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How to Be a Goth: Notes on Undead Style

Tish Weinstock

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Memoirs, Lifestyle & personal style guides, Fashion & style guides, Cosmetics, hair & beauty, Shopping guides

A lifestyle guide for the modern goth, How To Be A Goth celebrates the most hallowed of all subcultures.

Amidst the waking nightmares of today, the solace of goth looms from behind the shadows to soothe our morbid anxieties. Permeating pop culture at every level - fashion, music, film, beauty - what was once the preserve of the hooded misfit, has now seeped into the mainstream. Which can only mean one thing: must be the season of the witch.

This grimoire will act as a manual for the modern goth as they move through the abyss; navigating the choppy waters of mortality. Divided into advice on style and beauty for three sartorial stages of life - the creepy teenage years, the trick or treat of adulthood, and finally, the witchy winter - it also includes an inventory of important undead icons through the ages; from Wednesday Addams, Siouxsie Sioux and Mary Shelley to Susie Bick, Rei Kawakubo and Miss Havisham.

To further inspire and illuminate the darkness, interspersed throughout we hear from notable goths and goth coded people like Anjelica Huston, Aryuna Tardis, Christina Ricci, Michele Lamy, and Simone Rocha on what this eldritch culture means to them.

How To Be A Goth
will carry you from cradle to crypt.

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