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. [...]

The Revolving Door

By | April 3rd, 2017|Interview|

As well as being a goth rock princess and full time crazy cat lady, I am also a freelance copywriter. This rarely involves writing about goth (or cats) but still makes up a decent proportion of my professional writer life. For one of my latest jobs I interviewed Rebecca White of Your Own Place about [...]

Is Goth Becoming Cool?

By | March 17th, 2017|It's On Random!|

I missed goth the first time round, being born in late 1981 I was too young. By the time I donned my first (second-hand) leather trench and plum lipstick it was definitely not cool. At least not as far as I was concerned. Young lads would shout ‘GOTH!!’ at me as they drove passed and [...]

VNV Nation in Norwich

By | February 26th, 2017|Review|

I reviewed the recent VNV Nation gig in Norwich. Yes. VNV. In Norwich. It was a belter -  “I’ve always wanted to say this…HELLO NORFOLK!!” When most bands say that, it’s debatable whether they’re being genuine or not, but when Ronan Harris from VNV Nation says something, he means it from the bottom of his [...]

London Edge Alternative Fashion Trade Show

By | February 21st, 2017|Event, Review|

London Edge is a bi-annual trade show for alternative fashion brands and stockists. It is intended for shop owners to browse new designs and place wholesale orders for their shops direct from the designer. I've attended the shows numerous times, as a buyer for Kate's Clothing, as a seller for Necessary Evil and as a [...]

Gothic Label PunkRave

By | January 30th, 2017|Interview|

I interview a lot of gothic fashion designers. I hear a lot of the same answers (as I've said before, there are only so many questions one can ask about the colour black) but occasionally I get responses I've not had before. This interview with PunkRave was a tricky one as it was done via [...]