“I’m just like any modern woman trying to have it all. Loving husband, a family. It’s just, I wish I had more time to seek out the dark forces and join their hellish crusade.” – Morticia Addams
I used to be all about the maxi skirts, by my daughter Wednesday is all grown up now and her style has certainly influenced me. The black velvet of this Vivetta dress looks great against my pale legs.
Death Becomes Her is such a classic film. I love it, though I wish it was a little more violent at times.
People often think I’m all about the black, but I do occasionally dip my toe into colour. This polish is called Endless Night Black Grape. So bright and colourful!
My favourite magazine of all time. Finally a publication that speaks to stylish feminist witches and witch sympathisers.
These jeans have patches that read ‘Love’ and ‘Hate’ on the knees. The two are so intertwined aren’t they? A bit like pain and pleasure.
Dressing for the dark is what I’m all about. I particularly love the quote on this page, “A woman’s dress should be like a barbed wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.” (Sophia Loren)
I’ve always been more about the Moon than the Sun. The very notion of a tan is beyond me. This milky moon beauty tonic is great for my complexion.
Ideo Parfumeurs are divine! I was drawn to their Prison Blues for the name, but I ended up wearing it because it smells like “a spicy imagining of earnest longing.” Their words, not mine, but I am very much into longing.
MORTICIA ADDAMS = DEATHLY CHIC
Morticia Addams met us for a drink in Soho’s La Bodega Negra to talk about her imaginary curatorial role for this edition of The Culture Edit, one we’ve appropriately titled: Death Becomes Her. In real life Morticia is just as beautiful and chilly as you might well imagine. It was a dark night in London, so she sat across from us donning black cashmere (what else?) to suit the mood. Her alabaster skin was nearly translucent. The woman looked positively undead! Morticia ordered a double Medi Noche Mexicana (a deadly Mexican Midnight cocktail) and stared deep into our souls. The matriarch has gotten older and wiser, but certainly no less intimidating. We’ve dreamed up one nightmare of a shopping list chock-full of style inspirations Morticia might have suggested, had she been more than a spooky apparition. Happy Halloween!