Kat and I wanna show y’all these rad o-ring necklaces we just got in. Only $38.
Rad eye earrings, just $38. Available in both gold and silver plated. *motion blur not included*
RESTOCK !! Full @kerosenefragrances restock, including best sellers blackmail, walk the sea and dirty flower factory. Come and get ‘em. Thanks kerosene for the shot of our baby 🙏🏻🖤💀 . .. ... #fragrance #nichefragrance #unisexfragrance #nicheperfume #unisexperfume #perfume
Kat wears THREE @design_aust necklaces. The bottom one has SOLD but the top two are still in stock ! Create your own layered look — we have a major DesignAust restock !!
Fresh things and restocked and new ! Including the WARD AGAINST UNSOLICITED DICK PICS prayer candle by @lastcraftdesigns 🙏🏻 and restock of your favorite @tatineofficial scented candles !
HAPPY DAVID BOWIE BIRTHDAY DAY ! Seen here: @sweetleafstudio ROCK N ROLL SUICIDE TEE (we have just a few left), @lastcraftdesigns HE WHO SHAPESHIFTS candle and @gingkopress DESPERATELY SEEKING #BOWIE book. . .. ... #davidbowie #bowiebitthday #ziggystardust #thinwhiteduke #halloweenjack #aladdinsane
oh gee, happy new year. we’re closed today, see ya tomorrow.
Goodbye 2018. We will close early today and be closed tomorrow. Then back to normal hours. Y’all be safe tonight and don’t end up like these two.
@bubbyandbabycow came to visit us and it made our day !
MERRY HEXMAS EVE ! Closing early today, at my own discretion. Let me know if you need anything — we got you. Closed tomorrow, regular hours on the 26th
IT’S HERE ! @kerosenefragrances latest release, Sacred Memory, is now in the shop. Warm and cozy and a bit boozy, it’s a perfect scent for the season ! With notes of Red Berries, Bergamot, Whiskey Oak Barrel, Tobacco Absolute, Amber and Musk. . .. ... #nicheperfume #nichefragrance #unisexperfume #unisexfragrance
BLACKMAIL STAFF: A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS holiday gift guide—Benji’s picks. Benji has been at Blackmail since 2016, and has an impeccable eye for unique jewelry, funny t-shirts, and—somewhat ironically—color. A true animal lover, please make sure to let Benji kiss your dog when you come in. Benji says: • @hollybobisuthi Eye & Tears Necklace: I haven’t been able to keep my EYES off of this beauty since it arrived at the shop! Who knew such big tears could bring so much joy? • Holly Bobisuthi Eye Ring: Continuing with the eye theme, another Holly Bobi piece I adore is the Eye Ring. Simple and elegant, with a subtle way to throw some side eye at your drunk uncle who decides to bring up politics at the holiday dinner. • @chaseandscoutjewelry Bat Ring: This little winged cutie will be an adorable addition to anyone’s ring collection. To me this ring represents a little bit of Austin culture and can remind you or a loved one of home whenever they start to feel a tad homesick during holiday travels. * Chase and Scout Snake Bracelet: As both of my arm tattoos may suggest, I have a fondness for serpents. It’s easy to see why I love this beautiful snake cuff from Chase and Scout. • Chase and Scout Turtle Ring: Continuing with the reptile theme, my absolute favorite jewelry piece we currently carry is the Chase and Scout Turtle Shadowbox Ring. This ring combines a cast of a turtle shell with a beautiful turquoise stone in the center. I bought a version of this ring the moment it arrived in the shop and haven’t taken it off my finger since. A perfect statement piece for any outfit, I would definitely recommend this ring as a gift for any of your reptile loving friends or family, or hey why not just scoop it as a gift for yourself? You deserve it! • @kerosenefragrances Canfield Cedar: The perfect scent for any season, and anyone. I can’t get enough of this cedar fragrance! • @sweetleafstudio No Fun Turtleneck: This hand embroidered turtleneck gives definitely gives a cheeky message while referencing one of our favorite icons, Iggy Pop!
