This past Saturday I went to a Meet 'n Greet of Steel City Steam Society members at a local Primanti's Bros. Not wanting to get any of my skirts wet in the heavy downpour we had in the morning, I decided to tone down the amount of cloth on my outfit by going with a more masculine look- military steampunk.
For this outfit I used a pair of purple linen capris from Ann Taylor Loft along with a white linen military style jacket that I bought in a store in Strasbourg, France, some 8 years ago. The military side cap, Port Engineer armband, braid, and pins on my jacket were re-purposed from my grandfather's Korean War uniforms- something I debated about doing in this post.
The aviator pin I received when I won a drawing from Morgans Bounty in July. Remember- if you purchase something from Karma Comfort (the online webstore of vendor Morgans Bounty) before 11/2/12 and use coupon code "CLEMENTINE," you will receive 10% off your purchase.
With a brass keyhole and key necklace from Gwillim & Black and simple black pearl earrings, my outfit was complete.
The Meet 'n Greet was terrific- a great opportunity for new steampunkers or SCSS members to meet some of the steampunkers in the area. My friend Rose brought her dapper stuffed animal kiwi to the greet, who has evolved to the height of neo-Victorian sophistication.
|He's even got a pocketwatch and top hat!|
Thanks to Drake for putting together such a nice, casual event!