Hey Addicts, Mimielle here following up on one of the questions we received from June in Dead Mail recently June writes
” I feel like I am too old to turn Goth but I just realized I’ve been one all my life without dressing like that. Now that I am 53, I know that people will think I am odd dressing that way at my age. What can I do to ease into the style without freaking out my conservative friends?”
I had quite a bit to say in episode #126 and here are some of the followup links and resources I promised.
Here is a cross-section of goths over 30, many types, many looks and ways of self-expression!
Some capsule wardrobe ideas including pieces that can pass in the “normie” world as well~
Thrift them, shop your closet, have a friends clothing swap night, maybe they have some secret Goth-y things hiding away!
The free walk-in beauty services my local Sephora currently offers that could all be done with a more Goth twist:
- Smoky Eye, (dark and a bit dramatic)
- Essential Eyeliner (ask for Gothic cat eyes)
- Polished Brows (arch them!)
- Flawless Foundation (the perfected base for anything else)
…and finally, a couple of shots of my ‘eldergoth’ look, from earlier this year. My main style is Gothic Lolita but I range afield into Shiro (white Goth) and yeah, I have me a Stevie Nicks poncho, boots and some swirly skirts too!
To tell you a secret though, I do not feel any more ‘eldergoth’ now than I felt ‘baby-bat’ when I was young and using a sharpie as an eyeliner!
Lagniappe…how a good friend ‘sees’ me in her drawings 🙂