Friday, 31 December 2010

Skinny Genes


It's New Years Eve! What are your plans? We're open today, but we will be shut tomorrow, and will reopen Tuesday as usual. A big thank you to all our customers this year, and everyone who has helped out and supported Unorthodox!

Our last Pick Of The Day for 2010 are these Death Kitty Drainpipe Jeans. Black with a red pinstripe, these are now in our sale for only £15! Sizes available are limited, but if yours is there, you've got a bargain rocknroll basic. Also available in a wideleg version (the Death Kitty Kayla Pants).

Death Kitty Pin Drainpipe Jeans on

Thanks again for all your support this year! We love you!


Now Playing In The Shop: Keep Holding On - Glee Cast

Thursday, 30 December 2010



Day 2 of the sale! Make sure you get in quick as many items are in limited numbers and sizes, and many of them are perfect as last minute NYE outfit options!

Our Pick Of The Day is a piece of our artwork, which is great if you fancy a bit of a change in your surroundings for the new year. This is Hidden Woman (Black & White) by Daniel Cheney, and is a signed, limited edition, framed print. There is also a colour version available. Daniel Cheney is a local artist, and was the first person to feature in our Local Heroes collaboration with Brian Chapman Photography. This is from a series of pieces he produced on the idea of fusing humanity with nature, and it's absolutely beautiful.

Hidden Woman (Black & White) by Daniel Cheney on

Hope you're gearing up for a great 2011!


Now Playing In The Shop: Rozz Box - Boys Noize

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Shimmer & Shake


It's our first day open after Christmas. Hope you all had a great time. The blog is late today as we've been sorting out everything for our sale! Save up to 45% on some items, both in store and on our online shop. So why not check out some of the following:

All Worn Free t-shirts now £25, reduced from £32!

Death Kitty skinny and flared jeans, dresses and bags on sale.

Spiral Direct reductions.

All Iska dresses now £20!

Huge savings on Max C dresses, tops and belts.

£10 off most of our Monsalina Chic lines.

All Smashing Glass reduced.

Hope you all enjoy it!

Pick Of The Day today is something inexpensive and perfect for saving on handbag space come NYE. These Barry M Shimmering Eye & Lip Crayons do a multitude of jobs by adding colour and shimmer to eyes, lips and face in one pocket-size crayon with a soft, light formula. We carry them in Gold and Golden Bronze (our personal favourites so we hope you will love them too!).

Barry M Shimmering Eye & Lip Crayons on

Now, put that tin of Quality Street down and get shopping!


Now Playing In The Shop: A Tatons - Axelle Red

Friday, 24 December 2010

Black Lace


It's Christmas Eve! And this is our last blog post until after Xmas when we reopen on the 29th. So I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers, suppliers, artists, models, our photographer, and everyone who has helped out. You're all stars!

We're open until 6.30pm today for all your last minute shoppers, too!

Our Christmas Pick Of The Day is one of our new Monsalina Chic dresses. This black lace one is lined to preserve your modesty, and is very similar to the one Emma Watson wore to the latest Harry Potter premiere. These are already proving very popular but once they're gone, they're gone, so get in quick if you still want a dress for Xmas and New Year.

Monsalina Chic Black Lace Dress on

Have a fantastic Christmas. We love you!


Now Playing In The Shop: Rootless - Marina & The Diamonds

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Many Puddles To Cross


Just today and tomorrow to go. Remember, we're open until 5.30pm today, and for an extra hour tomorrow until 6.30pm for you to get all your shopping done. For those who have ordered things through the online shop, we hope they have reached you in time, and we have tried to keep you all posted on any delays, but as I'm sure you can appreciate, it's a little unpredictable at the moment.

This photo, as well as illustrating our Pick Of The Day, is from a collaborative project between Brian Chapman Photography and Unorthodox called Local Heroes. It's a series of portraits depicting people we feel make Wellingborough and the surrounding area a better place. This one features one of Unorthodox's resident artists, Daniel Cheney. He can be seen wearing the Worn Free Jimmy Cliff 'The Harder They Come' t-shirt which is our Pick Of The Day. Created to mark Island Records anniversary, this is a fully licensed piece of merchandise with a fantastic retro print. Only a few sizes left now, so get in quick if you want a bit of winter sunshine!

