Ok, so since the guy who started the Lip Service alt clothing brand died, the brand has kind of been dying. New looks weren't coming out, and they downsized to a few staples. As of this writing (4/10 night) the website is down. I'm kind of sad it's dead and gone...I was always looking forward to their new fresh take on alt fashion each season. They covered every genre from romantic goth to industrial, and even some genres that I don't think ever existed...like 20s mobster goth.
|by the way all these catalog pages (back when LS had a catalog!!! were from 1999-2005)|
Up until recently, they had some good designs! I think I realized something was wrong when they stopped making new designs about a year ago. Maybe they were focusing their efforts on Widow. I don't really know.
|from their mirror collection...or broken glass?|
Lip Service was a guilty pleasure. I didn't really wear the stuff I bought from them too often. These styles aren't really too wearable...they're pretty much just for the club. I think I've worn each maybe once or twice (aside from taking photos). So, by the way, I don't know why I opted for the glitter pants (below) when I could have gotten the miniskirt. I would have worn the miniskirt to work or anywhere, but vinyl pants...really that's only for the club and in a very specific temperature range.
|when i was teen, I thought this was how i'd dress to my corp job. looks so fancy!|
Was the owner's death the main cause of its demise? Nobody knows. I kind of feel that the goth clothing "brands" are dying, as people are more likely to go shop at H&M or F21 or other fast fashion stores. Also the goth look isn't so in-your-face clothingwise anymore. At least where I live. And the places I go online.
|corset and dress...love the hologram effect|
|lol old picture. I'm not blowing this up too much. "ghoul school" corset and hoodie. I should really wear that hoodie more often! crop tops are in!|
|I've got beetle earrings in this color! why'd they choose beetles? No one knows but it's so awesome and perfect. I wish they'd re-release this.|
|they had a bunch of fetish stuff|
|apparently this was never made. they should bring it back for their Widow line.|
|hell yea cybergoth. they really did cybergoth well.|
|wha when did goth stop looking like this|