I'm getting married tomorrow, and there are no words for how excited I am. So instead of discussing that, I'm going to point your attention toward a completely different piece of happy news: My favorite blogger is back, and I'm thrilled! I told Keith, "The internet is giving me a wedding present."
|Dark walls and classic lines, as seen at Shock the Bourgeois|
I discovered Elizabeth's former blog, One Must Shock the Bourgeois, in mid 2010. I quietly followed like, um, a shy person who is shy, never commenting much but greatly admiring her style and restraint. She embraces an aesthetic I don't see anywhere else: She has a very traditional, classic style, which she embellishes with touches of gothic glamour. Think Ballard Designs meets jeweled skulls and strange but beautiful cabinets of curiosity.
|Elizabeth at Shock the Bourgeois' cabinet of curiosity|
I thought she was wonderfully sophisticated: Everyone else was into kitsch and Mid-Century, while she eschewed the trends and went for classic glamour with a gothic twist. She makes jewelry and enjoys tablescaping, too, which is something I'd never even heard of until I read One Must Shock the Bourgeois. The idea of setting a beautiful table really took hold in my mind when we got engaged, and I went through her old posts to get ideas for our wedding registry.
|A beautiful place setting from Shock the Bourgeois|
Elizabeth abruptly stopped blogging in early 2012, with no dramatic flounce... just radio silence. She continued tweeting, mostly pictures of cats, but I missed her interior design updates. So I was THRILLED when she recently tweeted that her new blog would be live on October 3! The new blog is called War-Lock Manor, a clever combination of her surname and that of her husband. It looks like they've been busy making a brick Tudor their own, and they're going to "open the doors" to various rooms online in the coming weeks. Bookmark the blog now. You won't regret it.
|Mood Board by Elizabeth as seen on Shock the Bourgeois|
I'm not going to be blogging for a while, and in my absence I hope you enjoy exploring Elizabeth's nuanced aesthetic. Wedding festivities begin in earnest this afternoon, and I'll be back soon with a new name and husband! Please wish us luck.