Friday, 31 October 2014

~ Witchcraft and Wizardry ~

Well Happy Halloween and Samhain, my lovely darklings! Halloween is my favourite time of year, and always has been since I was a little girl. For as long as I can remember, I have been obsessed with witches. As a girl, I used to watch the show "Worst Witch" religiously.  In "Hocus Pocus" I adored the Sanderson Sisters and wanted to be SJP's character "Sarah" so intenesely after I originally saw the film, that I used to walk around the house singing "Come Little Children". When "Harry Potter" came out, I was obsessed with going to Hogwarts. My favourite play when I was young was "The Crucible", and I have always loved the dark, magical loveliness of witches. The spells, the long hair, the all-black-everything...I wanted to possess magic more than anything in the world.

It wasn't just in film, books and television that I loved witches. I actually hold some pagan beliefs and traditions. I've casted spells by the full (and new) moons. I've practiced psychometry. I've done tarot readings, and continue to do oracle card readings quite often. And I've always, always had a pet cat.

In celebration of Halloween, Samhain, and my love for witches, I decided to wear an outfit completely inspired by Witch Fashion (witch is one of my favourite kinds of fashion). And by the way, this is totally an outfit I would wear any day of the year. It just so happens that it's much more appropriate for Halloween.

I put a spell on you...

So, everything is black, black, black! I started off with some black leggings and black victorian-inspired boots from Penningtons. I then donned my ouija cardian from Domino Dollhouse, and a black pleated pleather skirt that I got from eBay. I finished it off with a collar from Etsy, a black hat from Aldo, my vintage turquoise ring, and several accessories from one of my faaaaavourite stores ever, Gypsy Warrior (the MAGIC cluth, Gypsy Warrior ouija phone case, "Ouija" ring and "Magic Made Me Do It" ring). I'm also wearing giant pentagram earrings from Killstar, black lipstick, black nail polish, and a black cat tattoo on my arm. Puurrrrrfect.

Sigh, this witch wishes that it could be autumn and Samhain all year round...

Happy Haunting, my fellow witch-bitches!

Monday, 27 October 2014

~ Dark Queen of the Wild ~

Animal print. We all love it (well, most of us bold, adventurous fashion-types anyway) - but it's not always a print that's easy to pull off. Luckily, leopard print is one of the easiest animal-prints to pull off (and it seems to stay quiet popular year after year). From vintage leopard-print coats (just coat me in the stuff!) to a more subtle choice in let's say a scarf or a glove, leopard print never fails to add a little bold, sexy wildness to your outfit.

So when Chubby Cartwheels came out with plus size leopard-print leggings, I pawed at the oppurtunity and ordered a pair immediately. Not only are these leggings effing *fabulous*, but the stretch is fantastic, they are sturdy and SO. COMFORTABLE. They've become my absolute favourite pair of leggings. Rawr.

So when it came to pairing these lovely leggings with some items in my closet, I pulled out my tiger sweater from Addition Elle, paired it with some gold jewelry (gold spike earrings from Domino Dollhouse), my black knit hat, and my "MAGIC" clutch. I finished the whole thing off with "Black Velvet" lipstick from Lime Crime - to give the look a classic Courtney-style gothic touch. This was the puuuurfect outfit for a cool-autumn day.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

~ Summer Suits and My Fabulous Fatkini ~

Although summer has come and gone (this post is so late, gah!), I felt it absolutely necessary and vital to share with you all the fabulous swimsuits that I rocked all summer that made me feel like the gorgeous fat mermaid that I am.

Aren't we all fat mermaids at heart?

If you're like me, you are! And what better way to show off your mystical mermaid-goddess self than to rock a Chubby Cartwheels mermaid fatkini!

I custom-ordered this suit from Chubby Cartwheels, choosing the hot-pink fabric and adding straps to my bandeau top. This swimsuit was extremely gorgeous, comfortable, and completely makes a statement. I had girls of all shapes and sizes wanting my suit when I wore it at the beach. But no surprise there. I styled this suit with some  hot pink lipstick, heart-shaped sunglasses, and my "Priestess Crown" from Wendy Nichol.

Going along the theme of "scales" - another suit I loved to wear this summer was my gold dragon-scale suit from Chubby Cartwheels. Inspired by my love for all things Khaleesi, this dragon-scale suit definitely made me feel hot and on fire at the beach!

Lastly, I found this absolutely gorgeousss swimsuit on eBay. It's a one-piece gem - a white Marilyn Monroe swimsuit covered in little red roses. The fit is absolutely perfect (and great for a pear-shaped girl like myself) and gives that classic-one-piece look. Also I love anything with roses on it. I styled this suit with white, heart "Lolita" sunglasses, a black bow and some bold red lips.

Beautiful, sexy swimwear is not longer something only reserved for the thin - there is now some gorgeous plus size swimwear that's available to women of all bigger sizes. Don't let the beach stop you from being fierce - remember to always be a mermaid, both in and out of the water.