Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Women's Gothic Winter Coats

Now that the weather is bitterly cold and wet it's time to pick a Winter coat to be your new best friend to keep you snug until spring appears, we have a great selection of coats to choose from at The Gothic Shop.

As shown in the image above from left to right, the Lilianne is an elegant velvet fishtail coat that has lots of mysterious character to transform any outfit in seconds. This exquisite Sinister creation forms a gorgeous silhouette with flared sleeves, brocade trimming and frog fastenings.

In luxurious black velvet, we simply can't resist this Crazy Doll coat, as you wrap yourself up in style with layers, princess seams, black lace and large buttons.

You are going to find every excuse you can to head outside in this Angeline Black Coat, featuring a high faux-fur collar and black crocheted lace frill and bow, plus cuffs trimmed with fur.  The shape is extremely flattering, tailored in at the waist with a slight flare to the knee which works with any shape.

We love a dynamic statement coat, and this woollen Military coat is both feminine and chic. A style to see you through many seasons.

Finally, you will look super cute in the Sarah Jane hooded coat, with faux fur collar, hem and cuffs,fluffy pompoms and adjustable ribbon lacing detail at the back to give you the perfect fit.  It definitely is one of our Hell Bunny favourites.

For more Winter Inspiration take a look at www.the-gothic-shop.co.uk. Get 15% off your next purchase placed before midnight 5 January using coupon code COATBLOG.

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Chic Chokers at The Gothic Shop

If there is one piece of jewellery that is essential for your jewellery box- it's the Choker! These versatile pieces of body adornment will see you from the dark winter months right through to the long summer days. What is it about them that is so special? The wide ranges that they are available in means that there is a choker style that will suit any shape. They do a magnificent job of highlighting the neck areas while looking fabulous. They are snug to wear too, unlike the longer flapper necklaces that are available, the choker is designed to hold tightly to the neck. Timeless and classical in their appeal, the choker is a style of necklace that will never be unfashionable.

Looking for the right chic choker to accent your seasonal outfit? The Gothic Shop have a superb array of those tightly fitted necklaces ready to wear. Here are just a few from the collection!

Black metal Venetian choker and tiara
To say that the Black Metal Venetian Choker is elegant is a total understatement! Everything about it is decadent including the finer details. The links are almost invisible making this chain look as if it's floating. This piece is versatile enough to be worn with anything, and doubles up as a tiara too! A statement piece all in itself, you will certainly wow any audience wearing this very classy piece. Look closely and the sparkly rhinestones will only add class to the overall effect. This is dressy drama at it's best for any season, team this with a sleeveless gown and bring effortless chic for that winter soiree.

Black Dahlia Black Lace Choker by Alchemy Gothic 
Team the traditional black choker with a touch of the alternative and one will have the Black Dahlia Lace Choker by Alchemy Gothic. This delicate but statement piece comes complete with crocheted and skull details as well as the big Dahlia flower at the centre. Hanging beads with silver skulls just finish off this lovely neck piece. Use it to dress up the more mundane of everyday outfits, alternatively this is the ultimate statement piece for that club! A darkly decadent piece that works beautifully with any special occasional gown as well as toned down Gothic outfit.

Leather Fleur De Lys Posture Collar by Prong. Modelled by Dark Morte 
There certainly is something about the posture collar that finishes off a look completely. The Leather Fleur De Lys Posture Collar by Prong is no exception. This piece of posture wear really does add all things elegant to any outfit. Like the other chokers at The Gothic Shop, this piece is ultra-dramatic. The details on this neck piece are truly exquisite, from the double Fleur De Lys studs to the blood red rhinestones and pearl droplets. The giant faceted Onyx stone set in a silver filigree setting brings this choker to life! It's adjustable fastening means that it will fit most sizes of neck. The perfect piece to finish off that Gothic prom dress.

Take a look at the rest of the classy Chokers at The Gothic Shop

Friday, 6 December 2013

It's All About the Eyes

We all know the saying ' the eyes are the window into our soul'. Our eyes are very complicated and amazing constantly transmitting information and emotions. So with that in mind you might consider contact lenses as a 'black out' blind to the soul, a dramatic accessory that will create a truly striking effect in the world around you.

