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.

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Thursday, 24 September 2015

Gothic Underwear by MONSTERDAM

We are happy to be stocking the latest from LA's store Monsterdam, their specialty is women's ¨Rebel Underwear¨.  Tasked with the role creating Bad Ass undies, their inspiration comes from Tattoos, Rockabilly, Goth, Urban, Alternative and Underground cultures: ¨Always Sexy and Totally Bad Ass¨ and we totally agree here at Gothic Shop HQ!

We are hoping to stock new items regularly but so far we have brought in our favourites including low-rise, thongs and g-strings covered in skulls, roses, locks and tattoo prints.

The Monstrerdam panties are made in high quality hypoallergenic lycra, that fits perfect to the shape of the body, ranging from Small to Xtra-Large. Monsterdam is always innovating with original and alternative designs ¨a mix of cute and sexy¨

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Obsidian Kerttu - John Wolfrik - Calliope Dress

Here's a beautiful set of photographs of Obsidian Kerttu taken for the Gothic and Amazing Magazine Vampire Issue.  Obsidian Kerttu wears the Calliope Fishtail Gothic Dress & Veil by Sinister and jewellery by Nocturne Jewellery.

Photographer:  John Wolfrik

Marta - Sarah Troester - Selena Dress

We received this lovely set of photo of Marta Devilish Dimoska taken by Sarah Troester Photography.  Marta wears the Selena Dress by Spin Doctor and Nightfall Choker by Dark Elegance Designs.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Gothic Chic with an Edge!

I have written about Punk Rave before but how on Earth can I stop if they keep designing such gorgeous items as in the last range? I was simply overwhelmed with the design and details they put into their latest garments. I would love to visit their design headquarters one day and meet the lovely people who put hours and hours of work just into one jacket. The prices do seem a bit high but these items are made to last. If you own items by this brand or have seem some of them live in shops, you will agree with me. The only downside to this brand is that customers outside Asia need to pay close attention to the size chart! The sizing is Asian since they are an Asian brand which means that you will need to go usually a size or two up so they match the EU/US sizing standards. The size chart can be found on the shop's website. The outfit pictured below is the perfect mix of Gothic elegance and Vampy-edginess! The velvet goes beautifully with sheer lace leggings and a lace skirt. Add a few accessories and you are dressed perfectly from head to toe in Gothy-Aristocrat splendour!

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Savra - Katarzyna Mikolajczak - Wedding Dress

We have just received this beautiful set of photographs from Katarzyna Mikolajczak Photography taken in Konradow, a small village in Poland.  Model Savra wears The Gothic Wedding Dress by Sinister
Veil by Sinister.
Corset by Papercats.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Autumn Essentials at The Gothic Shop

Although hard to believe, Autumn is right at our front door. This year has flown by and it is time to get warm cardigans and thicker trousers out of the closet. My Autumn attire mostly consists of leggings and short dresses or tunics! I always pair these with a woolly cardigan or light jacket. In early Autumn; however, I prefer shrugs and boleros.  If you are looking for cosy yet fashionable shrugs or boleros or need an elegant one for a special occasion, check out my blogpost on them here.

This blogpost will evolve around trousers, cardigans, leggings and all the good stuff one would need for Autumn. Autumn is undoubtedly my favourite season and I love the cooler weather which allows one to layer clothing.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Savra - Busha - Theatre of Tragedy Coat

Today we received the following set of beautiful photographs from Busha.  Model Savra wears the Theatre of Tragedy Coat and Macbeth Leggings by Punk Rave.  The Cross Choker is by Sinister.  Makeup by Katie Johnson.

Savra - Busha - The Gothic Wedding Dress by Sinister

We recently received this stunning set of photographs from Busha.  They were taken at Royal Holloway, University of London.  Model Savra wears the Gothic Wedding Dress by Sinister.
Veil by Sinister.
Gloves by Sinister.
Bacchanal Rose Necklace by Alchemy Gothic.
Corset by Papercats.
Makeup by Katie Johnson.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Gothic Handbags at The Gothic Shop

I have a very special topic for you today! We all have them, we all love them and truth be told, they are "handy" things to have indeed. Pun intended! :) Handbags are everyday essentials and if you are like me, you love collecting handbags of different styles, colours and sizes! I take a lot with me on an everyday basis; I need to fit notebooks, my tablet, phone and kindle plus various everyday bits and bobs. However, I do not prefer simple black "postal bags" or satchels. I prefer my handbags to make a statement of their own especially since my everyday outfits to Uni are fairly plain.

I have gathered some of my favourite handbags into this blogpost to help you choose the perfect bag for you. Some of my favourites come from Banned, Sinister and Restyle! My absolute favourite has to be Loungefly! Though on the pricier side, they have amazing high-quality bags that will last you well over a few seasons.

New Punk Rave at The Gothic Shop

Today we restocked the following gorgeous Punk Rave items.  Punk Rave never disappoints, the materials are always high quality and we think the designs just get better and better.  Their only fault is that sizes are sometimes limited, but we are pleased to see that they are introducing bigger sizes of their more popular items.  I'm in love with the Calypso Jacket, the pictures certainly don't do it justice.  The fit is perfect and the finish is beautiful..... I think that this is going to become a firm favourite for many :)

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Monday, 7 September 2015

Lady Macbeth - Embrace of the Grace Top by Punk Rave

As soon as I saw the Embrace of the Grace lace blouse I knew it would go perfectly with my bridal-themed photoshoot. The photoshoot itself was done in one of the most beautiful places near my hometown Bihac in Bosnia. This gorgeous place rests near the marvellous river Una right next to one of our most famous hotels. The scenery is beyond gorgeous and fits perfectly into such a theme. A lot of couples do their wedding photography right here.

Kali Noir Diamond - Chandra Dress

We recently received the following gorgeous photos of Kali Noir Diamond taken by Vanic Photography.

Chandra Dress by Sinister.
Black Tulle Veil by Sinister.
Jewellery by The Black Cat Jewellery Store.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Shrugs and Boleros at The Gothic Shop

I don't know about you but whenever September arrives I feel that Autumn is just around the corner! No matter that we need to wait another month, it is time to stock up on shrugs and boleros of all sorts for the chilly weather! No matter if you need something simple to keep you warm or something fancy for a night out or formal occasion, there is a big selection to choose from. Some might opt for cosy knit boleros while others prefer lace or velvet.

 Lady Calypso wears the Noirelien Bolero, Earrings by The Black Cat Jewellery Store.