When Erstwilder announced that they were releasing a Rocky Horror-themed collection I was beyond excited. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is one of my all time favourite films, and I adore the aesthetic of the movie. I had no doubt that Erstwilder would do an amazing job of translating that vibe into a line of jewellery.
Overall I wasn’t super impressed with the Rocky Horror collection. Unlike the Grease collection that came out last year, I thought that this collection lacked range. There were a lot of “portrait” style brooches and fewer conceptual pieces that evoked the general feel of the film. I felt like this collection was a lot more literal, with more actual representations of characters rather than subtle winks to the theme. There were a couple of pieces that I just flat out didn’t like (such as the Riff Raff brooch) and some that were kind of cute, but that I wouldn’t personally wear (such as the Damn It Janet nameplate necklace). I ended up getting two brooches from the collection: the Dr Frank and the Science Fiction Lips.
I thought long and hard about what to wear Dr Frank with for his maiden voyage. And I thought he’d be most at home amid a sea of kisses, leather look trousers and sky high heels.
I am wearing:
– Dr Frank brooch from Erstwilder
- Kisses blouse from Target
- Leather look jeans from TK Maxx
- Red rose heels (thrifted)
I bought these jeans a few weeks ago to use as part of a cosplay costume. I’ve fallen head over heels for them. I never expected that I’d want to wear a pair of leather-look trousers, but these are just so freakin’ comfortable. They fit like a second skin and they stretch and move with you. They’re also incredibly warm so I expect they’ll become a part of my winter wardrobe. They’ll be perfect for pairing with teeshirts or vintage blouses for a tough edge. I love them.
Did you snap up any of the Erstwilder Rocky Horror collection? Which pieces were your favourite?