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During the recent L.A. Goth Club Upheaval, both of my two favorite clubs were displaced: the monthly Old School Goth club mentioned in this post, and a weekly Darkwave/Goth/Synthpop club that had been around for 15 years. Things really do have a way of correcting themselves, as they are now both back! We attended the re-opening of the latter this weekend at a new venue, which I think will be a big improvement. It always takes me a few nights to get used to a new dance floor, but this location really is far superior the old.
This corset is my one and only purchase (so far) from Timeless Trends. While I don’t love it quite as much as my Gallery Serpentine collection, it really is a close second and the prices are too amazing ($99 for most styles). The only issue I had with this corset is that I had to replace the lacing. It arrived with matte-finish lacing, which was impossible to smoothly cinch down. It continually caught up on itself and tangled, or just wouldn’t slide through the grommets. Once I finally got it arranged, my shoulders hurt and the corset was incredibly uncomfortable. I don’t go for the two-person lacing method; I find that the thing can only be truly comfortable and properly adjusted by doing it myself, so this “sticky” lacing simply wasn’t going to work. I ordered some shiny nylon lacing and now this corset is wonderfully comfortable and easy to cinch.
The choker is by Alchemy Gothic. It features three dark purple enamel panels inset with purple crystals, and a wide velvet choker. Another birthday gift from the perfect man! He cheated a bit on this one, as he had seen me admiring it while on a shopping trip with friends in San Diego. I don’t know how he managed to find the same one online without even knowing the name; he’s just amazing like that.
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I thought it would be nice to give my Club Outfit photos a bit more ambiance. I’ll keep the Work Outfit photos natural and straightforward, but I really like the way these evoke the feel of a night at a Goth club. They look much more like what you would see if you walked in and saw me out on the dance floor. Except I’m not dancing, because still shots of dance moves always seem to look awkward.
After putting so much work into these photos, I’ve decided to enter one of them in Timeless Trends’ monthly corset photo contest. The winner gets a free TT corset, and I already have one picked out. So wish me luck!!