7.1.2010 @ 6:55 pm UTC by lilah wild
Medieval-inspired baubles modernized into chic bits of gemstoned silver. Twisted Celtic drops like tiny daggers, intricate nouveau-style arrowheads, sparkling crosses, studded hearts, rugged little delicacies that can be customized somewhat with the stone of your choice. Of special note are the engagement and wedding rings, where Moorish bands and amethyst diamonds offer goth-industrial glamour to dark brides and grooms making the most of a small budget.
6.30.2010 @ 9:38 pm UTC by lilah wild
Gowns, gowns, gowns, wild custom fantasy confections for throwing teaparties, getting married, smacking courtiers, wandering enchanted woods, or other moments that demand voluminous skirts – they also stock Nataya for more subdued special occasions. Also plus sizes, men’s fancy dress, and ornate ren-faire/bridal-party things for kids. A good place to find medieval circlet-necklace-belt sets to drape the body in chains of pearls.
4.27.2010 @ 5:38 pm UTC by lilah wild
Modern jewelry and accessories festooned with genuine dated bits of bronze antiquity: necklaces made from Roman casket lock covers, cinch belts garnished with medieval girdle rings, thick Tudor-buckled warrior cuffs, musket balls popping up as a common motif. It’s the kind of stuff that lends just a touch of ancient history to a contemporary outfit as opposed to the whole ren-faire kaboodle, although it also blends seamlessly into the current vogue of rugged Victoriana.
2.18.2010 @ 11:07 am UTC by lilah wild
A neat little shop of woodworked jewelry and toys. The adornments feature motifs of tentacled water beasties and we do believe them when they say you won’t find a nicer set of pangolin earrings anywhere. Also pendants made up of moving gears, which will surely draw forth cries of “ooh, can I touch?” Build-your-own fishmonsters and ratmobiles make for morbidly mobile amusements, the mushroom puzzle is cool in a retro-70’s way, and gods only know what the Mystery Item might be.
2.16.2010 @ 5:07 pm UTC by lilah wild
A gigantic catalog of handmade historical clothing and beyond for men and women, from Marie Antoinette ensembles to anime costumes. Full of gowns browsable by era, kids’ outfits, and things for pirates and brides, as well as harder-to-find key dressup bits: Elizabethan partlets, maternity bodices, a page of “underskirt devices,” elaborate neck ruffs, bodice jewels, wedding circlets, all the period-appropriate hats, velvet jester hose that offer the option of coordinating codpieces if that’s the kind of guy you are. Custom is extremely welcome.
1.28.2010 @ 12:14 pm UTC by lilah wild
A mix of vintage finds and glittery medieval reproductions. Giant 1960’s boho necklaces, bakelite, a section just for Sam Niello Thai-deco goodies, and a page of cufflinks and tie bars for the guys among the usual rhinestone brooches and cocktail rings. The new stuff is devoted to the Renaissance, which besides bracelets and earrings, also includes the period-specific styles of girdle belts and collars of office, and some of it is modeled directly from movies and TV shows.
1.12.2010 @ 3:58 pm UTC by lilah wild
A big catalog of medieval jewelry, where Celtic swirls, gothic spiders, and pagan moons are blown up bold and ornate and sprinkled with crystals. Statement pendants of the ren-faire variety, rings of twisted silver, handflowers and headdresses, and the unusual inclusion of chain belts, which are like big glittery necklaces for the waist. The clothing updates historical dress with a little goth detailing – good stuff for men here – along with wedding gowns and a little mystical leather.