Even though Halloween is at the other end of this year, I thought now was a good time to share this editorial with you. Although yesterday marked the beginning of Spring, I gaze out of the library window whilst writing this and as the rain softly rasps against the icy glass, it doesn’t feel like Spring at all. Unfortunately for me, the seasons in England tend to merge into one and before you know it, it’s Christmas eve and you only saw the sun once. In light of this, I don’t think I could have picked a better time to showcase my love for the dark and sleek aesthetic that is often associated with, modern day witches.
In my childhood years I was obsessed with the cartoon: Sabrina the Teenage witch and when I got a little older I watched the live action series. Roald Dahl’s: Witches, AHS: Coven, Shakespeare’s: Macbeth, Ursula from the Little Mermaid, Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty, Hocus Pocus, the Craft. I could recite a page-long list of films and TV shows I have watched with magic motifs and It’s no surprise that Halloween is my favourite time of year.
It’s only now, that I look back, I see why I was so attracted to this theme which was fuellled and inspired by powerful women. Being proud of my independant nature and often surprising others with my oozing inabition and constant efforts to succeed, the puzzle unravels itself. It’s unsurprising that I watched these films/programmes and shaped myself on the heronies and anti-heros who possessed powerful, firm and moral attribuits.
To reflect on a brutal history, women who were considered as Witches were sentenced to death. It seems that scared men did what they do best in times of fear, kill – (not much has changed). But the legacy these women left behind was one of empowerment and strength in unity, and during periods in more recent history the symbol of the witch has been revived time and time again, conveying female emancipation and strength.
I adore these adorable pins from Etsy. Make any outfit a little more fun by adding them to your lapel or as a bag accessory.