Hey, Gothic Fam! It’s Friday the 13th!

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Hey, lovelies!  It’s Friday the 13th and I decided to take this day to send love and gratitude to all of my supporters.  At this time, I’ve reached 2, 036 subscribers on my channel.  In the vast online world of YouTube, this is a very small number, but to me?  To me, it’s a lot – a whole lot more than ZERO.  Lol.

I’ve included 2 videos in this post.  The first one is my answer to the question, “Can You Be A Goth Without The Music?”.  While many agreed with my stance, others didn’t.  Thankfully, the disagreements were respectful, but there are gothic folks out there that feel excluded from the subculture.

 

 

 

This second video is my latest video, where I explain how I feel about goths and people who are darkly-inclined (gothic).  It’s also a video expressing my love and gratitude.

 

I really do appreciate each and every one of you that have supported me, my blog, and my channel.  I want both my blog and my channel to be a welcoming place, free from the drama and the trolls.  I hope you stick around for more.

Peace, love & darkness,

Dasia Denise

Freeform Dreads & Friday the 13th: Month 20

Hello, lovelies!  I’m back.  We’ve finally arrived in 2017, but unfortunately I was sick for almost 2 weeks!  Not a great start to the year, but I’m now feeling a lot better and ready to roll.

The weather was pretty decent on Friday the 13th, so I decided to wear one of the new dresses I purchased around the holidays.  It’s so soft and comfortable, and it has thumb holes.  Love this dress!

 

Dress and moon pendant: KILLSTAR, 20-eye boots: Doc Martens (brand)

 

 

 

Here’s my face.  Simple as usual.

 

Black skull dreadlock bead: Zaahn (Etsy), Silver dreadlock beads: Heather Fish Creations (Etsy)

 

And finally, here’s how my locs are looking so far.  They’re getting longer!

 

 

 

That’s it, y’all.  I do apologize for my 2-week absence.  Like I said before, I’m ready to rock, so stay tuned for more posts this week.  I’ve included an OOTD video below.  Enjoy.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

OOTD & MOTD: Happy Paraskevidekatriaphobia!

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Paraskevidekatriaphobia info and poem via The Telegraph.

Hello, my dark lovelies!  Today is Paraskevidekatriaphobia!  Don’t worry, I’m not cursing you out – it just means a fear of Friday the 13th.  This word is a combination of the Greek words paraskeví (“Friday”) and dekatreís (“thirteen”).  Triskaidekaphobia  is the fear of the number 13.  To help honor this “frightful” day, Edgar, my handsome “fur baby”, allowed me to take a couple of photos of him.

What better day to wear my new, black cat earrings than Friday the 13th?  Here’s what I’m wearing today:

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PROJECT 666 Staples: Tunic dress (D3), Leggings (P5), Platform boots (B4)

 

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Tunic dress and leggings: Amazon, Platform boots: Doc Martens (brand)

 

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Cat In The Moon earrings: The Boutique Bizarre (Etsy)

 

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Cat eyeglasses: Zenni Optical, Crystal point pendant: Kalani’s Gems (Etsy)

 

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Today’s the day to also wear cat-eye makeup with my cat-eye glasses:

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That’s it for now, lovelies.  This is the only time Friday the 13th will happen this year, so I’ll leave you with a poem titled, “Friday the Thirteenth” by poet, Brian Bilston.  Happy Friday the 13th!

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH

For Keith,

Friday the Thirteenth

held no fear.

He wasn’t superstitious

(or even a little bit stitious)

and didn’t view the day

as particularly suspicious

or with the promise

of the unpropitious.

 

It was then a black cat

crossed his path,

causing him to stop on a crack

which made him stagger

under a ladder,

and shatter a mirror

being carried

by a passing albatross,

who suffered fatal blood loss

from a shard

which flew hard

into its heart.

