Heavy Metal Spooky Sexy Sister Rhonda Burnett

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   I’ve been wanting to feature the beautiful and amazing Rhonda Burnett for awhile and today is finally the day. I’ve known Rhonda for over three years and I refer to as my “Big Sister,” because she is just that. She is very nurturing, giving, and one of the kindest and strongest women I know. She also loves Halloween, the horror genre, and all things spooky as much as I do which is never a bad thing.

   Besides all the sweet qualities Rhonda has, she has the most amazing and sickest tattoos I’ve ever seen. She loves horror, especially Tim Burton and a lot of her ink are Burton characters which I absolutely am in love with. You can’t go wrong with Tim Burton in my opinion.

   She had a lot of ink done when I first met her and has gotten a lot more done since I’ve known her and I must say that all of her tattoos are well thought out as to where she wants them and what exactly she wants done. I love her attention to detail. Rhonda’s ink is so amazing that she has won awards for it and has been published in magazines which you can see below. Even her references are very specific to her style and don’t look like anyone else’s. Check out these photos and clips of her spectacular tattoos!

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   Here is a little background how the gorgeous Rhonda fell in love with the horror genre and specifically Tim Burton films. 

 “When I was 5 my uncle Tom got me into classic horror films… My first one was Frankenstein. I called him Frankie because I couldn’t say Frankenstein… And it took off from there. I’ve been into horror every sense. I rented the movie The nightmare before Christmas for my sons and I to watch and fell in love with it.. From that point on I got into Tim Burton films.  I got my first sleeve of the nightmare before Christmas movie on my right arm which took about 5 months to complete. Then I went on to get more tattoos of some of my favorite Tim burton movies, like Beetlejuice and Lydia, Edward Scissorhands and Frankenweenie I eventually got a recent portrait of Tim Burton on my leg… I thought to myself I love his movies and him so much I thought I need a tattoo of him on me. So I that was the last tattoo I got. 3 of my tattoos have won numerous awards. I’ll send pictures when I get them all gathered.

I really like to dress up during the month of October into some of my favorite characters. My Edward Scissorhands tattoo was featured in Inc skin magazine as well as my Nightmare Before Christmas sleeve.”   -Rhonda

   Besides all the sisterly qualities she has that I mentioned above, Rhonda is also extremely artistic and can do her makeup to completely change her look and can make herself look like she stepped out of the movies which I absolutely love. I can’t get over her makeup skills and talent and if her and I lived closer together, we’d be doing our makeup together every day. Below are just some of the many looks she has created. It’s just a tiny taste. If I could I would post a lot more of her photos than I already have. I love showcasing other people’s talent and art, especially when it’s someone that I really love.

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   I really admire Rhonda. She has such a kind and beautiful soul and is all about working hard and family which she loves more than anything else which is so beautiful. She also supports her friends and the work that they do, including myself and my art which I greatly appreciate. I also appreciate how much she loves Halloween, the horror genre, and all things spooky which is never a bad thing.

To see more of Rhonda, check her out at www.facebook.com/rhondaburnett05 and http://www.instagram.com/spookshowbaby_13/.

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Sweet Dreams From the Gutter

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I first hear musician Dirk Vermin’s original band, “The Vermin,” years ago and I instantly liked them. I’m a huge lover of punk, and when I say punk, I mean true punk, not pop boy bands pretending they’re punk. If I had to choose another band that reminds me of “The Vermin” I would say Social Distortion who I absolutely love.

After hearing and learning about Dirk Vermin and his band, I saw him on a show that shall not be named. Dirk is extremely talented and I’m so glad I got my Bettie Page tattooed by him last year. Him and his new band, “Dirk Vermin and the Hostile Talent,” are extremely talented and pure punk and rock and roll. The album, “Sweet Dreams From the Gutter,” is a bad ass record and the title song is probably my favorite one although they are all good. I definitely recommend checking them out.

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Sunday Morning Coffee Chat, “Kindle Vs. Bookstores

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Good Morning Everyone! This morning I’m enjoying my caramel macchiato in one of my yellow sugar skull mugs that my mommy bought me in a set years ago. She always knows what her daughter likes. Today’s topic I want to briefly talk about is KINDLE VS. ACTUAL BOOKS AND BOOK STORES!

