The Damned have been a part of my life for my entire life. There is a large framed poster of their album Phantasmagoria on the wall of the study, and I grew up watching The Young Ones so I remember them from the episode “Nasty”. But it wasn’t until about the age of 17 or 18 that I really started listening to their music on my own accord, and not when Dad was playing them. Dad was a bit uncertain when they announced an Australian tour (because he has a thing about seeing bands from back in the day nowadays), but I eventually got him round to the idea!
So here is what I wore!
PVC Skirt – William Wilde UK. Purchased on their eBay
Fishnet top – eBay
Printed tank top – Hand-me-down from Dad. I used to use this top as a night gown when I was a kid! It used to be his old room mates. They had matching ones. Dad’s one was purple.
Boots – The Gothic Shoe Company
Beads – second hand finds (or “thrifted” if you’re in the US)
Silver cross necklace – a souvenir from Jerusalem
Choker – a shop at Affleck’s Palace in Manchester, UK
Lace loves – Supré, but a VERY long time ago
Wrist cuffs – one is from eBay, the other is handmade by Breathcatchers, Amsterdam
And of course some funky Siouxsie Sioux inspired makeup, an essential for the trad-Goth look.
Growing up with two Goths from way back, this is the style I go to the most when I’m feeling the Goth vibe.
Let’s get nasty!