Friday, 19 August 2016

FundRaising with Teenage Cancer Trust

As you may be aware by now, Goths Against Inhumanity, the charitable arm of Kate's Clothing , are holding Mosh4Life on the 27th August, to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust

We hope you can all make it! You can let us know you're coming by clicking the link below:

...But not to worry if you cannot join us, there are hundreds of ways for you to get involved and help raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust... especially if you are in Birmingham! Why not sign up to join The Great Birmingham Run for example!

Failure to Grow Out of It!

Kate: My enduring love of Gothic culture

Get to know Kate, the founder of Kate's Clothing, and designer of prolific Gothic fashion brand Necessary Evil - our very own Woman Who Slays! Here she talks about the ever lasting pull of Gothic culture, and why it's not essential to 'grow out of it'! 

"I remember, aged about 23 years old, going to visit my mother. After a welcome greeting, she narrowed her eyes a little, taking in my attire and said “You're not going ever to grow out of it are you?” “Sorry Mum, I don't think I am.” I replied. More than a decade on and here I am, still all in black, in summer. Except now I'm preparing for my eldest child to start school, wondering when she'll notice that her mother is a little different to most of the other parents at the school gates and what that might mean to her. My own mother has always been proud of me, I hasten to add, but she has been known to yell “She's got a Chemical Engineering degree” across a car park at someone looking a little perplexed at my unusual dress sense.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Top 10 Alt Women Who Slay At Style And At Life!

Something especially for Woman Crush Wednesday #WCW... we have compiled a list of our Top 10 Alt Women not only based on their style but also on their talent, attitude and general slaying-ness!

Let us know if you think we've missed someone in the comments!

Girls Who Slay - Necessary Evil Competition!

Competition time!

As you may know, the new Necessary Evil collection was inspired by Girls Who Slay - women in alternative culture who kick ass and look great doing it! A strong collection with something for all gothic tastes - we're extremely happy to be stocking it for all you gothic gals!

So happy in fact, that we're running a special competition , in which one lucky KC fan can win a Necessary Evil outfit of their choice!

To be in with a chance of winning , all you need to do is email in your own 'Necessary Evil' , eg:

'My Necessary Evil is takeaway pizza because I don't have time to cook when I am binge watching 'Stranger Things' on Netflix!'

You can also Tweet in your answers to us at @katesclothing (don't forget to add #necessaryevil !) and also post to our Facebook page.

If you want to email in your answers, send them to : by 12 noon , Friday 19th August 2016. 

Check out all of our Necessary Evil goodies here - and good luck with your entries!

Friday, 12 August 2016

Gothic Star Signs...

We recently stumbled across some lovely art work, dedicated to 12 Gothic Star Signs, and thought KC fans would appreciate! The talented artist producing this lovely work is Megan Balank , and we came across her work on the alt. artwork website Deviant Art .  Megan also goes by the name Trellia , and has also done some fantastic Goth Stereotype illustrations! 

Check out all of the star signs below - which one are you? 

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Top 10 Alt Boy Crushes For Girls That Slay

Fierce, alternative girls seem to like a man with a little something more than a nice beard and some dreamy eyes. Girls that slay like guys with style, wit, attitude, and maybe a few tattoos... so we have compiled a list of our Top 10 Alt Boy crushes! Plus, for our male readers, we've included a few tips on how to get the look (add these style tips to Arden Leigh's alternative dating tips featured in our blog here and you'll be beating the alt girls back with a crucifix!)

No idea where this picture came from, if you know who to credit please let us know

Butcher Babies Answer 8 Questions About Glamour On The Road!

Our friends Heidi and Carla from the Butcher Babies spend weeks on end touring the world in cities and at festivals a like.. so we quizzed them on how they stay looking so fresh and what they can't leave home without in the vein hope we can apply some of this to our festival/ holiday packing as it is never that easy looking good on the road!