gold, roses, and the fresh prince of bel-air


These days, there are a whole lot of riffs on the punk/goth/glam/outsider chic of yesteryear. Pulling from all of those distinctive but done looks, what I’m seeing is an unusual synthesis. For me, it’s a grimy, glitzy kind of drama. For right now, it’s just right.

the inimitable drew then, and lana now. say what you will about lana, but her look is fly. 

The aesthetic walks razor-thin boundaries, alluring and compelling.  In some ways, the trend references/is a tribute to the 90s we know and love. Could Romeo + Juliet have happened in any other time? James and The Giant Peach? The Fresh Prince? They’re weird + wild + wonderful in all the strangest and most familiar ways. But this revitalized style has a swagger all it’s own, and that may be the most appealing element.


Think burning roses and glitter and feminine knuckle dusters, think stitched jackets and bold lines and retro colorways, think gold studs and tuxedo pants and tailored sheers.

porcupine quill necklace by K/LLER COLLECTION


I dig that swampy sound, so I’ve included some songs that I like, but sonic interpretations can go lots of ways. #earwiggy

A track by SleepOver, called Romantic Streams.

Here’s a cover of “She’s Not There” by Nick Cave and Neko Case. It’s fantastic. Scoot over there and take a listen, for sure.


No more from me. Cheers.

laissez les bon temps rouler,

the girl


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