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15% off all orders placed between now and 31st Dec!

Posted by on December 27, 2009 at 6:09 am

Categories: News

Merry Christmas from all at FairyGothMother!

Our gift to you – 15% off all orders** placed between now and the 31st December!

Treat yourself to Kiss Me Deadly’s festive version of their Diamond lingerie set, made from lovely soft sheer mesh and trimmed in scarlet to match your lipstick!

Combining elegance with control mesh for stealth-shaping, this Diamond really is a girl’s best friend.

We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a fabulous new year, and look forward to seeing you in 2010 xxx

** – excludes Clearance and Gift Vouchers

Christmas Party Dresses

Posted by on December 11, 2009 at 7:39 pm

Categories: Accessories, Coats, Dresses, FairyGothMother, Kiss Me Deadly, Lingerie, Lulu and Lush, Prom

The party season is now well and truly upon us, and here at the Lulu and Lush boutique we’re all fretting about what to wear to our Christmas party next week. Fortunately, the lovely Sam who is the elusive but genius mastermind behind FairyGothMother and the Lulu and Lush brand, has calmed our panic by ensuring that we have an enormous section of the shop brimming with fantastic party dresses. I mean, what else are Fairy Goth Mothers for? :)

Flocked Pencil Dresses

As well as sequins and leather, we’re totally loving festive flocking this week. Give the classic LBD a twist with flocked black leopard print, or stand out in pink! The pink Sarah and black Zara pencil dresses show off every curve, whilst the halter ties emphasise the bust. The dresses are made of cotton which has a little stretch to it, but don’t worry – there’s a split at the back so you can still walk and sit down.

Sculpt your silhouette under a tight dress with Kiss Me Deadly’s Vargas girdle, matched with Little Minx‘s gathered tulle Bombshell bra which has rather useful multi-way straps, and cleavage-boosting padding.

Above left: Sarah pencil dress in pink flocked leopard, UK 8-16, £45; Nylon stockings, XS-XL, £11. Above right: Zara pencil dress in black flocked leopard, UK 8-16, £45.

Tulle Fairy Dresses for Every Budget

Whether your budget is huge or you’d rather spend your pennies on celebrating, we have the perfect party dress for you. The huge netted petticoats show off tiny waists, whilst covering up the bum and thighs so you can eat as many mince pies as you like!

At only £50, the black and red Nutcracker dress features black flocking on the tulle skirt, and a pretty corsage at the waist, whilst at the other end of the budget at £199, the Sparkle dress will instantly turn you into a Christmas fairy with its tulle petticoat and dazzling stars.

Above left: Nutcracker dress in black satin with red and black tulle and black flocking, UK S-L, £50; stockings as above. Above right: Sparkle dress in black tulle with sparkly star print, UK 10-16, £199; satin gloves, one size, £18.

Don’t Forget Accessories!

Of course, you’ll need those extra bits and pieces to finish off your outfit! There’s no point dressing up in a full-skirted prom dress if your coat won’t fit over it, so save yourself from freezing to death on your journey with our tailored frock coat. In black velvet with flock detailing, the coat nips in at the waist and flares out over even the fullest skirt. Match your accessories with your lingerie with our black tie-side satin knickers and satin opera gloves, and keep out the winter chill with our long-sleeved stretch shrug.

 

Above left: Frock coat in black velvet with flocked detail, UK 10-16, £99; gloves as above. Above centre: Cabaret tie-side knickers in black satin, S-XL, £15, available in a selection of colours; gloves as above. Above right: Black shrug in stretch fabric, S-L, £35; dress as above.

These are just a few of our favourite new frocks which are in stock – our entire collection can be viewed in our gallery, as well as a whole host of discounted frocks and gowns in our clearance sale. Although we try our hardest we haven’t managed to photograph everything we have in the shop, so if you’re after something specific please do get in touch and ask :)

Lulu and Lush present… Chrys Columbine @ Black Heart Club, Mo*vida. Free Entry!

Posted by on December 10, 2009 at 11:04 pm

Categories: News

Lulu and Lush are delighted to present the delectable and talented Chrys Columbine, performing at Black Heart at exclusive members club, Mo*Vida!

