The Steampunk Aesthetic: or, how I learnt to love the cog.

No words.:

Tauruscat Dream Helmet

I am not of a fan of the ‘less is more’ minimalist fashion trend. This helmet is a perfect example of what I like. There is a clear indication of complicated gadgetry while still being stylish.

Image from Brute Force Studio

Image from Brute Force Studio

I was married in the Eighties, and I wore a dress based on the Late Victorian era Lingerie dress. It was very similar to the one below, except is was a heavy cream, almost light tea-with-milk colour. I tea-dyed my veil to match. As you can see, I was a fan of Victorian styles well before I become an official Steampunk Enthusiast. I also had a white lace blouse that resembled the top of that dress, which I wore with a brooch at the throat of the collar. I’ve still got that dress and that blouse, but I am no longer married to that man.

1980s Lace Wedding dress

1980s lace wedding dress

It was fated I would become a Steampunk Enthusiast. Gadgets fascinate me. Science beguiles and excites me, as does the history of science. Victorian fashions suit me. Put that all together and what do you get?

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Recreation of a Victorian style dress for ‘Little House on the Prairie’

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