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Friday, June 29, 2012

Cvlt Nation : Deathrock Mixtape Part II

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I'm excited about the second installment of Oliver Sheppard's Deathrock Mixtape as see on Cvlt Nation. Not only do I think that Cvlt Nation is an awesome online magazine, I think they have pretty rad taste in music! To quote Oliver, "Most of these new bands come from the DIY punk scene and are reclaiming deathrock's punk roots." A-men!

Some other tracks to enjoy:







Thanks for reading!
XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Shoes! OMG! : Royal Blue Confetti Bow Pumps


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Oh so shiny, the Royal Blue Confetti Bow Pumps have me saying, "OH MY GOD SHOES!". Like the description states perfectly, "The perfect way to add a pop of color to your favorite vintage party dress", I wholeheartedly agree! When I see shoes like this it makes me happy to be a girl. *Wink*.

XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Aloha! : Ohana 2012 Part 2

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My Tiki skull mug. One from our vast collection
Alllllllright! Ohana part 2! Did I mention how much rum we drank? A LOT! I'm detoxing this week as I think I may have turned into a partial pineapple (a rum infused one). Friday continued on with the room crawl in the evening in which attendee's volunteer to host a event in their room, basically they make drinks for everyone! Each room may or may not have a theme, yet they mix up tropical libations to share the aloha spirit. Mmmmmmmmmmm! Before we embarked on the slow stumble to the designated rooms, we put on our B.U.T.T fez's!

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Ok, what is up with the fez's? Well fez's are something that a lot of people will wear in the Tiki/lounge culture or like the F.O.M who organized the Ohana event. Basically the first Ohana we attended I inquired about how to become part of the F.O.M and was met with a scoff and told that they don't just let anyone join (don't get me wrong they are all really nice people!) Well, as our little Buffalo Tiki group grew we all decided to get fez's and call ourselves, Buffalo United Tiki Talk or B.U.T.T for short.....we're really mature. *Wink*
We're still working on the official design, but it's all in the spirit of humor and well, drinking. Our group gets together now and again and we're planning on taking some more Tiki related trips together, Tiki roadtrip!?


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Drunk B.U.T.T's between rooms at the room crawl
One of my personal favorite rooms was the headhunter themed room, I have to admit I don't remember what drink they served or what was really going on as it was 11pm and we had been steadily drinking for almost 12 hours *hiccup*. 

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Headhunter!!!
They also had an cauldron which was an awesome photo opp, apparently Derek is enjoying being boiled alive. Hahahahaa!!!

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I laugh every time I look at this picture!
Did I mention we drank a lot? Well, this girl right here woke up with a slight hangover, yet there is no time to lay in bed all day at Ohana! Perhaps a lot of coffee, a starchy breakfast and some hair of the dog helped me to bounce back! Saturday afternoon was filled with; shopping at the vendor tent, silent auction, (insert a nap), making friends (I met Deidre and Andy from Sourpuss and they are AWESOME!), and swimming. In the evening all the B.U.T.T's changed into our matching outfits for the luau dinner and Polynesian show.
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Looks like I pee'd myself with excitement
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All in our matching outfits while in line to get the luau feast
Sunday was spent packing up and then heading on the road to make the journey home. Mahalo Lake George, NY for providing the perfect back drop to a wonderful summer adventure.

Thanks for reading!
XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Monday, June 25, 2012

Aloha! : Ohana 2012 Part 1

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Phew! I just got back from a whirlwind weekend filled with rum, Polynesian delights, swimming and well, more rum, Ohana was once again a great time! This was our third year enjoying the scenic view of Lake George, NY while lounging about the pool at The Tiki hotel or peaking out the window and seeing the awesome Adirondack Mountains.

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View from our room
We arrived on Friday around 1pm, the drive took about 5 1/2 hours and was a pleasant journey. Derek and I like to sing songs and crack lots of jokes, I think we both get a little goofy while we travel.....it's lots of fun! When we arrived we checked into the event which we both received our awesome swag bags filled with Tiki goodness, this year we even got some little bottles of rum!

