Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Gail Carriger WEars Steampunk Light, Outfits in New Zealand 2015

So after five days at the convention, Fashionable Reader, I was planning on two weeks of further travel into every possible climate. Which meant I had to pack steampunk light. In other words, there isn't much for me to blog about with this event. However, I have a trip to NJ coming up. I intend to check luggage which means I get to bring ALL THE THINGS.

For this trip I was traveling with limited resources. I've learned a lot about how to tailor down and modify steampunk attire to the basics for travel from Unwoman. She's mistress of the many layered adaptable sage attire. For me, this meant lots of black, I am sad to say, and only two corsets.

Me and an Australian Sophronia

You can't really tell because it's all black but that is a vintage slip under a cross-tie blouse with a short ruffled skirt over the top and my ubiquitous Swiss waist. The necklace was a gift from a fan. I brought the patchwork boots with me because I needed at least one outrageous accessory.

Tee and the ladies by Martyn

In the above I have a checked skirt under the same ruffled black skirt with a grey corset over the black blouse and then my rain cape (which is why you can't see much).

Self and Andrew after my author interview.

Traveling light? Bring out the crazy tights! I'm wearing a cream lightweight summer dress with the Swiss waist over, paired with my patchwork boots, some Moe mitties (similar) that are not pictured, and octopus necklace, my pen necklace, and lacy patterned tights. I also put my hair up in a scarf, it was being difficult that day. I actually invested in a few more head scarves on this trip, they just make life easier.

A very Ivy-like hat!

During the course of the trip my favorite carry on luggage died, not to mention my only good steampunk flats, and a new pair of not very good stompy books. There was carnage! So the hunt for the perfect carry on rolly continues, not to mention good stompy boots and steampunk flats. Wish me luck.

Retro Rack is also on facebook where I post additional images and fashion thoughts.

You can also visit the following shopping lists: Travel Dork, My Steampunk, My Wardrobe.

1 comment:

  1. For flat steampunk shoes, can I suggest https://www.shoesofprey.com/3d/designer?p=A0-T7-B6 where you can design your own shoes. I have multiple pairs :P. Australian based company but free shipping to the US. Also have shop-fronts in various Nordstrom (?) stores in the US.


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