Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year Gothlings!!!!


Happy New Year my gothlings!! I hope you all have a wonderfully dark year. Hopefully you will all stick to your new years resolutions whether it be earning money for a new corset or finding romance. ♥ I propose 



Friday, December 30, 2011

Book Review: Her Evil Twin


I thought many babybats will like this book. Especially the early teens or maybe even the tweens. 

Her Evil Twin, by Mimi McCoy is the sixth book of the Poison Apple Series. A second branch of the Candy Apple books. 

In the story, Anna Dipalo wishes for nothing more than to be cool. To be noticed fashion wise and to be fearless. And then she makes a new friend, Emma Diablo who is fearless, effortlessly fashionable, and always ready for an adventure. 

 At first it seems that Emma is doing nothing but bringing Anna out of her shell. The two girls have fun doing each others hair, going to the Cinaplex, n getting back at Anna's enemies dubbed 'the Jackals'.But Emma is just as her last name depicts her to be. She ditches classes, sneaks off campus during lunch, and "borrows" spray paint. 

Before long Emma's actions start to take a sinister turn. Writing mocking messeseges on the lawns of Anna's old friends and pushing a boy, who Anna seems to like, out a window, and stealing another girl's wallet. The girls look so much a like that the incidents are pinned on Anna. 

No one believes Anna when she pleads innocent since no one besides her has ever laid eyes on Emma. This leads Anna to conclude the impossible possibilty that her mirror-image best friend might be her evil twin. 

And yet, Mimi McCoy manages to put in another twist when Anna's mother reveals that Anna used to have an imaginary friend named Emma with whom she would always cause trouble with. 

Has Anna brought Emma back to life with her undying desire to have an adventurous, hip friend? Or is Anna simply going insane? Is the trouble that Emma has caused really been Anna all along?

I'd suggest you find a copy of the book and find out. ;) 





Monday, December 26, 2011

Music Monday


The song is 'Spiders' by Ashbury Heights. Hope you enjoy. :D It is one of my favorite songs. 

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Gothic Christmas!!!


I hope my Gothlings had a very gothic christmas. :) I hope you all got what your little dark hearts desired. 

Monday, December 19, 2011

Nail Tutorials

I managed to get a hold of a computer today but i dont think I have much time to do a detailed post, so I'm posting a few nail tutorials instead. Hope you enjoy them. 














Sunday, December 18, 2011

Apology

Oh, my gothlings! I am so sorry! I havent been able to post because my computer is apprently got a mind of its own and has gone on the fritz.  -.- 


I post this from my cousin's computer. I am working on getting it fixed so hopefully I'll be back on the web soon. :) 


Until then my darlings. 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sophie Lancaster




Sophie Lancaster. Have you heard this name before? Have you ever seen her picture before? Is it even a little bit familiar? It should be. 





On August 11, 2007 she was murdered. Her crime? Being goth.


Sophie and her boyfriend, Robert Maltby, were walking through Stubbylee Park, Bacup. A group of males in their mid-teens (some described them as a "gang of thugs") saw Robert and said, "Should we batter him? Lets batter him." They kicked and punched him, then jumped and stood on his head. 


This is when Sophie interfered. She tried to shield him from more harm, and yelled at the "thugs" to leave him alone. 


They then turned on her. They first kicked her on the head and continued to stamp on her as she laid on the floor. 


The paramedics found them side-by-side on the floor, unconscious. They couldnt tell who was male and who was female, their face injuries where that severe. 


Sophie died two weeks later. Her boyfriend has made a partial recovery. 


In the end, they where attacked because of the way they dressed. And a girl lost her life. 





Her mom has created a foundation, the Sophie Lancaster Foundation or S.O.P.H.I.E. An acronym for Stamp Out Prejudice Hatred and Intolerence Everywhere. 










You can donate at the site, sophielancasterfoundation.com, to help Sophie's mother stamp out intolerence. Or you can buy a S.O.P.H.I.E wristbands and other merchandise, or a Sophie eye pencil from Illamasqua. 




Please help, dont let this happen again. 
























Lolita DIY


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Gothabilly



Gothabilly is an offshoot of rockabilly. The term was first used by a band called "The Cramps", even though they were more of a "surf rock sound". The term was popularized by a series of albums by Skully Records. The band is assosiated with gothic rock by their tendency to dress the part with fetish clothing and "outlandish makeup". 



The Cramps (seen above) are actually quite popular in the subculture and have been a influential to the psychobilly genre as well. 

Gothabilly music is really nothing more than a mix of the goth subculture and rockabilly music. It keeps the country and blues that influenced rockabilly but adds punk and goth rock. It has romantic, literary, occult, and religious themes. 






The fashion is 1950s inspired with rockabilly, gothic,and retro rock n' roll. A typical Gothabilly wardrobe would include stylized flames, 50s tattoes imagery, animals prints, creeper shoes, cherries, polka dots, pencil skirts, fishnet stockings, high heels, silks, satins, lace, corsets, velvet, top hats, PVC,and leather. 













