Atlas Obscura and the Glass Coffin

By | November 20th, 2018|News|

A reduced version of my Until Death blog has been published on the alternative travel website Atlas Obscura and I'm oddly proud of myself. It involves a preserved saint in a glass coffin in a cliff-side monastary. All things which I love.  "Even on a seemingly ‘normal’ holiday, there is always something macabre, haunted or [...]

Norwich Pride

By | July 31st, 2018|News|

I feel so priviledged to call Norwich my home city, even if I'm not there all the time. Last weekend was the 10 year anniversary of the city's first ever Pride celebrations and it was amazing. I actually cried a little watching the rainbow-coloured support and celebration of diversity, even if I was in all [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Killstar and Marilyn Manson to Release Clothing Line

By | October 31st, 2016|News|

We have absolutely no desire to fit in”. Killstar are a rebellious label. Having been established for just six years the fashion house has reinvented goth for a new generation. As if their credentials needed any further confirmation, they have partnered with arguably the biggest name in the goth aesthetic. The inimitable Marilyn Manson has [...]