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I'm excited about those tumblers from Sourpuss!!!
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Look it's me! The ad in Ohana Magazine for Cats Like Us
We met up with half of the Buffalo Crew (a.k.a B.U.T.T.'s, I will explain later!) that were already there, as we were jonesing to get in the pool and start sipping on some cocktails. After a few drinks you get pictures like this......

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Pin up model? Naw, puke up model!
We did a quick change into our first of many Tiki outfits to hang out in our B.U.T.T. cave (which is a large tent our friends brought) to continue the many steady hours of cocktail sampling, grilling and making friends. We had an awesome party location in which fellow Ohana-er's would stop by and say hello! I think some people thought we all were a little insane with how much effort we put into our party spot, but Tiki is serious business (hahahaa, not!).

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"To the B.U.T.T. Cave!" Our tent all closed up as it rained
on Saturday

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Even goth girls need some Polynesian delight!
Why do we travel to Ohana? Well it's an awesome small-ish event (the attendance is capped at 300 people), that is not about what you wear or what you do, it's all about the Aloha spirit! You don't have to have a Tiki bar in your home or even dress in vintage resort wear, you just need to grab your bathing suit, prep your liver and get ready to meet a lot of really awesome people! I love Tiki, it's a way of life!

Stay tuned for part 2 filled with more (drunken) photos and tacky Tiki patterned clothing....so awesome!

Thanks for reading!
XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Pink And Batty!

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My friend Sarah made me a fun banner that is now adorning my Coffin Kitsch facebook page. I've been working on projects before I go on my mini vacation to Ohana : Luau at the Lake! I'm excited about this cute skirt that I've upcycled into something super cute!


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I'm wearing pink! Eeeeek! 

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Batty, batty, batty!!!
You can see the sale listing here on my etsy page! I really enjoy putting bats on everything, especially such a cute twirly skirt. *Wink*

Thanks for reading!!!
XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Monday, June 18, 2012

Get Into The Groove : 80s Night!


With a healing leg tattoo and it being hot as shit outside, I was having a wardrobe dilemma on how to dress for the 80s night I attended in our neighboring city Rochester, NY. After trying on all my "slutty" skirts (which I affectionately call my short skirts), I realized they were not quite slutty errrr, I mean short enough for a night of dancing. I forced myself to go shopping last minute at the mall and came home with shorts. The thought of  walking around all night in shorts with bare legs sorta makes me cringe. I don't know why I like to be so covered up, but some sort of leg covering is a must for me, especially to prevent boot chaffage. Perhaps it's an added layer of defense against club germs, or I just think it looks aesthetically pleasing. So, I came up with this solution:


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Not my most favorite outfit in the world, but shorts are comfortable for dancing the night away to 80s classics.I think the next time I wear these shorts I'll throw on my elastic garter straps to break up the leg line when I'm pairing the shorts with my short pointy boots. I'm sure the look will grow on me, but I think it needs some fine tuning. I'm also insane and pretty much didn't take my jacket off the whole night. I know I'm a dedicated jack-a-holic and I do suffer for fashion!


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Up close shot of makeup/accessories.



















Thanks for reading!!
XOXO-Meagan Kyla


Saturday, June 16, 2012

Move Over Fuck Yeah Punk Jackets : James von Sinn

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Original artwork by James von Sinn
I'm super stoked that I got to catch up with my friend James and photograph his vest and jacket collection. I'm always impressed when my friends put so much effort, talent and creativity into adorning their clothing, so I took my obsession and will be kicking off a small series documenting DIY fashion all around me. Starting in 3...2....1......James!

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Pretty rad, eh? 
Now that I've given James' teenage fans more photos to cut out and paste on their walls, here's some places that you can stalk him:
Rotten (UK) : His band's Facebook
His personal oracle: (aka) James' Facebook 

Word on the street he's a rock god in Japan! *Wink*

Thanks for reading!
XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Shoe! OMG! : Copper Flock Leopard Boots


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I am a huge fan of T.U.K shoes and boots. Not only have a owned several pairs of T.U.K's over the years, I have also had the pleasure of working with them as a stylist and writer. This week's pick are the Copper Flock Leopard Boots, which I would LOVE to have for my own collection! "But, Meagan it's too warm over here on the East Coast for boots". Pfffffffft, you're talking to a girl who's summer footwear includes a pair of cowboy boots, no fashion rules over here!!!!

