fragrance

DSH Perfumes Metropolis EDP Perfume Review

DSH Perfumes Metropolis

Metropolis is a fragrance by DSH Perfumes that is inspired by urban city landscapes, modernism and minimalism. And I get that with Metropolis. This is like concrete roses, chrome aldehydes and lacquer-like sandalwood.

Metropolis opens with a rubber and leather under bright, chrome-like aldehydes. It’s an industrial fragrance with hints of vinyl, glue, rubber tires, leather and white musk. It reminds me of a rose dipped in concrete. The sandalwood in this comes across as a sharp and lacquer-like. Metropolis dries down to musk on hot pavement with… Continue reading | 1 Comment

fragrance

Beatnik Emptiness Incense Cones – Lily of the Dust Collection

Beatnik Emptiness Incense Cones

I’ve been extremely busy this year. Blame the A.D.D.  I’m always getting myself into something, in fact, I’m miserable if I’m not into something. In the winter, I got very interested in importing and exporting. Researching this kept me busy but it also introduced me to new industries. I decided I was finally going to open an online boutique for wayward girls and boys. And I did. Thirteen year old me would be so proud of now me.

A few months ago, I opened… Continue reading | 15 Comments

makeup instruction, vintage

1920’s Fashion – Get the Makeup Look of Colleen Moore

Colleen Moore

 

“I was the spark that lit up Flaming Youth, Colleen Moore was the torch. What little things we are to have caused all that trouble.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Colleen was in a million films and became an icon of an era. My guess is that this portrait is from the late 1920’s (1927 or 1928), the height of Colleen’s popularity. She is often overshadowed by other “flappers” of the era as they were viewed as more rebellious due to their film roles. Colleen was America’s Sweetheart… Continue reading | 11 Comments

makeup instruction, vintage

1920’s Fashion – Get the Makeup Look of May Allison

Mary Allison 1923

As a person that loves a bold red lip, I love this 1923 Photoplay cover featuring theater and film actress May Allison. This violet-eyed actress had a long life; she celebrated 98 birthdays. May acted alongside Theda Bara, but her career practically ended when onscreen boyfriend, Harold Lockwood, died during the flu epidemic of 1918. This cover is from 1923. May’s career was dwindling but people still loved her face.  And I can see why.

Here’s what I did to get a similar look… Continue reading | 4 Comments

gift guide

EauMG’s 2011 Holiday Gift Guide for Your Favorite Goth

Jane Winton

I’ve always been attracted to a bit of vampy drama. Keeping up with EauMG holiday gift guide tradition, I put together this holiday guide for all of the goths, alt-chic, vintage vamps and post-punk dames on your list. This year I went a little more high-end luxury with this gift guide, indulging my inner silent film star. And obviously indulging my 2011 obsession with nail polish. I apologize for all of the nail polish. All of the wonderful nail polish.