Vintage Witchcraft

Might I just say, these are divine. On every level. ❤


All I can say is, I’d be running around in this gown (at home, of course) if I could get my paws on it!  ❤ 

Given the description, I’m not entirely sure whether it is an illustration or a real piece (trust me, I’ve inquired!) *lol*  It’s effectively more body jewelry then it is a “dress” but my Pagan heart is in full swoon wither way.

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I mean, golden cobwebs?!  How incredibly vampilicious.  I feel like it’s nigh impossible to outdo Morticia or Lily but this is teetering on the verge of spotlight-stealing.  Personally, I’m totally head over broomstick.


Shoulder Show

So “Off The Shoulder” is a trend that can be absolutely gorgeous…but also a bit tricky.  

If you are busty at ALL, or simply have a difficult time with strapless bras (let’s be honest, it doesn’t matter how good it is, it’s hard to find one that you aren’t aware of all night!), having the absence of straps can be a distracting nuisance.  

Even with Ballroom costumes, I HAD to have some kind of support – it just wasn’t comfortable otherwise.  And I know you know what I mean about wanting desperately to tug at your apparel all night long, hoping you have a chance to run to the ladies room to adjust the undergarments!  ARG!

But…if you can find a support you feel comfortable – and secure in – off the shoulder tops are lovely – they can alter the “flavor” just about anything.  A skirt, a dress, trousers, shoulder-bearing tops lend an extra layer of “vibe,” whether bohemian and carefree, or elegant and refined.

The only other snag here is if you are broad-shouldered…which I am.  I have my days where my shoulder-span elicits the “do you workout?” and “are you a swimmer?”…and therefore my own clenched jaw.  But I’m thankful, darn it!  I can lug groceries on my shoulders like a linebacker! AND…and…in a Ballroom, or on the ice, my “wings” come in handy!

Personally, I think you should be proud NO MATTER how far your shoulders span…or don’t!  If you do have broad shoulders, it is fair to say this trend WILL highlight them. But…

In Fashion, we play with shapes… There are flattering cuts for ALL figures, ALL shapes, ALL sizes.  It simply depends on what you want to highlight.  

If you feel your shoulders are something you want to show off, this is a GREAT trend for you.  

If you’d like to lessen the width, try a ONE-shoulder drape. 

Keep in mind, if your shoulders are broad, and your waist tiny (I’m a little jealous here!), this will really give you an hourglass, triangular visual line.

Either way, you can show a bit of skin, and your neckline, and feel fabulously comfortable at the same time!  Brilliant.


A/W 2015/16 RTW – Francesco Scognamiglio

Another Collection I LOVED.  Simple, beautiful lines, subtly sexy and elegant at the same time.  I’m not actually familiar with this Designer but I love to share something that might also be new to others (or, lesser-known.  I didn’t much care for Gucci, which is one of those Shows you totally expect the planet to cover!)

Textures seemed to fall in line with some of the other shows I have seen – satin silks, a whole bunch of sheer, embroidered prints, and some softer fabrics.

The “LBD”s (Little Black Dresses) in the Collection were more like refined-midis – they hit about mid shin, tapering over the figure to both flatter but allow for SOME imagination (isn’t THAT refreshing!?)  Midi lengths can be just as sexy as a mini, and actually even MORE so because they draw the eye over the lines without giving everything away.  

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The trenches were BEAUTIFUL – side pockets, and folded (and long-line) lapels have a barely-there-menswear hint... Shoulders are nicely tailored and the straight-line fit is pulled together with a slim belt. I loved the black one and the ivory, though I can’t say I’d look quite as dashing! – these might work best on an ectomorph (slimmer figure) because of the bunch-gathering in the middle.  All the same, they are lovely.

The ribbed turtleneck sweater was perfectly paired with a  slim pant silhouette, though here I feel like she is a bit too slim for it to fit at its best.  

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The dusty pink pant suit was divine – gathered with a long, soft belt…perfectly tailored, sat really well on the model.  

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Dashes of coral juiced up the black, white and softer shades with a nice punch of color.  And the ode-to-boudoir was fun, pairing a black silk teddy with lace trim with a puffy, peach-lined black “robe” of sorts.

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All in all, I really liked the Collection – quite wearable, and more subdued.  The hair and makeup wasn’t really fit for the pieces…I’d definitely recommend a less messy-and-overgreased hair style, and maybe to go easy on the liner, so as not to distract from the outfits!  Still, pretty hard for any of these girls to NOT look good!