I really must stop linking to other people's blog posts, but when I come across something I think my readers would like I really want to share it... at least I've asked permission this time! So without further ado, please go and read this post by the gorgeous Miss Gracie, about how a Goth's style and personal image change as they get older.
Miss Gracie asks, "What are some big changes that you have gone through? How do you think your style will change as you get older?" Knowing my tendency to ramble on, I thought I'd make my reply over here rather than posting some ridiculously long comment - plus, a big thanks to Miss Gracie for giving me an excuse to post my old mallgoth pictures! (Plus, a pre-Goth picture... yikes!)
When I first started dressing in Goth clothing, I was a typical mallgoth, refused to wear anything that wasn't black, and had no clue about applying make-up (so I usually didn't bother). My relatives immediately started to describe my new look as a 'phase', but because of the increasing variety of fashion subsets within Goth, I never got bored or felt the need to express myself in a different way.
|Doesn't everyone have a no-nose black lipstick pic lurking somewhere in their photo history?|
C'mon, I was quite cute with eyebrows...
Goth has perhaps inspired me to dress in a more feminine manner; in my early teens I was very much a tomboy in ripped jeans, baggy hoodies and funky slogan T-shirts, mainly because the look I associated with 'femininity' was the Paris Hilton blonde bimbo look, as ably demonstrated by a large majority of my peers. I did, of course, experiment with bleached blonde hair, tiny pink crop-tops and mini-skirts so short I wince looking back on them. Nowadays frilly skirts, heels and corsets are de rigeur; I own more than 30 skirts - shocking, for a girl who once owned three skirts and eleven pairs of jeans.
|Me and Dan, aged 13 and 14 respectively.|
Now you know EVERYTHING, guys...