Lately I’ve been experimenting with goth inspired makeup, and this has awakened a further interest and admiration for the gothic look. I’ve never held on to one single style of clothes, but I can tell you it has never been described as gothic. I now wish to mix things up further, by trying on this new style hat.
An other element to this blossoming obsession is the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo trilogy. I loved the books, the original films and I’m (not so) patiently waiting for the second film of the American trilogy. Lisbeth Salander’s character is excellent, a modern day super hero and my new idol. She shows us how despite everything one can choose to overcome the most impossible of challenges or attacks and come out swinging like a badass in every sense of the word.
Perhaps the final reason why ( you see I love to psychoanalyze myself ) I am being drawn to the dark side, is the over saturation of pre chewed, pre packaged commercial products. No I don’t consider these products ‘artists’. Don’t get my wrong I will get up and dance like a nobodies business if Barbie Girl comes on, but all these manufactured acts are less of a sugar rush and more cringe inducing. I have dealt with these one way frustrations by tuning to some old favorites from Epica to The Cure, Zola Jesus and more. This music oozes with emotion, whilst some of the top 40’s catchy as hell lyrics act are just plain sappy.
I remember my ten year old self admiring my older sister who was going through her tween days. Her crisp pink Lacoste polo looked so pristine, but then she elevated her look when she ‘popped the collar’. So taken my this preppy look I (unlike my friends) didn’t mind that the upcoming school year ,as a middle school freshman, would have a strict polo dress code. All the kids complained while I was secretly giddy.
6th grade went by and I enjoyed some fashion hits but endured my fair share of misses. THEN our parents told my sisters and me that we were going to move back to Mexico City. I was shocked, however my mom then mentioned we were going to an all girls catholic school. The ultimate preppy dream! I couldn’t believe my luck, who needs friends when you can sport an awesome pleated skirt?
7th grade too passed, but not before gifting me the holly grail… Gossip Girl. Then we moved back to Florida and my prep had clearly evolved, I wore those Blair inspired oversized bow headbands with my new short bob. Eventually my prep wore down (thank god) but now I look at this trend with both fondness and caution, a bow easily goes from cute to … well not.
Words of wisdom from the lady herself,
“ Here’s my advice. Have a little faith, and if that doesn’t work, have a lot of mimosas.” -Blair Waldorf