Introducing: Steampunk Saturdays
Today I have something a bit different for you.
Steampunk is something I've been interested in for a number of years and which I have dipped into on a few occasions. I listen to quite a bit of Steampunk music and I've been thinking for a while that I'd like to start to introduce more Steampunk clothing into my wardrobe. A series of discussions I've had recently has reminded me of that intention, so with that in mind I have decided to begin sharing my Steampunk wardrobe alongside my vintage clothing in a series I'll be calling "Steampunk Saturdays".
For those of you who aren't interested in Steampunk styles, don't worry - I will not be replacing any of my usual vintage-themed content with Steampunk things so feel free to just skip these posts. Steampunk Saturdays will be additional content on top of what I usually post. Additionally, I won't be posting every Saturday - just as and when I have something to share.
As this is the first in the series, I'll start by introducing the concept of Steampunk for those who are unfamiliar with it. According to Wikipedia, Steampunk is "a subgenre of science fiction and sometimes fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery". As an aesthetic, it's a sort of Victorian-inspired or Neo Victorian look, which incorporates modern elements alongside historical ones. It can (but doesn't always) have some crossover with gothic styles. As a former goth and a current vintage gal, Steampunk appeals to me on both these levels.