Posts Tagged ‘Halloween’

CAT GLASSES

October 22, 2009

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Last week I went into American Apparel to buy another leotard and to my delight all of their vintage eye wear was 50% off. Most of the shades were ironic (barf) or 80s but I came across these beauties and knew I had to have them. I have a fondness for tortoise shell and these appear to be the god-mother to the Spring ’10 Linda Farrow for Alexander Wang sunglasses shown here. How could I resist?

I love leather gloves and plastic black kitty cats. I wonder if any one else has this much fun in CVS.

BATHORY

October 19, 2009

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It is 11 days away until All Hallows’ Eve and if you don’t know what costume your wearing, you better get on it!  I saw this image from this month’s Dazed and Confused and immediately thought of Lady Bathory.  You’d look that good too if you bathed in the blood of virgins.

Maybe this could be your costume?  A mix of high fashion and history.

BLACK HORNS

October 15, 2009

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Today is the last day of Michel Berandi’s installation at the Geffen Contemporary at Moca.  It only had a run date of three days but thanks to a tip from Diabolina who attended the opening, I might be able to make tonight.   The museum closes at 8pm on Thursdays, so truly there is no excuse not to make it.   If you also get a chance to go, please tell them that Fashion Intel sent you!

Micheal Berandi is pretty cool.  Playing Sunn – who I’ve had the privilege to see live – on his website made him an instant hit in my book.  I know we’ve seen him around downtown L.A. and mentioned here and there, but by no means did I know he was making fashion magic 2 streets down from my former apartment.

Aren’t these the most amazing shoes?

OCCULT POP

October 13, 2009

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I have yet to get my hands on Mitch Horowitz’s Occult America because my library’s funding has been cut drastically, and the esoteric are the first to be ignored.  Fortunately I did get a chance to hear Mitch speak on Jay-Z and the Occult via NPR which proved to be quite interesting.  There’s been a lot of attention lately to Jay-Z’s supposed connection to the Occult and Freemasonry, and I have to say it makes life much more interesting.  It also explains a lot to me – he’s obviously put me under a spell because I’ve never liked his music very much but the Blueprint 3 is great.  For the record, I’m A Tribe Called Quest kind of girl.

So why the pictures of Rihanna? Because I LOVE her style and oh yeah, you can see a scary face  in her back in that last photo.  Remember when she wasn’t cool and singing songs like SOS?  She has come a long way since playing at the Los Angeles County Fair.  For reals.  I’d have to say her “good girl gone bad” look has put her on my best dressed list of 2009.  What a difference the Occult can make.

Learn more about Jay-Z, Rihanna, and the Occult here (NPR).

MASKED WOMAN

October 9, 2009

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May I suggest you dress up as Chloe Sevigny the cat for Halloween?  Even better is to have a friend dress as Terry Richardson to take your photo.  Just some costume suggestions from Fashion Intel. xoxo

BLACK CATS

October 7, 2009

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images via From the Desk of Phyllis

OCTOBER FEST

October 2, 2009

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October is my favorite month of the year. Why? One word. HALLOWEEN. Everything leads up to this amazing day and you have 30 days to prepare. The weather starts cooling off in L.A., all the stores put out their skull tsotchkes, and black makeup becomes omnipresent. What more could a girl ask for?

This October my boyfriend and I are heading up to Nor Cal to spend Halloween with my sister in San Francisco. I’ll be dressing up as Lady Gaga – nay, I will become Lady Gaga – and Asael still has no idea what obnoxious character he’s going to conjure up.

I wanted to start this month off with a post of some beautiful images in the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar. High fashion meets Tim Burton. What you can look forward to for the month of October on Fashion Intel:

+ Black, black and more black
+ Witches, Magic and the Occult
+ An updated site with lots of changes

xoxo
Natalie

Worst Costume Ever

October 31, 2008

My friend Stefani sent me this Halloween costume via email the other day, and the Fashion Intel would like to title it the Worst Costume Ever.

For $42.95 you could be a “Sexy Skelly”  and not only will you be exclaiming to the world that you are only comfortable with your sexuality on Halloween, but that you not-so-secretly obsess about your BMI as well.

I honestly couldn’t believe this costume when I saw it, but why should I be surprised when I live in a soceity that markets “sexy” to children.  Why not market eating disorders to misguided women as well?

Think I am being a bit too critical? No, I didn’t think so.  Once you realize the belt is meant to be a meassuring ribbon atop a skeletal frame, you know that is has to be the worst costume ever.

All Hallow’s Eve

October 31, 2008

Gothic Beauties

October 29, 2008

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Trick or Treat

October 27, 2008

Halloween is my favorite holiday, so every day this week I’ll bring you something spooky, witchy, or ghostly.  If it is black, ripped or webbed you bet it will be on my radar until the 31st and probably there on after, because that is simply my style.  I love the Mulleavy sisters of Rodarte and am dying to know what they’ll be doing this Halloween.

What are you going to be for Halloween?