I'm not one for flats, I have an unspoken 5 inch and up rule, But I will make an exception when it comes to combat boots. There’s something about tromping around in clunky oversized steel toe boots that I find quite fun. I prefer pairing them with dresses, kind of a visual oxymoron that shouts “Frilly Badass coming threw!”
Vintage dress. Vintage top hat. Vintage jewelry. Studded Combat Boots by Aria.
I was so inspired by my new vintage band hat that I had to stop everything and create a studded bustier Stat! ............and here it is DA DA DAAADAAAAAA!
Vintage Band Hat. Vintage Crinoline. Pleaser Victorian Boots. Studded Bustier by Aria.
I was out treasure hunting and stopped into a tiny thrift store. Jam packed with odds and ends this thrift store was organized like a yard sale gone wild. Random things crammed and piled here and there with hand written price tags attached by safety pins, tape and colorful yarn.
As I made my way into the clothing “area” my spidey scenes began to tingle. Like a predator honing in on its prey I scanned. Moving in on an overburdened clothing rack in the corner. Half buried and hidden on this crowded rack I found a sad little knee length dress. I wrestled it from the wrack for a closer look. Bingo!! Gold Brocade now glistening in the the dim florescent light, this dress was so mine! Boned bodice, strapless, fully lined, bandage fit, it had all the ingredients for an amazing little number.
So I paid and rushed home, I was now on a mission. Busted out my scissors, needle, thread and some coffee. After some minor surgery this sexy gold brocade body con mini emerged, shimmering and sparkling in the sun light, my little diamond in the rough.
Dress thrifted. Shoes by Nina. Jewelry vintage.
“You’ve never seen Cabaret?” Zorian said as he zipped over to Netflix to update the Queue. I soon fell in love with the noir burlesque imagery that followed. Joel Grey being my absolute favorite part of the movie. I still cant get that “Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome” song out of my head.
Vintage leather shorts. Vintage Derby hat. Pleaser Victorian boots. Pyramid Studded Bustier by Aria. Skull cane courtesy of Evander Preston Jewelry.
By the sea the Wind Goddess can be found, dancing with the clouds, where water and earth kiss the sky.
Inspired by my love affair with the sea I designed and created this 3 piece Origami Coverup set. Made with vintage crepe de chine these limited edition sets combine romance with practicality. Skirt, dress, bandeau, scarf and belt in a matching travel bag. Goddess Wear to Go.
Origami Goddess Wear by Aria, find it here. Antique turquoise bracelet.