A Closeted Goth Girl Trying to Make it in the Professional World

Friday, December 25, 2015

Season's Greeting and Happy Holiday

Well it's that time of the year again! I have to say that I really don't enjoy the Xmas season as much as I used to. It is our busiest time of the year at work, the hours are sh*tty, people tend to be in a foul mood and things often devolve into a total gong show. I only have one day off out of 7 this week so unfortunately I cannot go to my hometown to see my family for Xmas. On a more positive note, I have recently gone to some Xmas movies (National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - aka the best movie ever & Krampus) and watched some Christmas specials (Trailer Park Boys!!) with friends so that has been really nice.  Also, my sister and her husband visited last month and so did my parents.......we had turkey dinner in November which was fun!
Anyways, I have been feeling a bit deranged for some reason this holiday season. My outfit, which was worn to attend a screening of Christmas Vacation, reflects this. 

DERANGED XMAS OUTFIT


Hair accessory: A Christmas ornament that I stuck to my head with bobby pins.
Earrings and socks: WM
Sweater: Vintage
Skirt: Target
Tights: American Apparel
Boots: Guess

Since I was feeling truly deranged, I wore green eyeshadow on one eye and red on the other. VERY FESTIVE!! Unfortunately for my dignity, this outfit was seen in public other than at a Christmas movie.....something was wrong with my cat earlier in the day so I had to make an unexpected trip to the vet to get him checked out. (He's fine now!) Thankfully the people at the vet clinic are all true professionals so no one said anything.


FESTIVE TRIMMINGS

Really irritating and loud jingle ball earrings, Lise Watier Gloss Festive in Gold and Eye Glitter Liner in Golden Green, Christmas ornament that I stuck in my hair, and Sugarpill Chromalusts in Goldilux, Junebug, and Asylum. 
Adding a Santa hat to the large skull that resides in my living room was a very festive touch. This pairs well with our black Xmas tree.
Something that has been keeping me amused lately is the pluralizing problem I have noticed on various holiday cards, sweaters, and decorations. I keep seeing things that say "Happy Holiday" or "Season's Greeting" rather than "Happy Holidays" and "Season's Greetings" as they are supposed to say. I don't know why I find this so funny but I am hysterical whenever I see this (see above re: deranged). Therefore, I shall end this post by saying SEASON'S GREETING and HAPPY HOLIDAY to you all! I hope you enjoy any celebrations you may take part in at this time of the year!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Kraftwerk Concert

A few months ago, I went to see Kraftwerk in concert. I considered it quite a privilege as this was not a band I ever thought I would see live! I wore a long dress from Futurstate clothing (they're Canadian!!) I love wearing it as it is a nice example of classy cyber fashion (and it's comfortable, too!) It has a slit in the back of the skirt part so I wore my Demonia Cyber Crypto boots. 

The concert was just awesome, I was blown away! When we got there we were given 3-D glasses.....that's why the pictures below look funny, the graphics on the screen behind them are meant to be viewed with the glasses. Too bad it was a sit-down concert, I think it would be fun to dance to it. If you ever get a chance to see them I would highly recommend going!

THE EQUIPMENT

EYES: Sleek Sparkle Palette, Sugarpill Tiara, Urban Decay Uzi Eyeliner and Eyeshadow, Annabelle Eye Glitter Liner in Plutonium, Inglot Liquid Eyeliner 27, Sugarpill False Lashes in Paparazzi.
CHEEKS: A Hot Mess Cosmetics Blush in Last Day on Earth (made by me).
LIPS: NYX Lip Pencil in Deep Red, NARS Hardwired lipstick in Deadly Catch.



THE EYES



THE OUTFIT


Earrings: Le Chateau
Light up LED Necklace: My Little Ponytail
Top: 24RHRS
Dress: Futurstate Clothing
Corset: From Camden Market shop
Boots: Demonia Cyber Crypto

BOOTS


GRATUITOUS CONCERT PHOTOS






One of the parts of the concert that was pretty neat was when they showed a UFO/spaceship flying through space. Eventually it zoomed in on the earth until it got to our location and landed in front of the concert hall we were in!






