Saturday, January 25, 2014

Temporary Hiatus

Hi guys,

The Everyday Goth will be taking a temporary hiatus for the time being. As the new semester starts and my responsibilities (class + new internship + old job) start to grow, it's becoming impossible for me to keep up on regular posting. This definitely isn't the end of this blog, once I get into the groove of things in my regular life I will most definitely be back with new, better content. I look forward to that.

If you're interested in keeping up with me, I'm always on Tumblr, Twitter, GoodReads, and Pinterest.

Thanks for understanding,

 Mary Rose,
The Everyday Goth

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

LondonEdge 2014

Recently I was contacted by a representative of LondonEdge and was asked to put out a little bulletin for anyone interested in checking it out. LondonEdge is a tradeshow held from February 2nd through the 4th that showcases the best of alternative fashion (and for someone who is interested in fleshing out their wardrobe, this is kind of a dream come true.)


Catering to a group of the most creative and exciting niches in apparel, footwear and accessories, LondonEdge is the only show worldwide dedicated to this very specific sector of the fashion industry, welcoming in a host of left centre, daring and statement brands, exhibitors, media and visitors. 
Dominating the trade show scene for 14 years, the show is split into two notional areas, Original and Fashion.  LondonEdge Original represents over 200 hard-edged, punk, rock, goth and tattoo inspired brands where as LondonEdge Fashion houses over 150 rock n roll, vintage, retro, pin up, burlesque and rockabilly collections.  With both areas heaving with clothing, accessories, footwear and beauty brands, there truly is something for everyone.   
Alongside the ever-popular themed areas, lounges and complimentary hairstyling stands, this February 2014 LondonEdge is pleased to announce the return of their entertainment acme, the LondonEdge Fashion Show. Absent for the past two seasons and back by popular demand, attendees will be treated to two different fashion shows, each showing twice a day on the centre stage and no doubt pulling in crowds of exhibitors, buyers and visitors alike. 
Excitement is already building that the highlight of the LondonEdge entertainment menu is back with more & bigger brands than ever! Representing the vintage, retro and kitsch styles at LondonEdge are renowned brands Bettie Page, Hell Bunny, Voodoo Vixen and Purplish London. On behalf of the edgier LondonEdge, there is plenty of alternative, dark and gothic apparel and accessories on offer including Spin Doctor, Queen of Darkness, Kreepsville 666, Jaw Breaker and Phaze. Catering to all, Banned Apparel, Dead Threads, Echo3 and Iron Fist are also on the list for this one off show and will indeed prove eye catching during the performance and on the trade show floor. 
Entertainment aside, this unique global show is dedicated to short order merchandise, with an excellent reputation for attracting a high percentage of overseas buyers and for onsite order-writing.  The biggest and best show of its kind, the rock n roll, cool and kooky styles of the exhibitors is met year after year with an exciting buzz and positive atmosphere and with this host of eclectic brands on the catwalk, lively and enticing music and professionally chorographic performances this season will be no exception! More news to follow.

If I were in the UK at the moment, I'd definitely try to go. What better way to kick off your 2014 consumerism than with a big tradeshow like this? If any of you are going please take tons of pictures!

If you're interested in attending and would like to learn more, you can find out more on their website here.

February 2nd – 4th, The National Hall,
Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, W14

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Corp Goth Wardrobe Planning

In my New Years Resolution post I mentioned that I wanted to start building up a CorpGoth wardrobe that I would be able to use as I enter grad school and, afterwards, the corporate work force. Unless, of course, my planned series of trashy Dan Brown-esque art world mystery novels takes off and makes me millions of dollars, but I'm not going to hold my breath for that to happen. So, I thought I'd write up a list of things I would like to purchase over the next year or so to start off CorpGoth!Mary with a bang:


Corp


  • Six blouses
  • Two plain V-neck shirts
  • Two plain sweaters
  • Two cardigans
  • Four pencil skirts
  • Three A-Line skirts
  • Three blazers 
  • Three day-wear dresses
  • One fancy occasion dress
  • A day-to-day handbag
  • One fancy clutch
Most of these will be in blacks and grays (maybe with pretty damask patterns that I'm rather fond of lately), as these are basics that can be added to later with brighter colors. To this I will be adding the usual Gothy accouterments of dark jewelry, pretty shoes, tights, and hair accessories to bring it more into the Corp-Goth spectrum and less in the plain black office-wear realm.

If you'd like to see more inspiration for my Corp Goth wardrobe, check my Pinterest board.

What are you guys planning for your wardrobes this year? Any to-buy lists?

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

My 2014 Resolutions

I'm one of those hopeless people that legitimately enjoys making New Years resolutions, a fact that I can only assume comes out of a combination of enjoying making lists and being a prolific daydreamer. Whether or not I actually follow through, I think it's both useful and fun to plan out some objectives for the coming year.



Blog related:

  • Find a post schedule that works. During school, it's becoming increasingly more difficult to find both the time and the inspiration for twice-weekly posts. So, I think I'll be sticking to one post a week, and then see how things go from there.
  • Write at least three guest posts/articles for other blogs.
  • Work on bettering my SEO and Klout score.
  • Make a media kit. 
  • Host three guest posts on this blog.
  • One resolution I wasn't able to keep that I would like to renew is my 365 Photo project. Unfortunately, I don't think I'll have the time to maintain it. So, I'm going to revamp my 365 Photography Tumblr into a regular photography Tumblr not bound by a daily post schedule. Hopefully this will keep me photographing without feeling like missing one day is the end of the world.
  • Host a giveaway once this blog reaches 500 subscribers. 
  • Go through some of my older posts and clean them up, taking new pictures and fixing old links, etc. 
  • Reach 1,000 followers on Pinterest.


Personal:

  • Last year I pledged to read 52 books, and this was my favorite resolution. I've always described myself as a reader, but between school, the internet, and my own inability to find good books, I'd not been reading as much as I would have liked. Then, in 2013 I decided to change that, and I kept my resolution! (If you want to see the summary of books I read for that challenge, click here.) So, this year my resolution is to read 100 books in 2014. Add me on Goodreads to follow my journey!
  • Build up a more substantial Corp Goth wardrobe (read: buy more pencil skirts. Lots more)
  • Buy a fancy dress. After glancing through my wardrobe I've come to the startling realization that I don't actually own anything I could wear to a dressier event and (if my internship goes as well as I hope) I might need it. Expect a "shallow wants" post in the near future about it. 
  • Get my cartilage pierced.
  • Get a tattoo????? Maybe????
  • Take more outfit shots. I have a tri-pod, there really isn't much of an excuse now. 
  • Finish at least six DIY projects this year. 
  • Finish my study abroad applications and then go back to Scotland. 
  • Get good grades. Try to sleep more. Stay organized. The usual school-related stuff. 
  • Find a summer internship at a museum.
  • Find a brand of liquid eyeliner that doesn't melt right off my face (the ever-present struggle.) 
And I think that's about it! What are your resolutions for this year?