Captivate all with XtremeEyez edgy contact lenses which include a Total Black Out Lense which covers the iris for a rather intimidating result or a Cyber Robot lense for a futuristic feel which features metallic silver and red mesh in the middle.

There is certainly something for everyone, be it the classic Vampire eye which is hypnotic and sinister all rolled into one or these werewolf wild glowing eyes of the night conjuring up images of beasts hunting their prey.

If you prefer something a little more psychotic then spirals or webs should do the trick, while Horror movie fans are in for a treat as there are an exciting range of lenses including Harry Potter and Twilight.

There are different life span options of the contact lenses as long as they are kept in solution:
1 Day - £8.95 per pair
1 Month - £12.95 per pair
3 Months - £15.95 per pair
12 months - £21.95 per pair

We also carry Alchemy Gothic contact lenses which include a bewitching Skull, Poison Spider, Blood Shot and, Vampire Moon graphics which once opened last for 12 months only £19.95 each.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Christmas Posting Dates

Season's Greetings to all our lovely customers!  In order to get your goodies in time for Christmas please place your orders as early as possible, and before Royal Mail's recommended posting dates if possible.

Royal Mail's last recommended posting date for First Class delivery within the UK is Friday 20 December.  As it is a very busy time of year for us please place your order before midday Thursday 19 December.  We are usually able to post orders placed before midday the same day, but we can't guarantee this in December and if the order isn't packaged before the cut-off for our postal collection (which is just after 2pm) the order will be posted the following day.

Monday 23 December is the last recommended posting date for Special Delivery.

Below are the last recommended posting dates for international delivery.

Our posting dates:
Friday 20th December - OPEN

Monday 23 December - OPEN
Tuesday 24 December - CLOSED
Wednesday 25 December - CLOSED
Thursday 26 December - CLOSED
Friday 27 December - OPEN

Monday 30 December - OPEN
Tuesday 31 December - CLOSED
Wednesday 1 January - CLOSED
Thursday 2 January - CLOSED
Friday - 3 January - OPEN

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

15% off all Hell Bunny coats

Get 15% off all Hell Bunny and Spin Doctor coats until midday GMT 4th December 2013 (offer starts 13:30 GMT 3 December 2013).

Friday, 22 November 2013

November Prize Draw

Wouldn't this selection of goodies make a perfect early Xmas present!!  One lucky person will win all these items in our November Prize Draw!  To enter, simply like our facebook page and like and comment on this image on the facebook page.  The winner will win the following prizes to the value of £75:

1. Snugbat Xmas Gothic Greetings Card 
2. BLACK The Dragon's Lure Gothic Ear Wrap Earring by Alchemy Gothic
3. Vivian Purple Gothic Earrings by Restyle
4. Cobweb Shoulder Bag Pouch - purple
5. Sheer Crosses Gothic Black Tights
6. Roses Sexy Eyes Temp Tattoo by Stargazer
7. Amelia Purple Satin Rose Choker by Dark Elegance Designs
8. Tibetan Silver Pentacle Earrings by Black Cat Jewellery
9. Olive Ribbon Flower Gothic Choker by Sinister

The competition closes midnight Saturday 30 November 2013.  The winner will be chosen at random and announced on facebook Sunday 1 December 2013.  GOOD LUCK!!

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Christmas Chic at The Gothic Shop

The Spooky season is over for another year, but that is no reason to turn our attentions to tinsel! Christmas day is just over a month away, pretty soon folk will be lighting up their homes with gaudy metallic baubles and colourful lights, but we all have the chance to bring some alternative cheer to Christmas this year. Have you been invited to a large get-together in December? Will you be hosting your own seasonal shindig at home? If so then you will want to look the business! There is no better way to o this that with your Gothic style! It's never too early to begin planning one's outfit for the big day and The Gothic Shop have fabulous new additions that will ensure your Christmas and New Year outfits are truly showstopping!

There certainly is something theatrical about a long and lavish skirt, but mix this long look with organza ruffles for the epitome of feminine elegance! The Gothic Shop's Long Organza Ruffle Skirt comes in a rich forest green, but is also available in silky black and deep sumptuous purple. It is worn here with figure flattering corset and matching organza scarf. To polish of the look, think about teaming this devastatingly decadent combination with any of the earring and necklace sets available at The Gothic Shop. All eyes will be on you and your perfect statement outfit! One that will last you well into the New Year and beyond...

