Goth bathroom secrets

My first syntetic dreads attempt 

Hi Shadows, 

Friday i attempted for the first time the installation of dreads. I wanted to try since long, but my hair skills are really shitty. My sister was hairdresser but she is still busy and i don’t want take her time for myself. I’ve watched a lot of tutorials on youtube. I keep those which seemed the more clear for me and rewatched them. I ordered ready made dreads because i’m too busy for handmade them myself. But clearly it’s an option. 

 

Here i was at half of my head. Luckily i.m under cutted and just have hair on the top. I think it was more easy than a full head. 


Full hair done. First sensations are strange. Your head is heaviest. But i feel also more feminine. 

I need to work after my attempt, so i quickly try a bun 


Just with a stick in. It’s giving volume very easily and this is perfect. I don’t need to backcomb hair which really kill them. 

Yesterday we.ve gone to thrift. I’ve tried a side braid, i think it will be my favourite hair style. 


It was very easy to sleep on. But my partly shaved hair probably helped me. First impressions are so good that i’ve ordered beautiful handmade dreads i’ve seen, in a purple mix for the next time. 

Little FAQ: 

Who’s tutorial you used ? 

First those, really well done, of  Kerosene , i also used some of  Tez Mania and the one Goblin Queen just released before my installation. 

How many dreads you used ? 

Less then a complete head i think. I’ve used 8 double dreads ( tardis blue ) and 22 simple dreads. ( purple and black ) 

How was the pose ? 

The pose took me 2 hours and a half. I think next time i will go quickly. You need too section well your hair for a regular pose. I’ve done my installation on a little wet hair, it’s more easy to catch. I used two types of dreads: simple and double. My feeling is double are better, more easy to braid and softer on your hair. Next time i will install mostly double ones. 

I will also mix thicker ones for more volume. I will show you of course. You need to reinstall your dreads each 4/7 weeks. I think i will do it after 4 weeks. 
The next step will be the first shampoo. When you have dread one or two per week are sufficient. You need too wash very carefully the roots. 

Hope this help you if you want to try synthetic dreads. Mine came from Dreadshop, but you can find awesome handmade ones on etsy or ebay. It’s reusable. I’ve ordered my next dreads from Little market for example ( a kind of french version of Etsy ) 
 

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Sunglasses time: nice eyeswear for sunny days 

Hi Shadows, 
I don’t know how the weather is near you, but here sun is finally back. I must admit i love spring and summer, you can go outside almost everyday, in the nature. But as all goth, what wearing is still a big deal. For the moment it’s not so hot, and i focus on my eyes. Finding nice sunglasses is a goal. Here some hints: 


1) Moon sunglasses / Dollskills 2) Fang wing sunglasses / Karmaloop 3) cobweb shades / Spitfire Interiors 4)Goth sunglasses / World Wide Witch 5) Framed sunglasses/ Aranwen 6)Bat framed sunglasses/ Emerald Angel 7) Moon stone sunglasses/ A Rock On A Lens 8) la e frame sunglasses/ Flashback and freedom 9) metal lace sunglasses / ZeroUv 

Outfit of the day: Birthday with family 

Hi Shadows, 

Today i’m turning 43. I’m into goth since 25 years ! So much things happened and time flies so fast. This evening we did the family party and tomorrow it will be just with my man, his son and my best friend. We will play shamanic drums in the woods on the top of a nice hill above the valley. Promise, i will post about shamanic drums practice and why i’m practicing. 

Well, back to this evening. 

Simple and comfy. I wore my witchy winkelpickers from Goth Pikes. 

Laced legging from Poizen Industries 

Here a close up, i love the fishnet through which you can see my tattoos. I have another one laced up on leg sides. 



Velvet and cotton embroidered top by Holy Clothing my favorite brand 

Bat necklace by Restyle and altered by me, other necklaces from Ebay, sleeveless cardigan from Bershka. 


