ZEITGEIST ZERO ON THE BBC

ZEITGEIST ZERO ON BBC RADIO

We were played on BBC Introducing this week.  The place for unsigned bands and under the radar independent music.

I uploaded a track last week.  Thanks to one of our fans who heard our song being played and let us know. It’s the track that is becoming a classic, ‘When The Lights Go Down.’

The DJ even pronounced our name right. Now it’s not often that happens

Ms Dead
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The Unfashionable People

Bat Bow

Bat Bow

Hello and welcome to my latest blog on, you know, stuff I wear.

So here we go, bring on the non stop rock and roll.   The bat bow above was a birthday present.

The Dennis the Menace style cardigan complete with cute skull is from Oasis in Birmingham.  It’s one of the coolest shopping areas in the city for alternative clothes.

Cardigan Skull

Silver Bow Earrings

Earring

I found these cute little earrings at St Gemma’s Vintage Fair in Leeds.

Eyeballs! Or rather just one, EXTREME CLOSE UP.

Eye Close Up

So on to the beauty part of the style and beauty blog.  So in the big eye picture above I’m wearing eyeshadow from one of my favourite eye palettes.  It’s by No. 17 and it’s called something cheesy like Glam Metal.  It has a cute cover with purple roses and thorns, which is obviously what caught my eye.

No 17 Glam Rock Eyeshadow Compact

As you can see the silver eyeshadow is my favourite.  I’ve tried eyeshadows from super expensive to super cheap and everything in between.   I think when it comes to eyeshadows after very extensive testing on myself, there’s not much difference in the wear of eye powder.  It’s all down to the base.  I use Urban Decay’s Eye Potion Primer and that works really well.  I wear eye make up all day everyday and it keeps it in place for about eight to ten hours.  It tends to fade and need perking up after that.  I either perk it up or change it totally for evening, depending on whether I’m going out or not.

No 17 Glam Rock Eyeshadows

Amazing Shoes

Shoes

So these amazing shoes are from eBay.  Hideous to walk in and every time I cross my legs I stab my calf.  I nearly break my ankle every time I wear them, but they are gorgeous, so I may have to relegate them to the status of bedroom slippers.  They have a cute red insole too.

Shoe 2

Satan!

T-Shirt

This cute little blonde girl with her pet goats has the slogan ‘Satan Is Love’.  Yeah, it’s a bit weird, but I like it.  A friend of mine brought it back for me from Singapore, one of my favourite cities/island/country.

So there it goes, style AND beauty this time.  Spikey shoes, extreme close ups and vintage earrings etc. 🙂

Night & Day

Last week I had band practice during the day and in the evening I went out to a friend’s wedding.  So what do cool singers wear during the day?  Lots of vests, cardigans and jumpers because it’s autumn and I am generally always cold.

So I like clothes by Collectif, even though their fabric rips easily.  For instance I have ripped their skirts doing nothing more than going up stairs, walking and getting out of the band van.  However their clothes are cute so I do like them.  This skirt I’ve had for a while, so the few pulled threads are due to wear and tear.

Black Pencil Skirt with Cherries, Bows AND Stars.

Black Pencil Skirt with Cherries, Bows AND Stars.

Cherry Tank Top By Collectif

Cherry Tank Top By Collectif

And to top it all off:

Cherry Flames Bow

Cherry Bow 🙂  I can’t remember where I picked it up from, maybe it might have been a present, but it is cute.

For the evening do of my friend’s wedding I wore one of my favourite dresses, which is from Monsoon.  It’s black with little shiny black birds/crows/ravens (can’t tell which) embroidered over.

I was hanging this out on the washing line one day and noticed bleach had got on the waistband and a few spatters on the dress.  So I coloured them in with black marker pen and covered the waistband with a belt.  You now wouldn’t notice it or know I had a wardrobe meltdown the day it happened.  I still don’t know how I got bleach onto it.

Monsoon Blackbird/Crow/Raven Black Dress

Monsoon Blackbird/Crow/Raven Black Dress

Long Necklace by New Lock

Long Necklace by New Lock

Long line necklace by New Look that I got recently.  I keep fiddling with it and have to stop myself as one of the stringy chains has fallen out.  That’s also the belt I use to cover my bleaching accident.

So that was my day and night look for band practice the other week.  That’s what all the cool kids are wearing, well maybe just me.

Bye for now.

Welcome To My Style & Beauty Blog

For a while know the lovely Ms Noire has been saying, “Ms Dead you need to do a blog.”  Fascinated as she is by my large wardrobe and the vast array of accessories I possess.  I’m neither a fashion expert nor a dedicated follower.  Like most alternative people I make up my style as I go along.  I pinch styles from everywhere, victorian corsets, 1950s pencil skirts, etc. mixing retro, horror, club, fetish and contemporary styles, to create my own look.

