When shall we
three four meet again? In thunder, lightning or rain? Or how about a bright day in a graveyard by the sea like St Cyrus in Arbroath? Seems like the perfect location for such stylish witches to to a Halloween photoshoot, doesn’t it? In this week’s Girl Gang special we’ve channeled our inner witches – an my gosh they are pretty damn trendy!
In this series I decided to go for a ‘witch-mourning-deceased-lover’ look. I adore Mexico’s Day of The Dead and couldn’t resist taking some inspiration from their culture to transform my outfit into something much more dark and mysterious. I love the idea of casting spells about love and the idea of witches having soul mates. Why not, right? So naturally I concocted a whole back story for my character. Maybe my man died at sea . . . maybe he was secretly in love with a mermaid . . . maybe I’m seeking revenge for my broken heart. . .
In preparation for the shoot I made this veil using some really cheap material and fake flowers because I couldn’t find anything ‘Vogue” enough for the look I wanted to rock. If you’re looking for a quick and easy tutorial on how to make one for yourself, you can read all about how I created it in this blog post !
My amazing black dress is actually a Vivienne Westwood number that I picked up at a market when I was supposed to be working a Vivid Please stall. Well, at £40 you can see why I abandoned ship to go and rescue it! It’s much more classy and elegant than my usual style, but it’s definitely an investment piece that I know fine well I’ll be wearing until my last days. I love how timeless it is and how unique it’s shape and cut is – only Vivienne could create something so wonderful!
The shoes that just don’t quit are from Topshop and my amazing Roebuck skull brooch is from the Animal Friendly Taxidermy Collection by Runaway Fox. It’s the perfect accessory for a simple outfit as it really stands out and catches your full attention! I love how manly it is too – such a great gift for guy’s if you’re looking for something quirky and alternative! Unisex jewellery forever!
No Halloween would be complete without a Full Moon ring! I am a huge fan of constellations all things moony, and I when i clapped my eyes on this piece by Rainnua on Etsy I knew I had to have it in my life. I actually bought it as a necklace but took a jewellery saw to it to shave off the loop attachment, then glued it to a ring base to create a real statement piece. Don’t be afraid to adapt your jewellery people!!
…but if you DO want to be afraid of something, I’ve got a really great ghost story to tell you…
If you’all frighten easily, you might want to scroll to the last picture – I don’t want to give you nightmares!!
Until next time