Happy Halloween dearest spooky friends! It’s been a couple of years since I’ve put in a solid effort to create a costume but this year it’s as though the look found me. Originally, I was sifting through racks of thriftstore delights hoping to find a creation that would evoke the essence of the world’s most famous groupie, Miss Pamela Des Barres, but as the items kept presenting themselves… it was apparent that Stevie Nicks was to be my muse. No complaints here! She’s an absolute musical genius and I have always been inspired by her use of velvet and flowing fabrics. Keep scrolling for some witchay woman inspiration!
This whole look is thrifted… minus the boots which I purchased on a whim from Nordstrom’s rack a few years ago because they were THE PERFECT Stevie Nicks Fleetwood Mac Rumours Era boots and I knew one day they would come in handy. That day has arrived and I couldn’t be more pleased. The top hat, admittedly, is a little misfitting and required a toque stuffed in it to fill the excess space. The ostrich feathers were most likely from an old Klondike Days outfit that lost its feathery flair along the way. The velvet top jumped out of a rack to find me and the lace detailing on the back was a real nice touch. A skirt with flow was essential to create a witchay vibe, one that could be whipped and swirled a la Stevie Nicks stage performances. I think I nailed it.
MAKE UP |
NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette |
BENEFIT COSMETICS Goof Proof Brow Pencil in Medium |
STELLAR Cosmic Blush in Eclipse |
bareMinerals Invisible Glow Powder Highlighter Fair to Light |
RIMMEL LONDON Stay Matte Liquid Lip Color in Plum the Show |
URBAN DECAY Fast Sexy Easy Partial False Lashes |
URBAN DECAY Troublemaker Mascara |
I know it’s cliche to say you’re obsessed with something… but truly, the NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette is an obsession. I love the nude shadow, Windsor, for everyday. For this look, I used Windsor as a base shadow, then layered Foix, Castille, Alnwick in the crease. Montaillou for my top lash line and Dover for the lower lash line. It created this warm smoky look.
All of these listed cosmetics have been in constant daily use, although in less quantities than this shoot. I do not leave home without my Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil – it’s is easy to apply, especially since the crayon is angled, and it comes with a brush! I like to use it after I have applied the Glossier Priming Moisturizer.
Is anyone else dressing up this evening? Or did you save all your Halloween outfits for this past weekend? How many people decided to dress up as the alphabet wall with the Christmas lights from Stranger Things? What was the best costume you saw this year?
photographs – Jesse Sand