Alkemie Apparel; Raven Review

We have had nothing but garbage weather lately, with it raining for nearly a week solid and I took some indoor photos during that time as a result. I’m not sure how well they have turned out but I will let you be the judge, although I feel that the darker photos are fitting with this slightly darker-feeling fashion statement. Ladies and gents, meet Alkemie Apparel and the only bird that I am truly enjoying this Thanksgiving day; 

This line up came about as a result of Stacie and Kenneth Randolph deciding that they would refuse to be ordinary, create a badass fashion line and clothe those who were looking for something different. That is exactly what transpired, as each piece is eye-catching, captivating and most are designed by the couple themselves. Many feature skulls, reference to tattoos and have the cult classics type of appeal but I think, overall, they just look damn cool. To me, they don’t scream any necessary type of style and I have worn mine with a black, knitted sweater, my ripped up jeans, my nicer pants, a leather coat or just a regular pair of blue jeans. It works for me, speaks to me and has quickly become one of my go-to shirts. 

I had a difficult time choosing between all of the cameos offered, as I like so many, but I decided to go with the squid because of my Cthulhu tattoo. I opted for my necklace to match my feet, if it couldn’t match my shirt, and have been enjoying the piece with a variety of looks. Since checking out the site, Alkemie has launched a large quantity of new pendants, including a Marilyn Monroe one that I have added to my list for Santa. For the Nightmare Before Christmas lovers, you’ll want to check out the collection. You can view all of the necklaces here but this is an up close shot of the Inky one that I have been wearing;

The t-shirt that I am sporting is called, “The Raven”, for obvious reasons. I had to have this shirt the second that I saw it, due to my love of Poe and kickass attire. It is 100% combed, ring-spun cotton and is exceptionally soft, stretchy without spandex, and the fit is quite flattering. I have issues with some clinging too much to my midsection but this one sits on it nicely, without sucking straight to it and making me look heavier. I hate the belly button shadow that is so often present when I see ladies in the stores or streets but this t shirt is thicker and stays away from that area. The quality of the fabric, as well as the natural fibres, allow for a heavier shirt that breathes easily and would fit all kinds of body types in a flattering manner. The best point for me is the pricing, as everything offered by Alkemie is obtainable for any budget.

If you want to peruse some of the awesome weirdness, you can follow on Twitter, like them on Facebook or check out the Alkemie Apparel site. 
To leave you with some food for thought, I derive inspiration from the author of The Raven; 

There is no exquisite beauty… without some strangeness in the proportion. 

– Poe


    • Alysia Casteels says:

      They’ve got a necklace, as well as a shirt, that is an octopus and I was really torn between this tee and the other full set. I had to go with the squid in the end, due to a love of Cthulhu.

    • Alysia Casteels says:

      You know, a lot of people have been saying that to me recently! I wore it the other day and we had company stop over, with them all saying the same thing. I love it year round but I suppose ’tis the season for some darker, spooky attire! 😛

    • Alysia Casteels says:

      Why thank you! I was a bit nervous about them, as I’m used to taking brighter, clearer ones. I thought the mood of these fit the shirt though so I decided to stick with them. Glad they aren’t terrible!! ^_^

    • Alysia Casteels says:

      They have so many of them that are just completely different from what you see nowadays. When their website said, “refuse to be ordinary” I thought that it summed things up perfectly..

  1. Tamika Mapp says:

    The shirt is cute and looks very comfortable for weekend shopping trips. I never heard of Alkemie Apparel and going to check out the site, to see what else they have to offer.

  2. Russ R. says:

    With the pendant, I’m guessing that Alkemie is more on the edgy side. I like it and I really like the pendant too. I find it unique and I like the color as well.

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