Ignore the black shoes. I didn’t know how to remove them on polyvore :’)
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!
Hello again. It’s very nice to see you! Todays post will be about music and style as you already might have read from the last post or this posts title ;).
Shall we start with the music first?
Well first of all, I’m electrogoth/ futurepop and EBM sucker! Haha! In Sweden we call this type of music from the very beginning ”Synth”. When I found this type of music I felt like I was home. It just feels right! And that is one of the reasons why I love music so much, you can feel really home without really being home, through music. 🙂 I think It’s beautiful.
I love the bands Depeche mode, The cure, VNV nation, Skinny puppy, Elegant machinery, Colony 5, Covenant, IAMX, And one, Camouflauge.
But do I only listen to electrogoth/ futurepop and EBM? Nope! I listen to a tiny amount of gothic rock like The cure, the lovely Robert Smith, I listen to a lot of experimental music like Sigur ros, Aphex twin and Björk, she will always be my heroine!! I also listen to some classic music. Piano is one of my favourite instruments. I also really like the Theremin, It’s an instrument which you never even need to touch to play. It was actually the first electronic instrument ever. It’s super spooky and cool!
The artist Kerli will probably always mean a lot to me since her music helped me through some awful times. She’s also a heroine to me. I have so much to thank her for. The fact that she is a girl who originally also comes from a little town in a forest, but in Estonia made me absolutetly crazy about her. When I listened to her a lot she had a alternative rock sound going on, at the moment shes creating pop music and I like some of that as well.
Music and the impact it can make on one person is positively amazing and goregous. One of the best things in life is music if you ask me 😉
And now to the style part of this post:
Style is something that should be really fun and personal. I love to be creative with my own look. I think that style is a form of self love. You take care of yourself and make yourself beautiful just for YOU because YOU love yourself. Now, some people doesn’t want to have style and it is just as okay as it is to want to. To me it happend to be expressing myself just like when I draw. I use myself as a canvas and create a pretty picture using myself. I like to wear makeup and cute clothes and decorate everything I see. What’s wrong with that?
I am not a superficial person at all. I think that it is very sad when people judge me just because of how I look casue I am, as told before a sweet loving person. But It’s also quite good that some people do that because then I just know that I wouldn’t want them in my life anyways. I guess that it is the people who get to know me will understand this. I just like celebrate beauty and style everyday. Even when I’m not all fixed with makeup and pretty things!
And that’s the post of today. I hope everyone have a great day or night according to where you are in the world! It is late evening here in Sweden.
Next post will be about fashion and sewing (as in clothing,shoes and those other lovely things.)
To everyone who is reading this right now, I am so happy that you found your way to my blog. I appreciate it very much, thank you. I hope you’ll feel very welcome here!
I think that It’s time to introduce myself.
Hello! My internet name is Viola Whimsical. You can call me Viola. I come from a tiny town in Sweden inside of a forest. If you happend to be wondering, yes It is quite beautiful! Sweden overall is a quite beautiful country and great place to live. It is a country who has free education, a country where gays can marry and adopt. Where I can say whatever I want about anything and dress however I like. I can also go wherever I want. Sweden has a beautiful clean nature which I now intend to go back to, I come from a forest. It’s surrounding my tiny little town who one can drive through in 3 minutes. You’re starting to get the picture now, right? Right.
I can pick blueberries in the autumn and all kinds of mushrooms, quite close to my home. It’s rather convinient. That’s enough of that for now.
Who I am , however depends of what kind of person you are.
I am quite sweet and sensitive as a person but might look a bit odd to some people.
I enjoy drawing, filming, photographing, dancing, singing, writing and sewing but not at the same time of course!
I love animals and mister Tim Burton will always be my hero. I listen to a lot of music too, but that’s for another post. I will very soon serve you a new post about, music and style!
That’s all for now. Thank you for reading.