Looking to make a grand entrance this season? You will truly light up any room of guests with this vibrant green and silver choker. To describe this neck piece as 'elegant' is an understatement, each of the carefully faceted stones sit comfortably in a rich silver filigree setting. This larger necklace is adjustable and can be tightly fitting to sit higher up on the neck. Alternatively you might want to loosen it up so that it will be placed nicely on one's decolletage. A wonderful statement piece that works perfectly when worn with any lavish strapless bodice or evening gown. This design is also available as a matching bracelet.for those wanting to make these gems stand out on both the neckline as well as wrist.

The frost as well as the light layers of snow make everything look so pretty at this time of year! It's these subtle details that make Christmas a stunning time of year outside in nature. Party season is no exception! As well as picking out the right outfit and jewels, why not take one's accessorising that little bit further?  Venetian masks have always known to be dramatic to their very core, The Gothic Shop have added a series of very chic inspired designs that will work with any Gothic outfit. Made from black metal, these face pieces will mold to one's features seamlessly. Take your pick from the selection at The Gothic Shop!

Monday, 28 October 2013

It's Halloween time

With October 31 only a few days away, Halloween preparations must be well underway, be it planning a get together, choosing your outfit, creating inspired cakes and food or just doing some pumpkin carving.

All Hallows' Eve also known as Halloween has traditionally included activities such as trick-or-treating, bonfires, dressing up in costumes and carving jack-o-lanterns from pumpkins.

Records indicate we began to celebrate this holiday in the nineteenth century, stemming from the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain where the ancient pagans would prepare for the winter, gathering supplies followed by a celebration at the end of the harvest season.

Our ancestors believed that on October 31, the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped and the deceased would come back to life and wreck havoc in the living world, so masks and costumes were worn in an attempt to mimic the evil spirits or appease them.

So if you looking for a way to embrace this evolving tradition then take a look at these inspiring collections of facial masks, costumes and delicious Halloween inspired treats.

We have just brought in some intricate Venetian Metal face masks to add to your Goth collection:

Or if its clothing you are after we have selected a few favourites to create Vampire, Witches or Skeletons for Halloween and Day of the Dead celebrations:

Take a look at these spectacular Ghost, Broomstick and Voodoo doll Cake Pops creations which almost too good to eat From Rosies Kitchen

While the super cute Halloween cupcakes have got our mouths watering here at The Gothic Shop HQ were made by the talented Coco Cakes

For more ideas take a look at www.the-gothic-shop.co.uk

**Additional Information from:
Halloween History http://www.halloweenhistory.org/
From Rosies Kitchen https://www.facebook.com/fromrosieskitchen
Coco Cakes https://www.facebook.com/CocoCakesUK

Friday, 25 October 2013

Halloween Prize Draw

We have some lovely items to give away this Halloween!  To enter, simply like our facebook page and like and comment on this image on the facebook page.

1. Mephisto Men's Shirt and Trousers by Necessary Evil (facebook).
2. A Sinistra Choker by Dark Elegance Designs (facebook). You can choose the colour: red, purple, black, green or blue.
3. A Dragon's Lure Earring by Alchemy (facebook).  You can choose left, right or black.
4. A pair of tights (your choice of style) by Pamella Mann (facebook

The competition closes midnight Friday 1 November 2013.  The winner will be chosen at random and announced on facebook Sunday 3 November 2013.  GOOD LUCK!!

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Top shoes at the Gothic shop

Getting the shoes right is all important when planning ones outfit- that's a given. But finding the right darkly decadent Gothic shoe is not always an easy task. The traditional black shoe can come practically in any guise: from the humble black court shoe with kitten heel to the dangerously razor sharp heeled pair. Then there is everything inbetween! The right pair of shoe in terms of Gothic can be about the finer details on the shoe. The small but effective aspects that will make your shoes stand out and be noticed. There is never a better time to pick out that truly awesome pair of shoes! Here are just a few that are more than worth considering at The Gothic Shop:

Isabella D' Este Black Suede Gothic Shoes by Hades 

A stunning example of a shoe design is the Isabella D' Este Black Suede shoe by Hades. Suede had a delicate as well as elegant feel about it, there's nothing like the velvet feel against ones fingertips. It is luxurious in nature. So no decadent shoe would be complete without this soft textured surface. Studs are scattered about the front toe of the shoe along with a subtle trim along the edge. But just take a look at the gorgeous jewelled heel! Not only is the shape an very eloquent one but it is also made up of a series of cut out metal links to make it precious. But that's not all: The ankle is secured with a laced up suede cuff, this shoe is truly that Victorian Gothic style at it's best!

