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Why Lady Gaga used to be Gothic Eye Candy – part 2

As I rambled yesterday, I’m not afraid to admit that I used to like Lady Gaga. It all started with her weird sense of fashion, then her videos, and next thing I knew, I actually liked her music. Though I must admit that Bliix‘s metal remixes had a lot to do with that.

So, in an attempt to feel better with myself, I have numbered the reasons why I believe Gaga’s style could have appealed to any goth. It’s no just me… right?

On with the rest of the list, featuring Telephone and Alejandro, after the jump.

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Why Lady Gaga used to be Gothic Eye Candy – part 1

You have to admit: Lady Gaga reached a point around 2009-2010 where she was pure gothic eye candy. Heavy lined eyes and make-up, weird platinum blond wigs, killer elaborate wardrobe full of Alexander McQueen? Yes, please.

I used to suck it up with the nonsensical lyrics just to watch those long, aesthetically pleasing and very Tarantino-ish videos of hers, where she always ended up killing someone. And I have to admit that after a certain amount of replays, I was singing “eh eh eh, stop telephonin’ me!” like any Little Monster.

But nowadays, there’s nothing gothicly gratifying enough in her videos that would make the music tolerable. Those bone prosthesis and the pure WTFery in Born this Way really ruined it for me, and Judas couldn’t fix it either.

So, for the sake of nostalgia, I’ll review Lady Gaga’s videos from the gothic perspective after the jump.

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Summer allies: shorts

With summer approaching and days getting warmer and warmer, I’ve found an ally in an unexpected place: a shorts display on Macy’s.

I wouldn’t have thought a pair of shorts would be so… useful. Being someone who has always preferred wearing skirts to pants, why waste the opportunity that lovely weather brings to wear them? The answer is: it’s so damn easy to pair them. Just throw on a t-shirt and chances are you’re good to go. Add some tights or leggings for added warmth, in those days when is too hot for jeans, but not hot enough for just the shorts.

And if you’re young and chances are you’re going to sit on the floor at any point during the day, you can do without flashing people.

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Daily Outfit – April 22 + San Francisco and over the knee socks

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This is what I wore for an awesome day in San Francisco. I could have done without the bone-freezing wind and fog, but then again, I guess that’s part of its magic.

Yeah, I’ll just keep telling myself that.

Pictures from our trip and outfit break down after the jump.

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Straps everywhere

Harnesses. They have been around for some time now.

As any other accessory, they help dress up an outfit and give it the “oomph” that a plain pair of pants and blouse can’t achieve on their own.

Harnesses by Zana Bayne

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How to Wear Sweatpants (and not be scared of being seen in public)

Before spring break, I committed a criminal act.
I bought a pair of sweatpants.

Sweatpants, for the fashion conscious, are a touchy subject. Some people love them because they’re comfortable, other people despise them due to their sloppiness and sometimes unflattering fit.

For my part, I don’t necessarily hate them. I usually have a pair to throw on when going to the gym, and to wear around the house during lazy Sundays or study sessions. I would hate to be seen in public wearing them, though. It would feel too much like being seen on pyjamas.

But don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying sweatpants are the most ugly and unflattering garment a girl has had the disgrace of putting on. I’m just saying that sweatpants, tucked inside Ugg boots and paired with a way to tight tank top and mismatched hoodie, is the ugliest outfit any girl has ever had the disgrace of putting on.*

I’m just saying.

Sweatpants are not to blame, though. I think they actually *can* be worn wisely, and *can* be a versatile and comfortable garment without falling in the eyesore category. Read the rest of this page »

Style Icons: Mana

Real Name Satou Manabu
From Hiroshima, Japan
Born March 19th  (year unknown)
Known for
  • Being the lead guitarist of the visual kei band Malice Mizer during the 90’s
  • Owning and designing for his own label Moi-Même-Moitié.
  • Forming and leading the symphonic metal band Moi dix Mois

If you’re not familiar with Mana, or with the visual kei scene in general, this may come as a shock for you, so be prepared. The cute little girl dressed in frilly skirts and heavy make-up above is, in fact, a man in his thirties/forties. Read the rest of this page »