Tip of the Week: Steampunk Fashion

ID-100104276Dear Fellow Fashion Lovers,

Last night I was chatting with a colleague when she suddenly told me, I could pull of Steampunk fashion. I instantly said who, what in the where now? She said steampunk – you know it’s funky and kind of Victorian. For a second I was thinking to myself…man I have not been hiding from the world of fashion but apparently I have not been down with the trends as of late.

I left the conversation on the note of army boots – apparently the mod version of this style consists of wearing some metal and heavy accessories.

On account of our brief chat I was feeling compelled [today] to read all about it. I couldn’t believe what I have been missing – a movement of entertainment meets clothing. The 6 Rules Of Steampunk Fashion gave me some good insight into the do’s and don’ts of this style.

What do I love about it?

I always wear used clothing so I feel like this is just up my alley -mixing historic pieces to make a strong statement.

There is not only history involved but some would say a little bit of fantasy. Get inspired by literature today and let this “look” be another excuse for you to buy some new vintage duds.

Steampunk fashion is a sub-genre of the steampunk movement in science fiction. It is marked by a blending of this period’s scientific romances in literature and the industrialization in most parts of Europe. The fashion ethics have been conceived with a post-apocalyptic era in mind. The first steampunk convention, “SalonCon”, was held in 2006. Steampunk fashion consists of clothing, hairstyling, jewellery, body modification and make-up. Steampunk fashion enthusiasts dress up to reflect a post-apocalyptic era. Modern steampunk fashion has seen the rise of gadgets and contrasting accoutrements.



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