It's time to bust out your best black outfit, slather on your black lipstick, nail polish and eyeliner, wipe the dust from the cassette tapes stashed under your bed, dim the lights and prepare to sway to the sounds of The Cure. Why? May 22 is World Goth Day!
Perhaps you don't consider yourself to be Goth. Maybe black isn't your color, or you think that vampires are creepy, not romantic. You'd rather listen to the Jonas Brothers instead of The Sisters of Mercy? No big deal! You don't have to be Goth to celebrate the Gothic!
Imagine what our world be would be like without Gothic architecture and literature? Think of beautiful Gothic cathedrals such as Notre Dame and Westminster Abbey with their pointed arches, spires, stained glass windows and intriguing gargoyles. Consider literature classics like Jane Eyre, Frankenstein and Dracula. Not to mention musicals like Phantom of the Opera and Jekyll & Hyde.
Today is a day to celebrate the awesomeness of the Goth all around us. Take some time to look around at all of the fascinating details and intricate designs inspired by the Gothic period. Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Valentino, Prada, and many other designers have had models strut down the runway wearing beautiful gothic-inspired looks.
Use World Goth Day as an opportunity to find the magic and beauty in gothic style There is so much more to the being "Goth" than loving black and having an obsession with the macabre. Take a moment to learn about what inspired this subculture that is so often misunderstood. You'll have a whole new appreciation for such a subculture that is so often misunderstood. Who knows...you may decide you're into Goth after all.
Wear a little black to celebrate World Goth Day! Heirloom's shirts are perfect for embracing your inner or outer Goth! Every style in our Basic Collection contains the Goth color-of-choice...black. Once you put on that black Heirloom shirt, you may just want to add some black lipstick and nail polish! Don't hold back because today is about celebrating who you are and what makes you unique! After all, wouldn't the world be awfully boring if everyone was exactly the same?