My name is Luise, I am currently 20 and living and studying law in London, England. My “Home” however is in South Wales where all my close friends and parents are! I am an active and passionate member of the gothic scene – I love music and spend a lot of time going to live gigs or clubs to hear it played.
My dress sense is a mixture between traditional Victorian Goth and more fetishistic elements. I love long flowing skirts, long trailing sleeves and lots of lace, velvet and satins or silks. I also love pvc and fetish outfits, especially shoes! I am almost never without a corset – I am a practising tightlacer, sell them as a part-time job and believe there is nothing more seductively feminine than a tiny waist, laced tightly between layers of steel and sumptuous fabric. I have even learnt how to make corsets myself and am currently honing these skills to a more professional level.
I am a complete and utter Germanophile. I adore the language, the culture, the people – everything. The so called Schwarze-szene (the “black scene i.e alternative scene) is absolutely huge in Germany. As such, they produce some of the most amazing music, hold the best festivals, have some incredible artists and clothing designers and have the best magazines. Few things give me more joy than an imported issue of Orkus!
I have a boyfriend of nearly two and a half years. His name is Oz and he understands me perfectly and even puts up with my multitude of personality flaws. He is my life and I can not imagine it ever being any other way ♥
I adore writing, both factually and fiction – I find it an enjoyable pastime and a great creative outlet!
I’m sure I’ll update this more as I go along, but if you have any questions, please feel free to ask!
Films: Generally horror (especially dubbed foreign ones), Anything Tim Burton. Specifically: A Series Of Unfortunate Events, Alice in Wonderland,Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Cruel Intentions, Donnie Darko, Finding Neverland, Ginger Snaps, Ginger Snaps Back, Ginger Snaps Unleashed, Girl Interrupted, Gremlyns, Harry Potter, Heavenly Creatures, History Boys, Inglorious Basterds, Interview With A Vampire, Labyrinth, Let The Right One In, Lord of The Rings, Lost Boys, Me Without You, Moulin Rouge, Narnia, Nightmare Before Christmas, Pan’s Labyrinth, Pirates of The Caribbean, Prince Caspian, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Saw, Stardust, Sweeny Todd, Tale Of Two Sisters, Teeth, The Corpse Bride, The Crow, The Dark Crystal, The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe, The Phantom Of The Opera, Velvet Goldmine, Virgin Suicides
TV: Antique Bakery, Azumanga Daioh, Black Butler, CSI, Desperate Romantics, Digimon, Ouran High School Host Club, Drawn Together, Drawn Together, Invader Zim, Law and Order SVU, Lucky Star, Mock The Week, QI, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Sugar Rush
Books: Anything by Neil Gaiman, Books about Corsetry, Cut – movies in 15 minutes by Cleolinda Jones, Dracula, Fetish books, Goth fashion/style books, Harry Potter, Lord Of The Rings, Nemi, Oh My Goth by Voltaire, Paint it Black by Voltaire, Second Star to The Right by Deborah Hautzig, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, The ‘Georgia Nicholson’ books by Louise Rennison, What is Goth? By Voltaire
Music: Bands: Aesma Daeva, Aesthetic Perfection, Amanda Palmer, Angelspit, Ayria, The Birthday Massacre, Bitch Alert, Blaqk Audio, Blutengel, Collide, Combichrist, The Crϋxshadows, The Cure, Deathstars, Distorted Memory, The Dresden Dolls, E Nomine, Eisbrecher, Elis, Emilie Autumn, Epica, Evanescence, Garbage, Hannah Fury, Hocico, Hungry Lucy, IAMX, Jack Off Jill, Jesus On Extasy, Kate Bush, L’Âme Immortelle, Lacuna Coil, Leaves’ Eyes, Marilyn Manson, Megaherz, Muse, Nachtmahr, Nightwish, Nine Inch Nails, Oomph!, Persephone, Placebo, Psychobitch, Rammstein, The Rasmus, Rasputina, Scarling, Season’s End, The Secret Meeting, Sirenia, The Sisters Of Mercy, [:SITD:], Sneaker Pimps, Solar Fake, Switchblade Symphony, Tapping The Vein, Terminal Choice, Tokio Hotel, Tristania, VNV Nation, Voltaire, Within Temptation Generally: Goth,Gothrock, Industrial, Darkwave, Neue Deuteche Harte, Symphonic Metal, Elektro, Violindustrial, Classical, ethereal, some rock certain indie, some Hellektro, a little folk, certain Noize, even a little gloompop... almost anything in the German language!