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Fancies: Melkorka Þorkelsdóttir

Fancies: Melkorka Þorkelsdóttir

Published October 17, 2019

Fancies is a Grapevine series where we highlight an individual with supreme style. Our latest subject is Melkorka Þorkelsdóttir, who you might know as DJ Motherfunker and one half of DJ Dominatricks.

Today’s look

Melkorka Þorkelsdóttir

Melkorka Þorkelsdóttir is wearing:

  • Hello Kitty barrettes from Shinjuku, Tokyo
  • Fluff choker made by me
  • Necklace from a Palestinian jewellery market in London
  • Thrifted mesh top
  • Black fluff top from Dolls Kill
  • Corset from Rokk og Rómantík
  • Red PVC pants from Dolls Kill
  • UNIF heels
  • Iridescent PVC bag from Hiroshima
  • Red Hello Kitty wallet from Shinjuku, Tokyo

style q&a

Describe your style in 5 words: Bubbly, gothesque, adorably stupid glitterclown.

Favourite stores in Reykjavík: Wasteland has some cute picks. It’s like Nammiland made out of pigmented denim and suede. Sometimes I cruise Húrra Reykjavík to window shop luscious shoes, mainly to feel my inferiority complex kick in at the sight of the perfectly stylish modelesque kids working there. Mellí the masochist, that’s me!

Favourite piece:It’s a tie between my La Goony Chonga “dominatrix chonga” t-shirt and a boudoir mesh robe that I found in the Moulin Rouge sex shop district in Paris.

Something I would never wear: Not really a trend per se, but the rise of people wearing a combination of these way too soft baby pastel tones, beige, gray and navy blue colors. This particular palette is surprisingly “in” right now. You know, like the interior of an “influencer’s” home. Yikes.

Lusting after: Plump, red “Kinky Boots” boots. Jackie Burkhart’s roller disco outfit from That 70s Show. Both Billy Porter’s and Ragga Gísla’s personal wardrobes—and there just happen to be some pieces by Iris van Herpen and Christian Cowan inside as well. And I’m a huge lamb so I daydream of Mimi’s pink racetrack suit she wore in the “Loverboy” video—stunning.

Know someone with incredible aesthetics like Melkorka Þorkelsdóttir? E-mail us at grapevine@grapevine.is. Read more Fancies articles here.

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