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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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.”

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