BLACKMAIL STAFF: A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS—Jessica’s Picks. Jessica has been working at blackmail in an official capacity since 2013, and has been buying for and running this operation over the past year. She also runs the Instagram and is talking in 3rd person. Lame. Here are her picks: 1. The opal spider brooch by @chaseandscoutjewelry. I’m so happy for brooches to be making a fresh return to the world of jewelry —I dream of putting this one on the lapel of my fave black blazer. This is the sort of jewelry I want people to find amongst my things when I die and say “whoa.” 2. Quartz and Wood ring by @blkhex. Bold ring for bold people. 🤘🏻 3. The arched comb hairpin by @hollybobisuthi is incredibly special, and I have it paired here with a @riddle_oil perfume oil because you can put that stuff in your hair too and it smells glorious. Imagine taking your hair down from this pin and then a waft of soft fragrance cascading with it. That’s romance. 4. My favorite @design_aust necklace. Carol’s necklaces are powerful things. Trust me. Why not give someone the gift of power ? 5. The emerald green and pepto pink kimono. Yeah, I have a reputation for wearing all black. Something about this kimono though man; it’s retro yet new again, and looks rad with an otherwise all black look. Make your parents’ Christmas wish come true by wearing color to Xmas like your mother has always begged of you (or, perhaps, your friends by showing up in it to your bestie’s baby shower 😉). I think these kimonos (we have a wide variety) make a rather unique gift too ! 6. Do you even know me ? Duh. @lastcraftdesigns Bowie candle, and @gingkopress DESPERATELY SEEKING BOWIE book. . Happy holidays friends. .. ... .... #guftguide #holidaygiftguide #handmadejewelry #crystal #spider #opal #bowie #davidbowie #christmas #christmasgiftguide #austin #austintx #soco #southcongress #atx #witch #crystalwitch
💀 BLACKMAIL STAFF: a few of our favorite things — Kat’s picks. Kat has been with us at blackmail since April, and instantly brought her signature air of effortless cool mixed with her genuine enthusiasm for all things personal style. She says: ✨LUST FOR LIGHT book: a perfect coffee table book. The cover is beautiful and I love that the title makes me think of Iggy Pop’s “Lust for Life”. It also features one of my favorite artists, Yayoi Kusama! 🤘🏻 @design_aust beaded bracelet: I love everything Carol makes, but it’s her bracelets I can’t get enough of! I have my own personal collection that I wear every single day. They’re perfect alone or as a set, as no two are alike. 🥀 @lastcraftdesigns POWER CORRUPTION AND LIES New Order pin: New Order has been a part of my life since I was 16. The track “Age of Consent” changed my little teenage life. The day we got this pin in I put one on my black leather jacket, and it hadn’t come off since ! 💐 @tatineofficial purple flowers candle: Purple flowers are a staple in my home, so when we got this candle in I had to get it immediately ! The smell is fresh and intoxicating and beautiful. 🌚🌝 @hollybobisuthi New Moon Full Moon earrings: I love a pair of earring that are unique. The new moon and full moon pair beautifully. Holly’s jewelery has always caught my eye as minimal and elegant, and I find the work that goes into her pieces so admirable. I cherish the Holly pieces I own. 🦇 @chaseandscoutjewelry Bat Skull & Crescent Opal Necklace: Elle’s jewelry is so unique. All of her pieces speak to me, but the bat leaf pendant with the opal moon is dear to my heart. The light catches it shift from a vibrant green to a juicy orange. Not to mention the bat skull in the middle is rad! . .. ... .... #holidaygiftguide #giftguide #christmasgiftguide #handmadejewelry #yayoikusama #neworder #powercorruptionandlies #bat #batskull #opal #austin #atx #southcongress #soco #holiday #christmas #christmaspresents #goth #witch #allblackeverything
In this upcoming last-full-week before Christmas, we’ll be doing a staff Favorites Things series highlighting personal favorites to help inspire your last minute gift hauls. Sit cozy, we’re excited to share 🖤
🖤💀 @blkhex 💀🖤 dropped off BRAND NEW crystal rings just in time for the holidays. Each piece is utterly unique and awe-inspiring. . .. ... #handmadejewelry #crystalrings #crystals #smokeyquartz #quartz #uniquegifts #austin #austintx #atx #soco #southcongress #witch #crystalwitch #goth #allblackeverything
Alright friends, it’s crunch time ! 2 weekends left ! Come check out our array of thoughtful and one of a kind gifts while sipping on a glass of champagne. The way Eddie Monsoon would do it. A full range of price points too (these champagne earrings are just $28 !). Handmade jewelry (seen here @hollybobisuthi, @chaseandscoutjewelry and @design_aust ), hand crafted fragrances and candles by @kerosenefragrances and @tatineofficial, and Christmas matches ! And much much more...
