Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Years!

A lot happened to me in 2013: a death in the family, a birth in the family, ended a job (THAT was some drama), started a job. I also got my cosmetology license reinstated (purely for the pro products--I'm not going back to being a hairdresser). I did a bit of traveling despite being very broke: Florida, Boston, Philadelphia.

My husband and I have shared new year's "resolutions." Instead of giving something up, we like to take something on. This year it was learning how to do Tarot readings. I think we succeeded. Seems fitting I'd do a reading for next year. I'll just do a one-card reading (from the Deviant Moon deck), since I've got a party to go to.

The confident queen of wands stands a dominant personality in the forest. Her self-assured energy radiates from her soul, attracting everyone she meets with inescapable charm.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Trend Predictions: 2014

So I did a post about trends in 2013. thought I'd modify them to predict next years trends.

1. current trend that will continue next year: crop top with high-waisted something. 90s trends are going to continue and I feel this look can be dressed up (to the office, etc) and down (streetwear). 
lol never DID do this outfit post

2. Goth trend. I think nu-goth will win over pastel goth

3. trend that will die next year: printed leggings. looking at you, black milk. I think the social media that made these so popular is choking these fads. With cheaper brands doing these too, it's completely oversaturated.  
i still love these leggings

Saturday, December 21, 2013

2013: trend recap

2013! what a year! here's a trend recap

1. Favorite trend of the year that will no doubt be out of style next year (ex-cybergoth me is weeping at the awesomeness of these): Hologram
drooooool. someone buy me these! 

2. Favorite trend that will continue next year: shapeless black thing

3. LEAST favorite trend of the year: flower crowns. please let this trend DIE already

Friday, December 20, 2013

Favorite hairstyle

Read more about the challenge here.

This is easy: the undercut/sidecut/bilevel cut. It's had a number of names over the years. Most of you bloggers have it, and it's easy to see why. It's as easy to take care of as short hair, but it's got the benefits of long hair. It goes with every style and with every color. I've NEVER seen this hairstyle look bad on anyone. It's the easiest haircut to DIY too. and you don't have to style it! 
me in college, over a decade ago. my acne's gotten better, but otherwise I don't seem to age, lol. A blessing and a curse.

Friday, December 13, 2013

nu-goth music? else, bands I like

Here I am, posting stuff without doing any research. What do people consider nu-goth music? No idea. I don't think there're and bands billing themselves that way, no matter how many times they show up on my tumblr feed.

I made a nu-goth playlist, and this is what I have on it. I picked these songs based qualities that the fashion has, which is:

90s throwback, lo-fi
irony/humor, especially dark humor (hipster influence)
New (no old school)

Crystal Stilts
Local band out of Brooklyn (though they ARE just doing a world tour, so I guess not so local anymore. BTW best music = Brooklyn). The singer's voice is just so beautiful, I want to weep. The band doesn't bill itself as a goth band--it's quite indie, but very dreary. If nu-goth had a sound, I would definitely say this is it. Minimal, dark, grungy. Magnetic Moon is and old song and easily the most trad goth. and Star Crawl is just beautiful...and the video is cool too.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

In another time, in another place

read about the challenge here.

What would I wear if I didn't wear dark fashion? Well, I don't always. I just go full-out Williamsburg hipster: ridiculous glasses, plaid shirts...something between art school and lumberjack. stupid sweaters.

What would I like to wear if I didn't wear dark fashion? That's a different story. If I could think of a perfect, happy version of myself, I'd picture some prairie girl homesteader living in some cottage. Or out in the field. Whatever. So I'd probably say Mori.