Wooo!!!! Photo by Zach Rose
Wow! It's my 200th post and my (almost) blog-a-versary. I did originally start the Coffin Kitsch blog back in December 2011 with Wordpress and quickly detested the site which resulted in my total and utter frustration. I pretty much lost everything with trying to transfer to blogger, but it was worth it and I've never looked back.
I've learned a lot over this past year of blogging about my own personal style/tastes and I've gotten a lot of inspiration and feedback from the blogosphere around me. Thank you so much to everyone who's supported me, I really do appreciate it.
I decided to start a blog of my own after deleting an old blog that I had a few years ago which received some nasty comments. I buckled in and started to doubt myself and pondered questions like, "What makes me special enough to have a blog?", so I deleted it letting the bastards win. Which was totally ridiculous, as it's just a blog and it's not a sacred right of passage-or so I told myself- and anyone is allowed to have their little slice of the internet pie. A little while later, I decided after three years of being the Fashion Editor and stylist for Auxiliary Magazine, to step away from that project to take care of some personal matters, and concentrate on my own fashion endeavors. I helped build Auxiliary and I still support my friends and wish them all the luck, you should support them too! I learned so much from working with various designers, hair stylists, makeup artists and models, wardrobe styling has become very much a passion of mine. I like to help people feel good as much as I like to help them look good.
With a lot of thought and research I started Coffin Kitsch with a fresh slate and a point of view that I hoped to express to the world. I am a normal girl, on a budget who has a passion for alternative (goth/deathrock/punk/psychobilly, I think you get it) fashion. I just wanted to show the "normalcy" of.....well, just me. So here I am, weird hair and all.
My hopes for the new year is to incorporate some of my friends into my blog posts, feature more designers that I love and make more acquaintances out in that big internet world. I hope to work on stylist collaborations to share with you, and I hope to help people feel good about themselves no matter what size, age or style that they pursue. I hope to inspire people to realize that making yourself go broke just to be "in fashion" is not worth it and to think outside the alternative world box. Life's too short to compare yourself to others and thus bring you down. Trust me, I've been there and done that and I'm glad I'm the goofball you see today. *Wink*
A million thank you's to my readers. I love you!