Every time I see Dita in this perfect Dior ensemble, I practically die with envy. Eventually I’ll stumble upon the secret of how to make that neckline.
The prices of makeup in Australia are ridiculous. I think it’s really cool that Illamasqua is setting up this campaign to fight the prices. Read more about it & sign here.
Model wearing a velvet wrap by Balenciaga for L’Officiel, 1956. Photo by Philippe Pottier.
Just uploaded a review!
Always loved this dress by De Castelbajac— I’m thinking I should try to make a version of my own. The question is— black or red?
I just remembered that people thought I was working at the Hasbro booth. Thanks for posting the pic anime-bookworm!
Jem cosplayer say what??
D’arcy was the only lady who influenced my style when I was a teenager. After I saw this spread from Rolling Stone, I started wearing makeup like this in school (usually only when I was wearing my SP “zero” shirt, cammo pants, & 20 eye Doc Martens- which I still have after 15 years). I totally had a girl crush before I even knew what girl crushes were.
Jump to now, when I stumbled upon some recent mugshot of hers. Yikes. Besides my opinion she obliterated her face with unnecessary plastic surgery, it seems she’s fallen down an unfortunate path of self-destruction. If any of you have a time machine and want to go back to 1997, please don’t show my 14 year old self D’arcy’s mugshot. And if you do, teach me about 80s hardcore so I can listen to that instead of going though my Korn phase.
This year at the San Diego Comic Con, I went as Jem and am so goshdarned proud of how my costume turned out, I’m posting it here.
I made the dress (I used Butterick 8342— a 3/4 sleeve bateau neck shirt— as a jumping off point for the pattern) + belt from scratch. Since I know very little about pattern making, I taped together a bunch of newspapers (instead of getting real pattern paper), drew stuff that kind of looked right & went from there.
The wig started out as this blonde “rocker” wig. Since some of the length was n’t very Jem, I cut off a few inches off the bottom & trimmed some of the bangs as well (which i don’t really think were short enough for authenticity’s sake, but I liked how it looked). Since Jem isn’t blonde, I found out how to dye the crappy plastic hairs of the wig (Youtube can be your best friend!) using acrylic ink + rubbing alcohol, et voila! Dying the wig was definitely the hardest part, because the dye solution kept dripping to the ends, away from the roots.
Not pictured are my Jemstar earrings, which i made from the cardboard of the shoebox my white pumps came in. I painted them with all sorts of paint & nailpolish, but I found that the red Sally hansen nail art pen was the PERFECT metallic red for these. Then i just hotglued the shapes to some posts that i never wore.
I was also able to knock this all out in a few days. So if you ever want to make a costume (or even just some bad ass item of clothing or jewelry or anything for yourself)— if you’ve got scissors, a vision, and a boat load of patience, then nothing should stop you!
Charlie Feathers — Can’t Hardly Stand It - 1956