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 >

Front cover: Lady Amaranth, Taya Uddin Photography.