fashion

One minute to midnight

One minute to midnight

 

This is definitely a Carrie outfit! I can imagine her running around Manhattan being late to another fabulous event. Yes I have been watching Sex and The City obsessively, but in my defence it is the end of the summer and I’ve re-watched GOT way too many times. Furthermore for all the hate this HBO classic gets, especially the movies (a lot of it rightfully so) I think people forget what the purpose of this show was. It never claimed to be a deep phylosophical discussion, though it did have its moments. This show was a fantasy! It served as an escape from the mundane, but it never forget what truly held it together. The previous being its depiction of female friendship, something surprisingly lacking from tv and film to this day. It’s true that with our more PC modern perspective many of its commentary is rather dated, even a bit judgmental. However Carrie existed in a world where a newspaper columnist had a pair of Malonos for every occasion,so we can agree SATC was not rooted in reality.

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trends: goth night

Goth Night

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.