Posts Tagged ‘gothic fashion’


The Black Market next weekend 17th April 2011 – don’t miss it

April 8, 2011

…Having attended one of these, I’d definitely say don’t miss it – just for the atmosphere!  The black market is held along the banks of the Merri, and features stalls of all kinds of alternative pre-loveables and there is usually merriment, bands and mischief. Come for the bargains, stay for the hilarity! 🙂

The Black Market

Yup after a little hiatus, we’re finally doing it all again – The big Gothy Garage Sale of DOOOOOOOOM! 

A nice chilled arvo under the gum trees with ya mates getting rid of all that STUFF! Open to all to buy & sell but it is the Black Market so aimed at more unusual types so the more unusual your wares to sell the better – new things, old things…it all sells!

And again we’re joined by The Resignators & for the first time joining …them will be The Kujo Kings & The Tearaways so you get to enjoy some great music for free!

Come & grab yourself a bargain by Merri Creek – with soo many wonderful things for sale you’ll have to bring some friends to carry all your new goodies home!

For those who’ve already sold their souls to sell everything else:-

Clothes – lace, velvet, pvc, satin, leather, pinstripe, feathers, band t-shirts, fishnet, brocade, tartan, sparkles
Accessories – bags, boots, shoes, corsets, hats, capes, jewellery, shawls, belts, badges, fans, wigs
Stuff – Art, books, magazines, DVD’s, pictures, musical instruments, photography equipment, kids toys, computer bits, games, vinyl, collectables, CD’s, cakes, relishes, jams, comics, bric-a-brac, antiquities, junk, munchies … 

BBQ on throughout the day so bring some gold coins

Goth, Steam Punk, Rockabilly, Burlesque, Psychobilly, Punk, Ska, Hippy, Emo, Metal, Cyber …lots of black

interested in a stall? please email


Suspiria – Gothic and Steampunk clothing store – hits Moonee Ponds!

November 29, 2010


Moonee Ponds is not the first place you’d expect to find a gothic clothing store: and particularly one specialising in Steampunk and Gothic Lolita!  But lo! There it is! Their motto is ‘making fashion affordable again’ and this mother-daughter team up are making a lot of their own clothes instore.  You know what that means?  Potentially unique pickups!! Huzzah!

Further information about current stock can be found on their Facebook – they don’t currently have a website which is a little bit of an inconvenience. Meanwhile, you’ll just have to get a tram down Mt Alexander Road and see for yourself! 😀 They stock design for men and women.

Details: 559 Mt Alexander Road
Moonee Ponds, Australia, 3039

Phone: 93757088
Open:   Tues – Sun:
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Circa Nocturna Gothic Fashion show: photos

March 8, 2009

please go to the most exc ellent Dogmatic Blog (highly recommended by Underground Melbourne) for a great photoset of the recent Circa Nocturna gothic fashion parade.  As an added bonus, you can check his other always interesting entries and the photoset of last night’s Gary Numan concert, to boot!

How up to the minute and dedicated is THAT?


Gothic Fashion 2009 – Part 2: Circa Nocturna

February 12, 2009



Melbourne’s largest alternative, subcultural and fringe fashion show.
Featuring some of the best of Australia’s alternative
fashion, clubwear and metal couture.

Fitzroy Town Hall
Saturday 28th of February
Cnr of Napier and Moore St, Fitzroy.
Doors Open at 8 pm

Tickets – $22 + BF presale $25 on the door, available online at
Or instore at:
Wildilocks 1/382 Ltl Collins St,
VNV Boudiour 514 Lygon St Brunswick East,
Peril Underground 17 Elizabeth St, Melbourne.

The Circa web store is the newest member of the Alliance of Alternative Arts celebration of alternative fashion, highlighting their commitment to these designers and industry, so come along and be a part of this amazing launch event.

Carnivale Nocturna is FREE with your Circa Nocturna ticket
Or entry by donation
This event is All Ages (I.D. required for alcohol service)
Sunday 1st March 2009 from 4pm
Fitzroy Town Hall, Napier St, Fitzroy.


Welcome back Gothic Fashion Week! Carnival Nocturna 2009

February 12, 2009

Alternative Fashionistas and Gothic preeners take note!  The Melbourne Fashion Week associated Circa Nocturna is back in 2009 and expanded into two separate events!  Huzzah!  Wave your black tulle in the air like you just don’t care and get the frock down to these events!

More details:

Carnivale Nocturna – Alt fashion web shop launch.

Being held the Sunday afternoon/night after Circa Nocturna.

