I wasn’t born of a whistle or milked from a thistle at twilight…
… No, I was all horns and thorns, sprung out fully formed, knock-kneed and upright.
Back on form, here’s an outfit I shot a little while ago. I adore the simplicity and strength of this look. The dress is sublime but on it’s own, more delicate and feminine than I’m used to. Pairing it with my trusty tough boots and this statement necklace immediately gave it a little edge. As the weather is getting colder, I’m definitely going to be chucking my leather jacket on top. I think the inspiration for this one sprang from checking out loads of photos & videos of Chelsea Wolfe… God damn I love that woman.
Necklace: This spectacular E.A.Burns necklace is crafted from a number of leather panels, that hang like plate armour. It’s just incredible. The moment I saw it, I fell in love and was ecstatic when the wonderful people at Boticca offered to loan it to me for shooting. I’ve only discovered Boticca recently but it’s so far up my street it’s unreal. It’s not about fashion, it’s not about style, it’s about stories. It’s about each, hand picked designer and their inspirations. It’s about looking into their studios and understanding the inner workings of their craft. It appeals to my (not-so-inner) art geek, as well as my love for beautiful things.. Oh Boticca. You’re going to be so bad for my bank balance and I’m not sorry.
As for the designer. I can’t help but feel a stirring of pride that EABurns is London based and not only that, also studied at an esteemed local art college. The designs are bold, sharp and dripping with punk-esque elegance… often made from reclaimed and recycled materials. Just. Perfect. ❤
Dress: In keeping with the theme of unique stories. This 1970’s vintage Frank Usher maxi that I picked up in Glasgow’s infamous Mr Ben has one of it’s own… According to the lovely lady in store, it was worn by Glasgow’s own Lorraine McIntosh of Deacon Blue for a photoshoot. I’ve not been able to track down any photos sadly, but if I do, I’ll be sure to post them. Feel free to send them my way if you spot any… I’m really glad I bought this. Although the lace is delicate, the dress is actually pretty weighty, so hangs really beautifully. If I’m entirely honest, it’s probably a teeny bit large for me, so for regular wear, I’m best off teaming it with a belt of some sort to maximise my ass-ets.
Shoes: Wonderfully worn in Vagabond booties.
Wig: I was getting bored of my hair and was considering growing out my fringe but first I needed a trial run… and if I was getting a wig, then I was going all out. Hah – I’ve been trying to grow my hair this long for the last 10 years T^T I despair of ever making it. I picked up this on Ebay for under a tenner and it didn’t take nearly as long to arrive as anticipated. It’s also pretty decent quality, the only thing I would say, is the hair at the very front, is likely meant to be trimmed to a fringe of your desired length. It doesn’t feature a parting right at the front, and so – you’ll probably note- hangs slightly awkwardly… still as cheap as it was, I’m not really complaining.
Photography by Chris Murray