Of Black Cats, Spikes, and Siouxsie Sioux

June 26, 2012 | Posted by rissvandal

Last week a friend of mine asked how I first became interested in punk and goth subcultures. It’s hard to pinpoint something like that, but I told her it was the experience of my first punk show–sloppy guitar riffs and confrontational tri-hawk girls left me forever changed. But shortly after, I realized I think I was converted far before that. I was maybe ten years old when I first heard “Ornaments of Gold” by Siouxsie and the Banshees, and I suspect that might have been the moment I fell in love with the dark side.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That being said, when I put together my latest look, I had Banshees’ lead singer, Siouxsie Sioux, in the forefront of my mind.

I traded in my usual liquid liner for a brush and black Mehron pressed pigment to create Siouxsie’s signature brows and exaggerated cat eyes. Then I fashioned an outfit inspired by Siouxsie’s early days, when she seemed to live in blazers and button-up tops with ascots.

I spent the earlier part of my Sunday swimming in a sea of elastic and spikes. I managed to complete a spiked armband and garter, and hope to soon finish up a spiked headband to match.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Despite how much sense it would make for me to own a black cat, this adorable bundle of black fur is actually my neighbor’s. Clearly sensing the opportunity for a photo-op, he mysteriously showed up as soon as I stepped outside.

Since I ended my weekend on a kinda witchy note, it’s worth mentioning that some of the craft stores around here have already started stocking harvest decor. Autumn, I’m ready for you. I always am.

One Response to Of Black Cats, Spikes, and Siouxsie Sioux

  1. Kacy Muir says:

    Love this post!

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