Circus Lolita

Hey, thanks for dropping by and again sorry for the lack of posts. I STILL don’t have internet at home except through my phone which is tedious and slow, and we still have to wait 2 weeks to get it connected. But enough grumbling.

I thought I could at least post a few pics each day from the Germany/UK holiday and WGT.  Here is an outfit from WGT that’s a bit “circus lolita” due to the mix of harlequin diamonds, spots and stripes in the outfit (those on twitter will have already seen it). 

Mini tophat: made by me
Harlequin corset: Dangerous Nude
White ruffled top: Bodyline
Striped jacket: Cue
ruffled skirt: Sheike
Diamond tights: Leg Avenue
Platform boots: Yosuke
Cross on chain: Studio Alta

So it was a largely Japanese outfit, in black, white and red, with pops of green in the wig and the eyeball hairclips (from Kreepsville, I think). I will be posting more regularly from now on….just no detailed analyses of japanese fashion trends just yet, that require lots of research (cos it would take me 6 hours instead of 2, such is the slowness of my net connection).  

I’ll also be pleased to show you my new house soon, once I get a bit more done to it decor and furniture wise.  Thanks for hanging in there, and more soon!

Goth fashion at Wave Gotik Treffen 2011

I haven’t yet posted properly about WGT…and there’s so much to say! In all, it was fantastic to rub shoulders with so many other alternative people…and just see a whole city taken over by goths.

I was pleased to see many many different goth subcultures represented, from deathrock to Victorian to neon Cybergoth to Horrorpunk to Steampunk to fantasy to vampires and more…. There was just so much amazing fashion and make-up that floored me every single day, and often I was too reticent to ask awesome people to stop for a photo. However, here are a few fave pics from the ones I’ve uploaded so far, as I know you all want to see pretties to inspire you! (Click on any to see it full-size).

Cyber geisha and steampunk creations at left, and an amazing costume designer from Scotland, right:

 

I met a girl with the same Louise Black corset as me, but in black – who could resist a photo?

 

A stylish steampunk couple, and a horrorpunk skeleton guy:

  

Psychobilly and deathrock – on the right is a great couple from Mexico:

  Mexican goths 

I’m seen here with Rachael from Melbourne and Satine from Denmark. Right is a Vampire Lestat type.

 

Why not sneak a few more friends’ pics in? Left is me with Sisen and G-sus, right is with Brigitte Handley of the Dark Shadows, and a dutch friend.

 

More romantic goth looks, and cyber steampunk:

 

Of course, one of my favourite groups and looks is the Deathrock look, seen magnificently here:

 

How about some looks in white, just to be different? (And spot the Takuya Angel-clad Sisen lookalike next to her; one of many)

   

…and back to black….

   

I have a lot more crowd shots, photos of the architecture of Leipzig, as well as my own outfits and partying photos, but these can wait. I haven’t had internet since I got back (save through my phone), so when I move into my new house this weekend (squee!!) I will have a LOT more to share with you.

What is your fave make-up /outfit? Are you inspired to try something similar yourself? Have you adopted new looks through attending alternative festivals? Do tell :)

Outfit for the Damned

Well helloo, anyone remember me? It has been the longest break since I started the blog – but blimey, it has been SOOOOO hectic this past 2 weeks!

I’ll write a separate post about the wonder that was Wave Gotik Treffen 2011, but for now I’ll just mention my best band for the festival – the Damned were SUPERB!! Despite the stultifyingly hot venue, claustrophobic crowd conditins, tortured feet etc…all the pain went away when Eloise came on, I tell you!!

For now, here’s the outfit I wore to the gig…I definitely never wore PVC for a gig again after that night – or fake hair. Too hot!!

 

The half hairpiece is from Plastikhaar, the pvc ballgown skirt from Artifice Designs, the corset from Deadly Girlz, and the boots from Yosuke in Japan. Bottom lashes are from Takuya Angel, & little bowler hat is from Shibuya (the store in Sussex Street Sydney). I later added some long black goves trimmed with iridescent feathers, and a Black Peace Now gothic cross.

Here’s the queue starting to form for Cinema Strange, which came on before the Damned.

We only have shitty phone pics of the gig, but here’s a few blurry ones of the Damned.

 

Gotta run, but will be posting more pics and updates about WGT soon!

WGT, here I come!

It’s now just one week until I leave for my next travel assignment: just under 3 weeks in England and Germany.  Why? The 20th anniversary of Wave Gotik Treffen!!

WGT, as it’s known, is the oldest worldwide goth festival – and I’ve never been before! It seemed a good time to go, what with old school faves like the Damned playing. There are waaay too many artists to mention, but some I’m looking forward to especially are: Killing Joke, Misfits, Cinema Strange, Bloodsucking Zombies from Outer Space (psychobilly), Balzac (Japanese punk/deathrock), Fields of the Nephilim, Zombina and the Skeletones (horror punk),  and a few others I’ve heard are coming but are not confirmed yet.

I’m particularly pleased that there are psychobilly and punk bands there alongside more traditional gothic, deathrock, industrial and ebm bands. There’s nothing like variety! I’m also looking forward to seeing the spectacular way people will be dressing up, as well as their hair and make-up – be sure, I’ll be taking, and posting, lots of inspirational pictures for you all!

Here are some from the WGT website from last year:

 

 

 

I haven’t bought any new clothing, but am sure I will do actually at WGT, as well as in London the week before.  Boy, is packing gonna be a nightmare anyways… packing old Victorian style gear, cyber clothing, Japanese goth stuff, platform boots and shoes…

I’m seriously considering getting rid of the orange/red in my hair and going back to turquoise – and have already bought some dreads in brown and turquoise to install before I go. I wish I’d made some stunning headpieces already…look at this for example:

Apart from WGT, I’m hitting London for the weekends before and after, and definitely heading to Slimelight, Electric Ballroom, Dead & Buried (if it’s on), and whatever other alternative nights I can find. Do you know of any I should look up?

So there will most definitely be a lot of outfit shots, for those who’ve been missing those of late. If you are heading to WGT, or clubbing around Camden in June, do let me know, and maybe we can meet up!