Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Recent outfit: Bohemian



Peasant blouse- off a selling group on Facebook.
Waistcoat: secondhand
Skirt: Secondhand (still available from Tree of Life.com)


Velvet jacket: eBay win.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Style Inspiration: Misty Day

I absolutely adored everything about Misty Day. I looked up some of her outfits, and surprise, surprise, she likes a lot of the same online stores as I do. Except I can't afford them, and living in a swamp, I am not sure how she does either!




























Saturday, 23 August 2014

Week in Review


Monday 18th- Sunday 24th

Reading

Reading Hemlock Grove (novel) by Brian McGreevey
Read The Secret Hour
Finished The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Have been reading Sarah Addison Allen's books- so inspiring!

Watching

Re-watched Stoker
Re-watched Casino Royale with Jon
Re-watched City of Bones
Re-watching Community with Jon

Listening

Come To Your River- Ibeyi
Dead Can Dance
Agnes Obel
 
Working on bohemian "gypsy" wardrobe

Dyed hair blue on Friday- bought the dye from Dani's shop

My Crafternoon Saturday with Emily, Hannah and Yasmin.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

August Monthly Homework Assignment: Inspiring Songs


 
My fave performers are: Nox Arcana, Rasputina, The Romanovs Sopor Aeternus, Black Tape for a Blue Girl, Agnes Obel, The Cure, Dead Can Dance, Loreena McKennit, Inkubus Sukkubus, Jill Tracy, Tom Waits, Siouxie and the Banshees and Adrian von Ziegler. I also listen to some opera and classical.

Sometimes I like relaxing music, sometimes I like dark music.

I used to listen to more metal type music when I was younger, like Moonspell and Cradle of Filth, these days I usually like things with a more moody or old fashioned tone.

Some particular favourites:

Siouxsie and the Banshees- Cities in the Dust- pretty sure I heard this at the first real Goth club I went to. Siouxsie definitely inspires me.

Stevie Nicks- Rhiannon- Stevie is another huge inspiration to me, I love her hippie-witch clothes and sense of freedom and magic. I love the movie Gypsy 83.

Jill Tracy- Evil Night Together

Knock Three Times- Black Tape for a Blue Girl 

Rasputina- Transylvanian Concubine. I loved Drusilla in Buffy, like many others I discovered Rasputina when looking up this song.

Rasputina- Gingerbread Coffin


Joy Division- Love Will Tear Us Apart- After I heard this in Donnie Darko- The Director's Cut I went out and got their album. It's not particularly my kind of music though.

Nox Arcana- Shadow of the Raven (Their Poe tribute album). All their stuff is inspiring but this is perfection!

Type O Negative- Love You To Death- I used to be a really big Type O Neg fan. I listen to them much less constantly now but I still love this song. It's from October Rust their most Pagan sounding album.

The Cure- The Lovecats- The first Cure song I really knew. So damn catchy.

The Cure- Charlotte Sometimes

The Cure- Hanging Garden 


Loreena McKennit- The Mummer's Dance- I have probably been inspired by her since I saw the movie of The Mists of Avalon. Maybe discovering the two was unconnected, I can't remember. She is amazing. Great to relax or write to. Her music is also very mystical.

Loreena McKennit- The Mystic's Dream

Hannah Fury- Girls that Glitter- I recently discovered her and I love this song. Perfect for glittery girls like me who have a dark side.

Agnes Obel- Riverside- The first Agnes Obel song I heard. She has been part of my life for quite some time, a constant inspiration.

Adrian von Ziegler- Any of his songs. He has amazing playlists on YouTube, great for relaxing, writing, anything!

Sopor Aeternus- The Strangest Thing to Say- I love Anna Varney Cantodea, I think I mentioned once, years ago how I love that she is so unique and never tries to be anything but herself. I love that her music has a bit of a Renaissance sound to it.

Ibeyi- Come To Your River-I heard this song recently and can't get it out of my head

The Deftones- Change in the house of flies- An old favourite- Creepy awesome.

Dead Can Dance- The Host of Seraphim- Transcendent! I think I discovered this band through watching Gypsy 83.


Picture from the movie Gypsy 83

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Faery Crafternoon

My friend Emily's faery crafternoon, a few weeks ago! (Saturday 2nd August)

We listened to the Twin Peaks soundtrack while crafting.

 

 

Emily and I



My elf coat from Euphoric Garments is lovely and warm!


Rocky road bought off random old ladies. 


Yasmin


Lovely cupcakes made by Yasmin

 
I made faery bread







Cupcake I decorated




This fellow lives at Emily's house


Yummy brownies made by Emily




Glitter on my dress


Emily's chickens


This movie is pure magic!



Yasmin's faery wings