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Modern Darkness

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Hello, Darklings!

How’s your summer going so far? Long time no see!

I decided to take pictures of this Gothy/Witchy elegant summer outfit, while I was having my black coffee on an early Saturday morning! The calm is priceless! As you might have already noticed, I’m a raging caffeine addict and any coffee-related activity gets me excited like hell!

So there, I enjoyed wearing this wonderful flowy Disturbia dress a lot. It’s perfect for the summer, give it a try!

Dark Kisses ~

Gothic metal song of the day: Angels by Within Temptation

In this outfit: Disturbia dress; Current Mood chunky platform sandals; & Other Stories Broom Hat; Killstar bag; Versace sunglasses; Killstar skull pendant.

Pictures by Vincent; editing by me.

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Darkly Retrolicious!

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Hello, Darklings!

This post, as you may have noticed, is largely inspired by Audrey Hepburn’s exquisite style! I’ve always had a weakness for dark vintage outfits, and this Newspaper Black & White dress from Modcloth couldn’t be more perfect for such looks! As I’m always looking for the classiest and most elegant combination for all of my Dark/Goth outfits, I find cinematic icons such as Ms Hepburn, Morticia Addams and Cruella Deville pretty inspiring!

The simplicity & yet mystery in this kind of style is IRRESISTIBLE! Just give me the perfect black sunglasses and hat, and I couldn’t feel darker & classier!

“Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.” Audrey Hepburn

Gothic Metal song of the day: Lower the Flags by Sentenced.

Dark Kisses ~

In this outfit: Modcloth Dress; River Island hat; Asos platform sandals; Mango velvet kimono; Prada sunglasses.

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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Sophisticated Simplicity

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Hello, Darklings!

I’m very excited about sharing this outfit with you, today! Indeed, it is unbelievable and almost impossible to think that I’d be posting an autumnal look in June this year! But guess what? Thanks to ‘global warming’ (cooling I’d rather say), I’ve been actually wearing these past few weeks more of autumn outfits than summer ones, which gives me great pleasure as I previously mentioned I’m more of a cool and grey weather kinda person. Besides, we have so many more options and ideas for styling when the weather is not ‘stinking’ hot! I can honestly enjoy combining layers and different cuts & fabrics, which is perfect for us goth/alternative fashionistas, as we dread the sun & the heat. I hope the weather remains this way in Strasbourg for the summer, it is much more liveable and enjoyable to my dark soul.

Hope this outfit will be to your liking as much as it is to me!

Dark Kisses ~

P.S. Thought I would start adding a ‘Gothic/Metal song of the day’ per post, let me know if you are into this, guys. So here’s the song for this post: Decima by Katatonia (Gothic/Doom).

In this Outfit: Asos hat & top; ALL SAINTS jeans; Michael Kors bag; Mango jacket (old limited edition); Rocco Barocco sneakers.

Pictures by Vincent; Editing by me.

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Witchy Style Crush: Jag Lever

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Hello, Darklings!

I’m so excited to include my first style crush on my baby blog! As most of you know by now, I’m in love with dark/alternative/gothic/witchy fashion centred around elegance, as it corresponds the best to my dark personality. Before starting this blog, I used to be (and still am as everyone is the fan of everyone at some point) part of those fashion lovers/spectators of alternative fashion blogs. Jag Lever has been one of the first blogs I started following three years ago and still is my ultimate favourite. Rachel-Marie has such a unique and attractive way of combining witchy and vintage elements in her outfits, that I could not but become enchanted by her posts. It made me so happy to see that the alternative & dark dress code is becoming more and more popular, that it contributed bit by bit to my decision to finally get out of the dark and share with you all my love and passion for eccentric elegance!

Thank you, Rachel, for inspiring me to start this exciting adventure!

Dark Kisses ~

Jag Lever blog: http://www.jaglever.com/

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