Monday, 29 June 2015

Week in Review 8 june onwards

 

 8-14 June

What I did
birthday lunch with family
Walking dogs at Gosford Dog Paws

Reading
Briar Queen by Katherine Harbour (must read)

Watching
Backbeat (The early Beatles in Berlin)
Kung Fury (short comedy film)

15-21 June

What I did
Stencilled Robert Smith jacket
Saw friends Bryce and Kat
Went to an engagement party for a friend

Reading
Grasshopper by Barbara Vine
House of Storms by Ian MacLeod

Watching
I Shot Andy Warhol
Jurassic World
Penny Dreadful
Orlando (Tilda Swinton)
Jubilee (Derek Jarman)
When Marnie Was There (Ghibli)

22- 28 June

What I did
High tea with grandma
Bleached hair again (not a good idea)

Reading
The Gathering by Isobelle Carmody
Melinda's review of Thorn Jack and Katherine Harbour interview
The Witch of Belladonna by by Suzanne Palmieri (must read)

Watching
Man and Beast doco (final part) by Martin Clunes (unfortunately missed the others)
Party Monster
The Enchanted Parlour on YouTube
Basquiat
Factory Girl
Jersey Boys

Listening to
The Smiths
The Mission
Peter Murphy
Celtic Woman
Jill Tracy

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Purple Eyes


Eyeshadow- I think it was Headhunter by Medusa's Makeup, either that or Maneater
Eyeliner- Rimmel pencils in black and white (inner eye)
Lipstick- Mode in Daredevil






Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Goth Crafts: Stencil jacket

When I found this jacket I knew that it would be perfect a couple sizes too big with a stencil of Robert Smith on the back.

First I found a nice free stencil online (actually really easy, just google it), printed it off, cut it out very slowly and carefully with nail scissors ( took about 15, 20 min and my fingers really hurt afterwards).

I got this great paint from the local craft store that you mix with acrylic paint to make fabric paint. 

Fabric paint always leaks through material a bit, so put plastic or newspaper underneath if you don' t want to make a mess of the floor, not sure how easily it comes off!









Once it was dry to the touch I put it on a hanger to dry overnight. The instructions for this one are to dry for 24 hours then iron. I Used a towel when ironing, just to prevent any possible uron ruining.




And here it is, looking pretty awesome, plus DIYing was a big part of 80s Trad Goth culture!

I am really happy with it!

Friday, 19 June 2015

Goffee Outfit


Goffee: Goth and Alternative Coffee meet up arranged by my friend Amy.


Dress from opshop
Ankh earrings from Starfish


Makeup
Eyeshadow- Amulet by Medusa's Makeup (unfortunately the silver glittery effect doesn't come out well in the picture)
Rimmel eye pencils in black and white (corner of eye)
Black Rose lipstick by Manic Panic





Jawbreaker cardi

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

30 Day Goth Challenge Days 13- 18


Day 13 – What was your first band t-shirt? 

Ummm probably Marilyn Manson. Yes, I know he's not Goth and all that. I don't really wear t-shirts and vests, they aren't very flattering on me. I look best in Empire Waisted dresses, loose jumpers and jackets.
 
Day 14 – What was your best and worst DIY disaster. 

That's really hard. I guess my worst would probably be something that never made it to being a piece of clothing, I have had many of those. Most of my DIYing is sewing, so many things have never made it past mock up stage.

My best DIY... hmmm wait and see...
 
Day 15 – Your favourite or most expensive item in your wardrobe.

The dress in my the post My Favourite Dress. It was a great mark down in price but it just looks great!
 
Day 16 – What’s the most casual you’ve ever dressed? 

As a Goth or just generally? I assume that doesn't include walking around the house in PJs in Winter, ha ha. When I dress Goth I tend to usually dress in a cute dress. My most casual outfits would probably just be neutral things if I am running down the road to get food or if I am sick and going to the doctor in which case I don't bother to try and look nice and could be wearing some combo of a skirt, leggings, a black jumper and maybe one of my boyfriend's jumpers on top.

Day 17 – Your favourite Goth brand.  

My favourite brands would probably be Hell Bunny, Jawbreaker and Sourpuss. I have a few cute dresses and cardis from them. Somnium Dantis is kind of a 'in my dreams' brand that I will probably never be able to justify the expense of. I would also love to have some of Gloomth's dresses.