Wolf head hair clip from Bloody Frills 

I never use white foundation, my skin is pale by nature and frankly i never really understand why so white face ? I will have the feeling to be a sad clown. It’s one of the stereotypes i don’t need. When i was a baby bat i don’t remember people with white face make up. 

What do you think, am i wrong ? 

Cheers ! 

Tattoo appointment report

Hi little ghosts, 

last week i had a tattoo appointment with my favorite tattoo artist, Leanka from Lucky Electric. She did an amazing work. Most of my tattos are from her hand. I trust her completely. I think the relationship between you and your tattoo artist is VERY important. Even for one little tat’ 

i will do a more complete post about tattoos, being tattooed and how to do or not do when you want a tattoo. 

My new tattoo was for my leg, a large snake , from foot to thigh between my other tats. When it’s a place like legs or arm you need to think how you dress for being confortable during the work and after especially if have something else to do before being back home. 

I choose one of my comfy dress from Holyclothing. I wore over knee socks, no battle with shitty thights and one of my comfy pikes

Ready for my rendezvous ! I’m still a little bit nervous before a tattoo because you never know which pain you will have. Especially with a big one which begins on foot and continue alongside your leg. 


i took a photo during the appointment but i deleted it last evening while i cleaned my photo feed. Well it’s not very important actually. 

Here is the snake. I think it took 3 or 4 hours. Don’t remember because we still talk and laugh a lot. Time flew fast. My tattoos are not “goth” , i like old school coloured tattoos and some tattoo artists close to lowbrow or outsider art style. I must confess that i’m not into usual goth art with  etheral girls/ bats / wolves/ roses/ cemeteries kitsch combo. I will talk about that in another post too ! 


the photo was taken the evening after my appointment. I will shoot it better when it’s healed. Next step will probably be the snake on my left leg, same size, same place but not same snake: i want the sand snake from Beetlejuice. He is a little bit more simple with his stripes, with less colors. The third and last steps will be finishing colors and correct lines on both. 

Have you tattoos ? Do you want tattoos ? 

Cheers ! 

WINKLEPICKERS addiction 

Winklepickers are the iconic shoes of goth culture. By the way, those shoes was worn first during the 50s by both sex and rock’n’roll lovers. They are inspired by medieval french boots called poulaines. You can find a lot of winklepickers style even with heels. You can call also call them Spikes. 

When i was a baby bat during the 90s we called them “witches” and my dream was to have a pairs but i hadn’t the money to afford its. I was very frustrated. Now i catches my frustration.  

I have seven pairs ! I wore pikes everyday out of my artist studio. When winter come i add furry thermal sole inside in the way to protect my feet. 

5 pairs come from The Gothic Shoes Compagny in UK

2 pairs come from Goth Pikes in Germany 

Both shops craft very good products. Both are small compagnies, and as an artist i prefer support small brands like people can support my small business. Let me present you my collection: 


This pairs come from GOTHIC SHOES UK. It was my first one. They have straps with nice bat buckles. They are very strong and i wore it for long walk in cities by bad weather for exemple. It’s my “work” boots. There is painting on one. They are so comfy ! 


The second pair i bought are this one, very simple, laced through d-rings. They are very comfy too. I wore it a lot, you can easily quickly put its on your feet. With my pagan dresses it’s just awesome. They came from the Gothic Shoes UK. 


Those are a birthday gift. They are perfect for warm weather and the ankle buckles are beautiful. I wore it also for exhibition opening or classy events i must go. From Gothic Shoes UK


I just fall in love for those boots from Gothic Shoes UK. I love the delicate details of the leather work. They give my feet a goth folk look. They are almost knee high. 


i found those ones on ebay for very few bucks. They are from Goth Shoes UK too. Simple style with zip. The material is soft. And keep all cat hair around ah ah ah. 


The first pair i bought from GOTH Pikes Germany. I love the multiple straps and their high. I wore them for gigs, festival or parties. 


My last pair, from Goth Pikes. It’s their new style and i’m weak, i bought them. Very easy to wear for all occasion, with dress, with leggings, with mini skirt…. If you search a pair you can wear even at work i think those one could be the right choice. 

