This is another post inspired by talking to fellow blogger Jarilissima over on her blog, where she noted that I don’t really talk about myself much and in response to which I penned this post about how we cut my pixie: Get to Know Me: Cutting a Pixie Cut @ Home. Let’s do another get to know me post, but this time, more of a personal style evolution one.
By the way. How do you take photos of yourself without cringing?? I am so not used to it and just have no idea what to do with my dangly limbs. I read somewhere that you’re supposed to do something with your hands but if iI try that, I just look like a praying mantis. Plus, how do you take photos indoors? I just have no clue. Any pointers welcome.
I would love to know from you, too: How has your style evolved over the years? What factors (internal/external) have influenced your personal style as time went on? Let me know in the comments.
As a teenager, I always loved goth style and alternative culture, the movies, the books, the comics, horror everything, metal and industrial music. I did not have much money to spend on myself and my mum refused to let me wear what I wanted LOL so I looked really stupid for my entire youth. As a young adult I just got so busy, I was working full time while completing my degrees in the UK and Australia (also full time) and I never really took the time to take care of myself. Probably did not look too refined then either.
Then I got married, worked stupid hours in several jobs, helped put my husband through graduate school, we moved to Korea… And suddenly I was in my late twenties and realised I’d put myself last all this time. 😶
Now that I am in my thirties, I feel so content and settled and am transitioning back to goth as I finally have the time to think about what I like. I’ll still wear colour especially for work but I feel best and most powerful in all black.
Overall, I am most partial to corporate and minimalist goth styles, preferably with bold glasses and thin gold jewellery – but no glitter or sparkles. During the week, I like a full face of foundation, highlighter and cat eyeliner, but on the weekend, I tend to go for a bare face as my skin is much better than what it used to be.
The dress pictured comes with a separate sleeve and is made from a thick jersey material with prominent seams across the bodice. It makes me feel like a sexy android / robot and I am so in love with it!
It is a little cold for Seoul winters though, so I wore it with 150 denier tights plus knee high boots. Chuck two thin long cardigans on top plus a padded vest, add a kimono coat and a scarf so big, it really could double as a blanket, and Bob’s your uncle!
My bag of choice is this backpack, which is actually a laptop bag and comes in super handy as I am not a dainty-handbag-kind-of-girl. I like to bring everything but the kitchen sink and especially when I go to cafes to study on the weekends, it is just the best as it holds all of my note books, laptop charger and pencil case.
For body jewellery, I have had a tattoo and a couple of piercings which I have since had removed or that I have taken out, however the ear piercings have stayed on. Allow me to reuse a few pics from my previous post.
My tragus, forward helix and industrial bar piercings are probably my favourite ones among the bunch and I still want to get more, plus I am thinking of getting my belly button re-pierced. It is getting to be a bit of an addiction.
I am so curious to hear from you! Style is such a personal, individual thing. Hope you enjoyed, let’s talk soon.