Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Interview With a Goth - Nachtfalter

Today's interview is with Sara of Nachtfalter! I would normally post this on the weekend but seeing as I'm going to be in Sydney attending an event hosted by Tentacle Threads with KITTTYYYYYY and also shopping and visiting friends, I thought I'd post it now. So ...Here...We...Go!

Photo by D. Vantomme.

Name? Sara

Goth alias? My modelling name is Sara Scarlet or "Bats" (because of my tattoos) , Blog is Nachtfalter ("night moth" in German) and Tumbrl Wundebar ("wonderful" in German) ->

Age? 22

Relationship status? In a relationship

Where are you hailing from? I lived in a dull, small village in southern East-Flanders, Belgium for 18 years, but after that I moved to Gent, a lovely university city and I love to live here. I also spend a lot of time in Lille, France, where my boyfriend lives.

What is your favourite band, song and movie? My favourite band is Deine Lakaien, I've been a fan since I was 15 and this summer I will finally see them live for the very first time. I am so excited! It's very hard to pick one favourite song, tody i'd go for "Tomorrow in the papers" or "Chinese black" by The Neon Judgement, but there are so many songs that I love. My favourite movies are "Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain", "Zwartboek" (Black Books) and "Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind".

Favourite author and book? "Harem" by Dora Levy Mossanen, it's not high brow litterature, but I don't care. I am currently reading "Lucca" by Jens Christian Grondahl and it is definately becoming one of my favourites. Other favourite: "Como agua para chocolate" by Laura Esquivel. Authors that I like are Oscar Wilde, Roald Dahl, E.A. Poe, Amélie Nothomb, Chuck Palahniuk, Neil Gaiman, ..

If you were only allowed to use one cosmetic for the rest of your life what would it be? Black liquid eyeliner.

List 3 things we’d find in your handbag/backpack if we opened it now: My agenda, my wallet, a plastic bag with accessories from today's shoot, deo, random papers and bills, a pen, another pen, my cell phone, make-up remover tissues, regular tissues, perfume, chocolate bars.

Are there any things you never leave the house without? My ID, wallet, bus fare card, cell phone.

Favourite season? Autumn and spring. The weather is perfect then, not too hot and not too cold.

In your opinion what colour looks best on you? Black, blue, green, peacock colours.

What subgenre of goth do you think you fit into/ have you created your own? Glam deathrock, grown-up goth, cheap-ass couture goth, stylish black with a macabre and/or punky twist.

Where would we find you on a Saturday evening? I would either be at home or with my boyfriend, watching a movie or going out.

Discovered any good goth-related websites lately and care to share them?

Anything in particular you’re into at the mo’? Cooking! Anything actually: salads, warm meals and sweets.

Best live band performance you’ve seen? Voltaire's folky goth stand-up comedy, Cinema Strange, Hurts at AB this year, Rosa Crvx (seeing them for the third time next week), Oswald Henke (ex Goethes Erben), Vive La Fête, Clan Of Xymox and Siouxsie Sioux three years ago.

Like to share an interesting fact about yourself? I am a journalism student and I am going to start an internship of 3 months in September at Belgian's biggest alt. music radio station. I am so proud that they chose me and I am very much looking forward to it.

Favourite piece of clothing you own? I have so many great pieces of clothing, I love bargain shopping. I love my collection of ripped stockings.

Favourite accessory? My dragonfly badges.

Any bodymods? Ears pierced, ear stretch of 10mm in my right ear, extra hole in my right ear, bat tattoos on my back and a peacock feather in colour on my right hip. I would like to get more tattoos


Biggest pet peeve about the goth scene? How people always fight and that bad music is taking over the scene, I'd like to go back to the old days.

If you had the chance to meet any one in human history who would it be? Stephen Fry, he's such an inspiration.

Any parting comments?