I can’t believe WGT is in 2 1/2 weeks already! I’ve barely been able to think about what I will wear. Ideally I’d go for over the top gothic lolita and Victorian-ish looks, with some trad goth mixed in. Unfortunately my wardrobe and budget are not too accommodating, but a girl can dream.
Here is a somewhat random smattering of my personal style inspirations for WGT.
a couple of weeks ago i discovered the show penny dreadful. since then i’ve been slightly obsessed. there are so many wonderful things in that show, among which are the costumes. oh, the costumes. i would take screenshots of all of them, but netflix won’t allow me. they sparked a renewed interest in me in victorian fashion. victorian fashion was one of the goth clichés that i had moved away from, forgotten how fabulous it could be. anyway. of all the characters i think vanessa ives has the best wardrobe. here are some examples i plucked from google:
i can’t stop looking at the detail on this blouse. i think it’s one of her finest pieces.
i love those puffed sleeves on coats & jackets! that scarf makes the whole lovelier still.
nice modern addition of polka dots in this dress. the gold dots on the black look fantastic.
again, amazing detail on this dress. if only i could get my hands on lace like that… the contrast of the white also looks really nice.
i hope you enjoyed this post! thank you for looking.
last sunday i saw the new yves saint laurent biopic. what a feast for the eyes. any flaws it might have are easily made up by the visuals. the story was inspiring as well. it made me want to sew, draw, write, shop. it also made me interested in the designer himself, & his (older) work. yves saint laurent is one of those designers i’ve never really appreciated for some reason. funny, since he introduced pants for women.
i’ve been doing some googling throughout the week & now have a ysl folder in my pictures. some of my favourites: