Thursday, January 29, 2015

Haute Goth Report: Spring 2015, Early Fall 2015

The runways are just filled with dark fashion, it seems.

Undercover RTW Spring 2015
(there are those sheers...I like this super-duper sheer)

Barbara I Gongini Black Line Runway AW2013
( old picture but i love this side ponytail)
Hanley Mellon Pre-Fall 2015
(Nice for work)
The Row RTW Spring 2015
(there were a few antique-looking purses. bookmarked this for a later DIY)
Tom Ford RTW Spring 2015
A little too "runway" but you could totally wear the sheer dress over a slip or thigh-length dress
Blugirl RTW Spring 2015
(teh grunge...)
Aeneas Erlking RTW Spring 2015
(I think the hair/makeup artist is reading your blog, N. Finsternis)
Marchesa Voyage Resort 2015
(more antiques)

Alexandre Vauthier Couture Spring 2014

(cool bodysuit)
David Koma RTW Fall 2014

Red Valentino Pre-Fall 2015
(can prep-goth be the next thing? I love this)
Alexander Lewis prefall 2015

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Pre-Fall 2015
(for red+black week)
Marcelo Burlon RTW Spring 2015 
House of Holland Pre-Fall 2015 (aw i used to have a jacket just like this...)
Tia Cibani Pre-Fall 2015
(this is what my hair looks like when it's all grown)
Masha Ma RTW Spring 2015

See anything you like? Did I miss a collection?

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Undereye Cat's Eye

These days my hair's just going wild, my eyebrows have grown out, and I'm bumming around in a sweatshirt (I took some vacation time). Maybe a new makeup look will cheer me up. Since I really don't like how a regular cat's eye eyeliner looks on my eye, I decided to try out an undereye cat's eye. I also tried out my new Maybelline gel/cream eyeshadow. I'm not sure if I prefer it over liquid eyeliner. It's hard to do Kohl eyes with a brush and it's not as smooth an application as liquid. You can get much thinner lines than a pencil though.

The thing about about only using black eyeliner is that it  always makes your eye look smaller. This drives me crazy. It reminds me of the kind of "dark" makeup you did in junior high because you didn't know any better...since I don't want to shame these kids, here's a picture of a celebrity to illustrate my point:

So maybe doing the bottom half will look better? Eh:

emo werewolf is hunting you

Saturday, January 17, 2015

new logo

Got a new logo for the blog. The original one that's been up since the beginning (2010) was something that I hand-drew and took a photo of and photoshopped it to look pixelated. Yes, this is what my real-life handwriting looks like:

Monday, January 12, 2015

2015 Pantone Color of the Year

The color gods at Pantone have declared their 2015 color of the year. BEHOLD the glory of pantone number 18-1438: Marsala. (Red-brown.)

Pastel goths were lucky last year with Radiant Orchid (link will take you to my post on it). This year, Mori girls rejoice for your time has come. From the press release:

Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Death Becomes Her: Victorian Mourning Exhibit

Saw the Victorian Mourning Exhibit at the Met last week. The exhibit was great, but smaller than past fashion exhibits. Really great selection of artifacts though, including a dress worn by Queen Victoria. Stark white walls and curtains showed off the dresses nicely. Sad period-appropriate music also played. I took photos of some of the captions. In this post, the captions are below the thing they are describing.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! 

Another year! Life flies by. I've been enjoying reading your "looking back" on 2014 posts. Seems like an exciting year for all of you. Like last year, I randomly drew a tarot card for this year. The year 2015 is the year of "The Lovers"
the tarot card is from the Running Press deck, drawn by Julie of my favorite decks. I've surrounded the card with my wedding ring, my engagement ring, and a pearl/diamond necklace that's been worn in weddings for 4 generations. The magnifying glass necklace was a wedding anniversary gift from my husband.
The Lovers card is pretty obvious. It signifies love, relationships, desire. It's a positive card. So this year, remember that there's someone who loves you. It may or may not be a family member or a significant other. Your friends also love you in their own way. Even the people you work with--after all, nothing could get done unless there's some kind of mutual respect between you and your coworkers. In business texts they call these "working relationships" since, after all, they are relationships. Your friends online also care about you--at most, they care deeply about you personally and stay up worrying. At the very least, your posts lighten up that person's day and provide some escape. They inspire.

No one exists in a vacuum, people can't unsee you or unhear what you've said. You matter and your actions tie you to other humans. So let's love one another, yes?

SORRY ABOUT THE SAPPY STUFF. I got a sappy card this year! It's gonna be a sappy year.

Does the lovers card relate to you?

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Trend Predictions: 2015

Following last year's dark fashion predictions, here are my trend predictions for 2015, and with a brief note if my 2014 trend predictions came true this year! Overall I think it's going to be a more toned-down look next year.

Goth Trend: I kinda feel the stereotypical "nu-goth" look with the over-the-top satanic panic symbols and big occult stuff will kind of die down to a more old-school goth look (except with 90s hair), meaning a more hair-makeup look with normal, trendy street clothes (in black). Goth brand clothes will continue to take a hit as people stop at regular shops.
 (Last year: Said the nugoth look was going to win over pastel goth. yeah, I'd say so. In real life, I've seen way more nugoth people than pastel goth. and online as well)