Laura Byrnes: Plaid Taffeta


Printed in an exclusive green and black tartan, this 1950’s classic High Waisted Skirt features a wide waistband, and full, gathered skirt made from beautiful taffeta.  Here it has been coordinated with the Doris  Top in White by Pinup Couture, a retro style top with have sleeves and crafted from stretch poplin to be formfitting yet body conscious.  Though I prefer the Deadly Dames Dolly Top, a blended knit of cotton and spandex that has been cut to accentuate all of your curves.  The fitted bodice, short princess puff sleeves and sloping neckline are accented by a ruffle detail and glossy black buttons.

vintage_back_evening_pursePinup Couture is mostly known for their fabulous vintage clothing, but now they also have a line of footwear to act as the perfect accessory.  They have partnered up with the company that produces the fabulous Bordello line of shoes, and Bella is a perfect example of how that same quality has been translated into a classic black faux suede t high heel with a platform, peep toe and small bow detail.  Contemporary structure has been combined with vintage styling to create an elegant Vintage Evening Purse that is an intriguing trapezoid shape covered with grosgrain fabric to give it a fun futuristic sheen.  Details such as the tiny protective feet, strong magnetic closure, large interior mirror, interior pocket and handle long enough to sit nicely in the crook of your elbow really make it stand out from every other ordinary black bag.  Deck out your updo with white Retro Grosgrain Hair Bows, mounted on barrettes and clips to making doing so a snap.



With a high Empire waist that has a subtle curve and flatters every figure, these brilliant Cropped Trousers have elastic ruched panels in the back to allow for comfort and flexibility.  They share the 1950’s style taffeta seen on the skirt above but offer a more casual look with Ritz Flats, black patent basic flats at an affordable price that have a pleasing shape and are easy to wear.

kreepsville_666_reanimated_love_necklaceFrom the Laura Byrnes Black Label, the Daryl Top in white is smart and classy with a V-neck, wide collar, button front and cuffs at the end of long sleeves.  Triangular front panels can be tucked in or tied up at the waist, and overall the garment is meant to reflect the art deco feel of the line, designed as a staple for work to play.  Go for the decadent two-tone brilliance of Lux de Ville’s Femme Fatale, a black and lime green patent purse with a kiss lock and sturdy feet.  The glossy quilted texture gets a punch of sparkle, while the thick strap ensures it can be used to ward off potential thieves.  When it comes to spooky psychobilly accessories, Kreepsville 666 never fails to deliver the gruesome goods and their Reanimated Love Necklace shows us why.  Dangling from custom spark plugs on a chain is a transparent green resin detail on a human heart, with silver lightning bolts and banner which bears the name of this piece that surround it.



Ever since I first saw a Lip Service tartan ballgown at Trash & Vaudeville on Saint Marks in New York City, I established a vision in my head which combined my penchant for punk with the feminine finery of vintage styles.  It comes to me again as I gaze upon the beauty of the Madeline Dress, where cute box pleats trim the top of the constructed bust, which has been lined for added comfort.  The fitted waist flares into a lovely full skirt to complete the retro silhouette and the straps adjust for an ideal fit.  Another modern take on a classic shape is the Laura Byrnes Bolero that makes an excellent companion piece to the dress, though it is designed to fit any that you might have in the closet.  The chic cut is trimmed with the same exclusive plaid print in a sweet Peter Pan collar.

Considered one of Bordello’s best selling designs is their Teeze pump, which comes in a wide range of colors and can be worn for a multitude of occasions.  For this look I selected the Tuxedo Mary Jane, a white pump with concealed platform and accented with black scallop details that curve along the shoe.  The tuxedo top matches the black heel and is finished with a darling contrasting satin bow.  Said to be “reminiscent of Frankenstein”, this Sparkle Vinyl Clutch from Hold Fast Handbags is sure to rocket you to Queen status.  Black metal flake vinyl is contrasted by lime green flecked with gold, while silver rivets and a retro iron kiss lock frame make it sturdy to carry during an evening on the town.  Adorn your neck with a Skull Collection Necklacke by Kreepsville666, a kooky and kitschy mix of white beads and glowering skulls, stack up some Eyeball Bracelets on your wrists and  decorate digits with Green Zombie Brain Rings to give off a horror movie chic vibe.


2 comments on “Laura Byrnes: Plaid Taffeta

  1. Miss Randi says:

    I love your write up, I’m a big Laura Byrnes / Pinup Couture fan as well! Thanks so much for including my sparkle vinyl clutch ♥

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