Black Crow Gothic shoes with Spinal heels by Hades 
The high shine finish on these shoes make them unique. The patent leather of the shoe is combined with the chrome finish of the heel and sole of the shoe. The design of which is a one off! A moulding that you will simply not find on any other pair of shoes. The shoe is kept firmly in place with a sturdy 'X' ankle strap so your shoes can literally be put through their paces each and every day! Everything from the eyelets to the flames on the buckle bring details to this shoe. Note that there is also extended back support at the top of the heel too.

Triton Black Gothic shoes with spine heel by Hades 
For a tough Gothic style, look no further than the Triton shoe from Hades. At first glance everything about this shoe is dangerous but in the best most stylish way! The gun metal grey of the out sole and the 5 inch heel make this even more so. But again like in the Isabella D' Este design, this shoe is all about the fine detailing. The slim heel boasts an alluring spine-like metallic design. Then there are the filigree patterns on the buckle of the ankle strap. Most of all the platform part of the shoe has a series of bullet-like spikes that make this design stand tall! It's sleek and very sexy- a must have for any wardrobe!

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Build Your Gothic Wardrobe

Looking for a Goth outfit that you won't want to hide in the shadows, get creative and mix different textures, styles and colours with black, roses, chains and heels for a wearable, comfortable and chic look. 

We have put together a few key pieces you can add to your wardrobe to inspire your artistic flair:

Cover up and keep warm with the Mille Grey Double breasted frock coat featuring black buttons etched with anchors down the double breasted front and a fabric belt with buckle to cinch the waist before you reveal your style masterpiece.

Work this Lace Up Dress with Chains  with black lace overlay, the dress bodice is lightly boned and the seams trimmed with black brocade plus straps are detachable to create two different looks,  paired with  Zip Tights and head turning Spine Heel shoes which are 5 inches of pure sex appeal and sophistication will suit any social occasion or for a little Halloween fun try on this sassy Purple Print Skeleton Dress.

Throw on some accessories like this intricate gem and antique styled Vivian Bracelet and stash your handbag essentials in this beautiful Brocade Clutch and you are ready to go.

For more fashion inspiration visit www.the-gothic-shop.co.uk.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Cosy cardigans at The Gothic Shop

Halloween season is creeping up upon us as we speak! The days are getting darker and the cold is setting in. This might sound like the opening lines to a spooky story but it is in fact true. This is our favourite time of year, mostly because we can start to pull out all those stylish bits of knitwear that have been stashed away for the summer.

What do you love about your cardigans or sweaters? Do you love them to fit you in all the right places as they keep you warm? Are you a fan of frills and the finer details on them? Perhaps fun and quirky motifs are your thing when it comes to winter woollies? For fashionable flair as well as warmth look no further than The Gothic Shop. Here are just a selection of the decadent day and evening knitwear pieces to be found in our new arrivals!  

Paloma Green Cardigan by Hell Bunny 
Style meets the practical with this vibrant green cardigan. A world away from those funky Christmas jumpers that granny knitted for us way back when, but there are no Santa's in sight here thank goodness! It's stunning when worn as it hugs all those curves. It's no surprise as it is made from a combination of Rayon, Nylon and Spandex. Deeper block colours are just so fabulous for the darker months- The Paloma Green cardigan is the perfect way to dress up any outfit! This design is available in a sharp pillar box red and a sultry black too.

Vampire and Bats cardigan by Hell Bunny

Sticking with the theme of 'figure flattering' and we have the Vampire and Bats cardigan from Hell Bunny. You just can't get sleeker than this, all black with some chic motifs added for good measure. Like above this cardigan too is made from a variety of comfortable and flattering fabrics. But with this top it's the sweet but scary details that count. Take a peek at the bats on the sleeves as well as the vampiress applique design that's set right over your heart! All this is finished off with the cute shiny crimson red buttons that could be droplets of blood!  

