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.