26 October 2009

Preparation for Whitby Gothic Festival, part 2

Recently, the organizers of Whitby Gothic Festival sent me the almanack (a short paged booklet or magazine containing relevant information about what's going on in the festival). There are also adverts of the companies that will be trading at any of the venues among the town.
Have a look at the pic, there is a map showing where all these venues are situated and most importantly, there is an ad of The Black Wardrobe!

22 October 2009

Enchanting earrings

Etsy.com is always a very inspiring place to be and browse (I used to place my items in there before having my own website) but shame that everything can only be posted in US dollars only. Anyway, everynow and again you find an artist that really really inspires you. This case is been a little shop called Peresephoneplus. This company makes gorgeous earrings, all enamelled images framed within filigree frames, finished with little hanging drops such as crystals or gothic charms such little bats. Here are some pics of my my favourite ones.


20 October 2009

Preparations for Whitby Gothic Festival, part 1

I will be trading at the Whitby Gothic Festival for the first time so I have already started to prepare myself although that doesn't minimize the hysteria and stress I am going through..... I just received my bags a couple of days ago and I have already decided how I will design them. I quite like it. Simple but easy to understand, my logo and my website and I will add some of my business cards inside the bags too. The bags are black, made of paper (recycled paper, they told me). They are not boring matt but not shiny either. the paint coating it has a subtle satin like finish that I really like. I was made up.

16 October 2009

Red sequined gown

I don't usually publish pics of dresses or any kind of private commissions I take. I don't know why, maybe because they are exclusive items I made under someone's request so I though it would be innapropiate to talk about it or maybe they wouldn't like to be posted on the blog. No clue, I never asked really if they would mind. Anyway, I have just posted some pics on my facebook and I though it would be nice to show the last dress I made. I am so proud of it, is just gorgeous. It is a very sexy "Jessica Rabbit" like gown, all made of red sequined fabric, strapless, sweetheart bust shaped dress with boning and cups (to keep everything on place). The cut is fitted until the knee and then it opens up in a subtle bell shape, more or less like a mermaid-style but not quite. The girl who I made it for, Vicky, was very pleased with the dress. It really flatter her figure, it pushed up her bust, framing it beautifully, it slimmed down her waist (thanks to a strategically well placed satin bow tie in deep red) and it well defined her already hourglass shape. The best part, I have to admit, was the moment her boyfriend's saw the dress on her, for the first time. He went white..... Lol!

09 October 2009

Corporate Goth: the shift dress

The first time I heard about Corp. Goth I though: "wow, useful black clothes for work without all the drama of victorian-themed or all other full length gowns..." I was wrong, I never managed to find anything similar to what I do.
The main reason I started my fashion label it was because I wanted to offer dramatic clothes for the everyday life (I didn't see anyone in the alternative scene offering that and I still don't). However, that means that it doesn't always have to be a gorgeous gown with overwhelming amount of detailing and embellishments to reach that dramatic look.
I have just found a picture of Carol Vorderman (as far as I know, she is not into alternative fashion). She looked like a very stereotypical femme fatale only because she was wearing a very simple but dramatic dress, with pointed shoulders!

She looks gorgeous, mysterious, sexy and most interesting, unique and different!
The dress is not designer and is not alternative, is from the Victoria Beckham collection.
I have to admit that I have surprised myself by liking it. The pieces are classy, wearable but not boring and very feminine. They really flatter the figure by accentuating the hourglass shape. This picture of ms Vorderman is a proof that you don't need to be skinny to look stunning. If you are still unsure, have a look at mrs Beckham wearing similar dresses and tell me. Who do you think wears them best?
This is the link, if you want to read the full article.


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