Saturday, April 04, 2009

Inspired By: Nine Inch Nails

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I first got into NIN when I was 15 and I haven't stopped loving them since. NIN is iconic and unmistakable. Trent Reznor, the genius behind The Fragile and Pretty Hate Machine, is unstopable and unfallable. NIN isn't your mother's music and it's probably not your music either but when this emotive shitmix of rock and electronica speaks to you, it YELLS.

Whether you love it or hate it, there is no denying Nine Inch Nail's mark on the modern music scene - heck, even Johnny Cash covered NIN's "Hurt." If you are into hard electronic or heavy rock (not metal though, there is a major difference) and have't given NIN a fair chance, do so. There is a method behind Reznor's madness and one that I love to death.

Speaking of death, NIN has a bad rap for being a Goth Girl's "go to" music and this simply isn't the case. Yes, it is heavy and often dark and yes I am dressing with both those elements in mind. But it is also undeniably romantic and flowing, something I hope my outfit brings across as well. Hard and soft, light and dark, NIN is one black angel.

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Top: ASOS; Trench: from Japan; Skirt: unknown; Cuff: ASOS; Pyramid bracelet: F21; Earrings: ASOS; Belt: F21; Gladiator/dominatrix shoes-boots-sandals: Helmut Lang (purchased from Lulu's Shoes and Your Mom - check out the link on the right hand side for great deals on designer shoes :)


You and me
Even after everything
You're the queen and I'm the King
Nothing else means anything...

28 comments:

clw said...

Those are some hot shoes girl- you look smok'n!!

The Clothes Horse said...

Awesome top, great shoes, and stunning pictures!

Vegas Princess said...

The back of that dress is to die for and I LOVE those shoes. Very hot!

Never was a fan of NIN until I met my husband. He turned me on to a lot of harder music that I never would have experienced without him.

modern antoinette said...

Wow I really love everything about this outfit. The top is so perfect and on trend...yet still classic. I love the exposed zipper and the lace details.

That trench is also so girly and elegant. You really look amazing in all black...so perfect for a blondie because your hair really pops.

xoxo
Stephanie
www.modernantoinette.blogspot.com

♥ Marta ♥ said...

Looking sooooo hot :) I love that top is is really pretty. I absolutely adore this outfit, it is perfection ....

I love nin.... their music is dark but so soulful.

Great choice.

Have a wonderful weekend gorgeous.

Michael said...

Nobody ever says anything about the photographer. Who is it, Mike? Someone's got a good eye for what makes a good picture (and it surely doesn't hurt having a very photogenic model).

muchlove said...

wow, you look awesome in that hot outfit! I love the lacey back.

Dane said...

Gorgeous shoes.. but the top just blew me away. I love it! Im itching to try a DIY since I have some lace left..

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

you look amazing! the dresses are fabulous!

ps would love to exchange links if you're interested? xx

archivingfashion said...

OOoh....gorgeous photos! I love the contrast between your all-black outfit and the bright, white background.

Couture Carrie said...

You are the hotness, darling! Loving the inspiration and the look - the lace back is tres sexy! And those shoes - gorge!

xoxox,
CC

Wanderlusting said...

Michael - aww thanks, truth be told I'm getting less photogenic over the years - ah aging! My friend Josh actually took these photos which is why they turned out so well. He had an eye for it and patience, which my boyfriend (who normally has to take them) does not :P

Luphia - Sure, swap up!!

mysterycreature said...

That coat is stunning! Absolutely loely, with a really great but wearable shape!

Saw NIN in amsterdam 2 years ago - sat in the evening air, listened to it pumping out - brilliant. Plus, Hurt (by either them or JC) is a true classic!

Kass said...

Favourite.Outfit.Ever.

Erica said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment :D

I LOVE that top. I really like backless outfits and lace, combined, this is like my ideal top. I wish I had it :P

Too Many Tights said...

Lace back on the top is hot.

Yellow nails - even hotter!

Merisi said...

Breath-takingly awesome outfit,
great pictures!

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. :-)

♥ fashion chalet said...

LOVE the shot of you lying down, hair all sprawled out around you.

Thanks for the sweet comments on my video, doll. Sweety thanks you too! ;]

xx

MizzJ said...

I agree with Fashion Chalet, that shot is cool, it looks like angel wings haha. The lace back on that top is hot!!

Amelia said...

Super-cool pictures!!!

Sarah said...

It has been said... but, honestly, WOW! You look simply stunning!!!!!! Actually stunning is an understatement. I can't think of a better word.
NIN and the Johnny Cash cover of Hurt always, always, always sends shivers down my spine. Cash's film clip also brings tears to my eyes. It is one of the saddest songs I can think of.

prettyneons said...

hello's...um could I please have your wardrobe? Cheers! ;)
PeAcE & BoWs...
prettyneonsX

Alice said...

HOTT shirt! i feel so awkward not wearing a bra, though. the girls need to be hoisted ;-)

i am also IN LOVE with that trench. so pretty!

maud said...

this is awesome how you are shining !!! very cool and fierce :D love

saray said...

wow aweomse photos
and stuning dress

TigerLily said...

I love what you wear here and I love the pics, they're great pictures.


I have a fashion blog too, can we trade links?

http://twothousandthings.blogspot.com

Karinaxoxo said...

how long ago did you get that top from ASOS? I LOVE LOVE LOVE it

M said...

love it! And I love NIN too.