Tea Party Date Change

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We are so sad to announce that our Tea Party (on Sunday the 26th) has had to be moved to Sunday, June 4th 2017 due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. If I believed in Mercury Retrograde, or luck, leprechauns or whatever I’d blame the last 6 weeks on that but yeah…

Our June 4th Tea Party will be our best one yet so we do hope to see you there! And again we apologize for seeming like sketchy business operators this week, we hate to cancel anything we like as much as our parties especially this close to the date. 😦

-Tae

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Help Us Improve Our Medic Dress!

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We’re slowly working through redesigning many of our staple designs! The “Medic” dress is one of my personal favorites and it’ll be getting the redesign treatment this winter. I thought it’d be a great chance to poll you and see what you’d like changed about this design! 🙂

Answer the quick anonymous poll below and let us know what you’d like to see changed (or not changed) with this classic Gloomth design! As always thank you for your support, encouragement, and friendship- we wouldn’t get to design these weird exciting clothes without you.

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First Gloomth Photoshoot Party of 2017!

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We are so excited to announce the first Gloomth Photoshoot Party date of 2017! On Sunday, April 2nd we’ll be throwing another Photoshoot Party in Toronto and we’d love to see you there!

With your Photoshoot Party package you can choose 1 of 4 Gloomth dress designs to keep, made to your measurements and choice of color. Each participant will get a full Gloomth Girl makeover with a professional hair stylist and a pro makeup artist. We’ll style you with accessories and petticoats and everything needed to look seriously amazing and camera ready!!!!

We will then do a full photoshoot with you in a gorgeous high end photography studio complete with professional photographer (Russel Hall) and a modeling coach to help you feel comfortable and excited (Ashavari).

Here are the photos from the last two events!

Gloomth Photoshoot Party 2
Gloomth Photoshoot Party 1

Spend the day with the Gloomth team in a fun and inclusive environment, we’ll have tea and snacks served, and get great photos at the end! 🙂

This time we’ve booked a beautiful large photo studio with plenty of unique backdrops and areas to pose in to create really lovely photos.

We only have 7 spots available this time so please book yours asap! $225 each!

Additional Details Here

-Taeden

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Gloomth on Instagram

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I’m working on finalizing design sketches for our next themed collection (we’re actually hoping to do 3 mini ones this year rather than 1 giant collection) and preparing for our upcoming Tea Party. In the meantime I do post personal snaps, makeup photos, as well as highlights from our shoots on instagram!

You might even find some sketches of new things we’re working on there! 😉

-Tae

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Gloomth’s Winter Carnival Tea Party Tickets!

 

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Tickets are now on sale for our Winter Carnival themed Tea Party later this month! We are more than halfway sold out so this is your chance to grab a ticket if you’d like to attend, space is super limited. 🙂

It’s a great chance to see some of our upcoming collection designs before they are available on our website, meet Gloomth Girls and our designer, and other fashionable magic people!

We have outfit contests, a raffle, and lots more happening during the event! It also all takes place in a beautiful Victorian museum setting, the perfect backdrop for photos.

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Full details and tickets available here- www.gloomth.com/teaparty

-Taeden

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Art and Beauty as Resistance

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Some of my favorite pieces of art were the product of grim times. Die Brucke and German Expressionists made social commentary their art’s only purpose, Picasso’s “Guernica” displays the horror of a bombing, Basquiat’s electrifying entire career etc. One thing that has kept my head up during this bleak time is knowing that Art Saves. I may not be able to be at every protest, or contribute to every cause financially, but I can work every day to create strange beauty in a world so determined to crush the abnormal.

Art has long been part of political resistance, but it doesn’t have to be overtly political to be effective, to be a part of challenging the status quo. Creating things to connect with the other outcasts is a resistance. Exuberantly dressing an “othered” body or being creative in your presentation is a resistance against cultural norms, the expectations placed upon women and bodies, and the ugliness surrounding us. Making beautiful or strange things even if they serve no purpose beyond ornamentation is a resistance. For some of us even existing as we are born and daring to be visible is a resistance. There is value in all of these. There is value in your efforts even if they seem “small” or frivolous.

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Some will say fashion is frivolous and ephemeral, and I will say that fashion and art have saved my life over and over. Take care of yourselves, celebrate your culture and style and creativity every day if you can. Take care of vulnerable people in your community, despite what capitalism would have us believe we *are* all connected on this planet. And wear weird clothes. 😉

-Taeden

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Marie Dauphine in Gloomth’s Victoria Dress

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I have long been a fan of Marie Dauphine’s outfits! The way she blends actual antique elements with Gothic Lolita and vintage is truly inspiring. So I was giddy to send her one of our sample pieces to model for us remotely.

marie dauphine gothic gloomth victoria dress mourning

marie dauphine gothic gloomth victoria dress mourning

Gloomth’s “Victoria” dress looks absolutely stunning in this outfit. She sent us a few Gothic polaroids this week with the dress coordinated exquisitely, and we’re thrilled to share them here.

marie dauphine gothic gloomth victoria dress mourning

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You can check out more of her style on Instagram and Tumblr.

Thank you Marie Dauphine!!!!!!!!!

-Taeden

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