Performing her acclaimed ‘Birth of Venus’ show in her bespoke Lulu and Lush outfit, Chrys is a long-time FairyGothMother model and international burlesque starlet.

Black Heart attracts London’s fashionista crowd and celebrities such as Dita von Teese, Kate Moss and Kelly Osbourne. Come drink and dance to electro and rockabilly with the rich and famous at the beautiful Mo*Vida on Argyll Street, which is about 10 seconds away from Oxford Circus (so don’t worry about getting home – there are plenty of black cabs, night buses and even hotels in the area).

Entry is free to all dressed-up friends of Lulu and Lush (so come wearing your favourite corset, frilly knickers and bustle, or a Rockabilly dress), or just £5, and you get a special Black Heart wristband entitling you to cheap drinks all night.

If that’s not enough, club kids will be distributing goody bags to the most amazing-looking guests!

You must be on the guestlist to be allowed entry, so please go to the Facebook event page and sign up. If you’re not on Facebook please email us your names (plus names of any guests you’d like to bring).

Please also get in touch if you’d like to be kept informed about future Lulu and Lush events!

See you there – and don’t forget to dress up for free entry :)

xxx

Click here for the Facebook event page, or click here to email us your guestlist names.

Lulu and Lush Shopping Bag, and Competition!

Posted by on December 9, 2009 at 11:21 pm

Categories: FairyGothMother, Lulu and Lush

Show the world how much you love both Lulu and Lush and the environment, and pick up one of our new cotton shopping bags. Cooler than your average cotton tote and featuring a generous over-the-shoulder strap for comfort and durability, our Lulu and Lush bag is perfect for carrying around your corsets, hosiery and well, anything you like!

Designed for us by the wonderfully talented and lovely Christopher Miller of Kirkic Design, our unique shoppers can be machine washed and will last and last, so you’ll have no reason to use a plastic bag ever again.

We’ve been using these bags in the shop for a couple of weeks now and they’ve been such a hit with our customers, that we’ve decided to put them on the site, so our online customers can get in on some bagtastic action for only £3. Bargain!

Competition!

Get your hands on an exclusive Lulu and Lush goodie bag packed full of delights plus a £100 gift voucher to spend on anything on the FairyGothMother site or in our Lulu and Lush boutique!

We’ve stuck to a lovely simple design for our cotton totes, making them perfect for customisation. Whether it’s colouring in the picture, adding ribbons or trims, modifying the design of the bag – let your artistic side loose and doll up our bags in any way you like to make them uniquely yours. Either customise your own tote or the picture here, and show us what you can do!

Once you’ve finished, click here to send me a picture along with a brief description. Don’t forget to include your name and contact details!

The competition closes on the 1st of January and we’ll pick our favourite and announce the winner a few days later.

Get creative – and we look forward to seeing your designs :)

Sequins and Leather!

Posted by on December 8, 2009 at 5:59 am

Categories: Burlesque, Corsets, Dresses, FairyGothMother, Kiss Me Deadly, Lingerie, Lulu and Lush, Silk

Sequins and leather are massively hot right now – and if, like me, that’s what you wear all the time anyway, you’ll have been raiding all the high street shops to stock up on clothes and accessories to last you the next three years! The Lulu and Lush boutique is no exception – we’ve got a new, ubersparkly range of corsets which would give even the biggest disco ball a run for its money, as well as adding leather to our new collection of starter corsets, which provide a nice, easy introduction to the world of corsetry without breaking the bank.

Combining exquisite black silk dupion and sewn-on sequinned panels, these dazzling corsets will reduce your waist comfortably by about four inches. Hope on the animal print trend with our black and silver zebra corset, or emphasise your teeny tiny waist with the black version with red slimming, inward-curving panels. Whether you’re off to a burlesque night and team your corset with a tutu or matching silk dupion skirt for to a more formal party, you’re sure to be the centre of attention!


Above left: ‘Zebra’ silk and sequin corset, 20″-30″, £155; Lulu and Lush ‘Sally’ bustle, S-XL, £35; seamed tights, available directly from boutique, one size, £6.50. Above centre: ‘Bow’ silk and sequin corset, 20″-30″, £155; tulle skirt, UK 8-20, £150. Above right: ‘Curve Panel’ silk and sequin corset, 20-”-30″, £155; two-colour tutu, one size, £55; ruched opera gloves, one size, £18 (please specify ‘ruched’ when ordering).

