Sunday, October 30, 2011

Gothic Splendor

I have a love/hate relationship with Halloween.  I love the fun aspects and of course the candy but I hate the slutty costumes that have become the norm.  It's also too bad that you rarely see elegant and chic Halloween decorations.  This spread of D.L. & Co. appeared in an old House & Garden magazine and is still one of my favorite Halloween features.  I posted it in 2007 and it still looks good today.  Bergdorf Goodman even used it as inspiration for windows that complemented the magazine photos. When I have a house someday, I'm definitely using them as my inspiration.  Happy Halloween!












11 comments:

atticeyewear.blogspot.com said...

True Splendour...Great Images

Al said...

Awesome post! Love these gothic and spooky photos. Really gets you in the mood for Halloween :)

BluBabesCreate said...

I agree about the costumes! Anna Quindlen wrote an excellent article alluding to this aspect a few years ago. Thanks for the stand on that one Heather!

Glamour Drops said...

Exactly how Halloween should be - I think. Darkly elegant, not gory at all. The images are amazing, and were perhaps ahead of their time?

Brillante Interiors said...

I am with you on this, Heather,I truly dislike most of Halloween, tacky, disgusting, even offensive at times but you made me love it with these gorgeous images. Thanks!

Swizzle said...

I definitely agree with the costuming! I believe Halloween should be more of a time where friends and family should spend some quality time cooking up some delicious treats, decorating their home beautifully (like the pictures you provided) and have some good fun together. Not going around dressed like filthy creatures and sluts, and knocking on stranger's doors for lollies. Thank you! ^^

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CD said...
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CD said...

WOOOOOO! Halloweeeeen! Bergdorf Goodman windows are always superb no matter what the theme. They sort of recall fragments of the concept of André Malraux's "museum without walls" or in fact "the musée imaginaire." Thanks Habitually Chic.

Marcy said...

These images look just as fresh today! D.L. & Co. is fabulous.

I featured your blog at stylesson today. And congratulations on recently being featured in The Telegraph!

Splendid Market said...

Glamourously ghoulish...

lifeloveandluxury said...

Spooky yet elegant. I'm absolutely loving this post! Why settle for cheesy plastic decorations when gorgeous-ness like this lurks about!

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