Oh my Goth!

The fall is here and black is back from never going away. Much is change, but many things are still the same. Everyone needs some security to hold on to.
With this post I wanted to talk about the Goth issue. Many of you have probably noticed that the Goth image is more popular than ever right now. Fragile girls and boys wearing black torn clothes, adorned with crusifixes are a popular fenomenon. Today they're called nu-goth. Ok, so people love labels, and just plain 'Goth' not being enough, they decided to freshen it up. As fresh and 'new' as it may be, it get's a bit confusing for people who actually know something about the subculture. Don't get me wrong, I'm only happy to see these creatures on my computer screen, name or no name. I, myself, was never a fan of labels and I  refuse to categorize myself under any of them. If you really want to push me in box, you can call me alternative, I will not go further. I like too many different styles of music and dressing to fit into any category. I just have the freedom to be myself, every day, without feeling limited. And hope you do the same.

I do, definitely have a dark side, as I was always a lover of the macabre. So, this is another reflection of it.
Imagine, the woods, a hill with a small chapel on top, before it Jesus on the cross. Sounds like a beginning of a horror movie. But it isn't. The place looks just like I described it, and we pass it almost every weekend on our way home. It's mesmerizing, calm and peaceful. I wanted to shoot there for a long time and finally the moment has come. The outfit was just right. A little nostalgic, a little dark. 
I wanted to take my new dress from Forever 21 out. I looked for a perfect polka dot dress for ages. Combined with a little retro hairdo, and round sunglasses added a little edge to it, but still stayed romantic.

I'm happy with how the pictures turned out. The moment was just right, it was not too sunny or clouded, the forest was empty and still green. It was so calm and quiet. For a moment I just felt free of the daily world, routine and business of life. A place like this is kind of a sacred ground for me. It may be a surprise, but I'm religious. Only I don't discuss this part of my life, as it is considered private to me. 

Some day, I'll return there, for some new pictures, or just to take a walk.

I wore: Forever 21dress, Primark tights, H&M bag, Vintage sunglasses, Vecona brooch. 


  1. YOU ARE PRETTY!! En dat goth/nu-goth/whatever sfeertje past echt wel goed bij je. Mooi jurkje, heb ik ook nog in m'n handen gehad bij F21 en heel erg mooie foto's! xo

  2. Wow, just found your blog. This is such a unique post and I love your polka dot outfit and the bold red lipstick. Very chic and retro, you look really pretty. The background for this shoot is so cool too.

    Nice post!

  3. looking stunning as ever !!!!!!!!!! love field tripping with you, kisses xxxxx

  4. super post! beestige foto's en outfit! Hou ook van het verhaal er rond.

  5. Geweldig kleedje en heel mooie foto's! x

  6. Hello there ! I really love the outfit (especially the pretty shoes) and the landscape is just so..magical (mabye not the best adjective but it is the first that comes to my mind) ♥ ♥ ♥

    PS: I found the Follow button and now I am your official follower :D

  7. ah deze foto's zijn sensationeel, zo mooi!! girly-goth, just the way I like it :) Ik ben ook een fan van alternatievere looks van goth of punk tot rockabilly: ik hou gewoon van speciale looks, van de subcultuur, van mensen die er helemaal voor gaan. Dingen als graspop zijn echt een stijlfeest voor mij :) en cool dat je religieus bent! Die dingen zijn idd privé. Ik denk wel over die diepere zaken na maar ik ben te rationeel om te geloven, jammer genoeg. Het lijkt me wel comforting.

  8. you managed to create a very interesting dark atmosphere with those photos... it is incredible how you manage to be at once "dark" and so elegant :)

  9. you are like a stylish goth! and sophisticated! i was a goth too! completely into diamanda galas and of course the cure! but the grunge took over! favorite band in the whole wide world: pearl jam! love love the polka dress, polka dots always look amazing on you and i love the way you can play with black! oh yes and that little brooch

  10. Oh my Goth, these look perfect! Just another reminded, if I ever needed one, of why I fell in love with your blog!


  11. I love this collection ;)
    Your hair is amazing. I want it.