Goths, I love 'em! I even used to be one for a bit (well, I was a Didi-Goth for at least 6 months). But there's one thing that troubles me about our cheery friends: what to do they do in summer? All that makeup, long black leather and rubber must get very sticky. I think we should show our respect for these poor unfortunates, struggling to stand out from the vanilla crowd despite blazing temperatures and sunshine that puts the rest of us in shorts and vest tops. Join me in celebrating the majesty of the Goth, who, eschewing any practicality whatever, still has the commitment to don a full length leather trenchcoat, stupid New Rock boots, and half a Superdrug counter of makeup. All hail the Hot Goth!


LA Gothic

Beach Goth, originally uploaded by Brian Auer.
Gothiness: 9 Sweatiness: 5
The lace umbrella (or Gothasol) is a repeating theme for the overheated Goth, although staring at youngsters as they swing on ropes puts me in mind of Tim Burton and Helena Bonham-Carter out shopping for children.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOL at your comments. But in all seriousness, that looks like a CUTE outfit! I need a parasol right now!

Tali said...

GREAT photo. I cant believe shes wearing tights. id die of overheating!

mysterymixtapes said...

There is a song by a band called Beach Goth by a band called Wavves. Just thought I'd say

Octobriana (Oz) said...

A certain Cure song comes to mind...

meardearna said...

The couple looks like they have the sense to wear flats instead of heels on the sand ^^

dirtyflaws said...

i wear tights spring,summer,winter,fall...its really not that bad

Anonymous said...

at least Mr. LA Goth is savvy enough to carry his matching black laptop satchel.

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