Monday, 28 January 2013

Time for a Goth-Over

The new year is a good time to give your image an overhaul and now that our pay cheques have arrived where do we start? The Gothic Shop are on hand to sort out your clothing dilemmas.

With a bit of confidence and know-how, it's easy to add new stylish pieces to update your fading wardrobe.  Take this Ella Black Satin Kimono mini dress  - versatile and glamorous with its splash of red flowers to add an Eastern gothic twist.

Or perfect your love of Victorian inspired clothing with this Black Lace Corsetted Blouse with its high neck, and Black Fishtail skirt to effortlessly add sophistication to your wardrobe.

Fuse old wardrobe items with a dash of new science-fiction to create your own Steampunk style. We love  this brown and black stripe Steampunk Victorian Dress by Banned.

To make things simple, these Gothika-200 Demonia biker boots will go with everything in your winter wardrobe.  Which is a good enough reason for us!

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Sunday, 27 January 2013

Another Busy Week at The Gothic Shop

It's been a very busy week at The Gothic Shop!  We have added loads of beautiful Restyle items including blouses, T-shirts, jewellery, gloves and other accessories.  These have proved popular already even though they've only been on the website for 48 hours, so we have already placed a second order!  So there will be more beautiful goodies coming soon!

We have also restocked loads of Necessary Evil clothing including their lacy llorna top with built-in gloves.

Loads of Dracula Clothing jewellery is back in stock, with a few new additions.

Lastly, we restocked loads of Sinister including chokers, handbags, dresses and skirts.

Yesterday we attended the LondonEdge trade show in London and found more gorgeous clothing to add to the website.  Fingers crossed, we hope to have these styles and others up on the website in the next couple of weeks, so watch this space and facebook and we'll let you know when they're here :)

Get 12% off your order placed before midnight Tuesday 29th January 2013 using coupon code Restyle12 at checkout.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Dandy Highwayman Chic at the Gothic Shop

The Dandy Highwayman AKA singer Adam Ant is undoubtedly an icon in the British music industry. Best known for those shouty rebellious hits back in the 1980's- He created the soundtrack to a generation of rebellious British teenagers. But it was not just about the music, as you know with any great musical legend comes their style. It was this that he was well known for. Adam Ant pioneered alternative fashion on a truly grande scale, the likes of which have never been seen before or since.

He portrayed his 'Dandy Highwayman' persona on stage to swooning girls and raucous young men. For those of us who can remember- the legendary stripe across the face, the fearlessness in his face, Adam Ant was the true personification of rebellion. His popularity has spanned decades and shows no sign of waning!

Now Adam Ant is back with a new album (Blueback Hussar in Marrying the Gunner's Daughter out on the 21st of January). Taking all things 'Adam Ant' as inspiration I have picked out just a few pieces from The Gothic Shop that shout out 'Highwayman Chic'!

Military: There are strong elements of all things military in Adam Ant's style, both then and now. Key pieces include that long coat, fully fitted with antiquated military buttons along with epaulets. One also has the loose fitted Georgian style shirt or romantic heroes. Have a spare Tricorn or Bicorn hat lying around? Add it jauntily to the side for a supremely over-the-top lavish look for your period style!

Brocade Black Short Fitted Military Jacket  
Pirates: Those wayward roguish lifestyles, the adventure of the open ocean and battle is the swashbuckling life of a pirate are all things that we adore! Take these ideas and add a little Adam Ant magic and Voila!
The dandy highwayman steals your treasure but also steals our hearts!

Alchemy Gothic at The Gothic Shop have a brilliant skull and heart inspired collection of jewellery- two of the hottest trends. This heart shaped silver locket complete with skull motif is the ideal accessory to go with your damsel in distress ballgown or your lady pirate get up! Complete with lace ribbon for a great choker necklace look.

The Relinquary Heart Skull Locket Gothic Necklace 
Lace and Ruffles: Pirate girls are also known for their love for the Gothic! Lace, crinolines and those fabrics from past times are still very much in vogue when it comes to a period-inspired lifestyle. Whether you are going for the Georgian look or a Victorian mourning style then this is the accessory for you. The black sultry ruffled lace bangle can be worn alongside a more modern casual look. Add it to your feminine girl pirate outfit for ostentatious night out!

