Wednesday, 23 October 2013

These Are Easy DIYs, why buy them?

Just don't...

Just don't... by goth-proxy featuring a herb scissors





 Okay, so (one of) my biggest pet peeves with fashion (it's in the mainstream and the alternative brands) is "pre-shredded" clothing. There are two kinds: 
  1. The kind that looks ripped and torn and weathered, common in jeans/ denim items, as well as the spider web effect found in shredded jersey material and nylon stockings.
  2. The kind that is pristine cut holes or slits, most of what is shown in the image above.
Both bother me immensely. (1) If your clothing is already falling apart when you buy it, there's an issue. (2) If you are being charged full price / more for a tshirt with holes cut in it there's a problem.

Rant after the break!

Monday, 21 October 2013

Monday, 14 October 2013

6 lipstick alternatives to black

6 lipstick alternatives to black

6 lipstick alternatives to black by goth-proxy


Black lipstick is a staple of any goth make up bag for girls and boys alike.But wear the same thing everyday can be abit repetitive. (I get bored of wearing the same thing personally.) There are also those of us who don't feel comfortable in black lipstick, or don't feel it suits us. So if you are bored, not ready for full out black lipstick, don't feel it suits you or simply want something new to add to your make up collection, here are my 6 favorite lipstick color alternatives:

  1. Super vibrant: Try something totally out there like a magenta or blue lipstick for an equally extreme, yet freshly unique alternative to black lipstick.

  2. Plum, Purple, Violet Tones: Not ready for vibrant blue? Try a toned down plum color (or a violet-red tone) for dark lips with a little color.

  3. Oxblood Red: Almost black but not quite, and a bit more natural than purple or blue. You might even be able to wear it in the office...

  4. Nude: Match it to your skin tone or even go a few shades lighter for an eerie, ghostly look. Alternatively, keep it close enough to your natural color to give a very subtle ghostly pale look to your lips but still be appropriate for work. (you don't have to be lily white for this to work, just find a shade close enough to your own tones.)

  5. Classic Red: Red is a great place to start if you want to get used to lipstick and aren't ready for the more extreme looks. To really ease your self in get a red lip-stain instead, as they tend to look more natural.

  6.  Chocolate: A dark brown that's almost black will look more natural but deliver the same exaggerated lip look. Also try out the opposite technique to the nude style-- match it to your skin tone an go a few shades darker until you are comfortable. Bonus points: this will probably but work appropriate. Use your best judgement.

What are your favorite lipstick looks darklings?

Twiggy  Pop



Thursday, 10 October 2013

Oh la la. Make-up Galore.

Twiggy goes to the Revlon sale! 



I have to admit, I'm not a frequent make-up wearer... but I enjoy a good sale just as much as the next person, and having decent quality make up on hand is always a plus when I do decide to wear it.

My make-up buys include:

Make-up remover wipes - because clean skin is a good thing.
New Mascara - because my other mascara is getting old, and you should replace mascara every six months or so anyways.
PINK lipstick - because I can.
Creme eyeshadow- because it had lime green and I felt like it would be fun to add some color to my pallet. (as it is now, I own a lot of variations on black eyeshadow...)
NAIL POLISH - because it's fun. even though it won't stay on my nails for more than two days...
Some weird foundation thing - I dunno. I don't do foundation. At all. I've never actually used it. But I thought it might be handy for costumes, photoshoots etc. I have notorious dark circles under my eyes.


Woo. Make Up.
I've never had the dedication to paint my face daily but I know some who won't leave home without their black lips and heavy eyeliner.

How about you, darklings? Do you wear make up, and if so how dedicated are you?


Twiggy Pop


 

Monday, 7 October 2013

Alternative Runway Fall 2013 (Haute Goth)


Thursday, 3 October 2013

October is the Spooky Month!

And it's usually full of fun events for all kinds of alternative tastes.









Here's a List of things to do that might be fun for you!


On going (Not specific to October but still fun):


Death Disco
Every Saturday Night at Swizzles Bar

Industrial Nights
Every Tuesday at Zaphod Beeblebrox Bar in the Byward Market
(Zaphod's hosts alternative music of many genres, check out their full listing. )


Specific To October Fun:


Saunders Farm Haunted Nights
When: All of October
Where:Saunders Farm - 7893 Bleeks Road
*Family Friendly, although not recommended for kids under 10 years

Ottawa Haunted Walks
When: Varying Schedule for the mont of October. Check Link Provided.
Where: 46½ Sparks Street (near the corner of Sparks & Elgin ) 
*Family Friendly


Comic Book Shoppe October Geekery:
When: They've got events going all month long. If this is your scene, check it out.
Where:1400 Clyde Avenue & 228 Bank Street (Most event's scheduled for Clyde Location)

Ottawa Zombie Walk
Details TBA

Basia Bulat, Evening Hymns
When: October 5
Where: NAC Theatre (53 Elgin st.)

Paper Lions, Teenage Kicks and more
When: October 10
Where: Zaphods

Sexapalooza!
When: October 18-20
Where: Ernst and Young Center

Ottawa Geek Market (Cosplay, Comics, Carnival Diablo and More)
When: October 19-October 20
Where: Carleton University

Punk Ottawa presents Protest the Hero
When:October 21 - more info
Where:Ritual Sun

Bat Madness: Cancer Bats and Bat Sabbath
When: October 19
Where: Mavericks

Zombies and Pretty Things Halloween Party
When: October 30
Where: Swizzles

Dark Carnival Halloween Party
When: October 31-November 2 (Two days of partying?)
Where: Zaphods

The Black Dahlia Murder, Skeletonwitch, Fallujah, Noisem
When: October 31
Where: Ritual Bar


More to be added as I find them.

(For more show listing's, check out Punk Ottawa.com)



Have Fun, Be safe!

Twiggy Pop

Velvet Acid Christ and Twilight Garden.

Oh look pictures from photographer Petr Maur.




Oh neat, I'm in this picture! Such a happy bunch of goths.



It was an awesome show. I had a lot of fun. Both bands were amazing. Although there were some issues at the border so they couldn't bring all the merchandise with them, which made me kinda sad.

Overall though, it was an fabulous night!

Twiggy Pop