 

Keith didn’t think anything of it

until later that day,

at a wine reception,

he found himself trapped

in a conversation

about Jeremy Clarkson.

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OOTD & Makeup for Friday the 13th: Darkling Tag!

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Hello, my friends in darkness.  Yesterday was Friday the 13th!  Nothing special happened – just another opportunity to acknowledge the day wearing all black.  I’ve also (finally) uploaded my “Darkling Tag” video, in which I was tagged by the lovely Ramona, blog mistress of Just Keep Brains!.

Here’s what I wore yesterday.  I’m completely in love with this bat-wing shirt that I ordered from Amazon.  It’s so soft and comfy!  I wore it with my black velvet bell bottoms:

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Bell bottoms: L. Rose Designs, Boots: Fit Flop (brand)

 

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Black rose crown: The Magpies River (Etsy), Studded choker: Aeon Leather (Etsy), Crystal point pendant: Kalani’s Gems (Etsy)

 

 

Here’s yesterday’s face.  I wore heavier glitter ’cause I was in the mood for some sparkle!  I went heavy on the eye makeup and kept my lips lightly tinted:

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And finally, here’s my Darkling Tag video.  I didn’t tag anyone else, since I’m so late in getting this thing posted.  The good news is that I’m (slowly) getting the hang of making videos.  I need to work on making them shorter, though. Lol.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

OOTD & Makeup – Friday the 13th

 

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Hello, fellow bohos!  It’s Friday the 13th again, for the second month in a row – another day to be dark and beautiful.  I took a personal day off today, so this ensemble is what I wore to work yesterday.  I’m so happy that the weather’s slowly getting warmer!

Here’s my outfit and I (finally!) got to wear something long.  This is an outfit that I’ll wear a lot, because it’s long, witchy, and floaty.  I’m still in the process of getting rid of some clothes (future post on that, coming soon), but these 2 pieces I’m keeping:

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Velvet top with bell sleeves: secondhand, 25-yd. skirt: Ebay, Studded boots: Steve Madden (brand)

 

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Feather hair clip: Bedazzled By Sharon (Etsy), Studded choker: Aeon Leather (Etsy), Moonstone pendant: Ebay

 

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Here’s yesterday’s makeup.  I’ve been experimenting with my eye makeup, by using just black and a neutral, beige eye shadow.  Instead of applying the black eye shadow on my entire eyelids, I applied it on the outer half:

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I like the final result of the “half-shadow” look.  Next time, I’ll try this look using colored eye shadow.  I’ll also apply more black shadow above the eye crease.  I did apply the black shadow on my eye crease, but you can only see it when my eyes are closed (see my half-face above).  But, my makeup skills are improving.  Practice makes perfect.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

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OOTD & Makeup – Friday the 13th

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Yesterday was Friday the 13th, so I wondered what I should wear.  After thinking about it for about 3 seconds, I decided that Friday the 13th called for black and nothing else.  I also decided to go for dark eyes and naked lips again.

Here’s yesterday’s outfit:

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Cropped sweater: Cryoflesh, Long-sleeved shirt: Gap, Yoga tribal pants: Creaturre (Etsy), Fingerless arm warmers: Sock Dreams

 

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Onyx ring: Gibsons Vintage Shop (Etsy), Studded collar: Aeon Leather (Etsy), Eyeball necklace: Ebay

 

Here’s my makeup.  I wanted to try a smoldering, shadowy look to go with my crescent moon.  The crescent moon was made from a stencil, that was part of my EyeCons kit:

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I used the large, crescent moon stencil and eyeshadow in “Soot”.

 

I highly recommend the EyeCons kit to add a bit of flair to your everyday makeup.  These are perfect for when I want something on my forehead, but not anything “blingy”.  And Jessica Martinez, Ms. EyeCons herself, is a belly dancer so these are perfect for dance (she also makes a “sweat-proof” kit)!  You even get to choose your colors and your stencils.  I think it’s a great buy.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

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