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So far Lenore has created 29 blog entries.

Until Death

By | February 6th, 2018|It's On Random!|

I have a new project. Sort of. I visit a lot of cemeteries, mausoleums and crypts and manage to hunt down a relic everywhere I go, so I've decided to start a new blog for my macabre adventures. It's just for fun, unless it takes off and people want to offer me free tickets to [...]

Life In Sodom

By | December 19th, 2017|Interview|

Life In Sodom are a band you may not be familiar with, but they’re ready to be heard. After consistently releasing new music the track ‘Souvenirs’ was included in a compilation in the late Nineties put together by goth journalist Mick Mercer. Following that the band took a break in 1999, only to return a [...]

Cyber Gothic Factory

By | December 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

"I love the gothic women. I think they are the sexiest women alive" In the run up to the 20th anniversary of the creation of Cyber Gothic Factory, Gothic Beauty thought it was about time to speak to Jean, founder and creative mind behind the Canadian brand, famous for personalised bullet belts, outrageous cyber goggles and neon gas [...]

Fantasy Florals

By | December 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Every season the world outside changes colour and our oldest festivals celebrate and revolve around them. Spring, Imbolc, heralds the beginning of new life, as we bring the bright yellows and greens of new flowers and shoots into our homes and onto our tables. Summer brings long hazy days and of course the solstice, so [...]

199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die

By | October 3rd, 2017|News|

Through my work I often converse for months with people I've never actually met. Most of these people will stay as work contacts, but occasionally they get to be a little more. One of those is author Vincent Vinas, who's book I reviewed and he wrote to me to thank me for my comments and [...]

Gothic Beauty Issue 51

By | September 14th, 2017|News|

My interview with the lovely Sylvia Lancaster talking about the The Sophie Lancaster Foundation 10 years on, features in the latest issue of Gothic Beauty Magazine. My feature on the fabulous Necessary Evil is inside too (I used to work for Kate of Kate's Clothing so the interview was more of a catch up than a proper interview!) I'm also [...]

Sweet Midnight

By | August 22nd, 2017|Interview|

Occasionally I get paid to write a feature by the subject, rather than the publication. Some times I have to really work to find the interest in the story. This was not one of those times. Renee, creative person behind the label 'Sweet Midnight' was a pleasure to talk to and had a genuinely interesting [...]

Dungeness Photoshoot

By | June 8th, 2017|News|

There are no boxes of black cupcakes being delivered to my door, nor invitations to have tea with Siouxsie Sioux, but occasionally there are some perks to being the Managing Editor of a gothic fashion and culture magazine. The fabulous dress in these photos in one such perk. I recently saw the new range from [...]

Hope – Sophie Lancaster Foundation

By | May 19th, 2017|Review|

Back in 2010 I reviewed the (then) new compilation album 'Hope', put together to raise funds for the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. I recently interviewed the founder, Sylvia Lancaster, for a forthcoming ten year anniversary feature for Gothic Beauty and then Facebook, in it's infinite wisdom, showed me this review from years ago. So, in lieu [...]

Gothic Beauty Magazine Issue 50

By | April 4th, 2017|News|

The latest issue of Gothic Beauty Magazine is finally out for pre-order. This particular issue features my interviews with 3TEETH (scary looking bunch but unbelievably polite) and Katatonia (the language barrier made for a short interview but they were fun guys).  It also features my first make-up spread, which I tried to make more goth. [...]