The Halloween window displays at Bergdorf Goodman in NYC, while always fantastic, climb to new heights this month by partnering with Guillermo Del Toro’s Crimson Peak (in theaters today!). Each window scene is inspired by a moment of horror in the film, Continue reading
Want to dress as a part of a gothic duo this Halloween, but don’t feel like buying sexy vampire costumes from Party City (the only thing you find when you google “gothic couples costume”)? Me neither. That’s why I’ve pulled together some couples costumes ideas plucked straight from the pages of Gothic literature. These easy-to- DIY costumes are suitable for any gender combination and will add a little bookish wit to any party you attend. Plenty of options for those of you flying solo this year, too! Scroll down for a chronological tour of literary characters.
I think it’s safe to say that the two best things about Showtime’s Penny Dreadful are Eva Green’s incredible performance as Ms. Ives and the show’s costume/set design. Not only are Vanessa’s dresses meticulously detailed and historically accurate (unlike a lot of period dramas currently… don’t even get me started), but they actually serve as a reflection of her inner state. Continue reading
I was pleasantly surprised by the thoughtful and in-depth comments left on a post I published last week (Gothic Minimalism: An Oxymoron?). I asked if Gothicism and Minimalism, two seemingly incompatible aesthetics, could be reconciled—and the answer seemed to be an enthusiastic yes!
Some of you gave suggestions of artists who you thought embodied a minimalist Gothic aesthetic. I thought I’d look into your recommendations and highlight them here:
“Minimalism” has been a huge buzzword as of late, and is poised to become one of the biggest trends of 2015. I have to admit, I find myself increasingly attracted to the idea of minimalism; not because Continue reading
At a loss for what to get someone with a love for Gothic Literature? Maybe you are that person and you’re not sure what you want yourself? Fear no more! I’ve picked out some of the best lifestyle gifts that incorporate a love of Gothic literature in a fun and useful way. Continue reading