Lace Trimmed Bangle by Prong 
'Blueback Hussar in Marrying the Gunners Daughter' marks the legendary pop icon's return. With both new fans as well as old we could see it inspire a new resurgence of period fashion, pirate chic and a romantic Georgian style this summer. Get ahead of this alternative fashion game at The Gothic Shop!

Discount on a snowy day

Whether you're keeping warm inside or having a ball outside in the snow (or both), we hope that you're having a good weekend! If you feel like going on a spending spree use coupon code WHITE at checkout to get 15% off everything at The Gothic Shop. Valid from now until midnight 20 January 2013.

Monday, 7 January 2013

January Sale & Coupon

New Year salutations to one and all!  Have you popped over to look at our sale section lately?  We have been steadily adding items to the sale and reducing prices further of existing sale items.  Prices of T-shirts have been reduced by as much as 30-50% so grab them quickly as they're selling fast.

Once again, thank you to everyone who nominated us as one of the best UK Alternative Retail Sites in the Alt Fashion 2012 Poll.  We are now one of the 3 finalists.  If you'd like us to win, please vote here.  Voting is easy, just one click.  Every vote is appreciated :)

Many of you are back to work this week and if you have children they're back at school, steadily emptying our pockets!  But, if you do find time to spoil yourself in this whirlwind of a week you can use coupon code BLOG15 to get 15% off anything that you buy at The Gothic Shop, including sale items.  This coupon code is valid until midnight GMT 10 January 2012.

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Saturday, 5 January 2013

Celebs going Gothic

What is it about Gothic that everyone just finds so appealing? What is it exactly about this alternative look that makes it so enticing?

Well there are a million and one answers to this question. It is loved by the masses and nowhere can this be more evident than at the movies: Gothic has been in the limelight since forever! Its visually stunning styles naturally lend themselves to being dramatic- making it the perfect inspiration for any film.

Think Edward Scissorhands and those strong mechanical steam punk and deeply Gothic tones! A humorous look into the mix of all things bright and 1950's quaint America with the Gothic.

Perhaps some will remember the BBC's adaptation of 'Gormenghast' aired in the 1990's, we see the very suave Jonathan Rhys Meyers looking the business as the dastardly Steerpike! He wore some very Gothic Victoriana style loose fitting shirts with patent leather trousers among a atmospheric backdrop of mechanical grey's. Romantic with a hint of the sinister too-Just how we like our Gothic!

Film and TV have continued to have a love affair with the dark decadenct look and as a result the Celebrities love it too. One of the most recent examples is Kristen Stewart at the premiere of film 'Snow White and the Huntsman' (2012):

If anyone can do Gothic it's this lady! She along with Charlize Theron opted for a decadently Gothic theme for their outfits on the day. Kristen wore a black and partly sheer Marchesa gown. With the hint of a train the outfit was a clear reflection of the film's dark atmospheric qualities. The feminine elegance of the dress is an added element too with sparkling rhinestones and delicate frills. Dresses are not really the sort of thing Kristen is known for wearing but she looks amazing in it!

Emma Stone is one of Hollywood's rising starlets and did the Gothic look wonderfully at the premiere of 'The Amazing Spiderman' in Paris this year. She wore a stunning 'V' necked sheer paneled full length dress to the event. Emma looked every inch the dark princess with her icy platinum blonde hair and blood red lipstick!

Whatever you think of Lady Gaga one cannot deny that her style is attention grabbing. She is a star who is not afraid to go the whole way when it comes to those outfits. Here we see her at a MAC cosmetics event in Los Angeles wearing a fabulous Gothic inspired lace body suit with oversized floral headpiece. It's daring and mysterious made even more so by the half mask she wears with it.

Finally we come to the Grande Dame of Gothic herself- Actress Helena Bonham Carter. Married to film maker and fellow Gothic fan Tim Burton- Helena is an absolute natural in any Gothic get up she is snapped in. Gorgeous as Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter movies, as well as playing Mrs Lovett in 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street'! Now she is starring alongside Sacha Baron Cohen in 'Les Miserable' in the equally Gothic looking Madame Thenardier!

We look forwards to 2013 being an especially dark and decadent year for the celebrities of both stage and screen!

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Alt Fashion 2012 Poll - UK Site

Thank you to everyone who nominated us as one of the best UK Sites! If you'd like us to win, please click here to vote for us :) THANK YOU!!