Wednesday, December 29, 2010

SteamPunk Fever

I don't know if any of you are familiar at all with steampunk, but its one of my all-time favorite styles!

Steampunk (aka Victorian Punk) is a cross between the fantastical, the fictional, and the historical with a hint of gothic (but not the death kind).
According to Dictionary.com:
n; a genre of science fiction set in Victorian times when steam was the main source of machine power
Some of you may be familiar with the epic novel Leviathan by Scott Westerfield?

Well, thats steampunk.
Another good example is the not-too-well-known Sean Connery movie, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.



I've liked it for a long time, the whole style in general...clothes, jewelry, books, movies...but I never knew what it was called 'til earlier this summer when I ran across this dress...


NOTE: this is NOT my picture, however due to content deemed [by me] offensive to most of my readers, I have not included a link to where this picture/item is sold at


...which was described as "steampunk".
Now, I'm not typically one for dresses, but this is definitely an exception! (However, let it be noted I, would in all likeliness wear it with a t-shirt and possibly leggings)
And so it was, that I finally had a name, for the style.

Though I have an Etsy shop I have never quite browsed the site before.
I, being the fan of leather journals that I am (see post here) decided yesterday to peruse the potential that Etsy had to offer.
And boy was I surprised, because not only were there some fantastic items but I officially and totally LOVE Etsy!!!

Here are some of the fantabulous journals I found!









These, while not leather, are definitely worth mention because this is some cool sewing going on with the first one, and the second one not only has a TON of space for drawing and writing but its eco-friendly.



While on my epic journal hunt, I stumbled upon this cool piece of writing material:




And of course, that got me set on a steampunk well...frenzy!
And Etsy is an epic source in itself!

I thought this was just SO cool! Its Kat's pin from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins! 

And I LOVE these! The first is a ring, and the second a locket. Steampunk style!


This butterfly necklace is SO cute! And the antiqued copper mask is a nice, and truly steampunk touch. The copper flower though, L-O-V-E it! My mom used to work with copper quite a bit and I've always loved it.


This choker is fantastic. I love layering lots of necklaces, and a choker makes a great top layer.


Now this, is a cool necklace. Not only does one side have a cool dragonfly motif but its also reversible!!!


And being that I love hats and scarves, I of course couldn't pass up mentioning this brooch with steampunk flair!


Finally, since I'm sure you're all tiring of this, my final two installments of discovered steampunk awesomeness...shoes!

These beauties are yummy! With their lace up appearance, easy access side zipper and not-too-high kitten heel, not to mention the fantastic dark caramel color! Unfortunately, the fact that their WAY above my price range (at $115) combined with the fact that they don't come in my size (sad day), these boots and I just aren't meant to be.





These, on the other hand...while not vintage and having a higher heel, are still fantastic! And they come in my size *squeal with delight*. Did I mention they're a fraction of a price of the others? (Coming in at a slashed $69.48...which is still rather too much for my budget!)


Though there was much, much more steampunk epicness to be seen, I didn't want to include it all and overload!

Hoping you're all having an epic week!
I myself am off tomorrow to see my best friend, who I haven't seen since July and usually only see once a year! Awesome times to be expected!

blessings~

3 comments:

Sarah said...

Love the Steampunk style! Those boots are to DIE FOR!!!

Maximillian said...

Steampunk stuff is often pretty cool, IMO. I can't tell exactly what that dress would look like since it's not shown worn on a model, but I think I like it, maybe because it's black, which is probably my favorite color (BTW, I consider myself a fashionista, which some may find odd, as I'm not a girl...). I've heard of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen but haven't watched it, but I've played the Myst games, which have lots of steampunk-ish stuff and more.


Anyway, here are a couple of steampunk projects you might find interesting:

http://hacknmod.com/hack/fascinating-mechanical-iris-steampunk-projects/

http://hacknmod.com/hack/entire-steampunked-house/

Siriana said...

Thanks for your comments guys, really appreciate it.
@Sarah I KNOW I LOVE those boots!
@Maximillion I totally agree :-D

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