One of this seasons strongest trends is dark, mysterious and sexy. I wanted to wait until the evenings became darker and weather a little gloomier to write about this trend, as it doesn’t bode well with the sunshine. Now, in October, it’s the perfect time to explore your ‘inner goth.’ I am not sure if any of you have experimented with this before, but I certainly dabbled with black netting and eye liner in my teens. And even though I have emerged from the days I spent as a goth, this seasons trend of Gothic Fairytale is very close to my heart. Countless designers have sent models wrapped in black lace; Dolce and Gabbana (top) emerging the most opulent of them all. Something about an occasional flash of skin makes you feel very powerful and sexy without trying too hard. Here are my best picks. From feather to velvet, release your ‘inner goth.’
Clockwise from top left, Day Birger et Mikkelsen Night Velvet Lounge embellished cape from Outnet.com; Warehouse mesh panel faux leather dress; Oasis flocked gothic dress; Accessorize crystal lizzard brooch; Topshop’s velvet cut out body; Topshop’s father capelet; Oasis long sleeve lace Victoriana top; H&M boots; MAC matt lipstic in Diva; Assad Mounser glass bead and chain collar necklace availablke from Net-a-Porter.