Thanks for reading!!
XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Casual Post : Shoppin' In Shorts


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As my friend Julie Ann pointed out, "You've been very leggy lately". This has been the first year in.....well, many years that I have wanted to wear shorts. I think it has to do with having more leg tattoos or most likely I just don't care any more. Don't like my grave yard tan?.....don't look! 
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The light weight moto style jacket has been featured in past looks, but I wanted to show my Cure back patch that was given to me by a friend. I have a project in the works to feature my friends DIY jacket's as we all know I sorta have a slight obsession with jackets. *Wink* Of course this means I have to wrangle my friends and remember to shoot these photos I'm dreaming about in my head, hahahaha! In the mean time you can feast your eyes on Fuck Yeah Punk Jackets tumblr!

XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Pre-Deco Fest : Swingin' With The Royal Crowns

I missed out on wrapping up Sophistique Noir's Red and Black week as I was running around with Miss Dolly getting ready for The Royal Crowns cd release party which was paired up with a pre-party for Deco Fest. Deco Fest is a fundraiser to bring the Central Terminal of Buffalo, NY up to it's former glory. It was a huge effort done by Miss Dolly and her husband Jason (who is the bass player of The Royal Crowns) to put on the pre-party, arrange all the vendors, swing dance, etc. They did an amazing job! I had a lot of fun and even spun around the dance floor with the husband! We aren't excellent dancers, but we laugh a lot and have fun.


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Skirt by Mode Merr

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Close up of shrunked head detail


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I got my nose pierced!

Where did my hair go?! I pulled the front of my hair up and back into a pomp, secured with bobby pins. I teased the rest up and back, (I highly recommend teasing (back combing) your hair to give your hair some body no matter what the hair style) tied the scarf into a bow, then arranged my hair around the scarf. I have a little 80s look going on, a la Madonna. *Wink*

Thanks for reading!!! XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Red and Black Week : I'm a Stupor Model!


I have been known to step in front of the camera over the last few years, though I don't consider myself a model by any means, yet it's fun to have these memento's. I am a stylist and I love to be behind the scenes, yet I'm always flattered when my photographer friends ask me to take center stage and try to act serious while getting my picture snapped. I'm a huge goof ball, yet they do their magic and make me look good! These photos have been taken over the past few years, different hair styles and less tattoos!



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Mode Merr Clothing. Photographer Jennifer Link

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Lip Service Clothing. Lethal Style Blog by Vanity Kills the blog is here.
Photographer Andrew Kondziela
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Lip Service Clothing. Lethal Style Blog by Vanity Kills the blog is here.
Photographer Zach Rose
Alright, now that you're sick of looking at my face, I am very honored to have worked with so many talented people behind and in front of the camera! Though some of them may be a little far-fetched for Red and Black Theme Week, those colors are in there somewhere! Thanks for reading!


XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Red and Black Week Continues! Now With MORE Red!




How did I forget about this red moto style jacket that I often wear?! Silly me and my jacket collection, I often forget about what I have even though it's right in front of my face! Well, it was hanging in the coat closet, hehe!

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I found the jacket (Tripp NYC) at a local thrift store that I am often see sneaking around for $5 and I also got the zebra print summer dress for $4. I was excited when I found the jacket as I have the same style in black that I purchased brand new several years ago for $60! Grant it, I will admit it was worth every penny as I wear the jacket all the time. I do highly recommend Tripp NYC's moto style jackets as they are comfortable, made of a durable twill cotton and can easily be DIY-ed to suit your taste. Besides, they look cool! You may be making a face at me because I mentioned Tripp NYC as their items are often seen at Hot Topic, yet if you look at places like Trash and Vaudeville, you'll see it's not all weird pants with too many bells and whistles. I gravitate more towards the more sleek and simple pieces as I'm not into too many jiggle jangles on my clothing....unless I put them there. *Wink*
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City Bag by Dungaree Dolly-print is not available

I always forget about my purses! I have so many pretty ones from Dungaree Dolly as this is the normal way I infuse some color/patterns into my outfits. In my world it's all about accessorizing, handbags and shoes!

Thanks for reading! 
XOXO-Meagan Kyla