[FASHION]“In A State Of Grace” for Lurve Magazine #6

Gorgeous model Jasmine Tookes features in Lurve Magazine Issue #6 Fall 2012 fashion editorial “The Machine-Gunneress in A State of Grace“. Now I have no idea what that means but the spread is a deep, rich collection of opulent pieces, gothic touches and vaguely tribal elements.

Shot by Tetsuharu Kubota, featuring pieces by Azzedine Alaïa, A Peace Treaty (jewelry), Philip Treacy for Prabal Gurung, Kanye West, Givenchy, Stella McCartney, and more.

Styled by fashion editor Maher Jridi, hair by Kenshin Asano, and makeup by Aya Komatsu.

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This is What Real Life Instagram Vampires Look Like

FROM BAT-LIKE DREADS TO PRESERVING THAT ETERNALLY YOUTHFUL GLOW, WE TALKED TO FOUR SELF-IDENTIFYING VAMPIRES TO FIND OUT THEIR BEAUTY ROUTINES.

This week marked 22 years since Buffy the Vampire Slayer first aired on television and the occult classic continues to live on in our hearts and on SKY reruns. From Angel and Darla to Spike and Drusilla we all remember what the vampires of the Buffyverse looked like. Ashy skin, gothy hair, brooding stares and a whole lot of leather. Cut to sharp fangs, yellow contacts and prosthetic t-zone wrinkles whenever they turned full vamp mode. But that was the 90s. What about now? What do the vampires of 2019 look like? And, no, not the fictional kind. What do the real-life, vampire-identifying, Instagram-dwelling individuals look like today? What are their beauty rituals? Are they into wellness? Do they like vampire facials a la Kim K? We talked to four vampires to find out. Meet 25-year-old Darsuss, a federal contractor from Washington DC, 20-year-old tattooist Velvet Venom from San Francisco Bay Area; Scottish model Lou Graves, and 21-year old artist Abby Holgerson from Maryland.

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[Fashion] Witches Numéro China #17

Txema Yeste delivers a spectacular vision of womanhood in ‘Witches’ starring Nimue Smit for Numéro China. Fashion editor Tim Lim chooses Miu Miu, Yohji Yamamoto, Roberto Cavalli and Haider Ackermann to express woman as saintly whore, the sexy sorceress responsible for death and evil in the world. Fabulous! /Beauty by Victor Alvarez; hair by Marion Anée; Styling assistant – Niklas Bildstein, Biel Escàmez & Cristina Ramos at Povera Studio.

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Black Women in Horror 2018

This year was one of the first that I truly began “working” in the horror field. Between the panels, starting this blog, my podcast, or hosting my own horror movie live show, 2018 was a big year for me and my career trajectory. One of the other major things was my discovery of just how many other black women are out in the world trying to carve out a niche in the big, bad world of horror. Everyone knows that most of the industry is white dudes (I’m not even going to pretend to be PC about this), who make very little room for anyone who isn’t another white dude. But there are women out here who are really working to expand the definition of what we know as a “horror fan”.

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Mary Wyatt: Quiet Defiance in Fashion

I came across Mary Wyatt on instagram which is how I find most of the clothing companies now a days. I’ll see some hot influencer posting pics in their outfit and immediately see whose tagged. With a name like Mary Wyatt, a name that sounds more like a homeware brand than one that makes sheer bodysuits and bondage belts. But the brand has a casual coolness to it. A style that looks understated with small details like spiderweb elbow patches, and barbed wire decals on the neck rather than big, ostentatious goth looks. I’m a big fan of the “nu-goth” aesthetic, and Mary Wyatt has a look that pairs those elements with a sleek, easy to wear style. According to their site, “The brand focuses on clothing and accessories with a dark undertone, featuring screen printed and embroidered designs. We are inspired by our love of Scandinavian silhouettes and contemporary tattoo culture.”

See more designs after the cut

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