Doomed Green Skeleton Hand Cardigan by Hell Bunny
He's behind you! Even if you are too scared to look round no doubt there will be plenty of admirers giving you a second glace in this sexy little number! The darkest black is highlighted with bright green buttons at the front. It's 'less is more' with this design, two distinctively skeletal hands grab your shoulders tightly! Take a look at the sleeves too, and in true Hell Bunny style we see the cutest winged eyeball motifs. The only way to wrap up this winter if zombie green and creepy cool is your thing!   

Take a look at the rest of the Hell Bunny cardigan collection as well as the huge range of bolero's and long sleeved tops ready to keep you warm during autumn and winter at The Gothic Shop.

Monday, 9 September 2013

Handbags, Backpacks, Satchels and Purses

With a new season on the cards, the call for a special treat to update our wardrobe is strong . So why not give your Goth handbag collection a boost with a few of our latest items:

Top of our wishlist is this dead gorgeous Bandana Skull Bag,  printed and embossed bandana skull design. This bag has a Loungefly plaque to the front and aged square studs below the straps.

Sneak in colour to your black wardrobe with this Blue Skull handbag detailed with buckle, o-ring and studs

This versatile Grey Candy Skull  handbag is ideal for work and play; it fits work documents with ease, but also doubles as a great shopping bag for the trip to the high street.  The bag is detailed with applique grey skull and loads of black flowers and gold, red and green embroidery. 

Looking to add a bit of 'punk' then this Purple Tartan handbag with detachable purse are great for everyday use and add instant interest to dark looks.

We've fallen head-over-heels for the Tropical Skulls Clutch,  can be worn  on your wrist or used as a clutch too,  as it features 2 removeable straps, a smaller wrist strap and a longer adjustable shoulder strap.

Take a look at our extensive bag collection at The Gothic Shop

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Cats and Bats at The Gothic Shop

There is something so fabulous about these little wild creatures. Both bats and cats can be found wandering the streets and forests at night. You can find bats nesting in woodlands, while those slinky black kitties are out on the prowl. In the past both of these creatures have had a really bad press- mainly being related to witchcraft as well as Nosferatu. Not forgetting the whole Ozzy Osbourne thing with the bat head!

But we love bats and cats!  They are actually some of the cutest creatures around. We love them so much that we have some great lines of clothing and accessories dedicated solely to these little beasties. Where would we be without our cats and bats at The Gothic Shop?  Here are some of our pieces that your furry dark animal friends will love!

Bat Cat Ladies top with mesh gloves
This top with gloves is absolutely perfect for the coming autumn. You still have the lightness of the t-shirt as well as a mesh covering as sleeves for all those cool fall evenings. Then there is of course that amazing cat bat motif against the moonlight. Deep and dark but also sumptuously cute too!

Black cats and moonlight just look lovely together, both are mystical and have an elegance about them that work well. Amalgamate your Gothic with a super practical item of clothing. The long sleeves make this top a great one for the autumn time. The low neck means that it is an ultra flattering one too! This lovely blue eyed kitty with it's flying bats and moon will be an awesome addition to your wardrobe.

You can make your bat style an elegant one with this scintillating hair clip by Restyle. It's silver tone colour is simple and stylish to do, it's set off with a bright red glass stone. Each of the facets on the blood red stone make the piece a glimmering one. The piece looks amazing with long hair, even for those with shorter locks, pin your hairpiece to a bun or even to a lapel of a coat.    

What better statement piece to be wearing this spooky season than a stretched out bat pendant? This highly detailed piece is the perfect necklace for the autumn. One really gets to see the true beauty of this night creature in it's full glory! The design is canny too as it sits in the most flattering place in the decolletage. It looks amazing with black but the silver colour will make it one that will work with almost every outfit in your wardrobe!

Jet Girl Batty Peepers eyeball bat dress by Sourpuss
What could be better than bats on a dress? Bats on a dress with eyeballs! Freakishly glamorous, this dress fits the figure beautifully. With an empire line waist and sexy neckline, this strappy dress is a must have for the coming season! Work it in the winter with some thicker glitter tights for a sensually seasonal twist to your Peepers eyeball dress. 

