Tag: Zana Bayne

on nickel + allergies + the unfortunate combination of the two

What happens when you develop a physical intolerance to your wardrobe? On bondage gear fate and hopeless metal sensitivities, a taste of my latest piece, “Allergic to Fashion,” on the Style Con: “It appeared that my nickel allergy was (quite literally) itching to thwart my accessory style, namely my bondage gear, cc: harness collection, and hence, debilitating my layering game. But what does a fiend do in such an, okay, less literal bind when it...

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doll parts

This Halloween I realized a bizarre style evolution, in which my choice of clothing is currently based off of a high-ranking macabre level and worn only when I’ve fully imagined the creepy character a look can recall, see: serial killing school girl, shipwrecked prostitute, turn-of-the-century ghost nurse, dead clown bride, pervy ’70s teacher- all recent looks in my stable of Instagram #ootds. Naturally, I simultaneously attribute this to a lifelong love affair with the October...

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under construction // bondage and bustles

Blame it on the eternal spirit of Halloween, of the freaky and otherworldly that live on in my bewitched heart year round, or just my penchant for sartorially shocking my mother (hi Mom!), but as autumn’s progressed, and as my layers continue to multiply, I’ve become attached- rather, glued- to my small collection of Zana Bayne harnesses, enamored by the transformative power of fashion’s iteration of bondage wear. The subversion of fetish-wear denotes a certain...

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from the archives // black magic

Last weekend, buckling myself into one of Zana Bayne’s sacred pentagram harnesses, I set out for South Jersey’s 10th Annual Pagan Festival- but before your imagination runs wild with visions of virgin sacrifices and folk dancing around a maypole, and seeing as I have yet to master spells/the witches’ alphabet, and as timing did not oblige, my car full of curious freaks traded tarot readings and bands of gypsies for the lines at a suburban...

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