Transylvania Fashion Week
Darlings, can you smell it in the air? The smell of sophisticated style? Prepare yourselves for a fabulous frenzy of frocks because it's Transylvania Fashion Week! Not even a bag of garlic and a bottle of holy mineral water can keep Countess magazine away from this highlight of the local calendar.
Every year we at Countess go through the same rigmarole of lying, biting and staking our way to an invite to the most popular shows. Then when we arrive, we are herded unceremoniously by evil creatures clad from head to toe in black to a dark and gloomy mausoleum wherein we wait for several lifetimes for the show to begin. You won't find a more fun experience in all of the steep and wild Transylvanian hills.
We are very excited to hear that there will be some new faces on the catwalk. Fresh blood is always welcome around these parts. It will come as no surprise that the collections will be dominated by eveningwear. Industry insiders are hailing the return to the decadent glamour which our kind do best.
Who can forget last year's disastrous attempt at "ballroom shorts"? We've never been so glad to see an end to ghastly pasty legs terrorising the dance floor. Expect luxurious long gowns in body conscious cuts but with enough movement for the faster tempos in the Dance of the Vampires.
We've also been given a sneak peek at some of the special stage sets and effects. At least one designer has imported custom mirrors which have the models' reflections painted on them, giving them the appearance of being human. Clever!
Designers are very keen to vamp it up this season so two big trends to crave for are bare backs and the colour red. Worn together or separately, you'll have so much fun partying away in these sexy pieces you'll probably forget about sunrise until it's too late!
We'll be bringing you non-stop coverage all week so be sure to check our daily missives, delivered by bat right to your castle doorstep. Remember, being undead has never been more fashionable!
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