Vampires….they seem to be all around us today. Our popular culture is soaking them in like a sponge; movies, TV, books, music, decor and not at all surprising, Fashion.
The brilliant minds behind the Australian fashion house Saint Augustine Academy, recently debuted a True Blood Vampire inspired clothing line at the Rosemount Australian Fashion Week. Filled with dark, sheer fabrics, grommets, fish net and chrome; a fashion forward dramatic look reminiscent of glam rock and punk bands of the 1970’s and 80’s.
Coupled with music and an amazing venue, Alvin Manalo and Adrian Amores brought bloodsucker style back to the forefront of club and street wear in Sydney.
Their’s is just one fangtastic way to embrace the Vampire fashion. Not everyone is keen on the gothic look, or has the money and lifestyle for haute couture. Other types of clothing have also been brought back into the limelight because of what TV and movie Vampires are donning.
Take for example, True Blood’s Bill Compton, sexy, southern, mainstream Vampire of Bon Temps, Louisiana.
His signature Henley has become the epitome of undead farmer sexy, sending droves of women out to buy them for their husbands and boyfriends. Every store has them, even Book Bill’s store of choice, Dillard’s.
Then we have Teen heart-throb Vamp from Forks, Washington, Edward Cullen.
He’s made Pea Coats and wrist bands come back into young men’s fashion. Not to mention the tousled “it takes nothing to look this good” hair.
And that’s just the boys, countless women and girls can sport fashion inspired by female vamps as well.
Alice Cullen and Rosalie Hale wear Victorian look blazers and vests, calf height lace up boots and cameo reminiscent pendants.
Pam and Lorena from True Blood are two fan favorites for their couture.
Pam, with her penchant for shoes, sunglasses and zebra print, is clearly pickin’ up what the fashion world is puttin’ down. Lorena, on the other hand, prefers lace, dainty wrist length gloves and chandelier earrings; style from a bygone era.
Anyway you slice it, Vampires have eeked there way into our homes in a big way and it doesn’t look that is going to be stopping anytime soon.
— Shannon loves fangs and followers at @BillsBelles. Visit her site at http://billsbelles.wordpress.com/
Lace, satin, velvet, roses, bustles, veils… Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!