I went out for a Christmas meal recently with my parents, sister and Grandma. We went to a gorgeous little Italian restaurant called 'Bella Roma' in Wakefield. It was a special occasion, therefore I decided to dress up!
I've always wanted to experiment with the gothic look, seen on A/W 12 catwalks, and this was the perfect opportunity!
I'd just received my new top from Secret Garden Co (a slinky emerald green number) and I was dying to wear it:
I teamed it with a leather skater-style skirt, as I really loved the clash of fabrics - plus black leather just screams goth!
I then added crosses in the form of my belt and jewellery, sequins for a bit of Christmas sparkle and patterned tights to complete the look:
Top - Secret Garden Co
Skirt - Topshop
Belt - Urban Outfitters
Tights - M&S
Shoes - Next
Admittedly, I don't usually wear a lot of make-up. But I decided that, in order to rock this look to its full potential, my make-up had to be as bold and vampy as possible!
I used a grey pencil on my eyebrows to darken and define them, smoky grey eyeshadow, black eyeliner on my lower lids and, most important of all, dark burgundy lipstick. It's all about making a statement!
I wrote about it back in November 2010, but I'm still using Boots' 17 'New Black' lipstick to get this effect! I find that, if lipliner is used before the lipstick is applied, it tends to last for hours. And it was only a fiver! Bargain.
I felt confident rocking the gothic look and I think that it showed, as I received a fair few compliments! I felt fabulous and had a fabulous meal... Perhaps I should embrace my inner goth more often!
Until next time...