You would have thought it was nearing to Halloween from the sight of zombie bride mannequins lining the stairs at Beyond Retro on Great Marlborough Street this week, oh wait a minute…
Yep, October is here (I know, where IS the time going?) And that can only mean one thing…the witching hour is upon us! This week the likes of Elle Fanning and Leigh Lezark graced the Chanel Fine Jewellery 80th Anniversary of the Bijoux de Diamants collection in gothic inspired dresses, Alexa Chung was spotted walking the streets of New York City in the howly J.W. Anderson for Topshop bat jumper, Rita Ora in a sports leather luxe jumpsuit at the Paper magazine party and Helena Boham Carter on the red carpet for Tim Burton’s new film in well, typical Boham/Marie Antoinette attire.
Whether you are more Morticia Addams than troubled teenager Regan, sexualised school girl witches in The Craft than the haunting sound of Willow from The Wickerman, the infamous screams of Lila Crane in that shower scene or emo protagonist Lisbeth Slander – there is a look out there for you all. And what better time to get scared than with the goth trend- oh so (devil) hot right now with Gareth Pugh, Alexander Wang, Jean Paul Gaultier and Givenchy all inspired by the October month in their AW12 collections. But remember: think luxurious fabrics like velvet, lace and soft leather than nine inch nails, dog collars and matrix PVC coats. You have been warned….
If you’re heading to a Halloween party this month (and not up for the standard witch outfit), we’ve scoured the online stores to bring you our TOP FASHION PICKS to really get your fangs into…
Clockwise from left: Skeleton dress by Tee and Cake at Topshop £40, Baroque peplum top at Miss Selfridge £39, Sparkle embellished leggings in ink at Reiss £175, Leather cage waist belt at Asos £20, Disc embellished bodycon dress at Miss Selfridge £89, Long satin gloves at Accessorize £10, Statement cameo earrings at Accessorize £14, Dunescape stretch-satin robe by Elle Macpherson Intimates at Net-A-Porter £80, Velvet cut-out body at Topshop £35, Mojkovac ring at Aldo £10, Tardy stud ankle wedge boots by Jeffrey Campbell at Office £150, Black high shine sleeve coat at River Island £100 and Skeleton pendant necklace by Vivienne Westwood at Selfridges £160.
Carry On Screaming!
Sian @ FashionBite xx