If you want affordable pikes some big brands like ASOS, Zara released pikes inspired shoes and boots. You can also be patient and find a good occasion on ebay for example. 

credit: Spontis

OUTFIT OF THE DAY: sunday between work and cinema ( and slice of controversy ) 

My sunday was divided between work and going to cinema for watching Logan. I’m not usually into comics but i follow the X-Men licensed movies since the beginning. Of course like a lot of people, my favorite character is Logan / Wolverine ( but also Nightcrawler and Magneto ) 

I loved the movie and i think it becomes my favorite of all the licence. The character of Logan is really well written, with deep and sensibility. I also discovered Dafne Keen who is really amazing in her role of young savage mutant. She reminds me a character from another universe i love Orphan Black, the character of Helena even she is older. 

However let’s talk rag. 


It’s a comfy sunday, first because i’m waiting total healing of a big snake tattooed ( i will talk about my tattoos soon in few different posts ) on my right leg on friday and in second hand because i need to work in my art studio before go to cinema. 

T-shirt : She Past Away merchandise 

Velvet jacket: Thrifted 

Skinny grey jeans: thrifted 

Winklepickers : Goth Pikes 


Sopor Aeternus brooch by My Queendom For….

Chain mail necklace from ebay altered by me with religious medals 

Choker probably from ebay, i don’t remember 

Ankh earrings : Killstar 

Earring cuff: Shop Dixi 


goth finger

It’s late, my humor is fucking bad at this hour. 

CONTROVERSY parenthesis : This week i will post the second part of ” Vampire movies Goth should watch “. I had a weird discussion about my first part on a elder goth FB group. Someone said to me she don’t want read because i used “should” in the title. Well, okay it’s your opinion and i don’t care i said. But she came back, explain to me that she think goth is an non judgemental subculture ( by the way not sure ) and she’s worry when people give things you should do…. 

If i use this title it’s not for giving an order or a manual about being a good goth. First because the list is not only for goth, but for those who like vampires movies, second because it’s just a fucking title which sounds nice to my ears, and not for the first degree, third, it’s just suggestions if you are searching a movie to watch during a lazy day or because you’ve binge drinked netflix and have no idea to watch now. 

I do this blog for pleasure, for not only talk about my job because i’m like my own community manager and sometimes i need to talk about other stuff i like. It’s for fun, sometimes i will post more serious things of course, but it will never be a manual for being goth. You can read it even if you are not in the subculture but you have common interest, or whatever you are, i don’t care. I just hope you.ll find sometimes interesting infos or you just have a good time like me when i read other blogs i appreciate. And not especially goth too. 

So please can we just forget for once controversies, i think there are plenty of more important topics on which you can have controversies than … a list about vampire movies !!!! 

What do you think ? 

Make up goals: Cleopatra Style 

The last week was terrible. I’ve waited a very stressful appointment in hospital for my degenerative heart defect. I had several long tachycardias due to my stress which is not good for my heart health. 

However, during those shitty tachycardias hours, when I didn’t sleep I scroll Pinterest and and particularly make up. 

I love make up very much. I love especially eye make up. 

My favorite inspiration came from Egypt / 60s/ trad goth 80s and I have a pretty usual routine. Now, I want try some new things.  

 I show you my selection. 


Those make up will be great for quick daily routine. I really love oriental eyes with kajal.  I love the shape of the first one, but i need training ah ah ! 


Here, make up for day and for parties the Horus eye which is amazing. I don’t like the turquoise and I think I will replace it by purple. I like long lines and points.  I work my own make more like this with a white touch. I will show you my daily routine. 


The last is More post punk than trad goth but my favorite, opening eye like a manga girl. It’s a look from 1982, wore by Diane Lane in “Ladies and Gentlemen, the fabulous Stains ” movie. I really need to try, perhaps for a gig or a party. 

What are your make up goals ? 
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