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8 Dark, Eccentric & Elegant Fashion icons

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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.

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Outfit: job interview

 

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Black & White stripes (1 of 1)

Hello, Darklings!

Something tells me there are many of you dark ladies who have struggled with choosing a “proper” outfit for a job interview. Most of you alternative fashionistas have been stuck with the eternal question: “how can I look elegant and classy enough without completely  changing my style and identity”? Well, the truth is we never have to erase our dark personality from the way we dress. There is always a way out. In fact, most of times we would receive a compliment for our refined eccentricity, trust me, I’ve been there.

The task of preserving one’s dark/alternative style in the office is the whole purpose of this blog. I’ve seen it work and I would like to share those tips with you, one outfit at a time. I actually wore the outfit you are looking at during a recent job interview, and it couldn’t have looked more elegant. I’ve always loved black and white stripes, there’s something quite exquisite about them, something very simple yet very sophisticated. They make you look like a Tim Burton character, and still dazzle’em with style. So there, hope you enjoy this outfit and that it will make your job interviews run even smoother!

Dark Kisses ~

In this outfit: Topshop black & white striped dress; Uniqlo black blazer; Ted Baker tote bag; Bijenkorf hat; Old vegan leather coat; Jeffrey Campbell platform oxfords; Crap Shades.

Pictures by Vincent; Editing by me.

 

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