Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ballerinas in the sky with(out) diamonds

The sky was hazy, filled with a heavy thickness that could only indicate rain.  Rain could indeed fall, and it could be sunshower summer rain, acid rain, cold rain, warm rain or....goth ballerina rain.  Do you remember the day goth ballerinas fell out of the sky dancing?  It was today.  It is today.  You will remember this day for the rest of your life.  This is a rare weather phenomenon -- rarer than a double rainbow or a blizzard in Texas.

This is the beginning of the end, and the first day of the rest of your life all fused together and wrapped in darkness, crinoline and pink lace.

Finally, when they hit the earth they turned into multi-colored nuclear acid rain drops.  The end.

All photos taken in a collaborative event, by Katelyn, Amber and Alex.  Styled by Katelyn and Amber.  Edited by Katelyn.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Showing Off But Still Shut Off.

When you are constantly in darkness, you must find ways to fill the void that seems infinite. Because of this, your fairy gothmothers are women of many trades. By night, we star in a burlesque act that harkens back to the age of pin-up women, but with a much darker thread running through it. If you look hard enough, you can find us - amidst the fur and velvet lined walls and dimly lit rooms, we are there. We are there, but still, there is that infinite void.

All styling was a collaborative effort between Katelyn and Amber. Photos of Amber were taken by Katelyn, photos of Katelyn were taken by Amber. Photos of Katelyn & Amber were taken by George Schmauch of Zeitgeist Photography.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Is glitter a color?

Swaddled in pelts, the Fairy Gothmothers venture into the woods (yet again).

We do not always wander in darkness. Sometimes the burning rays of the sunshine filtered through hazy clouds beckon us forth -- these balmy rays convince us (by psychic mind-control) to decorate trees with every bauble and piece of jewelry we own. They also make our noses bleed and our eyes bruise, seeing as we are not accustomed to the light.

I present to you our daytime tree-decorating ritual:
 All photos of Amber were taken by Katelyn, all photos of Katelyn were taken by Amber.  Set + wardrobe styling done by Katelyn + Amber collectively. Photos edited by Katelyn.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Wander, We still Wander.

Our stomachs were full, but our hearts were still empty. You see, Miss Havisham,* we know how you felt. A table scattered with food, but no one but ourselves to share it with. Tragic. Now we are left to wander the darkness in our finest clothes.

All clothing is vintage, all pieces on the table and in the trees were plucked from our infinite closets. Katelyn's headpiece was hand studded by her. All edits were completed by Amber, all photos of Katelyn taken by Amber and all photos of Amber taken by Katelyn.

*from Charles Dickens' Great Expectations