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Dark & Jockey






Hello, Darklings!

This blog post is dedicated to my obsession with the ‘Jockey’ style. I’ve always had a weakness for the hats, boots, blazers and trousers in this kind of outfit. And since the ‘brown’ colour is predominant in this style, I decided to give it a ‘Dark’ vibe by combining several black clothing pieces with a nice Jockey hat from ‘& Other Stories’ (it was love at first sight), a clear shirt and one my favourite pairs of patent oxfords. The truth is, this is one of my favourite elegant/casual autumn outfits, hope you like it!

Industrial/Gothic/Chamber song of the day: Shalott by Emilie Autumn

Dark Kisses ~

In this outfit: Uniqlo black cardigan and taupe shirt; Levi’s black jeans; & Other Stories Jockey hat; Versace sunglasses; Salamander red & black patent oxfords; Sandro velvet backpack

Pictures by Vincent; Editing by me.




Her Infernal Purpleness

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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.


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Metal Fest Outfit

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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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Ville Valo inspired… with a touch of Marilyn Manson

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Hello, Darklings!

This post is very dear to my heart. I really wanted to put up an outfit that illustrates my love & passion for my two favourite Gothic Metal bands. HIM & Marilyn Manson are the reason I’m still here today writing these lines and sharing my dark fashion insights with you guys. In every person’s life, there are some quite rough times that need something to hold on to. Something that gives us strength & an unalterable will to carry on; a rock. Well, these two bands were, still are and always will be my two rocks.

Ville Valo and Marilyn Manson saved me during two extremely difficult periods of my life. The first one happened when I moved from Lebanon to France permanently (the second time I change countries as I’ve been doing it my whole life basically; for more details about that, I’ll put a link down below of my co-authored post: “The Cosmopolitan Child: pros & cons”). This transition was very hard as I was already a teenager (17 yo) and more aware of the challenges such a change brings with it (the first time I moved out of a country was when I was 9 yo). I had to adapt yet again to another culture, despite the fact that it was closer to mine as I was going back to Europe again (born in Bulgaria). I was returning home in a sense, but it sure didn’t feel that way. The moving took place quite fast and before I knew it, I found myself in a new country where I had to re-adapt yet again. As I arrived in the summer, school wasn’t starting until 3 months later, so I had no one to talk or spend time with except my family, my music and my dark soul. I did enjoy the much faster internet connection though (Lebanon is known for one of the shittiest connections in the world lol), so I took upon myself to download the discographies of all of my favourite bands starting with HIM of course. I spent endless days and especially nights, listening & discovering more and more bands in various metal genres. I felt so rich; I felt truly happy. Every night, I would watch on Youtube countless of interviews with Ville Valo, all of HIM’s live concerts and performances, along with all of the band’s albums and rare tracks of course. That way I never felt alone, I was embracing further and further my Gothic nature and music.

When it comes to the second incident that required my music’s help, it occurred not so long ago (and is still on-going), after I graduated from University with a  Master’s degree in Public International Law. As most of you already know, the current economic climate does not really help with finding internships and jobs. I struggled for 4 months after I graduated to find my first internship. And when it ended 3 months later, I have been looking ever since, for 6 months now, for a job. If it wasn’t for Marilyn Manson’s music, art, philosophy and not-giving-up/not-giving-a-damn attitude making me stronger & stronger, I wouldn’t be still looking and insisting on getting a job in my field, which I’m very passionate about.

It is the Beauty in my Darkness and the Darkness in my Beautiful world that make me carry on no matter what. I love it so much that it makes me cry every time I listen to those songs that saved me. That’s why I am most honoured to share with you two of my most favourite performances of HIM and Marilyn Manson (links down below).

Hope you enjoyed the read!

Dark Kisses ~

HIM – The Funeral of Hearts (acoustic): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_EBFlHUjmU

Marilyn Manson – In the Shadow of the Valley of Death: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4eh9NTzn7I

My post about the pros & cons of living a cosmopolitan life: https://juristenebris.wordpress.com/2016/04/20/the-cosmopolitan-child-pros-cons-co-authored-post/

In this look: Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply Black/Grey American Flag T-Shirt; Uniqlo Black Blazer; Asos Black Ripped Jeans; Black Nike RosheRuns; Prada Sunglasses; Marilyn Manson Twisted Heart Logo Pendant (Silver); Black Onyx Rosary

Pictures by Vincent; Editing by me.


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Rosemary Velour Dress

Hello Darklings, and welcome to the very first post on this blog! Too much excitement going on!

If there ever had to exist a fabric synonymous of elegance and class, it would definitely have to be Velvet. And what better way to affirm our Dark style in the office than wearing a gorgeous & chic velour dress?

I have stumbled upon Disturbia’s Rosemary Velour Dress a few months ago, and it immediately drew my attention to its eccentric elegance, especially within its creative ‘Alien’ buttons (close-up down below). I then thought to myself: “now there’s a dress with a strong dark character”. Unfortunately, it was sold out. I wanted it so bad that I requested a restock. The customer service told me that it won’t be part of the following collection, and they are not planning on restocking it. I was so disappointed that I ended up looking for the dress on every other retail website, or for a similar one. Without success, though. I only knew one thing: this amazing fabric, the white collar and the sublime alien buttons filled with character are meant for me, for my quite affirmed gothic personality. And then, just when I had already given up, it was up and selling on the website again! I ordered it right away, and decided to share my victory with you as my first post on this blog adventure!

Hope it is to your liking!

Dark Kisses~

Pictures by Vincent. All the editing is done by me.








In this look:

Rosemary Velour Dress ~ Disturbia

Hat ~ Asos

Bag ~ Heyraud

Ankle platform boots, creeper style ~ Karl Lagerfeld

Tights ~ Bonnie Boon

Sunglasses ~ Karen Walker

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