Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Taking Inspiration

 Alright, this one I felt deserved it's own stand alone post.  I made this crown and I feel pretty awesome about that. I've been trying to find a "dark" floral crown since I've really enjoyed wearing the little fun ones but I didn't have any luck finding something I liked. I ended up going to Michaels and bought a black branch, two springs of dark leaves and berries, three black roses, a few tiny dark red flowers. I twisted the branch in a circle and rather than use wire to keep it together, I wrapped the leaf springs around it.  They had a stiff wire in the middle so it worked very well and looked intentional.  The downside is that the crown is really large and doesn't fit in the car and the horse is scared of it so my transportation options are limited while wearing it!

 This is the strapless Rick Owens maxi I wear often but this time I wrapped it up in the belt so the skirt was more twisted. It actually stayed up all day so it was a practical modification.
 Dark forest queens probably don't carry purses but I need my cards and id so I used my little star bag to keep up the whimsy.  The whole look is inspired by Alphonse Mucha  season illustration sets and Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth - I felt the lines and flow of both the crown and the cape were very reminiscent of Mucha's style  and del Toro always puts such an amazing dark fairytale vibe into his movies.

 This is a close up of the crown, I really liked how the shape came together. It is heavy but balanced well so it really stays on my head with no effort.
For a more wearable aspect I also wore the cape as a shawl/scarf.

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