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Aisha Diandra / photographer. artist. designer. likes to dress up & pose, not a model. horror aficionado.
This blog is for my art, expression, inspiration, ramblings & everything in between.
I like the strange & spooky, beautiful & sensual, surreal & grotesque. contradictions fascinate me.

(the photos above are my own work.)

#gothic

#tbt #throwbackthursday #throwback 
First time doing #catwalk #modelling for the Circa Nocturna #alternative #fashion parade. I was way more nervous than I look haha. Walked for Laura Payne of Petticoats & Gallantry. Amazing makeup by @rromaninmua, photo by Zoe Simpson. #lolita #gothic #fashionshow #piercings #Melbourne

#tbt #throwbackthursday #throwback
First time doing #catwalk #modelling for the Circa Nocturna #alternative #fashion parade. I was way more nervous than I look haha. Walked for Laura Payne of Petticoats & Gallantry. Amazing makeup by @rromaninmua, photo by Zoe Simpson. #lolita #gothic #fashionshow #piercings #Melbourne

#tbt #throwbackthursday the first #photoshoot I did in #Melbourne of the lovely Samantha. #photo #photograph #photography #portrait #portraits #art #fineart #nature #alternative #gothic #goth #purple

#tbt #throwbackthursday the first #photoshoot I did in #Melbourne of the lovely Samantha. #photo #photograph #photography #portrait #portraits #art #fineart #nature #alternative #gothic #goth #purple

Pretty much ready for @cabnoc but need to tease hair more… featuring #mibukiaya #lenses makeup #goth #gothic #pvc #lace #bluehair #colouredhair #flowers #roses #corset #corsetry #boots #pleaser

Pretty much ready for @cabnoc but need to tease hair more… featuring #mibukiaya #lenses makeup #goth #gothic #pvc #lace #bluehair #colouredhair #flowers #roses #corset #corsetry #boots #pleaser

I wish I could have afforded all the other posters like this at the museum of death…it is hanging above my makeup box so I can see it every day while getting ready! :) i need moooore!!! www.madametalbot.com #poster #vintage #victorian #death #gothic #madametalbot

I wish I could have afforded all the other posters like this at the museum of death…it is hanging above my makeup box so I can see it every day while getting ready! :) i need moooore!!! www.madametalbot.com #poster #vintage #victorian #death #gothic #madametalbot

Readyyyyyy for Cab Noc!! #corset #corsetry #goth #gothic #fashion #outfit #pvc

Readyyyyyy for Cab Noc!! #corset #corsetry #goth #gothic #fashion #outfit #pvc

Cab Noc tonight! PS; safety pins and bloomers under a puffy skirt make hiding a flask easy. #outfit #fashion #makeup #corset #corsetry #lolita #boots #lace #colouredhair #goth #gothic #alternative

Cab Noc tonight! PS; safety pins and bloomers under a puffy skirt make hiding a flask easy. #outfit #fashion #makeup #corset #corsetry #lolita #boots #lace #colouredhair #goth #gothic #alternative

#makeup for the photoshoot. No idea what I’m doing with my hair. #goth #gothic #dark #black #piercings

#makeup for the photoshoot. No idea what I’m doing with my hair. #goth #gothic #dark #black #piercings

In-scene one-upsmanship.

  • Mall goth: Hey, hey you guys, you know- I liked Vampires before everyone else; I read Twilight before it was a movie.
  • CyberGoth: As if! I liked Buffy before Twilight was even written.
  • Rivethead: I liked The Lost Boys before Buffy came out.
  • Romantic Goth: That was the end of the 80s, Anne Rice redefined Vampires as tortured, dark, romantic figures in the 1970s.
  • HorrorPunk: You're so close, but Bela Lugosi actually turned Vampires into seductive Byronic anti-heros when he starred in and, to some extent, helped direct, Dracula the play - before he stared in Dracula- the film directed by Todd Browning. Dracula, of course, was written by Bram Stoker who was the first to give a vampire human qualities.
  • Eldergoth: You're so close, it makes my tiny black heart 3 times bigger! But, actually John William Polidori wrote the first Romantic vampire story, The Vampyr, in 1819- almost 80 years before Dracula was published. "Byronic" is the perfect word to describe vampires in fiction ever since; The Vampyr was based off of a fragment of a horror story Lord Byron told in the same famous literary contest in which Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley first conceived of Frankenstein. Many people think Lord Ruthven, the vampire of Polidori's story, was largely based off of Byron himself.
  • Victorian Goth: /frown
  • Romantic Goth: Cool!
  • Victorian Goth: Well...
  • Cybergoth: Yeah, that's interesting because-
  • Victorian Goth: I AM A VAMPIRE.
  • Cybergoth: Ughk
  • Rivethead: /sigh
  • Batcave: RRRrrrrrr!
  • MallGoth: Wow!
  • Eldergoth: You shut your whore mouth, Carl! For the last time, WE DON'T BELIEVE YOU ARE A VAMPIRE.
  • Carl: I keep telling you guys to call me Sir Lysander Ravenblood, Esquire! Caamaawwnnnn!
  • Eldergoth: Fuck you, Carl.
  • My response - I agree with the Eldergoth & Horrorpunk response...I probably would have said something that combines the two haha...
i know you’re all sick of seeing how I looked on Saturday night, but I needed that pretty moment, so deal with it. here’s a gif of my camwhoring that night while waiting for my phone to charge. 

i know you’re all sick of seeing how I looked on Saturday night, but I needed that pretty moment, so deal with it. here’s a gif of my camwhoring that night while waiting for my phone to charge. 

nerveslikesteel:

sagenoir:

egs, boobs, rock and roll.

I’d welcome this easter bunny. Reeeow

such a babe. and I am highly amused by the fact that she originates from my dad’s hometown - which is a little town in Kansas, what are the chances!?

nerveslikesteel:

sagenoir:

egs, boobs, rock and roll.

I’d welcome this easter bunny. Reeeow

such a babe. and I am highly amused by the fact that she originates from my dad’s hometown - which is a little town in Kansas, what are the chances!?