Day 18 – Worst hair experience.

I have pretty much melted my hair with bleach a few times. Once I also turned the roots grey.

Because I was bored, here's a Lydia Deetz kitten for you:

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Weeks in Review 25th May to 7th June



Monday 25th- Sunday 31st May

What I Did
Goffee (Goth meet for Coffee)
Writing

Reading
Tara Road by Maeve Binchy
Facing the Music by Mary Nickson
The Witch of Bourbon Streetby Suzanne Palmieri
Poetry (Keats, Shelley, Coleridge etc)
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Watching
Movies
Mad Max Fury Road
27 Dresses
The Sapphires
The 100 Foot Journey

TV
Louis Theroux's LA Stories City of Dogs

Listening to
London After Midnight
l'ame Immortelle



Monday 1st June- Sunday 7th June

What I Did
Volunteering at Gosford Dog Paws (will write more about it soon)
Took myself for pancakes, yum!
Had a lovely roast dinner for my birthday
Frozen cake (as in the movie) for my birthday
Issy had peppermint tea

Reading
The Witch of Bourbon Street by Suzanne Palmieri
Bones and Heart: A Night and Nothing short tale by Katherine Harbour
Briar Queen by Katherine Harbour 
Fallen by Lauren Kate

Listening to a mix of:

Inkubus Sukkubus
Nick Cave
The Sisters of Mercy
The Cure
London After Midnight
The Tea Party
Peter Murphy
Nox Arcana
Theatre of Tragedy
Deine Lakaien
Fields of the Nephilim
The March Violets
The Witching Hour UK
Nosferatu
Lestat
Autumn Tears

Monday, 8 June 2015

The Witch of Bourbon Street

 

Novel by Suzanne Palmieri

Pre-release eBook on netgalley, book to come out about 15th June.

I absolutely loved this book, and give it my full recommendation. In this book, Palmieri creates a strong sense of the landscape of community of New Orleans and the Louisiana bayou. The magical elements are intriguing and believable, but the focus remains on the characters. We meet a wonderful cast of quirky people, the strange Sorrow family of the Tivoli Parish, an old and once noble family now laughed at, while sometimes admired for their supposed magical powers that mostly seem to take the form of telling futures at 13 Bourbon Street.

Frances Sorrow was meant to save the family, but she lost faith in herself and in her magic a long time ago, now things are changing and it is finally time to put her life and her family back together. 

This is a great story about fixing your mistakes, about the importance of family, and about how nobody is perfect. It is a story about magic, but also about the magic in friendship, family and accepting yourself for who you are. 

Running a parallel to the modern day story is the mystery of the the murder and disappearance of the old Sorrow family, the ancestors a hundred years ago, which has bearing on present events.

The book has a bit of a Gothic feel to it, and a wonderful sense of magic and the lively and unique lifestyle of Louisiana. I really enjoyed my visits to Tivoli Parish and Bourbon Street! I really loved the big old house with the plants getting in through the holes in the roof. It was also a nice reminder that it is never too late to fix your mistakes and make things right.

6 stars out of 5

Goth- Just a Phase? Survey

 If you consider yourself a Goth take a look at this page and the questionnaires. The researcher is a member of the Goth community and trying to get some statistics. They are especially looking for ElderGoths or older members of the Goth community.


Friday, 5 June 2015

My Favourite dress


Necklace- Curiology on Etsy
Jawbreaker Black Rose dress- probably my favourite dress
Jacket- Chicstar 
 





The detail on this dress is ridiculously complex and beautiful!



Eyeshadow: Liger by Medusa's Makeup
Lipstick: Black Rose by Manic Panic

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

An Important Cause: Stop Backyard Breeding


"Time for Nine is a Non Profit Organisation who after the horrific bludgeoning of nine puppies in Kurri Kurri, NSW are seeking change...change to animal abuse laws, desexing of companion animals and to STOP backyard breeding.

We need your help...our first television commercial campaign will focus on making the public aware companion animals are NOT a commodity.

Production costs are being kindly donated...but we are seeking help with the cost of airtime on NBN, Prime Television and SCB10.

The commercial will be released 1 July 2015"


Lucky, the survivor of the Kurri Kurri puppies.