Are you a Kraftwerk fan? Have you ever seen them in concert?

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Killstar Lunar Skater Dress

  The skater dress has become somewhat ubiquitous in clothing stores that I shop in lately. Usually when I see them, I write them off as too cutesy; I feel I am a bit too old* to wear them. Despite this, I just couldn't resist the phases of the moon print on the Killstar Lunar Skater Dress...I just LOVE anything space themed! The skater dress style is too short for me to wear strictly as a dress; I have made it work in my wardrobe by using it like a tunic to layer under cropped jackets and over leggings. I enjoy this sort of outfit for attending more casual events; the outfit on the right was worn to an outdoor food truck event that is held several times a year where I live. Due to its ability to be layered, I have been able to make many outfits with this dress since I bought it! 

OUTFITS


Galaxy print scarf (right): Gift from a friend
Jacket: Le Chateau
Leggings: Lululemon
Shoes (left): Ratchet by Elly Clay


The leggings used for these outfits have also been worn a lot since I got them. I usually do not care for the trend of incorporating athletic/activewear into outfits but I could not resist these! A friend who wears that brand a lot pointed them out to me.

Do you ever wear skater dresses? What are your feelings on using activewear pieces in your daily outfits?

*DISCLAIMER: My statement about feeling to old to wear certain things reflects my own feelings about how I look and my personal style. My comment is not meant to be aimed at other people, I am a huge supporter of wearing what you feel good in at any age!*

Monday, November 30, 2015

Cyber Monday

It is Cyber Monday so therefore I shall post a cyber goth look. If you have ever been a cyber goth, you have probably been tempted to do a look inspired by Pris from Blade Runner. I was tempted long ago and got it out of my system.


Wearing Morgana Cryptoria Lipstick in Lady Grey
I have heard that they are making a sequel to Blade Runner. That movie is pretty much a classic so hopefully they don't f*ck it up. 

Friday, November 27, 2015

Black Friday

It is Black Friday and therefore I shall be posting a goth look. I apologize for my very late comments on other people's blogs; I have been been busy this November! I went to Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago and my family also came for a visit so I haven't been on the computer much.

FACE: MAC Prep and Prime, MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NC15, MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC15.
BROWS: MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Stud.
CHEEKS: My Pretty Zombie Drugs Like Me Blush in LSD.
LIPS: MAC Nightmoth Lip Pencil and OCC Lip Tar in Technopagan.
EYES: Base: UDPP and MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre.
Shadows: Essence Alice Had a Vision Again Pigment, Sugarpill Weekender, A Hot Mess Cosmetics eye shadow in Violet Storm, Urban Decay Gravity eye shadow from the Dangerous Palette.
Liners: Geisha Ink, UD 24/7 Liner in Ransom, Annabelle Glitterama Liquid Eyeliner in Violet Venus.
Mascara: Clinique High Impact Mascara.
False Lashes: Illamasqua Bat Lashes.

THE EQUIPMENT


THE LIPS

Now that I see this up close I can see I did a terrible job lol!

THE EYES




THE LOOK



THE OUTFIT


Hair flower: Made by my friend.
Shrug: Lip Service.
Corset: Sweet Carousel Corsetry
Skirt: A friend gave it to me when she cleaned out her closet, it is black PVC with purple stitching!
Boots: Demonia.

Did you find any good Black Friday deals?

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Vegas 2014

Hello everyone, hope you all had a great Halloween! 

Last year, I was in Las Vegas with friends for Halloween. Here are some random pictures from my trip!

Freemont Street



They have a Tiki bar Called Frankie's Tiki Room off the strip which offers some VERY potent cocktails! It was pretty fun, they had a bunch of people working there in costume for Halloween playing different roles when you would talk to them. They had a guy come to our table and read Tarot cards for us which was quite amusing.



