Sunday, June 2, 2013

Red and Black Week!

Today is the first day of Red and Black Week, as sponsored by the ever-awesome Victorian Kitty from Sophistique Noir. View the icon!

I thought I'd start with a bang. Behold my favorite red-and-black photo of all time:
Taken by Marli, our local friendly photographer
My fiance's band was playing at a new cocktail bar, and I had to get fancy. This was the first time I'd ever attempted red eyeshadow. I was afraid that it would make my skin look too rosy (pink and healthy? Heaven forbid!). In the end, though, I was quite pleased with the effect.

As I've mentioned before, I like my outfits to convey a little story, or at least deliver a definite mood. When I saw myself in the mirror, what popped into my head was, "I look like a baby vampire on her first night out." I'm pretty sure nobody else got that impression, but I enjoyed it.

Does anybody else think of stories to go with their clothes?


  1. That is a cool photo! What sort of concoction are you drinking there?

    1. That is a ten-dollar chocolate martini, and it was worth every cent.

  2. Very nice photograph, indeed, though I wouldn't mind seeing more of this baby vampire outfit :)

  3. Great photo! The story my outfits were telling wasn't a very interesting one... but it's under revision now. :)

  4. This is an awesome photo! You look great in red eyeshadow. And that drink.... MMM! Now I totally want one. ;)

  5. You look adorable in that picture! Makes me want to find my old red eyeshadow, which has been forgotten somewhere in the bottom of my make up -bag. :) I too sometimes like to make a story for my outfit. Or frankly just "play like a little kid" in my mind, pretending to be the baby vampire or something, though not so exaggerated that people would actually notice and call for the local asylum about a lunatic on the loose. ^^*

  6. This is really beautiful - although I thought that... straw(?) was a candle for a second. ^_^; You look very classy.