8 Dark, Eccentric & Elegant Fashion icons



Hello Darklings!

As all of you might have guessed by now, this blog’s main mission is to show the ELEGANT side of Dark/Alternative/Gothic Fashion, the one that can be worn with confidence within any kind of a demanding professional environment (e.g. legal professionals). Indeed, it is not always easy to put together a stylish outfit that does not necessarily fall into your “typical alternative/shock look”. Let’s face it, most of us have either abandoned their alternative style at the workplace or have opted for more “style forgiving” jobs (e.g. makeup artist, bartender, hair artist, musician, painter, digital artist, tattoo artist etc). The truth is, it does not have to be a “take it or leave it” situation. Gothic fashion comes from an extremely elegant and classy background. It’s enough to take a look at a few Victorian outfits to figure it out. Of course, when in a corporate environment, any temptations for excessive or non-fit accessories and clothes should not be taken into consideration. Eccentric Elegance should be the main key and guideline to our outfits.

That is why I decided to put up a list of my main Dark Elegance style inspirations/icons that help me in my everyday professional life to look both macabre and elegant! Hope it will be of use to all of you, I know it is to me:

  • Dita Von Teese
  • Karl Lagerfeld
  • Helena Bonham Carter
  • Chantal Thomass
  • Eva Green
  • Victoria Beckham
  • Kat Von D
  • Marilyn Manson


Gothic Metal Song of the day: Rosary Blue by The 69 Eyes feat. Kat Von D

Dark Kisses ~

Illustration credit: Megan Hess.


Teddy Bomber Jacket





Hello, Darklings!

My apologies for being away for a while, I’ve been quite busy for the last couple of weeks. But I’m back now with an exciting new post!

As a Goth, you all know by now that my colour preference goes to mainly black and dark purple indigo, but hey, when the colour is beautiful, eccentric (and alternative/dark), there’s no reason why it shouldn’t be added to our alternative palette! I was totally mind-blown by the metallic pattern (yes metallics are in again this autumn!) and colours of this Teddy bomber jacket by Maje. It makes me feel like a Gothic mermaid (plus it has my name: Teddy can be used as a short version for Theodora). It can be styled with both casual and formal outfits, truly amazing and perfect for autumn.

Progressive rock song of the day: Upside down by Gazpacho. 

Dark Kisses ~

In this look: Teddy bomber jacket by Maje; Levi’s black skinny jeans; & Other Stories black basic tee; Nike sneakers; Heyraud bag; Prada sunglasses

Pictures by Vincent; Editing by me.



Her Infernal Purpleness

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Her Infernal Purpleness #2 (1 of 1)


Her Infernal Purpleness #5 (1 of 1)

Hello, Darklings!

Since I mentioned in my last post my long-time obsession with the Dark Purple colour, I thought this outfit would be the perfect opportunity to tell you briefly the story behind “Her Purple Eyes”.

“Her Purple Eyes” was/still is one of my first Gothic nicknames that was given to me long, long time ago by someone I used to know. Purple has always been my favourite colour as it symbolises the majesty and beauty I love so much about the Gothic culture. Black has always been a preference, but Purple, this ROYAL colour is inseparable from my personality. The divinity in this colour makes it like no other. And every time someone asks me about my purple obsession, I always reply: “not just any PURPLE, the DARK, COLD, MAJESTIC PURPLE (or simply INDIGO Purple)!

To come back briefly to this person I was talking about, let’s just say they kind of baptised my purple majesty with “her purple eyes” because, in their mind, I’ll always have purple eyes. And then stemming from this nickname, different people I’ve known/still know have given/keep giving me nicknames related to my “Purpleness”. One of the very first and most used ones I got are: “Purple Lady, Purple Witch, Her Infernal Purpleness, Purpulina…” The years proved this simple preference to become a wonderful concept and myth around which so many things about me revolve. My Purple Darkness has become a defining element of my being. Amazing. The story of “her purple eyes” will never stop growing, for whatever I do is tainted by “purpleness”.

Gothic Metal Song of the Day: You, my North by Lacrimas Profundere

Dark Kisses ~

In this look: Dark in Love dress; Angel Clothing parasol.

Pictures by Vincent; Editing by me.


Theodora Signature

Our Four Year Anniversary

Vince #1 (1 of 1)

Vince #2 (1 of 1)

Vince #3 (1 of 1)

Vince #4 (1 of 1)

Vince #5 (1 of 1)

Vince #6 (1 of 1)

Vince #7 (1 of 1)


Hello, Darklings!

