Putting the Goth back in Gotham:
This all should be working much better than it is. The idea of Snow White here working a dramatic black gown and matching cape sounds like a no-brainer on paper. But the dress has too much going on to work with such a semi-tricky cape. Ditch the shoulder treatment and mismatched blacks, switch out those focus-pulling pumps for something plainer and starker (oxblood or pewter, maybe) slap on either a killer pendant or a killer pair of chandeliers and you’ve got yourself a look. But this feels mismatched; like the various pieces are fighting with each other. When you go the Vampira route, you want everything to be supremely, starkly simple.
Cushnie et Ochs Black Dress from the Spring 2017 Collection
Judith Leiber Clutch
Nicholas Kirkwood ‘Hexagon’ Pumps
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