Friday, 13 May 2016

3 Looks Inspired by Classic Darklings So Easy Anyone Can Do It

Friday, May 13, 2016

Many of us dark girls grew up idolizing the morbid women of the classic 1990s films. I remember seeing Anjelica Huston as Morticia Addams in The Addams Family (1991) and wishing that I would be as lovely and as elegant when I was older. I yearned for the love she had with her husband, Gomez. I admired how confident she was, how different she was from the norm, and how she always stayed true to herself regardless of the ice cold stare of society. Even though she was a dark woman, she lit up a room.
There are many icons from the darkside that are widely admired, and what better way to honor them than emulation? I took three iconic women – Lydia Deetz from Beetlejuice, Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family, and of course Nancy Downs from The Craft – and created outfits that resemble their personal style. And it was so simple, you can probably do it yourself with items you already own!

Many of us dark girls grew up idolizing the morbid women of the classic 1990s films. I remember seeing Anjelica Huston as Morticia Addams in The Addams Family (1991) and wishing that I would be as lovely and as elegant when I was older. I yearned for the love she had with her husband, Gomez. I admired how confident she was, how different she was from the norm, and how she always stayed true to herself regardless of the ice cold stare of society. Even though she was a dark woman, she lit up a room.
 Many of us dark girls grew up idolizing the morbid women of the classic 1990s films. I remember seeing Anjelica Huston as Morticia Addams in The Addams Family (1991) and wishing that I would be as lovely and as elegant when I was older. I yearned for the love she had with her husband, Gomez. I admired how confident she was, how different she was from the norm, and how she always stayed true to herself regardless of the ice cold stare of society. Even though she was a dark woman, she lit up a room.
There are many icons from the darkside that are widely admired, and what better way to honor them than emulation? I took three iconic women – Lydia Deetz from Beetlejuice, Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family, and of course Nancy Downs from The Craft – and created outfits that resemble their personal style. And it was so simple, you can probably do it yourself with items you already own!
Nancy was, in my opinion, the most fun to replicate. One of my favorite outfits of hers was the one she wears in the party scene. The undefined waist, big flouncy skirt, low neckline, the bell sleeves of the outwear layered on top, and of course, the super long cross and beads hung around her neck. I had to get a little creative with this outfit because of the unique style. I used a loose fitting dress with subtle bell sleeves and similar neckline as the foundation piece. I then layered necklaces – obviously one being a spiked choker, – a “Weirdo” heart pendant, a polished crystal with a pentagram charm, and a black and silver cross. I noticed that Nancy’s style also incorporated mesh, so I paired the black dress with a mesh maxi dress underneath for some contrast. I then tied the whole look together with faux leather calf-high pointy-toed witch boots.
Nancy’s Stylistic Traits: Uniforms, vinyl, leather, layered necklaces, spiked choker, dark eye makeup with dark lipstick, oversized pieces, pointy witchy boots.
The best thing about these ladies is that their fashion has unlimited possibilities. Anyone can be their favorite icon, all they need to do is have some inspiration and time to shop (or just dig up some FEARce fashion pieces from the back of the closet)!
Image Credits: All photography by George Deluna, featured image by artist Louise Zergaeng Pomeroy.