Saturday, March 29, 2014

Raiding the Met for Victorian Goth Clothing

I have a love/hate relationship with The Metropolitan Museum of Art. On the one hand, I'm very picky about museum ethics and on the other hand they simply have the best stuff. Still, since you're all here for the fashion and not for my feelings about collecting practices (unless you are here for that, in which case I direct you to my art blog), today I thought I would show you all some of the great Victorian Goth-appropriate clothing to be found in the Met archives.

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If you'd like to look more at the Met, their website is here and you can search their collection online here. Here's a fun challenge: If you could get any article of clothing from the Met archives without worrying about sizing, deterioration, etc., which one would you want?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Featured Dark Artist: Emily Farquharson

Today I'm pleased to end my hiatus by bringing you the art of Emily Farquharson, an artist from West Yorkshire who creates beautiful silhouette-like drawings with a dark flavor. Many of them take inspiration from Poe, and the rest of them (seemingly) from my fantasy journal. Here are some of the pieces she sent in:

Eliza Burns
Being Young


You're one of them aren't you?

I'd like to thank Emily for sharing her art with me (and all of you, by extension.) It really is amazing work. I encourage you to look up more of Emily's art and you can find her online here. If you're a delightfully spooky artist and you would like to be featured on this blog, shoot me an e-mail at