Sunday, 27 December 2015

A Gothic New Year's Eve


Got somewhere special to be on New Year's Eve? We certainly do and we are already planning what to bust out our closet to go forth in style. Embrace the celebrations and dress up in your finest attire to steal the spotlight into 2016.

Rock your party in the simple and sexy Postpunk Tunic Black Blouse by Restyle , sheer soft chiffon mesh in an oversized design with large drapery on front, trimmed with vegan artificial leather along the neckline and arm straps. Mix it up with some temporary hair colour, add a pair of tights as well as a few key accessories like the new Aequicorn Seahorse necklace and Rogue + Wolf ring and an oversized tote handbag.




Friday, 18 December 2015

Bat Choker by Cherryloco - Dragonfly

Bat Gothic Choker by Cherryloco
Model Dragonfly
Photographer LeandroV
Dress by Jawbreaker (not yet in stock).

Monday, 14 December 2015

Cream Ophelie Dress - Obsidian Kerttu

This stunning set of photos of Obsidian Kerttu is featured in the December issue of the Gothic and Amazing "Fairy Goths" Magazine. 

Photographer: Martina Špoljaric photography.
Dress:  Cream Ophelie Dress by Burleska from The Gothic Shop.
Jewellery: Aeternum Nocturne Gothic jewelry.
Wig: Black Candy Fashion.

Get your digital or print copy of the Gothic and Amazing December Issue "Fairy Goths" today at http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1013344


Sunday, 13 December 2015

Win £100 worth of goodies in our Giveaway

Enter our December prize draw to win a gorgeous selection of goodies from The Gothic Shop to the value of £100. Plus win Mortis Comoedia by Aurora Walderhaug – A Collection of Dark Comics to Tickle Your Humerus.


a Rafflecopter giveaway


One winner will win all of the following:
Gothic Charm Bracelet by The Black Cat Jewellery Store
Dragon's Lure Ear Wrap by Alchemy Gothic
Sinistra Ring by Dark Elegance Designs
Black Lace & Roses Bag by Sinister
Black Lace Tulle Cuffs by Sinister
Black Rose Studs by Alchemy Gothic
Rune Ring by The Rogue + The Wolf
Metal Sign by Alchemy Gothic

As the sign says: "He who dares not grasp the thorn should never grave the rose".

This competition is powered by Rafflecopter and there are several ways that you can enter via Rafflecopter, you can choose all methods...or just one. Entry methods include visiting us on Facebook, commenting on a Facebook post, following us on Twitter, tweeting a message, following us on Instagram, following us on Pinterest, following our blog, and following us on Polyvore.

You can either log in to enter the giveaway using facebook or your email address.

The competition closes 9:30pm GMT 20 December 2015.  The winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter and announced on facebook and here within 24 hours. We will also email the winner.  If the winner doesn't claim their prize within 48 hours we will select another winner at random.  GOOD LUCK!!

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Christmas Posting Dates For Overseas Customers

Greetings to all our international customers! It's that time of year again when the last guaranteed posting dates before Santa arrives get mentioned so you can treat yourself, treat your loved one, or drop that not-so-subtle hint to others in good time. Hope this helps:

 

Straight Gothic Coat - Lady Calypso

Black Straight Gothic Coat with Corset Lacing by H&R London.

Model: Lady Calypso
Photographer: Andy Martin




Monday, 30 November 2015

Velika Dress - Savra - Andrew Clifton-Brown Photography

In this stunning set of photographs Savra wears the Velika Dress by Sinister and Ventrue Cape by Punk Rave.

Black Velvet Gauntlet Gloves with Red Bow.
Black Tulle Petticoat by Sinister.
Sinistra Ring by Dark Elegance Designs.

Andrew Clifton-Brown Photography.

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Sinister Accessories - Savra - Andrew Clifton-Brown Photography.

In this beautiful set of photographs Savra wears gothic accessories from The Gothic Shop.  The gothic black veils, cuffs, sleeves and chokers by Sinister are perfect additions for the gothic bride.  They are made from high quality fabrics and highly detailed with satin roses, crystals, lace trims and velvet bows. Savra also wears Choker and Ring by Dark Elegance Designs.

Andrew Clifton-Brown Photography.


Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Celebrate Black Friday Early

Shhh..... The Gothic Shop has decided to celebrate Black Friday early!  Jump the queue and get 30% off everything. Coupon Code BLACKFRIDAYBLOG. Valid until Sunday 29 November 2015.

Model: Lady Calypso.
Black Straight Gothic Coat with Corset Lacing.



Monday, 23 November 2015

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Sinister Veil & Choker - Darya Goncharova - B.Kostadinov

Beautiful Darya Goncharova wears gothic accessories by Sinister.  Photographer B.Kostadinov.
Black Velvet & Rose Gothic Choker.
Black Gothic Wedding Veil with Roses.
Black Tulle Long Petticoat Skirt.
Fine Black Lace Cuffs with Velvet Bow and Crystal.



Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Dead Lyrics - Decadence - Lady Calypso

In these pretty photographs Lady Calypso wears Punk Rave clothing from The Gothic Shop.  Photographer Andy Martin.

Dead Lyrics Blouse by Punk Rave.
Decandence Skirt by Punk Rave.
Pentagram Earrings by Black Cat Jewellery.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Monday, 9 November 2015

Her Secret World Dress - Elisanth - Zatsepin Alex

A gorgeous set of photographs of Elisanth by Zatsepin Alex.
Her Secret World Dress is a two-piece dress by Punk Rave.  First is a long, black spaghetti strap gothic dress made of stretchy soft fabric. It is very comfortable and light weight with a low back with lacing.  It can be worn on its own but it is a little see-through.  Second is an elegant longsleeve dress, made of beautiful black lace with low back, lace motifs across the chest and on the cuffs, and rose shaped black buttons down the centre back.  The back is longer, elegantly trailing on the floor and there is a little bustle at the centre back.

Funeral For A Paramour Necklace by Alchemy Gothic.
Bloodheart Rose Choker by Alchemy Gothic.



Saturday, 7 November 2015

Friday, 6 November 2015

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Sinister Winter 2015 - Part 3 - Elisabeth & Umeko - Lady Macbeth


The Newest Sinister 2015 Collection- Part 3

Following on from Part 2. The Elisabeth velvet and mesh blouse matches the Umeko taffeta skirt perfectly!  The skirt is lined in satin (available in different colors) and has an asymetrical mesh overskirt. The skirt pictured below is worn with a Sinister hoop skirt to add volume. The blouse opens in the front with press stud buttons and can be additionally closed with frog clasps.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Sinister Winter 2015 - Part 2 - Zaynab - Lady Macbeth


The Newest Sinister 2015 Collection- Part 2

Following on from Part 1, next in line is a gorgeous matching set known as the Zaynab set. The blouse features corset lacing at the front and gives a very feminine silhouette. The neckline, cuffs and hem are trimmed in beautiful lace. The most dramatic part of the blouse are definitely the super long lace sleeves. The matching skirt is of a "fishtail" style. It is tight from the hips to the knees and then flares to the ground, this part is lined in satin and has a lace overlay. This outfit is perfect for an elegant night out or for a special occasion.




The Gothic Girl's Capsule Outfits Guide


Let us help you create a mini wardrobe made up of really versatile pieces that you will be able to mix, match and wear again and again. We have also been super busy creating outfit inspiration and collections with Polyvore to get you through the party season.

Take a look at these items  you simply MUST have.  First up we have chosen the Sinister Natasha Cape, a short velvet cloak  richly adorned with very broad lace at the bottom of the cape, around the shoulders and across the hood.  However, if you prefer the Witchery Gothic JacketTop,  you will find it comfy with a jagged hemline, faux-leather trim and safety pin clasp. 


We have selected a few fail-safe dresses to work for any occasion,  as always Sinister comes out on top with the long elegant Kayley BlackLace Dress and Quanita TaffetaLace Gothic Dress.  For those who like to show a bit of skin the Punk Rave ButterflyDress is a short tight fitting number with a gorgeous v-neck and flared lace panel sleeves.

Accessories include Alchemy GothicChoker a delicate thorn'd, heart frame is suspended from a soft velvet choker and red Swarovski crystal dropper,  grab your cash and your phone you are ready to go with this  Black Lace EveningPurse trimmed with red satin roses and black velvet bows, and Xenia Tulle Lace Scarf to wrap around your pretty little dress on a night out. 

