Get Victorian Goth At Royal Black Shop!
If Lewis Carroll’s mind could be morphed into a physical manifestation, Royal Black’s shop of couture and corsetry would depict it perfectly. Awe-inspiring works of art, these corsets and costumes have as many twists and turns as Wonderland itself.
Foto: Philipp Ganzer
Models: Desireé Kaddatz, Nada
All pictures with friendly permission by Royal Black
Barbara Pesendorfer breathes life into the very bones and meat of unusual art. Living and striving in Vienna Austria, Barbara sews all her imaginative corsets and eccentric wear by hand. She molds beautiful and exquisite fabrics into form fitting corsets and extravagant Gothic evening gowns. The glamorous collections that can be found inside Royal Black Shop are not simple designs, they’re a smooth and fluent mixture of imagination and silky elegance.
Model: Renata F.
For over ten years Barbara has been crafting her own fairy tale designs and patterns for vintage and creative spirits. Royal Black Shop is an enchanted garden, sprouting and twisting like emerald green vines around one’s body.
Model: Katja Wagner (Stella Models)
Blossoming rose inspired corsets, red and black Gothic mermaid dresses, butterfly themed ball gowns and handsome masquerade-styled suits for the gentlemen are what fills this lively garden of bewitching garments and delightful concoctions of the mind.
Ophelia Overdose (Model, Hair & Make Up, Styling)
Fotografin Jamari Lior
Royal Black Shop is a cozy haven for the darker minded ladies. Ladies who prefer a mad-hatter styled tea party compared to a home-cooked meal, prepared by a 1950s housewife. Royal Black’s collections are still timeless in their own unique way though.
Foto: Hart Worx
Model, Make Up, Styling Ophelia Overdose
Pin-up and burlesque loving ladies will still find stunning show-stopping outfits that can be incorporated into everyday vintage wear. Of course, one might have to possess a very off-beat taste to showcase most of Royal Black’s brand of decorative goodies.
Artdirektion / Foto / Postproduction: Zum Schießen Photographie
Model: Barbara Pesendorfer
This doesn’t mean that the collection of corsets and costumes are not to be desired, it’s just the opposite. Royal Black Shop has thousands of fans from all across the world who admire and follow the store’s success. With a little red lipstick, a pair of long black gloves or the touch of a little black bird-cage veil – Royal Black can be the ultimate shopping destination for those who prefer the wails of violins and cellos to the sound of old rock n’ roll. Thanks to Barbara, artwork has never looked so wearable!
Ponyklau – Pin-Up, Cyber, Fetish and Kitsch Fashion
Nestled in Germany lives an artistic soul named Kathrin Engel. She sews and sews away, creating one-of-a-kind fashion pieces, for those who desire the eccentric sinful styles of cyber fashion, fetish outfits with latex and leather and sexy pin-up.
All pictures with friendly permission by Ponyklau
Model: Onna Sakura, Foto: Oliver Gemeinhardt
Ponyklau, Kathrin’s fruit of her labors, is a website dedicated to the most interesting and artistic senses of fashion. Ponyklau isn’t ashamed to show it’s naughty and kitsch side. Are you?
Model: Niobe Noir, Foto: Puppenspieler Photography
Ponyklau’s focus rests on it’s creative corsets. Corsets are usually a lady’s favorite choice for accentuating curves, they seductively whisper femininity. What a person buys at the store is made only once, guaranteeing that no one will ever show up at a party wearing the same thing. It’s easy to get in touch with Kathrin to discuss customization options such as different colors and sizes for corsets and other pieces.
Model: Miss Mantis, Foto: Luisa Möhle Photography
The website itself doesnt contain the exciting collection of Ms.Engel, instead she scatters them about onto different websites. Ponyklau fashion can be found on the following websites listed under the shop link, on Ponyklau’s main site. There is an extensive collection of not only neon colored leathers but subtle modest Lolita fashion and classic pin-up inspired pieces. Adding so many different elements of loud and shocking to soft and sultry, causes Ponyklau to become a very interesting shopping experience for people.
Model: Trash Barbie, Foto: Dieter Schumann
A Ponyklau favorite are the vintage hats, resembling old U.S military and navy “dog dish” hats. They come in all kinds of fun prints, even in a naughty nurse from with a red latex cross on the front. Ponyklau really captures the imagination with psycho circus themes, rockabilly style corsets and skirt ensembles, innocent Lolita and naughty cyber pin-up.
Model: Dafarya, Foto: af-foto.de
One can say that Ponyklau can transform someone into a more riveting image of themselves, the image they create in their imaginations and dreams. Ponyklau’s stunning artwork for corsets and vintage inspired wear is nothing short of fantastic. High quality, beautiful, and maybe even a little strange, pin-up and rockabilly girls don’t want to miss what she’ll come up with next. Take the stylings of the 1940s and 1950s to whole new heights of seduction with Ponyklau.
Colour Me Bad: One Stop Shop For Bombshell Beautys
Through hard work, dedication, passion and a heart’s desire, Colour Me Bad was born early in the year 2011 in Germany. Bringing with it the love for the most sultry time periods in history, creating a simple collection of all things classic and sexy.
A style that’s best seen under the warm glow of a golden spotlight, Colour Me Bad specializes in transforming an average women into a desired vixen, through show stopping corsets and playful hosiery. Colour Me Bad’s exclusive Burlesque wear features full burlesque outfits and accessories to complete an aspiring dancers wardrobe needs. From colorful pasties, seductive stockings and garters, bustle skirts, miniature hats, elegant lace gloves, glittery heels, and even masks.
If becoming a strip tease isn’t on the agenda but becoming a little more timeless and classy is, then Colour Me Bad has a great selection of 1950′s inspired fashion pieces. To become coloured bad, an edgy twist was added to such inspired pieces giving them Gothic flares, such as artistic skulls, adding ribbon laced corset backs to the pencil skirts and keeping the colors dark and smoldering.
Colour Me Bad can get a little more bad than that though, bringing back the oozing sex appeal of retro lingerie. High waistted panties with garters and stockings, black satin bullet bras and sequenced V-neck leotards. Colour Me Bad also offers full body ensemble jewelry and fashionable chokers.
Colour Me Bad is an international website based in Germany, they excel in shipping to parts all over the globe. Even though their currency is set in Euros and most of the text is in German, everything is still easy to find and order. For over 2 years now, Colour Me Bad has excelled in helping ladies, of all shapes, all around the world, create an eccentric wardrobe for a modern day pin-up girl.
Creating unique fashion pieces that attract vintage souls, enticing them with dreams of being a coy burlesque dancers or a playful model in the 1950s. The only thing missing now is the option to buy a personal hair dresser and make-up artist to complete the look of soft curls and red lips on a daily basis.
Miss Moss Corsets
Hand-made corsets are always something special. Experienced wearers, such as Bernie Dexter, swarm again and again to the quality and fit of a hand-sewn corset. German and especially Berlin rockabellas may now look forward to a new corset designer: Miss Moss.
The fashion designer, Gemma Moss comes from England. After her training she settled in Berlin to sew and teach. Why Berlin? Well the charm of this city is like a magnet. The precious lingerie can be found on her DaWanda shop, selling chic burlesque corsets and pin up accessories. Detailed information can be found on her website about her work.
Before we carry on about the fashion, now a word about her second passion. Miss Moss teaches sewing courses attracting interested vintage and pin up lovers offering a variety of workshops. Private lessons can be made via an appointment to learn how to sew corsets and other pin-up style clothes. Its a great opportunity to learn first hand from your new favourite designer!
Now back to vintage clothing and underwear. Miss Moss designs clearly show inspiration from Victorian, Burlesque or Rococo. What else can be found is sweet rockabilly accessories with lots of polka dots and mini bows. Occasionally one finds a couple of traditional dresses like 1920s style or antique Elizabethan collars, aprons and other vintage pin-up fashion.
Those who prefer to examine first hand these things they should stop by the Savage Store in Friedrichshain. As a true designer, Gemma naturally offers custom made couture. You could also simply contact her through her Burlesque online shop.
The style of Miss Moss is alive and plain at the same time. Just think of cotton candy, a delicate string of pearls, rock n roll and blood red lips. You’ve got an idea of her fashion sense (or a light chaos in the head!) Rockabellas should check out these lovely designs and hope to see many more ideas and styles!
Living Dead Souls
Living Dead Souls is a vintage-inspired clothing and fashion line dedicated to offering pin up, retro, sailor-inspired, gothic, and rockabilly clothing to women who are passionate about styles from the 1940s and beyond. Whether you’re a classy little pin up dame with an obsession for all things floral or you’re dark and mysterious and love mixing leather and lace with your look, you’ll find something at Living Dead Souls that speaks to you and your unique style.
For the sweet and sassy pin up girls, some of the most standout items from Living Dead Souls are the sailor-inspired looks. You’ll find a navy sailor playsuit that brings a feminine tough to classic sailor blues, a white sailor skirt to pair with the sweet white anchor cardigan, and a full-skirted white sailor dress with crisp lines and clean colors. Your navy boy will love seeing you in these!
For a look that’s a little more rockabilly or gothic, there are plenty of pieces that show as much or as little skin as you’d like including tiny ruffled skirts, furry leopard print bras, sexy lace lingerie and corsets, and pencil skirts that can be dressed up or down for a look that easily transforms from day to night style.
Looking for a cover-up to wear in your cold office or over a dress on a fancy night out? You’ll love the fur cardigans, made of a sleek black material with colorful fur around the collar in basic black, dark red, or leopard print. It’s just what you need to drape over you on cool summer nights when you’re wearing one of their sleeveless dresses.
Living Dead Souls is popular because of their versatility. You’ll find plaid dresses that are loved by pin up dolls as well as rockabilly dames, and you’ll find they are easy to pair with tights and nylons, sky-high stiletto heels, ballet flats, or even a classic pair of vintage sneakers.
You’ll love browsing through the selection at Living Dead Souls as you discover what their pieces can do for you and your personal style. Take a look and see what their sweet and sassy looks can do for you!
Cheap Pin Up Girl Clothing
For women who are passionate about the retro and pin up eras of the 1940s all the way through the 1970s, it can be daunting and expensive to find good quality looks that fall under the category of cheap pin up girl clothing. If you’re on the hunt for cheap pin up girl clothing, whether it’s with a hint of rockabilly, vintage, greaser, or retro, there are many shops around the Internet that offer playsuits, dresses, shoes, purses, jewelry, pencil skirts, gowns, corsets, shoes, stockings, and other accessories that are high quality but still affordable. With a little searching in the right spot, you’ll find cheap pin up girl clothing that is affordable, but never sacrificing hot looks or quality.
For true pin up girl style that works well for a business casual outfit, costume for a special event, formal outfit, or casual everyday wear, you can easily find the perfect look in one of many pin up girl clothing shops. Some of the most popular and widely recognized include Modemerr, Whirlingturban, Babygirlboutique, Get Go Retro, Pin Up Girl Clothing, and What Katie Did. For an outfit with some sweet and sassy pin up military inspiration, check out Lucky Diva and Pony Maedchen.
If you’re more of a rockabilly diva, there are also pin up-inspired shops for you. Starlets and Harlets, Stop Staring Clothing, Damaged Glamour Boutique, Yvonne’s Inked Divas and Gents, Poison Candy Fashion, Dismantled Fashions, The Amotic Boutique, Deva La Vie, Tarantula Clothing, and The Pin Up Peep Shop all combine the sweet and sassy innocence of a pin up girl with the fierce looks of a rockabilly diva, all at affordable prices.
Lastly, if you want cheap pin up girl clothing that resembles greaser girl looks, shops such as Grease, Gas, and Glory and Tokyo Motor Grrrl will have greaser girl overalls, checkered tops, short shorts, and shoes just for you.
Whether you’re tiny and petite or curvy and voluptuous, there is cheap pin up girl clothing out there for you that will complement your body type and give you the confidence of a true pin up dame. Browse through these shops for the best in pin up girl style!
Burlesque is a musical, theatrical and sometimes literary or humorous type of production, often put on by women, with a specific type of fashion and style that has lasted through many decades and eras, even centuries. Burlesque performers, particularly women, are of varying ages, sizes and body types, typically wearing specific types of outfits inspired by looks of modern and victorian corsetry, garters and suspenders, hosiery, pasties, and more. Burlesque in modern times has become more of a fashion statement, with many women coveting the sexy, timeless appeal that comes with a woman dressed in pin up, retro, vintage and burlesque-inspired corsetry.
Burlesque outfits can be worn for a variety of purposes, whether it’s to enhance a formal outfit, for a burlesque-themed costume, or for a sexy lingerie outfit to be worn in the bedroom. There are many fashion designers, stylists and boutiques that specialize in burlesque-themed looks, creating a variety of accessories that can be pieced together for the perfect burlesque outfit.
For a corset that perfectly hugs your curves and flaunts your body, check out designers such as Kaos Corsets, Redcat 7, The Pin Up Peep Shop, SugarKitty Corsets, Bibian Blue, Maya Hansen, Burleska, and Deadly Dames.
Corsetry isn’t the only attraction for burlesque outfits. Hosiery, garters, stockings and accessories are also important. Find everything you’ll need to complement your corset at boutiques such as Sweet Pin, Pandoras Choice, Freddies Of Pinewood, Outsiders.biz, Girdlebound, Feisty Cat, Feel Funky, and Emerald Angel.
Whether you love the look of classic, true-to-form burlesque, a little bit of pin up, a hint of retro or the sassy look of rockabilly edge, a sexy corset paired with frilly knickers, thigh-high stockings, a garter belt, suspenders and a pair of patent leather sky-high stilettos is the perfect way to feel absolutely sexy while resembling the look of a burlesque queen back in the day. Known for their sexuality and femininity, burlesque women never left without their confidence and ability to silence a room with their attitude.
If burlesque is something you’d like to try or a style you’d like to use to enhance your wardrobe, check out these shops for everything you need to have heads turning everywhere you go.
Geared toward the 1950s rock ‘n roll, goth and punk, there are always at least 600 items to choose from online in order to create the perfect rockabilly, pin up, burlesque, or punk inspired look. Sweet and sexy dresses, pencil skirts, tops, and even Western style shirts and jeans can be found in the store. You’ll even find a small selection of classic rockabilly worker jeans and t-shirts.
The Burlesque section of Outsiders.biz offers an excellent selection of corsets and petticoats. The corsets offered are perfect for everyday use whether you’re in need of something to incorporate into a formal dress or something to wear with a costume for a performance. The prices are affordable, especially if you’re looking for basic pieces that are versatile, high quality and able to be worn over and over again.
Outsiders.biz also offers styles in the hottest brands such as Liquor Brand, Vive Maria, Lucky 13, Burleska, Pussy Deluxe, Rock Steady, and Collectif Darkside Clothing. If you have a retro-inspired brand you love to stay faithful to, you just might find a selection of their items at Outsiders.biz.
You’ll also find casual outfits for men and women such as t-shirts with Lucky 13 styles, lingerie and leg hosiery for a sexy look, belt buckles for a rockabilly or greaser look, and an overall eclectic mix of punk and rockabilly-inspired clothing and accessories including skirts, pants and shirts.
Top off your look with some adorably sweet and fierce accessories at Outsiders.biz. Jewelry, hair accessories, funky patches for your jacket, purse or shirts, bedding for your room, and irresistibly fun odds and ends can all be found here.
Outsiders.biz is the perfect shop for men and women who are passionate about standing out from the crowd and turning heads everywhere they go. Find the brightest colors, the most exciting contrasts and the most true-to-form retro and rockabilly-inspired looks that bring out the burlesque bombshell, pin up pixie and greaser girl or guy in everyone. Browse through their incredible selection to discover what Outsiders.biz has for you!
Burleska is a pin up, burlesque, rockabilly and retro fashion boutique established in 2006. Specializing in corsets, they offer a wide variety of corsetry pieces at affordable prices for costumes, burlesque performances and enhancements to evening wear. Corsets in the Burleska shop are made of quality materials that are inexpensive as a way to satisfy customers with low prices on customized corsetry.
Whether you have the budget for a custom corset or not, there are hundreds of designs in the Burleska shop that are premade for you to choose from to perfectly complement your costume or party. styles vary from gothic, punk, traditional, rockabilly, burlesque, pin up and whatever else you may be looking for. Since corsets can be dressed up or down, each piece is versatile and easy to include in a variety of outfits.
Their large variety of overbust corsets come in all sorts of styles, organized into different themed sections. For something a bit medieval and masquerade-like, the Alice section consists of a variety of corsets in all sorts of colors. They’re simple, with ties down the front and rich colors for a classy look. For something a bit more lacy and racy, the Asian section offers sexy styles in a variety of colors.
There are hundreds of other overbust corsets in themes such as bridal, dita, elegant, dominatrix, fetish, flame, lily, majesty, opera, punk, princess, pin up, skull tattoo and much more. Pair the corsets up with one of their many skirts and tutus, additional tights, nylons and lingerie pieces, elegant, retro, pin up and gothic jewelry, suspender straps, and more. Jackets and capes are also available to pair with your corset if you’re going to an event during colder seasons. Warm up in style without sacrificing the look of your costume.
There are a variety of petticoat skirts available to pair with your corsets, a sexy pair of suspenders and stockings, or under a skirt that needs a bit of an extra boost. They’re the perfect punk and retro complement to virtually any corset outfit.
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Whether it’s for your wedding, Halloween, a burlesque performance or a sexy punk costume, Burleska offers just about anything you need.
Emerald Angel is an online burlesque, rockabilly and pin up online boutique for women who love replicating the looks of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s eras. Based in the UK, Emerald Angel offers clothing, accessories, baby items, gifts, graphics and art prints with looks that are inspired by retro fashion.
For the latest designs by Emerald Angel, check the “new products” section where you’ll consistently find new stylish designs such as lacy neck collars, flapper costume headbands, shoe clips, cocktail rings, striped dance trousers, cocktail hats, patterned theme ties, pin up and rockabilly themed dresses, jackets, shrugs, and much more. Searching through the new products is a simple way to get a feel for what all of their products are like, since a little bit of everything is included.
In the clothing section you will find men and women’s styles with buttoned pencil skirts, matching tops, retro dresses for all seasons, and men’s rockabilly wear such as button down bowling shirts with patterns and styles similar to those worn by men in the 1950s and 1960s.
Under the section of unique items you’ll find a variety of retro costume pieces such as flapper head pieces, retro costume dresses, nautical themed outfits, and virtually any accessory that could be used for a feminine, fun and flirty costume.
Emerald Angel doesn’t only sell clothing. If you’re looking to dress up your walls with some retro themed styles, their original art prints come in styles that suit just about anyone. Black and white gothic prints, haunted halloween styles and sexy feminine portraits can all be found in this section.
To find Emerald Angel items at great prices and items that will soon be out of stock, check the clearance section of the website. Accessories, jewelry, lingerie and a variety of their unique items are all sold here. Much like the new products, checking the clearance section will give you a quick look at what Emerald Angel offers, and you just might find the perfect item for you at a great cost!
For everything that is flambuoyantly fun, flirty and feminine and retro, pin up, gothic or rockabilly, check out the variety of edgy styles at Emerald Angel.
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