Come meet a bevy of Alternative designers, photographer, shops and Alt Fashion industry people.

An opportunity to meet Alt fashion designers, see their wares, talk to them about your needs, and see what makes them tick.
Carnivale breaches the great divide between catwalk and designers enabling you to see the designs close up. It is a unique educational/artistic/networking event for those interested or involved in Alternative fashion and photography.

We will have photographers on site who will be showing some of their work, so an opportunity for those interested in Alt Fashion images to see some amazing photography and talk to the togs.

Additionally, Alt fashion shops will be present with stalls.

The theme for the day will be Fashion Carnival, so we will have magicians, performers and dancers performing throughout the day, as well as DJs.

And the bar will be open!

Shops and some designers will be selling so bring your money with you for this massive range of Australian and International designers. Come along, see some amazing work, see the entertainers, hang out with friends and support Alternative Fashion.

Carnivale is a one off Fashion Carnival/ web site launch, Alt Fashion networking event, so make sure you don’t miss it.

Designers attending include:
Dolly Q, Obsidian Lace, Assassinus, Bezerk (Brisbane), Lyris,
Assassinus, Dragon’s Blood, Sche, Vallina Clothing (Perth),
Clear Concept (Adel), Pale Purpur (Moscow), Vitae (Adel)
Spook clothing, Dusk Moth Design, Vicious Klothing, Yes Mistress, Vanyanís, Mizerie Debauche, Matt Bylett and

Photographers displaying their work include:
Image Asylum
Alt Imagery
Disenchanted Photography

And a number of other shops and alt fashion related businesses will have stalls.

Carnivale Nocturna and the Circa Nocturna Fashion Show are part of the Weekend of Alternative Fashion and both events are part of the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival Culture Programme.

Sunday 1st of March

From 4:00pm

Fitzroy Town Hall
Napier and Moor st

Free entry with Circa Ticket – Otherwise entry by gold coin donation.


The Lockworks – Gothic and Vintage Hairstylers, McKillop Street, Melbourne

January 11, 2008

Newish to Melbourne is Perth’s ‘Wildilocks’ gothic hair salon group, making the brave but much appreciated move of crossing the literal and metaphoric desert to bring their sought after hair styles and accessories to Melbourne. . They’ve opened up a new store The Lockworks super-centrally in the CBD, taking possession of a space in McKillop Street  opposite The Haunted Bookshop to offer Melbourne lovers of outrageous hair their chance to take advantage of the synthetic dreadlocks and pinup vintage styles previously only offered at their Perth salon. 
To the uninitiated, let me reassure you that synthetic hair is a science and an artform unto itself.  Wildilocks have made quite the reputation for themselves by sourcing or making and then styling synthetic dreadlocks and hair into wild and wonderful styles.  The picture above should give you some indication of what they’re capable of.  Add to this their a-little-less-wild line of vintage pinup hair styles popular with burlesque girls, rockabillies and the coquette-about-town, and you have a veritable new world of hair expression potential awaiting you up a single flight of steps.
In the contemporary emporium-stylee de rigeur with your savvy  21st century boutique retailer, The Lockworks  have added to the hair-lab a clothing and footware section, selling goth-popular New Rock boots (super stompy and big heeled), tshirts, skirts and jackets by local and international gothic designers.   The space is big enough that this doesn’t become a claustrophobic experience and of course once you’re dolled up and pretty you want new clobber to complete the makeover (or vice versa, you’ve got the hot clothes, but that hair is looking a bit passe – better fix it up STAT!) so it’s a satisfyingly symbiotic mesh of glamourising intent. 
The best thing about The Lockworks – no style is too colourful or too outrageous for these artisans of the follicle.  When you say ‘just experiment’ they’ll take you literally so if you like to be noticed or you’re up for a very new you – this is the place to go.  Add to that the clothing section – complementing Peril Underground nicely giving us now 2 city goth fashion boutiques – especially the great array of New Rocks and it’s Goth eye for the Drab Guy!
The downside: it won’t happen overnight but it will happen:  expect getting new falls or dreads to take a while – there’s no magic wand so devote an afternoon to the new you.


Wildilocks @ The LockWorksLevel 1, 382 Little Collins St[entrance on McKillop St, opposite Octane & The Haunted Bookshop]Melbourne 3000


Phone: +61 [03] 9642 3384Opening Hours:Monday – closedTuesday – 10.00am – 5.00pmWednesday – 10.00am – 5.00pmThursday – 10.00am – 7.00pmFriday – 10.00am – 7.00pmSaturday – 10.00am – 5.00pm

Sunday – closed 



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