.....I was looking like this:
This was the year I moved to New Zealand;as soon as I got here,I dyed my hair black,much to my parents despair!!!
I lived for 10 months in Dunedin,and briefly played bass in a band,but I was shite! And I couldn't be arsed practising,as it was so boring!
Actually,I just realised that the above right pic is from mid 1990,when I was living in the Old Mill,a haven for musos/freaks/artists in Christchurch.The coat I am wearing is leather,and was 1 pound from a Greenwich,London chazza shop.I don't have that anymore,I outgrew it,and swapped it with a friend for an amazing red vinyl one.(You'll get to see that over winter,no doubt.)
Wish I still had this coat,above.I still have bits of the necklace.It was made up of 2 necklaces I had picked up on my first trip to London.
The next 3 pics are from a "fashion" shoot that was also filmed for a short lived Dunedin programme called Life In The Fridge Exists.I was one of only about 5 Goths in town(and surely the most fabulous!),and was approached as I was leaving the Empire,a legendary pub,to be in it.They were paying,so why not!!!?? They dressed me in all this white stuff from Plume,a rather posh shop,and I did my own hair and makeup.
I still have the gloves.
Can't remember where this was taken,some old ruined place,maybe on the Peninsula??
I rather like my eye makeup.That is my own necklace,which I still have,bought from an Antiques store on Stuart St,Dunedin.
The mask I am holding(upside down??)is by an amazing NZ artist,Donna Demente,who was also on this shoot.She is way talented,and I have a box and a brooch by her;they are prized possessions of mine.
I didn't particularly enjoy living in Dunedin.Too many hills,too cold(I had just come from Australia),too small,seething with mildew.I moved to Christchurch in January 1990.
And here I stayed!