Hello, dear lovelies! It’s the start of another year and I have two new videos for you. It’s been a pretty dark holiday for me (not in a good way), but since the death of my mother in 2012 the holidays have lost their festive edge. I did celebrate Krampusnacht, which was fun, but once Halloween ends I lose interest in the holidays. It’s sad, but I have accepted this fact in my life right now.
This first video is a look back of all the birthstone outfits that I wore this year:
Unfortunately, the cold weather and the holiday season can bring on depression. It’s a time where I can’t help but think of loss: my mother, friends who I thought were true, flaky family members who have no interest in family, and so on. I’m already dealing with clinical depression and the holidays tend to exacerbate it.
I was able to alleviate my sadness somewhat, with “playing dress-up”. I found that it’s never too old to play dress-up, especially in moments of sadness:
That’s it for now, lovelies. I’ve started drawing again and hopefully, I can keep up with this. I’m also working to improve my videos with a new setup and new lighting. Stay tuned for some artwork this year and for more fashion!
Hello, SoulFlowers! Guess what? My dreadlocks turned 2 years old in May of this year. Woot! They’re still growing longer and getting thicker, which makes me very happy. To celebrate this milestone in hair, I’ve created a video showing the progression of my dreadlocks. This is also the first video that I tried morphing software. It’s not great, but it’s not too bad for my first try. I hope you all enjoy seeing the progression. I’ve also included pictures in this post, after the video.
Hello, lovelies! Here’s another year-end post on the performances and costumes I wore in 2016. It’s a little late since I was waiting on the Vintage Belly Dance Brunch performance video. Like the previous year-end posts, this one is image-heavy and light on text. The costumes where I posted a full post will have a link – just click on the title to view the full post and video.
I hope you all enjoyed seeing our costumes and pictures. I’ve included a video below my signature. I must admit, I had a lot of fun editing these year-end videos. There are other belly dance performances in the works for 2017, so stay tuned.
Today’s post is my lookbook for the birth flowers of this year. Just like the birthstone lookbook, this post is mostly pictures and not much text. There’s a video at the end that shows my outfits and the ATS® dance moves for each month. To view the full post on each birth flower, just click on the name of that flower.
Hello, lovelies! Here’s the year-end post on what I wore for each birthstone. Since this is a lookbook, there is very little text but a chockfull of pictures. There’s also a video at the end. To view the full post of each birthstone, just click on the name of the birthstone.
That’s all for now, folks. I actually enjoyed looking back on what I wore for each birthstone. Some looks were better than others, but each one was fun to wear. What will I come up with in 2017? We shall see.
Hello, fellow darklings! Welcome to my second year in review post. This post focuses on all of the bindis, “tribal” markings, and flowers that I wore this year, inspired by each month’s birthstones and birth flowers. Just like my Year in Costume post, there’s a lot of pictures and very few words.
Here is the rundown on how each birthstone and birth flower influenced my outfits and makeup. You can click on each birthstone and birth flower to view that particular post.
Birthstones: Zircon (pictured), Tanzanite, and Turquoise
Birth Flowers: Poinsettia (pictured) and Narcissus
And there we have it, my final post for 2015. There’s a possibility that the focus of this blog will change (for the better, I hope). Tomorrow begins a new year and I’m ready. I hope each and every one of you lovelies has a safe and fun New Year’s.
Hello, lovelies! As we come towards the end of 2015, I decided to do a couple of year-end posts. They’re more like a photo album vs. an actual blog post. Translation: 95% pictures, 5% words. This post is a rundown of the costumes I wore this year. Needless to say, they’re mainly dance costumes, but still costumes nonetheless.
Without further ado, here are the costumes I wore in 2015. You can click on each title to read the full blog post.
Like many other gothic folks, I LOVE wearing costumes! Of course, for me the main occasions I dress in costume are Halloween and belly dance performances. I thought I’d share a quick rundown of the costumes and dance performances I did this year. Enjoy!
Costa Rica Dance Retreat w/ Rachel Brice – February 15-22