Thursday, March 17, 2016

Nightmare Before Christmas tattoo!

Hey all, I wanted to share my amazing Nightmare Before Christmas tattoo. We are almost done with my sleeve! My artist is the incredibly talented and beautiful Ally Lee from Hot Rod Alley Tattoo in Santa Cruz. She is one of the sweetest and most professional artists I have ever met. I will be seeing her for more work in the future. Below are pics of our progress. The top half, and later I will share more close ups of the bottom half when we get it done. I couldn't be happier. She has exceeded my expectations. I love her work. She can do anything from portrait work to cartoons to traditional.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Outfit inspiration: Marilyn Manson

I have always really loved Marilyn Manson, his music and his androgynous, gothic style. I put together some outfits that were inspired by him. He is so awesome and has influenced me since I was a teenager. I love to draw portraits of him and do portraits of his cd covers. His art is amazing in every way I love his water color drawings so I recreated one with color pencils. 

Marilyn Manson cd drawing by me.

Striped tee I got at a shop in Portland, 
Skelanimals back pack, Vampire Freaks. 
Raven Madison bat necklace, online. 

Lace gloves, Camden in England.
Hair, Vampire Red and Voodoo Blue by Manic Panic.
Corset top, Hot Topic. 

Accessories inspiration: Baby bat

To rock the 90s baby bat look I paired my Skelanimals backpack I got from Vampire Freaks with sunglasses from Forever 21 and a black lipstick by Kat Von D. 

Outfit inspiration: Grunge Goth

Accessories: Sunglasses, Forever 21.
Tattoo choker alien spaceship, Holographic Dreamz on etsy.
Nirvana wallet, EMP museum in Seattle. 

Dress, Forever 21. 
Clutch, Dolls Kill. 

Sometimes I like to mix goth with grunge. 

Faux leather jacket, ebay.
Skinny jeans, Hot Topic.
Creepers, Hot Topic. 
Striped tee, Urban Outfitters.
Hair, voodoo blue by Manic Panic.

Corporate goth ideas

When I have to dress up for work situations or office I tend to stick with grays and blacks or sometimes a beige or black trench. I find I can still manage to pull off a little bat or dragon necklace or barrette here and there as long as I have a blazer on and some skinny jeans, black ballet flats or loafers for a more casual look or if I want to look fancier I have gray or black dress pants. I recently found some really cool casual chic sweat pants online that I paired with a blazer. My hair is multi colored so if I need to look more professional I just pull it back into a bun or a pony tail.

Natural beauty essentials. For the office I nix the black lipstick and stick to a beige or natural face palette. I use natural oils for scent, I have face spray for days it is a bit warm and I use natural hair cream if I need to put hairs in place if I'm wearing my hair in a bun. I usually stick to matte lips beige or just chap stick. To be bold I add a bit of color on my eyes light blues or pinks. 

My ultimate casual corporate goth accessories. As long as there is black in there I'm happy :) 

To be a bit more bold you can pair gothic accessories with a blazer and some nice blue nail polish instead of black. I usually wont wear black nail polish to the office.