Inspiration Board: Dark Glamour

Maybe it’s the nasty state of the economy, or just my 14 year old inside voice screaming “gothy subculture!”, but lately I’ve been really attracted to all things anachronistic (victorian/edwardian), architectural, and glamorous – with a little touch of “spooky”. Many people who view this inspiration board may be surprised that it’s not a total blackout – there are peachy-pinks, red, and even white in the mix. Just because it’s “dark glamour” doesn’t mean “only black”! It’s a feeling or idea, don’t take it too literally.


Ann Demeulemeester S/S 09 Anything with a lace overlay Rose McGowan Givenchy S/S 09 Old elaborate chandeliers Ms. Dita Von Teese Pale skin with advised-against dark, striking makeup Peachy tulle The most perfect boots I can never wear (damn you, calves!) The Crinoline Contest! (Some of) Alexander Wang S/S 09 Tim Burton Tim Burton’s stunning wife/actress, Helena Bonham Carter The music of Rasputina, Jill Tracy, and Sarah Slean

What’s inspiring you lately?


  • Sal

    What a lush, gorgeous inspiration board. I’m feeling drawn to the punky more than the romantic/goth, but I still just love these looks and fun pieces.

    Sal´s last blog post was Spring Transitional Swap-outs!

  • Jen

    I often feel like I can’t pull this look off because of my cutesy doll-face, but then I remember how adorable Helena Bonham Carter looks all gothed-out.

    I wish you could get those boots. They were definitely my favorite, especially in the ankle.

    Jen´s last blog post was Knick-knack, PaddyWax!

  • Great pics. I love the gothic-meets-feminine in a lot of what you have posted, like the lace, short skirts, etc.

    On the other side of the spectrum, I have been indulging in floral prints and bright colors to welcome Spring! :)

  • I love the black lace bustier with the coral-coloured lips. Love!

    lisa´s last blog post was Pinto Yellow Perfection!

  • Love the inspiration board – I’ve been drawn to a similar style as of late. Lovely stuff, that’s for sure!

    Michelle´s last blog post was Public Service Announcement!

  • Wonder what the gothic world do if the gothic style get’s trendy. Are they ging to wear clorfull clothes to be different?

    Mika´s last blog post was Starting!

  • I have always loved the alt/goth look – I don’t care how old I get I just can’t kick it!

    By the way, I’ve added you to my blogroll :)

    Broke Bettie´s last blog post was Do You Remember Your First?!