Friday, May 22, 2015

Happy World Goth Day!

Happy World Goth Day! Though I've never celebrated the day per say, yet it's still nice that people are coming together throughout the world! Just don't hug the goths....unless they like it. Hehe!

My goth "coming of age story" is not really clear. I was in High School and was alternative, I started going to raves at 14 and was into going to local shows. The 90s were a weird time, but a time where none of my friend's defined themselves as 'this or that', we just all hung out together. One big motley crew!

I don't know if it was fate when I had a guy come up to be at a hardcore show (we later "dated", I was only 14 and nothing happened other than hanging out) and asked me "Do you like The Cure?". Which I said, yes. Turns out he was a HUGE crazy Cure fan and gifted me with all sorts of music. I remember the one time we were hanging out listening to music and he turned and looked at me and said, "You are like Charlotte Sometimes", I had no idea what he was talking about other than The Cure song. Later on, after really listening to the lyrics of "Charlotte Sometimes", I understood and it has became my favorite Cure song. It was as if a seed had been planted......

My journey into goth wasn't really an exciting one, just a series of discoveries into industrial music (techno music was the gateway drug), than goth, and then the black fashion followed. Music has always been the number one influence on me as well as spending hours watching music videos and reading magazines and books about our beloved subculture. 

So, Happy World Goth Day dear readers! Now let's all go dance to the record version of, "Bela Lugosi's Dead"...all 9 minutes and 30 seconds of it. Phew! 

XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Kitsch Picks : The Spangled Maker

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Let's all take a moment to 'ohhhh and ahhhhh' over The Spangled Maker's designs. Kitschy vintage illustrations you can wear?! Yes, please! I've got my eye on the Victorian Bat Girl Brooch and am already styling her into outfits as I type this. Hehe!

Which one is your favorite?
XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Because Pizza!

Tuesday was thrift shopping and grocery gettin', so I thought the Pizza Party Skater Skirt by Sourpuss Clothing would be fitting! I love, love, LOVE pizza, though I don't eat it too often. 

It was so windy on Tuesday and my hair was all crazy, so there was no point in trying to tame it! Slapped a giant bow on and I was done with it. Hehehe!

The slices have skull shaped mushrooms on them!

Do you love pizza? What are your favorite toppings?
XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Last Weekend

Photo credit: Cats Like Us

Saturday afternoon was filled with me presenting a class on measuring yourself for a proper fit in retro style clothing. I was incredibly nervous, but the gals who came made it easy and fun. I emphasized that size is just a number in clothing and it doesn't define you as a person, it is just what those companies decided to use as their measurements to determine their sizing. Size is a sensitive subject, but focusing on what looks good on you and how you feel rather than the size is always my main goal! 

Photo with one of my best friends, Danielle

After work I went home to color my hair back to lavender, make dinner and got ready to go out to a local bar for a goth/alternative music night. Though the event was small, we all had a great time on a lovely Spring evening. 

Goth group shot! Derek, myself, Sebastian and Danielle

Second shot with flash. Hissssss! Hahaha!

My blue steel face. (photos from Danielle)

Monday was a punk show at one of the punk houses in town. Since Derek and I have off Sundays and Mondays, we consider this day part of our weekend. The main band we wanted to see was Silence from Pittsburgh, PA, who may be the gothest punk band and I told them that! They were great, but I felt sorta bad for them as the punks didn't seem too into them and the room was half full. Oh well, we dug them and bought their demo and pins, I do love my pins! 

I hope you enjoyed your weekend!
XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Winner Is......


is Sinna! Congrats to the winner and thank you for all who entered, commented and shared the Creepy and Cute Giveaway!!

Hey Sinna, if you're reading this....sorry if I emailed you a million times! LOL!!!

XOXO-Meagan Kyla