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!

I Wandered Lonely as a Goth

Thanks to Aagra and

Gothiness: 9 Sweatiness: 8
Undecided Goth can't work out whether to embrace the Daystar with shaven head, or avoid with Reflective Red. Her poetry isn't giving her many clues, but she's clearly finding inspiration there. She'd better find cover quickly though - a tan certainly won't go with that eyeshadow!


Anonymous said...

A sort of gothic Phil Oakey..

I like it... gonna dig out my shaver right now..

Robin said...

Serves her right for only reading half her hairdressing book before starting, that's it love get reading so you can do the rest!

Danielle said...

Wow, that's an image from my wedding--that's my officiant Amanda! :D

Anonymous said...

Amanda is HOT! (and I don't mean in the summery sweaty way).

seale said...

Awww, that's the amazing Amanda. We love her. I've been spelunking with her. Also in hot weather.

Roxy Cook said...

Embrace the Daystar, HAHAHA! I love this blog, Love It!

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