Please refer to this recent Instagram photo of mine for a few more shots of the look. I apologize for not getting a good close-up of the monochrome red makeup; I had been out at a baptism prior to taking these pictures and my face didn’t look as nice as it did when the makeup was first applied. In any case, I used Makeup Geek’s matte red gel eyeliner in Poison for my eyes and eyebrows, then applied YSL’s matte lipstick in Grenat Satisfaction on my lips. Oh, and I used Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Cream in 8 (red) for my blush. But I forgot to include a picture and I think it’s discontinued anyway.
The turtleneck is from H&M, the high-waisted shorts are from a boutique in San Francisco, and the thigh highs are from American Apparel. The shoes are by Cheap Monday, sold on Asos. The speckled gray cardigan and brooches were recently thrifted. I love the look of metallic brooches on coats and sweaters. I hadn’t previously owned this many brooches, figured now’s the time to get a couple more. I might also scour Etsy for vintage funeral mourning brooches. I’m mostly interested in those Victorian brooches that contain human hair.
And speaking of human hair, I’ve just thought about what an underutilized textile it is in fashion these days. I think we could all benefit from having more human hair accessories in our #ootds. I’m DYING to own these leather and human hair epaulettes. But they’re so expensive. I might get them for myself as a Christmas gift.
Shop this look:
- Makeup Geek Gel Liner in Poison
- YSL Rouge Pur Couture lipstick in 206 Grenat Satisfaction
- Cheap Monday Go Oxford Mirror Flat Shoe
- Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in 8
- American Apparel Cotton Solid Thigh-High Socks