Red & Black Week Coming Very Soon!

Remember, Red & Black Week starts this coming Sunday, June 2. The first post, along with Mr. Linky, will launch at 12:00 am Pacific time.

There will be SIX days of Linky posts (Sunday – Friday). You can participate one day or all six days. On the seventh day I will post a recap of everyone who participated.

Just to try something new, the Tuesday post will be a theme within a theme! This will be Red, Black and White day, inspired by CorpGoth’s fabulous use of that combination last year.

Now, go and get those Red & Black posts ready. Let’s make the third year the best one yet!

Curious to see how this event worked last year?  Check out last year’s posts and get inspired.


What is “Mr. Linky?”
Mr. Linky is a linking system that will be visible at the bottom of each of my posts during Red & Black Week. There will be a form where you can enter your name and blog post URL, then choose a photo from your post. Then your post will automatically be attached to my post so all of my readers can see it.

Do I have to post for all 6 days in order to participate?
No! You can post any one day of the week, or more if you wish!

Do my posts have to be outfits/fashion-related?
No!  Post any topic you like, as long as it relates to the theme of Red & Black.  Last year, we had flowers, food, art, album covers, etc.  Be creative!

Can I only use red and black?
No! 🙂 Feel free to incorporate any additional colors, as long as each post also contains both red and black.

Does it have to be bright red, or does burgundy count?
ANY shade of red counts, from fire engine red to deep crimson, burgundy or wine! Just keep it in the red family, and don’t get too close to orange, pink or purple.

When I include the Red & Black icon in my post, does it have to be at the top?
No. You can put the icon anywhere in your post, but it has to be somewhere in your post. It’s only polite to give your hostess credit for the event. Of course, I would love it if it was up top, front and center, but that’s not necessary. Put it wherever you think it looks best for your post.

To participate in Red and Black Week:

Each day (June 2-7), I will post my Red & Black outfit as well as a sign-up form. Add the icon to your Red & Black post for that day (it can be something you posted previously, as long as you go back and add the icon to the post). Then, come back to my blog and add a link to your post (direct link to your Red & Black post, not your blog’s home page) using the Mister Linky sign-up form on my post.

Your posts don’t have to be about fashion, but they do have to be “dark” and they must incorporate a red and black theme. Non-Goth blogs are welcome to participate, as long as the posts evoke an appropriately dark and/or classy aesthetic.

You don’t have to participate every day of the event; feel free to just post once, twice or whatever you like!

Posts that are linked up without including the icon will be removed, because it’s my blog and I said so. 🙂

Please share this invitation with any bloggers you know who might be interested!

Questions? E-mail me using the Contact Me page.

HTML for the icon:
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All images and text © Sophistique Noir Gothic Fashion Blog. Do not use any photos or text from this blog without providing a credit to me and a link back to the original post.


  1. Ooooooh boy! I’m so excited! I have all sorts of fun stuff planned this year. Wahoo! So, to launch the week I have a (little kid) joke for you:

    What’s black and red all over?

    A zebra with a sunburn! Snicker … Told you it was a little kid joke.

  2. This starts the day after my baby shower … maybe I’ll start celebrating a day early? ;] It’s gender neutral anyway. :]

  3. Huu! I have been waiting for this!

  4. My new red and black items arrived in the mail just this week… ;o)

  5. I’m not sure what’s happening but the HTML for the icon refuses to work in my blog-posts. I’ve tried this version of the code and others but it keeps screwing up the post (I’m glad I didn’t use it on my posts that took more work).

    I just thought I’d let you know. Is anyone else having this problem?

    • VictorianKitty

      It’s working fine and I checked the code and its all correct. Sometimes Blogger wigs out when adding the code – it’s happened to a few people on my monthly themes while the exact same code worked for everyone else using Blogger. Can you describe what it’s doing or maybe email me a screenshot? Then I could try to find a solution to make Blogger do what it’s supposed to, but I would need to see your full HTML code or I’m just guessing.

      • First it was showing a broken image picture every time I added it and would not delete the code from the post. Now, every time I try to edit any post at all (even without using that code or any code) it will automatically add it into any post I open.

        I’ll try restarting and switching computers, but yeah, definitely Blogspots problem.

        • Oh, that is very strange!! Did it somehow get saved in your post templates in Blogger? I forget where those are but I suppose that’s a possibility…

        • Augh, I found the problem. WordPress displays the quotes in the code wrong and Blogger doesn’t like that. New code is above.

          Although I don’t think that would have anything to do with why the code is automatically getting added to all of your posts. 🙁

  6. Looking forward to this!

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