This is what 45 looks like. Thank you for all the happy birthday wishes and greetings, everyone!
Hello, I’ll be one of your Eldergoths for the evening, how are you?
does this mean my goth card has been revoked? rofl!
There is no goth card, thank Bowie, but if there was, half the goths would complain that it wasn’t printed in a traditional font on traditional materials, and half of them would ask for it to be printed in pastels on latex-coated cardstock. We really dodged a bullet there if you think about it.
THERE IS NO GOTH CABAL. THERE ARE NO GOTH CARDS.
My darling girl kambriel:
Me, circa 1990-91… possibly giving Robert Smith a run for his money in the hair department. I was a practicing Buddhist at the time though you might not have guessed it from the clothes ;) You can’t see it here, but I’d hand embroidered that (2nd hand men’s) jacket in black on black with some favourite band names, along with the Einstein quote, “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”
Having a specific fashion aesthetic + packrat tendencies + being slightly forgetful = when you finally have the time to go into the very depths of your closets and storage bins, you find the lost kingdom of stretch velvet (non-panne) dresses! Why hello, new wardrobe without shopping, how are you?
[Macro: snotty goth ravens mock someone’s presumed Bauhaus knowledge]
Bitter eldergoth syndrome: don’t let it happen to you.
As always, Auntie Gorgo’s commentary is perfect. Bitter eldergoth syndrome: don’t let it happen to you!
More older goths from Whitby!
Whitby Goth By GLKenobi
That’s a very familiar story, and it makes me sad.
- The Gothic subculture does NOT come with a uniform. It’s very human to want to oversimplify things; it’s our shared compulsion to try to put things in neat, black-and-white categories, but that just isn’t how reality rolls. If you look at enough photos of the super-Goths, even they didn’t/don’t dress like Elvira 24/7.
- Siouxsie tried everything from topless punk, buzzcut military, to nothing but flowers, to elegant ball gowns.
- There are an abundance of super cute photos of Robert Smith in his own Stevie Nicks type vintage look of many colors - even white! /heavens!/
- Andrew- oh let’s not just this once.
- Carl McCoy dresses like some kind of dirty, voodoo cowboy.
- Nick Cave dresses like some kind of dirty, voodoo, predatory, lounge singer.
- Niether Rozz nor Valor looked anything like Dave Vanian, and his shirtless animal teen days look nothing like his Romantic Phantasmagoria days, look nothing like his biker/rockabilly days, look nothing like his mad scientist… that’s enough, right?
It was actually much later when “Goth” was cut down by the mainstream into the current Gomez and Morticia stereotypes. There’s nothing wrong with that! BUT, that is just one sliver on the vast spectrum of Goth fashion. Happens to everyone. Just look at old school punks and compare them to the stereotype, that’s a whole other rant… but damn… Any way look at trad Goths then look at Lolitas; have I convinced you yet?
I say you’re a Goth-at-heart (which is so cute) maybe even a Goth.
My stance is; fashion is great but the music is the main thing.
It’s a matter of contention in the scene, but I think how you look is just one minor aspect of the culture; If you listen to the music, like the literature, art, movies, humor, community - you are part of it.
(Elder, did you get the memo about the change in time for the meeting of the Cabal That Doesn’t Exist?)
Coffee, red velvet, black chiffon poet’s shirt, skirt from Kambriel, ankh rosary, choker with a pendant of the crest of the Order of the Dragon (filled with soil from Castle Bran), and Big Hair. Yes, I am ready for this work day.
(Or, as the RealHusband said this morning, “I see you went with Power Hair today.”)