Saturday, July 12, 2008

Blogiversary: Alternative Week Inspiration

In March, I did an Alternative Styles week. It was fun with lots of inspiration!

Mix up the styles I've talked about today and you'll get a Punk-Goth counterculture attitutude in red, white and black. The Ramones with a dash of red - but it's a style all to itself. Not quite Victorian or Modern Goth, not quite punk but a bit of both. A category all it's own. Emily the Strange was created in the skater culture by Rob Reger - who is Emily? From her website:

Emily is anti-cool, a subculture of one, and a follower of no one but herself. She’s the anti-hero for the Do it Yourself movement. Her favorite phrase is “Get Lost!” - both an invitation to travel to unknown places and an instruction to “Take a hike!”

(Photo Credit: Emily the Strange by Buzz Parker published by Dark Horse

I like a girl with attitude.

Emily the Strange uses a single color combination red, white and black. A punk with attitude and a splash of color.

The red white and black theme is used most effectively by The White Stripes a two person band who hail from Detroit Michigan. I'm always amazed what they can come up with using such a limited palate of colors.

The Punk - Alternative red, white and black palate is reflected in the Heartz n Skullz series. When creating the series, the Pinz in my Heart beads led to the Goth Kidz beads and Goth Kidz were the jumping off point for the Skully Kidz - in the same way as my posts have gone this week - punk to goth to punk-goth red, white and black.

(Photo Credit: MTV website)

The White Stripes not only have surprising clothes in red, white an black but use it to stunning visual effect in their videos. Here's a perfect example in their video Seven Nation Army. Turn it up! Meg is awesome on the drums!


LLYYNN said...

Cindy your writing is hilarious, love it. And your beads have such a fun attititude. Skully kids 4-ever!

angelinabeadalina said...

Black and white with a splash of red makes for a very interesting read. Those Skully Kids are too adorable, btw, but don't tell them I said they were "adorable" :)

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Thanks, Lynn!

I'm starting to learn how to get my humor across in writing. I love irony and sarcasm and that's a challenge to write so people get it! Glad I'm succeeding :-)


Cindy Gimbrone said...


Your secret is safe with me! I think they're cute in a creepy sort of way - they love to hang out with the Goth Kidz. They express their individuality in their appearance and I like it! :-)

Thanks for stopping by!