Dismal Land

Dress: Lipsy | Boots: Topshop | Choker: Urban Outfitters | Bat Necklace: Sharon Dusk


This week I was one of the lucky people who walked through Dismal Land's doors and of course I took the opportunity to shoot some blog pictures. But first, I want to give you my review of Dismal Land - the name itself is a cryptic word play on Disney Land and tell us more than what meets the eye. From a distance Dismal Land looks incredible, filling you with curiosity and yet when your inside, that once incredible view turns into something a lot more meaningful. I instantly fell in love with the art I was surrounded by, but I fell head over heels for the messages they convey.



Before you can explore the bemusement park, you'll encounter the stewards, you know, those people wearing the mickey mouse ears? They give off an infectious dismal mood which is exactly how you'll feel when you walk back out the doors. This, with the cloud of gloom that constantly seems to cover Weston-Super-Mare, is the start of a very dismal experience.

The decaying Cinderella castle, built by Banksy himself, instantly called my name and I was compelled to go inside to see that Cinderella's coach had crashed. There were fake paparazzi photographing the incident which says a lot about the modern world if you ask me.


The gallery inside the building was one of my favourite places. There was so much to think about, so much to say and so much that was said in all of the artwork. My favourite piece was the painting of cut down tress and the blood which poured out of them. What do you think?


Overall, Dismal Land made me think, inspired me and showed me the some amazing artwork - hats off to all the artists involved. I love the realism of the 'entry-level anarchism' against the creativity of the art. This contrast is seen throughout the whole of  bemusement park, around every corner. I could honestly write a book about Dismal Land but I wont bore you too much; I am a fashion blogger after all.


So now, let's talk about my outfit. The bodycon dress I wore is a dress I've been really excited to blog about since I bought it. As you all know by now I wear a lot of back,which I know can be tedious and is why I love this dress, because it is anything but. There's lace, fringing and netted material throughout the dress - the more you look the more you'll see. I also love the cut of the dress. The sweetheart neckline is flattering and the A-line skirt is full of life.


I felt it was a good idea to add some boots not only because they work well with the dress, but because I was walking through sand. I love the cut out effect of these boots and I can't stop wearing them, they genuinely work with every outfit I own.


This week, I love the jewellery I wore. I'm a huge fan of layering necklaces and this has to be my favourite collection at the moment; a simple tattoo choker against an intricate bat pendant. I've never seen anything like this necklace and I honestly can't get enough of it. It sits at a perfect height and the angle of the bat perfectly mirrors my sweetheart neckline. A big thank you to Sharon Dusk, the designer and fellow fashion blogger.


I hope you like this outfit as well as my Dismal Land review. I haven't written a review post yet so let me know what you think.

Lauren x