24 April 2012

Here are more pics from the photoshoot I did last month. This post is about the Black and animal print pin-up wiggle dress. Very popular on my website, it is very pin-up, very wearable and a staple piece that should be on your wardrobe if you need something you can dress up or down when the situation requires.
The design does not come with a belt, I added it on for photoshoot.

Please, if you want to use the pics, please, request first. Copyright belongs to the photographer, InaGlo Photography.

18 April 2012

Pictures of the Retro pin-up b&w tailored dress

As a result of the photoshoot I did recently, I have stunning shoots of some of my dresses on the website. If you follow me on Facebook, you might have already seen them. If not, here they are.
This is the Retro pin-up black&white tailored dress I made just before the shoot.

 It is made of stretch cotton sateen. Originally a pattern I created for a blazer, I decided to put it to use for a classical trench-coat-style dress. (I just love lapels, so elegant, so 40s).
I am thinking of making a trench coat with this pattern. A double breasted one with black buttons! It would be a great spring addition to my site's collection.
The model is Whiskey Raven and the pics were taken by InaGlo Photography, please ask me or the photographer for permission before using this pic or credit us. That would be wonderful.

09 April 2012

Dark spring/summer fashion inspiration: black & pastels.

I get emails everynow and again with requests to do do articles about gothic fashion tips for the Summer. Well, I have decided to start a new "series" covering the subject.
This post is about black & pastels. We had a short summery phase here in North England, a sneak preview of what to expect in the following months prior to returning back to the dark days of Winter (which is fine, nothing to worry about. It still is skiing season, you know?)

I've always been an advocate for pastels (I have written posts about it before), specially if they are skintone shades or ivory/cream. They bring out the best of our skinshades and because they are so light, they are easy to combine with other shades/colours and that makes them a perfect alternative to the "common" white to use as a blank colour to start an outfit with. Some people are a bit uneasy with the black&white combo for fear of ending up with a "waitress" look.

Despite their lightness, pastels work beautifully with black, as proven by the pic below, creating a gorgeous look that not always has to be "romantic" or "sissy". You can thoughen it up with dramatic accessories or textures like velvet or leather.
I love this look:
Black blazer/jacket/coat in wool or velvet!
A romantic or sleek fitted dress in skintone/pastel shade
black shoe/boots. Love that chunky heel. Much heavier than stiletto but so much more stable and therefore comfortable to walk with.

What do you think? Would you wear pastels?

06 April 2012

Polka dot gothic Matryoshka for sale

I love Matryoshkas and this one is gorgous. It is for sale at the Through the Looking glass blog. Contact the designer, if you are interested.
This is the link: http://mothmouth-throughthelookingglass.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/polka-bow.html


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