Happy World Goth Day!

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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…

 

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You can click here to view the official World Goth Day website.
 

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

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OOTD – New Sneakers For Tuesday

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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 (!).

 

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Sneakers: Jeffrey Campbell,  Jeans & Shirt: Express,  Skull pendant: online thrift store

 

Here’s my face and jewelry for today.  Not too blingy.  I guess today’s theme is bones:
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OOTD – Tribal Goth For Monday

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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:

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Heart & Crossbones shirt: Marshall’s,  Basic long sleeve shirt: The Gap,  Hip Belt: Ebay,  25-yard skirt: Ebay

 

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Here’s today’s face.  Dark eyelids and a single bindi:
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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.

 

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

OOTD – White Dress For Tuesday

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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:

I bought this little summer dress in Costa Rica, while attending a dance retreat.
I bought this little summer dress in Costa Rica, while attending a belly dance retreat.

 

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Thigh-high socks: Sock Dreams, Boots: Steve Madden

 

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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:

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Cherry Blossoms & Space-Age Burlesque – Part 4

 

My apologies for the delay in posting Part 4.  I have not been feeling well.

Anyways, here we are lovelies!  The 4th and final part to our adventure.  You’ll see pics of more costumes, more mingling, and folks just having a good time that ends with the Lunar Dance Party.

But before that, Matt and I spotted two Airstream trailers parked outside.  So adorable.  Honestly, I’ve been thinking of living in a bus/trailer/RV for a little while now.

I wish I could just dump everything and move in immediately.

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Happy Mother's Day, Ladies!

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This is your day.  You are a mother – the hardest job in the world!  This is the day we celebrate all mothers – those that are still with us and those who still live with us, even though they have now gone.

This post will be pretty short.  There’s just not much to say, except that I love and miss my mother.  Terribly. This is a difficult day for me and just posting this blog post took a lot of mental effort.  But it’s nothing compared to what my mother has given me all through my life.

In an earlier post, I had mentioned that I was still in grief after losing my Mom to pancreatic cancer on August 15, 2012.  That was the absolute worst.  But I’m not the only one dealing with the pain.  My life partner, C, lost his mother on this day in 2012.  This day is also my mother’s birthday.  She would have turned 60.

I also mentioned that my mother’s birthday has always been a day before, a day after, or the same day as Mother’s Day.  So, here’s what I’m dealing with today:
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OOTD – Corporate Goth for Tuesday (sort of)

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It’s not really Corporate Goth, but for me it is.  Long skirt + black blazer = corporate.  This is as corporate as I get while still being myself:

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Velvet blazer: H&M, Burned out lace top: Ebay, Long skirt: Ebay

 

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Striped socks: Sock Dreams, Boots: Steve Madden

 

 

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Skull necklace: Kreepsville 666

 

 

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As you can see, I don’t have much to say today.  A few pics, a few words.  That’s it for now.

 

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

 

 

OOTD – Trad Goth For Monday

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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:

 

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Leather jacket and handcuff necklace: both second-hand from Z, my BFF

 

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Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

 

Cherry Blossoms & Space-Age Burlesque – Part 3

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Welcome to Part 3 of our adventures amoung the weird.

Here are a few pieces from the C2YN Space Truckin’ art exhibit.  I love quirky, colorful artwork.  I paint in a similar fashion, so of course, this style is right up my alley.  This was a great way for me to get inspired:

 

GSF-Yuri.painting.aliengirls“fiercely going where no man.. : Are those space pants you’re wearing?” – Artist: Linas Garsys © 2014

 

GSF-Yuri.painting.weirdplanet“Bombs Away” – Artist: Jared Davis © 2014

 

GSF-Yuri.painting.drwingLa Danza Macabra II – Artist: Yar Koporulin © 2014

 

GSF-Yuri.painting.spaceboy“Prepared for an Alien Abduction” – Artist: Greg Ferrand © 2013

 

GSF-Yuri.painting.monkeyMoon Scootin’ Monkey – Artist: Jared Davis © 2014

 

You can click here to see the rest of the C2YN Space Truckin’ art exhibition.
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Cherry Blossoms & Space-Age Burlesque – Part 1

 

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A couple of weeks ago, some friends and I went to an art exhibit and burlesque show, Countdown to Yuri’s Night at Astro Pop Events in DC.  But before that, we hung out on the National Mall to see the cherry blossoms, while they were still in bloom.  Since we took so many pictures, I’ve created separate posts for the Countdown to Yuri’s event.

 

Here’s how I did my makeup.  I wore pink and crystal bindis to celebrate the cherry blossoms:

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