Cruella de Vil is one of my foundational fashion idols. Once you know that about my personal style though, you’ll never not see it again. The color palette of black, white, and red might be the best one of all, but I often replace red with purple or teal. I’m also a huge fan of most animal prints and frequently can be found in both fur (inherited, gifted, or secondhand) and faux fur items.
While old-school Cruella is a smoker with a long cigarette holder, the updated Cruella movie is intentionally missing that prop. As I previously mentioned in the Estella Miller post, I do like the direction they took with Cruella’s backstory. However, this might be the first entry where at the end instead of telling you the story, I’m only going to put my favorite Cruella quotes in the captions. They are also not all from the Cruella (2021) movie. Since she’s such an iconic character, I think you’ll still enjoy it.
Outfit: Gray Leopard Print INC International Concepts Collared Button-Up Dress (This is one of my all-time favorite dresses, but it fit better when I was carrying a bit more weight.)
Shoes: One Black and One White DAMNED-318 Demonia Vegan Leather Knee-High Buckle Boots (Once I got a pair of black boots and a pair of white boots in the same style, I knew I wanted to mismatch them for Cruella!)
This was one of my old friend’s grandmother’s coats that my friend gave to me. I wear it all the time. I wore one that was my grandmother’s and looked similar with brown trim in high school and until I outgrew it. I will lovingly accept any and all fur or faux fur items from anyone. 😘
When you saw this in the GraveRobber from Repo! The Genetic Opera post, did you already know Cruella was inevitable? I didn’t want to buy a shorter black & white wig because I wanted one that I could use to pull off more looks than just Cruella. I settled on this one because I like how it flips the colors on the bottom with the length it is.
Face: Since I used the same wig for Cruella and GraveRobber, I didn’t want to do a full white face like I did with GraveRobber. I ended up combining one pump of Dreamtone Manic Panic Flawless Foundation and Color Corrector with one pump of my usual Porcelain e.l.f. Flawless Finish Foundation to lighten it. In photos, my face might finally be matching the tone of my body skin, and I’m still processing what that means beyond the fact I’m pale af. lol
Eyes: Blackest Black Glimmerstick from Avon (on waterlines and also used on eyebrows)
Goth White™️ Manic Panic Cream/Powder Foundation as Eyeshadow
Accessories: Black Game of Life Oversized Akira Corset Belt
Accessories: Silver Costume Gloves that I got at my one Thrift Store Shopping Trip in 2021 for $2.99. Even at that price, I’m a little sad that they didn’t go up to my elbows like I had hoped and that one of them had a hole in the seam immediately upon being opened.
Accessories: Faux Pearl Necklace with Black Ribbon Tie
Faux Pearl Earrings that used to be clip-on that I altered to be pierced and a Faux Pearl Ring (seen in the below pic) that I inherited from my partner’s grandmother.
Prop: After realizing I wasn’t going to use a long cigarette holder, I cursed myself for not splurging on the cane I saw with a concealed knife inside! (#Goals) I don’t have any other canes, but I decided to use my Trash Picker to give the same vibe.
Catch me back here tomorrow for another post.
In the meantime, check out the Cruella Vibes board on Pinterest.