Rooftop Goth

On the roof at dusk in a black beaded evening dress and dark red lipstick.

A big “Thank You” to my dear friend Ariane for the beautiful dress.  I hemmed the slip to show off the sheer, beaded skirt and wore it with open toe stilettos purchased years ago on a whim. They are the most wonderfully impractical shoes.

Have you been on the roof of your house or apartment recently?  I find it rather surreal.



41 Responses to Rooftop Goth

  1. anne the SpyGirl
    January 10, 2012 at 10:56 am #

    Oh, Heather. You continue to outdo yourself!
    I LOVE THIS!!!!
    The bare tree AND THE AIR DUCT!!!!!

    [head spinning in virtual ecstasy]

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    • Heather Fonseca January 10, 2012 at 11:07 am #

      I think it’s pretty darn artsy too, but it wasn’t my idea. Hugo was up and down the ladder a dozen times getting all the lights up there. It was fun! Makes me wish I had a rooftop patio.

  2. Paula January 10, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

    This sheer look is the hot, new look–Lucky mag featured it in the Feb. issue.
    You look great–are these photos done by a professional?
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    • Heather Fonseca January 12, 2012 at 9:44 pm #

      My husband took the photos. He’s getting almost professional I must say. He’s really into it. I’m a lucky girl.

  3. Alexis Grace January 10, 2012 at 7:26 pm #

    WOWWWWWW!!!! Now this is a sexy look!!!!!!!!
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    • Heather Fonseca January 12, 2012 at 9:45 pm #

      Thanks Alexis. It is pretty sexy.

  4. Stacey - Total City Girl
    January 10, 2012 at 10:14 pm #

    Lookin’ good sexy mama!!
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  5. SACRAMENTO January 11, 2012 at 1:03 am #

    Most beautiful photos ever, my dear Heather.
    Everything in you screams chic, classy and beautiful, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh
    So proud of being your friend.
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    • Heather Fonseca January 12, 2012 at 9:45 pm #

      Aw, thank you Sacramento. So glad you like them.

  6. A Brit Greek
    January 11, 2012 at 2:59 am #

    This is by far the most stunning shot ever, not just because of how beautiful you look in that gorgeous to-die-for dress, but the components that make this shot… LOVE this!

    p.s I love how creative your friends are – those Barbie outfits were amazing!

    • Heather Fonseca January 12, 2012 at 9:46 pm #

      I like the juxtaposition between sparkly long dress and air con ducts myself.

  7. Jessie in Fashion Limbo January 11, 2012 at 5:44 am #

    WOW amazing pictures Heather, you look stunning, but I just cant get over the beauty of these images, the light, the background, seriously good stuff. I’m really impressed 🙂 I’m also glad to see the goth trend here, as I’m strangely attracted to it when i see some of the dresses in Zara, they have gone down this road quite a lot this past season.
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    • Heather Fonseca January 12, 2012 at 9:47 pm #

      I’m not normally a goth girl at all, but I really do appreciate the look on others and I would like to bring some of it into my own look.

  8. Jeannie
    January 11, 2012 at 6:47 am #

    Oh my! What cool photos!!! Should be in a mag…yep!
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  9. Sylvia
    January 11, 2012 at 7:40 am #

    You are a true glamour queen!
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  10. Britt+Whit January 11, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

    wow I love your photos they are so gorgeous! and that dress is to perfect!

    love from San Francisco,

    • Heather Fonseca January 12, 2012 at 9:39 pm #

      Thanks so much. I’m glad you like the look. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

    January 11, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

    These are so awesome… almost cartoonish! You’re like a superhero in a comic book 🙂
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  12. brookemeagan January 11, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    WEE-OOOWWW!! Such a sexy, vampish look. I love that you hemmed the dress up to show of the sheer, beaded skirt. Stunning! The red lipstick was the perfect addition. XO
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    • Heather Fonseca January 12, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

      Thanks Brooke! And thanks too for tweeting the post. So sweet of you.

  13. mary jo
    January 12, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

    Wow the top 2 photos are composed so great–they could be right out of a Halloween thriller. The bottom 2 are pure pretty and of course, love the toes!

    xo Mary Jo
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    • Heather Fonseca January 12, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

      Thank you Mary Jo! Everyone seems to really like these photos. They were a lot of fun to take up there on the roof.

    January 12, 2012 at 5:03 pm #

    Ooh, you look sexy and mysterious! I love these shots. And you blog is looking really good.

    Thanks for popping over to G&G recently! Always smile when I see your name. 🙂
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    • Heather Fonseca January 12, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

      Thank you so much V! I read every post you write – you are such an inspiration to me. So glad you liked the post and my new blog look.

  15. danielle January 12, 2012 at 9:53 pm #

    i’m only on my roof when i’m trying to diagnose water leaks. the joys of homeownership. did you edit the lighting in these pictures? it’s amazing!
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    • Heather Fonseca January 13, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

      I know my husband puts the photos through photoshop and he uses two sets of flashes, but the light was rather like that as the sun was setting. The flashes are just to illuminate me. The rest is natural light.

  16. Anna
    January 12, 2012 at 11:13 pm #

    When I started taking outfit photos they were on my rooftop!! (easy access, no one around!)
    I love this photoshoot…the background (sunset+tree) compliments the dress so much!

    • Heather Fonseca January 13, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

      The access wasn’t all that easy for me. My husband and I had to go up a ladder. But it was worth it I think!

  17. Arash Mazinani
    January 13, 2012 at 4:24 am #

    The photography is amazing, I love the sparkly dress and the flash of colour from your toes as well. But the first thing that struck me was the quality of the photos, awesome!
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    • Heather Fonseca January 13, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

      Thanks Arash! My husband takes the photos. I’ll let him know how much you like them.

  18. citizen rosebud
    January 14, 2012 at 9:00 pm #

    hot hot hot.

    this is a smokin’ outfit. and you make me want to play with my inner goth.
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    • Heather Fonseca January 16, 2012 at 9:17 am #

      It was so much fun that it wants me to play with my inner goth more often! Glad you like the look Bella.

  19. Dress Code: High Fashion
    January 17, 2012 at 5:11 am #


    Sorry if I repeat myself but I have to say: Heather, you Supermodel!

    1. I LOVE the dress. The chiffon ruffles are wonderful
    2. You totally pull it off!
    3. I absolutly love the scenery! The short time right after sundown, when the sky still has pale light but all silhouettes already look black is my absolute fave time of the day.

    Love, Jen
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    • Heather Fonseca January 17, 2012 at 6:39 pm #

      Thanks Jen! I’m so happy you like it. I’m going down a fashion photography path and I love it.

  20. Mountain T Shirts March 21, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

    Heather, I just stumbled across these pictures while doing some research. I must admit it was a welcome distraction…….you look stunning