Ubiquitous too-tight cutoffs and highlighter crop tops trumpet its arrival. The muggy morning air corroborates their message. There’s no denying it: summer, my nemesis, is here again. As far as I’m concerned, getting tan, the sensation of being hot, and summer style can all go to hell. Ever notice how much better everyone looks when temperatures drop and the scarves, boots and coats come out? Summer is the opposite of that.
After many, many (many!) requests for moar Style Dispatch, a new one is up on BIorequiem, courtesy of @Patreon! My esteemed patron, Elora Thurman, won our June blog post raffle and now, it is here: Style Dispatch 26 - Summer Bedouin (which is nothing at all like Burning Man, just in case that’s the association you have when the words “fashion” and “bedouin” meet).
Anonymous said: I love your new leggings and would like to buy a pair but I'm always hopeless at creating a leggings-based outfit. Would you be able to give any pointers? (Particularly seeing as you are a person who always looks fabulous!)
Thanks! It’s not just you - leggings can be hard to style. I took your question seriously and joined Polyvore to compile some quick spring and summer looks visually similar to stuff I’ve worn, or plant to wear with my Alien Botany leggings. Meaning, these aren’t “fantasy styling” get-ups, but actual wearable outfit components.
I hope they give you some ideas!
P.S. I should mention that all these pieces are interchangeable. I.E. You can be a gothic active alien or a night bunny on parade, that grey zip-up would look great with a different pair of leggings, etc.
You can see me wearing an almost-identical outfit to the one below in this shot.
Zoetica whipped up some styling suggestions for her Alien Botany leggings! If you’re just tuning is, read our article about this new line.
That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above, and that which is Above corresponds to that which is Below, to accomplish the miracle of the One Thing.
Inspired by the Hermetic philosophy in which all things, in all reams of heaven and earth and below, work in unison with one another, despite their opposing natures, to achieve one magical goal. With this in mind, the Black Phoenix…
Zoetica reveals what she’s been working: an illustrated collection of otherworldly, beastly flora.
New in the Biorequiem shop. This deluxe set is a collection of six Alien Botany mini-prints, printed in dull crimson on tattered, textured cotton rag. Each collection is unique, some with hand-added details.
2174 AD. Five years ago, a shipwrecked cosmonaut from the exploratory mission Novy Mir documented the flora of an unknown planet in quadrant NQ3 while waiting for a rescue mission. Her notes and sketches were found inside a charred capsule adrift in the Arctic Ocean. The scientific community, awed by what she discovered, has been attempting to decode the increasingly incoherent words and pictures ever since.
Photo by Stephen McClure
It’s easy to look around and feel hopelessly bored, but I say that’s too damn easy. I am here to announce a call to arms. It’s time to be your own hero! Unfortunately, actual heroes tend to be damn boring, so I offer another solution. Stop wasting time and take these five simple steps to life enhancement — to reaching your full potential as a supervillain.
GHST RDR, my design collaboration with Plastik Wrap is on sale for a limited time.
Inspired by the strict riding jackets of the Victorian era, Anime and the dark punk aesthetic, this tailored top and square skirt combo features classic tailoring and flourishes such as pleats, draping and structured sleeves. Modern materials and adjustable straps make for a fit that’s absolutely, devastatingly flattering.
Made in all-black, and black-and-gray, GHST RDR summons visions of cyborg nuns, sexy assassins and art house aristocrats.
First look at Zoetica’s epic project, the Alien Botany series!
First official look at my Alien Botany series, with progress documentation »> Artist’s Notebook: Zoetica Ebb - ANIMAL NEW YORK
"ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished piece. This week, Dublin-based artist Zoetica Ebb talks about her Alien Botany drawing series inspired by Joris-Karl Huysmans’ 1884 novel, À rebours, and her intensive visual catalog of bizarre plants and insects.”
Zoetica just released a new print you’re going to want haunting your walls this fall.
Alkonost - Zoetica Ebb, 2013
8.5″ x 8.5″
Archival gicleé on velvety, acid-free, 100% cotton fine art paper
Click here to get your hands on the mysterious harpy.
The Alkonost is, according to Russian mythos and folklore, a creature with the body of a bird but the head of a beautiful woman. It makes sounds that are amazingly beautiful, and those who hear these sounds forget everything they know and want nothing more ever again. (Source.)
A few weeks ago, you voted for your favorite recent piece of art, to help me decide which print to release next. Alkonost won with flying colors. Now, she’s available as an archival giclée, in shades of peach and plum.