I would like you to meet for the very first time the photographer behind all of my outfit posts: my one and only VINCENT SALING! It’s the 8th of August and we are celebrating our 4 year anniversary! Can’t believe it’s been THAT long! He’s always been there, encouraging me to substantiate all of my projects and dreams, always. Even when I hesitated about starting this fashion blog, he pushed me through. Always extremely supportive & motivating, always caring, always most loving. I couldn’t be luckier.

To make the occasion even more special, I would like to share with you a wonderful gift he made especially for my birthday, as we celebrated it not long ago (July 30th); it is a one of a kind and probably the only full metal cover of the song PURPLE RAIN by PRINCE. Since I am a Goth who’s obsessed by Purple (and especially DARK PURPLE), he decided to both pay a tribute to Prince and please me! And guess what? I completely and utterly loved it! The best cover of Purple Rain I’ve ever heard! So here it is, PURPLE RAIN cover by Vincent Saling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o73kKhS8yeQ ! Please, check his channel and subscribe for more cool covers and compositions!

Here’s to many years to come! Love you PUDDIN’! ❤

Dark Kisses ~

Theodora Signature

Gothic Birthday Weekend: Prague

Hello, Darklings!

For my birthday I decided to visit one of the most GOTHIC cities in the world: PRAGUE! The gothic architecture is simply breathtaking, couldn’t have asked for a better birthday celebration! It definitely felt like home. Hope you enjoy the little diary I’m sharing here with you.

Gothic Metal Song of the Day: December Elegy by Tristania

Dark Kisses ~


Shot & edited by me.

Theodora Signature


Signature Scent: Burberry Body

Signature scent

Hello Darklings!

I would like to share with you THE ONLY perfume I have purchased three times! The perfect combination of MUSK, sandalwood, amber & freesia notes have made out of it my Signature Perfume! I thought there would never be a perfume which could define my style & personality, a perfume that I will always like wearing no matter what without getting tired of it, but Burberry Body has definitely hit my weak spot! MUSK, SANDALWOOD & AMBER! What a divine & sophisticated combination that screams elegance! After buying the intense version of the perfume twice, I treated myself for a third time with the limited edition of it: Rose Gold Eau de Parfum. It’s even more intense than the regular & intense collections. If you are looking for mystery & sophistication in a perfume, then that’s the one for you!

Dark Kisses ~

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Metal Fest Outfit

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Metal Fest #1 (1 of 1)

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Metal Fest #8 (1 of 1)

Hello, Darklings!

Since it is still music festivals season, I thought I’d share with you one of my favourite Metal Festival outfits. It is ALWAYS important to wear light clothing especially if you are a metalhead and even more so if you are a GOTHIC metalhead such as myself. Platform boots are a very essential part of our festival looks since that’s the place where you can completely reveal your true self (particularly fashion-wise) without any social judgement. Unfortunately, the summer heat poses often a problem to alternative fashion creativity. That’s why the BEST option for us metal chicks, is wearing extremely thin (mesh in my case) black dresses, and at the same time remaining creative (there’s such a wild range of alternative dresses out there). I am personally a big fan of KILLSTAR dresses as they don’t use the usual uncomfortable corsetry in their designs. I think most of you out there will agree with me in that corset dresses are EXTREMELY uncomfortable to wear at such events, they suck the fun out of them in fact. In my case, I chose this gorgeous Hockey mesh dress with a very cool statement on it and paired it with cotton black shorts & a black sports bra underneath. This way I get to wear my kick-ass DEMONIA platform sneakers without worrying about being too warm or getting my feet into mud/sand (which can be the case if I’m wearing sandals).

This year, I decided to go to a smaller festival, as I’ve been attending some huge ones for the past few years. This summer was full of concerts where I live and nearby so I’ve been attending “one-day fests” and the most exciting one will be taking place this August in Colmar – France, called “Hard Rock Session” combining some legendary headliners such as Arch Enemy, Slayer & Limp Bizkit. The even cooler thing about it is that it’s part of a wine fair! So, if any of you, dear readers, is going to this festival, let me know, this way we can meet & enjoy the concerts together! Cheers!

Gothic Metal Song of the day: Nymphetamine by Cradle of Filth.

P.S. I would also love to know which festivals you attended/are going to attend this summer! 

Dark Kisses ~

In this outfit: Killstar Hockey Dress; Diesel faux leather cap; Demonia platform sneakers; Miu Miu sunglasses; Sandro velvet backpack.

Pictures by Vincent; Editing by me.

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