Saturday, May 12, 2012

Batcats goth vlog



I did a new youtube video with Mochi for the Batkats goth vlog group project, go check them all out!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Grunge Goth...or...What College Can Do To Your Style

Fashion is a big part of my life. I can spend hours reading fashion blogs, looking at outfits and researching different styles. However, my normal style of skirts and dresses and heels and full make up isn't exactly art class friendly. This semester I took stagecraft (we get to play with paint and power tools), ceramics (gloppy clay and  easily spilled slip all around) and drawing (charcoal dust, india ink and chalk dust are messier then you might think).  This has led to me having to make some sartorial choices that are pretty far from my norm. Heels and platforms had to give way to flat soles and full foot coverage. Mini skirts were swapped for capris and leggings and 90% of my tops are band t shirts cut into tank tops.
But it's not all doom and gloom, this semester has given me a chance to develop my casual style and open up to a wider range of looks that can suit more situations. So a few days ago I sat down and made up some lovely Polyvore sets that are casual, but still have the goth, punk and grunge influences I love.


goth 101


Marceline


goth 203


Saturday, April 28, 2012

Spring Rock Inspo

As the weather gets hotter and hotter, I feel more and more of an urge to break out of my winter cocoon of black sweaters and thick black tights. Thin layers, interesting colors and patterns and textures are suddenly interesting. I'm not ready to abandon my gothy look anytime soon, but exploring other alternative fashions seems fun.
here are some looks from Lookbook that I saved as inspo.










Monday, April 16, 2012

Eco Alternative - Becoming a Green Goth

Because Gummy gets excited about helping the enviornment
So recently, the boy person and I have been going green! this means different things for both us, he is mastering furoshiki (a way to wrap items in cloth so that you don't have to use plastic) and giving up shampoo and conditioner for apple cider vinegar and baking soda mixtures. He also replaced his deodorant with baking soda and corn starch. I started by convincing my grandmother (we live together) to start doing a lot of our shopping at Whole Foods. This means we now have the option of getting local products, as well as more organic/all natural ones, and products that use recycled paper and plastic and eco friendly packaging.
I've also stopped using any kind of plastic bag when I can avoid it, and started trying to avoid extra plastic packaging, and make an effort to buy all natural versions of any product, and give my business to companies that  make products that are good for me, and the planet. I'm not doing everything, that's for usre. I could give up plastic use almost entirely (some people are starting to do it) and never buy anything that's not eco friendly again. But I haven't, I'm making small steps, and discvering a lot of great new products, all of which I will be reviewing here, so keep an eye out for more upcoming Eco Alternative posts!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Instagram Addict





So i finally went ahead and got Instagram. You can follow me under the username Codydarkstalker. These are some pics from my weekend. made Sangria, hung out, shaved my head...

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Dark Sunshine Award

Sary Walrus over at the Walrus Room was nice and awarded me with the Dark Sunshine award! I've never gotten tagged in one of these before but it seemed like fun, so here are my answers. 

Rules for the [Dark] Sunshine Award

  1. Post the award picture with a backlink to the person who nominated you
  2. Answer the ten questions posed to you
  3. Pass on the award to 10 or more bloggers

Questions

  • Favorite color: Black, grey and purple
  • Favorite animal: A wolf or fox
  • Favorite number: 7
  • Favorite non-alcoholic drink: Earl Grey, hot
  • Facebook or Twitter: Facebook, I never remember to tweet!
  • My passion: Reading and writing tie for first here
  • Getting or giving presents: I tend to get a lot more, simply because I'm broke and and blessed with a giving boy person. I usually bake my gifts so that my culinary skills can make up for my lack of funds.
  • Favorite pattern: Stripes and plaids
  • Favorite day of the week: Sunday! My Little Pony and Young Justice on the DVR and chilling out reading blog posts from over the weekend with the boy person is relaxing
  • Favorite flower: Black Magic roses
I was going to pass this on, but sadly the people I was going to tag were tagged already, but if anyone wants to do this send me a link and I'll tag you here. 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

GPOY Gypsy Goth


Kinda Gypsy-ish today, you can't tell but I'm wearing a grey dress, long black cardigan and gauzy black scarf along with dark red brown cowboy boots. The look is kind of eclectic, but it felt right for this suddenly warm weather. I've been drawing on a new bindi everyday, I'm rather proud of this one, it makes simple make up a lot more interesting without taking much time.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Make it Work- Harem Pants

So Amy at the Ultimate Goth Guide recently had a post where she mentioned she was having a bit of a wardrobe crisis. This happens to everyone once in a while. It can be especially hard on Goths, where the fashions can be harder to find, more expensive, and very specifically styled. Trying to look more adult when a large amount of your goth wardrobe was bought during your baby bat years can be even more difficult.
Amy mentioned she had a few wardrobe pieces that she simply didn't know what to do with, and one of those was a pair of harem pants. Yeah, I said harem pants. In a goth wardrobe. But the more I thought about the more I thought it could actually work. Almost any article of clothing can be styled in a goth way. So I put together a few outfits for different occasions that used a pair of pretty basic harem pants.

harem date night


This look was for a date night, or a night out on the town. Maybe a nice dinner or a party? I paired the harem pants with a black ruffled blouse and a black lace biker jacket for some interesting texture, and used gold and black accessories for a more grown up appeal. Moat goth jewelry is in silver tones, but yellow gold can look amazing with black, and makes a whole different statement.

harem goth suit


This time I used the harem pants as if hey were suit pants. I paired them with a graphic tank top in white (for contrast) and a black vest and an interesting blazer. This would be a great work or formal event look, and the flats make it comfy and functional as well. For the accessories I relied on dainty chains and skull accents so that the goth styling still wasn't lost in the look.

Harem goth 2


This outfit is a bit more casual, with a rock/punk edge. I paired the harem pants with a comfy tank and a loose cropped t. I also threw in a leather (or faux if you like) jacket. It's a great style staple and makes any outfit a bit more cold/wet weather friendly. A big bag is great for running around and doing errands or shopping. A few simple accessories keep the look from being too boring, but it's still comfy.

Harem Goth 1


This final look is ideal for going straight form lounging around and fooling around on Tumblr to running out the door to meet with friends. The loose tank and slouchy cardigan are comfy but provide a great shape with the volume of the harem pants. The sneakers shown have a bit of pattern and platform which makes them stylish as well as comfy. The backpack purse is cute but also functional and the sunglasses are vaguely reminiscent of the super round frames you see trending online right now. A few easy to through on statement accessories such as fingerless leather gloves and a multi strand chain necklace make your comfy clothes look super chic and grown up instantly, and can even be tossed in the roomy bag for quick goth glamour on the go.

These are just a few ways you could wear harem pants (I told Amy she ought to make a chain belt with little skull dangly bits so she can make a belly dance inspired outfit) but these should show you that great outfits can come from unexpected places.

I really want to make this a regular feature, so feel free to leave a comment or question about a piece of clothing you just don't know how to wear!