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Kristin Booker • October 23, 2013

A Touch of Casual Goth, If There Is Such a Thing

 

Photo: giafrese

Photo: giafrese

Shop The Shoot: Current/Elliott Stadium Sweatshirt| J. Brand 915 Waxed Legging Jeans| Nine West Martina Pointy Toed Pump|Rebecca Minkoff for Avon clutch (no longer available) |Alexander McQueen Small Enamel Skull Bangle | CC Skye Pyramid Bracelet| Stila Stay All Day Vinyl Lip Gloss in Merlot

I can admit to a rather Goth phase around my Junior year of college. Suddenly, everything was very moody and very dark and I had a bit of a Winona-Ryder-in-Beetlejuice moment. Deep lipstick, tons of The Cure playing, only Morrissey understood me, etc. etc. I wore vinyl bustiers, threw on black lipstick and rimmed my eyes with enough kohl liner to play a member of The Addams Family. Everyone sucked, life was irritating…when Winona uttered those immortal lines in Heathers, “My teen angst has a body count,” I got it.

Photo: giafrese

Photo: giafrese

Luckily, that phase has passed, but every once in a while I still let a touch of the dark back into my life via my closet, and particularly when Halloween comes around. I don’t exactly *love* Halloween…I never have. Even as a kid, I’ve always been weary of masks and costumes where people aren’t recognizable, especially since some people take anonymity as a license to act criminally insane. As someone who’s really into being who you are, I’m not really a fan of holidays that celebrate being something you aren’t. But that’s just me.

Photo: giafrese

Photo: giafrese

I had told you guys about the Current/Elliott Stadium Sweatshirt that I had been watching like a hawk via Bergdorf Goodman, and now that it’s arrived, it’s my new leather-sleeved best friend. Paired with waxed skinnies and some heels, suddenly it’s Friday, and I’m in love.

All photos: giafrese

All photos: giafrese

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Photo: giafrese

Oh, and some seriously awesome accessories. This Rebecca Minkoff for Avon clutch is no longer available, but I still rock it often. It’s one of my favorites. I still absolutely love her bags. Such a great lady, so talented.

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But can we talk about this lip? It’s Stila Stay All Day Vinyl Lip Gloss in Merlot. One of my favorite new additions to my makeup bag, I spotted celebrity makeup artist and Stila Global Creative Director Sarah Lucero tapping it onto the lips of models backstage at alice + olivia for Fall 2013 and I became singularly obsessed with getting my hands on it. It’s a gorgeous wine hue and very of-the-moment. Clearly, I’ve slathered it on pretty thick, but one coat will give you a beautiful burgundy lip that will turn heads. Seriously, please get involved with this lip color.

All photos: giafrese

All photos: giafrese

Even though my moody, darker days are thankfully behind me, I still love letting my inner Goth rocker out every once in a while. But now she’s a bit more optimistic and happy…and comfortable.

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