Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Spooky Tattoo

Last Friday, after work, I went to Foothills Tattoo to get my tattooist Josh to start my other sleeve. My left arm is going to be my 'goth arm' with lots of spooky things.

I was VERY happy with what he came up with. I gave him a vintage photo to copy the woman off, because I loved her pose. He drew her sitting on gravestones with a dripping heart in her hands!
Also you get a nice view of my fat arm :)

Halfway through!

All done!! My next appointment is in October. I'll get some background and colour.

Close-up of her head.

On Saturday I went with my best friend on some errands. We dropped off some posters for the next Alternative Markets and then went to Ikea. Here is what I wore:

Jacket: gifted from Mary at Dancing Maenad
Skirt: Op shop (not sure what brand) It has pockets! I love pockets on skirts
Tights: We Love Colors
Boots: Op Shop (not sure what brand)

I'm super happy about my boots. I found them in an Op Shop last week. It's really hard for me to find shoes in Op Shops, due to the fact that I have big feet and Op Shop shoes are generally gross. They're suede lace up biker type boots. I got them for $10 because the side zip was broken. I don't need the zips to put them on, so I just glued the zip shut :)

The rest of my weekend was uneventful and I just spent my time at home.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Fremantle Maritime Museum

On Sunday 22nd of July I visited the Fremantle Maritime Museum with my sister Kirsty. It has taken me a very long time to actually visit the new museum, which was built a few years ago. I guess because it costs $10 to get in, admission is usually free at museums and art galleries. It was also a chance for us to visit Megamouth. The Megamouth was our favourite part of the Perth museum when we were kids, and now it's moved to the Fremantle Museum.

The weather was very nice, it was sunny and I actually had to take my cardigan off because it got too hot. I love sunny winters.

There are lots of photos, sorry if it loads slowly.

I wore my new Bauhaus shirt.

Kirsty wore her Princess Bride shirt I got her for christmas. It says "inconceivable" with a picture of Vizzini's head.

Here is the front of the museum

Kirsty's looking at the creepy child statues.

Sad and creepy.

This was suppose to show how hard it was to churn butter, but it didn't work.

Kirsty lifting some bricks.

This showed the what work some men used to do back in the day.

Child's gas mask, from the UK

This part was suppose to show an old merchant town. There were a few spooky bodyless mannequins. Kirsty lifted the lid of this chest and got scared when the mannequin started to speak! It was funny because there were some people behind us, who probably thought we were strange girls.

Some pretty necklaces and jewelry.

Try on the chains? Don't mind if I do!

Kirsty trying some grinding.

Here's our friend the Megamouth!!

Best friends forever!

It's a pretty awesome tank, but I wish we could see him better.

We turned the corner to find this car! It was bouncing up and down, which made us laugh lots.

There was a Black Sabbath sticker on the other side, and drugs inside! Along with a fake fur interior.

Australia coathanger.

The docked submarine outside. There is a tour that goes inside, but we didn't have enough time (plus you had to pay more money)

The best part of the museum was a fake submarine room, with a working periscope! It went out the top of the building and it gave a view of Fremantle

Kirsty had squid, I had fish and chips.
We also went to the markets, where I found my friend a birthday present.

Kirsty went to a piercing place to get a smaller bar for her industrial ear piercing. The piercer was really creepy. He kept asking me where I got my piercings from, and commenting about how they were badly done. Then he touched my face without my permission, so see the piercings better!!! It was so strange. I hated that he implied that my piercer was crap. It really pissed me off.

It was a great day overall, it was so nice being able to hang out with my little sister. We didn't run out of things to chat about, and we were very tired by the end of the day.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Punk Rock Girl

Last night I went to Descent, which is an old school goth night in Perth. It's a fairly new night, this being the second time it's run. It's great to be able to listen to awesome music. I decided to put up my hawk, seeing as I had to wash my hair afterwards anyway.

I enjoyed myself, I danced a bit and got home at midnight.

Jacket: ebay (DIY myself)
Specimen shirt: 2010 Specimen gig in London
Skirt: Big W
Tights: We Love Colors
Boots: Dr. Marten

My look reminds me of Punk Rock Girl by The Dead Milkmen

This post is part of a theme for the Ladies In Black Facebook group

Monday, July 23, 2012

Winter Work Outfit

Here is one of my outfits I wore to work last week

This is just a simple winter outfit. I wear a plain black shirt under the sweater. It's not cold enough in Australia, I wish it snowed.
Oversized knitted mens sweater: Rivers
Skirt: Big W
Tights: We Love Colors
Boots: Dr. Marten

This is my simple everyday makeup. You can tell it's the morning, because I look sleepy.
I use foundation and powder, eyeliner, eyeshadow and mascara.

