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Goth Moth!

Goth Moth!

Goth Moths in Grafton Street, Dublin!
Goth Moths in Grafton Street, Dublin!

Nights are getting darker, Halloween has past and Christmas is looming. It's this time of year (every year) that I break out the dark lipstick and Black threads. Its not even a conscious thing. When the last of the russet leaves are swept from my door I'm all about velvet hues and plum lippie. Its the perfect time of year to indulge my inner Gothic Queen.

Coincidently the luscious richness of the Gothic era are all over the catwalks for this season. In fact more of us wear it every winter without even realising (admittedly without the black lippie). Velvet,chiffon,satin and lace are all fabrics associated with the trend.

Numerous films have made the look hugely popular over the years especially with our teenagers. This look is not just for teens and I think can be tweaked and adapted to any wardrobe. Its a great look that can be embraced partially or completely. It can be worn more casually or very formally.

This look in my opinion can be worn on the high street and equally on the red carpet. As usual I'm doing the hard work for you and scouring the high street for amazing pieces to put this look together. Hope you enjoy the pieces I've found.

Warehouse! Fab black long sleeved lace top €72 worn with Black leather skirt with feather edging. I love this! €84
Warehouse! Fab black long sleeved lace top €72 worn with Black leather skirt with feather edging. I love this! €84
Zara! Gorgeous Black midi dress can be worn casually or dressed up. Good value at €49.99
Zara! Gorgeous Black midi dress can be worn casually or dressed up. Good value at €49.99
River Island! Lace skirt €60
River Island! Lace skirt €60
River Island! Body con dress. Perfect for a modern goth! €55
River Island! Body con dress. Perfect for a modern goth! €55
River Island! Beautiful beaded Kimona style sheer top/jacket. €60
River Island! Beautiful beaded Kimona style sheer top/jacket. €60
River Island! Couldn't resist including this little gem! Fab Christmas piece! Beaded and fringed Goth Moth.€87
River Island! Couldn't resist including this little gem! Fab Christmas piece! Beaded and fringed Goth Moth.€87
Zara! Great and versatile short black dress for a casual Goth or Glitz it up for evening. Love the fact its got long sleeves. €49.99 BEST BUY!
Zara! Great and versatile short black dress for a casual Goth or Glitz it up for evening. Love the fact its got long sleeves. €49.99 BEST BUY!

Lipstick is important with this look and no, it doesn't have to be black. Best leave the black lipstick to the sixteen year olds. There is a great selection on the high street this season from dark browns to purples . These shades are very flattering on fair skins and there are shades to suit every skin tone. So no excuses!

Selection of lipsticks and nail polishes suitable for the Gothic trend and the coming . festive season. Chanel polish in Paradoxal and Rouge Noir. The lipsticks are a matte "Vamp it up" and "Ravin Raisin" from Wet n Wild. The third one is NYC in Chocolate Chip. €1.99-€3.00 each.
Selection of lipsticks and nail polishes suitable for the Gothic trend and the coming . festive season. Chanel polish in Paradoxal and Rouge Noir. The lipsticks are a matte "Vamp it up" and "Ravin Raisin" from Wet n Wild. The third one is NYC in Chocolate Chip. €1.99-€3.00 each.

I've also put several looks together from my own eclectic wardrobe, mixing some modern pieces with vintage.

Goth look! Vintage rock Tee shirt paired with an amazing 90s vintage skirt
Goth look! Vintage rock Tee shirt paired with an amazing 90s vintage skirt
This Skirt was designed by Claire o Connor and is a 90s butter soft leather skirt. Purchased in Oxfam Bray.
This Skirt was designed by Claire o Connor and is a 90s butter soft leather skirt. Purchased in Oxfam Bray.
This look a re-worked black leather mini skirt with spike details. Tough Goth! Ha ha!
This look a re-worked black leather mini skirt with spike details. Tough Goth! Ha ha!
The leather skirt is paired with a chiffon style Duster coat by Betty Barclay from the 90s. Love this "Don't mess with me" look!
The leather skirt is paired with a chiffon style Duster coat by Betty Barclay from the 90s. Love this "Don't mess with me" look!
Cool Goth! This is a 80s vintage tapestry print tuxedo suit. Love this!
Cool Goth! This is a 80s vintage tapestry print tuxedo suit. Love this!
This Cool Goth look was paired with my recent purchase of a vintage 1950s style turban hat. Love the quirkiness of this hat with the dark lippie.
This Cool Goth look was paired with my recent purchase of a vintage 1950s style turban hat. Love the quirkiness of this hat with the dark lippie.

Hope you enjoy these looks and be tempted to wear a little bit of Goth this Winter and indulge  your own mysterious aura!

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Novelty Act!

Novelty Act!

Penneys Heaven!

Penneys Heaven!

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