Musings of a Woman Exploring the Vintage Magic in our Lives

January 15, 2011

Gothic Romance

"Catherine's face was just like the landscape--shadows and sunshine flitting over it in rapid succession; but the shadows rested longer, and the sunshine was more transient..."
- Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights, Ch. 27

 femme fatale (pronounced /ˌfɛm fəˈtæl/ or /ˌfɛm fəˈtɑːl/; French: [fam faˈtal], with all [a]'s) is a mysterious and seductive woman[1] whose charms ensnare her lovers in bonds of irresistible desire, often leading them into compromising, dangerous, and deadly situations. She is an archetype or stock character of literature and art. Her ability to entrance and hypnotize her victim was in the earliest stories seen as being literally supernatural, hence the most prosaic femme fatale today is still described as having a power akin to an enchantress, vampire, female monster or demon.

Here the tragically beautiful
And the beautifully tragic
Drift through this night
In a last quest for magic~

Valentine's Day is coming to The Witchery Vintage~
Lindsay is modelling a full length vintage 1980s black velvet and satin ballgown with opulent ruffle sleeves, perfect for your own gothic romance~

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