Mrs V has a crush on Callous Crow

Mrs V has a crush on Callous Crow

I can’t believe it took me this long to discover Etsy. Seriously. I mean, I was aware of it, I would sometimes poke around it a bit, but I never really dedicated my time to it as much as I should have, it turns out. Because boy, was I missing out! One of the stores that I almost missed (and am SO incredibly glad I didn’t) is Callous Crow. Now, what do you need to…

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How to wear flat brogues with a vintage and alternative wardrobe

How to wear flat brogues with a vintage and alternative wardrobe

I recently got a beautiful pair of brogues as a present. This proved to be a bit of a boggle, as side from the occasional combat boot, basball shoe or ballet flat, I usually prefer higher heels, and the brogue style shoes I do own all sport a varying degree of high heel. How to style vintage brogue without looking like either a wallflower or playing dress-up in my dad’s shoes? Since the Internet gave…

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Mrs. V. and the Summertime Sadness

Mrs. V. and the Summertime Sadness

  In theory, I love summer. The streets are empty here in the city, the nights are warm, and the morning light has a special, dreamlike quality. In practice, it gets scorching hot, the air is full of hot asphalt smell, and I burn incredibly easy. The only way to survive it is by either not leaving the house, or making sure that the clothes you do wear are comfortable and cover as much of…

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Mrs V. considers the Little Black Dress

Mrs V. considers the Little Black Dress

I seriously can’t remember how many times I heard about the LBD being a staple of every woman’s wardrobe: “You can’t have a prefect closet without it”, “No woman should be without a LBD” and so on. But really, I found myself thinking, how does the idea of the LBD translate into the alternative world? I mean, our LBDs come in all cuts and lengths, and can an alternative black dress be the LBD? And…

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Stress survival kit- college edition

Stress survival kit- college edition

Stress survival kit- college edition I don’t know about your part of the world, but around here, college classes and exams are in full swing. It doesn’t matter if you are a freshmen or a senior, stress can get to everyone, and make you not only frustrated but also give you anxiety and possibly damage your health, let alone your GPA. There are a million college survival guides online, and they will all either  tell…

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Mr.s V’s split personality, or, from the office to the club

Mr.s V’s split personality, or, from the office to the club

In one of my last articles I wrote about the corporate goth essentials and how to reconcile your personal style with the need for office appropriate wear. This time I will be, sort of, expanding on the subject, with a few ideas on converting office wear to club wear,in hopes of helping you speed out of the office and slide into the club with just a few extras. Due to the long commutes and erratic…

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Halloween sneaks in

Halloween sneaks in

For me, Halloween isn’t exactly every day, but October has always been Halloween month, and I look forward to it so much I can’t help but add horror themes to my wardrobe. And while I usually try to keep my love for all things dark, spooky and skeletonish subdued (though, I am not really fooling anyone), come Halloween I not only wear it proudly, but also in the most outrageous combinations. There is an infamous…

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Back to School Goth

Back to School Goth

A fair number of years ago I was reading a fashion magazine and they asked a few modern business women what their greatest fashion faux pas in the office was. I distinctly remember one of them stating- I came to the office wearing black nail polish from the night before. I was both saddened and somewhat outraged. Black nail polish being such a problem? Where was she working? Would I have to hide my true…

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Corporate goth basics

Corporate goth basics

Goths grow up, goths get jobs. While this is sad, it also allows us to buy more pretty clothes, good books and music, and go clubbing a lot more. Some will work in environments with little or no dresscodes, and some will have jobs where a stricter dresscode will be expected, or, at the very least, strongly suggested. Some Goths are fine with the corporate uniform, whereas some prefer to add their personal touch to…

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