Goth Fashion for November: Citrine

Citrine image via Photobucket.  Citrine info via Crystal Vaults.

Hello, lovelies!  We just celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S., which I celebrated with friends.  My outfit and makeup are inspired by November’s birthstone, Citrine. The name “citrine” comes from the French word for yellow, citron.  Natural citrine is very rare, therefore most citrines on the market are man-made.  Citrine is a newer birthstone for November; the traditional birthstone is Topaz.

 

 

CITRINE INFO & SYMBOLISM

TITLES: The Merchant’s Stone

COLORS: Pale yellow, golden yellow, yellow-green, orange, honey, light brown

MOHS SCALE HARDNESS: 7.0

CHAKRAS: Sacral (2), Solar Plexus (3)

ZODIAC SIGN:  Scorpio (October 24 – November 22)

SYMBOLIZES: Mental clarity, Emotional harmony, Positivity, Wealth, Prosperity, Success

ELEMENT: Air

 

As usual, my outfit was all-black but you can see the fall colors in my makeup.  I went with gold and bronze eyeshadow and burgundy eyebrows.  The look is completed with bronze glitter and black beads in my hair.

 

 

 

 

That’s it, lovelies.  I haven’t been out of the house in awhile, so it was nice to go out for a nice evening.  The air was cool and crisp, with the scent of autumn in the air: fireplaces, smoke, and food cooking! Stay tuned for next month’s (and the final) birthstone for December. 

Peace, love & darkness,

Dasia Denise

 

OOTD & Makeup for November’s Birthstones: Citrine & Topaz

image

Gemstone pics via Photobucket.  Gemstone info via Wixon Jewelers.

Hello, my pretties.  This month’s inspiration comes from November’s birthstones, in which there are two: Citrine and Topaz.  We’ll start with Citrine, a gemstone that is widely available and therefore, one of the more affordable gemstones.

Citrine is the French word for “lemon”, which makes sense considering how close it sounds to “citrus”.  Accordingly, this gemstone comes in a wide range of colors from lemon-yellow to an orange-brown.  They also come in a reddish-brown, which is the color that is most sought after.  During ancient times, citrines were used to protect one from “snake venom and evil thoughts”.  Today, citrines are “associated with prosperity and success”.

GSF-Citrine.collage_trio
TOP to BOTTOM: Raw citrine, citrine druzy, polished and faceted citrine

 

Topazes usually come in shades of yellow, orange, and brown but they also come in shades of red, green, and blue.  Sometimes they are colorless.  The Imperial Topaz, which has orange and pink undertones, is the most prized topaz.  Blue is a popular color for the topaz, due to the ability to chemically enhance the color.  However, blue topazes found in nature are rare.  The ancient Egyptians and Romans believed that the topaz was a gift from the sun and had “the power to protect and heal”.

GSF-Topaz.collage_trio
TOP to BOTTOM: Colorless topaz, blue topazes, Imperial Topaz

 

Here’s what I wore.  I felt like a “jazz lady” after I dolled myself up to go nowhere in particular:

image

 

image
Lace cardigan, tunic top, & leggings: Amazon, “Icon Steampunk Oxford” shoes: Hades (brand)

 

image
Vintage Sarah Coventry topaz pin: Sandra’s Veranda (Etsy), Seed bead necklace: World Market, Amber ring: vintage shop

 

Here’s my makeup.  Since the theme is topaz, I donned my bronze eye-shadow and added small, black “jewels”:

image

 

image

That’s all for now.  Next week is Thanksgiving here in the US and before you know it, the year 2015 will be long gone.  Wowzers.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise