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Royal Black – Get Victorian Goth there.

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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.

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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.

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Foto: Ophelia – 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Lena Hoschek – Pin Up and Vintage Clothes from Austria

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The Lovely Lena Hoschek

Fashion designers always have a hunger, a certain appetite for a certain style. Lena Hoscheck, from Austria, has an appetite for the classics.

Lena Hoschek Show - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014/15with friendly permission by Lena Hoschek

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Figure flattering, feminine, timeless looks that can make any woman feel like a lady. Graduating from the Fashion Institute in Vienna, she now has employees in Graz, Vienna, and Berlin. Not only is her pin-up fashion empire expanding, she’s also adding some high status names to her little black book of happy clientele. Pop sensation, Katy Perry and German actress, Charlotte Roche, are satisfied Lena Hoschek shoppers.

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Cravings for colored lace, creamy silks, and smooth fabrics with rich prints are all met with Lena Hoschek’s extensive and detailed collections, of 1940s and 1950s inspired pieces. Dresses always seem to be a pin-up designers bread and butter, since they are in high demand among the vintage community. Lena Hoschek doesn’t just cater to the cries of her eccentric pin-up ladies, she spoils them rotten by going above and beyond.

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Not only does she have amazing dress selections but Lena also creates skirts, blouses, knitwear, jackets, swimwear, shorts and pants, T-shirts (for men and women), sunglasses, and other accessories. A smorgasbord of vintage inspired treats for the dedicated collector.

Lena Hoschek Show - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014/15

Lena tends to stick with neutral elegant colors and classic designs, really capturing the true feel of the 1940s and 1950s with her choice of subtle prints and styles. Not only does Lena Hoschek capture the most beautiful moments of the past, she also capture the essence of femininity in her collections.

Lena Hoschek Show - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014/15

She isn’t all about being a perfect graceful lady, no woman is perfect. The female race has to learn to laugh at their flaws while still carrying on like a true vintage inspired vixen. Lena believes in laughter, having a good sense of humor, having fun, and laughing at obvious human and female flaws. Her collections also represent that radiant side of her.

Lena Hoschek Show - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2014/15

It’s seen through adorable polka dot prints and kissy lip patterns on the bathing suits. Just imagine the spunky pop star Katy Perry, she obviously found a friend in Lena Hoschek’s creations. Fun, feminine, vintage, timeless…Lena’s imagination and determination has created it all.

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Inked Fashion

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Inked Fashion

Yvonne’s Inked Divas and Gents is an online retailer that specializes in pin up, psychobilly, and rockabilly fashions for men and women. Owner Yvonne Reisinger believes in combining “tattoos, glamour, and fashion” and Yvonne’s Inked Divas and Gents definitely reflect that viewpoint.

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The site’s apparel ranges from sweet gingham swing dresses to sexy leopard-print corsets. Yvonne’s Inked Divas and Gents offers a sizable men’s section that includes hoodies, tank tops, t-shirts, and pants. The women’s selections are even more varied and include unusual options like petticoats and bikinis. Rockabilly parents can even outfit their babies in style with gingham caps and rock-themed onesies. Don’t leave the site without looking through Yvonne’s adorable shoe collection; available selections include adorable pink leopard peeptoe heels and Navy-themed wedge sandals.

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The website allows shoppers to browse through the store via their favorite designers and companies, like pinup favorite Bettie Page Clothing or famed tattoo artist Ed Hardy. The impressive accessories section is well-outfitted with hair clips, wallets, handbags, and belts. Glamour girls will love the selection of full-length opera gloves. Be sure to check out the eclectic belt buckles, which feature buckles in the shape of rhinestone lightning bolts, cupcakes, skulls, and playing cards.

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Tattoo-themed jewelery is the main focus of Yvonne’s jewelery collection, but rockabilly bangles and cutesy stud earrings are also widely available. If you’re shopping for stylish stocking stuffers, Yvonne’s sells edgy lighters, keychains, and adorable pens.

Shopping on a budget? Check out Yvonne’s “Specials” section, which features pages of discounted items. Customers who are overwhelmed with the website’s massive inventory can click “Top Sellers” in order to peruse the most popular selections.

Yvonne’s Inked Divas and Gents is based out of Austria and all prices are listed in Euros. The company does ship outside the country, including to the United States, but shipping costs vary greatly by region. Yvonne’s offers free shipping on Austrian orders over 150€ and EU orders over 250€.

The site maintains a very active Facebook page with over two thousand fans. Fans can also visit the company’s MySpace page. Austrian locals and visitors can check out the company’s Gleisdorf fashion store or their accompanying tattoo parlor, Mystery Touch Tattoo.

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