Thursday, June 30, 2011

Cabaret Goth: Unnamed Wedding Dress at Black Lotus

As I gather, this is a wedding dress, and I must say it is an impressive one. Elegant and sophisticated enough for such an occasion even for relatively conservative frivolities, yet speaking volumes of a self-motivated sense of style. Accessories (as pictured) are optional but highly recommendable.

Ogle at the dress in the Gallery. Black Lotus Clothing has an online store at Etsy, but they carry few items there.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Fetish: 'Special Forces' Outfit by Torture Garden at House of Harlot

Phew. Just wanted to comment on how beautiful and balanced this outfit is. It's also refreshing how they have reversed the usual style of showing skin by covering the cleavage, the naval area and most of the legs. This is a good example of how fetish wear can often be hot in a very particular, unconventional way - it draws the attention away from what is generally considered sexy, suggesting there are other parts in the body that can be equally seductive when revealed. And, of course, the conventionally sexy bits may be accentuated even further by purposefully covering them up.

Found here. Parts of this site are likely to be NSFW - depending on where you work, of course.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Gothic Daily: 'Ruffle Dress' by Tripp NYC at Delirium

It's very basic, but also quite pretty, and I think it'd fit a lot of different body types quite nicely. Being able to describe a garment as 'wearable' can also be a good thing, people.

The tulle is absolutely useless - I didn't even see it there until I read the snippet and knew where to look. A stretch twill dress doesn't need a petticoat/underskirt, and making a dress with one or, alternatively, making it look like it had one when it quite clearly isn't there or doesn't belong there kind of irks me. Just a little bit.

Available, for example, here.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Cyber/ Emo: 'Kapuchol' Hoodie by Plazma at Plazmalab

It's a basic hoodie for the most part, save for the shape of the hood - follow this link for more pictures - but as far as designs go, this one really utilizes the whole space and not, as is commonplace, just the front. A nice shade of green, too.

This little hoodie went straight to this blogger's wish list.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Retro/ Rockabilly: 'Arm Candy' by Lucky 13 at Plasticland

This dress practically screams "Summer!" which, what with this temperature, is only ever so appropriate. Could do without the anchor in the front, but then again it's such a 40s/50s thing that I really haven't much to back up my preference. It just makes it a bit difficult to find a matching necklace.

For once I agree with the description for this dress, in that it's also very flirty, exactly in that particular retro way. Anyone wearing this I'd definitely take out for a picnic.

Available here.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Cyber/Goth: 'Metula' Shoes by Madfish at Pennangalan

Sturdy and round, such always as is the style of Madfish. This time, however, I think it works better than usual, as all the lines sort of hug the shoe, forming a strong, net-like structure. All in all it's a well proportioned design that doesn't come off as too heavy, and the air vent inspired little details in the heel look great.

Still, I cannot help but think that most of these designs resemble a lot more children's footwear than adults', which in general is a bit of a warning sign.

Found here.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Deathrocker: 'LA Stinks' Jacket by Serious at Vampirefreaks Store (FTMS)

Nice fit, nice length, and a lot more Goth than Punk, obviously, but safely on the Deathrocker side of Goth. Yeah, patches again, but this time I think they've really done a neat job with how they have been positioned and well they all play together, especially in the back. Go see it here.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Emo: 'Voodoo Seppuku' T-Shirt at Akumu Ink

Suicidal cute things usually don't do the trick for me, but I admire the art here for how well it works as a t-shirt, and also how the technique here supports the form, the picture. And I admit, there is something quite endearing in a plush toy sticking a needle through its heart. Ah, the pathos.

Found here.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Gothic Daily: 'Cyberbat' Jeans at Leather & Skulls

A slight flare gives the legs a nice shape; and for once people have curbed their urges to slam every shiny little stud they find lying around in the workshop into a pair of trousers. Just decorating the pockets is all right, folks. No need to overdo it every time.

Found here.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Alternative Accessories: 'Vintage Noir Striped Thigh-highs' at Heavy Red

Delicious. Remember what I said about stripes the other day? If the stripes one is wearing are wide, it is paramount that the stripy garment fits tightly. With these, the initial association is a circus performer instead of a circus tent, aka. it's being done right.

Remember, people; these beauties also require a certain amount of ruffle to really work. Said ruffle also must not cover them up too much, otherwise what is the point?

Found here.

Monday, June 06, 2011

EGL: 'Royal Blue And Black Long Sleeves Cotton Classic Lolita Dress' at Funnyanimation

It's a striking shade of blue, one that can only be labelled as elegant if the rest of the garment keeps it under control; here, it does. I like it how this dress somehow is and is not ruffled at the same time, and would imagine some Neo-Victorian enthusiasts to fancy this piece due to the silhouette and the high collar.

Attractive, oh yes. Also far too hot for summer, I would imagine. Available here.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Fail: 'Black and Red Chains Gothic Skirt' by Dark Star at Mystic Crypt

This is truly an unholy union of Romantic Goth and Rivethead, doing a serious disservice to both the aforementioned styles, no matter how we look at it. So many ribbons. Satin and cheap canvas! Loops! Rivets! And then, the red satin skirt underneath being swallowed by the Rivethead tarantula. Tsk tsk.

Nice try, but no cigar, people.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Gothic Daily: 'Long Sleeved Black Stripes Top' by My Little Halo

A simple enough idea, and it works. This design brings something a bit different to compete all the other stripy casual shirts out there, and the fit is also pleasantly snug. With stripes, one cannot be too careful with the fit and cut, lest one end up resembling a circus tent.

Found here.