My offbeat Halloween costume this year: historical couture Pushba photobomber #Site News#goth October 28 | Ariel Meadow Stallings offbeatbride Russian goth fashion model vs American photobomber trying to look Very Serious. Ready? FIGHT! Photo by Nelson Lauren Photography IM IN UR PHOTOSHOOT, WEARIN UR BUSTLES Remember how a few years ago I dressed up as all my favorite Offbeat Bride trends all at once? This year, I went for something a little different, dressing up in twisted historical couture and photobombing a fashion shoot of my favorite Russian goth model, Pushba. I first fell for Pushba in 2009 when we featured her wedding here after it went viral online, and I've been quietly following her online ever since. When she told me she was coming to New York and invited me to meet up, I gathered up my frequent flyer miles and flew out, organizing a photo shoot for Offbeat Mama with Nelson Lauren at the Hello Super 8 studios in Brooklyn. Styled by the inimitable Evelyn Kriete, the looks in the shoot ranged from Tim Burton-esque neo-Victorian to Art Nouveau silent film queen. Fashion shoots are NOT normally the kind of thing we feature on Offbeat Bride, but those of you aiming for neo-Victorian or gothic-inspired weddings may find a little eye candy here … Insecure disclaimer: just as a trick or treater dressed up as a sexy inflammatory email isn't ACTUALLY an inflammatory email, no amount of me dressing up next to a model can make me ACTUALLY be a model. But whatever: Halloween is about having fun — so let's do this fucking thing! Oh, so you want to know what we're wearing? Lucky for you, Evelyn kept track: Pushba, the Russian model who knows what she's doing: black and white neo-Victorian Related Post Severina & Seraphim Seattle handfasting Part of what I love so much about Offbeat Bride is that I feel like it's all about finding inspiration outside of my little aesthetic... Read more Hair in a braided tapping style crown Flower clip from H&M Make up: Pushba's own foundation mixed with Paraben-free under-eye concealer from Sweet Libertine Cameo, lock and skeleton key pearl necklace Under dress: a 1920s antique black silk slip with a lace top overlay set Under bust corset Over skirt: Victorian Over Bustle Drape from Retroscope Fashions Bracelet from Alchemy Gothic Vintage style ring Shoes: Bordello from Pleaser Ariel, the American blogger who has no idea what she's doing: Black and white striped neo-Victorian Hat: Pink velvet feathered woman's top hat via Topsy Turvy Designs Cameo earrings Mac blush and "Aether Gray" eye shadow from Sweet Libertine Purple stone gothic choker from Alchemy Gothic Black and white striped under dress = 1930s vintage sun dress Over dress: a Cabaret Bustle Jacket from Kambriel Purple tea gloves from Mishu Shoes: Merry Munchausen's Whimsical Ladies Boots from Clockwork Couture Pushba: Art Nouveau silent film queen Purple stone gothic choker and bracelet from Alchemy Gothic Black vintage 1920s silk and lace slip as the under dress 1930s vintage lace flowing sleeve jacket Vintage style ring Shoes: Bordello from Pleaser Ariel: Neo-Vintage stroll Red/pink striped scarf from Lord & Taylor Double-headed eagle crest pendant from Rock Love Skirt = Ladies Organic Cotton Drawstring Skirt from Clockwork Couture Sheer lace vintage 1920s over dress Purple tea gloves from Mishu Ladies Victorian Military Jacket from Retroscope Fashions Shoes: Merry Munchausen's Whimsical Ladies Boots from Clockwork Couture Special thanks to… Photography: Nelson Lauren Studio: Hello Super 8 Hair, makeup, and stying: Evelyn Kriete Poor author who got dragged along to do baby rangling and the getting of the pizza: G. D. Falksen For the full shoot, head on over to Offbeat Mama! Get your daily dose of Offbeat AWESOME Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Meadow Stallings Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives, loves, and dorks out hard in Seattle, WA. PREVIOUS Kelly & Justin's DIY vintage Halloween two-day wedding NEXT Special deals with peacock & dino thrills from Washington's Hilary Mercer Photography Show/Hide comments [ 14 ] Oh man, it looks like you had FUN! SO JEALOUS! 1 agrees Reply Candid Pushba smiles are like magic. UNRELATED BUT RELATED WEIRD NOSY QUESTION: is that your actual height difference, or did Pushba have to be elevated? I know she's quite petite. 1 agrees Reply She's 5'0" and I'm 5'5" — but she was wearing these platform shoes, which have a 5¾" heel. 1 agrees Reply Ohmigodlace…must play…with…idea! I have a lace duster jacket dancing through my head, but I'm wondering when I'd ever wear it. Last thing I need is to add another project to my plate, but god DAMN! Reply I'm SOOOOOOOOOOO JEALOUS RIGHT NOW!!! I've been obsessed with that woman since I first saw her on your site and the whole idea of the photoshoot is amazeballs!!!! Reply Not gonna lie, I'm a little jealous that you got to chill with G.D. Falksen…and Pushba of course. 1 agrees Reply I don't know how Evelyn convinced G.D. Falksen to be her assistant for the day, but he was a perfect gentleman and wonderful to have there. I even trusted him with the keys to the Empire, handing him my business debit card and my PIN number and begging him to pick us up some pizza. He did it all, and was an impeccably-dressed dandy all the while! 1 agrees Reply Just because you all made a fuss I had to search for G.D. Falksen. And I am so glad I did becase he is quite the dandy as you say. Reply Sweeet! You two are the most glamorous Neo-Victorian crime fighters I've ever laid eyes on. The military jacket you're sporting is my personal favorite. Reply It's so cool that you guys got to do this!! It looks amazing:) Reply absolutely STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Reply Love!! Reply I had to go stalk all the Pushba photos- what a cool wedding, and an adorable baby. Ariel, you looked like you knew what you were doing to me… Reply Lurve the photos and the outfits. Big fan of steampunk/ neo victorian look Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. 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