vvitchy vvoman

Okay, so nothing about this  outfit is witchy, besides the fact of my wearing it. But it is accompanied by a review of one of the best theatrical experiences I’ve ever had. I would summarize The VVitch as “Puritan family loses child, succumbs to witch-hunting hysteria”, but it’s so much more than that. First, you…

danica in daguerrotype

I took these photos of Danica almost six months ago now and promptly forgot about them, likely due to the bucket of sangria that concluded our shoot. I found them a couple days ago, edited them up, and here you are! (Yes, the Victrola is actually hers. How cool is that?) 

you’re turning violet, violet

You know that feeling when you have outfit pictures you really, really love, so you sit on them for a while to make sure they won’t get buried when you actually release them? I’ve talked about it before, and it’s perennially true. I took these pictures a week ago, and they might be some of…

kook: a retrospective

In honor of my last post and the attendant closet clean-out, I thought I should give my thrifted weirdness a last hurrah. Here are fifteen outfits I absolutely loved, and would absolutely never in a million years wear again. one / two / three / four five / six / seven / eight nine /…

myrmidons & maenads

I’ve been fascinated by Francesca Woodman lately. I sort of want to be her, minus the existential depression and early death. (But if depression and death are the price for creating work like this…I might pay it.) This is my (amateur, digital) tribute to her short career.

haunt for the holidays

Can we take a moment and collectively appreciate Kristina of Eccentric Owl here? I’d known since my birthday (back in May) that I had a package from her on the way, but I had no idea it would be this package. I finally received it on Monday (the day before my half birthday), and…lord oh lord was…

patchwork imp

Jumping on my own “masked creatures in the woods” bandwagon. I could get used to this. Dress: vintage, via Rusty Zipper Cape: from a friend Mask: Earthbound Trading Everything else: thrifted

this isn’t my actual halloween look

I want that well and truly known. I still have a real costume coming to you sometime this week. These were just a few pictures I grabbed on-site at our haunt, between the Saturday matinee and the evening show. And then decided to make super-duper aggressively kitschy, because when else do I have a seasonally…

ride with the moon in the dead of night

I’m halfway done with shows, and I’ve had five precious days off! We start our second run tomorrow night, but I’m at least sort of rested this time. And I was free enough to have a photo day with Holly this past Sunday. Did you know that Ethan Allen is buried less than a mile…

hell week

I am inordinately pleased that it’s not just my local theater crowd that calls it that. Even Wikipedia says so. And hellish it is. I ate Wendy’s last night. Wendy’s. We open in two days, but at least I got a visit to my little mountain hometown this weekend. I always move a little slower,…

grim grinning ghost

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I don’t do “____ – inspired” outfits. I do full-on caricature. I don’t want “hints of Halloween” or “vintage with a modern twist” (seriously, let that phrase die). I just want to wear a costume every single day. Is that so much to ask? Dress: Maggie Tang,…

still tacky & the leibster award

This is still one of my favorite posts of all time, and I stand by it 100%. I play at elegance sometimes, but everyone should know what a tacky fuck I am. I think about it every time I pull out this sweater, which is one of the most beloved things in my wardrobe. In…