Since the Internet is limitless and I have too much time on my hands, I often find myself searching for really specific images or items of clothing. Last week, I didn’t sleep for two nights in a row because I was looking for silk kimonos on Etsy and then got sidetracked by an exotic pets website that was selling some really illegal animals at blowout prices. Today, I’ve found myself in the depths of Tumblr hell, scouring for pictures of my recurring muse: the witch.
Though most people only take out their brooms and caldrons for Halloween, I’ve found room for witch wear in everyday life, usually by way of flowy shirts or black nails.
The runway seems to appreciate necromancers, too. Hedi Slimane’s SS13 collection for Saint Laurent (right) was filled to the brim
stone with dark cloaks, oversized hats, and an air of will-the-models-cast-spells-on-the-front-row-by-the-end-of-the-show. Stéphane Rolland’s FW13 collection (left) elicited similar feelings, with satin capes, bright white collars, and slicked back hair.
I found above photos on the trusty Tumblr, where I search things like “posing like a witch but not actually a witch,” “witches that are beautiful,” and “dark clothing that is see through but doesn’t show vagina.”
And then, of course, there’s me, trying to become an every day witch via turtlenecks that I raise above my head and seductive poses in victorian buildings.