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08 February 2012

Oriental Goth - a modern version of Geisha


Who isn't (at least a little bit) inspired by Oriental culture? And especially who isn't fascinated by the Japanese Geisha look? Goths too have incorporated some elements of japanese culture in their fashion and are often defined either as Oriental Goth or Geisha Goth.

The make-up has always been a great inspiration. Thick black eyeliner pink/red eyeshadow, perfect skin and eyebrows and that fire red lipstick..

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Also the hair, straight raven black framing the face and those amazing perfectly done updos with the decorated hair sticks.

Black lipstick can be used instead of the red lipstick too. Also hot pink does a great effect. But in my opinion these are the only colours that can actually make a good "geisha make-up effect"..


And what about those amazing kimonos? In all colors, fabrics, and patterns (most common are the cherry flowers and dragons)! Every kimono is a unique handmade artwork! 



I think the paper parasol is a key element for an oriental inspired look! You can find one easily when visiting big cities in tourist shops! I got mine for 5 euros in Rome ;) and I also found a black kimono with red flower decorations for 16 euros in a gothic shop nearby!

..see how even the parasol alone can add a great oriental touch to your gothy attire? :)

"Music of interest to Oriental Goths may include Goth and dark bands who use Eastern inspiration in some or all of their songs, such as Rhea's Obsession, Dead Can Dance, Rajna, The Changelings, Shiva In Exile, and Love Is Colder Than Death and even the songs Temple of Love by The Sisters of Mercy and Hong Kong Garden by Siouxsie and the Banshees."
 - quote from The Ultimate Goth Guide


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