Thursday
July 27, 2017

"Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic till I'm gathered safely in"
-- Leonard Cohen, Dance Me to the End of Love


  • Giant agate ring: Magpie Jewellery
  • Necklace: By me!
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics


#VanessaTheFriendlyGhostwriter

Wednesday
July 26, 2017

"Turn off the sun, pull the stars from the sky
The more I give to you the more I die"
-- Nine Inch Nails, The Perfect Drug


  • Giant agate ring: Magpie Jewellery
  • Earrings: By me!
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics


#VanessaTheFriendlyGhostwriter

Tuesday
July 25, 2017

"They're whispering (her) name through this disappearing land
But hidden in (her) coat is a red right hand"
-- Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Red Right Hand


  • Giant agate ring: Magpie Jewellery
  • Silk pocket square: Su Owen Textiles (via Etsy)
  • Tie clip: Vintage (1970s) borrowed from my daddy
  • Blazer: Icône by La Maison Simons
  • Eyeglasses: Konishi Eyewear
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics


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Thursday
July 20, 2017

Thus ends my workweek with a pair of capris that I stole from my mother's closet last week. HI, MOM!

"I know what I like, and I like what I know;
Getting better in your wardrobe, stepping one beyond your show"
-- Genesis, I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)


  • Giant agate ring: Magpie Jewellery
  • Earrings: Shameless Envy
  • Blazer: TWIK by La Maison Simons
  • Eyeglasses: Konishi Eyewear
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics


#VanessaTheFriendlyGhostwriter

Wednesday
July 19, 2017

Presenting my Haughty Post-Edwardian Look™. This outfit makes me:
"want to live like common people
I want to do whatever common people do."
-- Pulp, Common People


  • Necklace: Vintage (1970s) costume jewellery
  • Earrings: By me!
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics


#VanessaTheFriendlyGhostwriter

Tuesday
July 18, 2017

"Caught a lite sneeze, dreamed a little dream
Made my own pretty hate machine
Boys on my left side, boys on my right side
Boys in the middle and you're not here
Boys in their dresses, and you're not here
I need a big loan from the girl zone"
-- Tori Amos, Caught A Lite Sneeze


  • Giant agate ring: Magpie Jewellery
  • Tie: 10th Doctor* reproduction (The Girl in the Fireplace) by Elope
  • Chain + wallet: Working Class Punx (via Etsy)
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics

*Yes, I am Team Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor ALL THE WAY.


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Thursday
July 13, 2017

Thus concludes my reign as acting BossLady.

"The smile is red and its eyes are black
I don't think I'll be coming back
I don't believe it, I had to see it
And I came back haunted, I came back haunted
I said goodbye, and I had to try
And I came back haunted, I came back haunted"
-- Nine Inch Nails, Came Back Haunted


  • Giant agate ring: Magpie Jewellery
  • Brooch: Cabin + Cub (via Etsy)
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics


#VanessaTheFriendlyGhostwriter

Wednesday
July 12, 2017

"Doctor, Doctor, I'm going mad
This is the worst day I've ever had
I can't remember ever feeling this bad
Under 15 feet of pure white snow."
-- Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Fifteen Feet of Pure White Snow


  • Giant agate ring: Magpie Jewellery
  • Tie: 10th Doctor reproduction (Day of the Doctor) by Elope
  • Blazer: Icône by La Maison Simons
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics


#VanessaTheFriendlyGhostwriter

Tuesday
July 11, 2017

"The insects are huge and the poison's all been used"
-- Beck, Pay No Mind (Snoozer)


  • Ring: Pink Absinthe Jewellery (via Etsy)
  • Blazer: Boutique Colori
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics


#VanessaTheFriendlyGhostwriter

Monday
July 10, 2017

A rare Monday post! I had to sacrifice my regular tele-work day to be acting BossLady this week.

"The me that you know is now made up of wires
And even when I'm right with you, I'm so far away"
-- Nine Inch Nails, The Becoming


  • Giant agate ring: Magpie Jewellery
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics


#VanessaTheFriendlyGhostwriter

Thursday
July 6, 2017

"You're the letter from Jesus on the bathroom wall
You're Mother Superior in only a bra
You're the same kind of bad as me"
-- Tom Waits, Bad As Me


  • Upcycled brooch ring: By me!
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics


#VanessaTheFriendlyGhostwriter

Wednesday
July 5, 2017

"A few witches burning, gets a little toasty here."
-- Tori Amos, God


  • Giant agate ring: Magpie Jewellery
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics


#VanessaTheFriendlyGhostwriter

Tuesday
July 4, 2017

I mastered the fancy-as-f*ck Eldredge knot.

"So if you meet me have some courtesy
Have some sympathy, and some taste
Use all your well-learned politesse
Or I'll lay your soul to waste"
-- The Rolling Stones, Sympathy For The Devil


  • Giant agate ring: Magpie Jewellery
  • Earrings: By me!
  • Tie: Le 31 by La Maison Simons
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics


#VanessaTheFriendlyGhostwriter

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