Barksdale Dolls at The Saint Austere in Brooklyn, NYC

Marianna Barksdale is back with more of her amazing experimental fashion, this time with an event and party at The Saint Austere Bar in Brooklyn.  The holiday collection was limited to black white and gray,  a huge shift from the colorful fashion week presentation we attended, but everything looked perfect nonetheless.

Drawing inspiration from the Korean movie 'Old Boy,' an episode of Nickelodeon's 'Are You Afraid of the Dark,' and Tim Burton's 'Beetlejuice,' the models (presented as dolls) were done with pale makeup and dark eyes, a perfect complement to the dresses which were frilly and girly, yet dark and edgy.  We had the pleasure of shooting photos of the dolls all over The Saint Austere and we look forward to Marianna's next venture which, rumor has it, is ready to wear.

More of Marianna's work can be seen on her website as well as her facebook page.