The name of this dark purple lipstick is Feminist, and that only makes me love it even more. Sadly I get few occasions to wear such a deep gothic lip-color, and the week of Halloween is a good enough excuse!
There were a few years there (back in college) where I wore mostly all black, not in a gothic or rebellious way, but because I wanted to hide, blend in, and disappear. Because I hoped above all that black was indeed slimming, because I hated my body. Thankfully those days are long behind me now, and I can pull on an all black outfit like this one with absolutely no intention of blending in or fading away. The last week of October seems a fitting time to let out my inner goth, layer on the deep lipstick and brocade.
I definitely had a phase back in late middle school where I desperately wanted to wear all black and be "goth" in the subculture sense. My mother was having none of it though! Now as an adult I am thankful for such level headed guidance, and also can dress "goth" when ever I please! There are still things about gothic fashion I find deeply appealing, the dark romantic Victorian side of it all can be gorgeous when done well. Sometimes it's nice to borrow a bit from Morticia Addams and let your inner goth flag fly.
|Blouse: Random mail order catalog ages ago|
Skirt: Made by me
Faux Fur Shawl: H&M
Earrings: I don't remember!
Hair comb: Vintage