Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Styles of Goth Fashion: Ice Goth

While Ice goth (sometimes known as Negative Goth) is more of a play on Gothic fashion than an sub-style but it can still be just as captivating as your typical goth fashions.

Ice Goths typically utilize white instead of black in thier clothing or aesthetic choices. White is often used as an accent in more traditional Goth styles, providing an accent to black clothing and make-up. For example, Black and white stripes are much loved by many in the scene. Ice Goth alters this look, whether it be white on white with white accessories, or a white outfit with black, silver or pastel coloured accents (white, pink and baby blue), it plays with the visual aspect of Goth to create something new.

Back in the 80s and 90s, some young Goth women wore antique wedding dresses with their heavy boots, big hair, dramatic make-up and leather jackets; white, flowing gowns have always been popular for a 'Bride of Dracula' effect, especially following the release of Tim Burton's Corpse Bride. Lolita fashions have long since used white as a predominant colour, as white creates a delicate, innocent effect. White can be ethereal and fairylike, innocent, regal, sexy or a bit creepy - perfect connotations for the fashion-conscious Gothling who fancies a change.

an all White wardrobe is not always practical when dressing everyday for obvious reasons so it is not wise to use it all the time but for special occasions. it is often seen amongst the black clad masses at concerts and gothy gatherings.

Makeup is often lighter, white eyeshadow is common as well as other pastels. White lipstick is often worn with black lip liner. These lighter colours are hard to distinguish on the usual pale goths but the Ice goth makeup and dress would look fangtastic on Goths of Colour. (in my humble opinion) white and platinum blonde hair looks great with this look as well and can even provide a contrast to normal all black outfits as well.

If wearing all white is just not your cup of tea, try adding little accents of white with your black. Good ideas include white chokers, stockings, cardigans, lace, boots, parasols, bags, Etc. Even white contact lenses could provide a stark contrast against black clothes.

While there are no particular bands associated with ice Goth fashion, but here is a short list of bands and musicians who have been known to present themselves in white or ice Goth-styled clothing. as most know Emilie Autumn whose stage outfits usually combine black, red, pink and/or sepia tones on a predominantly white background, is a good representation of Ice Goth.  Noisuf-X wear utilitarian white shirts on stage, and at the opposite end of the spectrum are RazorBladeKisses' Lolita-inspired outfits - not to mention Dave Vanian of The Damned in that white outfit on Top of the Pops, circa 1985.

Bats and Kisses, 

Lady Z 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

You are BEAUTIFUL event day 1

admit something POSITIVE about yourself

Hmmm, sometime admitting positive things is hard so I thought about this long and hard today.

Here is what I came up with.

I love My body (most of the time)

I love my bleeding heart and compassion because it makes others around me happy.

I love my inner strength

I love my artistic abilities

I love my mind

I love my independence

I love my sense of justice

I love how hard working I can be

Hope this is enough for you guys, have a good night

Bats and kisses,

Lady Z

Saturday, January 18, 2014

You are BEAUTIFUL event

So my best friend came up with this idea. It is called, You are BEAUTIFUL week and I thought I could bring it to this blog as a celebration of my 100th post.

My best friend

So basically, this is a week where all women (Gay, straight, bi, trans, pansexual, etc..) can all feel beautiful and confident!

I will be participating in this to the best of my ability!

 Here is the plan, my lovely followers!

Sunday, January 19th, 2014:

Okay, I want you to admit something POSITIVE about yourselves! Something that YOU are proud of-whether it be a physical feature or an inside kinda thing- whatever makes YOU feel beautiful! It can be your piercings, your hair, your skin, your love of animals, etc.

Monday, January 20th, 2014:

Alrighty, you heard me, ladies! I KNOW you have some special piece of jewelry you either always where, or you keep at home on the shelf or inside a drawer that is SO terribly a part of your history! Now is your time to either tell a friend, share in this group, or even confess to a random stranger on your daily roundabouts of your special, little piece of you.

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014:

YES! This one goes out to one of my dearest friends, Taylor McPheron: you are BEYOND gorgeous and it is because of YOU that I first grew confidence in myself with my looks and personality a long time ago! Now, I wanna see how many of us can-ALL DAY- where our favorite shade of red, pink, purple, or whatever! and see if we can have some fun with this. ;) Post pictures from wherever you are and just purely have a blast, people!

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014:

Okay, for us Floridian Ladies: we have the luxury of the sun! Now, on this upcoming Wednesday, it looks like we are going to have a sunny day in Florida! But to all you other ladies that may get invited to this event, please feel free to wear whatever accessory you find do-able (and to everyone in general for that matter). Once again: POST PICS!

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014:

I want ALL you pretty ladies out there, inside and out, to give at least 3 (THREE) compliments total throughout the whole day to either someone you know or to a total stranger. Some of us may be used to GETTING compliments and may not know how to GIVE back and reciprocate the process! SO, on that lovely note, give a little love and give some positive feedback. This way: other ladies know what works for them and will feel good too!