Whether it is cats, bats or both The Gothic Shop have a vast range of cute animal styled clothing!

Friday, 26 July 2013

The Gothic Jewellery Box

If you are looking to add intricate designs and exquisite creations to your look then The Gothic Shop collection of necklaces, chokers, bracelets, earrings and brooches will give the wow-factor to your jewellery box this season.
The beauty of this Black Knight's Cross pendant is that it'll work with most outfits for a whole host of everyday occasions - from work, to play.

While this Black and White Pinstripe Angelique Pendant Gothic choker is perfect for adding the finishing touch to any outfit.

Make an enchanting statement by including a splash of  colour to your evening ensembles with this Emerald Green Lucretia Choker

If you prefer to adorn your ears with beautifully crafted jewels then these Red Rose Romantic Earrings ooze glamour, wear with a simple outfit for maximum impact.

Poison Ivy Alchemy Gothic Earrings with skull, leaf and swarovski pearls are perfect for working with this season's romantic goth looks.

In Nomini Patrie   'In the name of The Father, The Son and The Holy Ghost'; this amethyst crystal-mounted, Latin-inscribed bangle of the high church is effortlessly stylish and it's timeless design will see you through many season's to come.

**Get 15% off your order placed at The Gothic Shop using coupon code JBLOG.  Valid for the rest of July**

Saturday, 20 July 2013

It's all in the eyes: Contact lenses at The Gothic Shop

So you have everything sorted- the stunning dress and the accessories. Hair is important too, getting it right will be at the top of your list. Your sensational style is almost complete but there is just one more thing you will need to do.

The eyes are among the first things that one notices when meeting someone for the very first time. Although it might seem cliche to say that they are 'the windows to the soul' they really are. How would you like your soul to be portrayed? As well as prettying them up with make up why not try some alternative contact lenses? And we are not talking about the subtle hints designs that just add to your natural eye colour. Step out with robotic, wolf or serpent eyes for a deliciously decadent twist to your overall look.

Contact lenses make the best finishing touches for any style especially the designs at The Gothic Shop. Here are just a few from the fabulous collection!

Blackout Contact Lenses by Xtreme Eyez
There is something so titillatingly scary about not being able to see all the parts of an eye. The iris and the pupil for example are things that we instantly recognise when speaking to someone no matter how dark their natural colour eyes may be. But what if you can't see these? The darkest of eyes could hide a very dark soul indeed. What of the intentions of this dark eyed person? No one knows and that's the best bit! Freak out your nearest and dearest with a pair of blackout contact lenses from The Gothic Shop.

Robot Eye 3M Contact Lenses by Xtreme Eyez
A change from the sexy animal eyes are these Robot Eye 3M lenses. Each of the pair has the tiniest mechanical detail down to an art. Like the tiny stainless steel plates and laser dotted lights. The central red of these can be seen a mile off. Like the other contact lenses at The Gothic Shop these will make a style statement like no other. Wear alone or with dark eye liner to really bring your robotic lenses to life.  

Voldermort 3M Contact Lenses by Xtreme Eyez
These inspired contact lens design cover a whole range of characters. From 'He who must not be named' in the Harry Potter movies right to the Twilight films. Think Bella and Edward's deep amber vampire eyes. These striking red eyes will get you noticed where ever you decide to wear them.

Wolf Contact Lenses by Xtreme Eyez
Sticking with the Twilight theme take a look at these wolfish eyes. Show your love for all things Jacob with these striking yellow lenses. They will ensure that you are spotted a mile away! Deep dark pupils are enlarged and ready to pounce. For people who are a fan of wolves and all things natural and unnatural these are the contact lenses for you. 

No matter how dark your natural eye colour is, all of the contact lenses at The Gothic Shop are made to fit everyone. Dark eyes will not effect the vibrancy of any of these lenses, you are sure to make an impact with your eyes.