Celebrate the rise of feminism (and hemlines!) in our 1920s flapper dress, covered in thousands of huge black sequins which dazzle and sparkle as you walk. And don’t forget underneath – no glitzy outfit could be complete without matching sequinned underwear! The ruched, white frilly knickers and bandeau bra of the Lola set are adorned with pearlescent sequins to catch the light, and the delicate chiffon Zepherine set by Mimi Holliday is starry with tiny black sequins and a sheer back.


Above left: ‘Sparkle’ dress, UK 8-16, £125. Above centre: ‘Lola’ ruched white bandeau set, S-XL, £35. Above right: ‘Curve Panel’ silk and sequin corset, 20″-30″, £155; ‘Zepherine’ black sequin bra and brief set, 32B-36DD/S-XL, £47/£36.

Hourglass silhouettes are beautiful on everyone, and if you’ve always fancied a teeny waist and curvy hips and bust but weren’t sure where to begin, the Lulu and Lush starter corset range is for you! If 4″ seems a little daunting at first, ease yourself into the world of corsetry with a gentle waist reduction of 2-3″, nipping you in without squeezing you too tightly. The quickest way to turn a work outfit into eveningwear is with our corset belt – at only 7″ deep, it’s perfect to keep in your handbag for cinching emergencies! Our starter corsets are all steel-boned, but are lighter than our standard corsets and also much cheaper so without having to spend too much, you can see why here at FairyGothMother we’ve become so addicted to corsetry :)


Above left: Lulu and Lush starter underbust in leather, 20″-32″, £110; black stretch satin pencil skirt, UK 8-20, £99. Above centre: starter overbust, 20″-30″, £125; skirt as before. Above right: Leather corset belt (pictured in red satin), 18″-28″, £140; skirt as before.

Of course, all our most popular styles are also available in soft black leather. Pictured here in purple taffeta, Revanche de la femme‘s overbust is one of our best-selling styles, flattering on almost any shape and suitable for up to a D cup. A similar cut for larger cups is also available, as is a plunge style for the super-daring!


Above left: leather overbust corset (pictured in taffeta), 18″-40″, £395. Above centre: leather overbust for larger cups, 18″-40″, £395; black satin opera gloves, one size, £18. Fishnet hold-ups available directly from boutique. Above right: leather plunge corset, 18″-40″, £395; black frilly knickers, S-XL, £14; suspender clips, one size, £1.25 each; seamed nylon stockings, XS-XL, £11.

If you have a particular corset style in mind and sequins or leather aren’t options shown on our website, please email or call us as we are sometimes able to take special orders, or even design bespoke corset just for you. Don’t be shy – we love hearing from our customers and working with you to create the perfect outfit for your special occasion :)

FairyGothMother at Alternative Bring and Buy Sale, Sunday 6th December

Posted by on December 2, 2009 at 1:24 pm

Categories: News

This is one for all the long-time fans of FairyGothMother who loved our Camden shop when it first opened – we’ll be attending the Alternative Bring and Buy Sale next Sunday (6th December) with an enormous mountain of goth, fetish and cyber dresses, skirts, capes, gowns and even a few menswear items, all in aid of charity. We’re hoping to donate the proceeds to the mental health charity, MIND, which provides support and information on mental health.

The Alternative Bring and Buy sale is “a small and friendly alternative market”, where you can buy everything from clothes, shoes and accessories to records, knick-knacks and beautiful hand-made items, and will be held at The Dome (upstairs at the Music Box) in Tufnell Park, which is right next to the Northern Line tube station. It’s only 50p to get in, which allows you as much time as you like between 11am and 5pm to browse and pick up something cheap and cheerful.

Prices will start at around £2 (yes, £2!) so come visit our stand, grab yourself a massive bargain and do your good deed for the day at the same time. Look forward to seeing you there!

Location: Upstairs at The Music Box, The Dome, 179 Junction Road, London N19 5QQ
Opening Times: 11am – 5pm.