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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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  • The term goth has the power to strike fear into some. Mainly those you would refer to as 'norms' treading the so-called path of the regular, the straight, and the narrow. But anyone with a thirst for alternative fashion and music will know that goth is one of the world's most exciting, expressive and influential subcultures, ever. Spawned in the late 70s when members of the punk rock g...

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  • Every January people across the country decide that this will be the year when they finally lose weight, quit smoking, or otherwise give up their bad habits. Six weeks later almost everyone has given up on the idea of trying to become a better person, resigned to the fact that giving up the things they enjoy is simply too difficult a task. But what if your goal wasn't to give up somethin...

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  • As a small-busted woman, I’m sometimes disappointed that I can’t get the cleavage that other girls can. However, there are actually a lot of advantages to having smaller breasts. We can take advantage of dresses that have cutouts and styles that don’t have a lot of support. There are many gothic dresses that fall into this category, and when you have a small bust, you can get away with ...

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  • As we say goodbye to 2017, now is the perfect time to review one of the biggest events of the year (for me, anyway). This year I was lucky to attend the Schattenwelt Festival 2017. I first attended the festival in 2016, and loved it so much that I decided to go back again this year! You can check out my review of Schattenwelt 2016 and see just how exciting this festival really is! Schat...

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  • Sometimes, it's difficult to be different. In a world where everybody is striving to achieve their own unique sense of style, alternative fashion trends can end up sticking and becoming popular. It almost seems like the more we strive to be individual - the more we end up becoming the same. After all, in a world where everyone is special, nobody is - right?  OK, so maybe that's a bleak o...

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  • Every year organizations and academies in the entertainment industry come together to honor the best of the best in their field, and every year when the nominations are announced there is wailing and gnashing of teeth among the movie-going and TV-watching public. Given that so many movies and television shows are made in a single year, it only stands to reason that some really fabulous pr...

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  • Spies have been an important part of national security for as long as countries have been going to war with one another. Discovering enemy plans and secrets that can help your country win a war is both desperately necessary and incredibly difficult, pushing each side to find the best possible undercover agents while they try to identify enemy spies within their own ranks.  Assuming that ...

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  • You’ve got your tickets. Now, what do you wear? While you don’t want to one-up the performers, you do want to stand out among the crowd and dress to impress. Burlesque is rooted in vintage culture, so take a look at what your favorite vintage style icons wore. If you’re more into modern fashion, don’t worry - there are plenty of options for you as well.   Channel Your Inner Pinup Pinter...

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  • Burlesque acts have long been a daring and different type of performance art. From the early days of Vaudeville when Texas Guinan and Gypsy Rose Lee brought the house down with their inventive acts to modern troupes who quite literally have something for everyone, audience members have always known to expect the unexpected when a burlesque show starts. Today there is no end to the differ...

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  • In modern society, many people consider being fat the worst thing that can happen to you. Used as a synonym for ugly, the word fat is often thrown around as the ultimate insult against everyone from school children to the President of the United States. Stigma against overweight and obese people has increased 66% in the last decade, making it comparable to some of the worst forms of dis...

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  • "Me personally, I want to entertain people above all. When you look back at burlesque in history and the real golden age of burlesque, those entertainers were there to entertain, and there wasn't usually some big political message behind what they were doing." - Dita Von Teese Chicago Tribune Possibly the world's most sensual and empowering subcultures, burlesque has had the power to stun, dro...

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  • Have you ever thought of trying burlesque dance? Maybe you have a friend who does it, or maybe you’ve heard about burlesque shows in your town? No matter what sparked your interest, there are a number of reasons why every woman should try burlesque dance at least once! What is Burlesque Dance? Entertainment Emporium Many believe that burlesque is the same thing as stripping, but there...

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