After seeing the Zombie Burlesque Show




Fun fact about me: I am scared of David Copperfield.

HELP!!!

Cirque Du Soleil



Note that I do not actually smoke, we just found bejewelled cigarette holders and felt that Vegas was an very fitting place to pretend to use them lol!


Star Trek Costumes


What did you do for Halloween this year?

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Halloween Tag!

THE HALLOWEEN TAG

1. Favorite Halloween song?

AFI's cover of Halloween by the Misfits.


2. Witch or Vampire?

I'm going to have to say Vampire because then I could live forever!! I think it is quite fascinating to see how things change over time so quickly; for example, when my parents were kids colour TV was brand new and now we are all carrying around tiny computers with us every day!  I would like to be around to see things like how technology advances and what happens to our environment. Also, I could get away with wearing a cape and swooping around in the night. That too.

Also, isn't Alexander Skarsgard a vampire or something?



Vampire it is.

3. Favorite thing about Halloween?

The costumes and the parties! Being able to get away with wearing spider webs and skulls and black and orange without getting the side-eye.

4. Halloween party or scary movie marathon?

PARTYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!! I actually don't like horror movies very much.

5. Skeletons or Zombies?

SKELETONS. Especially dancing skeletons!

If you know what this is from I love you.


6. Favorite Halloween candy?

Individually wrapped Reese Peanut Butter Cups.

7. Favorite Halloween movie?

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is always a good one to watch around Halloween. Mindless Indulgence mentioned Ginger Snaps which is an old favourite as well (and it's Canadian!)

8. Favorite Halloween costume?

When me and my best friend did Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn.


9. Favorite Halloween store?

I guess I would have to say Michael's or Fabricland as I get most of my costume supplies from there. Pottery Barn always has nice Halloween home decor items.

10. Jack-o-lanterns, yes or no?

Oh yes. Unfortunately, my carving skills are somewhat lacking. 


I got a white pumpkin for this year, I want to make some sort of skull out of it. I'm sure that will go well ;P

11. Bats or Black Cats?

BOTH.

12. Is Halloween your favorite holiday?

Awww yeeah.

13. Pumpkin spice latte or hot chocolate?

NEITHER.
 If I had to name a Halloween drink, I would have to say cocktails made with Blavod black vodka.



Thanks to Coffin Kitsch for the tag! I wasn't really feeling Halloween this year for some reason (blasphemy!) Last week I started to make my costume and I finally started to get excited! I need to get my sh*t together and get my costume done, I have been making a viking costume out of upholstery fabric........we'll see how that turns out!

9 more days until Halloween!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Black and Yellow

It's Saturday so that means it's clubbing outfit time! These pictures are not from today, I am otherwise occupied this weekend. For this look I wore one of my favourite latex dresses and paired it with bright yellow eyeshadow and graphic liner.

FACE: MAC Prep and Prime, MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NC15, MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC15.
BROWS: Lime Crime Quill.
LIPS: MAC Media Lipstick.
CHEEKS: A Hot Mess Cosmetics Blush in Last Day on Earth (Made by me).
EYES: Base: UDPP and MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre.
Shadows: Medusa's Makeup Eye Dust in Big Bird, Sugarpill ElektroCute in Hi-Viz, Inglot Matte 343 and 353.
Liners: Lime Crime Quill, UD Perversion.
Mascara: Too Faced Better Than Sex.

THE EQUIPMENT


THE LIPS


THE EYES



THE LOOK


THE OUTFIT


Synth Dreads: Made by me.
Necklace: ArtWithLatex
Bracelet: Le Chateau
Dress: Polymorphe
Tights: Ebay
Boots: Demonia

PSA: Leaving your condoms on the floor of the club may lead to unsafe sexual intercourse.
What are you up to this weekend?