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Fancies: Countess Malaise

Fancies: Countess Malaise

Published August 17, 2020

Hannah Jane Cohen
Photo by
Art Bicnick

Fancies is a Grapevine series where we highlight an individual with supreme style. Our latest subject is Countess Malaise (28), Reykjavík’s premier horror-rap-goth-bitch-goddess.

today’s look

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Countess Malaise. Photo by Art Bicnick.

Countess Malaise is wearing:

  • Chain from Harajuku Chains
  • Gloves customised by me to feature the Countess Malaise logo
  • To be honest this is an ugly-ass dress, but it kinda looked cute with everything else in the outfit
  • Goth lil’ skirt, which in this case is paired with a belt to cinch in the waist
  • Custom handbag made by my wifey and stylist Sofie, the creator of Puer Parasitus
  • High-heeled boots from Queer POC-owned company SYRO that sells shoes for big foots like myself

style q&a

Describe your style in 5 words (or more!): My style is chaotic. It’s dirty scene kid x dominatrix x DIY glamour x hand-me-downs x literal garbage from the streets.

Favourite stores in Reykjavík: Fatamarkaður Jörmundar—that lil’ crowded second-hand store in a basement somewhere in the middle of Laugavegur that this stylish old man runs on his own. It’s like a “gentlemen’s wear”-type store. There is a lot of quality stuff down there but navigating through the clothes is like re-enacting an episode of ‘Hoarders’.

Favourite piece: My sweatsuit from SOTO. I would have worn it today but it’s too hot out.

Countess Malaise. Photo by Art Bicnick.

Something I would never wear: Those stretchy tie-dye euro hippie pants. The ones with the extra long crotch situation, like past the knees. I can not get behind them… choices.

Lusting after: Stef Van Looveren’s dick/pussy/ass handbag.

Countess Malaise. Photo by Art Bicnick.

Know someone with incredible aesthetics like Countess Malaise? E-mail us at grapevine@grapevine.is. Read more Fancies articles here and check out Countess Malaise’s new album ‘HYSTERÍA’ here. You can also read past Grapevine coverage on Countess Malaise here

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