“Steampunk is…a joyous fantasy of the past, allowing us to revel in a nostalgia for what never was. It is a literary playground for adventure, spectacle, drama, escapism and exploration. But most of all it is fun!”
George Mann

I love this description of Steampunk, because it suits us all so well in Second Life, too, doesn’t it? This is a virtual playground full of adventures, exploration, plenty of spectacles, and God knows we’ve got more than our fair share of drama. I think for most of us its a form of escapism, as well as a creative outlet. I don’t have a lot of experience with Steampunk, so I won’t even pretend to know anything about it other than it looks super cool! Its fun to dress up and decorate with various steampunk and industrial styles in SL. I’ve gathered quite a collection over the years and have rarely displayed any of it outside of my home (which I am constantly changing), but when I saw this corset from Elegance Boutique, a steampunk scene immediately began unfolding in my head and this is the result.

steampunk_011

I’ve listed everything in the photos and its quite a list. Just know that it was the corset that sent my mind whirling into the Eye of the Storm that is now my little world of Steampunk. As there are soooo many color options available, just imagine what it will inspire you to do. *winks*

wearing:
hair: Vanity Hair::Aquarius
head: CATWA HEAD Catya
skin: [theSkinnery] Opal (Catwa Applier) honey
eyeshadow & lipstickNew Faces – Emilia (Catwa app) [Make-up]
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
hands: -VA-F-VISTA BENTO PROHANDS FEM

.BP. Steam Patch Airship Captain ultra rare
Absolut Vendetta– Hydra Rings
Bauhaus Movement – Madonna Necklace
Yasum*MESH*Elfen Bracers
[CX] Zip Up Bracelets

Elegance Boutique -Corset   “Mona” – Brown (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)
-SU!- Nylon Stockings /Ripped/ BLACK
!Rebel Hope – Gossip Mesh Platform Boots_Maitreya

scene:
created in Scarlet Creative Myrtle Mews
:CP: Los Robles London Rug
Apt B // The Industrial Side – Old cabinet
*LODE* Deco – Morning Glory Gramophone [oxidized]
!gO! SteamTeddy +Cheedo+
DRD – Industrial Seat
[ zerkalo ] Steampunk Posters – 6 (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
RO – Spook Show – Val Vain Mannequin
DRD – Industrial hanging lights
..::TH::.. Recycled “Willy” Table+
!gO! SteamTeddy +Nux+
Apple Fall Books & Map
BAZAR Traveler-Book&Clock
Soy. BKLYNITES LOFT – Factory Chair
!gO! SteamTeddy +Mad+
Exposeur – Wonderland Pocketwatch – Copper (store closed)
.03 [ kunst ] – Raiload shelving
!gO! SteamTeddy +Ace+
..::TH::.. Neptune Sideboard
JIAN Countryside Collies :: Family Rug
Ex Machina Vulcano fireplace 1.2
RO – The Doll Maker – Iva Plague Doll
NOMAD // Amore Loveletters
{vespertine– letters deco.}
.08 [ kunst ] – Pick axe (floor)
!gO! SteamTeddy +Giddy+
Bauhaus Movement – Cypriss’s Apocalypse Gun
!gO! SteamTeddy +Slit+
RO – Spook Show – Freida Freak Mannequin
..::TH::.. Neptune Cabinet
DRD – Industrial wineholder
..::TH::.. Industrial Table (with giver)
DIGS – Hand-Rolled Smoking Decor
..::TH::.. Metches Box “Kraken Book”

poses by Bauhaus Movement

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