La Femme en Noir: The New Line from Micheline Pitt
A few things come to mind when someone mentions the name Micheline Pitt: vintage vixen, bad girl, glam goth, artist, designer, model, businesswoman are just a few. Ultimately, she can be summed up as a seriously badass babe. A style icon to lovers of all things retro, Pitt perfectly embodies the pinup aesthetic, with her signature jet black 1940s wave and bright red lips.
Previously a designer for Pinup Girl Clothing, she’s since branched out, using her personal brand and design expertise to launch her own clothing brands. Vixen by Micheline Pitt perfectly embodies Pitt’s retro, hard femme look with kink and beauty inspired prints and sassy graphics for devilish and deadly dames. The collection embraces classic vintage silhouettes; full skirts for the pretty, little squares and curve-hugging wiggle skirts for daring drapes, in a cohesive color palette of red, pink, black, and leopard.
While Vixen may be all about creating “good things for bad girls,” Pitt’s personal style isn’t exclusively Wanda Woodward. With her love for classic horror, monsters, and glamour, she regularly channels a more Elvira-esque look. With her latest line, La Femme en Noir, Pitt partnered with fellow designer Lynh Hagga to bring her glam goth aesthetic to life, never forgetting the vintage inspiration we know and love.
The pair have been teasing sneak peeks of La Femme en Noir for months, on both the brand and Pitt’s Instagram, with only a vague “coming soon” to look forward to. Vintage vamps and darkling dames were left shivering with anticipation. This week the collection finally launched, and it is every bit as delicious as we hoped it would be. Dripping with lace, dangerously sexy, and in all black, of course, these “darkly designed delicacies for the glamorously gothic” are the stuff of our most sultry daydreams and seductive nightmares.
Sheer lace sleeves and a plunging neckline will have all who lay their eyes upon you entirely captivated. No love spell necessary. La Sorcière Top//$98
You’re more than just a a great set of boobs, but that doesn’t mean you can’t show them off. Named for our favorite bodacious babe in black, Vampira, this curve hugging dress should be a staple in any wicked woman’s wardrobe. Black Marilyn Dress//$120
A bit more demure than the wiggle dress, but still positively fatale, this is the look you wear when burying your sixth husband. Black Marilyn Swing Dress//$140
Nothing hugs dangerous curves quite so deliciously as black lace, and this piece, inspired by one of Micheline’s vintage treasures, is certainly no exception. La Dentelle Dress//$180
This plunging neckline, off-the-shoulder top is a staple for any glam goth or vintage vixen. Dress it up for femme fatale vibes or harness your inner bad girl with high-waisted leather pants. Either way, finish it off with blood red lipstick. Black Marilyn Top//$64
You wouldn’t be caught dead in a full skirt. This curve hugging pencil skirt is another staple piece for any bad babe. Vamp Pencil Skirt//$82
Featuring a 1940s-inspired spiderweb lace, this sheer skirt is best worn while floating through your favorite New Orleans cemetery under the hot Southern sun. Southern Gothic Skirt//$154
Don’t be fooled by the sweetheart neckline and lace sleeves; this boned bodice is just as sexy as it is southern belle. Southern Gothic Bustier Top//$86
If you need a dark place for all your sunglasses to rest between uses, the coffin case included with the Vamp Sunglasses is also available for purchase individually. Sunglass Coffin Case//$20
The entire collection is now available for pre-order and will ship at the end of April. Each piece is available in XS-4X, and the entire collection mixes and matches together seamlessly.
All images courtesy of La Femme en Noir.