Friday, January 24th, 2014:

Ohhhhhhhhhh yeah, baby! This is YOUR chance to share with us (or other special ladies and gents in your life) of who has inspired you to bring out your inner beauty. Whether it be a friend, yo momma, an animated character, an actress, a teacher, a stranger- SHARE your experience! This isn't school, so it doesn't have to be a certain length, but doing this little confession may help you remember your beauty roots and inspirations!

and finally,

Saturday, January 25th, 2014:

Whether or not you have a beauty routine, I want us to all post a BEFORE pic of us when we wake up in the morning and an AFTER pic of us when we get ready to look our best for the day or for the evening! This should be fun! I KNOW you are all probably scared, but if you refuse to post pics, at LEAST like the daily reminder post for the day to show you attempted to take your own blackmail photos on your phones. Come on, it'll make you smile or realize something!

On that note, my lovely followers

Have fun with this!

Bats and Kisses,

Lady Z

Friday, January 17, 2014

OOTD and some new clothes

I rode my bike around after work so I could get some errands done so I took a few pictures before I got all sweaty and such.

I think i look gorgeous, as usual. Just kidding

I got all of my clothes at Ross, where I work, For less than 50 dollars.

I also got two new pieces for my wardrobe!

I love layering so, Tanks tops are a must have. I found this skull and crossbones tank top at Walmart for $3.88. This shirt came from Ross and was on sale for $5.49!

I can't wait to wear them! I am so excited.

Hope all your days were lovely as well!

Bats and Kisses,

Lady Zendra

Thursday, January 16, 2014

A litte about me post for new viewers

I think it might be a good idea to do a little about me for any new viewers that don't really know much about me. I have changed a little in the recent year so I thought it could be fun.

Without further ado, lets get started!


Name: I prefer to be called Zendra to the internet world

Eye Colour: light brown

Hair: Blondish-brown

Favorite Band(s): Joy Division, Specimen, Shinedown, Halestorm, Egypt Central, The Cure, Dead Can Dance, The Birthday Massacre and Blackmore's Night.

Favorite Colour(s): Red,Blue,Black, and Purple

Least Favourite Colour: Yellow

Favorite Song: Currently, Let it Go from Frozen performed by Idina Menzel

Hobbies: Drawing, Painting, singing, reading and walking

Favourite Food: Peanut butter and pickle sandwiches. They taste better than they sound, trust me!

Favourite Drink: Oolong tea made by Twinings

Favourite Movie Type: Animation, anything with superheros and comedy

Favourite movie(s): Bride wars, Mean Girls, Rise of the Guardians, Frozen and Lilo and Stitch

Favourite Book(s): Little Women, the Harry Potter series, The girl in the steel corset and The home Veterinary care guide.

Least Favourite Food: Spinach

Least favourite movie type: Horror (except older horror) 

Least Favourite music genre: Most Dubstep

My childhood Icons (Shown through pictures and Gifs)

Lydia Deetz

The Hex Girls

Mystery Inc. gang
(Scooby and shaggy led to me discovering my favorite foods)


My Fashion Icons

Allison Eckfeldt
Sebastian Columbine
Morticia Addams
Stevie Nicks
Johnny Slut
Emilie Autumn
Nancy Spungen

Hope you enjoyed getting to know me a little.

I can't wait to post some more, enjoy your days or nights!

Bats and Kisses,

Lady Z

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

How to have the courage to dress differently (with tips on dealing with people)

I'm sorry it has been so long! I had to get my computer fixed, it need a new hard drive and could not find my email password for this blog for ages.

Now I am back with a shiny new post and how I have missed you all!


 I've been dressing the way I do for quite a while now. Before I moved out I was limited to what I could wear. Now that I live away from my parents, I have more leeway to be who I am and wear what I want.

I understand how dressing alternatively in everyday life may not be easy. Many new darklings worry about how the public will react to how they want to dress. They worry about being made fun of and insulted.

Over the years, I've learned to tune out others jeers and laughter. I'm just naturally oblivious to things around me when I'm focusing on other things. I am sensitive to others emotion so I had to learn how to "turn off" my sensitivity.

It can be hard for new goths to dress the way they want , it's good to try and dress the way you want but I firmly believe that you need to dress smart.

I wouldn't wear my favorite safety pinned jeans to my boyfriends units (judgemental) relatives house, I still wear all black but I tend to want to dress more Lacey goth than Spikey goth.

I naturally lean towards spiky goth (My term for Goths who prefer ripped jeans, spikes, leather and more Death-rocker/Rocker approach to fashion) because I love the way I feel in these types of clothes.

However, I believe that it is important for us Spiky goth types to know when to "tone it down" (god how I hate that term) at times.

Not that I think that those with a more refined or Lacey Goth (My term for victorian-esque goths who enjoy wearing "fancy" clothing with lace, long skirts, etc.) have less trouble for dressing gothic but I tend to get better reception from judgmental people when I dress in a Lacey goth way.

In other situations, I wear whatever I want and don't give a damn. WEAR WHAT YOU LIKE AND BE WHO YOU WANT TO BE! who cares if others have an opinion about how you dress or who you are. In the words of my favorite character from Game of Thrones.

" Let me give you some advice, bastard: Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you."

I love this quote so much, I might get it tattooed on myself.

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