Day 19 – Share beauty advice and take a photo of your make up.
It has taken me years to get good at makeup, I can finally do a decent blend and cats eye. Definitely start subtle and build up slowly, panda eye is hard to remove! Oh and always moisturise after makeup removal!
Here are a couple of my recent favourite looks.
Day 20 – If you could dye your hair any colour what would it be?
Rainbow maybe, I have never done that. Planning to do it when I am an old lady maybe :P It is a lot of effort- and a lot of painful bleaching! I have met a girl who had amazing rainbow hair so I have seen how impressive it can be in real life!
Not sure who this is
Day 21 – What body mod do you have or have you considered?
Ear piercings are the most I have, which most wouldn't even consider a mod. I had a nose piercing, but it grew out. I just realised this might be including tattoos, in which case I have one floral sleeve, which you can see in some of my pictures, and two small tattoos, one on my thigh, one on my wrist.
Day 22 – If you could attend any Goth event what would it be?
Wave Gotik Treffen sounds great and some bands I like that are still around play there. Amphi and Whitby also sound great.
Day 23 – Your favourite artist or photographer.
I love a lot of them, Renoir, Monet, The Pre-Raphaelites, the list goes on. In architecture I love Queen Anne Style, Art Deco and Gothic. In photography I have followed BlueBlack (Now Natalie Shau) through her early DeviantArt days. I love Victoria Pettella. I also love faded polaroid style photos, although I cant think of any artists. And a lot of my friends are artists who make interesting work. This is my friend Fiona's blog.
Day 24 – Name the best websites for Goths.
I mostly just chat on Facebook, I am not really au fait with all the current websites. I also think that good black basics can be found in secondhand shops or local cheap fashion stores so that you can save for the really nice unique pieces from Goth stores. Of course I love Alchemy Gothic's jewellery, but I don't wear a lot of jewellery really.
Day 25 – Did you ever consider leaving the subculture?
I actually left and then came back. These days I don't worry as much about fitting in, more about finding myself, and being Goth is a part of who I am. I always try to be true to how I feel and not like something just because it is Goth, and not worry what others think about me. I know I am happier embracing my Gothic side than hiding it.
I believe that friends, family and our beloved animal companions are more important than money
I believe as the dominant species on earth we have a responsibility to help the weaker ones
I believe that while I do occasionally eat meat I am still able to support animal rights and welfare
I believe that the earth is very important, it sustains us and we should not sacrifice it on the altar of money, if we kill the earth, we kill ourselves and it is everyone's responsibility to take care of it, whether it be picking up our rubbish or choosing more sustainable business methods
I believe that capitalism really mostly benefits those at the top, the companies and CEOs while the poor stay poor, unless companies make an effort to change and to help others, which some do
I believe that advertising helps make us unhappy by making us want bodies we cannot have and items we do not need
I believe it is still ok to dress up and take pride in our appearance, but not to let this become the be all and end all of our lives
I believe having less and working less is a better life balance
I believe that shopping at charity stores is good because not only are the items cheaper than designer clothes, but the money goes to benefit the community
I believe that we need to be more community spirited and willing to help others
I believe that we all have a responsibility to make sure manners do not die out, holding the door open, letting old people onto the bus or train before you, etc.
I believe that we can make a change, the good things that people do always matter
Didn't really have anywhere to put this scorpion jumper picture on its own, so it's going here.
What I did
Volunteered at the dog shelter
Played Gloom cardgame with my boyfriend
The cat came and sat with me while I watched TV one night
Went to the dog park and met adorable dogs with Kat and her boyfriend
Pink Smog, Francesca Lia Block
Moonheart, Charles de Lint
Necklace of Kisses, Francesca Lia Block
The Ivory and The Horn, Charles de Lint
Baby Be-Bop, Francesca Lia Block
Party Out of Bounds (REM and B52s), Rodger Lyle Brown
The L Word Season 1
Glitch (really good Australian drama about people coming back from the dead)
Some Dr Who (which was really scary)
Grand Designs (British house design show)
Smallville season 2 and 3
True Detective s2
True Detective soundtrack