Thursday, July 28, 2011

victorianism and the blogosphere

Just a small update on some interesting Victorian-related articles in a few other blogs I follow.

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Amy at The Ultimate Goth Guide recently wrote a post on Steampunk Goth.  I especially appreciate her noticing that steampunk is not so much a lifestyle for most enthusiasts but rather more of a weekend recreational thing (which some Gothic Lolitas have told me about their fashion style as well).

Speaking of Gothic Lolitas, Juliet's Lace has a blog post discussing that subculture as well, along with some links that take the reader to additional sources of information on all things Lolita.

Within the past week Sincerely, Boots has provided a mini tutorial detailing how one would go about "corseting" their jeans.  This method could probably used to make nearly any other piece of clothing reminiscent of Victorian underwear.

Ms. Lou at The Neo-Victorian Parlour, meanwhile, has added a continuation to her post on sodas as a Victorian medication by delving into the history of the ice cream float-- from its (perhaps mythological) origins as a desperate attempt to cool soda on a hot Victorian-era Philadelphia day to its status as a drugstore staple and the regulations that went along with its sale in the 1880s and 1890s.

This is why I love blogging- not only writing about Victorian culture but also seeing others who take interest in it as well.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the shout out! By the way - love your blog. :)