Horror Ball Preview: An interview with fashion designer Darkly Darling

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Designer Erica Antoine makes her debut to the fashion stage at next month’s Horror Ball with a collection that’s inspired by the Victorian aesthetic and Lolita styles. We asked the cosplayer and former Miss Vamp Hawaii contestant to give us the inside scoop on her style, influences and creative process.

This is the first in a three-part series featuring all three of the fashion designers who will be showcasing their styles at the Horror Ball. Stay tuned next week for Part 2!

HAWAII HORROR BALL
Friday, August 15 at 9 p.m.
NextDoor, 43 N. Hotel St.
$20 presale, $25 at the door, 18+
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NH: What styles are you bringing to the first annual Horror Ball?

Erica: My brand name is “Darkly Darling,” and that’s my world view for my styles: Things with a gothic edge that are also innocent, like a character from a fairy tale.

As for physical styles, you’ll see a lot of full dresses and headwear inspired by Victorian fashions. You’ll also see some mens’ wear like vests and trousers. I wanted it all to be a little over the top for the show, but also something wearable you could take off the runway and wear to an event or out to tea with your friends.

NH: Who/what are some of your main influences and inspirations?

Some designers that inspire me are h.Naoto, Alice Auaa and Vivienne Westwood. They are all on a spectrum of high-fashion meets strangeness, with curious quirks in all of their designs.

Otherwise, I am inspired by Lolita fashion and Visual Kei. Those are kind of the “Darling” and “Dark” of my designs, respectively. They’re fashions that can be highly customized by the wearer, and I want for people who wear my clothes to take them and tell their own story with them.
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Ong King: Do You Think I’m Sexy? Alternative Dance Night!

Another one the darklings around town is throwing a party the week after the Hawaii Horror Ball. The Facebook event page doesn’t list much information other than some awesome music that’s probably going to get played. It’s going to be on the outskirts of Chinatown at Ong King. If you’re not doing anything that Saturday, I recommend you check it out. We’ll be there! As per the event page…

 

“I have always wanted to create a dance night with the most haunting, sensual, poetic, powerful, and beautiful songs that you feel in your entire being– as you dance to them. So I’m doing it at Ong King on August 23rd at 9PM-2AM. Come to dance. Only to dance. This night is ALL about the music.

Stay tuned for pictures of the sensual, poetic, and soulful dancers!”

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Hawaii Horror Ball

Hawaii Horror Ball 2014

DJNocturnaAndLana & Decadent Events Proudly Present HAWAII HORROR BALL. 

EVENT: HAWAII HORROR BALL
DATE/TIME: FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014
LOCATION: NEXT DOOR- 43 N. HOTEL STREET…
TICKETS: $20.00 ADVANCE OR $25 DOOR
Tickets go on sale in June 2014.
AGE: 18+
www.djnocturnaandlana.com

This event to be held is a tribute to all things “HORRIFIC” most especially as it relate to FILM, FASHION, MYTHOLOGY, ART, DRAMA, THEATRE, MUSIC and DANCE.

“Where reality fuses with dreams, and dreams turn into visions of horror.”

(((( F E A T U R I N G ))))

A HORROR FASHION SHOW with some of Hawaii’s most creative and artistic local designers:

- Kreative Art Services
-Cherie
-Hunter Vain
and more

APPEARANCE OF MISS VAMP HAWAII AND COUNT DRACULA HAWAII

A HORROR COSTUME CONTEST
Winner of MOST HORRIFIC AND MOST ORIGINAL COSTUME will receive $100 CASH

DJs spinning the best of dance music (post punk, dark 80s, industrial and more)

-DJ Nocturna
-DJ Dark Cloud
-DJ ShadowFaxxx

THEATRICAL PERFORMANCES BY CRUEL THEATRE COMPANY
Taurie Kinoshita and the actors of Hawaii’s Cruel Theatre Company will perform site-specific, environmental pieces. .

TAROT CARD READING
-Chris Lee

Door Prizes from Haunted Plantation, Famous Monsters of Filmland, Lovecraft eZine, Sensually Yours and more.
Also an 8X10 photo signed by Jason from Halloween. Creepy !

Thank you to PORTLAND HORROR BALL- DJ NON, UNIVERSAL ART, CHROMACO INC, CRUEL THEATRE, NEPHILIM HALLS, SENSUALLY YOURS, MILLENNIUM HAWAII, FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND, LIVING DEAD MAGAZINE, LOVECRAFT eZINE, HAUNTED PLANTATION, MISS VAMP HAWAII, COUNT DRACULA HAWAII

If you happen to be in Oregon, be sure to check out Portland Horror Ball which will be taking place on June 21, 2014 at the Analog 720 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

“Burning love- consuming the existence exhaled with great screams-has no other horizon than a catastrophe, a scene of horror that releases time from its bonds.” Georges Bataille

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This is a CALL FOR FASHION DESIGNERS who are interested in participating in the HORROR BALL Fashion show. This is the time to contact us now to reserve your space and create your designs if you are interested in showcasing your classic, original work in this unique fashion show that depicts the theme of “Horror.” Space is very limited so contact us now. First come, first serve. For more information and to sign up, please contact {Click to see address}. Please copy, paste and complete the following:

Your first and last name
Designer name
Your phone contact
Tell us about yourself in 60 words or less
Define Horror in a sentence
Please tell us Your concept of Horror that you will be showcasing
Please enclosed a photo sample of a previous work
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SIMPLE RULES:

1.) Theme must be Horror related whether based on film, music, art, mythology, literature, religion, theatre or dance
2) You are responsible to provide your own models.
3) You are responsible to select, provide and edit your music based on the time allowable.
3) Each designer is limited to 3 to 5 minutes on stage.
4) You are responsible to create a captivating performance on stage based on your horror related theme.
5) There will be no designs or props that are hazardous on stage.

If you have additional questions, please let us know in the email. We are excited to have you on board to experience THE HORROR ! THANK YOU ! Please visit this site for updates or go to www.djnocturnaandlana.com.

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This Friday: HYDRA in a NEW Location: Upstairs @ NextDoor!

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=> We’re moving the party upstairs!
=> The entrance is in the back of the club between Old Ironside Tattoo and the paid parking lot.
=> Look for the Nephilim Halls glyph!

HYDRA is our monthly night for the dark of soul, with resident and special guest DJs playing cutting-edge dubstep, industrial, dark electro, EBM, synthpop, psytrance, drum & bass and more from 9 pm-2 am every SECOND FRIDAY.

Like the multi-headed beast of legend, our HYDRA night is all about showcasing the many related dark music genres that appeal to the bassheads of our community.

DJS:

Nightfox
Dark Cloud
and special guest
DEFIB from the Pa-Psyfic Psytrance crew!

Free before 10:00 pm, $5 cover after.
21+ are welcome.
Doors open at 9pm
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