Friday, 27 September 2013

First of October

You know it's gonna be a good month when you get to go see
awesome music on the first.

Picture of Velvet Acid Christ

For darklings in the Ottawa area, Velvet Acid Christ is coming to Zaphod Beeblbrox.


Twiggy Pop

Thursday, 26 September 2013


I really love when Fashion shows bring an alternative edge and defy the status quo in every way they can think of. The Rick Owens Spring Summer 2014 show for his clothing line "Vicious" does just that.

Love it.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Charming Lighting

Charming Lighting by goth-proxy featuring black and white shades

One of the best ways to get over the blahs of living in the "real world," that is to say, the lifestyle one might have to take up to be "adults," is decorating your home in oddities. I encourage you to create your own home DIY projects inspired by these charming oddities, but if you aren't for that, or don't have the time, or simply wish to splurge on some fabulous home decor, here five lamps (almost) under $50 that I've been coveting for my own home.  

  1. This Hanging Lamp that looks a tad bit Art Nouveau. ($51)
    Bronze lighting

  2. This Gloriously Red Chandelier. ($51)
  3. Red chandelier

  4. This Lamp Shade that makes me think of Moulin Rouge. ($40)

  5. This Woven Pendant Light that looks like fairies live inside. ($51)
    Ball lamp

  6. This Looming Buffet Lamp. ($30)
    Black and white shades

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Fall Transitions

Hello Darklings!

As the autumn equinox grows closer, the days grow short and the weather gets colder, we must put away our t-shirts and mini skirts and sandals and wear cozy sweaters leather coats and boots....

That doesn't sound hard. Not for one with goth tendencies anyways.
In fact, we revel in the cool weather. Layering black on black on black with heavy boots is what we do best. I personally love the heat, but I do have to admit most of my wardrobe, and many of my favorite outfits, are better suited for the cooler weather. and as some one who is always cold, it's nice to not have people questioning why I'm wearing a sweater and jacket.

Office tips

  1. It's easy to wear lots of dark colours and layers in the fall, and the goth look sort of naturally finds it's way into our outfits... On one hand, it's excellent that this is the style so we can feel more free to wear lots of dark colours with out being "too out there." But be careful, don't forget about the office setting you work in and keep in mind what will be appropriate for the environment. You don't want to scare your boss too much.
  2. (If you wear make-up) Try a lighter shade of make up. Neutral earthy tones and golds work well at this time of year, and present a nice alternative to black eye liner. They soften the lines and can reduce the "harshness" of an outfit.

  3. Knits are great. In the fall, heavy course fabrics and leather are a style staple, but too much can leave you looking like your ready for a gothy outfit, not work. Soften the look with knitted sweaters or shrugs.
  4. Greys and neutral tones are your friends. I wear black jeans / dress pants, a black long sleeved shirt and a black blazer, topped off with a black scarf and black shoes . While I love this look, it might not be the best for the office, most would say I look like I'm ready for a funeral. Some times this look works fine, and it really depends on your office environment. But when in doubt, introduce a pop of color, or try out some neutral tones and lighter greys.

Monday, 9 September 2013

From the office to the club

From the office to the club by goth-proxy featuring black bags

As a fan of alternative subculture, you will find yourself still going to goth bars, going to punk shows, going to meet ups and "fancy" fun dinners with your alternative buddies outside your working hours. And so you should! But first you go home to change, because there's no way you'd go out in a blazer and your one good pair of black tights that have no holes. 
But what do you do when you work far from home, your outing is right after work or going home to change simply isn't an option?
Never fear, options are available.
Read more after the break.