Gothic Girl Lolita Dresses – Goth Fashion Statement

Lolita isn’t the book by Nabokov well Lolita is a book by Nabokov but in goth fashion Lolita is the term given to a Japanese street fashion trend inspired by clothing design of the Edwardian n Victorian eras. Japan has launched a lot of fashion trends in the alt scene like Hello Kitty for the Emo Girls, Cosplay plus Steam Punk.

Lolita fashion started in Japan about 20 years ago n has been adopted as a current goth fashion trend especially in the US n UK. As an Edwardian example see Helena Bonham Carter’s black gown she wore to the Oscars that I wrote about. Very Lolita style. She got fn ripped on the fashion blogs for the dress: like she looked in shambles, like she walked out of Dickensian novel, like she looked like a Dress Lodger*. But I knew what she was going for n I’m sure most Lolita fashion fans did too. I have a couple of Lolita dresses I bought on eBay Japan. But then I found this website with a lot of Lolita dresses not too out of reach spendy. I have my eye on this one:

Black Goth Fashion Lolita Dress

n this one:

Black Gothic Lolita Dress Fashion Trend

Likey? Mostly I wear Lolita dresses to parties cos otherwise ppl would think I work at the Renaissance Faire as a serving wench who brings tankards of mead to the wood plank table. Yeah the Ren Faire @ here gives a lot of jobs in the summer. I was thinking about applying if I run low on cash. Don’t I kind of have a medieval fairie girl look?

*Dress Lodger is a 19th century term for a London street prostitute who would take over the dress of a hooker who had died, typically of disease. Then when/if the girl died from same disease, the dress would yet again be passed on to the next unlucky prostitute. I learned about this sad fate in one of my Fashion Design classes. This would be an example of a Dress Lodger-esque Gothic Lolita Dress:

Gothic-Lolita-Dress

Dresses by Milanoo.com

The First Goth Girl Dead Girl in Hollywood

I don’t watch the Oscars it’s like whatever. But one of my friends texted me n said OMG I should check out Helena Bonham Carter’s dress online. So I googled it n up came pics of her in this Victorian or Edwardian type dress. It was kind of gothic. With the right accessories n make-up could have been goth. She had a purse shaped like a fan. Make that a Victorian era lady’s fan with lace overlay now that was cool.

Helena Bonham Carter is Gothic

But the coolest part is that she’s married to Tim Burton who directed Beetle Juice. He’s a totally gothic director. Winona Ryder as Lydia in Beetle Juice is like a goth dead girl even tho she’s alive. If you know anything about dead girls that is a goth term and popular goth girl website. So was Lydia one of the first real gothic girls in a Hollywood film? Did girls start dressing like Lydia after the movie came out? I don’t know since it was back in the 80’s before my time. But I luv what Winona as Lydia is wearing here. It’s just pure goth. I want to work a doll into an outfit. Time to hit the thrift shops with my gfs. }Scarlet Angel{

Lydia in Beetlejuice First Goth Girl in Hollywood Film

Quoth the Raven Nevermore – Goth Symbolism

I totally covet this hair accessory. A hair band with a silver Raven n Raven feathers. Gawd I must have it. Ravens are very goth.

Goth Raven Hair Band

So are crows. They steal our souls if we have them. Crows are also the symbol of death. Some gothics will keep a dead crow in a box in their apartment or bedroom so the smell of death is there. Death is all around us anyway. I wouldn’t go that far. I like my place clean but my mind dirty n dark.

I read n re-read the poem The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe that poet was goth. All the stuff he wrote he was definitely goth before goth was goth. Was he the first to make the Raven a dark symbol a symbol of madness? I think after reading the poem so many times it’s become like a mantra to me. The man in the poem had lost his true love and was dark depressed n crazed over it. Who doesn’t feel that way after losing their love? I lost my true love cos he moved n won’t even talk to me n now I have this lame whatever emo boy in my life who worships me but I hate how he’s so into me. I know if I tell him I want this hair band he’ll buy it. Maybe he’s really my emo slave. }Scarlet Angel{

PS the hair band is from Amaltheasattic.com

Goth Birthday Girl

It figures my birthday was the day the Rapture was supposed to happen. I was actually secretly wishing it would happen that all the religious freakos would get beamed up to heaven leaving us heathens to to take over the world n of course to fn party! I had to do a family birthday party appearance mostly just to collect checks from my mom n gran who was going on about the Rapture being blasphemous because it’s not in the bible. One of the earliest memories I have is my gran teaching me this sunday school song: the B-I-B-L-E that’s the book for me. I think early Christian religious brainwashing made it’s mark on me to become a non-believer in Christ.

Sooo…I kept waiting for the Rapture to see ppl floating up like balloons to heaven but nothing happened. I went to a Rapture party where everyone was supposed to party like there was no tomorrow. But some party ppl knew it was my birthday so I had to do more shots of Jager which has a blend of herbs in it that have some kind of time space warpage opioid effect on me. I got pretty fucked up. Then when I got home n fell asleep I had Rapture nightmares. Something some force was trying to take me to heaven n I didn’t want to go. I said I don’t belong there or in limbo I belong in hell where the eternal hellfires burn.

When Stephen Hawkings said there is no heaven he didn’t say if there was no hell. But he did say our brains are like computers and when they shut down – they shut down – and then there is nothing. We have no souls. I have to think about that more when I’m not fucked up or hungover n when I’m in the mood to think about deep shit like that.

Happy Birthday to Me! Dead inside cos I have no soul }Scarlet Angel{

goth birthday girl