Sunday, January 30, 2011

A is for April who died of pretty pretty overindulgence

I have always admired and have been a fan of Edward Gorey's macabre illustrations. I remember even being scared when the Mystery Theater intro would play on PBS after Mister Rodgers was over. I would quickly ask my mother to turn it off. It was a little too dark for 5 year old April.

One Christmas I gave T a copy of my favorite Edward Goery book, The Gashlycrumb Tinies. It's a morbid take on the Alphabet where Victorian children die dark and lonely deaths in Alphabetical order according to their first name. It's a feel good book as you can tell!

Below are examples of Mr. Gorey's grimly beautiful artwork along with an outfit that I put together inspired by his gloomy Victorian Tinies. May the Tinies rest in peace!

Oversized Bow Headband Forever21

Black Leather Wrist-length gloves

Victorian inspired dress with black embroidery, a Briar Rose exclusive

Black Parasol

Black leather boots Marc Jacobs

Solid Black thigh high stockings, American Apparel

Victorian Children circa 1880, where Gorey drew his inspiration for the Gashlycrumb Tinies.

Mystery Theater Intro:



  1. What a morbid book..I really dig the outfit you put together!

  2. Thank you! I really enjoy "styling". If I don't end up one day designing my own line, I definately want to focus on more styling work. It's fun putting together outfits.