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Sinister Winter 2015 - Part 1 - Jazmin - Lady Macbeth

The Newest Sinister 2015 Collection- Part 1

Just when you think they couldn’t get any better, the creative minds behind Sinister from Holland come up with amazing new designs that made this Goth's heart skip a beat. I was lucky enough to receive some of the new designs to take product images for The Gothic Shop as well as gorgeous concepts for Sinister which will be shot later this year! These dresses, outfits and accessories are too gorgeous not to be incorporated into a spooky setting and dramatic photographical concept. I already have some amazing ideas for them so keep an eye out on my page this Winter :)

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Lilianne Gothic Coat - Maria Amanda

We love this beautiful set of photos of Maria Amanda taken in 2012.  Maria Amanda wears the Lilianne gothic coat by Sinister which can be purchased in sizes uk8-26.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Tabitha Blouse - Lady Macbeth - Sumea Sjenar

Ladies, if you are looking for a classic Gothic blouse which can be paired with ANY skirt or trousers, the Tabitha blouse from Pentagramme is it! This particular top reminds me of Morticia Addams as it is very figure-hugging and has bell sleeves. It goes perfectly under any corset, especially underbust ones. It is very comfortable to wear, the lace doesn't scratch or itch. :) That is always a plus as I find it sometimes difficult to find good quality lace blouses.

Skirts by Chic Star from The Gothic Shop

Autumn is finally here and it is time to get those long, elegant Gothic skirts out of the closet. I am not talking about lightweight, flowy skirts which are suitable for Summer but about stylish Gothic skirts which inevitably makes us step back in time, if even for a while. Chic Star is a versatile brand which features Gothic designs for ladies who wish to clad themselves in aristocratic and elegant attire, suitable for anyone in sizes uk8-30. If you are a working lady and need some classic yet elegant items to add to your Corp-Goth attire, you won't go wrong with this brand.

Chic Star has some of the most gorgeous Gothic skirts around and they specialise in mermaid/fishtail-style skirts made from different materials and adorned with corset-style lacing or ruffles and lace frills! The mermaid design resembles the tail of a mermaid. The skirts are tight down to the knees and then flow in a full circle to the ground. One might call these "Morticia" skirts since it was the preferred style of this much-loved Gothic character.



Thursday, 1 October 2015

Lady Macbeth - Sumea Sjenar - Black Lace Chest Cardigan

Yeserday we received this pretty set of photographs of Lady Macbeth taken by Sumea Sjenar.  Lady Macbeth wears the Black Lace Chest Cardigan by Banned.  This gorgeous black knit cardigan by Banned is a must have in every gothic wardrobe.  It is detailed with pretty rose lace across the chest and upper back.  There are black lace and organza frills along the collar, hem and cuffs of the long sleeves.  There is a ribbon tie at the collar and shiny black buttons down the centre front.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Lady Macbeth - Sumea Sjena - Vintage Lace & Feather Shrug

Today we received this stunning set of photographs of Lady Macbeth taken by Sumea Sjenar.  Lady Macbeth wears the Vintage Lace & Feather Shrug by RQBL.  This unusual shrug is detailed with organza roses, feathers on the brocade collar and shoulders, guipure lace trimmed with white pearly beads at the centre front and strings of black beads over the shoulders.  The shrug fastens with 3 buttons at the back of the collar.  We love layering, and this shrug is perfect worn over top or corset to spruce up your gothic outfit. In the photographs the shrug is worn over the Opium Top by Punk Rave.


Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Casual Gothic Wear for Halloween


Heading out for a big night or just chilling with friends this Halloween, we usually begin October with inspirational costume ideas, but end up scrapping them due to lack of time, work or family taking priority.  So we have put together a simple yet comfortable outfit that you can put on in less than a minute.

If you dare to bare your midriff we have the cool Black skull 'n crossbone Long Sleeve  net top over red lining or My Beautiful Maddness Punk Rave Top with black and grey skull print and off the shoulder buckle straps in faux leather.

Team either with a pair of black leggings ,  we chose the ManTrap Gothic Leggings worn with a pair of stylish combat boots. While accessorizing with a gorgeous Brocade Stud Handbag and perhaps even a Cherryloco Choker.

Finish your look by adding Stargazer's Semi Permanent Tattoo Pen with these Red Devil coloured contact lenses,  guaranteed to get you noticed and they can be worn for up to 8 hours at a time.

For more Halloween Inspiration visit www.the-gothic-shop.co.uk.