Sunday, February 26, 2012

Goth Tip #2

Put on your boots BEFORE your corset!
Your corset is the last thing you do before heading out the door. Or if you're like me, wait until you get to your desination and do your corset up in the carpark (with a friend to help)
It's hard and uncomfortable to sit down in a car with your corset on, even harder to put on boots.

Dinner With The Loft Crew

Last Thursday my boss from The Loft took all the DJs out for dinner. We were originally going to go to a Mexican place, but they had a hour waiting time. Instead we went to this really cute Japanese place. It was very traditional, we had to take off our shoes and sit at a low table.
My boss ordered heaps of entrees, they had the raw thinly sliced beef that was interesting to try (yummy too!). I had katsu pork for my main, it came stuffed with cheese.
My boss ordered a $150 lobster for himself!

It was great to be able to talk to my fellow DJs without having to yell over loud music like at the club. Everyone was so nice and we had lots to talk about. Afterwards we had drinks (I had a mocktail) and went to karaoke! I didn't sing anything, but I would have liked to sing Planet Earth by Duran Duran (the only decent song on the list).

I wore my crushed velvet shirt that I haven't worn in ages. I've had it since I was in high school. It's a bit difficult to wear because it's too hot in summer and too cold in winter. It gets hot when I dance in it too. So it's one of those things that I have to find the right occasion to wear. It's strange because I also feel frumpy while wearing the top.
I layered my square handkerchief lace skirt over my circle skirt.

Crushed velvet top: Kmart
Belt: Torrid
Lace skirt: Chain Reaction
Circle skirt: Evans
Tights: We Love Colors
Boots: Demonia

In other news: I got the other side of my nose repierced. My nose is a strange shape, so my piercer had to do it three times! :(
She also changed my ear jewelry around, as they weren't healing properly (I went to a backyard piercing to get them done, naughty me). If you live in Perth and want great piercings see Jenette at Exotic Body Piercing.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Epic Belt

Today me and my friend Dani went to Fremantle to go shopping.
This is the outfit I will most likely wear to see Sisters of Mercy in March.

Siouxsie Shirt: Internet
Belt: Ebay
Skirt: City Chic
Tights: Random cut up ones
Boots: Dr. Marten

I also want to tell you about this amazing belt that I bought off ebay. It cost around $50 aud (plus postage) from the store Monkey Brainstorm. I'm such a bargain hunter that I was so happy to see affordable belts online. If I got this made in Perth it would cost a fortune.

The belt only came up to a size 44 (I think) so I messaged the seller to see if they could make a custom size for my fat arse. To my surprise the seller said they could make my size FOR NO EXTRA COST!!!
This is a seriously great quality handmade belt. I have never seen anything like this in Perth. Everyone is super jealous. So check out the Ebay store, it's seriously brilliant.
Dani recently got cheek piercings which look uber cute.
I got this awesome bat necklace.

Scottish Tablet, the yummiest thing in the world. (It's the best when it's handmade)

I also stocked up on my incense. 8 for $5!

On Thursday I went shopping with my friend, I bought a lot of junk because I had extra pay.
I got these because I would like to try wearing nice eyelashes when I go clubbing.
Pin-up socks!

I got some nail polish from the cheap cosmetic brand BYS. I buy most of my nail polish from them. I was so excited about the Quake (crackle) nail polish. I put on two coats of the UV colour then Quake over the top. It turned out really crap though, I was very disappointed. It just looked like I was wearing cheap streaky nail polish.

I've heard good things about OPI shatter polish, but we don't get that brand in Australia (at least I don't think we do)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Le Professeur Gothique's Monthly Homework Assignment: "I Forgot I Even Own This!"

When Le Professeur Gothique posts a new homework assigment I do it straight away. Sadly I've been very down lately, so my contribution is a little late.
Also, I have absolutely nothing hidden in my wardrobe! I recently moved, so I went through all my old clothes and did a sort out. My old clothes were from my baby bat days, so they weren't very attractive.
Luckily I have something that I rarely get to wear.

Skirt: Made by me
Shirt: DIY by me
Corset: Vollers

I used to wear long skirts all the time, but then I got used to shorter skirts. It's also a bit hard to dance in a long skirt.
I think the main reason I don't wear this is because it's hot.
I made the skirt from a Vogue pattern that my friend gave me. It's a bustle skirt.
The shirt I customised from a mans shirt and I added lace to the cuffs and neck.