Behind me is my Tess Munster poster, she's beautiful!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Last Saturday I went to dinner with my family to celebrate both my granny and fathers birthday. Here is what I wore:

Dress: Converse
Belt: Torrid
Tights: We Love Colors
Boots: Dr. Marten
I also wore my punk jacket, because it's winter/cold

This is my normal makeup. I usually wear lipstick, but we were going out to dinner.

Here are my two younger sisters and me. Kirsty has blonde hair like me. Heather is my half-sister, thus she has brown hair from her mum.

Friday, July 13, 2012

The Professor's Monthly Homework Assignment: Things I Can't Live Without

First off, Mary from Le Professeur Gothique has started a new blog at The Dancing Maenad. She has her reasons for this, so please look at her blogs for more information. Mary is a wonderful woman, and I'll be following her blog no matter what.

This months assignment is to feature one item that I can't live without. I didn't know what to choose! I was going to go for my music, I listen to music every single day. Or maybe my winklepickers or makeup. But my book collection finally won out.

This is only one of my bookshelves. This one holds all of my fiction, the other holds all my non-fiction.

Books have played such a huge part in my life. My dad helped my book love when I was a kid, he was a manager of a bookstore in the Perth city centre (the bookstore is still there, but he's changed jobs a few times).
I went through a period in Primary School not reading books because it was too 'popular' but I quickly changed my mind. I'm the type of girl who always re-reads my favourite books. Reading a familiar book is like having a close family, who you can tell anything to.

During my teen years I would read books all day. I had a really tough family life, I had to live with my neglectful mother. We were very poor, and she would spend welfare money on drugs instead of looking after me and my sister. Reading was an escape for me.
I would go to the library and check out the maximum amount of books possible, I would read them all in a week and return them.

I also didn't have any friends, I was very much a loner. Books really helped me pass the time.
My favourite book is Little Women. I love reading about their life and adventures, I never get tired of reading it. I'm a big fan of classic novels, and my other favourites include The Secret Garden and Jane Eyre. I enjoy reading about female characters.

I love all of the different stories that my bookshelf holds. I can pick up a book and be in Narnia, or I can visit Notre Dame, or I could be in Victorian London, or in Maine USA.

Funny fact, I remember starting to read Jean. M. Auel in year 7. If you don't know, Auel writes a popular series about a prehistoric female going through her life. It's filled with quite a bit of X-rated caveman sex, this was most likely where I found out about human desire (I figured out how babies were made when I was in primary school)

My non-fiction section contain a lot of occult books. I've been very interested in the occult, ever since I was very little. I never believed in anything written in the books, but I really enjoy reading the spooky stories and interesting legends. As I've grown older I've found Skepticism, which has helped me understand about why people believe strange things.

Anyway, I hope that you enjoyed reading about my love of books. I'm so glad that the Internet exists, I can now buy books online for really cheap! www.bookfinder.com is what I use all the time, I can get books for under $10 including shipping :)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Sunny Winter

Winter might mean snow for you, but here in Perth it's still 19 degrees and sunny! It never seems to get cold here, which really sucks because I love the cold.

Today I went into Perth to go shopping with Dani. I left my house a bit early and walked into Perth because I wanted to check out a record store on the way in. No luck in finding a Goth/Post-punk gem.

There was a great band busking in Perth while I was waiting. They were playing 60s and 50s music, which I enjoy listening to. I usually really dislike buskers, I can't stand them. These guys are probably the only ones that I would stop and listen to.

When Dani arrived we went shopping :)

I wore:
Cotton biker jacket: Ebay
Rib shirt: Store in Perth
Skirt: City Chic
Tights: DIY myself
Boots: Dr. Marten

Here is Dani, looking cute like always!

I bought a bread tin because I'm going to attempt to make some banana bread for my friends. I also bought a new bag from Red Stripe Clothing, it's a Kreepsville bag.

 I'm going to use it for sleepovers and trips away.

I got this great candle holder from the Reject Shop, I carried it home on the bus :P

Lots of walking, but I love hanging out with Dani. We took some Timezone photos too!

I was suppose to go to the roller derby tonight, by my friends bailed on me. It made me a bit sad.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Friday I'm In Love

I have a busy weekend planned, so I'll hopefully get some photos and posts for you guys to read. Now for some awesome music. It might not be 'goth' but I love it.

Jeepster by T.Rex
Heartbeats by The Knife

Your Woman by White Town