Smashed up knee notwithstanding, I hobbled along to Voltaire recently. Not Voltaire the poet (what am amazing opportunity that would be) but a singer from New York City who does some very fun folk-punk-rock things. He's a goth from way back and a lot of his songs tap into the goth/wierdo/geek/nerd mindset.. naturally this makes him one of my favourite singers!
|I overexposed this picture so you could actually see the tailcoat.|
I went with black pants, a ruched front blouse and my 1940s vintage tailcoat. I bought my tailcoat from ebay many years ago, and when it arrived, I was stunned at the beautiful craftsmanship that went into this garment. It's fully lined and padded with the traditional woollen panels stitched throughout, with tiny little hand stitches. I beleive this was a very high-end garment at the time it was made, it certainly shows a lot more hand work and attention to detail than you'd ever expect in a piece of clothing today. It also fits me really well, which is a big bonus.
I also wore my Voltaire Key which he was selling on his last tour, it's from Alchemy Gothic and is well made. I love keys of all kinds, and have amassed quite the collection of them.
On my lips is the Mirenesse 3D Extreme gloss in "Kiss". This is a dark plum colour that tends to lighten up as you wear it to a plum shade.
With my red hair it's always touch-and-go whether a shade like this will clash but with suitably dark eyes this one works quite well.
I have really been getting into glosses lately, I've always been more of a matte lipstick girl but more and more glosses have been finding their way into my collection.
I am still keen to try out some of the lipsticks from the Mirenesse range though, if the gloss is any indication of their quality.
I managed to capture a few minutes of video from the gig if you'd like a glimpse of Voltaire: