Saturday, 30 October 2010

Peacock Strut


Added some more reductions to the sale yesterday on our Iska dresses, so if you pop in the shop or check out the online shop, look out for those!

Pick Of The Day today are these Dr Marten New Authentic Wedge Calf Boots in Peacock Broadway. New on our online shop this morning, we also have a pair in store for those who want to look them over (or try them on if size 7 is close to what you take). These are perfect for Autumn and Winter, and are the ultimate boots of their style. The lush peacock colour is fantastic, and they're made in DM's Broadway finish, which is a full-grain leather with a soft comfortable feel. Personally, as a bit on the short side, I'm not someone who goes for flats, but I really did find these so comfy, so I recommend you give them a go.

Dr Martens New Authentic Wedge Calf Boots in Peacock Broadway on

Have a great Halloween!


Now Playing In The Shop: Treat Me Like Your Mother - The Dead Weather

Friday, 29 October 2010

Black Cats


Just a quick note for those out there trying to hunt down the Barry M Instant Nail Effects (out of stock in a lot of places) that we have some limited stock in, so it's first come first served. We're marvelling at it! Check out the video tutorial.

Also, for customers who can make it in to the shop, we'll be handing out reusable Shop Local bags (while stocks last). A great way of carrying your essentials whilst reducing waste and promoting local business.

Pick Of The Day today is in keeping with Halloween this weekend. Let these black cats cross your path with this beautiful handpainted square vase from Smashing Glass by Dorne Boddington. All of Dorne's work is unique, and we have a wide selection in store with most available from our online shop. You can also view her glassware at an exhibition at The Castle Theatre in Wellingborough throughout December.

Smashing Glass by Dorne Boddington Square Cat Vase on

All ready for Halloween? Remember, we have Stargazer hair colours, false lases, plenty of mad colours and glitter from Barry M, and our Death Kitty range of clothes if you're stuck for ideas.


Now Playing In The Shop: B-Boy Bouillabaisse - Beastie Boys

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Hot Cross Rooney


All our new Barry M stock is now out on display, and I'll be adding it to the website this morning. There will be new pictures, complete with colour charts (as requested by you guys) so you can pick from our selection. We've tried to get all our favourite colours, but if you have any suggestions for the future, let us know. We now have new shades of Nail Paint, including glitter and neon ones, the clear base coat/top coat, and the much sought after Instant Nail Effects. Also new in are glitter shakes, coloured mascara, 3 in 1 mascara, more Shimmer Eye & Lip Crayons, Eye Crayons, Liquid Liners, Kohl Pencils... come have a play if you're in town, or check out our online shop later today.

Pick Of The Day is this Rubertine Art Airbrushed Wayne Rooney T-Shirt, since he's in the news again. Airbrushed by hand, the designs in the Rubertine Art range are strictly limited, and are more like works of art than t-shirts. So if you want to show your support for Rooney, or the England team in general (I think they need it!) then this has to be the most stylish way of doing it. Expertly modelled here by our very own Steve, we're not quite sure what he's doing to Rooney in one of these photos, but we're pretty sure it's nothing that would surprise anyone at this point!

Rubertine Art Airbrushed Wayne Rooney T-Shirt on

Have a good day!


Now Playing In The Shop: Single Ladies (Live Lounge) - Marmaduke Duke

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Farewell To Summer


Exciting week coming up... we now have RedRock Fashion back in stock (see more on our Pick Of The Day), we have the new Dr Martens Spring/Summer 2011 catalogue in (now taking orders), a new canvas on the wall from local photographer Clive Wagner, and our gift vouchers are now available as well.

Pick Of The Day is this RedRock Fashion Asymmetric Multi-Coloured Beaded Cropped Tee. We now have these in both red and yellow. Yes, I know the weather is getting cooler but consider the following a) It looks just as good layered, b) It's summer in Australia and plenty of other places we ship to, c) You may want to start stock-piling this for next summer!

RedRock Fashion Asymmetric Multi-Coloured Beaded Cropped Tee on

Hope you're having a good day!


Now Playing In The Shop: Who Do You Think You Are? - Spice Girls

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Village People


From this afternoon, gift certificates will be available from the Unorthodox shop on Silver Street, Wellingborough. These can currently only be used in the shop, and not on the website, but if you're in the area, they're perfect for Christmas, birthdays, or any other occasion when you want to get a gift. It avoids all sorts of dramas over what the recipients taste/dress size/preferences are!

Pick Of The Day is this Pippa Alice piece, The Village. It's a signed, original piece of artwork on handmade recycled cotton rag paper. It measures 11cm x 15.5cm approx, so it's little enough to brighten up even the smallest space (also, from a gift perspective, it's much easier to post!). We have a variety of Pippa Alice pieces in the shop and on the online shop, and they're all very very beautiful. This is a perfect chance for you or someone you know to own an original and show it off to your friends!

The Village by Pippa Alice on

Have a good weekend! See you Tuesday.


Now Playing In The Shop: Screaming Gun - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Friday, 22 October 2010

Snow White


Just in case you hadn't noticed, we now have lots of the Smashing Glass by Dorne Boddington glassware available on the online shop now. Perfect for gifts this festive season, or just brightening up your space. We also have new framed, signed, limited edition prints by artist Daniel Cheney (check the New In section) for sale. Going to add prints by artist Richard Stones later, and work on some colour charts for our Barry M collection (I am aware it's a bit difficult to pick off the website just by colour name/number alone, and I am trying to sort it out, I promise).

Pick Of The Day today is a perfect party dress for the weekend or the festive season. This Monsalina Chic White & Black Mini Dress is so simple and yet so eyecatching. It's also available in black with white detail. It's beautifully made from a gorgeous silky fabric, and comes with clear straps that can be attached to the dress or a multiway bra. The elasticated panel at the back means it fits as if it were made for you. It's available in sizes 6 to 16.

Monsalina Chic White & Black Mini Dress on

Right, better get back to work!


Now Playing In The Shop: Ready Or Not - The Course

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Unorthodox In Wonderland


Very excited about our new Barry M stock that's coming in over the next few days. New mascaras, liquid liners, kohl pencils, nail paints, lip paints, soft eye crayons, glitter eye crayons, glitter shakers, and retractable eyeliners. Phew! All in lots of exciting colours, and including one of their awesome and really revolutionary new products. More on that when it gets here!

Also, getting RedRock Fashion back in stock this weekend!

Pick Of The Day is this Max C dress. It was the star of our Alice In Wonderland window display a few weeks ago, and now it's in the sale! We only have it left in sizes 10 and 14, I'm afraid, but if that's you, then your luck is in because this is a beautifully simple and cute little number. For more information on this item, click the link below to view and order it on the online shop.

Max C Bow Button Ruffle Sleeve Dress on

Have a great afternoon.


Now Playing In The Shop: Far Gone & Out - The Jesus & Mary Chain

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Urban Jungle


Feeling the cold? What you need is a hoody! Check out our Death Kitty and WAM Apparel pages for some suggestions!

Can't seem to get any pictures on here this morning, but you can view our Pick Of The Day here. It's the Maddie Zebra Print Bag. A handmade handbag in furry zebra print fabric, it's perfect for this season's animal print trend, and a timeless piece of monochrome chic.

Photoshoot tonight for the Special Evening dresses, so hopefully have them on the online shop soon. We also have more Halloween design bags from D'n'J in the shop, and hopefully we'll have RedRock Fashion back in stock by the weekend.

Hope you're all keeping warm!


Now Playing In The Shop: Find A Way - Big Brovaz

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

So New


Blog is bit late today. Been busy getting all the new pieces onto the website! We're doing a photoshoot for the Special Evening dresses tomorrow evening as well, so hope to have those up on the online shop soon.

We have been featured in the HighStreetPrincess blog! Check it out here.

This is one of the photos from our Death Kitty shoot last week, with our model Tahnee and our brilliant photographer Brian.
Tahnee wears:
Worn Free Joan Jett 'Knockout' T-Shirt, SALE £30.00
Death Kitty Red Polka Dot Skirt, £15.00
Dr Martens 1460 8-Eye Boot in Red Patent, £75.00

Anyway, here's what's new on the online shop today:
Reversable Bag - Halloween/Black
Invader Zim Hand-Painted Wooden Box

Irene Mosedale
A new accessories line, we have lots of different beaded necklaces and bracelets. Check out the Irene Mosedale section.

Death Kitty
Lots of new Death Kitty skirts and hoodies, so have a look at the Death Kitty section.

Have a good day!


Now Playing In The Shop: You Stole The Sun From My Heart - Manic Street Preachers

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Here Be Dragonflies


We did a photoshoot last night for the new Death Kitty pieces and it went really well! Big thank you to our model Tahnee and our resident photographer Brian.

Should have our new Special Evening dresses out on display later today. There are some gorgeous ones for any special occasion. Will try to get them photographed and up on the website ASAP.

News for those in the Wellingborough area. We have been part of the Wellingborough Cashback Card scheme since it launched and we have now lowered our minimum spend and removed the restrictions on which items qualify. This means you now only have to spend £20 on anything in the shop to receive a sticker on your card. You can use the card at a selection of shops, restaurants and services in the town, and once it's full, you can claim £5 off at any of those places. Full terms and a list of the businesses participating can be found at

Pick Of The Day is this JP Jewellery Dragonfly Necklace. It's handmade, and it's the only one, so you'd have something completely one-off and unique. JP Jewellery is exclusive to Unorthodox. This one features a diamante pink and white dragonfly, with additional chain strands decorated with leaves and black hearts. A very pretty little statement piece, and once it's gone it's gone, so if it catches your eye click the link below for more information and to order online, or pop in the shop.

JP Jewellery Dragonfly Necklace on

Have a great weekend!


Now Playing In The Shop: 5 Heures Du Mat - Alliance Ethnik feat Vinia Mojica

Friday, 15 October 2010

Flattery Will Get You Everywhere


Hopefully got a photoshoot going on upstairs this evening to get all of our lovely new Death Kitty pieces photographed so they can go up on the online shop. Will keep you posted!

Pick Of The Day today is one of my personal favourites. We're down to the last few of this grey Iska Layers Dress and now it's in the sale! People who have bought this have come back raving about how versatile and flattering it is. It's one of those dresses you can rely on to look great on those days when everything else doesn't seem to fit right. The Iska label is made by Uttam, whose own line you may have seen in Dorothy Perkins, and it's a sister label to Yumi, so you know it has a good pedigree! For more information or to order online, click the link below, or if you're local, pop in the shop and try it on.

Iska Layers Dress on

Got that Friday feeling?


Now Playing In The Shop: And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going - Glee Cast

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Shiny Leather


Got some new pieces going up on the online shop today for you to look out for. We have some purses and make-up rolls, all hand-made by D'n'J, as well as the first of our gorgeous accessories by Irene Mosedale. It's the pink and blue beaded bracelets going up today so keep your eyes open for those!

Pick Of The Day today are these gorgeous Dr Marten 1460 8-Eye boots in Patent Black. The patent gives the leather a PVC look, and glams up the classic black 8 eyelet boot. Available in other colours on the Dr Marten section of the online shop, these ones are available in UK sizes 3 to 9, and we have them priced at the RRP of £75.00. You can either order them online, or pop in the shop for details.

Dr Martens Modern Classics 1460 8-Eye Boot in Black Patent on

Have a good day!


Now Playing In The Shop: Deepest Blue (Lee Cabrera Remix) - Deepest Blue

Wednesday, 13 October 2010



The joke in the title of today's blog is courtesy of Tony Carter. Cheers!

We got in some lovely new Special Evening dresses yesterday to get you ready for the party season. They're not on display yet, but hope to have them out and ready for your approval by the weekend. As many of you wanted something a bit brighter, we've gone for blues, lilacs, reds, purples... there should be something that takes your fancy. Also new in yesterday, D'n'J have made us another of their kickass hand-painted wooden boxes. This new one features an Invader Zim design (ok, I had to check Wikipedia for that cultural reference but still...). We also have a new reversable bag by them with a Halloween design, but then, for some of us, every day is Halloween so it's perfect for all year round.

In online shop news, the other D'n'J wooden boxes we have in are now on there in the D'n'J section and feature Space Invaders and Pacman among other designs, so perfect for the retro gamer in your life.

Obviously, I'm going to pick one of the D'n'J boxes as Pick Of The Day. This Pacman one is my favourite. Bright colours, kitsch design, and the perfect place to stash your cheat codes. It has been painted and waxed by hand, with a little metal clasp at the front. All measurements for it are on the item's page on our online shop so click the link below for more info.

D'n'J Pacman Hand-Painted Wooden Box on

Half-way through the week. Hope it's going well for you all!


Now Playing In The Shop: Aftertime - King Adora

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

This Is Fake DIY


Well, once again Tuesday has come around and it's the beginning of the Unorthodox week. Going to get to work on our Halloween display this week, featuring some of our great new Death Kitty pieces.

Today's Pick Of The Day is by local DIY label, DJB. They take plain, boring high street label t-shirts and add their graffiti-influenced designs to them, turning something really rather ordinary into something totally unique. This one has their 'ROA' design on a white, cotton, button-front t-shirt. Numbers are strictly limited, so get in there! Plus, at a tenner, it's a bargain!

DJB ROA Button-Front T-Shirt on

Hope you're having a good week!


Now Playing In The Shop: Living The Life Of A Dreamer (Mr Scruff Remix) - Alice Russell

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Death Kitty Bonanza


All of our new Death Kitty pieces are now out on the racks in the shop. Will try to get them photographed by our wonderful photographer Brian in the next week and get them up on the online shop, but in the meantime, if you're in the area, pop in and have a look. If it's not your usual scene, you may still fancy something for Halloween. We have new skirts, hoodies, and they've even done a few men's jumpers (although they're just as good for girls!). Also, new in yesterday, we now have beaded necklaces and bracelets by local artisan Irene Mosedale. She uses beads made of wood, glass, felt, and even makes her own from paper. It's all unique and very pretty. Will also try to get these on the online shop as soon as possible.

Pick Of The Day, sticking with the Death Kitty theme, are these Kayla trousers. They're a flared wide leg fit in black with a red pinstripe. Even better, they are in our sale for only £20 (that's almost a tenner cheaper than some retailers!). Also available in a skinny jean version. Available on our website or in store. For more information and to order them via our online shop, click on the link below.

Death Kitty Kayla Pants on

Enjoy your Saturday!


Now Playing In The Shop: Not The Girl You Think You Are - Crowded House

Friday, 8 October 2010

Colouring In


We have some exciting new Death Kitty pieces on their way to us! So whether you love the label, or are just looking for something a little different for Halloween, keep your eyes open for those! We've also got some new dresses by Special Evening coming in, so if you have a party or event coming up, make sure you check those out because they're absolutely gorgeous!

Pick Of The Day is a perfect little treat if you're on a budget this weekend. These Barry M Super Soft Eye Crayons are only £3.95 each, which is the RRP, making us no more expensive than most of the big high street chains. You just get better karma from supporting independent shops! Their soft formulation is perfect for drawing thick, smokier lines, or just go made and colour in! We have them in stock in Black, Matt Purple and Matt Blue. Check out the link below to view them on our online shop, or pop in store.

Barry M Super Soft Eye Crayons on

Ready for the weekend?


Now Playing In The Shop: The Count (aka Herve) And Lily Face The Fear - Lily Allen

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Man In The Moon


Our sale continues. Just reduced our Max C Lace Bow Vest Top down to £20!

Pick Of The Day is this Worn Free t-shirt. It's a licensed replica of one worn by Keith Moon of The Who, and is also available in blue. Even better, it's in our sale as well! It comes with the distinctive Worn Free swingtag/sticker showing Mr Moon in the original t-shirt. A really great, high quality, t-shirt with a bit more originality than the traditional band tee. Click on the link below for more information and to order online, and check out the Worn Free section of the website for the same t-shirt in blue, and to see our other Worn Free t-shirts.

Worn Free Keith Moon 'Jesus Saves' T-Shirt in White.

Getting ready for your weekend? If you need something to wear, or just to brighten up something you have with accessories, lashes or make-up, you know where we are!


Now Playing In The Shop: A House - Doves

Wednesday, 6 October 2010



Bit late with the blogging today but getting lots of new things onto the site. As I mentioned yesterday, we have new artwork in. There is a brilliant print on canvas by photographer Clive Wagner of Sywell Aerodrome. There are also a couple of signed, framed prints of Daniel Cheney's Hidden Women from his Mother Nature collection. We also have a couple of originals by Richard Stones, which are reclaimed paintings he has worked his collage magic on. We also have more prints of other pieces of his work available soon.

