The creeping in of Autumn brings out warm, soft layers and outfits fit for scrambling through the autumn leaves and over lichen dappled rocks; outfits that makes me feel like a strange forest creature; moth-eaten and mossy. I based my outfit around one of my favourite headpieces; a little one-of-a kind mushroom fascinator hat, handmade by Liselotte Eriksson of The Changeling's Closet and two sets of autumnal toned Mini Elflocks from Woodland Wild in Dryad, and a limited edition burnt orange and brown, which are a wonderful way of adding a flash of colour to my own hair (I used to dye my hair every single colour under the sun, but I've been settled into my black hair for the past few years and I can't see myself throwing any hair bleach on it any time soon, despite my sudden, spontaneous urges, so Mini Elflocks are perfect for when I get itchy fingers.) Such accessories really transform an outfit into something really special and rather magical.
The wall of leaves turning bright, ruby red that we stumbled upon on our walk, was the perfect backdrop for these photographs; we were joined by a curious squirrel, who stopped by to ask us what on earth we were doing, and I spotted a wild brown rat scuttling in the undergrowth, which really made my day!
Black scarf - Charity shop
Black asymmetric dress - Independent shop
Black Linen Pinafore - Independent shop
Grey felted waistcoat - Secondhand
Black leather concho belt - Charity shop
Grey & Black striped stockings - Gift
Black bat-wing winklepickers - The Gothic Shoe Co.
Horns - Handmade
Mushroom fascinator - The Changeling's Closet
Clip-In Elflocks - Woodland Wild
Black flower hair clips - Claire's Accessories
Nose chain – Handmade
Choker- handmade using a length of black velvet ribbon and an amber and silver pendant from my Mum
Troll Necklace - Handmade by Wendy Froud
Unseelie Pendant - Handmade. I can't for the life of me remember the artist though unfortunately.
Naturally shed antler - Handmade by my friend Moomin
Leather cuff – I've had it for so long, I couldn't say where it's from!
Metal cuff – Second-hand
Rings - various places
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Photography credits: Badger Dubhghaill
What are your favourite things to wear at Autumn?