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:
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.
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:
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:
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: