Friday, 23 November 2012

Deadly outfit 9 - Ressurecting old boots!

Hey peepzies!

Today I bring you just an outfit, nothing major. A while ago, I decided to resurrect some DANGEROUS boots I have, by demonia, with HIGH platforms. I used to wear them loads before, but managed to almost kill myself wearing them once. I was on my way to descend the stairs of the São Sebastião metro, when I lost balance and almost fell through the whole flight of stairs. I kid you not, it is a BIG staircase and I saw life flashing before my eyes. That's when I decided to put them aside for a while, cause sure, they are wonderful and I love them, but sure as hell not worth risking my life for. Almost 2 years later, I found them buried deep in my closet and tried them on. They gave me an instant self-esteem boost! I felt really good in them, comfortable, tall and beautiful (for those who don't know, I think tall girls curvy girl are the sexiest thing ever, and I wish I was tall!). So I used them, cautiously, on an outing to Sintra. All went moderately well, and I only feel off balance a couple of times. Feeling ever so brave, I decided to wear them to uni today, since I had a car ride and all, and wasn't even supposed to go on public transportation. Now, today was stressful, with many things to do and emotions, but I shall not talk about that. I had to rush back and forth in them, and I even walked on muddy grass, and although I was a bit wobbly, all went well. The day went along, and I felt triumphal. Was I going to conquer zee tall boots? When I was walking with some friends on the way to meet my ride, emotionally talking about politics and Portuguese street protests, I feel off balance. It was only for a second, but I knew I was going down. I managed to hold on to one of my friends shoulders, and didn't fell, but somehow twisted the boot and completely tore the thing apart. I can't even explain. The sole was almost falling, crooked, and it looked ridiculous. Now everybody looks at those boots as is (because they are so tall and in your face) can you imagine the looks I got, as I limped across Lisbon, with a 10 cm platform almost falling from my boot? I´m ever so graceful. Fortunately, I think I can glue them and fix them, but I think i might need to take a cane when I´m out wearing them. THE BOOTS SHALL BE BACK!

Complete useless and random rant aside, here's the outfit, before it all happened!

 I´m not sure you can see how high they are, but they make me like 10/15 cms taller!

With yee old and faithful coat:

I looked like this o.O on the photo, so I decided to give myself a pair of pimp shades and look like a badass mofo

Outfit rundown:

Collar - Online trade
Blouse - 0,50 cents on feira da ladra
Boots - Demonia (second hand)

Hope you enjoyed my tragic goth tale and outfit! ahah

Monday, 19 November 2012

Bits and bobs

This is a lazy post, where I kinda just show you random bits and pieces of my life lately (which hasn't been that exciting at all :P). Come and have a wander!

This blog needs more pictures of my dogs!!

Such a clean and tidy desk, ain't?

SHE WEARING A SWEATER, AWWW! She's a tiny tiny chihuahua, and she gets really cold, so we had to buy her something to keep her warm and make her gay-er. We have a strict only gay dogs policy in this house, so we have 2 chihuahuas, 2 yorkies and a Yorchi! ahaha

My staple cats shoes

Cosy lay in, on facebook and youtube

Sunset in Bairro Alto

Late afternoon in Feira da Ladra (amazing Lisbon flea market)

My german class notebook, decorated with stickers from 2 days eating bolicaos with Marco! (I think I had about 5, and he had about 15! lol)

And another german class! This time we decided to make it in proper style, and totally occupied one of my University rooms!

Boring life, sed life!

Over and outttttttttt!

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

The Alternative Corner - Model Spotlight featuring Corpse of Cheer

Hey guys!

I want to make this blog as diverse and interesting as possible, so I had the idea of asking my  babe Sara Corpsie (aka Corpse of Cheer) who dwells in then alternative modelling world, if I could maybe ask her a couple of questions and feature her in the blog. This turned out to be so fun! First, it gives me the chance to post something new and interesting to you guys and also to help my friend show her work (which is truly amazing, I am her fan nº1!). I also feel that this post in very inspirational, since she talks about the difficulties she had to overcome and the way she never stopped believing in herself, her abilities and her dreams. I hope you enjoy the interview, and please show her some love! She most definitely deserves it!

                                              (This is my favourite picture of her of all time. She looks like an  Amazon warrior!)

When and why did you become interested in alternative subculture?
I guess I could say I always felt connected to alternative lifestyles. being a child raised in front of the television, I had somewhat of a weakness for the awkward, talks-to-dead-friends-and-plays-with-crystals character. I also devoured entire books and comic books in a matter of weeks, all of the magical, fantasy, legends, old tales... you name it, I probably read it. I loved to dabble in tarot readings, crystal power, European demonology, horror movies, contacting with spirits, strange shops with incense and tall statues. after that came the music. I started at a very young age listening to Him, Korn, Bush, Marilyn Manson... I enjoyed most of the things forbidden to me. All of this had to be in secret due to my parents belonging to a religious christian cult that frowned upon all of this. I never had internet or any friends that were in the subculture or even interested in different things, so all of my influence to the alternative subculture came from the television. I guess in my case, I was a metalhead before I even knew I was one. my only exterior influence was the tv, and me getting into a rather original path was my own doing.

How and why did you get into alt modelling?
It was in a very difficult time of my life, and I really felt I had to prove myself I had the courage to be out there and get some self esteem. I decided I would never stop myself from doing something just because I was too weak to believe I could fulfil my dreams. In the beginning it was really hard to believe, but doors started opening and I saw all the positive feedback I kept getting, I felt accomplished and content, and this made me have the courage to pursue other projects that were on the back of my mind. "YES I CAN!" became my motto, all I ever needed was to believe in me, if no one did, then I would! and all I ever did to start this avalanche of feeling good and with stamina was simply applying to Modelmayhem. I was accepted and in no time I was being contacted for shoots.

What is your motivation for modelling? Do feel that with mainstream sites like, alt modelling is becoming mainstream?

I do this because it gives me pleasure, I love to have my spoon in alot of artistic gumbos hehe, I'm actually considering to apply to some mainstream agencies that get more "original" models for certain jobs. so I could say I do certain projects for pleasure but it doesn't hurt to see just how far we can go with them... relating to alt modelling becoming mainstream; only in our subculture. Just about every girl in it has tried to become a model or had some type of amateur shoot. and why not? it's fun and sometimes we find gorgeous girls with the right inclination for it!

Were you a fan of body art (tattoos, piercings, body mods) before modelling, and is body art a big part of the alt modelling industry?
Ho yes, I've been a lover of body mods for years now! It is truly an art to change yourself and create an amplified version of a better you, and yes, I would say that in alt modelling the body mods are very sought after! But I have seen some models with little to non alterations and they were killing it, so for me it's more a matter of having the confidence to rock yourself in any condition, be it with loads of mods, or with more modest body mods.

Who are your icons and main style inspirations?
This is a good one. I'll have to say that most of my style icons aren't even real people. And some of them are even men. so, to keep it simple I'll pin point them:
Queen Mab, Morgan Le Fay (Merlin) Nancy Downs, Lirio (The Craft) Elizabeth (Frankenstein) Morticia Addams (The Addams Family) Roxie Hart, Velma Kelly (Chicago) Santanico Pandemonium (From Dusk Till Dawn) Lisa Rowe, Susanna Kaysen (Girl, Interrupted) Dita Von Teese, Marilyn Manson, Helena Bonham Carter, Angelina Jolie, Marilyn Monroe, Johnny Depp, Tim Burton, Emilie Autumn, Razor Candi, Mothmouth, to name a few...

This list is very old, but I have to say that my taste in style is mainly inspired on these people and almost everything they have done... they are more of an ethereal inspiration rather than a practical one.

Tell us a bit about your personal style
My style most of the time is more towards the relaxed and comfy. Every now and then I get the urge to dress up a bit better to school, and on outings I tend to go full blown. I would say I have some 50's inspiration, gothic and metalhead. My boyfriend makes fun of me by saying Im actually a hibrid, half goth - half metalhead. I just like to have a broad spectrum of style and inspiration to combine, mix, use as one or anything else I want to do. after all, we are girls, and girls love to try and experiment!

Thank you so much for your collaboration and time, dear Sara!

Here's where you can find her on the web, I particularly recommend that you check her youtube channel and SUBSCRIBE! She does many different types of video's based on the alternative lifestyle, from showing off her fancy corsets and reviewing them, to funny videos from outings with her friends, tags, tutorials... CHECK IT OUT!

Model Mayhem - (Where you can contact her for professional enquiries)
Youtube -  

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Deadly oufit 8 - A dog and a German class

Hey my lovelies!

Yesterday was a rather nice day (a day for a glorious weeeeedding - ahaha this song IMMEDIATELY popped to my head!! Corpse bride gallore!). I woke up late, barely had time to get dressed and put makeup on (only did my eyes) and headed to the yee old capital, to have my very first german class at the cinemateca (told you i was mad about that place!). My father gave me a ride, since he was going to the hospital, and while he went to his appointment, I stayed in the car and pestered one of my dogs with pictures (Did I ever tell you about my personal zoo? Five dogs, one cat, a fish, a turtle, and seven birds, lol) as follows:

He doesn't seem too pleased about it

But I pet him and suddently he's all happy again:P

Preshy preshy, as bunny would say!

Then, it was time to head out for class, lol. I met with some friends, one of whom was to be the professor and we started the shenanigans. It was actually really helpful, and I learnt a great deal of useful stuff in just one class! I´m looking forward for the next one!

Did I tell you I´m about to head out for austria for 6 months? Yours truly has earnt a scholarship to intern in the filmarchiv Austria ( weee) and I´m moving there on January (so expect lots of confused portuguese girl in Vienna posts, starting in January!)

And now for the outfit itself:

My face, nothing fancy. No foundation or anything, I only did my eyes and dabbed a bit of lipgloss on my lips!

Horrible face, so you get a nice little bat instead ;)
Coat on (that coat has lived with me for 11 years, I bought it when I was 15 for my uncle's wedding. IT STILL LIVES AND IS A FAITHFUL COMPANION!)

Coat off (can you tell I love my hearts knit jumper?)

Hat - Thrifted for, listen carefully, 35 CENTS! (It was 3 for one euro on hats!)
Jumper - Bought online, originally from Zara
Petticoat - Tally wally or wtv that fucking shop is called
Necklace - Street Market on Algarve
Boots - Second hand shop for two euros

(So happy with my thrifty buys, I shall haul them here soon!)

Over and out :D

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Inspirational picture post - Inside the mad vortex

So, I have loads of juicy posts lined up for the blog:

- The continuation of the "On a 90s Crave series"
- A look-book with different yet still alternative looks, work, going out, classy, casual, etc
- An haul, with loads of thrifted things I happened to come upon on a second hand shop in my Algarve trip
- More vlogger (and also blogger) spotlights
- Interviews with alt models, artists and so
- Closet tour and some of my collectionzzzz
- Whatever else my twisted mind can think of :P

I felt like posting today, but nothing too fancy, so I'll leave you with some pictures that have been inspiring me lately, hope you like them and that they inspire you too! Nature, random people, beautiful landscapes, personal styles, animals, fairies... They're from all over, facebook, tumblr, google, not mine!! For more inspirational images, head out for my tumblr!

I just love this last one, and think it would make a great tattoo!

Have a good week, dearies!