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Maria Amanda and the Sinister Gothic Wedding Dress

We were absolutely delighted when last weekend Maria Amanda in Denmark contacted us to say that she was planning an impromptu trip to London this week and could she visit our photographer to model for us!  Of course our immediate answer was YES and we started to plan what she would wear, including the Sinister wedding dress.  We will be adding the beautiful photographs from Nils Bratby of Immortaleye Photography to this blog as we receive them...... so be sure to bookmark this page and check back regularly :)

Maria wore the Gothic Wedding Dress by Sinister with veil, hooped petticoat skirt with train and a stunning Sinistre choker by Dark Elegance Designs.  The choker isn't in stock yet as it is a brand new design, but it is similar to the Lucretia choker.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Goth Guys Summer Gear

What’s this ball of fire we see? Rays beaming through the windows? We were surprised we didn't burn up into ashes when it touched our skin!  With summer finally making an appearance, we feel it’s time to plan what we should be wearing out and about this season.

For a Goth guy, it can be tricky to dress for the season,  black is our wardrobe staple mainly because it goes with everything and represents traditional goth style.  Black is also very versatile so will never let you down as you can easily mix and match with any item in your existing wardrobe.

We have selected a few outfits for alternate inspiration:

It’s summer, so lighten up!  Check out this fitted Air Guitar t-shirt by Spiral Direct which would look awesome with a pair Black Convertible Trousers Shorts or just a pair of regular shorts for that sweltering summer's day and sundowners on the beach.

Friends coming fetch you and you still have no idea what to wear,  try this Skull print black cotton shirt and a pair of stylish black trousers, we dig this pair detailed with a pentagram, adjustable buckle straps, chrome zips, detachable chain straps and D-rings for the perfect ensemble for a night out on the town as you don't want to get too hot sporting too many layers.

Check out The Gothic Shop Men's Range for more.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Sensational Summer Dresses at The Gothic Shop

The good weather is finally here, the perfect time to get out your stunning summer dresses. A way to keep cool during the long hot summer, we at The Gothic Shop adore our dresses! Take a look at some of the sensational dresses we have to offer this summer season: 

Alvira Lace Gothic Prom Dress by Sinister

Gothic makes for a sumptuous and decadent style, there is no better example than the Alvira Lace Gothic Prom Dress created by Sinister. Made in both a black and crimson red variation, each dress has a lovely loose netting over the sleeves and skirt sections. Long drapes give the dress a real Victorian feel while a fitted corset top is ultra flattering to all shapes and sizes. The low neck make it perfect for wearing with detailed choker necklaces and chandelier earrings should you so wish. A stunning versatile dress for all of those lavish occasions. 

Autumn Black Velvet and Copper Taffeta Dress by Sinister
Although the name of the dress suggests it is a 'fall' dress, there is no better time than to wear this stunning dress by Sinister. Like the Alvira Lace dress this has an attractive corset style top, one that will flatter all frames. Another main feature of this dress is the long lush skirt, it's created from metres of taffeta fabric. This is a material that reflects the light beautifully, even more so with every move that the wearer makes.  The devil is in the details with this stylish number, just take a look at the delicate black beaded trimming. The high neck at the back is just one example of the dress's supreme tailoring. Everything just glimmers with this dress, perfect for those sultry summer evening dinner parties. But comfortable enough to be worn to a picnic at the park. 

Burgundy Flocked Fishtail Dress
While floral printed dresses and stripes may be in vogue we at The Gothic Shop know that you will make your own style. Hitch up that skirt for a sassy summer style! We love this shorter version of the fishtail dress that will show off your fabulous pins. The straps and collar line give it an ultra glamorous edge along with the velvet and black lace edges. The skirt flares out for a cute hourglass fitting, wear it with a petticoat underneath for even more volume and flare! 

Candy Skull Slash Sleeve Black Dress Top by Banned

Fun, flirty and funky, this slash sleeved dress doubles up as a long top. Find them on cute necklaces or even as tattoos, Candy skulls also make for some of the most attractive outfits. Flowers with those teeth and hollow eyes is creepy cool- just how we like our dresses to be! Team it up with leggings, hot pants or jeans for a brighter way to do your Gothic this season. 

Whether it is a classically styled ballgown inspired outfit or a printed t-shirt look dress, The Gothic Shop  have something for everyone. Check out the online store for new additions added regularly. 

Friday, 14 June 2013

Spider's Web Magazine Interview

Read an interview with The Gothic Shop in the latest Spider's Web Magazine.  Get the latest issue 19 here > http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/spiderswebmagazine

Front cover: Lady Amaranth, Taya Uddin Photography.