Monday, August 25, 2008

Something a Little Different




Outfit details: Plaid dress - Review, Black top - Esprit, Opaques - Voodoo, Shoes- Luca & Marc, Earrings - Groove, Rose ring - Accessories.




As a Goth from way back, I'm always looking for opportunities to indulge this side of my personality. So heading out for dinner with my family was a great excuse. I have an addiction to dark colours, heavily textured fabrics (hmmm... velvet) macabre motifs and lots of shiny black. Generally I use all these elements in moderation, but occasionally a little excess is just right. I like to call this my "Sophisticated Gothic". I don't go in for oversized velvet skirts and peasant tops, I find them a tragically unflattering combination. As with any look, I like to take key elements and mix them up to create something uniquely me. Dressing in a formulaic manner, or subscribing to one specific subculture, would simply become too boring.

But probably one of the biggest shocks of this look will be the absence of the red lips! Yes, I do occasionally leave them behind. Truth be told, I was planning such a large and delicious dinner that I didn't want to worry about getting lipstick everywhere, and so I went with a very dark eye and super pale lip instead.

And while we are on the Something a Little Different Train....



For those of you in Melbourne, you'll be aware that Spring Fashion week is almost upon us. Amongst the slick, chic and high profile fashion shows on offer, is one gem that the true fashion innovators amongst you cannot miss. Worn Wild - an alternative designers showcase and market, will be making its debut at this 2008 Spring Fashion Week. Hosted at La di da at 577 Little Bourke Street on Sunday September the 7th from 1pm, this will be a fashion event like no other you have ever experienced. The event features the work of cutting edge local and interstate designers of rockabilly, raver, clubwear, cyber, corsetry, street style, emo, gothic, lolita, queer, vintage, burlesque, flower powered and fringe inspired fashion. You will even have the opportunity to try on items that are usually reserved for custom orders. So yes, I am very excited! And the icing on the cake? I am being dressed by one of the designers for the day to rocks their wares as only Super Kawaii Mama can! So see Daddy in the morning for Father's Day, then head on down to Worn Wild with me.

15 comments:

Tea said...

Ill so check it out!

casey said...

Love your outfit--that dress is fantastic! :)

Kelly said...

Love your outfit, as usual. And you do look good in a nude lip, although I was surprised to see it!

Heather said...

Oh wow! I really love this look, I mean you look great as usual, but that is a nice change! Love the dress!

Nadine said...

The dress has a really great fit!

Skye said...

You look very elegant in that outfit - I'm sure you'll look fabulous at Worn Wild too!

enc said...

That's a brilliant dress.

Liv/e in Both Senses said...

LOVE the outfit! It's gorgeous, and no red lips? Almost doesn't seem right. Yet you pull it off with such ease... I envy you :)

esme and the lane way said...

Ah, I thought there was something different! It looks great!

Super Kawaii Mama said...

Thanks everyone. It is a great dress, even more so for being $200 off! The corset belt section in the middle had to be loosened somewhat to accommodate the large Thai diner though. :)

Ada said...

We need you to show up here:
gothiclover.com, you have a very nice taste, very sweeet

PorcelainBlonde said...

Very different makeup for you but gorgeous as always :)

I too went through a goth phase and still carry (a somewhat small) goth inside of me! So I'm loving your black chandalier and I'm really looking forward to seeing your outfits from Worn Wild. How exciting for you!

Jai said...

Ah! I too went thru the goth phase and it never quite left me! You look gorgeous! You are so dead on concerning material balance, and you have it, naturally! Ah, the sheer lovely lips! When I try this look me hubby gets bent out of shape over it as it I am missing a finger or something! Oh, look forward to the Worn Wild collection, how exciting for you!

Bucca said...

I am so in love with tartan right now... well more so than usual.
I'm so glad it's lost the 90's tied round the waist flannel shirt reputation!

Scheharazade said...

You're so elegant !^-^

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