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31 December 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 2011 is finally here!

2011 is knocking on your doors ^_^ for some of you it's already here that's why I'm posting this now :)

HAPPY NEW YEAR BY GOTHIC DIVINE MAGAZINE!!

Keep on following and supporting us in the new year too ♥


Hugs by GothicDivine Magazine Staff

30 December 2010

Gothic Idols - Helena Bonham Carter

I thought it was a right thing to dedicate an article to Tim Burton's wife Helena Bonham Carter. She often played "gothic" roles in movies. Probably highly influenced by his husband's view of the world. (For those who don't know, Tim Burton is the director of Edward Scissorhands , Nightmare Before Xmas and Beetlejuice (just to say some..) !!


(playing Ms. Lovett in Sweeney Todd)

(with her hubby Tim Burton)

Bonham Carter did not receive any formal training in acting. In 1979, she won a national writing contest and used the money to pay for her entry into the actors directory Spotlight. She made her professional acting début at the age of 16, in a television commercial.
Her first starring film role was as Lady Jane Grey in Lady Jane (1986) which had mixed reviews. The story reflected the troubled life of England's nine-days' Queen from her troubled adolescence and arranged marriage to her ill-fated accession and subsequent execution. Her breakthrough role was Lucy Honeychurch in A Room with a View.

These early films led to her to being typecast as a "corset queen" and "English Rose".


Recently she played the role of Bellatrix LeStrange in Harry Potter movie series and the Red Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland!



♥BallerinaDark♥

ON-LINE SAFE GOTHIC SHOP (for Europe Only)

Hello my Gothic Divinities ^_^ As suggested by a friend on StarDoll I decided to make an article about an ON-LINE SHOP where you can buy GOTHIC CLOTHES, SHOES & ACCESSORIES of all brands which is very safe. (I tried it myself !)

It's called EMP ONLINE .  The site is http://www.emp-online.com/ . Here you can find corsets, laced gowns, dresses of all kinds, t-shirt of your favourite bands. The prices are not high and the quality is excellent ! You can pay with Pay Pal, Credit card or pay cash directly to the delivery ! :)



I'm sure you'll love this site! They deliver very fast too! Last order I made arrived to me in 3 days only xD

Too bad it works in Europe only but they said they are working to make it international. ^_^
(This dress by Queen of darkness is awesome! (I own it eheh))

♥BallerinaDark♥

22 December 2010

Merry AntiChristmass & Christmass 2010

hello hello hohoho
we're in christmas eve that we either celebrate or not, one of  the facts is the fatty Santa Claus can't be unnoticed (literally, he's fat), here we are..
leaving behind the consumism and religious motives, the music is what we matter
we remember the songs from the last year: xmas 2009 Gothic Christmas by Within Temptation, The Christmas Song by London After Midnight and Don't shoot me Santa by The Killers.
i left you songs for this eve

Billy Corgan (The Samashing Pumpkins) and a redhead girl.. oh isn't Emilie Autumn?!!!! with the song We Three Kings


Peter Murphy & Tom Waits with the song Christmas Sucks

Personally i remain with Peter Murphy and Tom Waits song (Grande Murphy!)
Merry AntiChristmas and Merry Christmas :)

Merry Christmas and Happy winter holidays!!

The title says it all. For those of you celebrating it..

HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

For those not celebrating it..

well..HAVE NICE WINTER HOLIDAYS!

I found this very good drawings one by the amazing Scarlet Gothica (italian artist) and one by Russian artist Anna Marine who make wonderful gothic drawings.


(Anna Marine)

(Scarlet Gothica)

♥by all GothicDivine Magazine Staff♥

11 December 2010

A Proud Counterculture

Dear Gothic Divine,

The time of year has finally come in which Montey's exams are over, thus allowing her the time to contribute to this wonderful blog.

During my adventures in post secondary i've come across an inconsistency in how we, the dark and the beautiful, refer to ourselves and our place within society.

Guess what? You've been duped again by the media!

So many times I have heard a goth proclaim proudly "I am part of the goth subculture!" ... and I am taking this time to explain quite clearly why this is not the case.

How can one define a subculture? well it goes a little something like this....

"A group of people within a single society who possess, in addition to the cultural practices that they share in common with members of the larger society, certain distinct cultural practices that set them apart."

Now I know many of you are reading this and thinking "Oh, yes! That sounds as if it could be me....". I am here to tell you that this i not the case, so please, dear readers look at the definition of counterculture below:

"a group of people within a single society who strongly oppose the cultural patterns widely accepted within that society."

Doesn't this seem a little more accurate? If goth was a subculture, we would not dress and appear so dramatically different from the rest of the world, correct? Even our ideals in aesthetics differ greatly.... what is beautiful to us is not necessarily beautiful to the greater north american/european standards. The term "counterculture" is so much more effective for describing goths.... just think: if hippies were dramatic enough to be considered a counter culture so are we. Think of everything we are trying to make a stand against, and everything that you personally are fighting for. Doesn't it just make you want to proclaim "I am part of the goth counterculture!"
I sure do. I'm proud of who i am, just as we all should be:)

Remember: Goth is a proud counterculture, not a subculture!



08 December 2010

Make up tutorial - Gothic Doll + surprise :P

Does any of you know Michelle Phan?? Well I already talked about her in a previous article about make-up anyway for those of you who don't know this, she's a pro make-up artist for Lancome and a few days ago she surprised her fans with this AMAZING make up tutorial to become a perfect gothic lolita doll! :) Inspired by Rozen Maiden (Vampire Knight) anime.

Here's the video!



I also found this really sweet tutorial on how to look like director Tim Burton kind of character!!



Isn't she amazing?? :)

♥BallerinaDark♥

06 December 2010

Steampunks


Many would often see Goths as a subculture inspired by music, literature, and creativity. Steampunk, however, was inspired by fashion sense: mixing victorian with technology. Which include corsets, gowns, coats, vests, and military-inspired garments. Along with goggles, top hats, canes, parasols, and pocket watches as favorite accessories. As said before, Steampunk was not inspired by music, so musical tastes can vary from synthpop to classical, but many perfer to be within the industrial genre. As for the social scene, there are many festivals surrounding the subculture such as Saloncon. Steampunks have wickedly awesome creativity, combining 2 contradictions from the old and modern world.


*~Mystic~*
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