7/02/2012

in the wilderness

(vintage dress from sisters of the black moon, necklace gift from meadham kirchoff, miu miu shoes)

The 70s had the most magical clothes. Details that, even today, don't feel antiquated at all because they transcend trends or passing fads, and instead create a mood. Things like empire waists, bell sleeves, and floaty angle-grazing hemlines. This dress is witchy and romantic and imparts such an intense feeling of long, of yearning, of wistfulness even?, all through the ingenuity of its design. Perhaps this dress isn't the most practical thing to be worn in the summer, but I don't mind at all because its mystical qualities are worth suffering through 100-degree weather...

These sleeeeeves. This lace! Cannot get over how ethereal I feel when I'm wearing this dress. I feel like an Ever After character, an Esben and the Witch song come to life, a Pre-Raphaelite princess.

Riccardo Tisci once said that he isn't gothic, he's a romantic. That sentiment didn't make much sense to me at first but now I think I am starting to understand what he means. I am writing this post really late at night, and want to delve more into my ideas about romanticism later, because thoughts of that aesthetic have dominated my creative work lately. But if I had to describe the summation of all of my influences it would undoubtedly center around romanticism in all its pains, joys, loves, and losses. These are notions that I want to express with my outfits and writing and photos these days. The tenderest human emotions as fuel for power in my appearance.

9 comments:

Allison said...

I think that necklace and dress were meant to be worn together. I completely agree that clothes from the seventies are beautiful and even timeless. Even though this dress has the signature bell sleeves and empire waist, it doesn't look like a period piece. I just bought a floaty 70s dress myself and I can't wait for it to come in the mail!

groovacious said...

Love it! I'm having visions of lace. And with black lace there's just some gothic yet innocent quality to it that I like, I guess that's the romantic aspect of it.

Tori Bonaventura said...

I could not agree with you more about the 70's having the absolute best style. I could live in 70's bell sleeved dresses constantly. I love the teen witch vibe here. :)
xo, Tori
http://daisiesandpixiedust.blogspot.com/

Mat said...

you're finding loads of decent stuff lately

Goo Girls said...

You ARE a pre raphealite princess. The mood of this dress remind me of henry peach robinsons photo of Ophelia.
-mattie

Aishwarya Khanna said...

It's perfect. And yeah, you are a Pre-Raphaelite princess.

Emmie said...

Gorgeous outfit. i love the necklace

Lucinda said...

People often forget the meaning of the word Romantic and all the wonderful notions of the era that come with.

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