I am thankful for likeminded people who are supporting a healthy attitude toward style that is all too often ignored. Just because I have a blog specifically geared toward the more fashion eccentric, I believe that at the core of it is an admirable mission to be happy in your own skin and to feel that others support that. One of the likeminded people I discovered is Katie Cassidy, author of the blog, Tomboy KC. True, she may be more mainstream than the people I would normally promote, but I think her sentiment is one that I can relate to. In Shape magazine, she states “I hope it [my blog] empowers people to express themselves through their clothing. Women are often trying to figure out who they are and what they want to do with their lives. Creating this site has been a big part of my personal journey.” Please see it for yourself if you are so inclined. I will first direct you to her manifesto: http://tomboykc.com/manifesto/
A friend just introduced me to a website about sacred geometry. I will not actually be talking about sacred geometry here. What really struck me was the man’s professional attire in the introduction video. I believe he is a very good example of a corporate goth. Take a look at his professional, but Goth-y* attire here: www.corelove.net.
For more examples, see his assistants here: www.corelove.com.
If you’re actually interested in sacred geometry, you can continue on with the first site. However, if it’s a little above your head, but you’re still interested in a toned-down version, check out their other site: www.sacredg.com.
This is not an advertisement for their products. This is merely to show everyone what I had in mind with my vision for Lavoce.
*I said “Goth-y” instead of Goth because I do not know how he identifies himself.
Halloween is Lavoce. Freedom is Lavoce.
Halloween is an American holiday. Freedom is an American ideal.
Lavoce is America.
Happy Halloween, America!
Before I start such a long journey into researching the ins and outs, I believe I will write a book that can be used as the textbook, Formal Freaks. The plan is to make punks, Goths, tattooed people, skaters and outcasts into professional punks, grown-up Goths, trusted tattooed people, sharp-suited skaters, and generally, corporate outcasts. It will be for the people who are outcasts that want a better paying job to pay their bills and increase their standard of living.
Don’t get too excited. This entire project is still many years in the making, but it will get done eventually because…
This is a bit different from what I normally post, but a local friend asked me to post this as it is important to increase awareness of this issue.
Please read the following links in order, then make your own conclusions.
1. Read “What’s Really Happening in Syria” by Foster Gamble audio transcript from Thrive Movement (www.thrivemovement.com): http://www.thrivemovement.com/whats-really-happening-syria-new-world-order-assault-middle-east.blog#transcript
2. Read “Aaron Alexis and Extremely Low Frequency Attacks: Truth or Fiction?” from The Washington Times Communities: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/freedom-press-not-free/2013/sep/26/aaron-alexis-and-extremely-low-frequency-attacks-t/
3. Read “Capitol Suspect Miriam Carey Believed Obama Electronically Monitored Her” from ABC News: http://abcnews.go.com/US/capitol-suspect-miriam-carey-believed-obama-electronically-monitored/story?id=20470498
4. Read “Miriam Carey’s Family Says DC Chase Suspect Was Not Delusional” from Associated Press: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/07/miriam-carey-family-sister-not-delusional_n_4057556.html
5. Read “Two DC Attacks and a Series of Unfortunate Coincidence” from Canada FreePress: http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/58379
6. Read “Why I Believe Jesus Will Return to Earth During My Lifetime” at www.endtime.com: http://www.endtime.com/blog/why-i-believe-jesus-will-return-in-my-lifetime/
I have tracked several Goth sites for many years now and would like to share this list with all of you. All the sites listed here have staying power; they have been around for at least eight years, and they are still going strong. Considering how much has changed in both the Goth scene and the Internet world, this is an impressive feat, and I’m sure it makes the consumer feel a lot better that their favorite website will not turn into a pumpkin once the clock strikes midnight.
Recommended Links*: http://lavocewap2.wordpress.com/store/recommended-links/
Talking about pumpkins…what are your plans for Halloween?
*If you want to see the list of fetish (18+) sites, you will need to become a member.
Hi. It’s been a long time, but I would be remiss if I missed this day and did not acknowledge the anniversary of the March on Washington. (By the way, if you’re interested in Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech in 1963, you might be interested in his “Give Us the Ballot” speech at Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom in 1957.)
Freedom is the name of the game. It does not matter if you’re black or white or if you’re tattooed or if you’re a self-proclaimed punk or if you’re a transvestite or if you’re a Sikh or if you wear a burqa or anything else involving freedom of fashion. Here are the lyrics from “Freedom” by George Michael that resonate with me and I hope resonate with you (think of substituting “you” in the lyrics for the employer):
“I think there’s something you [the employer] should know.
I think it’s time I told you [the employer] so.
There’s something deep inside of me.
There’s someone else I’ve got to be.
Take back your picture in a frame.
Take back your singing in the rain.
I just hope you [the employer] understand
Sometimes the clothes do not make the man.”
Now, you might be thinking, “What? I thought this blog was all about clothes.” It is and isn’t. It’s about having the freedom to express yourself through clothing, to express who you really are. Now if you have to change your clothing to get a job and pay the bills, if you have to repress who you are, if you have to plug into the matrix, then you are not free.
Some say that “job” stands for “just over broke,” which means that we are being kept as salary slaves or wage-earning slaves. If you consider UN Agenda 21, the 45 goals of the Communist Manifesto in the US Congressional Record, Executive Order 13603, the state of the banks (see Thrive Movement), and the state of prisons (see The House I Live In), that is essentially what the government wants us to be.
By standing up for yourself, even if it is just by wearing black nail polish, you are saying that you will not kowtow. You will not be a slave. And you will not be segregated. Because, as we all know, “separate but equal” does not really exist; it’s not equal.
We should not have to suffer because we chose not to worship at the Church of the Sheeple. We should not have to endure our rights being taken away from us because we were born this way. We have the right to wear what we want and to define who we are. We have the right to decide if people should see us on first impression or if people should see someone the employer wants us to be. We should not starve for being born this way.
This post brought to you by Lavoce:
As I’m sure you already know, I am taking a long hiatus. I may not be back here until January 2014, when I plan to revamp a lot of things. Thank you for being with me, and I hope to see you next year.
I saw the Dalai Lama the other day. Apparently, he is on a college tour and is collecting hats from around the nation (I can joke because he does too). I wish I could say it was a life-changing experience, but I did not feel any more enlightened after the two hours in which he spoke. However, I did resonate with the words he spoke.
The first part was a speech about compassion; the second part was a question and answer session. During the Q&A session someone asked about how to reconcile or get along with other religions. In his adequate English he talked about how India is as much a melting pot of religions as America, but that India is more a model to the world of how to coexist with thy neighbor. He emphasized that one should keep to the religious framework in which one grew up, as drastically changing our belief system could cause all sorts of confusion (or Confucian, were we to take the pun route).
His answers brought me to my happy thought: a peaceful coexistence of diversity and individuality. My dream is much like the Dalai Lama’s dream. I dream of a world where Pakistanis, Sikhs, Native Americans, and any others who religiously avoid cutting long hair can coexist in corporate America without any sort of harassment or frustration caused from having to repeat oneself and having to answer the same ignorant questions. Just if it was not clear in the beginning, fashion freedom is tied to all other sorts of human rights issues. In this situation, fashion freedom is intricately tied to religious freedom, one of the freedoms on which this country founded.