Saturday, 29 August 2015

Crafting With Yasmin


Look at this amazing pink hedge!!!




I can't resist posing evilly anytime I am allowed near sharp things!




Cup matches my dress!





Doggy always wants more hugs! She can't get enough!


With Yasmin.

Week in Review Monday 27th July to Sunday 30th August


This reads like it comes out of my subconscious!


What I Did
Sewing
Blogging
Writing and editing
Roast Dinners
Holly Black and Cassandra Clare signing with my friend Emily
Spending time with Issy (my bird)
Saw and crafted with my friend Yasmin
Had coffee/juice and brunch with my friend Hayley
Kat's Alice in Wonderland birthday picnic

Reading
Torment, Lauren Kate 
TS Eliot's The Wasteland with Issy
Mortal Coils, Eric Nylund
The Memory of Lost Senses, Judith Kinghorn
The Bane Chronicles, Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson
The Witch of Little Italy, Suzanne Palmieri
Party Out of Bounds (history of REM, The B52s and the other bands out of Athens)
by Rodger Lyle Brown
Glass Houses (Morganville Vampires #1)
The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
The Van Alen Legacy, (Blue Bloods series) Melissa de la Cruz 
Christina Rossetti's The Goblin Market with Issy

Watching
Smallville Season3 
L Word s2
Glitch s1 e5 and e6
Eureka s1
True Detective s2
Rewatching Community

Listening To
Crowded House
Rasputina
Bauhaus- Bela Lugosi's Dead
Unwoman 
Agnes Obel (Issy's favourite musician)
The Clash
The Cure
The Tea Party
Deine Lakaien

Friday, 28 August 2015

30 Day Goth Challenge Questions 26-30

 

Day 26 – Show a photo for every year (or month if you’re new) that you’ve being into Goth. 
I don't know if I have that many good pictures. I may do a post on this in the future if I ever find any. I didn't used to be hugely into taking photos when I went out.


Day 27 – The worst thing you ever did to a newbie. 
 I never did anything bad to a newbie, I am not like that. I may have laughed at bad fashion choices behind people's backs when I was very young and callow, but lets face it, I still judge anyone who makes bad fashion choices in any culture although I will not publicly call them out.


Day 28 – Do you consider yourself an eldergoth? 
I am definitely pretty knowledgeable about the music, history of the culture and the various films and books inspired by the Gothic genre, and have done a lot of reading both on the cultural movement created by the music and the genre. At the moment elder Goth seems to mean a Goth over 30, so I am not quite there yet, at this point it also means someone who was around in the earlier days of the movement, which I unfortunately was not. but I think I will maybe be able to be considered an elder goth at 30. we will see. 


Day 29 – What do you think will happen to Goth in the future? 
It has already influenced and been influenced by Cyberpunk and Steampunk. I don't think it will ever stay static but continue to change to stay alive as most cultures have to. 


Day 30 – Make a list of blogs you regularly read and link to them.
See my sidebar.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Cassandra Clare and Holly Black Signing

A couple of weekends ago (Saturday 15th August) I went to the Holly Black and Cassandra Clare talk and book signing at Kinokuniya bookshop with my awesome friend Emily.

Holly and Cassie and two of my favourite authors ever so I was so thrilled to be able to finally meet them! They were so intelligent, funny and encouraging to their readers who are also interested in writing. They are clearly great friends and also really nice people in real life!


On the train down with Emily.


Holly and Cassandra. Holly has awesome blue hair and lipstick which was a cool surprise, she must have changed it recently. Cassandra is gorgeous as a redhead, as always.



Despite the big numbers that turned up, Holly and Cassie had a little chat with everyone which just proves what genuinely sweet ladies they are! Helpfully, Kinokuniya arranged a staff member to take photos of us in front of the authors.

Holly said she had the same dress as me which was so cool!






All in all it was a fantastic day! Spending time with my awesome friend and meeting two ladies I really admire! It has also encouraged me to keep going with my writing. Who knows, I may end up writing a story together with these ladies one day!



Saturday, 22 August 2015

Style Concept: Gothic Doll

Mini Mood Board


This is my world!

Style Elements

Cute Goth girl growing up in a mansion, talking to the ghosts of her parents, climbing trees on full moon nights.

Her tutor is Bigfoot, she never has to go to school. The house is filled with suits of armor, portraits that seem to watch you. A Goth's playground.

Miniature wolves are her pets. She has a huge library room. 

Her dresses are cute but allow movement to run and play and black doesn't show stains.

No one tells her what to do. She never has to grow up. Every day is Halloween.

Colour Pallet



Black, white, 
grey, red (various shades)
Maybe purple.

Key Pieces

 
I already have two nice cardigans and a few nice jackets so I am probably set there. The basic style is a cute dress with plain black or lace stockings if it is cold and either my Mary Jane shoes or my ankle boots. The occasional blouse and skirt combo as well.

If there was a dream jacket it would be this:


I have this jacket which should go well with the other things. Yes, I want it in black, don't tempt me!


Uniform

Cute dress, boots or Mary Janes, jacket or jumper if needed. 

Keywords:

Goth
Vintage
Victorian
Cute
Gothic Lolita-esque
Bows
Collars
Doll-like
Burton-esque

Inspirations: Wednesday Addams, Alice in Wonderland, Violet Baudelaire.

Accessories: Black shoulder bag or handbag, parasol.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Smudged eyes

Eyeliner:Rimmel
Eyeshadow: Revlon Colorstay palette 535 (colour no. 4)

Rimmel Lipliner
Natio Ruby Shine lipstick






Dress secondhand on eBay



Saturday, 15 August 2015

More Home Inspiration

Pictures mainly found on Facebook.
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