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!


The Goth Railway Children

Thanks to: Gothic.info

Gothiness: 10 Sweatiness: 8
My memories of The Railway Children may be clouded but I'm sure Jenny Agutter didn't look like this. But if she did, I bet Daddy was ecstatic when he arrived on that train. 1 Gothiness Point removed for the suitcase. Detail is everything.
Edit: OK, enough already. An extra point for the Steampunk suitcase. I still think it should have been black. With the skull of a crow as a clasp.

22 comments:

Delbin said...

The suitcase loses a point? I thought it was a nice touch.

dirtyflaws said...

everything i ever dreamed of in the perfect blog xx

Anonymous said...

Give that point back, it's an old style suitcase with steam punk overtones! Anyone who'd subject themselves to that thing deserves at least one emo point.

Anonymous said...

I usually think goths look dumb, but this girl is really quite pretty, and she looks like art.

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a beautiful woman, I like her clothes! Must be sweaty though :S

Anonymous said...

gotta love lady amaranth's modelling work.

Raggedy Android said...

I agree. Period style clothing made of PVC is the ultimate sweatiness.

Sakara said...

the lady is a model called Amaranth..she does some stunning work

Anonymous said...

You have got to be kidding me. An 8? Aparently whom ever rated this has never worn pvc in hot weather..she deserves a 10 at the very Least.

Drei said...

a super victorian suitcase loses a point? of course not!

GothsInHotWeather said...

Enough already! The suitcase is OK, we'll let it go. Take a deep breath. I agree that the PVC should up the Sweat rating, but she's sitting in the shade, so I can't go higher than that. Don't try and bribe me.

GothsInHotWeather said...

I said 'don't try and bribe me' Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Anonymous said...

i have worn latex in the air conditioner during winter & let me tell you, it is still very sweaty.

Anonymous said...

"lady amaranth?" 100 bucks says her real name is Paula.

Anonymous said...

Imádom Lady Amarathot ... gyönyörő és kreatív :D
BEAUTIFUL

Monique said...

Nice blog, I really love it!!

Yorkshire Soul said...

She's beautiful.

Mike said...

Effect rather ruined when you spot that the railway line has a third rail - meaning she's probably somewhere in south-east England. Maybe, say, Strood or Gillingham. That said, Gravesend has a nicely gothy ring to it.

Anonymous said...

Nope-- Not Paula. I know her. Her name is Clair, & i'll send her to this site. She'll get a kick out of it.

Amy said...

She's stunningly beautiful.

Raevynsong said...

Absolutely Stunning, i give you the utmost respect for being able to wear your corset and the PVC in conditions such as that. I love the suitcase, it is beautiful. Great picture, keep cool!

~ Raevynsong

Argermacher von Tollhaus said...

If a picture's worth a thousand words, then say no more. I'm in love.

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