Since the arrival of Hell Bunny's darker gothic themed clothing range, Spin Doctor, I've been absolutely in love. This range is always full of amazing fits, great flowing fabrics and the most amazingly detailed prints.
Last season I fell hard for print in all styles but this season I've gone gaga for everything! So get ready for a long read, lots of pictures and some Stevie Nicks realness.
Griselda Mini Dress - $69.95 (Australian seller)
Bat Choker Black - $29.95
Restyle DIABOLICAL & ROSES HEADBAND - $39.99
Sonsee Opaque 100 Denier Full Tights in Black - $34.95
Spin Doctor are killing it this season with mini dresses and the Griselda is absolutely stunning. It's fully lined so there's no need to worry about black bras, stockings or underwear. A float chiffon fabric with sheer flare sleeve and black faggoting on the elbows.
The fabric is an all over print featuring skeletons, roses, spiders, moths, rib cages and webs. Usually these kinds of images can be really bold and brash but due to the white fabric it looks soft and almost floral.
This style has a fitted bustline and flows direct down from this section. I tend to no matter what size be it an XL or a 2XL not completely fit into the bust section but the print makes that a non issue as it's all all over design. I do think a little more space is needed in the plus sizes for the bust as I've always had this issue and I'd love all my boobies to fit in! But this has not stopped me wearing this dress for one second!
I'm wearing a 2XL and the fit is post on. Firm around the waist and arms so it really holds you perfectly in pace. This dress though structured is so comfortable and is a winter staple. The thickness of the fabric seems to be more summer related but due to the lining you can pair this with stockings and coats all winter.
Accessory wise I knew EXACTLY how I wanted to style the Griselda. I ordered this amazing bat choker in black and purple from Tragic beautiful and I love how well it pairs with the colours featured in the fabric.
This choker is lightweight and easy to wear yet looks super expensive. The bold purple jewel really pops and for a little extra oomph I also paired this with my new Restyle Diabolical and Rose headband. I already own the deer antlers version of this and I've used it in many shoots so I wanted something a little bit more evil priestess looking. These two pieces pair perfectly together and look like they were made for all of the outfits in this shoot.
RENAISSANCE MINI DRESS - £44.99 (Spindoctor Webstore)
RENAISSANCE MINI DRESS - $74.95 (Australian seller)
Now this is a style I did not think would really work for me but after seeing these results I love it! The renaissance mini is a short sleeve little number with an empire waist and and a ruffle capped sleeve. While there is a sectioned bust there is less of a fit issue as this dress has a higher neckline.
I'm wearing every style in this review in a size 2XL and this specific dress is perfect. From the waist to the bust, arms etc everything is perfect. The cut of this mini almost reminds me of 60's nighties so I can't wait to see future fabrics in this exact cut.
Lined only in the bust but featured a black so you won't have an sheerness issues. The print features images from a classic Renaissance painting and the soft colours and all those renaissance details make this a collectible print. I'd absolutely love this in a pussy bow top or full skirt.
DARK SEA MAXI DRESS - £62.99 (Spindoctor Webstore)
Dark Sea Maxi Dress - $99.95 (Australian Seller)
Oh how I adore a maxi. There is something magical about a maxi and even more so when it features bold flared sleeves. I have 3 Spin Doctor dresses with this exact sleeve and it's the most flattering and comfortable style in my collection.
This fabric can we please get everything on earth created in this fabric! The print features sirens, skeletons, sea horses and sea shells on a filigree and star background. In maxi form this fabric looks almost like a starry sky but when you look close you'll see all the amazing details.
I wear maxi's all summer but I've been looking for more styles to pair with stockings and boots in winter and this maxi is the perfect winter version. Style it with your favourite Hell Bunny coats or amazing black chunky knits, cardigans and faux fur vests.
The bust and sleeve on this maxi is exactly like the fist mini dress but the darker fabric makes any visible sign of bust line issues disappear.
With a lined bust and inbuilt black slip dress you will be able to show a little leg through the sheerness. I love the fit of every garment in this post and I'm really loving Spin Doctors range and the variety that comes with each season.
I paired this look with these amazing black glitter Pentagram earrings and I just love how much they pop on my ivory skin. I'm such a sucker for a pentagram. I snapped these up at Tragic beautiful but they seem to be sold out!
EVE BAG - $57.95
MUERTO-900 Black Vegan Leather Boots - $169.95
This purse, these boots oh my lordy!! I'm a huge fan of Poizen Industries hand bags as I use the knuckle duster purse daily so when I saw the EVE bag at Tragic Beautiful I had to snap it up. Full of bold silver buckles and rivets and is the perfect style for daily use as it fits everything I could possibly need. The strap is long enough to fit comfortably on your shoulder and I just loved how bold this looks with all these looks.
My shoe of choice for all of these outfits was the Demonia MUERTO-900 Black Vegan Leather Boot from my beloved ShoeMe. I've been eyeing these ankle boots of for a while now and I have to say they are even more amazing visually in person than a camera can ever possibly capture.
A Moto Ankle Boot Featuring Double Skull Buckle Straps and Studs on Heel and Pewter Chrome Plated Bottom, Metal Inner Side Zip5 1/2", Finger Bone Heel and a 1 1/2" platform.
Such a sleek and sexy boot with just the right amount of silver and that bone finger heel is freaking yummy. I'm wearing these in a size 11 but I usually wear Demonia shoes in a 10US. The fit is roomy but this is easily fixed with inserts or thicker socks. These babies though beautiful are not an all day shoe for me as I need a little more platform for comfort. But hell half of the time we wear shoes for the visual effect and less for all day comfort so these amazing booties will be worn again but not on the dance floor.
They also look amazing when paired with my all time favourite Sonsee black stockings and with my grey and brown versions of these exact stockings. I'll be testing these with super skinny jeans next and I think they'll look absolutely amazing.
Many thanks to my amazing Photographer Damien Bowerman for shooting these amazing looks and for creating some moody magic with the awesome ColouredSmoke.com.au . We used the Red CS-60g from the mixed set and the effect was long-lasting, We got to shoot heaps of images within the three to four minutes that it lasted and the effects - well, you can see - they're visually stunning.
I'm officially addicted to smoke bombs when shooting!