These T-shirts are by local DIY label DJB. Exclusive to Unorthodox, their graffiti-style designs are printed on t-shirts by a known high street brand, giving them a whole new look. The pink one is the DJB Jam T-shirt, and can be found on our online shop here, whilst the other one is the DJB ROA Button Front T-shirt and can be ordered here.

This is one of our Special Evening dresses, perfect for all those upcoming seasonal parties. We have a selection of different styles in the store, but this is the first one to hit the online shop. Called SENOA06, it has an elasticated back for comfort and flexibility on sizing, is fully lined, and beautifully embroidered with sequins for a little sparkle. It comes with the black wrap shown. This can be viewed and ordered on our online shop here.

These gorgeous mini dresses are by Monsalina Chic. Available in the black with white detailing, or the white with black detailing, you can take your pick for your own bit of monochrome. They come with detachable clear straps that can either be attached to the dress, or added to a bra of your choice. These a really distinctive and beautifully made. They are shown here with the Temporary:Secretary Acrylic Bow necklace. Click here to check out the white with black, or here for the black with white.

This purple Layered Dress is also by Monsalina Chic. I've put up the pictures of it being modelled by both Louise and Tahnee so you can see how versatile it is on different shapes. It's fitted tailoring shows the fantastic quality, and it has a hidden zip at the back. Beautifully vintage in style. Check out this dress here.



Now Playing In The Shop: Sunlamp Show (Disco Bloodbath Remix) - The Aliens

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Kitsch Kitty


Well, it's Tuesday, which is the start of the Unorthodox week (we don't do Mondays). A very long to-do list and lots of paperwork await. But on a happier note, we have some new artwork in! I'll put the full details on here tomorrow but if you're in the area, come in and browse!

Pick Of The Day are these Temporary:Secretary Hello Kitty earrings. Made for pierced ears with silver plated backings, and measuring about 1cm x 1cm, they're a very cute little treat for all fans of Sanrio's little cat. We also have a matching Hello Kitty ring in stock, also by TempSec. All Temporary:Secretary pieces are hand-assembled, to order, keeping them exclusive and desirable. These are available in store or on our online shop, so why not treat yourself?

Click here to view and order the Temporary:Secretary Hello Kitty earrings from our online shop.

Hope your week is starting well!


Now Playing In The Shop: Ascending Melody - Dirty Projectors

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Bat For Lashes


Slight delay on getting the RedRock stock in, so apologies to anyone waiting on that. We are getting a new Stargazer order in at the beginning of next week though, so will be fully stocked on all the hair dye colours and have some lovely new false lashes (more on those in a minute).

Pick Of The Day are our Stargazer False Eyelashes. We have these in stock in a wide range of colours and styles, and the glue is included. Take care of them, and they can be reused. Perfect for adding a bit of drama to any look. Whether you want something to enhance what you naturally have, or want to go mad with neon and sparkles, there is a set for you. They say eyes are the window to the soul, so why not try a bit of window dressing! They're perfect for adding a bit of glamour to a night out, or for Halloween and Christmas do's. At £5 for a pair, they're worth trying out, and if you've not tried false lashes before, just ask, we're full of handy hints!

Click here to view and order our range of Stargazer False Eyelashes on our online shop.

Enjoy your weekend!


Now Playing In The Shop: My Cruel Joke - Soulwax

Friday, 1 October 2010

Alice In Wonderland


Should have the lovely new RedRock Fashion pieces in for you tomorrow morning. What's more, we've got our models coming in tomorrow for another photo shoot, so hopefully will have the Monsalina Chic dresses and a few other pieces ready to go up on the online shop next week. In the meantime, we do have all those lovely sale items to keep you busy!

Pick Of The Day is one of our Rubertine Art airbrushed t-shirts. These little wearable works of art feature icons such as Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Tupac, Ice Cube, Michael Jackson and Wayne Rooney, but today I thought I'd pick the Alice Cooper one to tie in with our Alice In Wonderland window display. Each t-shirt comes with it's creation date written on it, which is a lovely touch, and they are airsprayed by the local artist behind Rubertine Art. 100% cotton.

Click here to view and order the product on our online shop.

Bored of the rain already!


Now Playing In The Shop: O.N.E. - Yeasayer