This is part three of a series on historybounding aesthetics. To read the series introduction for context, click here. This series was inspired by the Style Avatars series by Blue Collar Red Lipstick (article).
Well met, everyone, and welcome back to the blog!
For some reason, I was a bit hesitant to post this final-ish chapter in our Historybounding series (I say final-ish because I still don’t know whether I’m going to include a bonus round). This brings up a topic that I’ve never really discussed on this blog. That said, I’ve made no secret of it on my Instagram and Twitter already, so I see no reason not to talk about it now. Without any further delay, here is part three of my historybounding aesthetic series:
My Faer Lord
If you follow me on Instagram and Twitter, you may know I use fae/faer pronouns as well as they/them. That was one of the inspirations for this aesthetic, the name of which being a play on My Fair Lady. If “Gibson Grimm” is where all my Edwardian and steampunk influences go, and “Geralt of Rivendell” is where all my inspirations from Lord of the Rings, The Witcher, Skyrim, and the Elven Alliance series go, then “My Faer Lord” is where all my inspirations from Phantom of the Opera, Fair Folk stories like the A Court of Mists and Fury series, vampire stories like Carmilla and Dracula, and games like Bloodborne, Vampyr, and Dark Tales go. It has a darker color scheme, it’s more Goth-leaning, and it’s more openly androgynous than my other aesthetics.
Teeny-tiny confession: I’m often not comfortable with a lot of feminine things. I hardly ever wear jewelry, I often only use concealer, foundation, contour, and brow product for makeup (even mascara is too much sometimes), and if there’s anything resembling a ruffle (barring petticoats and the like) or a pastel color in a clothing item, I’m automatically inching away from it. Don’t even get me started on pockets (or lack thereof). So, this is where “My Faer Lord” comes in, for when I’m tired of making feminine things “work” for me.
If you follow me on Pinterest, I have a subsection in my aesthetics board for “My Faer Lord”:
Tentative Sewing List:
What do you think of this aesthetic? Let me know in the comments section down below!
Thank you so much for stopping by! Until next time, stay magical, everyone!
Edits: The inspiration list used to include the works of Sarah J. Maas. I can no longer, in good conscience, support this artist, and have thus removed her from this list. I regret this error. This article has also been edited to update my pronouns.