What I’m Wearing:
Black Wool Cape – Old (Similar)
Black Lace Choker/Neckpiece* – Pheren Couture
White Blouse – Plain Studios
‘Kraken’ Ring* – Regalrose
Gold Buckle Belt – Seconhand (Similar)
Black Lace Overskirt – Cut Up Another Skirt (Similar)
White Tulle Skirt – Alexandra Grecco
Black Faux Suede Platform Boots – Old (Similar)
Getting a lil’ Spooky…
Okay, so I love Halloween – you probably guessed. Between getting excited about spooky-themed crockery, food & home decor, I also had chance to put some fancy outfits together… This being one of them!
I like to think of it as my attempt to get in to the feeling of the season, but pulling it back enough that it works for a nice meal. (White eyelashes and a mountain of blush isn’t too extra for a nice meal, right? For October? Right?! Haha). I’ve been playing a lot of Bloodborne recently, so the Pale Doll seems to have had some kind of unintentional influence on this look.
There’s definitely some Victorian-style vibes at play here with the high neckline of my blouse & my Pheren Couture Francoise choker, so I added to it with a voluminous skirt. This is actually not one, but two skirts – a lace midi over tulle to create that ‘petticoat’ feeling. The skirt layering ended up feeling a little bulky, so I cinched in my waist with a belt to get a more Victorian silhouette.
Seven inch platform boots may admittedly be less traditionally Victorian… but DRAMA! As the look was already quite dramatic I also wanted the silhouette to be a bit elongated to counterbalance the volume of the blouse & skirt. And yeah, it wouldn’t be me if I didn’t have something a bit extra thrown in there 😛
Illamasqua Foundation (SB02), Contour & Eyeshadow (Sculpting Palette)
Kat Von D Lock It Concealer (White Out) – used on face, lashes & combed through brows
Anastasia Beverley Hills Brow Definer (Auburn)
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita
My makeup here was more inspired by Queen Elizabeth – pale as hell. Once I’d added the white eyelashes & combed the white concealer through my eyebrows, it looked like I was coated with a layer of frost. I added blush to my cheeks and tip of my nose to play on that a bit, and also a little shadow to my eyes to give a bit more depth to my face as I was looking a little ghostly.
I hadn’t initially planned on going quite so OTT on the blush… but after a hand slip I decided to just roll with it and look a little spooky(-er). It ended up working quite well with the look – yay for happy accidents!
Have you been getting into the Halloween spirit yet? Does it translate into your outfits/makeup, or are you more into spooky food and home decor? (Why not both?! :P) Or are you more excited about winter and Christmas bing around the corner?
Let me know, and have a wonderful day, whatever you are doing! Love xxx
What a beautiful outfit, I absolutely adore the makeup look, it gives your face a whole new dimension. I don’t think it looks spooky but rather delicate and soft 🙂 The skirt you made up is so pretty, I love the idea of cutting one to add on top of another, the end result looks perfect. As for me, we don’t really celebrate Halloween in France, so the feeling is not quite there haha and it’s still pretty warm so it just feels like the end of summer.
I loved this look! To the clothes you chose to the make-up ^^. I’m not really that much into Halloween, mainly because here in Argentina we don’t celebrate it 🙁 but it’s nice to see other’s people high spirit for it!
Sora | http://dangerouslyme.com/
So obsessed with this look! Ahh!
You look amazing Em! Love seeing the up close of your make-up too, it really suits you.
Abigail Alice x
You looking amazing in these, the makeup is stunning. Love that skirt you’ve created too, lovely
I’m in love with this outfit and more so that skirt! It looks beautiful on you and the make-up is very subtle but dramatic (if that even makes sense?) x
Jenny | Krystel Couture X
Stunning <3 I love your skirt details and your makeup <3
La Robe Noire
IG : @Saskiabzn
Shoes are gorgeous!!
I’ve been trying to learn how to layer and this is such a great idea! I feel like layering adds so much more to an outfit. I love this look, and the makeup is so unique! ?