Sunday, May 31, 2009

Emo Goth: Off-The-Shoulder Striped Top at Drac-In-A-Box,

Ignore the snarling model and look at that nice little top s/he's wearing, instead. It's highly versatile, going for both the gothic and the more punk, and the emo, of course. I'm not a fan of skulls, but I'll let that pass this time. If only they had more colour options, such as green or violet...

(get it here)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Fail: 'Fishnet Dress w/ G String' at Cryoflesh

I try and try and still cannot for the life of me comprehend why anyone would want to wear this... thing. Trying too hard to appear sexy falls flat ever so easily, and fishnet is, sadly, often the weapon of choice.

Also: How To Instantly Tell The Online Store You Are Browsing Is Located In USA - voilà! I can never decide whether the nipple-airbrushing phenomenon is more hilarious, annoying or just pathetic.

(Do not buy this monstrosity here.)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Mainstream Meets Alternative: Sandals by Phi

Saw these at a today's The Fashion Police entry and immediately thought I should comment on them, given that, as TFP states, they are undeniably fairly... metal, for the lack of a better word.

I like the concept of the shoe, and the black-and white heel is pretty neat. I see of no reason, however, as to why there would absolutely have to be a chunk of actual metal on the toes - or rather, I do think the shoe would look off balance were the toes just open and that's it, but the chunk of metal could have found more elegant a shape, eh? Just removing the hoop would be an improvement, I think. Then again, they certainly are interesting to look at as they are now, which is good.

It's a Label with capital L, meaning that they're also Expensive. But if you want them, get them here.

Edit: As one observant reader kindly pointed out, the heel has a metal coating, too, and the black-and-white effect is a reflection. Thank you.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Special Edition: Towel Day

Since it's Towel Day today, I thought we'd do something different and instead of looking for horrible slash beautiful clothes, I'd post a gothic (well... more or less gothic, anyway) towel for you to ogle at.

And here it is. Isn't that just neat? With such a masterpiece, travelling through outer space must feel like a holiday!

You can get your very own right here. Happy Towel Day!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Fail: 'Detalj' Top at Blackgroup

As a rule, I happen to hate sweetheart necklines with a passion. Even at best they seem only tolerable, and at worst, well... here we go. Nobody ever appears to have the kind of bust that would actually look like it's the right size and shape for a sweetheart neckline, for the garment seems always too big, like here, or too small (like with what Sarah Jessica Parker was wearing at the Academy Awards of 2009, although that was a fairly shallow sweetheart neckline - having oranges bolted on your chest may also have something to do with achieving the bursting-out effect).

With this gothic piece, I seriously fail to see why a top ought to look like there's a bra sewn to it. The gap between the cups isn't helping the impression much, nor the tulle trimming which also spoils the otherwise fairly nice arm pieces. I can think of nothing nice to say about the rest of this ghastly garment, either. Unflattering, with too much going on, basically.

In case you love it, however, you can get it here.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Rivethead: Pinstriped Floor-Length Bondage Skirt by Aderlass

This skirt is well-balanced despite its heaviness and the amount of adornments. Nothing that has been sewn on seems to pull the fabric in an awkward, disfigured way, which is what often happens. Truly a piece of street fashion art.

If there's anyone in the audience with a healthier bank balance, get this delicious skirt here.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Fail: 'Evening Goddess' Set by Forplay at Beatdropscloset

It is always interesting to read whatever they have written about a piece I happen to find particularly ghastly or disturbing or just plain ugly. This one states as follows.

Put this sexy outfit on and you will be the uncontested Evening Goddess... hands down! The sexy boy shorts brought together with a silky fishnet tube dress and bandeau top will ensure that all eyes will be on you.

Boy shorts in general are pretty hot, but apart from that I can only agree with the final statement of the description, as, indeed, I find it hard to even try and imagine what else there could possibly be that would rob anyone's attention from this... thing. And even if you happen to be really lucky and possess a body that could work stuff like these, a word of advice: don't. As they say in the Fashion Police: if it has to say 'sexy', it isn't. With a garment mainly consisting of a fishnet tube, I dare claim that as granted.

(I promised to link to sources and so I shall; this one I found at - but I beg of you, do not, rept. do not get it here.)

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Romantic/Retro Goth: Somnambulist Outfit(s) from Drac-In-A-Box

This (or rather, both of the outfits in the picture) were inspired by the film Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari. (1920) which I heartily recommend for anyone who thinks they might enjoy a gothic, surreal silent horror-y film. (I've seen it twice now, and it just keeps creeping me out.)

The outfit of the character Cesare is the one on the left, and admittedly the trousers and the shirt would best suit a person that is 1.91 m (6' 3") tall and thin as a rake. That is not obligation, however. It'd be just to maximise the creepiness.

The outfit on the right belongs to the character named Jane Olsen (played by Lil Dagover), and that one's more of a show piece than your everyday gothic clothing, but there's no denying that it is beautiful and refreshingly different from what you usually find on an alternative fashion online store. Two thumbs up. I only wish they'd styled the model's make-up more according to the film, but you can't get everything, I guess.

(get it/them here)

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Goth: 'Dominion' Jacket in Black and Black at Shrine

I'd be ordering this right now if only it hadn't that staggering $465.00 price tag. Military style always hits the spot, the pattern of the brocade is interesting and makes the colour black come alive, and ah, the details! The collar! The buckles! The buttons! The epaulettes! I am in love.

(Get it here in case you happen to be stinking rich - note, however, that they'll only get a new stock this June, so you'd have to wait a little bit.)

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Fail: Velvet-and-Lace Top at GoodGoth

A very good example of looking cheap without actually being cheap (oh, $39.95 -no, it's still not cheap enough). It's so very hard to do anything right with stretch velvet (read: it sucks no matter what you do), and with the lace and mock medieval cut and frontal lacing that crumples the fabric quite horribly, there is absolutely nothing in this piece that would appeal to good taste.

(found here)

Friday, May 01, 2009

Cyber: 'Apokalupsis' Top at Cryoflesh

While admittedly the slashed back of this top would certainly be cryptonite for some, in my opinion the cut is inventive, minimalistic and stylish, and as alternative aesthetics happen to strongly lean towards the kind of clothing that predominantly comes in black, it's often nice to have a small splash of colour (or, in this case, a little bit lighter black) thrown in. Besides, it's got cogwheels in it. I am, however, left to wonder whether the name of this piece is really the best they could come up with.

(Get it here)