I can't speak for the rest of the world, but in Scotland it's still too cold to think about wearing any hoisery thinner than those woolly black tights you get from Marks &Spencers that they test in the antarctic. Spring, however, is slowly crawling nearer and with it comes the opportunity for more aesthetically exciting things to wear on your no doubt bleach-white legs. Just take a look at these hot pickings from Lip Service's Sock It To Me division...
Disney? Like Walt Disney? Those seemingly innocent yet somehow completely perverse and depressing children's cartoons we remember so well? ... Yeah, I suppose on second thought it's not much of a stretch that the new line of Disney jewellery would work it's way into a gothic fashion blog. Anyone's who's ever seen The Little Mermaid or Snow White know's there's plenty of darkness in Disney and this collection channels that pretty well. you can't find them here at Karmaloop.
Mixed Chains Bracelet With Resin Apple Beads (black) $45
I can't get enough of the evil looking printed tops and t-shirts out at the moment. I firmly endorse taking advantage of the fact that skulls, witches and gothic imagery are in fashion at the moment and stocking up on them while you can. Don't forget to search in men's shops as well; men's t-shirts are perfect for chopping the sleeves off or turning into corset tops.
Forget cats' claws, give me monster claws any day of the week. These gorgeous pieces of handcrafted hand jewelry by Raven Eve are so elegant you'll want to leave them on and not do the washing up for a fortnight. But who cares if you can't knit with them on, they look beautiful and monstrous at the same time. What more could you ask for?
The Pale man from Pan's Labyrinth
'Moonlight' by Gerald Brom
Dragon Nails Fierce Filigree Armor Jewelry by Raven Eve
($38.00 for one, $72.00 for set of two)
Never been in Topman in your life? Wouldn't be seen dead with a bloke who shopped there? It's all luminous clothes and sickeningly trendy styles for bandy-legged students? Well yes, you're quite right of course... but have you seen their jewellery? Whether you're a witchy lady or a gothic gent, Topman (or Nampot, as I like to call it) is selling some pretty nifty scary accessories at the moment.