I get a rush when I walk into a bookstore. In my most recent trip to San Francisco, I saw a lot of my little book shops that I would frequent all the time such as the famous, “CITY LIGHTS” bookstore which was one of the most famous beatnik places to go and is still amazing. I also saw another one of my book shops, “BOOKSMITH,” which was awesome. Where I live now, there aren’t too many small book shops around and I need to find some more but I do love Barnes and Noble! There is always something that gives me comfort to when I walk in there, even if I’m not necessarily looking to purchase anything. Barnes and Nobles sell Kindles there which I know a lot of people like and enjoy but I do not own one.

 Don’t get me wrong, I have NOTHING against KINDLES or people owning them. In fact, three of my books that I illustrated for with author and friend Robert Ropars are available on Amazon Kindle which is very cool. Our novels by the way are on there if you are interested which I’ll post below. Oh and the published me on these three novels because I had used my maiden name at the time. Now my recent works are all Carlie Sorat.

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I really do get a rush for going into book shops and also looking through my own book collection. I have my style and vintage books of course, horror novels, like “Lost Souls” by Poppy Z. Brite, who I’ve met, first edition copies of “Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass” my HUGE FULL “CREMASTER CYCLE” book from artist Matthew Barney, and a lot more.

I understand why people like Kindle so much because it can be cheaper when purchasing an online novel, easier to take when traveling, and you don’t need a large book shelf, but I still love my paper backs and hard covers, and my coffee table books, etc. Even when I’m traveling, I like to throw a book into my bag.

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? I’D LOVE TO HEAR PEOPLE’S OPINIONS AND COMMENTS SO FEEL FREE TO LEAVE THEM BELOW AND THANK YOU FOR JOINING ME ON ANOTHER EDITION OF SUNDAY MORNING COFFEE CHAT!

Spooky Jewelry Box that I Made and Sold to Jen Lightfoot

Have you guessed yet that Halloween is my favorite holiday? I am absolutely in love with this handmade spooky Halloween-themed box by Carlie Sorat! The attention to detail is insane with the unique silver spiderweb pendants, intricate overlapping of images and text, and the steampunk-style latch key.

I’m currently using this spooky box as a home for some of my jewelry, but it can be used to hold a number of different items (I almost used it to store art supplies!). Carlie’s gorgeous boxes are one-of-a-kind and each one is individually handmade. The colors are vibrant and I love the retro, occult, and vintage Halloween-vibe of this box.

I have a lot of necklaces so I’m always looking for practical (yet stylish!) ways to store them. I don’t really wear bracelets or rings very much and I don’t have pierced ears so no earrings for me, but I love necklaces — especially big statement necklaces. They get tangled easily though so I have multiple jewelry boxes. This one is great for those really large necklaces that don’t fit in my other jewelry boxes.

Halloween is my all-time favorite holiday! I was actually super scared of a lot of the costumes when I was a little kid — I even made my cousin take off part of his makeup at the dinner table. He had a realistic bleeding gash on his cheek and it grossed me out so much lol. As I got older though, especially in my early teens, I really started to love the idea of dressing up and watching scary movies on Halloween. There’s something about Halloween’s dark and creepy yet sometimes whimsical imagery that I’m really drawn to.

Of course I wanted a horror-themed box, but Carlie can make boxes with a ton of different themes! She is always taking commissions, and she is super sweet! For your own custom handmade box, contact Carlie at chaas66@aol.com

Carlie is also a pinup model and writes about pinup fashion with a rock n’ roll edge on her blog, bombshell2016.blog.

 

xoxo,

Jen

MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT HER BRAND NEW BLOG: WWW.THEFASHIONWITCH.COM

 

 

 

Pins and Brooches

Good Morning fabulous friends and followers. I’m up early to get ready for a fun day at Universal Studios Hollywood. I’m going with my husband of course and two of my best friends and darling couple, Kirsty and Jordan Giuliani. I’ve written about them before as well as working with Jordan in front of and behind the camera lens.

