Saturday, 28 June 2014

Glamourous Gothic Choker Necklaces

Designed as decor for your neck, Gothic inspired chokers are made from lace, satin, velvet, leather and metals and are often adorned with precious gems.  A combination of small and elegant chokers or large, bold ones make for an interesting attraction to ones neck and face.

Chokers can be worn to add romance, glamour and style to any formal or smarter attire.  We have selected our top 5 favourites this season.

The Sapphire Blue Sinistra Gothic Choker makes a statement, similar to the Lucretia it is also created from quality venise lace, swathes of silver chains with a sapphire blue cabochon set in an antiqued ornate filigree frame with blue swarovski crystal drop pendant.

If you are looking for something simple and sexy,  the Angelique Lace Choker showcases a breath-taking Purple Amethyst stone or Red Cabochon  with cascades of  swarovski crystals which glisten above your collar bones.

Delicate black floral jacquard satin ribbon holds this Westenra Filigree pendant together, detailed with green swarovski crystals and a silver dagger which sits sharply on your throat.

Add a dash of romance to your jewellery collection with this Jet Black Lace Nocturne choker showered with black swarovski crystal bicone beads which drip down the neckline into a V which is detailed with a black focal faceted cabochon in the middle with a crystal drop below.

Eye-catching and intricate the Ruby Red Lucretia Choker by Dark Elegance Designs  is made up of venise lace with draped silver chains with a ruby red cabochon set in an antiqued ornate filigree frame and  a silver-tone cross pendant.

Take a look at our extensive collection

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Goth Fest Essentials

With Summer solstice celebrations past, we look ahead in our diaries and see Alt-Fest  is next on the agenda!  Hurrah!  We love a banging festival here at The Gothic Shop HQ so we have picked out some of our must-have items to get you through the Summer Festivals.

If you are camping or glamping we have easy to wear outfits which you can mix and match with your existing wardrobe as well as comfy, cool and best of all Gothic!  

Take a few pairs of trousers or leggings as you can expect to get grubby,  we love the slashed look so have chosen the Destroyer Ripped Trousers and the Skull Slashed leggings  along with a black mini skirt  or shorts for the blazing August sunshine. 

Mix it up with a few tees and vests to avoid sweat overload after a heavy dance session! Ultra-feminine and stylish we have picked two t-shirts from Restyle one features  Immortal Skeleton lovers and the other a Mechanical Moth for those of you into steampunk style.  Also topping our list is this Spiral Direct Vest detailed with a blood splattered elegant white rose. 

Be sure to pack something warm as its bound to get a bit chilly in the early hours,  a gorgeous hoodie like the Entwined Rose Lace-up or the SugarSkull Black Cardigan will keep you looking hot when you are feeling exhausted. 

Lastly keep your cash safe with a chained biker wallet which you can attach to your wrist or belt loops. 

 Be sure to check out for all your festival gear! 

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Gorgeous Gloves by Restyle at The Gothic Shop

While getting one's outfit perfect is all important, accessorising can finish off the overall look, bringing you great style. Some will even argue that it's solely the accessories that make or break a dress! Statement jewels and diamonds will bring undeniable glamour to any evening gown, a cute clutch will be all that's needed to keep one's essentials in on that night out. But what about the other more unique looking accessories? The pieces that could mark your personal style out from the rest? Yes we are talking gloves! 

Long Faux Leather Gloves by Restyle 
Regardless of what you happen to be wearing, long elbow length gloves can make a sensational statement! Take a look back to days of Hollywood glamour when the likes of Princess Grace of Monaco and Elizabeth Taylor stepped out onto the red carpet in the most lavish ensemble's. The chances were that they would be wearing long elbow length gloves with their gowns. They bring a sense of mystery as well as being very chic. These longer length gloves are just as fabulous today, although this pair of faux leather gloves from Restyle take on a sultry and sexier look! Accessories that would make a superb accompaniment with a waspish waist in corset. Team your gloves with anything, from an fitted fishtail party dress to a ornate and embellished t-shirt for a serious dose of fun!

Black Satin and Spotty Lace Gloves with Bow by Restyle 
Restyle bring us a wonderful style mix of cute and decadent with these gloves. Although a much shorter length of glove, there is no shortage of detail here. For a start, it's the silky fabric of the gloves make them ultra wearable, one can just slip them on with no fuss. They are super smooth against the skin too. Then there are the style details, a large bow and the netted inserts at the top half of the glove. These chic little numbers can be worn to so many different occasions, a fun addition to a smart work outfit, perhaps one is going all vintage? In that case reach for these black satin and spotty lace gloves with bow from Restyle as a perfect accessory.  

Short Black Faux Leather Gloves by Restyle 
The biker glove has been around for ages, but it's hotter than ever this season- even Mother Monster herself  Lady Gaga has been seen in them! A pair of casual gloves that can be dressed up too, this pair is super cute with it's giant heart shaped cut out. It's comfy enough to slip on, button up the wrist band for a secure fit. The nice thing about these gloves is that they can be used everyday, wear them as a quirky replacement for woolen gloves in the winter, or as a cool summer statement in the warmer months! However you choose to wear them, they are an accessory that will certainly turn heads.

Take a look at the rest of the collection of glam gloves at The Gothic Shop!

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

More Alchemy Gothic in Stock

Today we restocked many Alchemy Gothic gifts, bags, necklaces and earrings.  We also added some of their exquisite rings to the website.