Get Your Hands On Some DEAD THINGS

Guess what, bitches?! It’s October. Which means I should spend the entire month talking only about spooky fashion, right? Because I don’t do that enough already.

Well, here’s a special one for ya. A longtime reader of CWPL, Miss Sarah Moeding, got in touch with me a few weeks ago because SCORE, her beautiful, hand-crafted jewelry is now available for sale on her Etsy site. Guess what it’s called?

Dead Things By Sarah.

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I mean, COME ON. Not only are her pieces perfect for yours truly on a year round basis, they also happen to be seasonally appropriate for those of you looking to delicately tap into your dark side.

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And that’s just it. These pieces manage to stay delicate and pretty, without sacrificing their edge. I played around with a couple pieces to see how they would look with my favorite color – black, as well as with some more feminine ensembles too, just to demonstrate the versatility of her work. As she describes it, her aesthetic is “Victorian Hunting Lodge”. If that doesn’t drive home the juxtaposition, I’m not sure what will.

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She made her first bone brooch from some mink skeletons her sister gave her for Christmas in 2009 and has always been fascinated and collected “dead things”. Her sister remains supportive of her hobby and to this day collects bones for Sarah and thinks of her when she sees dead stuff… (I really like this since my family has the same special connection with me. They LOVE it …ahem).

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So anyway, Sarah began by making the pieces mostly for herself and for her friends, but as she tells it, “only in the last couple of months have I started to branch out into making earrings and necklaces, and selling them to the public. It’s exciting, the response has been resoundingly positive and supportive, and I took part in a craft fair mid-August that found me selling about a dozen pieces in less than a few hours.”

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Fuck yeah! If you read this blog on a regular basis, you know I’m all for supporting talented, hot babes in their creative endeavors. Sounds like Sarah’s is really taking off. Must be in part because her unique pieces “straddle the line of being pretty and even ornate, but also somewhat masculine in form and feeling.”

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Aside from that balance in her work, I also really love the uniqueness of her jewelry. I mean, come on. My mink bone is from my very own little mink! No need to share this little guy or gals curvature with anyone else. All mine!

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If you want to really GO FOR IT when placing your order – she also offers gift wrapping for like, major cheap. Which is TOTALLY worth it because look, just look (genuine, bonafide, Texas armadillo skull not included):

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Now how cute is that? And that is a box you can keep forever. Even if you buy a piece for yourself, I vote you still go for the gift wrap. You won’t be sorry when you get this little package in the mail that is so evidently prepared with care and artistry. I know that I was really gleeful as I unwrapped my goodies and I have no doubt you will be too.

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There are a ton of ways to get in touch with Sarah and places to check out/purchase her treasures:

She has a really great selection of pictures showcasing her work on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/objetsdelamort

Ready to buy? Etsy site is where it’s at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/DeadThingsbySarah

Questions? Custom Orders? Fan Mail? Email a girl: deadthingsbysarah@gmail.com

And let the countdown begin … 30 days to Halloween! Send me all your spooky post ideas. Please and thank you.

Oh and a very special thank you to Sarah! I fucking love my readers … Now go check out her steez stat.

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xoxo,

Lou

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Clothes for Creeps

I have always been a creep. I was born on Halloween. The first adult book I ever read was Stephen King’s “Skeleton Crew”, which I found hiding under my older sister’s bed and which gave me nightmares for weeks, although I didn’t hate the nightmares – I loved them! I was fond of Hitchcock early on, adore slasher films, obsess over Argento, wish I was a witch, and try all the time to write the next great American horror novel. So – watch for that in like, 35 years.

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Anyway, point is, lately I’ve  sort of stumbled across clothing lines (with the help of Instagram) that cater to the inner creep in me. I realize that I could go full on goth, but if you read this blog ever, you know that I’m actually incredibly lazy with my own fashion. You gotta hand it to goths, they take a lot of time to look that awesome.

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No, for me, it is still mostly about jeans and t-shirts, which is why I’ve fallen for the items I can buy from places like San Francisco based Creepstreet.com.

I recently got really drunk and bought this t-shirt online. It was only $15 and well now that I’ve taken the plunge, I only want more!

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You and your friends are dead. GAME OVER! I definitely have to buy the following items from Creep Street:

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And more. Now go follow them on Instagram now and buy some shit too.

So, another funny story. There was this other time I got really drunk and went online shopping and bought this:

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Black Craft Cult

Oh yes. They have gems … and I’d be lying if I said many of them didn’t appeal to my cat-like sensibilities.

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You get the point. If you’re into it, you should also follow them on Instagram and check out their website.

So, that’s pretty much all I wanted to say. That I’m into it. And that I want more of this. And thank you to Black Craft and Creep Street for giving me some fun, creepy shit to buy when I’ve had enough booze to lower my buyers anxiety.

I’ve kicked it off, so now it’s your turn. Tell me who to follow on IG. Tell me more fun places to get more creepy shit!

xoxo, Lou