I'm not a fan of this corset. I bought it years ago ($400) but I don't like overbust corsets because my boobs aren't big enough to fit them properly.

This hat I got from a fancy dress store. I've only worn it out once! I guess it's because I feel naked without my big hair.

Cameo. No idea where I got this from.

I'm pretending to be Theda Bara :)

Sneak Peek- Hex Photo Shoot

I finally got my friend Aston at Hex Alternative Photography to take some photos of me. Here is a sneak peek. I'm looking forward to see how the rest turn out!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Goth Tip #1

If you want a stockpile of black nailpolish, ask your friends and relatives for a bottle on your birthday or xmas. You'll have a big pile in no time.
I used this when I was 17. I got around 15 bottles of nail polish and I still have 5 left.

Wednesday Wants

I haven't done this in ages. Luckily I've found some stuff that I'd like to have, but I'm too poor to buy it.

First off, I have some great news. Adam Ant is coming to Perth!!!! I finally get to see him, I'm so excited. Adam Ant is one of those people I thought I'd never see in concert.

 PVC Corset, Renaissance Cloth. I already have a PVC under bust corset but I'd love one with buckles. The metal rings on the side are awesome too.

 Jersey Body with Mesh Shoulders, Asos Curve £25.00. The fishnet insert looks awesome! I'm not sure this will suit me though.

Coventry, Fluevog $335usd. I really, really want these shoes. Me and my friend are planning to go to Wave-Gotik-Treffen next year and I need some Goth walking shoes. Does anyone have these shoes, or do you know if Fluevogs are comfortable?
I'll also be visiting my family in Leicester and sightseeing in Europe, if you'd like me to visit you drop me a line! :)

Do you have any ideas for really comfortable Goth shoes? Tell me in the comments

Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Natcave

(Alternative title, "Stalking Me, Stalking You")
Some of you have probably been wondering why I haven't been updating regularly. Well, I moved out of my parents house a week before Christmas. Since then I've been busy organising and settling into my new apartment. I bought some bookshelves and a desk from Ikea. I've finally taken out all my decorations and put them up.
There are a few things I still need to do, like putting curtains on my living room window and putting up pictures.

I'm renting, so I can't drill any nails in the wall. Luckily there are a few already in there, and I've been using the sticky hooks for other things.

Without further ado, here is my apartment:

It's a small apartment on the second story of a building. I'm very close to Perth city, it's a 30 minute walk into town.

I finally have room to decorate however I want. The first thing to go up was my framed Bauhaus tour poster that I couldn't put up in my old room.

To the left of the front door is my cupboard for cleaning items and my chest freezer I got from my parents. The living room bookshelf has all my non-fiction and DVDs.

To the right of the front door is my kitchen. My parents gave me heaps of stuff when I moved, like the microwave and a sandwich maker. They also bought me pots and pans. I've also stuck up some bats and skulls on the cupboards that peel off.

I got these cute oven mitts from Sourpuss.

I made a little space for my incense, candles and oil burner. I have a large fabric Kali print that I've stuck up with tape (I shouldn't really have this on the wall because I'll get into trouble). The brown cabinet is actually an old sewing machine! I have black storage boxes for other crap.

Here is a close-up of my shrine. My favourite things is the old postcard of the guys walking through a graveyard next to the lavender.

Here is my bedroom, featuring my attractive accordion wall dividers. My parents also bought me a double bed :)
 I have a little desk on the left hand side that has my sewing machine and a bunch of craft projects that I need to do.

Here is the other side of the room, towards the bathroom. My bedroom bookshelf holds all my fiction books. I'm very happy that I have a big wardrobe because I've never been able to hang up my clothes before.

Inside my bathroom looking towards the bedroom. You don't need to see my toilet :P
I love my shower curtain.

I recently got this awesome towel, also from Sourpuss. The calender is from my friends photography business.

My totally goth curtains. I need to get a step ladder to put up the ones in the living room.

The view from my living room window. I live across from a park!!

I'm very happy that I found such a great place. Everyone who's visited loves it, it's great to have my own space.

I've had no trouble from my neighbours, and I can't hear anything through the walls. The only annoying thing is the neighbour to my right who has a toddler who cries crocodile tears all the time.