Dating goth site
Seven years ago, I took an introduction to sociology course at my town's community college.We spent most of our time sitting around in a circle with our professor, talking about cultural stigmas and stereotypes as well as the clique dynamics within our individual cafeterias (at the time, I was convinced I was living in North Shore High School).I wanted to revisit the goth/semi-emo look because it was my experiences with this style that led me to thinking about humanity's biases when it comes to aesthetics and fashion.Back in 2007 when I took that sociology course, Sophie Lancaster (the 21-year-old girl attacked and killed in the U. by a group of teen boys as a result of her gothic fashion) was headlining the news.Pearls, rosy red cheeks, and a waist-cinching belt did the trick.Because this is a pretty "traditional" look, meaning something that's come in and out of fashion for decades and always received pretty well, I thought it'd be a good test of how people react when they see women in clichéd, standard, womanly wear.Black hair, black lips, red and black eye shadow, incredibly thick eyeliner, spiked chains and Hot Topic clothes (this was back when Hot Topic sold actual alternative-wear, mind you).And what I found was the not-so-shocking realization that humans are pretty cruel. And an overall cattiness that left me emotionally drained after just one day.
Because, you know, sometimes it's the people closest to you who have the strongest (and in some cases, most striking) reactions.I love the cuts and silhouettes of the '40s through the '60s and find the subtle red lipstick and cat eyeliner to complement my complexion quite well.But for this experiment, I tried to vamp up my traditional style to a bit more of a classic look.That's kind of what I went for, thus the make-believe bling.
There is undoubtedly a lot of stigma toward women who dress what is so often called "provocatively," so I wanted to put this ensemble to the test.Because my "style" has changed so much from childhood to my early '20s, I've seen a lot of mixed reactions from both acquaintances and passersby to all of my different looks, be they punk girl, tomboy or anything in between.That in mind, I thought it would be an interesting experiment to revisit some past fashion choices and see how friends, family and perfect strangers reacted to them now.But its heavy reliance on black (both in the clothes and makeup) undoubtedly makes one stand out.