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From The Archives, By Special Request—Beth Ditto’s Introductory Taste Of The Luxe Life

A brisk re-wind to the lead singer of [The] Gossip‘s first time

( . . . getting “dolled-up” for a glamour shoot, that is!)

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Frontiers magazine : December 5, 2006 : Volume 25, Number 15

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The magic that resulted was a team effort, for which Serious Propers are in order:

Photography by Albert Sanchez (www.albertsanchez.com)
Makeup by Cherie Combs (www.margaretmaldonado.com)
Hair by Tony Chavez (www.tonychavez.net) for Kérastase Paris
Propmaster/Art Direction: Pedro Zalba

On Beth (COVER SHOT):
Mini-Dress with Matching Cuffs by Abigail Adams (www.abigailadamsdesign.com)
Necklace by Tarina Tarantino (www.tarinatarantino.com)
Shoes by Abaeté for Payless
Switchblade Comb: “Bartering” Scam by Yours Truly

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So Miss Thing Is A “Style Icon” Now, Huh?!

Mmm-hrmm, yeah:

Well, “I Knew Her When. . .” &
“I was there, grrl!”
Sure was.


:: ET CETERA ::

Massive thanks to Alex Cho and Frontiers

And to Miss Ditto :
Sincere congratulations on your continued success . . .

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And Here’s One For The Fang-Bangers, The Coffin-Rockers, The Couture Hounds:

Have I mentioned how much I love the site Haute Macabre?

Haute Macabre, haute goth, logo

From the lavish editorial finds in their impeccably-curated archive of Tear Sheets, to the highly covetable objets-de-art many an absinthe-hued eye would ogle with envy — in the darkest-of-dandy / Domestigoth‘s high-end digs, without doubt.

This virtual locale of the monochromatic cognoscenti also posts invaluable blogature, with topics ranging from How To Wear A Headband And Not Look Dumb to DIY projects for dark-siders interested in harnessing creativity to learn How To Make [ One’s ] Own Latex Gear, or even rock a wicked sicked take on Christian Louboutin for Rodarte’s Spiky Heels With Studs.

Short of the long [ of tooth ]?
This site is bloody genius.

The following archived cough! STOLEN cough! editorial post was written by sultry wordsmith Samantha, both Haute Macabre’s co-founder and a veteran Suicide Girl, who shares her personal exploits at Five Twenty Three [dot] com

But enough of my incessant rambling — now it’s

“…Over To You, Sam!”

Vampiricus Synonymous

vampire fashion, haute goth, men's fashion, Clint Catalyst, Hoda Amel Abdalla

Sun-Sensitive Brocade Cloak by Jared Gold Couture † Vivienne Westwood Tie Shirt

Dark G-Star Denim † Romanian Militia Motorcycle Boots

Seeing as how I have spent my entire weekend glued to my computer working while listening to the first of the Sookie Stackhouse books on audio, I feel it totally appropriate to post this vampire editorial sent to us by Clint Catalyst . Since Nixon posted his spoken word video a few weeks back, he and I have bonded over our mutual love of True Blood, so in Fangtasia Fashion, here’s a first look at his recent shoot by Hoda Amel Abdalla.

Clint is shown wearing pieces from Jared Gold‘s Caspian Collection runway show. Each item is a one-off, and was not duplicated for public distribution.

Tophat, vampire, haute goth, fashion, Clint Catalyst, Hoda Amel Abdalla

Felt Top Hat with Couture Grosgrain Trim † Vintage Victorian Mourning Suit circa late 1800s

White Oxford from Ross Dress for Less † After Six Tuxedo Neckpiece

John Fluevog Wingtip Ankle Boots

Viking, vampire, fashion, editorial, Clint Catalyst

Jared Gold Couture Black Phoenix Cape † Jared Gold Couture Polygamist Werewolf Armrills

Jared Gold Couture Dark Tundra Infantry Cap † Vivienne Westwood Shirt

Kill City Stretch Denim Jeans † Romanian Militia Motorcycle Boots

Brocade cape, haute goth, Clint Catalyst, Hoda Amel Abdulla

Jared Gold Couture Blood Bay Foundry Brocade Evening Coat † Marrow Satin Cravat

Tarina Tarantino Necklace † White H&M Button Up Shirt

Vivienne Westwood Tie † Ksubi 5-pocket Peg Leg Pants

Vintage Comme des Garçons shoes

Warlock, fashion, editorial, Clint Catalyst, Hoda Amel Abdalla

Jared Gold Couture Black Greasy Colonial Jacket † Jared Gold Salem Witch Stetson Hat

Ksubi Black “Dee Dee” Straight Leg Stretch Denim † Irregular Choice Suede Boots

All pieces on Ericka, Clint’s willing victim, were her own.

Make-Up/Special FX by Julie Pound

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