Abrooch of Steampunk Couture

Steampunk Couture has a few pieces of jewelry, mostly fashion for women and men too.

I love the red colours in this one. It has the real romance and Victorian flavour of the steampunk genre.

Romance is sometimes belittled. Romantics are too soft and too much of a dreamer, they say. But without romance where would we be in terms of imagination and creativity?

I don’t know how men can claim to be looking for a woman and only consider sex, no romance, nothing really personal or affectionate. Sex without the romance seems far too clinical and sad/ lonely. I’ve had times when I could have chosen a temporary partner but it didn’t really appeal to me. I thought of the next day and how I would feel to have given so much of myself and have nothing to show for it in return.

Steampunk Fashion

It’s beginning to seem that anyone can gather some debris, form it into a necklace, brooch or earrings and call it steampunk. This one is in the theme of the Titanic movie. So at least it has a bit more thought put into it. I also like the flower which links everything else.

What do you think about the steampunk style? I’ve seen it show up in books, jewelry and fashion. But, is the fashion steampunk or just plain old grunge being given a second chance?

No, I’m not a fashion guru. I do like the steampunk style, when it’s done well.

From Wikipedia:

Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction, alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s.[1] Specifically, steampunk involves an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century and often Victorian era Britain—that incorporates prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology or futuristic innovations as Victorians may have envisioned them; in other words, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, art, etc. This technology may include such fictional machines as those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne or real technologies like the computer but developed earlier in an alternate history.

Other examples of steampunk contain alternate history-style presentations of “the path not taken” for such technology as dirigibles, analog computers, or such digital mechanical computers as Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace’s Analytical engine.

 

This necklace is a design from Urban Don on Etsy.