Monday, September 28, 2009

Hippie Goth: Black Cotton Velour Tunic at Euphorica

I may be a tad prone to criticise with a heavy hand when it comes to the hippie goth aesthetics, but this time I find nothing real to complain about. I like it how they have kept the sleeves wide and not mock-up-medieval wide. The material (cotton velour) is the only part of this garment that makes me slightly worried, but even the fabric looks great in all the pictures, which is why I probably should shake off the prejudice and be done with it.

Pair with bright (light or dark) green bell bottom trousers, and no belt. The shape of the tunic would best suit a fairly straight body type.

Get it here.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Cyber: Wrapskirt in Black + UV Orange at Space Tribe

More UV stuff, oh yes. With this garment I was drawn into the wrap form, which you can actually see very clearly due to the piping details. On a plain black version the shape is less visible. Also: this is one of the only ways of doing big pockets on skirts right. Just one, and on the side, not in the back.

The details of the skirt come in various UV colours. Available here.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Rave: 'Samauri Stompers' by RaveReady at Beatdrops Closet

The search is finally over. This is exactly the perfect cut for trousers, suits everyone and looks hot. Slim fit at the top, widening just enough from high enough. Yes, please. Enough said already. Get them here.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Rivethead: 'Jailbreak' Trousers by Bat Attack at X-tra-

It's the straps that make this a Rivethead garment in my opinion, yet I'm sure other styles could embrace the look just as well. Shiny, with straps. I haven't seen a pair of pants quite like this before, and rarely does one bump into gothic trousers that could be paired up so perfectly with calf-length boots.

Bat Attack has a very laid-back sense of style and their garments are mostly daily wear. A lot of them are a bit on the boring side, admittedly, but at least most of them keep the design simple and straightforward. Even the alternative dresser wants to look casual every now and then.

Find it here. Oh, and should you decide to invest on these trousers exactly as the picture shows them, please take a friendly piece of advice into consideration: don't attach any hand cuffs to the final look. Please.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Gothic Daily: 'Attitude Zyria Basque' Canvas Corset Top by Phaze at Back Street

This is a classic example of how strapless corset tops ought to work. Notice the lack of a thousand layers of frill. Rarely does one see a corset top which exhibits the clean, sleek form of a corset yet doesn't attempt to look like one when it isn't one. Also full marks for the beautifully shaped neckline.

Combine with pretty much anything (save for, perhaps, PVC); full-length skirt, mini skirt, lace skirt, bondage trousers...

(get it here - fast. it's on sale.)

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Sweet Lolita: 赤ずきんコートワンピース (Little Red Riding-Hood coat one piece dress) by Baby, The Stars Shine Bright

Since today is the Inverted 666 Day, I decided to post something which would be pretty much as far away as possible from being grim or frost-bitten. And I found this.

It is very hard to beat the inverted-evil-ness of this dress. Making it pink or other pastel colour would actually make it more evil, because that would already be highly suspicious. Add the finishing touch to this looks with corkscrew curls and white maryjanes.

(find it in this site - do pay a visit, if only to check out pictures of the details of this piece)

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Mainstream Meets Alternative: Outfit by Fashion East Noki

This is one of the outfits of Fashion East Noki for Autumn/Winter 2009. It's been a while since I last saw anything crocheted having such a, well, alternative look to it. And who would have ever guessed that Mickey Mouse might be found anywhere in this blog?

All in all, I think the piece is interesting, well-constructed and still somehow sketch-like, suitably unfinished. I like the idea of the boots held up with strings, and the headdress brings balance to the upper part of the piece. Besides, anyone who manages to make something woollen look cyber gets full marks from me.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Fail: 'Bondage Fairy' Skirt by Hell Bunny at FuckTheMainStream

The jellyfish effect does nothing for the garment (such a feature might possibly work if the hem in itself were properly uneven) and the ribbon-and-tulle combination is making the whole thing look incredibly cheap. And if you take a look at the back of the skirt, you'll see that the chaos seizes there on one small area, which is actually no improvement - if the skirt really has to have all of that stuff crammed in it, then let it be like that all the way, otherwise it just looks like they'd run out of stuff.

I would also like it a little bit more if the proportions were balanced differently, leaving more space for the chaotic hem. Taking the weird straps off would make an immense improvement.

It's not like I haven't seen a less attractive garment in my life. I have. What really puts me off is the fact that I bump into these things all the time, both IRL and in the web. I am completely and utterly bored with these skirts, be they purple, green, yellow or pink. So please. Just... die.