As I said before I’ve been creating constantly for days and been listening to Dracula as an swedish audio book , so today I decided to combine the two and this is the result. It’s a combined badge hair clip and brooch.
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I created these face jewelry to wear on my forehead and I’m in love!♡
Creating right now and listening to an audio book, non the less the brilliant masterpiece Bram Stokers Dracula in Swedish. I’m determinated to read and hear this book in english one day, When I get my concentration for books back♡
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I got lucky at the second hand today.
I’ve already put my hands on most of these items and started to modify them into shape and with bows and pearls.
These are today’s clothing second hand finds that where on sale. Also bought these three crowns that I’ve already started to make into headpieces that you clip on your head and then tie ribbon under the chin. I fell in love with the idea that I’m making into reality when I first saw them sitting there on a table. They costed me less then 1$
I hope I can inspire other likeminded people to go out and shop in second hand shops and modify the items you get. This is almost always how I evolve in my creativity and recycling is great!
Sewing, glueing and painting something magical tonight. )O(
Feels great practicing my main craft, creativity again!
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Ignore the black shoes. I didn’t know how to remove them on polyvore :’)
DIY or ”do it yourself” is actually a great part of my life. From a quite young age I started to sew and decorate things for the dolls I had. But when I became I bit older I started to sew and create things that I wanted for myself. A part of the reason of why I started DIY:ing would be because of the lack of pretty much anything in the town, Another reason would be my creative mindset and imagination. Since there haven’t really been anything cool around when I was little I pretty much learned to create anything I wanted to see out of nothing.
Up the road, about 500m from my home is a second hand store. The only store of very few that I really love in my tiny little town. I visit there regulary, once a week to lay my hands on some diy friendly goodies. The range of good things is very limited, so one has to be quick or else the best items might be gone the next day. Fortunalty, some of the things I want or look for specifically seems to be things nobody else in this little town would look for so I don’t have to worry about the items being bought.
You will hear alot more about my DIY and art in my blog 😉
That’s all for now!
Hi! Welcome back. Todays post will be about fashion and my opinions on it.
I have always had a love for alternative looks. I remember being a kid and seeing alternative people when being out of town and falling in love with every single one of them. I stared at them and took in all the details in my little brain. At the age of 9 I told my mother to not buy me any more colourful clothes, I wanted them black!
I started to listen to some ”darker” music at the same time. I played sims as a kid and always dressed my sims in dark clothing with lots of makeup and dyed their hair in crazy colours. I had a clear picture in my head of how I wanted to look but It was so hard being the only one with such intrests in a little town. I didn’t even know the name of the look I was searching for, and I had no one to ask. One day I looked in a magazine. In that specific magazine I found out about a Swedish site that at the time sold a lot of the things I dreamed of. It was a joy for the eye, and I stayed on that site for hours. The fashion I was searching for was goth. It was like finally coming home.
Being that weird little kid in a small town was so hard. I used to cry a lot and write all of my struggles down in dairies. If it could just float out in form of a black wordvomits on the paper pages, I wouldn’t have to be hateful towards other people in real life.
So goth it was! When entering goth I felt weird at times, because everywhere I looked on the internet everyone had everything completely black, everything! Me being a blonde left me with the thoughts of not really completely being goth, which saddens me when I think about it today.
I say, when entering a fashion, THE FASHION DOESN’T RULE YOU. It is YOU WHO RULE THE FASHION. Not the subculture either for that matter. Fuck the stereotypes!
It may sound cliché, but a lot of cliché things are actually true. You find which part of a fashion (If there is opinions to choose between diffrent types example: substyles within the goth. BTW, WHICH MOST ALTERNATIVE FASHIONS TODAY HAS!) and make it yours! You take bits and parts of the things you love and mix them together so they fit you. For we are not one label, we are all not ONE person and especially not a blank STEREOTYPE. We are all individuals. Sure, one can love the same type of clothing, lipstick and haircolour, but there is ALWAYS going to be something diffrent about us that makes us idividuals. Whatever if someone laughs at you, or tells you that you aren’t goth or whatever you now are, screw them right? Who said that you have to meet other peoples standards? You are being true to yourself! And one does not live for everyone else sake, right? So don’t care what other people think! I call myself goth because It just feels right, It just feels like me, and if someone is going to tell me otherwise then I won’t give a damn 🙂 ! I am goth, I am not, who cares! I will still wear the things I like with or without the label. Remember that it is not the label who is important and desides whenether if you should wear certain things or not.
Now those where some of my thoughts on alternative fashions.
I love elegnat gothic fashion! I love to watch clothing and all it’s details from numerous of eras back in time, such as rococo for example. I love lolita fashion. Especially gothic lolita since it combines dark and light, creepy and cute perfectly. It combines most of the things I like in goth fashion and does the same with lolita! It is where I like to be. Laces, pearls, bows, oh all the wonderful things! I sew a lot of things for myself, I am currently sewing a puffy petticoat for my skirts. Summer is just the perfect time to sew, since there is no school for 2 months!
And that leaves us at the last part of this post, and starts with the next post of these get to know Viola posts, DIY.
See you soon!