When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween. – Author Unknown
What is it about superstitions? Why are we always so quick to believe that sign about the breaking of a mirror bringing bad luck or an itchy palm for good luck? Let’s take the black cat for example. While it’s common belief that black cats mean bad luck, this classic Halloween symbol is looked at differently by each culture. The Scots, Brits and Japanese actually believe they are a symbol of good luck; but the Germans and Americans thought they were cursed if a black cat crossed their path. And the Egyptians? They worshipped black cats. They were so much in awe of them that Egyptian priests spent a lot of time studying each and every movement these cats made and interpreted this to a particular event happening in the future. Now I’m not here to tell you what the black cat should and shouldn’t mean to you. Whatever it is you do believe in, I wish you good fortune now and for always.
If you’re looking for serious outfit inspiration this Halloween, I would strongly recommend shelling out a few Dirhams on this black gown from adL at Al Wahda Mall in Abu Dhabi. It’s EXACTLY what I had in mind to pull off the “black cat” look I was going for. But the best part isn’t even that. It’s that you can adjust your makeup and use this gown to pull off almost anything – whether it’s a look from Day of the Dead, a witch, a creepy doll or any other character you might want to go as. The netting envelopes the silk in all the right places giving the gown the right shape as it falls just the way it should, and swishes and swooshes to your every move. Not to mention, the sweetheart neckline adds a feminine, romantic look to your character as it does for me! If there’s anything you’re going to have to worry about, it is that this gown is going to steal your thunder..
Black Gown: adL at Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi
WHO: A dark-furred feline
WHAT: In a Black High-Low Gown (adL), paired with a Black Necklace (Aldo Accessories) and Black Platforms (New Look)
WHEN: Just around Halloween
WHERE: Lurking around the corner..
WHY: Trick or treat, anybody?