Wednesday, July 4, 2012

~* Introducting Myself to the Interwebs... *~

Greetings and Salutations, interwebs! I suppose I should really introduce myself since I have already posted two entries without any sort of introduction. So here we go. I’m an Advertising / Publicity Coordinator, Writer, Editor, Publisher and Designer. I have worked in (and continue to work in) various industries including public relations, the web and the media.

My philosophies of life are a combination of New Age, Gothic, and Jewitch (that is, I am a Jewish Witch). I’m interested in various aspects of kabala, magick, yoga, meditation, astrology, tarot, aromatherapy, naturopathy, affirmations, visualizations, candles, crystals and the general concept of balancing mind, body and spirit and all aspects of my life.

I live with my husband and daughter in an endearing 1970’s-style house which we continue to decorate and renovate into an olde-worlde Gothic style (this is indeed an on-going project). I call our home The Stardust Castle (the name of this blog) or the Enchanted Gothic Cottage. We were married in 2006 in a Victorian Gothic Romance themed-wedding with a traditional Jewish ceremony followed by a Celtic hand-fasting.

Here are a couple of photos from my wedding day including a full length view of the dress and the veil:



With an addiction to buying old, recycled, secondhand, pre-loved and vintage items: I purchase anything that takes my fancy from clothes, books and collectibles. I am almost fanatical about this pastime and am interested in creating my own outfits, putting together costumes and d├ęcor while even researching historical periods and antique aspects of the items I unearth. I have an insatiable longing for the romantic times of the past such as Elizabethan, Edwardian, Renaissance and Victorian.

I am a dedicated Doors fan and Jim Morrison enthusiast and at one point, even started a fan club and website for the band. When I was 19, I made the pilgrimage to Jim’s grave in Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris which was a truly spiritual experience I will never forget.

I love attending masquerade balls, festivals, concerts, Goth clubs and any event that gives me the excuse to “dress up”. Despite this, I am also a bit of a hermit and require my solitary time! I must admit I'm very shy – but I’m attempting to come out of my shell which is one of the reasons I started this blog!

12 comments:

  1. Welcome To the Interweb Darkling!
    Looking forward to reading more and seeing more from you.
    Your wedding dress ensemble is magnificent. Wishing you a life filled with love with your beloved.
    I would love to know about your hair in the images... Is it a wig?

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    1. Thanks so much for the warm welcome! I love your webstore and blog by the way (I've been a fan of it on facebook for a while). Well we have been married for almost 6 years now and yes, life has indeed been full of love and dark romance!

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  2. I'm blogging for over a year, but I haven't even introduced myself decently...I wrote a couple of random silly stuff about myself, but I'm terribly bad at it...I think, it's hard to introduce yourself or to talk about yourself...anyway. ^^

    I pretty much hope you'll post some of your self-made or altered outfits! ^^
    Your wedding - look is breathtaking and I love the idea of the mixed - religion ceremony too...am I being too random here? I'm sorry! :D

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    1. Thanks for the comments, please don't apologise for your comments - I really appreciate it. We wanted to write our own vows too, so that is another reason why we had two ceremonies!

      Yes, it is very difficult to introduce one self and try to summarise your life in a few paragraphs. I tried not to ramble on too much. Yes, I plan to keep posting my daily outfits although hopefully it won't bore everyone!

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  3. I LOVE your wedding dress! My husband and I got married on Halloween, but I had to wear a white dress because my mother was concerned with what the rest of the family might have thought about a black one. It was nice though, we had a Nightmare before Christmas wedding cake, and a tombstone grooms cake (with Jack on it, and RIP 10-31-10). While I did enjoy my wedding, I covet the idea of going to Vegas one year and renewing our vows in one of those Halloween themed Wedding Chapels.

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    1. Thanks again Sarah! That is fantastic that you were married on Halloween! I always wanted to get married on Halloween but we weren't able to unfortunately. White dresses can be gothed up as well - I'm sure it was a gorgeous wedding. Do you have any wedding pics on your blog? Would love to see them. Your cake would have been awesome, I love NBC. Did you make the cake yourselves?

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    2. I don't have pictures on my blog no, but I have some on my Facebook - Sarah Ashely Frye-Mitchell if you want to look me up. My mom hired a caterer who made the cake.

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  4. Hello *waves*

    That's a lovely dress :)

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  5. What a fantastic wedding outfit! Purple really suits you :-)

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    1. Thanks so much! It is my favourite colour (besides black of course).

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