Friday, February 4, 2011

Lady Zombie's Fashion Inspirations #1

Infernal greetings my sexxxy demons, friends and family!

Fashion influence is everywhere we look, and so much of modern style is derived from bygone days. A lot of people often ask me where I shop, where I got the ideas for my looks, etc., so I have decided to share a little with you! Once a week (or whenever I remember to do this, lol) I'll post a note that contains photos of some of my fashion inspirations.

r the first installment, I'd like to discuss some of my major influences. Those who know me best know that I never stick within a specific genre of attire. Who want to limit themselves to JUST Goth? JUST Fetish? JUST Urban? Can't I have box braids and extensions one day, my curly black mane on this night, and cyber locks another? Of course I can. Anyone can! I love to indulge myself in a creative blend of ALL the styles I enjoy.

My closet is definitely a corporate drone's nightmare and a drag queen's heaven.

I often find myself drawing upon the various styles of: Marilyn Manson, Dita Von Teese, Bettie Page, Gwen Stefani, Shirley Manson, Siouxsie Sioux, Madonna, Stevie Nicks, Lita Ford, many more celebrities and MOST of all... the NYC Subculture! The underground is where I found the courage to be creative and experimental. In all of YOU is where I first learned to say, "Let 'em stare!" - and ENJOY the shock value and edgy confidence.

 I'd like to first showcase Madonna, specifically during the 80s, when bold makeup, elaborate hair and pounds of heavy accessories were glorified. Yes, I confess, I still think this was one of the best times for clothes! And I am not talking about shoulder pads (armor is one thing, but unnecessary padding... no) and men with bangs (I do love long hair on men - but no bangs, please). Over the decades of her career, Madonna has changed looks more often than I can count, and she always seems to do it so well - but I loved her style most of all in the beginning. Clunky bracelets, heavy chains, dark red lipstick, smouldering eyes... YES - I do this look ALL the time! She puts her sexuality on a pedestal, drips confidence, and her fashion sense reflects that clearly.

I would also like to make mention of someone from the NYC subculture whose outrageous makeup and styles have been an inspiration to MANY of us since the Limelight club was in its prime: Miss Venus Pain. Known best for her wild stage shows and hat/hair/makeup designs, Venus originated many of the styles now common place in our community. A black light Goddess, she is able to incorporate any electric color and fabric into a Club Kid's fantasy! Many of her looks are done from scratch, and I strive to be as unique and capable as she is one day. We owe her a lot - she paved the way for us! Thank you, Miss Pain - we love you and appreciate your contributions!

I'd like to wrap up by touching on a designer that I am completely infatuated with currently - and most of you share the same sick obsession. IRON FIST CLOTHING! Well, not all their clothes so much as - say it with me now - their SHOES! Specifically, the line of monster inspired platform heels they have out now. I own the Wolfbeaters and the Zombie Stompers (as well as the turquoise leopard print heels, but those were from a different series). They are perfect for any edgy, horror loving diva or rockabilly fashionista! I vote these shoes a MUST HAVE - however, they aren't terribly comfortable. If you don't mind some aches and pains, it's completely worth it.

Well, that is about all the fashion speak I have inside me for one day! I hope you enjoyed this installment. If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, etc., I welcome any inquiries and all polite feedback. Please share this with your friends!

Hugs, Kisses & Triple Sixes,

Lady Zombie

1 comment:

CALLA said...

Awesome- I agree "Let 'em stare!"
Fashion I believe is a industry to be "reckoned" with. It is meant to be experimental. Are not all great fashionistas the ones who thought outside the box. "I think yes." Thank you lady Zombie for adding a little more inspiring insight to our wonderful fashion culture.