My friend Temple recently purchased this black velvet dress from my shop, and this song-poem accompanied her order (sung to the tune of "The Sound of Silence" by Simon and Gurfunkel):
hello darkness my old friend, i've come to shop for you again...with a velvet softly feeling and a dress that is a-peeling.... and the orange garments, that i did not pick over you, they sing boohoo, and you'll live in my closet! with garments deathrock in the back, they hang silent on the rack. i love them with their goth mystery from a time from my own history when a club was the only life i knew, and i was blue- but we can visit then, now, because of you.
(Temple, you are a poet, hope you know it!)
I'd like to do a little visual accompaniment to the goth riff here, with some of my favorite "dark" photos that I have found lately:
Serge Lutens, Despointes (Unknown Lady in a Hat), 1972.
Theda Bara, actress, considered by some to be the prototype of the "goth" look
...and of course we need some music. First, that Simon and Gurfunkel tune:
...and this fabulous PJ Harvey song, "Dear Darkness", from her very gothic album White Chalk (remember, sometimes all white can be as goth as all black!):
Oh my goth.