Monday, 20 November 2017

What to wear to a holiday party

The holidays are almost here, and with them a seemingly endless stream of interesting and sometimes difficult events. From office parties, where you fly your goth flag more or less proud all the way to family events where that aunt is sure to ask you if you still didn't grow out of your "phase" yet.
It can be as stressful as it is delightful, and to help you deal with some of that sparkly chaos, we came up with a few outfit ideas to help you navigate the season jolly in both style and comfort. After all, black is the most elegant of colours.

And speaking of elegant, this gorgeous lace dress is just made to be worn someplace semi-formal. The elaborate lace is  tempered by a soft knit fabric, and just to honour the season (and because we love it so)  we added some red details, the ring, a bat wing purse, and of course, the perfect red lipstick.

Winter and velvet just seem to go hand in hand. Perhaps it's to do with its softness and warmth, but either way, we just can't get enough of it. In this case we went with a long skirt and an asymmetrical top for a slightly Avantgarde but sleek look. A statement ring and a matching style purse is all you need to make a grand entrance.

Speaking of velvet... It's hard to go wrong with this slightly vintage style velvet dress. It seems to hug the figure in all the right places, and still flow elegantly down to the ankles. We went with sparkly accessories and eyeliner to offset the soft fabric, and added a dark lipstick and stylized bat earrings to get that full dark-deco look.

We also have you covered if you're looking for a sleek and sophisticated look but don't feel like wearing a skirt. These baroque pattern trousers give you just enough of a dressed-up look while still being comfortable and practical. Pair them with a high-collar chiffon blouse and a matte purse for that toned down sophisticated style. To give it that extra something, go with a dramatic lipstick and some elaborate earrings.

Do you have any favourite holiday horror stories to share? Let us know!

Margot Dress - Silky

Model Silky
Dress by SpinDoctor:
Belt by BannedApparel:
Equinox Jewelry

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Halloween Oufits: The Witch , The Bat and The Spider

With less than a week to go until Halloween celebrations begin we have put together a few tempting looks to choose from, no matter what you have planned.

Transform yourself into a stunning sorceress, with these spectacular items from The Gothic Shop.  The Maria High Low Sinister Dress is a great place to start with a diamond neckline, criss cross velvet and soft satin with french lace overlay.

Calling all bat lovers, we have a fantastic selection of bat-inspired outfits, accessories and more. We LOVE this Bat Lace Sleeve Long Goth Dress, fitted knit and winged sleeves. The Secret Obession Bat handbag, featuring a halloween style purple and white print of owls, bats, a haunted house

Spin a web to catch your prey with these delightful arachnid designs. Miss Muffet Spider Skirt teamed with Venus Vest will look smashing!

Elisanth - Lyricism Blouse

Model: Elisanth
Photo: Silver Pearl Photography
Jewelry: Alchemy Gothic
Corset: FORGE
Lyricism Top
Hat: Jazzafine.

Friday, 6 October 2017

Ophelie Dress - Gaelira Gwaelon

Model: Gaelira Gwaelon
Photo: Dusan Knezevic
Ophelie Dress by Burleska Corsets
Jewelry: Wonderlandmc

Happy Halloween - The Perfect Halloween Outfit

It's every Goths favourite time of the year - Halloween is approaching!

We are all very excited and love to see the world a little spookier and a little scarier, but in a good way.  Of course, it's time to plan our perfect Halloween outfit, and since we are horribly indecisive about it, we made several versions, and decided to share them with you!

The first one is a sweet little Succubus, just because we feel like being flirty and wicked and having tons of fun! That's why this set has a bondage style top, wicked horns and a distressed looking mini skirt. Of course, a hooded jacket is needed to make that perfect dramatic entrance!

Of course, no Halloween is complete without a proper Witch costume! Even though half of our closet looks like it belongs to a witch, Halloween is the perfect excuse to go over the top and be a little silly, but still look stunning! The slit gown is sure to turn some heads, and we added only a pair of bat shaped earrings as accessories. The moon purse is there so you have some place to keep your essential makeup.

A delicate and ethereal Ghost is always a good choice, and a great excuse to wear one of our favourite dresses ever, the Ophelie, especially paired with some beautiful Alchemy Gothic jewellery.
A black gown for a black veiled Skeletal Bride.  We love playing around with makeup, and this is a perfect chance to try out our skeleton look!

What's Halloween without a Vampire? We reached again for the incredibly flattering and comfortable Ophelie corset dress, and are using our brand new Manic Panic makeup and Alchemy Gothic jewellery to create that perfect Vampire Queen look.
 Ah the ethereal, the tormented, the damned... Fallen Angel. With a ballet inspired dress that flows with every step and thorn-shaped jewellery, you're ready to break hearts and tempt mortals to their downfall!

We decided to test our makeup skills again, this time choosing the Scarecrow as our costume. With a tattered top, a dramatic ragged skirt and crow shaped necklaces by Pendulous Threads and Curiology, all that's left is to find the perfect spooky makeup tutorial!
But sometimes we just want to go for a more relaxed look, so what better way than with a Pirate costume? And while every other pirate out there will be wearing brown and tan, we stay true and go with black and purple with dramatic jewellery!

We left our Zombie costume for last. The witchery dress we fell in love with this summer was made autumn-friendly with this eclectic cardigan, and we completed the look with green and purple makeup and lipstick, and a voodoo doll necklace.
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