Its time for Whitby!!!!!

So this weekend it’s the Annual April Whitby Goth weekend and us here at DFX are CRAZY EXCITED!!!!

For those who don’t have a clue what this weekend is about, Whitby is a twice yearly Gothic music festival held in North Yorkshire. Founded in 1994 by Jo Hampshire, it is now one of the biggest festivals in the world for Goths and brings 1000’s of visitors to the town year after year. Although, the name suggests it is just for Goths, this isn’t the case, many Punks, Steampunks, Bikers, Metallers and Emos also attend.

Whitby Abbey and some WGW visitors.
Whitby Abbey and some WGW visitors.

So, Why Whitby? Why does an idyllic English town hold this Gothic Festival? That would be the connection it has to Bram Stokers Dracula… oooooo Scary stuff.

Stoker stayed in Whitby in 1890 and took a lot of his inspiration for his book from there. References to Whitby were found on his notes from his trip whilst he was writing the book.

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Bram Stokers Dracula was wrote in 1897

 

Because of this history the Gothic culture has been greatly accepted and embraced within the town. It brings many people to them, who as well as travelling for the WGW also travel there to learn the history of town. To see Whitby Abbey up on the hill, looking out over the town. Which is such a spectacular and breath taking view.  Especially at sunset.

Whitby Abbey
Whitby Abbey
Whitby Abbey
Whitby Abbey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The fashion at the event (of course that’s what us here at DFX are fascinated with) ranges from the eclectic to the extravagant. With a mixture of Goths and Steampunks walking around you can be sure to see an amazing array of clothing. From beautiful Victorian Steampunk tailoring, to Lace black Gothic outfits.

A beautiful Gothic outfit on a WGW visitor.
A beautiful Gothic outfit on a WGW visitor.
Beautiful mask on a WGW visitor
Beautiful mask on a WGW visitor
Amazing Steampunk outfits on WGW visitors
Amazing Steampunk outfits on WGW visitors

Here at DFX we have some amazing choices for your outfit. So if you are still looking for an outfit why not have a look at the following items, and get them before this weekend. (Click on the photos to be taken directly the website to purchase)

Our stunning Frida skirt, is such a beautiful Steampunk inspired skirt, available in Black and Red and available in sizes 8-28.

Our stunning steampunk Frida Skirt
Our stunning steampunk Frida Skirt

A great addition to any outfit would be our Victorian Gothic Velvet Jacket, again available in red or black and sizes 8-28.

Our beautiful Velvet Jackets
Our beautiful Velvet Jackets

If you are looking for something thats not too gothic, that you can wear with some Jeans, then why not opt for our beautiful twilight blouse. Available in black or purple in sizes 10-28

Our stunning twilight blouse.
Our stunning twilight blouse.

We also have some fabulous accessories here to finish off your outfit whether its a a stunning lace mask, or a beautiful Steampunk Necklace, there are many to choose from.

Pentagram Pendant and gloves
Pentagram Pendant and gloves
Steampunk fob watch necklace
Steampunk fob watch necklace

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful mask, choker and glove combo.

Whatever you decide to wear for this Aprils WGW, we want to see your outfit choices. Here are our office manager Sian and Sara’s choices for this weekend.

 

Sian cant decide between our beautiful Frida skirt, Velvet jacket and choker, or a pair of Cross Palazzo trousers..

Black Frida skirt and Black Velvet Jacket
Black Frida skirt and Black Velvet Jacket

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Our fabulous Cross Palazzo pants
Our fabulous Cross Palazzo pants

 

Sara went more for a casual look, she loves our Raven top, and also the Vixxsin Jacket.

Sara wearing our Raven top.
Sara wearing our Raven top.

 

Our stunning Vixxsin jacket.
Our stunning Vixxsin jacket.

Dont forget, be yourself, love yourself, and wear what YOU feel comfortable in.

Have an amazing weekend everyone, we may just see you there :)

 

The DFX girlies xxxx

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