This gallery was created to show the beautiful one of a kind necklace titled Usra in Silver created by Italian jewellery designer Matt the Jewel, presented to me as part of the prize for becoming the 2017 DarkestGoth Magazine spokesmodel.
This gallery features Briana Sullivan and her painted porcelain doll Annabelle. The shoot was created after Briana found an old porcelain doll discarded at an op shop, thinking to re-purpose the doll Briana painted her to show how beautiful something that was once cracked and imperfect could be.
Where is the Funeral? How the Color Black Became Associated with Death and Mourning. [SPOKESMODEL ARTICLE]
Where is the funeral? is a question that many Gothic people have been asked while out and about in their Gothic garb. In modern society much of the population considers the color black to be the color of mourning, with entirely black outfits being viewed as funeral attire. Black clothing as the fashion for mourning is not a modern idea. It is routed in western/European tradition beginning as early as the formation of Rome itself and has continued to evolve into the mourning clothes worn in the present day.
This gallery features spokesmodel Briana Sullivan as a tribal gothic fairy who is lost in the woods, unable to find her way home, she lays down beside a log and rests there for the night. She is lost and unfamiliar with the native New Zealand ferns and trees as she ponders how to return home. The photographer for this gallery was Taranaki photographer Sully’s Pics and all makeup, hair and styling was done by Briana Sullivan.
“What is one of the biggest issues facing Goth culture? Stereotypes, not just from outside the Goth community, but also from inside the community. Is it really important to define yourself as one type of Goth or can you fit into more than one genre?” 2017 Spokesmodel, Briana Sullivan, shares her insights on the good and the bad within the extended Gothic community.