I don’t really have a style icon now. I’ve gone through several in the past. It all began, like Hannah, with Amy Lee, when I was 16:
How much did I want long black hair and blue eyes? The answer is: A lot. I was so obsessed I had a whole folder of pictures of her outfits and used to have a shopping list that I would update every time I found a new picture of her. I tried many a time to copy the make-up from the ‘Going Under’ video:
I recommend the below tutorial, if you want to try it. Obviously this tutorial was not about in 2003, I discovered it a year or so ago! Thank you YouTube sidebar.
When I was 18/19 I discovered Emilie Autumn, which led to an obsession with stripes – grey and black are my favourite. I also got into fashion blogging and started to be inspired by Gala Darling‘s love of colour. I also obsessed over hats with Ashe, drooled over Viona’s photography, and admired Zoetica Ebb’s wardrobe and ability to put together an outfit. But I didn’t try to copy any one person’s style. I never really did. Even when I was an Amy Lee devotee, I was too shy/low on funds to do more than try to grow my hair, experiment a bit with make-up, and wear longer skirts. But once I started exploring all the gorgeous images and blogs that were starting to appear, I was inspired by too much to even want to hitch my apple wagon to only one star.
More recently I discovered the wondrous world of make-up blogging and started learning how to apply eyeshadow properly (hint: it involves brushes) – the bloggers whose make-up looks I copy the most are Zoffe and Lily, but I have tutorials and EOTDs saved from many more.