Since I’m going to a theme park today, I’m bringing one of my small purses with me that is decorated with some of my fun brooches and pins and wanted to show them off. Since we talk a lot about fashion, style, and adding your own personal touches and uniqueness to your looks, I thought it was fitting to show off some of my pins from my collections. Brooches and pins are a real easy way to personalize your stuff and add a little extra pizazz to your outfit. I love putting them on coats, handbags (the non-expensive handbags of course), top and bottom pieces, and more. If you are a creative person, you can make your own and find supplies at places like Michael’s or if you don’t want to do that, you can find really cool pins at many places as well as online. I love collecting them from concerts, events, (such as drag con) amusement parks, etc. I love finding vintage inspired brooches and also collecting fancier ones with Swarovski crystals and jewels. (Since I’ll be at a theme park all day, I think I’ll leave my more rare and expensive pieces at home.) I think that pins and brooches are extra special also when they are handmade.

   They are just a fun and easy way to spice up your wardrobe and life. Here are the ones that I’m wearing today with my very appropriate Classic Hollywood Universal Monster cross body purse. I also included where I got this group of pins as well so you can check them out.

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Alyssa Edwards Back Rolls pin (Top left) from DragQueenMerch.com. Bought it at RuPaul’s Drag Con, L.A

 “Oh Honey” Trixie Mattel Pin (Top Right) from DragQueenMerch.com.

Top Glitter Jack-O-Lantern pin made by Denise Sierra of Misfit Mombie Bootique

Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls pin (Bottom left) made by Pentagram Peter Pan Clothing

Luna Moth pin (Bottom Right) made by Tenth Dimension Art Collective

 

Enjoy and if you have any fun pins, brooches, or accessories, let me know below and post a picture or link of them if you can. 

Street Trash Art

Today I’m posting a feature on the business, “Street Trash Art.  Most of you know that both my husband and myself are both artists and I’m a true believer in artists supporting other artists. With that being said, besides supporting them, I also fell instantly in love with Street Trash Art.

   Street Trash Art is a business started by two artists, Haley Murin and Dustin Tyler that creates glamour and horror (My favorite combo) inspired items, such as clothing, accessories, things for the home, etc. Their aesthetic is what first drew me towards them. I met Haley through Facebook on the Glamour Ghoul Gang page, and we instantly clicked. The first big thing that brought us together is that not only do we both enjoy the horror genre,  we both LOVE Freddy Krueger and even swapped sweatshirts. I am absolutely in love with my new Freddy hoodie. I told her how much I love Freddy and ended up giving her my Freddy hoodie since I was getting one from them.

   The style of Street Trash is unique and you always feel like you’re getting something that’s one of a kind. I was just in San Francisco and my new hoodie was one of the first things I packed and was perfect for the cold, foggy, and beautiful city. It’s so soft and comfortable and definitely helped me stay warm. I was glad that I packed it and enjoyed wearing it and taking with me on my trip.

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Here’s a really cute and quick mini-bio on Street Trash, directly from them. Besides the pictures that they gave me for their feature below, I also included some product shots to give you a taste of what they create. Definitely check Street Trash Art at their links below!

Here’s the story of Street Trash Art. It’s quick and to the point. I love it:

“Street Trash Art was formed in November on 2017, consisting of artists, Dustin Tyler and Haley Murin. Upon their first time meeting in September of 2017, they had a connection that was the spark they always needed, to fuel the motivation to pursue a world in which they wanted to live…

A world full of – horror movies, bright colors, the season fall and 80’s pop music!”
I couldn’t have said it better.
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   Again I definitely recommend checking them out and see all the things that they make and sell. I personally want to buy everything so check them out as fast as you can before I snag everything.
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Here’s their official website and all their links:
Instagram is – @streettrash.art 

My 2nd Amazing photo edit from Brian Sikoff

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  My good friend Sikoff made me another awesome comic post edit for me. This is a picture edit of my husband and from a few years ago and when I talked to Brian last week, I asked him if he could do a double edit of me and my husband to surprise him and this is what he came up with which I was gagging over! It’s so fucking perfect and another huge thank you for Brian! Thank you so much. 💖💖💖