Worn Free Jimmy Cliff The Harder They Come T-Shirt on

Stay warm!


Now Playing In The Shop: Let's Go Space City - The Freshies

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

I Never Promised You A Rose Garden


Christmas is creeping ever closer. Whether you're looking for an outfit for the festive season, or some last minute present buying, we can help you stick to any budget.

Our new Monsalina Chic dresses are shown below and can be found on our online shop's New In section.

Gorgeous non?

Pick Of The Day are these Temporary:Secretary Pink Rose Stud earrings. Perfect for treating yourself or as a last minute stocking filler, these have that vintage look but with a kitschy twist.

Temporary:Secretary Pink Rose Studs on

Have a great day!


Now Playing In The Shop: Erotica - Madonna

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Neon Glow


Our new Monsalina Chic dresses are going on the online shop today. They're already selling really well, so if you love one, get in quick! We'll get the new RedRock Fashion pieces up as well as soon as possible.

All you last minute shoppers, remember we're open until 6.30pm on Christmas Eve!

Pick Of The Day today are a great stocking filler. These Stargazer Neon Gel Colours add some colour to your hair but can be washed out with shampoo so they're perfect when you don't want to commit. They also glow under UV lights so they're perfect for gigs, clubbing and nights out. The applicator makes them easy and clean to use, so well worth grabbing one for the party season!

Stargazer Neon Gel Colour on

All ready for the festivities?


Now Playing In The Shop: Halo - Soil

Saturday, 18 December 2010

I'm Blue


The new Monsalina Chic dresses are on the racks as part of our new Little Black Dress display, to help you find the perfect one. Also, the new RedRock Fashion pieces will also be going on the shelves this morning. We're getting all of these photographed this afternoon so hope to have them on the online shop before Christmas.

Got a few photoshoots going on at the Unorthodox studio today with our photographer Brian Chapman. More news to come on that front, but today we've got Daniel Cheney (one of our artists) being photographed as part of our Local Heroes series, as well as our usual model Tahnee showing off the new pieces. Plus, while Tahnee's doing this I get to entertain her son Zack so quite looking forward to that too!

Pick Of The Day is this gorgeous Special Evening dress. Since Kate Middleton's engagement announcement dress, darker shades of blue have been all over the place so there's never been a better time to treat yourself to this one. The straps are adjustable and there's an elasticated panel at the back to help it fit perfectly. All the Special Evening dresses are a bargain at £55.00 given the beautiful quality and detail.

Special Evening SENOA22 Dress in Dark Blue on

Have a great weekend and remember we're open every day until Xmas!


Now Playing In The Shop: Justify My Love - Madonna

Friday, 17 December 2010



The Monsalina Chic dresses have just arrived, so will get them all hung up by tomorrow, ready for your approval. We'll also try to get them photographed and on the online shop as soon as we can. They are three different styles of black dress, one in a jersey fabric and very 60s, one black lace number, and one chiffon Grecian tunic dress. All beautiful!

Our Pick Of The Day today is this beautiful Butterfly Vase by Smashing Glass. Smashing Glass is all handpainted by local artist Dorne Boddington, so each piece is unique and collectable. They are always much admired, and most people never stop at just one! This vase is a beautiful blue with a gorgeous butterfly design. Perfect for thinking of warmer times!

Smashing Glass by Dorne Boddington Butterfly Vase on

Ready for the weekend? If not, we're sure we can help!


Now Playing In The Shop: The Time Has Come - PP Arnold

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Daydream Believer


Hoping to have our lovely new Monsalina Chic and RedRock Fashion pieces in for you this weekend, but we will keep you posted. We've also got a little Stargazer Neon Glitter Shaker stand that's going into the Horseshoe Inn (the world's smallest pop up shop, if you will), so if you're out in Wellingborough over the festive season, pop in and buy some and add a little sparkle to your night.

Pick Of The Day is this signed, limited edition print of Daydream by Richard Stones. This colourful, unique, surreal print is a great example of Richard's work, and exclusively available from Unorthodox. If this one doesn't take your fancy, check out the art section of the website for more of Richard and our other artists' work.

