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Anonymous said: hello :) I have a question about Victorian Goths. I think they're costumes are utterly amazing, but.... do they go to school/ work like that aswell ? ( not judging, just curious)

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fuckyeahgothicfashion:

Hello :)

I would consider myself to be a Romantic Goth, but no, I don’t throw on the corset and bustle every day ;) I have just left school, at which I had to wear a uniform, and sadly I don’t know any other Goths who dress in the same vain in real life, so unfortunately I can’t give you an answer. 

Help from my followers perhaps?

(P.S. they’re not costumes)

I myself had a time when I was very into the Romantic style and I can tell you I wore it almost everywhere, unless it was just too frigin hot to bother with anything but cuttoffs and a vest! I was lucky that at time I was in uni so no one cared if I had lots of ruffles/waistcoats/top hats on :)

For the most part Victorian/Regency/Romantic styled Gothic apparel is considered formal, given that it tends to, at least in a masculine sense, include a shirt/cravat, waistcoat, jacket, trousers of some kind - I had some beautiful brocade ones, and some lovely velvet ones - and smart-ish shoes, my personal favourite were my leather winklepickers. Which of course in a study/work environment usually goes down quite well. Yes they tend to be somewhat more decorative/stylized than the contemporary suit but still formal none the less.

Thank you for this :)

princesssparklebat via fanmail:
For the person who asked about victorian goth clothes: I dress romantic goth pretty much all the time. I just wear less makeup and less fancy stuff when I’m casual (more morticia and less Marie Antoinette). So does my bf and about three girls in the local scene that I know of. Some people just wear all black lazy clothes when they are not at events though.
Thank you!
ofraindropsandrhinos said: Re: The question about Victorian Goths. It depends on the person, some people wear their bustles and corsets 24/7 and others do not. Its all a matter of personal preferences and circumstances.

Thank you for the input :)

Anonymous said: hello :) I have a question about Victorian Goths. I think they're costumes are utterly amazing, but.... do they go to school/ work like that aswell ? ( not judging, just curious)

Hello :)

I would consider myself to be a Romantic Goth, but no, I don’t throw on the corset and bustle every day ;) I have just left school, at which I had to wear a uniform, and sadly I don’t know any other Goths who dress in the same vain in real life, so unfortunately I can’t give you an answer. 

Help from my followers perhaps?

(P.S. they’re not costumes)

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You are very welcome :)

HI 

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Check us out you might like.

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Thanks for your time.

Lisa www.galibardy.com

Wow! You have some stunning pieces, thank you for sharing :)

spookyloop:

Dear gothlings of Tumblr,

I have a rather special favour to ask you. As some of you might know, I am a milliner and an important part of being one is sketching and designing. I do sketch by hand but I am much more comfortable with mixed media designs, which I do by mixing Photoshop and drawing.

But there is a problem: There just aren’t enough reference photos online and I can’t use the same Victorian photos forever.

Submitted by filthyvictorianmademoiselle:

Model: Mademoiselle Karma ~ http://facebook.com/mademoisellekarmamodelPhotographer: Knochensaege - Photodesign
We all build internal sea walls to keep at bay the sadness of life and the often overwhelming forces within our minds.

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Model: Mademoiselle Karma ~ http://facebook.com/mademoisellekarmamodel
Photographer: Knochensaege - Photodesign

We all build internal sea walls to keep at bay the sadness of life and the often overwhelming forces within our minds.

anaupuh said: Hello! I've recently started exploring the gothic subculture (this blog is my number one source thank you for all your hard work!) and, as a lesbian, I am curious about the overall feeling towards lgbtqa people in this subculture. Are there many? As two generally looked down upon communities is there empathy or are prejudices still at large? Can you tell me as much as you can from your experience, please? Once again, thank you for this lovely blog!

Firstly, thank you! 

If you are lgbtqa and want to be accepted, you have joined the right subculture! Generally, Goths are very accepting, especially when it comes to sexuality. I think it also comes with the subculture’s nature to be eager to explore one’s self and try new things, especially when it comes to sexuality.

Prejudice is still very much at large upon both communities. Especially when the two are combined, people jump to the attention-seeking ‘bisexual’ scene girl stereotype, which is frustrating.

I consider myself extremely lucky when it comes to abuse because of who I am (both a Goth and bisexual). As a Goth, I have received very little abuse, and if people assume stereotypes, they are usually willing to hear me out. Of course there are the few out there to wind me up, but I have never been bullied. In fact, most people compliment me; people always love how I dress, and love that I have the confidence to do so. Others are not so lucky, and I have heard about some awful bullying, which is very difficult to listen to, especially as I come from a somewhat privileged position. I haven’t had as easy a time with being bisexual, however. I was ‘thrown’ out of the closet by someone I trusted, and received a lot of crap. Of course, being in an all-girls school meant that most of this was behind my back, but it still was horrible. I won’t go into details, as there were several follow-up stories regarding a girl I had feelings for.

I hope I have been helpful! If any of my followers have experiences to share, it’d be great if you could message them in :) Thank you!

Submitted by lipstickonyourchampagneglass:

My lovely corset.

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My lovely corset.

spookyloop:

Hello, all the boys and ghouls!

As some of you know, I am a milliner who specializes in gothic and Victorian -inspired headpieces. And today I have made a side blog dedicated just for my millinery!
It will be the main portal for me to share photos and information about my work, as well as snapshots of the exciting projects I will be working on.

The blog is called macabremillinery and I would be honoured to have all you ghouls join me on it! (:

spookyloop:

Since I was asked about it, I thought I’d make a photoset of some typical outfits I have worn in hot weather in the past.

These are just simple snapshots taken between 2009-2013, so my style has changed and I have grown but I think the idea still shines through.

Pictures taken in: Helsinki - Jamaica - Bonaire - Washington DC - Rome - Washington DC - Rome - New York City

My response to the anon who asked is here and more Caribbean outfits photos can be found here.

samaelandlilith:

Throwback Thursday - Me in Spring 2011

An old one of me…

samaelandlilith:

Throwback Thursday - Me in Spring 2011

An old one of me…

matildamarbleeye:

Got ready in a trainstation before WGT haha ^^

matildamarbleeye:

Got ready in a trainstation before WGT haha ^^

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