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  •   “My body is my journal, and my tattoos are my story.” - Johnny Depp (apparently he’s big in Hollywood, or something like that?) Pinterest For centuries, the tattoo has offered people from all walks of life the power to define their culture, share their beliefs and tell their tale through the medium of body art and associalted tattoo fashion. Many believe that the tattoo - in it's (slightly)...

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  • If you've ever found yourself reading a Charles Dickens novel and thought, "This is pretty good, but time travel and zeppelins would make it 1000% better" then you are probably a Steampunk aficionado. A combination of science fiction technology and Victorian era imagery, Steampunk has been embraced the world over as one of the most awesome genres in entertainment. Steampunk shows up every...

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  • With summertime fast approaching most people are packing away their winter coats and getting their bikinis out of storage. The hot, sunny days ahead mean keeping cool is paramount, but just because you are trying to keep from overheating doesn't mean you shouldn't look hot while you're doing it. When you are putting together your summer wardrobe this year consider some of these vintage l...

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  • When most people think of summer they think of bright colors and tiny swimsuits, completely forgetting that just because the season changes doesn't mean your tastes or your personality change along with it. If you aren't someone who wants to run around on the beach in a bright pink bikini you can still look great in the hot summer months, all it takes is a little bit of planning and you c...

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  • High school students have been eagerly dressing up to dance the night away at prom for almost a century, which means that for almost a century teen girls have been shopping for (or making their own) absolutely gorgeous dresses. There are a ton of ball gowns to choose from and, whether you are looking for something simple and streamlined or something that might make Cinderella do a doubl...

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  • "People listen to music for different reasons. Some people, -its background music— but other people need it to survive. Other people need music to get things out and maybe that’s just where I’m coming from, you know, when things weren’t easy for me, growing up. You know, music, I felt, saved my life. Pete Townshend, wherever you are, Pete, you saved my life.” - Eddie Vedder, grunge music and fas...

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  • Festivals promote diversity; they bring neighbours into dialogue, they increase creativity, they offer opportunities for civic pride, they improve our general psychological well-being. In short, they make cities better places to live. - David Binder The music or arts festival: a space in which to let go of the shackles of everyday life, flee the dull realities or societal expectations, sway to ...

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  • Festivals have been a favorite way for people to celebrate culture and community for thousands of years. From the harvest festivals of early man to more modern celebrations like Burning Man or Coachella, human beings love to come together at festivals to eat, drink, and be merry. If you are looking for a place where you can revel in the wonder of human culture for a few days look no furt...

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  • A wedding is one of life's most wonderful occasions, but it doesn't have to be all pearly white dresses, cutesy bridesmaids and jazz quartets. No, a wedding can be whatever you want it to be - and if you're a goth, there's no reason you can't take a good old fashioned walk on the wild side. So, get out your Gary Numan records, start searching for those black lacy garments and get ready ...

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  • People have been modifying their bodies with piercings and tattoos for thousands of years, sometimes as a part of their culture and sometimes simply as a way to express themselves. Body piercings can run the gamut from a stud in your earlobe to rings, bars, and even implants located anywhere on your body. If you are looking for a form of self-expression that is as daring as it is decora...

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  • “Look, I don't wanna be the same as everybody else. That's why I'm a mod” - Jimmy, Quadrophenia Mod culture: one of the coolest, colourful and enduring of all British subcultures. The music, clothing and very spirit of the mod has inspired generations of artists, musicians and pundits of the zeitgeist, but is still possible to be a real mod today? songkick.com Before we delve any deeper into...

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  • "Yeah, I like causing trouble. It's the Teddy Boy in me. I used to be a Teddy Boy. Feeling slightly inferior and wanting to cause a bit of bother and get some action going on in the room rather than get bored stiff." - Michael Gambon The Fashion Jumper The Teddy Boy was the adolescent archetype that inspired the 60’s Rocker - the infamous rival of the Mod - a fiery clash of cultures that was i...

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  • Fashion is one of the most versatile ways to pay homage to your favorite movies or shows and Lolita fashions are no exception. With just the push of a button on your remote control you can scroll through a variety of worlds and realms to provide you with unending inspiration for a fun, new take on lacy ruffles and knee-high stockings. Finding inspiration in the world around you is great ...

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  • Earth Day is remarkably similar to New Year's Eve. Everyone decides to make big steps towards fixing problems, sets lofty goals for the upcoming year, and then discovers just how hard it can be to actually work towards improvement. After a few weeks of trying to ride your bike everywhere you suddenly get a flat tire or end up in a rainstorm and all of your good intentions go down the dr...

