I BECOME OBSESSED with movies…I mean, like, OCD obsessed. Example? I watched Buffalo ‘66 at least once a day, every single day for a year and a half. I would let it run as I fell asleep. I would have it on in while I read. Little temporary rituals like this help me during stressful times. It’s a comfort. An emotional balm. When you know something so well, front to back, inside and out, backwards and forwards, there’s a comfort to it…it becomes a 90 minute mantra, a meditation – the central nervous system is calmed, lulled into a restful state by the familiar repetition of the voices you’ve come to know so well.
And now that I’ve actually written that I recognize just how absolutely crazy it sounds, but there it is, nonetheless. If you haven’t figured out by now that I’m a little on the weird side (although I prefer to think of myself as adorably eccentric) then you must view the world through the same funhouse mirror that I do. But I digress…
TIM BURTON’S BEETLEJUICE was another such movie for me. I was beyond obsessed with the film when I was in 8th grade. I’d have it on when I was getting ready for school and again when I was going to bed. Day in and day out it was all Beetlejuice all the time. I can still recite it beginning to end and quote it in my daily life with more frequency than I care to admit. The set design, the costuming…brilliant. It’s a visually stunning film from which I still draw a massive amount of my inspiration in both art and life.
SO IT SHOULD come as little surprise that, when facing a fashion conundrum or looking for a new outfit I often find myself asking:
“What would Lydia Deetz do?”
HER QUIRKY, ARTHOUSE GOTH style is still a point of reference for me (and yes, I still own a pair of black and white striped tights and will until the day I die. Age and trends be damned!), so it’s only natural that, what with spring having sprung, my imaginary BFF and I go shake the cobwebs off our warm weather wear and find some new pieces to breathe life into our spring wardrobe and home.
Goth Spring Shopping with Lydia Deetz
*FOR THE BODY*
:: 1 – striped hat :: 2 – dark excess perfume :: 3 – hepcat sunglasses :: 4 – cross slip dress :: 5 – prisoner of love purse :: 6 – big foxy platform :: 7 – longboard & short of it top :: 8 – striped leggings ::
*FOR THE HOME*
:: 1 – lady of the woods travel mug :: 2 – fine fables wall art set :: 3 – sight for bored eyes print :: 4 – day of the dead corkscrew :: 5 – head of the class container :: 6 – frenchie mannequin head ::
Kisses & Chaos,
Alli Woods Frederick
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