Skulls

SKULLS are not just for Halloween, in our house we’re surrounded by them everyday, we even named our business Skull & Pistons Garage. So it’s safe to say I love skulls, however I like to wear skulls in a tasteful way, not in a teenage angst kind of fashion. At a time where access is the norm on the high street and girls everywhere seem to be referring to some kind of alternative handbook to get dressed, achieving a uniform designed for attention seeking rather than comfort or style. I’ve said this before and I’ll keep saying it, it’s all getting too much! Massive teeth, too much make-up, pouting all the live long day – bring on the natural look, it’s been a long time coming.

I have skull tattoos and I wear skull jewellery, so when I include skulls in my outfit it’s generally without intention and definitely with delicacy. My first outfit includes one of our new Skull & Pistons tops underneath a cropped black leather biker jacket, black leather jeans and black leather biker boots. I’m also wearing a skull ring and a bunch of pendants including a skull and crossbones. So altogether quite a lot of skulls going on without looking tacky.

Helen Stanley

My second outfit is a cropped black leather biker jacket with a plain black long-sleeved top underneath, black leather jeans, black leather biker boots and an oversized scarf with skulls print all over. My make-up is natural and I’ve tied my hair in a top not. Simple.

Outfit One: Black leather biker jacket from TopShop boutique, black leather jeans from All Saints, black long-sleeved skull print top from Skull & Pistons Garage, black leather biker boots by Harley Davidson, “D” necklace by Dior, anchor necklace by Muru, pirate necklace from My Name Necklace, oversized skull print scarf from Zara Men, silver skull ring from The Great Frog.

Outfit Two: Black leather biker jacket from TopShop boutique, black leather jeans from All Saints, black long-sleeved jersey top by DKNY, black leather biker boots by Harley Davidson, “D” necklace by Dior, anchor necklace by Muru, pirate necklace from My Name Necklace, oversized skull print scarf from Zara Men, silver skull ring from The Great Frog.

Photographs by Helen Stanley. This week I used a Colour Splash Flash to give a blue and red light.

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