Daydream by Richard Stones Signed Limited Edition Print on

Edging closer to the weekend...


Now Playing In The Shop: Push It All Aside - Alisha's Attic

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

California Love


Still looking for that perfect Christmas present? Either pop in store and we can always help you pick something out, or have a look at our online shop. But be quick, due to the weather in some areas we're trying to get all orders for Christmas out ASAP.

Pick Of The Day today is this Rubertine Art Airbrushed T-Shirt featuring Tupac. All of our Rubertine Art t-shirts are airbrushed by hand so each is more of a work of art than a t-shirt. Distinctive, and perfect for all 2Pac fans.

Rubertine Art Airbrushed Tupac T-Shirt on

Hope you're week is going well!


Now Playing In The Shop: Zingolo - Tinny

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

You Make Me Want To Drink Bleach


Had a great weekend. Thanks to all our customers, both in store and online.

For our Xmas opening times we've added some extra hours in the run up, and will be open every day until Xmas:
As normal except
Sunday 19th: 10am - 4pm
Monday 20th: 9am - 5.30pm
Xmas Eve: 9am - 6.30pm

We will then be closed Xmas Day and reopen on Wednesday 29th.

Next, some news on our Dr Martens. The Patent 8-Eye boots are out of stock until March (with the Cherry Red Patent having been discontinued). These can still be ordered now to ensure you get them, but we will contact everyone who orders them to make sure they are ok with the later than usual delivery date.

Our new Monsalina Chic dresses are due in this week (and maybe some RedRock Fashion pieces too) so if you've not got all your presents and party gear ready yet, keep your eyes open for those.

Pick Of The Day today is this RedRock Fashion Bleach-Out Tunic Vest. Brown with a bleached pattern (like tie-dye, but with balls), this is a very flattering and versatile top. RedRock are a Northampton based up-and-coming label, and has already got the attention of the Skins cast after their very successful London show a few months back. We love their pieces and their attitude, so make sure you grab yourself one of their pieces before they become very famous and expensive. :)

RedRock Fashion Bleach-Out Tunic Vest on

Have a great week! As we're open every day until Xmas, you'll be hearing a lot more from me!


Now Playing In The Shop: Cold - Absence Of Faith

Saturday, 11 December 2010

It Takes A Village


We've restocked our Stargazer Glitter Shakers down the road at The Horseshoe Inn so this weekends revellers can cover themselves in sparkliness. They're available behind the bar for the usual £3.00. There are also some Stargazer Neon Gel Colours available there too, as well as in the shop and online.

Pick Of The Day today is one of our beautiful pieces of signed original artwork by Pippa Alice. This one is called The Village and shows that whilst she's an amazing artist, I'm not sure what Pippa would be like as an architect! An original one-off, this little piece is on handmade recycled cotton rag paper, and is small enough to brighten any little space. Great as a gift that's easily mailed, or as a treat for yourself.

The Village by Pippa Alice on

Have a great weekend!


Now Playing In The Shop: Swimming Through Nails - Alec Empire

Friday, 10 December 2010

Pick A Plum


Our beautiful Max C London 'Damien' handbags are now on the online shop. Studded with skulls, these are a great way to have a bit of goth in your glam. Check them out in our New In section. They're already going quick, so make sure you nab your favourite colour before someone else does!

Pick Of The Day is this gorgeous Monsalina Chic dress. We really love the MC range as it's all beautifully made with a great eye for tailoring, and great value for something of this quality. We're big fans of purple too, so this dress is perfect. Made of a slinky satin material, this has great lines, and a very flattering layered effect. Perfect for Xmas parties, New Year, or just looking sophisticated anywhere. We're swiftly running out of some sizes, so why not try it now?

Monsalina Chic Layered Purple Dress on

Feeling festive yet?


Now Playing In The Shop: My Foolish Heart - Jazmine Sullivan

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Little Black Dress


We've reached 350 followers on our Facebook page. If you've not clicked Like yet, head on over to our page now and claim your discount code, valid until the end of Saturday!

So, just to recap how we can help with your Christmas shopping...

