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A Haunting We Will Go!│Erstwilder

The spookiest time of year is almost upon us, which means it’s time to get those Halloween outfits organised! And what better way to accessorise than with Erstwilder‘s latest collection: A Haunting We Will Go. Designed by fabulous Erstwilder regular Donna Mizzi, these cute and quirky brooches (and necklace) are the perfect treat this Halloween! See my favourites after the jump.

The Witching Hour brooch

Sitting pretty on a glittery pink crescent moon, it’s The Witching Hour! I’m really enjoying her full-skirted black dress and stripy tights, and I love the dangly star detail at the top of this piece! Fun fact: Halloween is not the only time that witches come out – they’re also said to emerge on Midsummer’s Eve and even Easter. That sounds to me like a great excuse to wear this brooch all year round! She’s proved super popular already, so make sure you check stockists for her to avoid disappointment.

Fright of the World brooch

After missing out on this classic Donna design when it was Christmas lights, I was delighted to find it re-imagined as a Halloween decoration for the Fright of the World brooch! Comprised of orange, gold, black, and white glittery lights, this reminds me of candy corn in the best possible way. Fun fact: Halloween decorations evolved from the old end-of-summer festival known as Samhain, which involved much good cheer but also some fear, as it was thought that spirits would come out to mingle among the living. That lead to the revellers carving scary faces into turnips and wearing frightening masks to ward them off – things that are still remarkably similar to how we celebrate Halloween today!

Count Von Kitty brooch

I am so smitten with Count Von Kitty! This adorable vampire cat looks so pleased with himself, the happiest chap in his pink bow tie and glittery red cape! Also selling out lickity split on the Erstwilder site, hit up your local stockist to get your paws on this guy. Fun fact: vampires might have a link to the British royal family, with Prince Charles (allegedly) being a distant relation of Vlad the Impaler. Vlad was murdered in 1476, and though his tomb was located his remains have never been found. Coincidence much?!

Big thanks to the amazing Erstwilder team for these Halloween treats, and an even bigger congratulations on their successful launch party! Thank you also to @cmjsnz for these pics! Have you starting dressing and decorating for Halloween already? Let me know your Halloween plans and favourite brooches in the comments!

Miss Hero Holliday

xo

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