When I was about 16 I tried to ‘go goth’. I would spend hours on eBay trying to find the perfect pair of Demonia 208 creepers and thought it was a brilliant idea to put rings through both sides of my lips, even though it made it really difficult to eat spaghetti or pretty much any solid food. I wanted to look like a cross between Courtney Love and Sarah from The Craft and a normal 16-year-old schoolgirl, and ended up looking like I’d fallen into the Hot Topic bargain bin.
Someone who probably won’t look back on her teenage with such a mix of amusement and embarrassment is Lorde, the 16-year-old who’s style is impossible to pin down but always has subtle undertones of sultry goth vibes. Dark lipstick, mesh tops, big hair, long skirts, chunky shoes: All the elements of a teenager’s subculture flirtations and none of the unrequited LiveJournal crushes or nervous trips to wiccan supply stores. See below for nine ways to ‘go goth’ without going sEw GoFfiCk!1!!
this is some kind of spaceship or something.