Today is my and L's 23rd wedding anniversary! Happy anniversary to us! Here's to my partner in life, crime and goofing off.
|"I'll have no part in this portrait, Woman!"|
As we couldn't do our usual celebration of jetting off to the metropolis of Vancouver for our weekend of shenanigans, we decided to do a themed photo shoot of us - as vampires!
L and I are both into vampires, just because, well, vampires are cool! We have seen nearly every vampire movie, including What We Do In the Shadows (link here), and the TV series by the same name (here, 2nd season starts soon!), both of which are about vampires living in the modern world, but being a bit out of their element.
- Suede Jacket - Danier Leather, vintage 80s, thrifted; last worn here in November 2013 for the Unlimited Women Awards Gala
- Blouse - Renuar, thrifted; last seen here in March with lounge-y leopard
- Skirt - Twinset, consignment; last worn here in February to see Beautiful with Mom
- Boots - Truths Teah, Fluevog; last seen here (2nd outfit) for my brother Dave's 50th birthday brunch
This rich red suede Danier jacket is trimmed with black braid - the frogs clasps are the same material.
Vizzini was nosing around while I took pictures.
|"What madness are you up to, Woman?"|
The fun kind, Vizzini!
|"This skirt is very suspicious."|
I built my outfit to look like someone who is a bit out of their time.
|"It smells like kitty treats."|
I am a totally cool modern vampire.
This fluffy, lacy skirt is so fun to wear.
|"I'm ghosting you."|
I layered this very useful Victorian-looking blouse under the jacket, with a brooch at the neck, and a stomacher with a belt over it.
I picked him up, but he was way too interested in my brooch.
|"No camera can catch me."|
The black thing is a stomacher that I bought at Dots over 10 years ago - I recall it was really cheap (like $2.99?) as they didn't know what it was.
- Belt - Pringle of Scotland, vintage fair
- Sunglasses - some cheap Hallowe'en pop-up store years ago
- Brooch - vintage fair
- Spider ring - c. 1986, gift from Mom & Dad, Mexico
- Snake ring - c. 1985, BC Museum Gift Shop
- Earrings - thrifted
- Lace cuffs - LA Express, c. 1994
The lace cuffs on my outfit are actually separate pieces - they are just elasticated lace and they pull on. This makes them wonderful for costumes, both for the look and because you can pull them off to eat. Bonus!
L happily put his own outfit together.
He's wearing a bunch of costume rings, a dagger brooch, a rattlesnake belt buckle, and a vintage pocket watch that I bought for him about 20 years ago.
Now... let us start the entertainment! Are you ready?
Welcome to our home!
L, come out and say hello to our guests.
|"Hsssss! It looks too sunny!"|
Do not be cranky, my love! Be nice for the people. Come out of your lair. Come, come.
It is a terrible day for vampires. Very sunny and pleasant.
Do not stare, passersby! We are normal everyday people.
It is a good thing L has thick hair or that horrible sunshine would burn his head right off!
I await your arrival, my friends!
I must also get out of this awful sunlight.
I will be safe here, do not worry.
Woe is me! Another anniversary with L!
No, I didn't eat him!
But enough of that! I remember when we got married! It seems so long ago...
here), and we had so much fun (here).
No one died. I mean, lots of people have died since then. People die, it happens.
It's not all sunshine and roses, don't get me wrong.
Always casting spells at me. So tiring.
The song "When We Were Vampires" by Jason Isbell is one of my all-time favourites (YouTube link here, and link to the lyrics here).
Maybe time running out is a gift,
I'll work hard 'til the end of my shift,
And give you every second I can find,
And hope it isn't me who's left behind.
It reminds me to be grateful for every day we have together.
And never, ever be afraid to be who we really are...