Angelcore is a contemporary aesthetic inspired by imagery and depictions of angels. The aesthetic is designed to emulate the same unearthly beauty that European angels are described and depicted with, though it can also include non-European angel aesthetics. This can be done with modern or older presentation methods. The Angelcore aesthetic is not always explicitly religious and sometimes involves sacrilege. Users of these aesthetic are not necessarily religious.

Visuals

  • Gold
  • Pink
  • Glitter
  • Keys
  • Butterflies
  • Flowers, especially roses
  • Small, ornate patterns
  • Hearts
  • Mirrors
  • The sky
  • Clouds
  • Light
  • Wings
  • Harps
  • Halos
  • Tears
  • Reflections
  • Highlights & shadows
  • Cherubs

Resources

A list of external links to help get a better understanding of this aesthetic.

Pinterest Boards

Fashion

  • White
  • Gold
  • Light colors, especially blue
  • Silk
  • Sheer fabrics
  • Long, flowing clothing
  • Nightgowns
  • Flowers and floral patterned clothing
  • Lace
  • Feathers
  • Crosses
  • Rosaries
  • Ballet flats
  • Light or natural makeup
  • Fake halos and fake wings

Movies

  • The Sacrifice (1986)
  • Wings of Desire (1987)
  • Faraway, So Close! (1993)
  • What Dreams May Come (1998)

Food

  • Angel cake
  • Coconut
  • Meringues

Music

As an aesthetic based heavily on feeling, ambient-based and adjacent music genres can be seen as complementary to this aesthetic.

Genres

  • Ambient
  • Renaissance-era choral

Artists

  • Lana Del Rey
  • Holly Henry
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • Nicole Dollanganger
  • Billie Marten
  • Flower Face
  • Cults
  • Portishead
  • Goldfrapp
  • Kalafina

Playlists


Gallery

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