Our Kat wears our recently arrived embroidered NO FUN / GIMME DANGER too by @sweetleafstudio . Very unified quantities, but unlimitedly rad. #iggypop #thestooges #givemedangerlittlestranger
Dad’s going into the rock n roll hall of fame, ya say ?
We have beautiful gifts for beautiful people ⚡️🖤. Seen here are the best selling cherry blossom kimono and faux ostrich crossbody purse, @chaseandscoutjewelry bronze hand of deflection necklace and @tatineofficial moonlight mile candle from their dark wild & deep collection.
@chaseandscoutjewelry has slithered into our dreams (and Christmas wishlist.....) . .. ... #handmadejewelry #snake #slytherin #serpent #gem #austin #austintx #atx #soco #southcongress
Just in — special edition hand embroidered #stooges shirts from @sweetleafstudio. Basically the best thing I think anyone could possibly wear to their holiday party. Or anywhere, really. VERY limited quantity, and pretty damn special gift for your most loved #iggypop fan or for yourself. . .. ... #nofun #gimmedanger #thestooges #handmade #embroidery #gimmedanger #givemdamger #givemedanger #givemedangerlittlestranger #littlestranger
Thinking a bit outside the box for holiday looks. Mixing textures, pattern and sheen. Swipe for more detailed shots.
HARD CANDY CHRISTMAS ! I have champers in here today for holiday shopping / holiday therapy. Also really awesome and thoughtful gifts. The rain has stopped ! I’m trying not to play #dollyparton #hardcandychristmas on repeat but if I do can you blame me ?
Sending some gifting inspo yr way: 🎶 she’s got @hollybobisuthi eyes 🎶 . .. ... #eye #eyes #eyejewelry #handmadejewelry #hairpin #tears #austin #soco
@heritageboot’s Izzy checking out Lazarus as he tries to get into the holiday spirit ! It’s rainy out but we think that’s festive. Unique gift ideas this way !
Bowie the dog poses with @sweetleafstudio ROCK AND ROLL SUICIDE tee and is asking for champagne. He can’t have champers, but you can ! Serving champagne today to get you through your holiday shopping. Yum. . .. ... #bowie #davidbowie #rockandrollsuicide #zigguatarduat #holodayshopping #shopsmall #shoplocal #dogsofinstagram #austin #atx #soco
Cheers ! Every Saturday until Dec 25th, we'll be serving bubbles and refreshments while you peruse for yourself and / or holiday shop for your loved ones. From velvety kimonos to handmade jewelry by local (and local to the heart) artisans, scented candles to alt-pop prayer candles, unique fragrances (like Blackmail by Kerosene) to rad clothing. We got it all. Also some pretty cool holiday ornaments ;)
BATS ! 🦇 🦇🦇 have a bat lover in your life ? We’ve got your most thoughtful gift giving covered with a variety of @chaseandscoutjewelry bat pieces ! The classic art nouveau style bat pendants with or without the (glorious) moonstone drops, the NEW wrapped sleeping bat pendants (on vegan leather cord) and ring, as well as the otherworldly orchid with bat skull in the center. . .. ... #bat #bats #batjewelery #vampire #austin #austintx #atx #soco #handmadejewelry #darkjewelry #goth #witch
Holiday season vibes. We have a selection of rad ornaments, and if you buy *any* 3 you get 15% off yr bundle. Also seen here: cozy winter white pineapple beanie, beaded statement earrings and the ultimate cedar fragrance by @kerosenefragrances
So much newness in from our three soul sisters (@design_aust, @hollybobisuthi, @chaseandscoutjewelry) just in time for the holiday season 🤘🏻🖤 . .. ... #handmadejewelry #soco #southcongress #shopsmall
Our Benji trying on our current favorite jacket by @religionclothinguk. Totally unisex. Totally versatile.
Autumn at blackmail 💀🍂 check out our instastories for inside scoop of incoming new things and restocks of favorite things !
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Happy Saturday from Us and Siouxsie Sioux