I love skull rings – and usually do a haul at Necromance in LA, or when I’m feeling flush Great Frog in London (there’s also one in LA) for proper heavy silver rings. You can ALWAYS tell a Great Frog ring – the rock n roll community is united by our love for them. They’re also one of the few brands that do big skull rings in smaller ring sizes.
But check out THESE beauties from Macabre Gadgets – a Polish brand. They start at around £150 for the nicest ones. But holy fuck – the pink one has all my pastel goth love…
I lost my Hemsby Rock N Roll Weekender virginity last year and it was amazing. Armed with my bezzie Marie, we traipsed to Norfolk for a weekend of shopping, drinking and dressing up – rockabilly style! Here’s my review over at marieclaire.co.uk – but there’s also a shitload of pictures and vintage style credits and inspiration below!
WHAT I’M WEARING ABOVE!
Biker jacker – LA (similar here at Hobbs up to size 18)
Dress – Actual hawaiian shop in Honolulu (similar here from Collectif up to size 22.)
Make up – ALL OF IT.
In the December 2015 issue of Marie Claire UK, I shot model Tess Holliday in a bad ass location in East London – God’s Own Junkyard – a neon haven of joy. I was just sorting through my old copies of the magazine and came across it and my behind the scenes pics!
I’d wanted to shoot Tess for ages. She’s inspiring people to embrace their natural beauty and love themselves (she’s by no means the only person doing this – we’re all trying to change things here) but she’s done it very well with her voice and #effyourbeautystandards campaign!
When your best mate (Eloise the blonde, above left says “Dude, there’s a Satanic flea market on saturday in Bethnal Green. Loads of dead shit, you’ll love it” you know you’ve got a kindred spirit. Along we went, with another bestie Sammie (one of Melbourne’s raddest editorial make-up artists) to revel in all manner of dead stuff.
It’s an assortment of joy. From a steampunk stall, to taxidermy and weird psychedelic skull art. I picked up a book about wanking for a mate’s b’day gift (lols!) and nearly left with a tiny taxidermied bat in a coffin, but decided I needed to pare back on the old clutter. I really love bats but recently found out like 90% of them have rabies. It’s made me distrustful of them – even the dead, dried ones.