Dark Dressers: Dirty Flaws
March 5, 2014
Nikki is the founder of Dirty Flaws. One of the original macabre fashion set, and someone that has brought a great amount of inspiration to the fashion and dark communities alike. We delved into her wardrobe for our regular feature: Dark Dressers.
What does a typical day in the life of Nikki involve?
No day is typical – everyday brings new adventure to the table. obviously I spend a large majority of my day online working on my own site as well as others. I recently started dabbling in curating fashion related events, working on another upcoming project and looking for a cabin in the woods.
Which are your wardrobe staples and why?
Jewellery. I started really getting into accessorising about 3 years ago and now its an everyday staple. I never leave home without my wrist of 23+ plus pieces ranging in various mixed metals, rings on every finger and the intense mash up of odds and ends hanging from my ears. I have also become really attached to these black leather zip back Marsell boots – we’re going on two years of almost everyday wear with no signs of slowing down. Jewellry and boots are always a solid bet , everything else is a gamble depending on mood.
What’s your favourite item in your closet?
Too many to name… A leather vest customised by friend, artist and overall bad ass chic Tamara Santibanez, leather thigh high Rick Owens wedge boots, Aoi Kotsuhiroi bracelet , Ann D hat , Made for Pearl leather bag…
How would you describe your personal style ?
Sworn to black.
Where do you shop?
Everywhere – no place is off limits. Ebay, Etsy, thrift, any second hand shops. There is rad shit everywhere you just gotta search for it. I love things that have been pre loved with a little character so the majority of my t-shirts are passed down from friends or thrift finds.
Your style icons?
I am generally a fan of anyone who owns their style and all its attributes with no apologies and no explanation. wear what you want, when you want, fuck the season and the rules.
Two most important moments that influenced your style?
moving to New York & moving out of New York.
These are a few of my favourite things…
Born a bad seed vintage tee
Made for Pearl leather fringe bag.
Custom leather vest by Tamara Santibanez
Vintage scorpion drop earrings
Ann Demeulemeester Leather bag & hat
Leather zip back Marsell boots