Gift Certificates: We offer these in any amount you like, and they are perfect if you're not sure what they'd like or their size. Can only be used in the shop.

Barry M Gift Boxes: Choose any Barry M make-up (or we can help you pick it out) and as long as you pick a minimum of 3 pieces, we'll turn them into a beautiful little gift box for no extra charge.

Sale: We already have many items on sale, so we can help you pick out the perfect party outfit to suit any budget.

Many of our lines are only sold locally through us, with some being completely exclusive to Unorthodox, and many only doing one-off items, so we can help you find something they definitely won't get from someone else. The pieces that aren't one-offs are only stocked in limited numbers so they will always keep their individuality and desirability. Also, we like to think we're pretty good at advising on presents or helping you pick out the perfect outfit to suit you and your budget. For those shopping online, if you need any further information about a product, just use the form on the contact page and we'll get back to you as soon as possible, or phone the shop during opening hours. One of the great things about independent shops is the personal service and we like to do everything we can to make our customers happy.

Our Pick Of The Day today is in keeping with our party season theme. This Max C Bow Shimmer Dress is a classic LBD with a twist. There's contrasting silver detail on the waistband and shoulder bow, and it has a flattering bubble hem. We only have a few of these left so apologies if it's no longer available in your size, but the good news is it's already in the sale! We only got a few of these in but they've been very popular, so we can't promise they'll stay around long!

Max C Bow Shimmer Dress on

Have a great day!


Now Playing In The Shop: Without You I'm Nothing (Brothers In Rhythm Club Mix) - Placebo feat David Bowie

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Okey Dokey


There was a documentary on the shooting of John Lennon on last night, ahead of the anniversary tomorrow. They showed the classic picture of him in his New York City t-shirt. We still have a few of Worn Free's fully licensed version of this classic left in stock, if you're quick!

A few new things in store and going onto the online shop later. First, will be adding the pictures for the Stargazer Glitter Shakers and Neon Gel Colour to the online shop. Also, the new Max C handbags will be going on there with pictures following soon (I know some of you are eager to order!). Our final new piece is Karl Phillips & The Midnight Ramblers new album, released yesterday on Medical Records. Very excited about this one! Now available in store and going on the online shop later today.

Pick Of The Day is one of our Maddie 60s Shoppers. They're all handmade and available in a variety of retro patterns and colours. Exclusive to Unorthodox, we think they're perfect for carrying around your essentials.

Madde 60s Shopper - Orange Band on

Have a great week!


Now Playing In The Shop: Poetry And Prose - Primus

Saturday, 4 December 2010

With Every Heartbeat


Lots of exciting new things in this weekend. First off, we have some gorgeous new Max C 'Damien' handbags. Available in black, grey or khaki, this skull-studded bags are absolutely gorgeous (I've already nabbed one and it is much admired so far!). The black one has gold coloured studs, the other colours have silver coloured. Big enough to fit in all your essentials, but not too bulky, these are the usual stunning design and quality you can expect from Max C, whose bags have been getting tons of press attention. The clutch version of this one was featured in Heat magazine, so be one of the first to get the handbag. We'll get them up on the online shop as soon as possible, but in the meantime they are available in store now.

The next new thing is our Barry M gift boxes. The brainchild of our executive minion Isabel, you can pick the Barry M make-up you'd like in it (minimum 3 pieces) or we can help you choose, and we'll turn it into a gorgeous little gift box with tissue paper and a bow for no extra charge. Perfect for presents, and can be tailored to suit anyone. These are available in store, or order online by adding the Barry M items you want to your basket and writing 'giftbox' in the comments section at check out.

Pick Of The Day today is this JP Jewellery Double Heart Necklace. Made by hand by Jess, one of our local artisans (and a bit nuts, truth be told, which is how we like our suppliers), there is only one of these (all JP Jewellery pieces are one-offs). Romantic and simple, this is a great way of wearing your heart on your sleeve (er, neck).

JP Jewellery Double Heart Necklace on

Have a great weekend! We'll be out flyering at the Wellingborough Christmas Light Switch-On tonight (we might skip the Steve Brookstein bit).


