Goth Fashion for March: Aquamarine

Aquamarine image via Photobucket.  Aquamarine info via Crystals and Jewelry and Crystal Vaults.

Hello, lovelies!  My apologies for the late post.  It’s still March so it’s technically not late, but my video was posted 2 weeks ago.  Eek!  A week before the first day of Spring (March 20), we got a little bit of snow, and I just had to wear an all-black outfit.   I love the look of all -black on fresh, white snow.  It highlighted not only my black outfit, but the icy-blue bindis, which sparkled against the white, snowy background.  

This look is inspired by Aquamarine, birthstone for March.  Aquamarine comes from the Latin words, aqua marina, meaning “water of the sea”. Since ice and snow are forms of water, the cold weather was fitting for this gemstone. Not only does aquamarine symbolize courage and fortitude, but it is also represents cleanliness, calmness, truth and letting go. 

 

AQUAMARINE INFO & SYMBOLISM

TITLE: The Stone of Courage

COLORS: Light blue to bluish-green

MOHS SCALE HARDNESS: 7.5 – 8.0

CHAKRA: Throat (5)

ZODIAC SIGN:  Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

SYMBOLIZES: Courage, Fortitude, Inner Peace

ELEMENT: Water

 

Here’s what I wore.  It was COLD, but I braved the frigid weather to show off my winter outfit: a hooded, cropped sweater, simple black skirt, and tall black boots.  Everything (except the boots and sweater) were purchased on Ebay.

 

Cropped sweater: Cryoflesh, 20-eye boots: Doc Martens (brand)

 

 

I don’t own anything in aquamarine, except for bindis.  The rest of my eye makeup is highlighted in silver.  The red lipstick brightens my face.

 

 

 

That’s it, lovelies.  I’m still in transition with this blog.  I’m thinking this blog will be more of a supplement to my YouTube channel, so expect the focus to switch to videos.  I’m not much of a writer, but I can definitely show my face.  Stay tuned.

Love & Shimmies, 

Dasia Denise

 

OOTD & MOTD for March’s Birthstone: Aquamarine

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Gemstone pics via Photobucket.  Gemstone info via Crystal Vaults and Personal Creations.

Here’s my look that is inspired by Aquamarine, the birthstone for March. Called “the gem of the sea”, aquamarines are used by some for water (and also air-) travel, alleviating the fear of water.  They were “used by sailors as a talisman of good luck, fearlessness, and protection”, and were believed to be the “treasure of mermaids”. The word “aquamarine” comes from the Latin words aqua marinas, meaning “water of the sea”.  Aquamarines also symbolize eternal youth, happiness, and clear communication.

 

AQUAMARINE INFO & SYMBOLISM

TITLE: The Gem of the Sea

COLORS: Light blue to blue-green

MOHS SCALE HARDNESS: 7.5 – 8.0

TYPE: Beryl

ZODIAC SIGN: Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

DEITY: Kuan Yin, Chinese goddess of mercy, compassion, and unconditional love.  Protector of women and children, and champion of the unfortunate.  Also honors Akna, Mayan goddess of motherhood.

Chinese goddess, Kuan Yin - (Image via Photobucket)
The Chinese goddess, Kuan Yin – (Image via Photobucket)

DIVINATION: “Go with what is on offer rather than waiting for the ideal opportunity or time.”

CHAKRA: Throat (5)

HEALING PROPERTIES: Helps eyesight, intestinal, and nervous system issues. Helps the wearer to speak and act in a calm, confident manner (communication).

SECONDARY STONE: Bloodstone

Bloodstone, designer cut
Bloodstone, designer cut

 

Here’s what I wore.  Bell bottoms are not usually worn by goths, but I love them – especially velvet bell bottoms.  I do lean more toward the bohemian side of fashion:

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PROJECT 666 Staples: Long, Asian-style tunic jacket (J2), Long sleeved shirt (S2), Blue velvet bell bottoms (P4), Black glittery scarf (Scf2), Ankle button boots (B2)

 

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Long, Asian-style tunic jacket: Ebay, Long sleeve top: The Gap, Blue velvet bell bottoms: L. Rose Designs

 

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Vintage ankle button boots: 20 Twenty Vintage (Etsy)

 

Here’s my face, which called for heavy eye makeup:

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That’s all until next time.  I hope you liked my outfit of the day.  Are there staples in your wardrobe that might not be considered goth?  Please share in the comments.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

OOTD & Makeup for March’s Birthstones: Aquamarine & Bloodstone

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Gemstone photos via Photobucket.  Gemstone info via American Gem Society.

The birthstone for March is the aquamarine, also the color of water.  In Latin, aqua means water and marina means sea.  This is also an “icy” color (since ice is frozen water), but I think we’re done with ice until next winter.  We are finally into the swing of March and the weather is getting warmer.  Hooray!

According to the American Gem Society, the aquamarine was used as protection for sailors and to ensure a safe journey at sea.  Aquamarines were also used to promote calmness.  Aquamarine is a light color, and it ranges from greenish-blue to blue-green.  The larger the stone, the deeper the color.

TOP IMAGE: Raw aquamarine cluster BOTTOM IMAGE: Polished aquamarine stones
TOP IMAGE: Raw aquamarine cluster, BOTTOM IMAGE: Polished aquamarine stones

 

March actually has two birthstones.  Aquamarine is the modern birthstone, while the ancient birthstone for March is the bloodstone, “a dark-green jasper flecked with vivid red spots of iron oxide”.  The ancient Babylonians believed that the bloodstone healed blood disorders.

TOP IMAGE: Raw bloodstone, BOTTOM IMAGE: Polished bloodstones
TOP IMAGE: Raw bloodstone, BOTTOM IMAGE: Polished bloodstones

 

Here is what I wore yesterday.  I like the color aquamarine (favoring shades closer to blue than green), even though I rarely wear it.  But, I do have a pair of velvet bell bottoms that went well with my tikka:

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Tikka: Bliss Berry Blue (Etsy), Choker: Aeon Leather (Etsy), Long cardigan w/ lace-up detail: Necessary Evil (brand)

 

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Velvet bell bottoms: L. Rose Designs, Boots: Steve Madden (brand)

 

Here’s my makeup.  Dark eyes and a tikka in aquamarine:

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I’m very happy that Spring’s finally here, the season of flowers and birdsongs. I tend to be more fashionable during Spring, slowly shedding my warm layers of clothing.  I will write a post soon on the daffodil, March’s birth flower. Daffodils are mainly yellow – a color that I do NOT wear (except for dance).  We’ll see what happens.  

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

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