Lolita Fashion: A Short Documentary





Hehe, I've told you I'm fascinated with the Gothic Lolita. Enjoy the documentary!! 




Monday, November 7, 2011

Gothic Fashion Show




I actually found this video by mistake. There are actually quite a lot of them out there. ^-^ Glad we are finding oursleves on runways. Although designers have always incorporated "gothic" elements in their work. ;) 

I actually like the male models the best :D

Music Monday



The song is "Innocent Child" by Arcana. 

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Goths and Highschool





Oh, my gothlings! I'm so sorry. My personal life has been getting in the way and preventing me from posting! Its my first year of highschool and we all know how that is! 


Trying to fit in and not giving up your self-expression. But actually, people have been open to goths entering their school. 


My friend and I are the only goths in our school. We where also the only ones in middle school. And she, shows off her choker (mine was destroyed in eight grade and I have not been able to replace it) and of course that raises eyebrows and questions. 


And my boyfriend has also wondered. Now everyone asks questions. The most common being, "What's the difference between goth and emo?" 


I try to make them understand that goth isn't just about wearing black. That it isn't about being crazy or depressed, but a way of finding beauty in the dark. In what people fear.


Some seem to get it. Others just give me more puzzled expressions. But I'm happy that they aren't judging us but trying to understand us. 

Sunday, October 9, 2011

DIY Fashion Video- Fishnets




My mom threw away my fishnets again, so this video helped me get new ones ^-^

Monday, September 19, 2011

Music Monday

The song is They're Coming To Take Me Away by Neuroticfish.

Neuroticfish is a German musical project whose sole member is Sascha Mario Klen who borrows electronic body music, future pop, and synthpop. Klen's inspirartion include Skinny Puppy, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, and The Cure.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Goth Goodies For the Home


While shopping on Amazon earlier i stumpled upon these beauties. 





A Blood Bath Mat.

A Vampire Bat Goblet. 

A blood shower curtain and much more!!!!

Just type in 'blood shower curtain' or 'gothic' in the department Home and Garden. So many trinkets for our house and rooms!!!





Go to Amazon for these goodies and more!!! 






Monday, September 12, 2011

Music Monday

I have decided to have a music video every monday. It will be a new feature. Enjoy.

Today's video is Winterborn by the Cruxshadows.


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Military Goth


I don't know what day it is where you live, but here in America it's 9/11. And I think most of us- if not all- know what happened today ten years ago..  Therefore, I thought this post appropriate. 


Another of our million fashion styles is Military Goth. It sprouted to life from Rivet-head, Punk, Fetish styles with a military twist. 

They can clothe from just a simple military jacket and black boots to army fatigues, miniskirts, and caps. 

This style of dress is a controversial topic amongst us. When people think of Goth they think of black-clad kids. Add some tattoes and military clothes, and they think we are in gangs or street crimes and neo-Nazism.

This is not the point. If we do wear these uniforms it's because we are doing so for irony, protest, or just want a shock feature. Most likey than not it is just a form of aesthetic. 

Makeup usually is stark and minimal or dramatic. Many goths will wear patterned or coloured contact lenses. 



Haircuts are usually things like mowhawks and undershaves, you know Rivethead or Punk inspired. 


And there are Goths who do serve in their military forces all around the world. 

Yours truly is in her highschool's JROTC or Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps. As a little girl I was always loved camouflage, and now I'm in a training experience for soldiers. Yes, we march, we have uniforms, and ranks. We also learn how to climb a rope, navigate ourselves from a forest, and rock climb-(the highranking officers get guns. they don't use them!! They just practice drills with them). Why not learn these skills and join your JROTC? They don't recruit for the military! No? What if I tell you the highest ranking officers, the elites, are trimmed with black!


Another cronterversial topic are medals. It is common to see Steampunks or Rivetheads with a fake military medal. But what about if it's real? What if its an actual Purple Heart or Victoria Cross?

Should we be allowed to wear them even if we didn't actual earn that honor? Like I said before, there are some Goths in the military. If they actually earned them, then why not?

But if you bought it on EBay, should you wear it to the club? Should you wear something that someone got by leaving their family and risking their lives? 

What about actual vintage uniforms? If you it's yours like mine, then sure. Go ahead! But if you purchased it? What then? Is this too much direspect? 

I don't think we should wear them if it's not really ours, we haven't earned them, and definetly not if you don't know what it means! Yes those medals mean something. The trimming and different coloured hats mean something as well!!

Of course I know the military gear is beautiful. I'm fond of it myself! But don't wear the real thing gothlings.

Here are a few mililtary goth clothes I hope you love. 
















Saturday, September 10, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Ice Goth


Ice Goth or Negative Goth is a goth style with the opposite color. Unlike most of us, wearing black, they wear white. 

They aren't really known, but they are quite popular. I, personally, have a few ice goth outfits. 

