MY ALL-GIRL SPOOKY JAPANESE GOTH BAND! SCARY VISUAL KEI MAKEUP, BLACK LIPSTICK, GOTHIC GIRLS OUTSIDE TRASH & VAUDEVILLE NYC.
We formed a band! An all-girl J-Goth spooky band! From left to right:
Regi is the cross-dresser. La Carmina is the vocalist. Kanae is the Asian skinhead. Jenny is the Mana-like lurker who plays guitar and never speaks.
What should we call our band? Can you help us think of a name? Leave your suggestions in the comments, and we’ll choose our favorite! (Just click the Comments link in the bottom right corner; you don’t need to register.)
Shichi took these photos of us on St Marks Place in NYC. Quite a few alternative stores have closed down, but the street remains the hangout of Goths and punks. Passersby stopped and gawked at us while we made Candy Spooky faces for the camera.
Zombie alert! We took advantage of the red light from the store window of Trash and Vaudeville.
Three ways to wear black lipstick. Jenny drew slightly upturned lines at the edges of her mouth. Kanae smeared the stuff. I used Lime Crime Styletto to outline my lips, and filled the middle with dark blue.
How about some Japanese Goth eye makeup inspiration? Jenny bats her fake eyelashes with white beaded tips. Kanae drew arched brows and radiating lines under her eyes. I played around with glitter dots and put a spider on my third eye.
When Kanae reviewed these photos, she laughed, “That’s me with my Nazi wife!” Her armband, black trenchcoat and “baldness” got some interesting comments and glances. But it’s all aesthetic, folks. Remember that Gackt and his fans wear Nazi-like helmets and armbands.
Dangling the creaky Trash and Vaudeville platform… that’s how we kill time before eating delicious Japanese izakaya fare at Kenka once again. After your meal, don’t forget to go upstairs to the sex punk store Search and Destroy. You’ll probably find Kanae there — whenever she enters the shop, she is utterly incapable of leaving!
What do you think of our funereal outfits? What shall we name our scary Visual Kei girl band?
Song of the Day #296: Yuki Kajiura – Open Your Heart (Thanks to Ementhy for the suggestion!)