Sunday, January 2, 2011

safety pins & spikes

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Ned was invited on facebook to attend a goth party at a venue in Hollywood tonight. He, joking heartily, said, "Wanna go to a goth party?" Whereas I replied, "You know what? I you should. It would be good for you. For an essay or scene or something. I'll do your make-up."

After the unexpected positivity, he was absolutely enthusiastic.

"Yes, I am going to go to this," he said, and when he texted his writing partner, Nick about it, sharing the fact that a mutual friend was hosting the event, Nick responded with a text saying: Ugh, I remember that girl, the worst fuck I've ever had in my life.

I told Ned not to mention Nick's name at the door.

Inspiration for Ned's goth look, I found from an old cache of pics from a 90's party I went to in 2007 with my good friend, Eric Todd.

Eric, a singer-songwriter Indie type, went as a goth creeper with hair gel, spiked sleeves and safety pins secured to the front of his black top that spelled out "kill yourself." He was inspired by the Crow.

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Eric plays a mean "King of Carrot Flowers" on guitar 2010
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This was before the safety pins that spelled out "kill yourself" '07

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I went as a Seattle grunger '07

So Ned removed his glasses, his usual jeans and tee, donned black pants, a black top, a studded belt, and a gray scarf. I applied the same Shiseido mascara I was wearing, thick, a heavy dab of eyeliner, bright red lipstick from Benefit called "flirt alert," a few puffs of pale, white powder; I even arched and darkened his eyebrows, and by the time he was out the door, I have to admit, he looked like a sexy Transylvanian Count. I was impressed with my handy work.

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Ned as his goth alter ego "Edison Price" 1/1/11

I stayed at home as not to distract from the project. It's now closing in on 1 am; he left the house before ten, so I can only assume he's having the time of his life. And I can't wait to hear about it.
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