Topic: goth

I Changed My Style For A Dude, And I’m Okay With That

I Changed My Style For A Dude, And I'm Okay With That

As we established yesterday, Kanye West has gradually been molding Kim Kardashian into his beautiful, dark, twisted fantasy of What Kanye West’s Girlfriend Should Look Like. And while I generally have little empathy for that bionic fame-eater, I must admit it made me think back on my own stylistic evolution, a personal development which was largely caused by being in a controlling relationship with a Kanye of my own. More »

Gallery: 14 Things I Should Probably Regret, But Don’t

Gallery: 14 Things I Should Probably Regret, But Don't

Just now, when trying to write a post about how I regret everything about my first job (especially the getting myself fired part, but also the letting myself be trapped in a job I hated part), I realized something: I don’t actually regret that at all. Sure, I might do things differently if I found myself in that situation today, but it taught me some important lessons that have informed how I’ve led my life since then. (Do you care? Should I write about these awful lessons tomorrow? Just thinking about it now is making my heart speed up.) Sifting through the rest of my life for regrets, I realized I feel much the same way about most of the “regrettable” things I’ve done. With the exception of the times I’ve hurt people other than myself, I regret none of them, because they helped make me the semi-functional adult I am today. Hence, I give you: 14 things I should probably regret, but don’t More »

Gallery: Taylor Momsen Rocks Hot Topic Couture In Zink Magazine

Gallery: Taylor Momsen Rocks Hot Topic Couture In Zink Magazine

Tiny terror Taylor Momsen can be seen showing off her signature goth rock style in the latest issue of Zink Magazine, which, as far as I can tell from its website, is about fashion, Canada, and something called “vaporization.” But while the clothes may look like she got them at Hot Topic circa 1997, they’re actually by luxury brands like Geoffrey Mac, La Perla, and Dolce & Gabbana. I’m sure they’re super well-made and everything, but I’m struck by how similar fancy rocker gear tends to look to goods that can be purchased at cheap-to-mid-priced stores like H&M and Trash and Vaudeville. In any case, Momsen rocks them the way only a genuinely angsty teen can, and looks quite comfortable in her own pale skin. Maybe it’s because she reminds me of high school me, but I actually find her pretty adorable. I just hope she finds a female mentor to tell her that those hair extensions are not very punk. More »

#1 Crush: Our Favorite Look At Mandy Coon Spring 2012 Is A Black & Blue LBD

#1 Crush: Our Favorite Look At Mandy Coon Spring 2012 Is A Black & Blue LBD

Since launching her eponymous line in 2010, Mandy Coon has already developed a reputation for dark, moody clothes to glower in the ranks beside goth favorites like Rick Owens and Ann Demuelemeester. For Spring 2012, however, she added bolts of bright, saturated color, like the season’s already-becoming-ubiquitous cobalt. Here, she takes her talents to a truly killer party dress. More »

Gallery: Lykke Li Gets Dark For Interview Magazine

Gallery: Lykke Li Gets Dark For Interview Magazine

Lykke Li might play fun, upbeat music with a hint of sadness, but she went darker than usual for her latest photo shoot with Interview Magazine. With heavy eye makeup, frantic scribbles and some rather sinister hats, Interview turned the Swedish pop star into a vessel for their beautiful, dark, twisted fantasy. It’s almost hard to believe this is the same lady who wrote “Dance, Dance, Dance.” Needless to say, I’m into it. More »

Do Feather Extensions Look Good On Anyone?

Do Feather Extensions Look Good On Anyone?

As anyone who’s walked around a major metropolitan area lately knows, the popularity of feather extensions has been increasing at an alarming rate. Not unlike herpes, they’ve spread most virulently, until an estimated 25% of the nation’s sexually active population has been exposed. They don’t care if you’re a Goth, a reg, or even a celebrity; feather extensions (or, as I like to call them, “feh-stensions”) can affect anyone. It’s this very dispersion that makes them so fascinating; what is it about pretending to be part bird that appeals to so many different types of people outside the furry community? In an effort to better understand this phenomenon, I’ve assembled a gallery of different types of feh-stension wearers. More »