Here is Day 2 of Red & Black week and it’s back to work. I missed yesterday’s deadline (oops!) so I wasn’t able to post Day 1 on Victorian Kitty’s blog, Sophistiqué Noir. If you want to take a look at what I wore on Day 1, you can click here.
Today, I wanted to wear my favorite 25-yard skirt. I paired this with a pyramid-studded belt and my red & black AC/DC shirt. Summer’s approaching, so I pulled out my calf-high, moccasin boots from Medieval Moccasins.
Here’s my makeup for today. Ya’ll know the red sparkles had to be applied:
Yesterday was Day 1 of the 4th annual Red & Black week, hosted by Victorian Kitty of Sophistiqué Noir. Unfortunately, I missed the deadline to post on Day 1, but I’ll still include it here. I didn’t have a blog last year, so this is my first time participating. I’ve been following Sophistiqué Noir for about a year now and her style is impeccable!
I met up with Z for another art event, this time to see my good friend Sandra’s work. I wanted to keep things simple, so I chose a red dress, black shoes, and a black feather for my hair:
I wanted simple makeup for my face. It was a chill, relaxed Sunday and I didn’t feel like wearing much makeup:
See you on Day 2!
(ETA: Ms. Kitty was sweet enough to add this day to her Red & Black week. Thanks, Ms. Kitty!)
Hello, Lovelies! Tuesday I went Trad Goth, so yesterday I decided to go with some belly dance flair. The only thing belly dance though was my makeup, but my outfit had an early 20th-century-like vibe.
So, let’s start with my face:
Here’s what I wore yesterday. While most of my jewelry is bought on Etsy, a lot of clothing is bought on Ebay – except my Victorian boots. I bought these boots from the Ladies Emporium, where they sell 19th century-style clothing. I thought I would never find a quality pair of Victorian boots, at an affordable price:
And if you can’t get enough of my sparkly face (tee hee!), here’s an Instagram pic in pretty pastel colors (please don’t barf):
I wanted to try something new with my face. I saw this picture on one of my favorite Tumblrs, The Witch and the Wardrobe (if you click on the picture link, you’ll see it’s from a different Tumblr). Unfortunately, I couldn’t add the photo to my post. Crazy daggone artists and their copyrights! Oh well, no biggie. You can click the link or just look at the one and only, whom I’m sure the photo was inspired from:
In all of my years as a goth, I have never worn my eye makeup like Siouxsie Sioux. I wasn’t sure if I could pull it off. Plus, it seemed like it would take a long time to do.
But I had some extra time yesterday morning, so I decided to give it a try. Besides, if I’m going to try my hand at makeup artistry, I need to experiment with different styles. So, here’s how it turned out:
I think I did a pretty good job. One thing I would change is my eyebrows. I think I could have shaded them in a bit more, making them blend in more with the black eyeshadow. I could also use a bit more black eyeshadow along the crease of my eyelids.
Here’s what I wore. Just jeans, boots, and a lace shirt. Not spectacular, but definitely old school:
So, I would say that my Siouxsie eyes went pretty well. I will definitely do this again and probably switch it up a bit in the near future.
This is a quick post, wishing all of you dark lovelies a Happy World Goth Day. This day kind of snuck up on me, but I was accidentally prepared. I’ll be attending an art exhibit later with my bff, Z. There will be a longer post tomorrow.
So, until then…
You can click here to view the official World Goth Day website.
Here is a mix of tribal goth and whatever goth. Who knows? This is why a lot of goths just say to hell with these categories. Either way, it’s a beautiful, sunny day – a perfect day to break in my new platform sneakers, which I bought last year (!).
Hello, all! Today is the first good Monday I’ve had in I don’t know how many years. My work schedule has changed from the dreaded earlier morning to a more doable (and late) morning, 11 am to 7 pm. I also started ATS classes this past Saturday, so I’m actually in a good mood today!
Since I’ve started ATS, I was in the mood for a tribal goth outfit today:
Here’s today’s face. Dark eyelids and a single bindi:
That’s all for now. I have started taking ATS (American Tribal Style®) belly dance classes and I’m so excited! I will do a post on my ATS adventures soon.
It got pretty toasty here in the DC metro area, yesterday. It went up to 90° Fahrenheit (32° Celsius), so I wanted to wear something light and easy.
I received a lot of compliments on my dress. There was nothing special about the dress, but this is what usually happens when I wear white. That, or people ask me, “what’s wrong?”. It always tickles me how I can throw people off, simply by not wearing black.
Anyhoo, where’s what I wore yesterday. I finally found thigh-high socks that stay up and doesn’t make my thighs look like muffin-tops:
And here’s how I wore my face. I’ve been pleased with myself for turning up the volume on the makeup. It’s been a bit on the conservative side. My awesome friend, Matt, had suggested that I line and darken my eyebrows more. He said that would make my eyes pop, and he was right:
Here’s my basic outfit for today. I don’t know if it’s my age or what, but since I’m working to simplify my life, my wardrobe’s getting progressively more basic. I have no issues with this. Using the 80/20 Rule (the Pareto Principle), most people wear 20% of their clothing 80% of the time. I think this includes me. Besides, one of the things I like about the gothic lifestyle is that you can keep it simple or dress it up to your heart’s content.
Here’s my face for today. I’m a big fan of the cut crease to accentuate my eyes. I’ve never seen a cat-eye style not work for anyone’s face. It’s like the little black dress for your eyes: