Here’s the second installment to Brooklyn Street Nymphs with photos by the amazing Candylust. If you’re in the New York area you should definitely hire Candy to take your photographs. She’ll make you look wonderful and she’s a blast to be around. Simply, she’s the best!
This time I dressed my flatmate Gigi Rose and myself up in some delightful clothing from Iron Fist Clothing. I just love their bold graphic prints that have a macabre edge to them. All their clothes are totally my style!
I accessorised using jewellery from my Unholy Ruin line from A is for Arsenic and a DIY flower crown. In case you were wondering why my hair looks so fluorescent it’s because I used Manic Panic hair dye in Electric Banana, Electric Lizard and Voodoo Blue. They are UV reactive colours which really gives them that extra punch in daylight!
For our makeup we both did our own using Sugarpill Cosmetic for eyes and OCC Lip Tars.
I am exceedingly thrilled to be able to finally unveil the Cold Chemistry collection, an alchemic collaboration between Sugarpill and my brand A is for Arsenic. An elemental collision of dark glamour and nocturnal worlds, the collection features 4 meteoric shimmering shades called Diamond Eyes, Soot & Stars, Elemental Chaos and Subterranean.
A few years ago Sugarpill approached me about collaborating on a palette to embody their darker side while combining it with my personal style and aesthetics. It has been a long journey and a load of hard work to create this collection, but it was certainly worth it as the palette is my favourite makeup product I’ve ever designed to date.
One of the super exciting things that happened earlier this year was that my new A is for Arsenic collection called Unholy Ruin was released. I designed this collection in collaboration with my longtime friend and muse Nine Kate of Jane Doe Latex.
Over the past few years you might have seen Nina Kate starring in many of my A is for Arsenic campaigns. Not only is she a stunning model but also an extremely talented designer and being such an ardent fan I’ve worn her designs continually on stage and for many a photoshoot. We became fast friends living in London and over many glasses (or actually bottles) of wine we decided to collaborate on a range of jewellery.
Unholy Ruin was inspired by our mutual love for twisted iconography, skulls and gangster sized gold chain. We wanted to put an occult and macabre yet modern spin on the traditional rosary. The collection features a combination of sleek laser cut acrylic, contrasted with hand made skull chain in tones of ivory and black. The use of some seriously chunky gold chain and the layering of multiple Mr-T style necklace strands makes this a pretty gangster collection!
On one of my trips to Los Angeles a little while back I thought it would be fun to dress up, play around with some makeup and take some photos with my friend Zoetica Ebb. The lovely Cris Dobbins was our photographer who shot us in a quintessentially Los Angelean location, on top of a bridge in front of the dried up LA “river” (which brings back some memories of the spectacular car sequences in the film ‘Drive’).
One day I thought it would be fun to dress up with my flatmate Gigi Rose and go take pictures out in the woody depths of Brooklyn. The wonderful Candylust took the pictures with all clothing provided by Iron Fist Clothing. It was super fun to dress Gigi up in my clothes and style! (Doesn’t she have a gorgeous figure?)
All of the accessories are by my brand A is for Arsenic (with the exception of the saints bracelets I got from a flea market). Gigi’s cute studded hair bow was made by our friend Alison of Sibyl Vain Clothing. We both did our own makeup (Gigi is a freelance makeup artist) using Sugarpill Cosmetic for eyes and OCC Lip Tars.