20 August 2008

Summer is gone...let´s get in the mood, the usual "ennui" mood, I mean.

Summer is gone....(well, at least in North-West England). So we are more than ready to embrace and dress our pale skin with decadent black clothes.
It´s been raining for days, gone are the days when I was thinking of going to do camping in the middle of Yorkshire....I´m not going in this weather, If I wanted to get soaked, I can perfectly thow myself to the river Mersey. It would be cheaper....
This weather really takes you down, to the depth of boredom and "ennui" :)

However, for all those goth enthusiasts, we are all spoilt of choices for our wardrobe! I don´t know where to start....satins, laces, pvc accesories, black make-up or even a very disturbing dark plum (perfect alternative to black) and black, black, black! For all those who love to dress in a more aggresive, industrial or even old-fashioned punk way!, I´ve seen "wet" black leggins everywhere! (What the hell is that, you must be wondering?) Well, I mean those leggins that look like leather. They are gorgeous with an oversize jumper but only suitable for skinny legs, unfortunately.....:(
Agggggghhh!

15 August 2008

More corporate gothic pieces: cobweb dress

As I said, I'll be posting pics of my work so you all can see it and express your opinions as well! So far, no-one has commented anything yet.

This particular one is very very retro, more retro than gothic, I think. It's a fitted dress with a extremely flattering low neck with darts on the bust. It really emfasizes the bust and the cap sleeves are made of tulle-lace. Nice......isn´t? Gorgeous for a night out, an office cocktail party or even for work.

12 August 2008

Corporate Goth or as some people may call it "adult Goth"

I've already said on the blog that Goth keeps crawling back to the surface of fashion every single winter but it always ends up in the dark, difuminating its black shadows until it dissappears from mainstream eyes. This winter, is back again. More obvious than ever (due to the current economical depressive mood), I mean, less romantic and more sleek and front-forward. Strong but balanced with just the right statement-pieces and, most important of all, super wearable. Which is something that traditional Goth doesn´t offer but Corporate Goths still need to achieve.



By typing "gothic chic" on google, I came across this article on the Daily Telegraph´s website. It´s quite old (2005) but that is irrelevant as we all know trends come and go but needs will always be there. It´s interesting as a reference, if you are looking for idea to update your black wardrobe for work or any other daily situations..... Enjoy.

"Looking scary, looking good"

Very occasionally, a trend emerges that seeps through all areas of culture, from film and music to interiors and beauty. One such trend this season is the glamorous, new image of gothic style.
Marc Jacobs kicked off the new mood with
a catwalk show packed with gothic references, from the Edward Scissorhands soundtrack to the long black skirts, velvet-trimmed dresses and dark Edwardian silhouettes.
Last week, Tim Burton, the king of the modern gothic movie,
released his latest macabre romance, The Corpse Bride, while black interiors - including matt black walls and glossy black accessories - are the most interesting new home trend. Slick black nail polish is currently considered to be ├╝ber-chic, and Marilyn Manson, the scary-faced goth rocker, was in the front row at the Paris fashion shows last month.

However, gothic is difficult to wear. All those bleak colours and heavy silhouettes can be unflattering, and head-to-toe sinister will make you look more like a deranged teen than a mysterious modern goth. It's a look that needs a light touch and a hint of elegance to make it work.

Black velvet
Sumptuous dark velvet is a grown-up way to approach the gothic look. (...)


Lace blouses
All those dark colours need to be broken up with softer layers and lighter colours. A delicate lace blouse contrasts well with black velvet or wool.


Jet jewellery
Simple Victorian pendants look great with Edwardian-style clothes, but jet - especially faceted jet - is probably the most dramatic jewellery to wear with a gothic look. Erickson Beamon's Sleepy Hollow collection includes chandelier earrings with jet and hermatite (from £150; 020 7259 0202) and jet lariat-style necklaces (from £350).


Lace-up boots
Marc Jacobs showed much of his collection with black socks and flat black patent shoes. However, lace-up boots with heels are more flattering.


source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/main.jhtml?xml=/fashion/2005/10/26/efgoth26.xml

10 August 2008

What a beauty...

I'm not an obsessive about cars...In fact, I can't drive and I don't have clue what a torque is...
However, it's rare when you have the chance to see a vintage car in person...
This gorgeous beauty was just in front of the new arena in Liverpool. By its appearance, I assume is from the 1920s, if you look closer, it has a piece you have to turn over in order to start the engine!
It was available to rent for special occassions, such weddings but the brochure didn't say the price. Shame...





07 August 2008

More corporate gothic pieces: panelled lace top

Here comes the second of my new pieces....
Do you remember my strap-less top?
You can have a look at this slide-show
http://the-black-wardrobe.blogspot.com/2008/05/check-out-my-slide-show.html

Well, this one is super femenine and it reminds me of those retro lingerie bustiers...
It has lace panels and two chiffon straps that come out from the lowest point of the centre, they really accentuate the shoulders and also, emphasize the bust. Beautiful....
Unlike the cobweb top, this top is not completely finished yet...
Hope you like it!



04 August 2008

I´m back...with more corporate gothic pieces!



Here, I´m again....sorry for the delay.


I´ve been working in new pieces to add to the Black Widow´s collection. So I will start posting pics of each garment in the next following days...


Here´s the first one.


I was very impressed by the amount of interest in the cobweb top so I added a new variation that I hope people will like too.

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