OOTD & Makeup for October’s Birth Flower: Marigold

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Marigold pics via Photobucket.  Marigold info via What’s My Birth Flower?.

Here is October’s birth flower, Marigold.  Marigold [genus: Tagetes], the color of fall foliage and pumpkins, was first discovered by the Portuguese in Central America during the 16th century.   The Portuguese then introduced marigolds to Europe and India.

During ancient times, the Aztecs believed that marigolds held magical properties and were used to “cure hiccups and anyone injured by being struck by lightning”.  These flowers were given to sailors to help protect them from lightning and other dangers of sea travel.  In Mexico, marigolds are used to represent All Saints Day.  They are also heavily used for ceremonial purposes in the Hindu religion and are widely popular in India today.  Marigolds often represent sorrow and sympathy and has a hidden message of “My thoughts are with you”.

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Marigolds in different variations of red and yellow

Here’s my outfit.  The air is getting more chilly as we get closer to Halloween.  I wore my velvet, animal print bell bottoms.  They’re loud and more funk than goth, but I love them:

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Scarf: Ebay, Long cardigan: Amazon, Black dress: Dharma Trading Co., Pants: L. Rose Designs, Shoes: Demonia (DANK #151)

 

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Victorian casket necklace: Ebay, Onyx ring: Gibsons Vintage Shop (Etsy), Yellow flower: Dee Dee’s Boutique (Etsy)

 

Here’s my makeup.  Nothing elaborate, since I was wearing my glasses:

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Two more days until Halloween.  Yippee!  Halloween falls on a Saturday this year, so we can really let our hair down and enjoy the festivities.  I can’t wait!

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

OOTD & Makeup for June’s Birth Flower: Rose

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Rose pictures and gif via Photobucket.  Rose info via What’s My Birth Flower?.  Rose color info via Proflowers®.

One of the most popular flowers ever is the Rose, the birth flower for June.  Roses [genus: Rosa] were grown in backyards as far as 5,000 years ago.  They were included in paintings from Babylon, and were also grown in Greece and China in 500 BC.  The breeding of roses started in 17th century Europe.  The popularity of the rose started in the 19th century, when the China Rose was introduced to Europe.

Roses come in different colors, each with their own meanings.  Red roses symbolize romantic love and are connected to the goddesses of love, Aphrodite (Greek) and Venus (Roman).  Pink roses symbolize grace and elegance, and are given as tokens of gratitude and admiration.  White roses are “traditionally associated with marriages and new beginnings”, but are also given as a call for reverence.  White roses also symbolize spirituality.  Yellow roses symbolize joy and are given as a token of friendship and good health.  They also represent the sun and “life-giving warmth”.  Roses also come in orange, which represent enthusiasm and passion.  Orange roses are more recent, with breeding occurring in the early 20th century.  Orange roses are the result of the crossbreeding between red and yellow roses.

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Roses in pink & white, red, yellow trimmed with orange, and my personal favorite, black (obviously synthetic).

 

Here’s my outfit.  Since my hair is dyed red, I wore my black rose headband, one of my favorite accessories.  Of course, the only black roses that occur in nature are dead and dried ones, which are not truly black.  However, black roses are huge in the goth subculture – particularly with romantic goths.

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Rose headband: The Magpies River (Etsy), Short dress: Dharma Trading Co., Lace shirt and leggings: Ebay, Boots: Dr. Marten’s (brand)

 

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Ha! Even my lace shirt has roses. Beaded necklace: Lord & Taylor (8 years ago), Victorian casket necklace: Ebay, Onyx ring: Etsy

 

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Here’s my face.  Black roses call for gothic makeup, no question!  It is summer though, so just black eyeliner, lipstick, blush, and a few small, black bindis:

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I’m pleased that I was able to wear my rose headband with my baby dreads.  I wasn’t sure how it would look, but this actually added a little volume to my hair.  The only time I won’t wear something, is if I absolutely hate how it looks on me.  But when I’m not sure, it doesn’t hurt to try.  Sometimes it’s a winning look, sometimes it’s a look of “Nope!”.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

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OOTD – Back In Black

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I’m still alive.  Where the heck have I been?

My last post was in August and that’s also when some unnecessary drama slithered its way into my life.  My emotional state hasn’t been the greatest and when I don’t feel good, I don’t look good.  My blog has also taken a hit, since I wasn’t ready to face the world.

But such is life.  Lessons have been learned, I’ve dusted myself off and now I’m ready to get back into the swing of things.  So, I’m back in black and here’s what I wore yesterday:

 

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Lightweight cardigan: Amazon, Long shirt: Ebay, 25-yd. skirt: Bellydance.com, Boots: Fit Flop (brand)

 

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Yesterday’s face and jewelry:

 

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Leather choker: aosLeather (Etsy), Pentagram rosary: Blood & Stars Jewellery (Etsy)

 

 

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Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

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OOTD & My "Running Late Face" for Tuesday

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Just another average Tuesday, but here’s my makeup for today.  Just a few sparkles and basic eyeliner.  This look takes about 15 minutes.  When I don’t have much time (which is usually), this is a go-to look that I have stashed in my brain. I call this my “running late face”: Continue reading OOTD & My "Running Late Face" for Tuesday

OOTD & My "Running Late Face" for Tuesday

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Just another average Tuesday, but here’s my makeup for today.  Just a few sparkles and basic eyeliner.  This look takes about 15 minutes.  When I don’t have much time (which is usually), this is a go-to look that I have stashed in my brain. I call this my “running late face”: Continue reading OOTD & My "Running Late Face" for Tuesday