Now Playing In The Shop: Protection (Radiation For The Nation) - Massive Attack

Friday, 3 December 2010

Beauty Of A Butterfly


The Unorthodox team may have overdone it slightly at the TV Smith gig last night so forgive me if this blog entry makes very little sense!

We have just got in some beautiful Max C bags this morning which I will try to get out on display for this afternoon and onto the website next week. Max C's bags have been getting tons of press attention, and these are absolutely gorgeous in a variety of colours with contrasting skull studs on them.

Those in Wellingborough heading out this weekend, remember you will be able to get our Stargazer Glitter Shakers and Neon Gel Colour from behind the bar in the Horseshoe Inn on Sheep Street, just in case you went out unprepared!

Our Pick Of The Day for today is this Iska Gold Trim Slinky Butterfly Dress. We only have one of these left, but as it needs a good home we thought we'd bring it to your attention. Even better, it's in the sale! This dress is bright, bold, butterfly-adorned and beautiful. It comes with the belt, has gold piping around the sleeves and neck, and is a beautifully distinctive piece for your wardrobe. So get in quick!

Iska Gold Trim Slinky Butterfly Dress on

Have a good Friday and a great weekend!


Now Playing In The Shop: Leave Me Alone - Betty Boo

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Paper Moon


Only 2 left of the Temporary:Secretary Keep Calm & Carry On necklaces so if you've had your eye on one, get in now!

We're very excited to announce them from February, we will be stocking the fantastic label, Yumi, as worn by Lily Allen, Jameela Jamil, Sienna Miller and co. Really excited, and we think we've picked out some gorgeous pieces from the Spring/Summer 2011 range for your delight and delectation.

Pick Of The Day are these absolutely gorgeous necklaces by Irene Mosedale. We stock an assortment of necklaces and bracelets handmade by Irene, each unique and in different materials. These ones are especially lovely, as nestled amongst the usual beads are handmade patterned paper ones. The ultimate in recycling! All you have to do is pick the necklace in the colours you like best, then sit back, secure in the fact it's the only one out there. And for a tenner, they make great Xmas gifts for anyone who loves their crafts, their colours, or just wants a bit of boho hippy chic.

Irene Mosedale Paper Bead Necklaces on

Getting so close to the weekend! We're off to see TV Smith (of punk legends The Adverts) tonight!


Now Playing In The Shop: Just The Way It Is, Baby - The Rembrandts

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Cherry Cherry


Getting started on our Xmas card writing today, and hopefully going to make it out later to stock up on Xmas decorations to make the shop all pretty.

Like our glassware? Well Smashing Glass by Dorne Boddington is featuring in an exhibition at The Castle arts centre in Wellingborough throughout December, so if you're about, pop in and marvel!

We had our first celebrity spotting today. Ok, well it was the actor who played Sam in Neighbours and Lachy in Home & Away in the early 90s, and he is in panto in Wellingborough so not that shocking, but still, he walked past this morning. I tried not to stare. That's made my week.

New arrivals yesterday included Stargazer Glitter Shakers (including UV ones), Stargazer Neon Gel Colour wash-out UV hair colour, Barry M Instant Nail Effects, Barry M Liquid Eyeliner in Pink, and new Barry M Dazzle Dust colour N0.102 Burgundy Noir. They're all up on the online shop as well. Also, the Glitter Shakers and Neon Gel Colours will be available behind the bar in the Horseshoe Inn down the road from the weekend, so if you get halfway through your night out and think it's missing something, you can sort it then and there!

Pick Of The Day are perfect for this weather if you want to keep warm and stay on your feet! These are the Dr Martens 1460 8-Eye Boot in Cherry Red, possibly the most iconic DMs ever. If you've never had a pair of Cherry Reds, or you have but they've gone to the DM box in the sky (and it takes a lot before you have to retire a pair of Dr Martens!), now is the time to grab them. We sell them at the RRP, which means it's usually the same as buying them from Dr Martens themselves, but be warned, that RRP is being raised in January, so get in quick to get them at these prices!

Dr Marten 1460 8-Eye Boot in Cherry Red on

Feeling festive yet?


Now Playing In The Shop: Clint Eastwood - Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra