||[Nov. 1st, 2007|03:07 pm]
I'm back from my holiday in Whitby. Hardly Bellydance central you might think, and mostly you'd be right, but not entirely!
OK, so the holiday was mostly about the goths and the food, but there was always going to be a hint of bellydance at least, in the form of a shopping trip to Gutsy Ginger's Eastern Bazaar.
Actually, it transpired that my most expensive purchase of the weekend came from Gingers. I went in there looking for henna paste, incense and a few accessories, and I came out with an outfit (and the henna, incence, bracelets, necklaces, bindi, a belt...)
The outfit consists of a skirt and bra-top. The top is incidental, it comes with the skirt, but the skirt is gorgeous. 3 layers of black chiffon, the bottom layer is circular, but split all the way up one side, the second layer is long crennelations (no idea how else to describe that!) and the top layer is 2 short triangular tabs, 1 front and 1 back. The top 2 layers are embroidered with loads of red sequins and white beads, and there's a 2 inch wide band of beading all around the top with a few bead & coin dangles. Best of all, there was only 1 and it was in my size!!!
The music playing in Gingers was fantastic too, so I took a note of the CD she was playing and I've ordered it for myself from Amazon this morning.
Also spent some of the weekend watching bellydance DVDs, sketching out a few ideas for a goth-fusion choreography and costume, and bellydancing to dreadful 80's cheese at Laughtons.
Several of us noted that we weren't the only bellydancers there this year either, there were hints all around us of a growing number of goth-bellydancers; an increased profusion of kuchi jewelery, head scarves with indian bells on, belts with extra dangly-bits... I'm expecting Gothla to be very crowded next year!