It is said ice goth popped up in the 80s. As well all know, not many of us can afford the beautiful and lovely clothes made by goth designers.  So some goths bought used wedding dresses or used their mother's, paired it up with their stompy boots, and their chocker. Of course, they can and do match their white with the occasional black. 


And they look extremely beautiful. Ice goth is popular amongst the Lolitas and they giving off an eerie and enchanting air in their ice goth wear. 


Do you not love her boots? 

Anyway, makeup is usually black-duh- on white skin. Lips can be white but typically they can be any color. You can also wear white eye makeup, this is mostly used by goths with darker skins. White on pale skin is pointless.

What you didn't know goths didn't have to be paled skinned? Well now you know. Remember I live in California- can you imagine my tan? I'll share a secret with you later... if I'm allowed.


P.S that's not me..








Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Sisters Of Mercy


The Sisters of Mercy is an English gothic rock group. One of The Big Five Every Goth Should Know. 

Along with The Cure, Bauhaus, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and Joy Division they lead the gothic movement. 
They are a beloved band and there is almost no goth alive or dead who did not have one albumn from these bands.


The band first preformed in 1979. They had their commerial- breakthrough in the mid-1980 *hem, hem, when goth was first said to have appeared* and kept it until the mid-1990s. This due to the strike agaisnt their record company. They accused them of withholding royalties and because of their "incompantence". 


The group ceased recording in 1993(the strike) and the company-Time Warner- let them go in 1997. The Sisters never signed to anothe label and chose not to go with an independent label. Now the Sisters of Mercy is the "artistic vehicle" of Andrew Eldritch( english frontman, singer, songwriter, and only remaining original member of the group).


The other members have formed bands known as the Ghost Dance and The Mission. 


Well, now that I've given you a short history I'll let you hear their music and let you decide what you think of them.  


Such a pity they're not perfoming together now, isn't it? Andrew still preforms every once in a while. I belive his most recent performance was in 2009 in Moscow. 















Saturday, September 3, 2011

Corporate Goth


Corporate Goth began as goths looking for jobs. Of course we can't all go to a job interview in Deathrocker or Victorian clothing, So goths had to adjust to dress codes in corporate situation without giving up their gothic tastes. Now, Corporate Goths are goths who dress in in this fashion claim to be more mature. The look has also become quite popular in the club scene as well. 

Corporate Goth fashion includes pant suits (black, dark grey, and pinstripe) a dressy blouse (with either silk, lace, or frills), black or red ties, and simple jewelry (spiders, coffins, or a black necklace). They still wear dark eye makeup, but they are less over the top. Lips are either nude or in an autumn color look such as a dark red, plum, etc. 



And now it is possible for us goths to have jobs but not lose our individuality. 



Thursday, September 1, 2011

Goths And Health

Not all goths enjoy sports. We can't always kick a ball with a 5-inch thick sole boot. But we still need to stay healthy. 

Adora BatBrat recommends the Montignac Method if you want to lose wait. Phase 1 will help you lose wait, Phase 2 will help you maintain that weight. 


But if you don't want to diet, why not try excersing every day? Don't want to run, do sit-ups, yoga, etc? Then try what Adora does!!



 Instead of an escalator or an elevator, try the old fashioned way- STAIRS!

Like Adora, for this month of September I will ONLY use stairs if the option is avliable to me. I think we all need some work-out in our lives. ♥

Until later my babygoths!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Deathrocker



Deathrockers is a subset of punk-goth (obviously a subset of goth). Deathrock incorpotates horror elements and spooky athmospherics. It first emerged in 1979 on the west coast of the USA.

Deathrock songs include simple chords, echoing guitars, a prominent bass, and drums repeating post-punk beats on a 4/4 beat. "Scratchy" guitars are sometimes used to create atmosphere.

Lyrics vary. Typically they are intospective and surreal dealing with isolation, disullosianment, loss, life, depression, death, etc. Style can vary from harsh and melancholic- upbeat.

With the heavy atmosphere and rhymthic music, lead singers are demanded to to covey complex emotions thus they usually have strong stage presences. 

The stereotyped deathrocker has fishnets, horror movie makeup, band logos, huge hair( You can usually tell they're a deathrocker by the hair. How could you miss it?), zombies, bats, death, and so on.

Bands A Deathrocker Might Have On Their IPod

. The Flesh Eaters
. Christain Death
. Voodoo Church
. Sex Gang Children
. Alien Sex Fiend 
. Gun Club
. 45 Grave
. Cancer Bats
. Drop Dead Festival
. Kommunity KF
. Radio Werewolf
. UK Decay
. Scary Bitches



One of my favorite bands as well as one of my favorite songs. This is a 'harsher' song but I think it has more melody. 



A video of how deathrock has evolved. The song is Romeo's Distress by Christian Death. 









Most Deathrockers style their hair in the "Deathhawk". This is Goth's take on the Punk's Mohawk. 




Of course, there are a few who break this rule...