What She Does: If gothic hats by Candy Caine aren't your thing, then you can adorn your coif with accessories from Erin Alexander of Lucky Lady Millinery. She specializes in hair clips, pins, combs and other hand-sewn accents. You might have seen her work featured in the photographs of Chris McKay.
Why She Likes It: "I like making unique pieces that can be beautiful with a touch of spooky at the same time. It's always nice to hear that the customer is happy and that they get compliments on the piece that I have made."
What Inspires Her: Alexander is drawn to the fabulous hair accessories from America's jazz age, especially items utilizing feathers and lace. Like most goths, she also draws from the Victorian era, when a woman's hair had to be as elaborate and beautiful as her gown. Of course she pulls from the spookier side of those fashions.
If Not This, Then What: With a degree in fashion design, she would definitely find somewhere in beauty to ply her skills. We'll never run out of body parts to decorate. We can pretty much guarantee that. Luckily, to judge the way her stock flies off the shelves whenever we see her vending a concert at Numbers, it doesn't look like there's any reason to worry about her stopping any time soon.
If Not Here, Then Where: Having lived in San Francisco previously, Alexander could definitely see herself returning to the city. The architecture and art are great inspirations and the people there tend to be fairly fashion savvy.
What's Next: "Moving forward, I would like to bring more detail to my work. More experience always brings better quality. I would also like to venture outside of my comfort zone and experiment with different materials and styles."
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