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!


Letting The Side Down



Gothiness: 3 (due to child's clothes) Sweatiness: 8

What in the name of the Sisters of Mercy is going on here? It's not enough that this Gothette is having to struggle with the sun in full clobber AND push a heavily laden pram, but she has to endure the shame of a daughter being dressed as a PRINCESS? What was wrong with a Princess of the Night? Children these days. Let's hope the Gothette has just borrowed her and is planning to spend the day teaching her the ways of the Dark.

Thanks to: http://urbanshadow.net/blog/?tag=goth

11 comments:

Diane said...

hahaha ok you're killing me! "what in the name of sisters of mercy.." lmao!

it's even funnier to me that i totally let my daughter go out like that as well. but, hey, i figure if i can go out in 'costume' than so can she.

trust me though, i fill her head with things like nightmare before christmas, coraline and the like as often as possible, hoping one days she'll abandon the princess thing. it's taking more work than i'd like though...

great blog! keep 'em coming!

M said...

I always wondered what the kids of punks/goths/etc would have to do in order to rebel. Turn into little Alex P. Keatons?

Now we know... they turn into Disney princesses!

Ninianne said...

I come from the belief that I hated when my parents told me how to dress, so like Diane, I let my daughter go her own way(princess of course), but inspire her as well as much as I can. I am an older mom as well, so my decked-out days are pretty much a thing of the past. My wardrobe is still mostly black, and my daughter thinks that's cool even though she's only 3.

~Michelle

Anonymous said...

Kick ass boots, and hilarious about the kid, of course she'd be the polar opposite of the mom :P

Anonymous said...

i think that princess is inside the window, not with gothy at all.

meardearna said...

Aww I see two princesses there x

poperatzo said...

I think dressing your daughter as a princess is actually the height of gothiness.

Sister Of Percy said...

Maybe she's just babysitting?

Naphtali said...

This is amazing! Great photo, and indeed, "What in the name of the Sisters of Mercy is going on here?" ha ha ha!

I'm a Rasta with 2 daughters who love the whole Disney princess thing and Barbie dolls. It pains my Afrocentric tendancies, but they've got to be the children they are and not versions of mini-me. I love the woman in this photo. Good on her. JAH Bless!

larissa said...

I am yet another Goth Mum who has a fairy princess for a daughter. My wardrobe is black, hers is pink. Such is life, as others have said, we can only try to influence, not force.

Anonymous said...

I'll post in defense of the child. I grew up with a gothic mother and it pained her to no end I'm sure to let me dress like a princess and like nothing but pink. Thankfully her influences paid off as I'm sure will be the case with this little girl.

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