There are lots of cool goth, alternative, dark and unusual style/fashion/beauty blogs on the web and this does not pretend to be any of the above.  However this is my own humble take on my own sense of fashion and beauty.  It’s called Drop Dead Gorgeous as it seemed the easiest slogan to tie in with my surname of Dead.

Ms Noire has taken the photos of my outfits in isolation.  This is to show of the variety and detail in my day to day outfits.  Full frontal pictures would otherwise be a block of BLACK.  Bex has whizzed the pictures through Instagram and made them look super cute.

Polka Dot Bow
My favourite hair accessory.

I wear this hair clip quite a lot.  I bought them as a set, but rarely wear both at the same time.  One seems to work best on my little pin head.

Pencil Skirt with White Bow
Collectif Black Pencil Skirt with White Bow.

This is one of my favourite skirts. I love Collectif, but often their clothes are not made of the best material and tend to split easily.

I’m also wearing my standard seamed stockings, I love stockings, particulary seamed ones and wear them all the time.  My platform creepers are from Primark.  I like creeper shoes but they are too flat for me, so when I saw these high heel ones for only £17 I had to have them.

Victorian Style Watch
Cute, filigree, dainty watch.

This cute little watch was a Christmas present a few years ago.  From Past Times, I love the victorian, filigree design.

Silver Beads
Silver and Glass Rhinestone Beads

I bought these long, silver, pearl style beads from the back of Leeds market for £2.

Pearl Necklace Close-Up
Detail picture of my silver and glass rhinestone necklace
Made Out Of Plastic, It's Fantastic
Black Bow Cuff Bracelet

This black bow cuff/bracelet I bought from Miss Selfridge a few years ago.  I tend to wear this a lot also as it goes with nearly everything.

So that’s my first blog, I hope I haven’t bored you too much.

Teresa xxx

Bands We Have Played With Over The Past Ten Years.

The attached list shows the bands we have had to pleasure to play with in the past ten years, many of whom have sadly broken up.

These are all bands we’ve shared a stage with, on the same day. Also it shows how varied and diverse an act we are to have spanned different genres.  We’ve played with bands ranging from indie, pop. metal, goth to pure electronic acts and we’ve had a great time doing it so far.

Hopefully we’ll see you at one of our shows soon. 🙂

3ulogy, Abney Park, Aceldama, Acid Tongue, Action Directe, Ahrayeph, Alice Moving Under Skies, Angels & Agony, Angelspit, Anola Gray, Arkam Asylum, Army of Skanks, Archaic, Avenge Vulture Attack, Ayria, Berlin Black, Blind Before Dawn, Brother Orchid, Cauda Pavonis, City of Glass, Charlotte’s Shadow, Culture Kultur, Cybercide, Date At Midnight, Dead In The Queue, Der Klinke, Devilish Presley, Deviant UK, Dyonisis, Electra Glide, Electronische Maschine, Eternal Fall. Euphori Audio, Evil Man In Your Attic, Faderhead, Freudstein, Garden of Delight, Gene Loves Jezebel, Ghost of Lemora, Glitch Code, Global Citizen, Grendel, Hattenmachin, HUB, Implant, Inkubus Sukkubus, Jo Maultby, John Merrick’s Remains, Killing Miranda, Last July, Legion, Lesbian Bed Death, Libitina, Little Match Girl, Liquid Sky, Los Carniceros Del Notre, Love In A Cage, Lying Seasons, Manuskript, Martyn & Daisy, Mechanical Cabaret, Midnight Configuration, Momento Mori, Neon Zoo, Neuvogue, NFD, Nitzer Ebb, Oxsana Prism, Plastic Noose, Popoi Sdioh, Pro-Jekt, Pretentious Moi? Psychogeneration, Psydoll, Qntal, Rhombus, Salvation, Schmoof, Schattenschlag, Screams of Cold Winter, Screaming Banshee Aircrew, Senton Bombs, Shadow of Memories, Skinflick, Soul Circus, Spares, Spekulus, Tenek, Terminal Gods, The Last Cry, The Last Dance, The Cruxshadows, The Cure Project, The Spiritual Bat, The Way Of All Flesh, Thief Taker, Tin Omen, Twilight Laboratory (T-Lab), Uberbyte, UFX, Uninvited Guest, V2A, Vigilante, Vince Ripper & The Rodent Show, Viral Lode, Voices of Masada, Violet Vortex, When People Become Numbers, Wind Up Mind, XMH, Zodiac Mindwarp, Zombina & The Skeletones