Sunday, July 29, 2012

Skeleton Closet: Venetian Details

I always seem to have this issue of not feeling like I look goth during the summer months despite wearing black all over. So as often as I want to, I'll be posting up my outfits for the public to decide whether it's just black clothes or gothic summer time flair.


Today's showcase is the outfit I wore to meet up with friends of my husband's.
It wasn't particularly hot in our area, but where we ended up was; and this time it didn't occur to me to bring my parasol and I regretted every minute I didn't.

Anyway, I digress.

 









 In this outfit I wore two articles chock full of venetian details, which ultimately made the outfit-- or so I hoped it did.

I wore another lovely little lace vest number, that has an oh-so-yummy-lace fringe around the bottom. It was bought brand new at a shop in a mall I had previously worked at called Latitudes. The tag, just like many others, has been cut and long has the exact brand been forgotten in my head-- the only thing I ever recall about this one is that it was made in Italy, from the same company that made the lace over-top in the previous post. The skirt was thrifted and is just a simple black hobble pencil skirt.

The top underneath was a surprise gift from my younger brother (technically the majority of my clothes are gifted but one or two were bought for me without my knowledge). But I know exactly where he bought them because there is only one store I know of back north that sells this Seduction brand, and that is Sirens.The straps of this top are detailed with venetian lace, the front is accented with venetian lace over satin, and has a cute lace detail which you tie into a bow. The back of the top is smocked, and the cups are padded.

My make up was done relatively the same as the last post; I'm not very creative when it comes to my make up.

This time I used a darker shade of red lipstick: 36 Black Cherry by Estée Lauder, with a touch of a black gradient effect using Annabelle Smoothliner waterproof in Black (I know it's an eye liner, but it really does go on smooth and stays on for a very long time).


The shoes I chose to wear were pumps I haven't completely broken in... so they killed my feet-- they are black lace with scalloped trim, open toe with a bow detail. The lace is really hard to photograph as it was so subtle and it just looks like a black shoe.



And finally we come to the single piece of statement jewelry I wore. It is one of my own creations (I very rarely wear jewery I didn't make), and I think my favorite one to date. It has a ribcage cameo and I always get a lot of queries and compliments when I wear it.





So... goth or not?

14 comments:

  1. ooooh, I really love the lace vest! Very pretty and perfect for summer.
    I agree, I have the same problem. It's easy being goth when you can wear layers and layers. :) Summertime? not so easy.

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    1. It is intolerably difficult to get into a "dark" mood when it's bright and hot out.
      I think that many of us, including myself, could use a little more inspiration in that department, hehe.

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  2. I have the exact same problem... where I live it's very hot in the summer and I can't wear tights or stockings at all, that takes away a lot of "gothness" from the outfit XD I overcompensate with tons of accessories, though XD
    Btw, your outfit is very nice - there is a lot of black lace, which is something I love. Oh, and the necklace is beautiful, you're very good at making jewelry!

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    1. Awesome! A hot weather sympathizer! Heheh.
      Yup, it gets especially hot here in Arizona which limits what I can wear XD

      Accessories are just as good if not better! We need to pump up the volume on those-- but the trick is not to over do it, or at least do it in a manner that doesn't strike one as too costumey (which by the outfits on your blog, you have no issue with-- love it all!)

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    2. Arizona? Ok, now I know that it's _really_ hot where you live XD (I was there some years ago... amazing place, despite the suffocating weather!)
      Thank you for your compliments <3 oh, in the last comment I forgot to ask you why you called this post "Venetian details"... I live in Venice and I'm curious to know what you associated with my city ^^!

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    3. It's after all the Venetian lace in the two garments, hehe-- just the technical term for the type of lace.... but to be honest, of all the years I've been sewing I never really thought to look into if that type of lace originated in Venice. The obvious guess would be that it is, but I have no clue lol

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  3. Ehh...good question, I'm struggling with the same issue sometimes if I wanna pull off a goth look (well, any kind of of look...) during the summer. To be honest, I pick up whatever the most comfy is in this heat...but then again, I don't always stick to black, let alone goth clothing anyway.

    I think, your outfit is really nice, I adore the lace vest! ^^

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    1. That is definitely a challenge I face, as well, when it's 100+ out lol
      Not conducive to wearing gothic clothing-- but I genuinely feel that the gothic style reflects me and has liberated the way I saw fashion in the past; and finding a coexisting way of expressing myself is a challenge I gladly take on.

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  4. This outfit is so delightful. I really love a good bit of lace! Also the lipstick looks great on you, it's a great nice shade.

    I don't envy you living in such a hot part of the world; I'd melt =P but I think you are definitely pulling off a sophisticated summer-time goth look. You don't need a million layers to look goth when the details (e.g. lace, necklace, black gradient lipstick) are so well put together!

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    1. Trust me, I melt too some days! Hehe

      Thank you! That's quite the compliment :)
      I really hope to aim my style of goth towards that.

      It's definitely a challenge to look goth with fewer layers! I love it, though. Keeps my passion for goth burning ;)

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  5. Gorgeous outfit! The necklace really makes it. Very nice work!

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    1. Thank you!

      I wish my jewelry creations received this much attention when I was trying to sell them, hehe.

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  6. I definitely love the top, I'm always looking for stuff like that but I never find it anywhere!

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  7. The details on your clothes are beautiful, all that delicate lace!

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