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As we have previously explained, modern fashion is based on 19th century fashion. Goth and Steampunk styles are not exceptions to this… perhaps ‘discovering brown’ is not so important?
6.1.- 19th century fashion: the importance of mourning
In March 1861, Victoria’s mother died, with Victoria at her side. By the beginning of December, Prince Albert was diagnosed with typhoid fever and died on 14 December 1861. Victoria was devastated. She entered a state of mourning and wore black for the remainder of her life. Queen Victoria avoided public appearances and rarely set foot in London in the following years. Her seclusion earned her the name ‘widow of Windsor’.
Queen Victoria was the model for upper and middle-class behavior during 19th century. This meant that there was social pressure to make grief public. Then a man, as breadwinner, had to get on with life and resume his working uniform; for this reason, the woman, guardian of the home, tradition and all that was sacred, was expected to act out the family’s sorrow and wear its livery.
As we explained in this blog post entitled ‘Ornamental hair jewelry’, a Victorian woman could spend a great deal of her life wearing black:
Ladies and Gentlemen, the winners of the Steampunk Chronicle Reader’s Choice Awards 2013 were announced on 27th April, as foreseen. Unfortunately our Sky Captain Series set of Steampunk-inspired jewelry for men was not awarded Best Non-goggle Accessory. However, this result does not stain the fact that our creation was considered relevant enough to be nominated and believe me when I say that we really value this. Naturally we would like to congratulate the winners and our fellow nominees, and express our gratitude to the Steampunk Chronicle team once more.
We all have to cope with winning and losing. We feel very proud for this nomination and, with all we have received and learned, it is time to move forward and think about the next milestone: Steampunk Chronicle Reader’s Choice Awards 2014!
This said, a few reflections due to the contest.
We are presenting ‘The Planchettes Collection’ today, that will be available for sale at Wave Gotik Treffen and, after this event, online too. I can assure you that much effort has been invested in the development of the Vigilat Planchette, the first piece of this collection. Let me tell share with you the story behind this demanding project.
1.- The seed: our interest in the potential of 3D printing
1.- Steampunk wedding clothing: the definitive original touch
Your Steampunk inspired wedding could truly be the most original event of the year with a little forward planning and the right organizing. But how does one get that real ‘originality’ especially when it comes to the outfits? Having an individual style is top of the list of wants for most couples about to tie the knot. It’s only natural that you will want to stand out from the crowd in your Steampunk gear.
Well, doing your wedding in a Steampunk style will definitely give you an unexpected twist to your special day. A real edge on the other couples tying the knot this year. In this blog post we will take a closer look at the wedding attire itself and how you can make yours stand out.
‘We are really pleased with our revenues but our goal isn’t to make money. It sounds a little flippant, but it’s the truth. Our goal and what makes us excited is to make great products. If we are successful people will like them and if we are operationally competent, we will make money’.
When I read this quote from Mr. Ive I could not help but remember my own words some months ago: