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Brand in Review: Punkrave

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(Blogpost in collaboration with Punkrave)

Today’s post is about a brand / shop that probably a lot of you already know since their designs cover a lot of alternative subgenres including gothic, gothic lolita and punk inspired clothes. So talking about Punkrave, a company that produces good quality clothing and accessories for darklings at reasonable prices! No matter if you are shopping for yourself, or for gifts for your family or friends you probably will be able to find something in their collections. The fact that they also stock something else than shirts in thir male categories to me is a plus, that still is something we don’t see that often! Their shops stock includes their own designs in gothic clothes as well as a selection of some other brands, all of them having that special something that might make you want to stuff it in your shopping cart!

I do have a few different things from Punkrave already but there definitely are some things from their current stock that are on my shopping list, maybe early next year when I won’t have to spend most of my money on furniture for the new flat anymore! Still, now that I had to go through all my clothes I found some leggings from Punkrave that I thought I sold when I gained back a bit of weight, happy to see that I did not sell it and that it does fit again, will definitely be worn a lot in the near future and probably will be part of some of my next outfit posts as well!

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It seems this leggings is not available anymore but definitely gives a tiny impression of the details!

And since it is already November, maybe this would be the perfect time to look for that new gothic jacket or coat as well? So, if you found something for you, care to share your wishlists? I definitely added these to mine:

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punk gothic spider metal decoration accessories – because nobody will ever have enough spider brooches or whatever accessories to spice up an outfit or stick on your favourite bags!

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spider pattern cotton black side outlet long sleeve punk shirts – description says it is a shirt but I think this as well would make a nice dress as long as you cover the spots you want to cover, just the perfect length! And love the slight hint of batwing sleeves!

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black wool leather spanking split punk skirt – Short skirt or split sides? Count me in! This would definitely be a nice addition to the clubwear part of a goth girls wardrobe! A few years ago I got a similar skirt (but with less details and in fake snake leather) by punkrave at WGT, love that cut especially for dancing clothes!

Do you have any Punkrave clothes? What are your opinions? Have a nice evening!

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DIY: I heart Bats Pants

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While I finally managed to bring my Else (sewing machine) to cleaning and fixing, since she refused to work for a while now, I got my hands on some more or less basic things from my shopping money and even though basic black is a must have in every darklings wardrobe I will never be able to resist to do a bit of alteration. The first thing I started working on were a pair of shorts / jeans hotpants, bought them in plain black and started binge watching some DVD series.

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So I took some old and pretty rotten clothes to wear them while working on the shorts – because this time I just wanted to get comfy on my couch and had no safe workplace to use there, I kind of became my workplace.

Instead of bleach the coloring part / painting this time was done with simple acrylic paint. This does not last as long as bleach and when machine washing might get cracked a bit but I like that quite old and broken look it gets after a while and pants won’t see my washing machine as often as shirts do. I have used acrylic paint for some previous clothing alteration and so far still am happy with how these things look like so there was not a lot of risk. One of the pockets of the back now has some sketchy bat with ‘I ❤ bats’ written next to it while on the front there are a few tiny bat silhouettes.

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This time, since it was already short enough there was no destrcution part, nothing, just paint. While I might maybe add a few cuts or a bit of thinning to the fabric at the front for now I like the simple and quick alteration!

What kind of painting-colors have you tried to alterate your clothing? Have a nice evening!

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Today’s Outfit & Makeup 16-07 (II)

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There are not a lot of days that I consider being too warm for a jacket of some kind, but that day definitely was. So the DIY shirt from last post got its first se already because it is one of the thinnest fabrics and loose fit which both are perfect for this hot weather. Still, sunblock on, fan was added to the bag and off to the city, spent that entire day off outside, catching Pokémon!

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Would Sunblock and Shadow from whatever we could find count as accessories?

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What I’m wearing

As little as possible.

Pants: Bäres
Shirt: DIY
What else: Glasses Fledermausbrille, Watch etNox, belt H&M, some other random accessories

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Makeup

Also, only the smudgeproofiest products from my collection were used.

Lips: Illamasqua (Lipstick in Growl)
Nails: Kiko (382)
Eyes: Illamasqua (Precision Gel Liner in Infinity on waterline), Stargazer (Black Liquid Eyeliner), Alverde (First Class Volume Mascara)
Etc: Illamasqua (Beyond Highlighting Powder OMG)

Dear ladies, anyone else a bit jealous that men can simply throw away their tops without anybody looking strange and we have to think of other solutions? Have a nice evening!

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DIY: Bleach me Cobweb!

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I am guilty. After a trip to the city for some Pokémon Go adventures I was browsing some second hand stores without finding anything at all and then ended up in Primark – needed a new pair of pants for work anyways. Next time I will head, trousers wise, to H&M again though because obviously my calves are too thick compared to my booty for Primark trousers, which I never thought would be possible because usually my booty is the reason why I have to size up. Anyways, ended with a pair of new pants (with more space around my booty than I ever will need, not even if I would need to wear diapers) and a shirt from their sale, biggest size, really thin black fabric. Perfect victim for a DIY project that I did so often back in my baby bat days when I was not able to afford any fancy clothing. There was not a lot available back then anyways except maybe lip service.

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Instead what my friends and I did, probably like a lot of you, was using bleach, from the cleaning sections or leftovers from your latest hair adventure. Eventually I have a lot of whitening powder left because I currently use hairdye that requires no pre-bleaching. So the bleaching powder & creme oxid was my choice this time! Instead of a paintbrush I used the pointy end of a back-combing-comb. Since I wanted to do some spiderweb print and those I prefer to look irregular.

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Workplace was kind of prepared, I know the flooring in my flat won’t stain from bleach, hairdye accidents happened before but everything that might suffer was put aside, be careful! Bleach was mixed and applied, color went lighter and I stopped somewhere between the red and orange phases (roughly 20 mins but if you’re doing this by yourself remember to try in between to find the right amount of time for the exact color you want to see in the end!) and washed it out in the shower, dried and decided the print was fine the way it was, back then I often did a second or third bleaching for highlights or add acrylic color, really liked the broken touch it added.

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And sorry, this shirt will also be shown in next Outfit post!

Then, as always some cuts happened and I wonder if there is only one shirt that didn’t suffer from my scissors in my entire wardrobe? Maybe on the pile to wear at official, serious dates like job interviews, maybe one? But this time not much that had been cut, hems got removed and a sleeve, then I was happy with it and decided I should do this with basic clothes more often again, alter clothing while listening to the good old music from ‘back then’ while dancing, singing and smiling because of all the memories. Therapeutical destruction?

What were your latest DIY projects? Have a nice evening!

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