenges me to put the unnnnn in punk! It’s worth noting that this is also not my shoot. I mean, it is.. but it was actually a break from shooting this Atlanta photographer Captain Wolficorn. He’s revamping his ClusterPunk brand and he came all the way up to Chicago to be shot by little old me. Believe me, I’m honored.

There are more dope pictures of me shooting all over the ground which I imagine I’ll probably end up posting somewhere some time soon. I get asked everyday if this is ‘seriously the way I dress’. The answer is clearly yes. I remember cutting the sleeves off a cheap leather jacket I got at a store on clearance the night before these pictures were taken saying to myself: “I have to look 80s moshpit hot.” Turns out.. I was right but I was also wrong. I was 80 degrees moshpit hot. You know the one I’m talking about?

Punk Photoshoot // Jasemine-Denise

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Told ya it wasn’t really a shoot. Just a couple pictures of me standing there looking “punk”. It was extremely hot and to be honest, I just wanted to get back to shooting but I was glad we took a moment to get these shots.

I of course included a looks collection for all the people who are curious to how they can get this look. As a half-broke photographer, I know the struggle of searching for clothes so I took the liberty of digitally capturing the look in ways that will help you get your own!

Stay tuned and stay dope!

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