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  • As the days of summer appear on the horizon brides across the country find themselves elbow-deep in their wedding plans. Between choosing themes, deciding on a menu, and booking their venue the average bride will stay busy for months, and that isn't even taking into account their dress! Luckily, for brides who consider themselves Lolita style fashionistas there is no better place to emb...

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  • In the 1970s the kawaii movement began among young girls in Japan, quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon that would expand across the globe over the next few decades. The Japanese clothing company Spank! emerged as the ultimate manufacturer for all things kawaii, prompting people to start referring to the kids dressed up in the kawaii look as "Spank! girls", a title some have readily e...

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  • In English, the loose translation of Kawaii is "cute." So, in essence, Kawaii fashion is cute fashion - but there is so much more to the movement than looking adorable alone. If you'd like to get to grips with the origins of this iconic Japanese movement, check out our guide to the history of Kawaii. Up to speed? Great, we’ll continue. Kawaii Style: A Feast for the Eyes There's no de...

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  • "People who got on their feet and freaked about were called idiot dancers. and nobody wants to be called an idiot dancer. But the whole idea of rock and roll is to get people off their arses - that's what it's about." - Steve Marriott Concept albums are all about unusual ideas, creative expression and in many cases, brilliantly organised nonsense. Of all of the legendary LPs that exist in the ...

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  • Of all the kooky, quirky and visually dazzling fashion trends out there, lolita fashion is one of the most notable. This radical subculture emerged during the 1980s and over the decades, it has taken the Western world by storm, forging somewhat of a cuteness revolution. But, like any alternative subculture worth its salt, lolita fashion and its history run a little deeper than cuteness ...

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  • "There hasn't been anything real since grunge. That was the last movement led by music or an art form." - Daphne Guinness Without even the slightest morsel of a doubt, grunge as a subculture defined the alternative 90s, both musically and culturally. This decidedly lo-fi, unpolished, unapologetic Seattle-born sub-culture spawned some of the world's most significant musical and pop culture icon...

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  • When you think of London, and you think of the alternative lifestyle, the first place that springs to mind is Camden or more precisely, Camden Market. Nowadays, it's mainly known for the Stables Market in addition to a host of tourist attractions and while there are still strong remnants of its alternative roots firmly embedded into its stalls, lanes and stands, it was once a beautifully...

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  • "I want to remind people of a different kind of glamour, a different look, and breaking the rules of fashion. I wanna break the rules." - Dita Von Teese, Burlesque icon and musician Are you a budding burlesque dancer? Are you putting on a show soon? Or are you curious about the raw and raunchy world of burlesque and thinking of dipping your toes in the water? Whatever your burlesque-based inte...

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  • "You know, rock stardom... I have a hard time discussing that because I don't really accept it. It's not really that tangible. What's really bizarre is how it's used as a thing - you know, 'He's the rock star of politics,' 'He's the rock star of quarterbacks' - like it's the greatest thing in the world." - Eddie Vedder, lead vocals Out of all of the grunge heroes that emerged from the original ...

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  • Gothic clothing? Check. Black eyeliner? Check. Now, what about your hair? Maybe you’ve had the same haircut for a while and are ready to change it up. If this sounds like you, then you've come to the right place! Here are seven alternative haircuts for anyone who wants to make a rebellious statement - complete with tips on how you can style them. Asymmetrical Styles Weekly An asymme...

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  • It’s almost Valentine’s Day. All the pink decorations, overpriced candy, and sappy gifts might put you off from celebrating. Now, just because you don’t like the cliché traditions doesn’t mean you have to completely write off this holiday. Whether your gothic heart is in love or you’re single and not really wanting to mingle, there are a number of ways you can celebrate this holiday that...

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  • One of the deepest, darkest, most mysterious, most diverse and most intriguing alternative subcultures of all time, goth is still alive today in many contemporary forms. Throughout the decades, the world of goth has given the world a host subversive, innovative and head-turning musical arrangements that have the power to stop you dead in your tracks and send you on a journey deep into th...

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  • There are a ton of gothic style icons over the many decades even before “goth” was recognized as an alternative culture and fashion. People that have changed and captured the overall feeling of being and dressing in all back. People that shaped the future generations of goths for years to come. But for some reason, this week, Black Dahlia caught my eye and became my gothic inspiration. No...

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  • “An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” -  Bill Vaughn The festive season is over, and while a shiny new year may have dawned, you may well be suffering from a fresh dose of those good old January blues. Now, while that may be the case, as we all know, the dreaded January slump doesn't last that long (around four week...

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