Nun Fashion!

Finally, you can dress like a nun without being one.

This is a big deal. If you’re like me, and I know you are, you know that Nun’s habits can’t just be found on eBay. That’s because they’re sacraments or something.   And the Nun outfits made for  Halloween  are crap.

Artist Julia Sherman has changed all that by designing a collection of beautiful habits, using silk and velvet as well as traditional wool. The pieces include a hooded shift, a beaded collar, and flannel harem pants. The collection is available at JF & Son. Prices are $188 to $489.

Sherman, who is Jewish, was originally commissioned to make the pieces by Mother Mary Magdalene, who had started a new Anglican Catholic order in Fort Worth. She had seen Sherman’s photos of the Nun dolls at The National Shrine of the Cross in the Woods.

I love Nuns. I have a small collection of Nunobilia that I cherish. And nothing would make me happier than to own one of these pieces by Julia Sherman, god willing, Inshallah

Read more about her here and here.

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20 Responses to Nun Fashion!

  1. I’m in on the Nun look xx

  2. annemarie says:

    I love nuns too!! Maybe in a past life we were nuns together? We would have sat in the garden of the abbey in our fancy habitats, hallucinating angels in the trees and chanting and praying. It would have been wonderful.

  3. littlebadwolf says:

    you could also ring up the sisters of perpetual indulgence in san francisco. but, don’t invest too much. in november, mormon sacred undies might be all the rage.

  4. patni says:

    The sisters in SF are more my ideological stance, but the catholic nuns have the best clothes. I adore these! esp the capes. For some reason the only way I can stand the weather is when wearing a cape.

  5. Ohmygod I love this so much!! Thank you for posting this. You know, you’re the only other person I’ve ever known of who has a nun obsession, like myself. (I am often re-blogging your nun photos on tumblr!) <3

  6. ali says:

    I’ve come full circle. I’ve been reading your blog for so long at this point, nuns and nun imagery reminds me of you and not the other way around.
    The stick of hay is a good touch.

    I hope tragicfashionboy shows up in this and bright red lips and once again makes his mark on the industry with the vengeance and passion for capes that we know and love.

  7. Sisty says:

    You know why they call them “nuns,” don’tcha?

    I love nuns, too — I used to parade around with a towel on my head pretending to be Maria from The Sound of Music — before I discovered teenage fucking, that is.

    I have great Xmas tree ornaments with a nun theme, from Russia. Very stern and scary, like those nuns in that movie Doubt. Great habits in that movie!

  8. Cricket9 says:

    Capes – yes, nuns – I dunno, nun-type big black shoes and and wimples – definitely not!

  9. Elaine says:

    ABOUT TIME. I would really like that cape-habit in the first photo

  10. EJ says:

    So beautiful. I want the cape and her beautiful, perfect skin (she can keep the wheat)

  11. Witch Moma says:

    I prefer Witch fashion. The black ensemble, with the right headgear, could be for me. I confess to loving Rosary beads – lots of them, hanging from the waist.

  12. Marky says:

    Next fall’s all about wayward nuns for women and homeless preppies for men.

  13. kate says:

    i never had a thing for nuns, but my favorite nuns are the french nuns who lead two straight lines of little school girls in ‘madeline’.
    i once saw a nun. (i’ve seen a few nuns, but-) on the street. she was covered up completely except for her face, which truly looked like it had never seen the light of day. she was the whitest/most transparent person i’d ever seen, minus an albino man on the subway. her eyes were really wide open, like she didn’t trust being outside the church in a bazaar. her image is burned into my memory.

  14. annemarie says:

    Kate– That description is lovely, and it’s exactly why I always felt that I had a nun in me (except i like boys and drugs as well).
    When i was a kid, I used think I had a “calling.” But four years in a convent burst that bubble– the nuns in my school were a bunch of angry, twisted bitches. However, they did not wear habits and were relatively free to do whatever they liked. I think the only way to really do nunhood properly is to go all the way– habits, black shoes, enclosure, and a pledge to contemplate the deepness of things, full-time.
    (I might yet go for it one day, esp now that the drugs are gone and the sex is also dwindling.)

  15. Andra says:

    What is the point of a nun?
    I think they’re just running away from the world … the cloistered ones that is.
    They should stick around and face the music, like the rest of us.

  16. Kellie says:

    I am a total Nun nut too!!!
    I have noticed that Nuns, in vintage memorabilia often come in threes. I love a Nun and dressing like one is good too!!
    Actually, I own a latex Nun outfit…

  17. Sam says:


  18. nuns make me slightly uncomfortable. i don’t know why. however, i like the idea of all that garb, the layers of fabric on the body, in wonderful black. i like the monk look a bit better though. there’s something fascinating about robes with hoods – now that, i can truly embrace.

  19. sandra 6 12 says:

    My heart is bleeding for the ungogly an disresptable thing i read. Don”t know that you have taken vows to be cloer to God for life.You aqre set apart by God’You deserv such aderation.I will pray for the people fo they no not what what the do Sister i will pray for your surforing and strength God bless you an God will greetly hold hold your crossup withyou’ your lay Sister in CHRIST Sandra

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