Subtle Steampunk: Follow me….

Guess who just got herself a Pinterest account? You got it…. I DID! You can only guess how busy I’ve been putting together inspiration boards for all of you. Here is a link to my ever growing inspiration board of Casual Steampunk attire and accessories. Enjoy!

The Subtle Steampunk: A Helpful Website

One of my favorite websites right now is called Modcloth.com. It’s actually quite a sensation now, but when I first discovered it it was little more than 30 items per page. Now they’ve grown, and have some awesome apparel items to help people on their journey toward becoming a Subtle Steampunk. Here is an image list of items for your viewing and perhaps purchasing pleasure all provided by modcloth.com and available right now on their site:

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New Item!

Miss Mimi’s Ai Steampunk Feathered Ear Cuff is in and ready for you.One of my current favorite pieces blending Steampunk with Asian culture. Bold and beautiful. Check it out:

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New Item!

Check out Miss Mimi’s Yuna Steampunk Headband up for grabs right now!

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Items to Come!

We’re so excited, because we have new items on the way! Keep an eye out for them in our Etsy shoppe! Here is a sneak peek:

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A New Treasury List!

Check out our newest Treasury List! Dedicated to our favorite invertebrate: the Octopus! This treasury is entitled What has 8 Arms? Or are They Legs? Here is a little sneak peek:

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Don’t forget to check out some of our other favorites and Treasuries!

The Subtle Steampunk Look

Another online find that made me think of all you wonderful subtle steamers. 😉 A lovely little collection of clothing and accessories that can help you get started on your journey toward  a daily Steampunk style. 

New Items in Sale Section!

Check out what we just added to our SALE SECTION! Some lovely Pretties waiting for you to purchase them.

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AND THAT’S NOT ALL!!!!

New Item!

Miss Mimi’s Upcycled Felted Cuffs are up and the perfect gear for a Steampunk fall and winter. Even an oops like a shrunken sweater can make your day brighter. Always a silver lining.

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Miss Mimi’s Inspiration: Happy Halloween!

I was a late bloomer when it came to Trick or Treating. I never did see the point of walking up to a stranger and asking them for candy. My parents weren’t particularly conservative. We did jack-o’-lanterns and other pumpkin carvings each year during Halloween, but my brothers and I showed a lack of interest for various reasons:

 

1) My older brother had an anxiety disorder.

 

2) I was a diabetic.

 

3) We lived out in the country where it was pointless to trick or treat because our nearest neighbor was over a mile away.

 

I don’t regret it. There was nothing better than sitting around our fire place on halloween with pumpkin seeds roasted to perfection in our little paper origami cups (we made them ourselves), drinking hot cider or Russian tea and listening to mom read us a story that wasn’t particularly Halloween themed. It was beautiful. Peaceful. Uncontroversial.

 

It wasn’t until high school that I actually went trick-or-treating. I went with a group of my church friends (safety in numbers) dressed as a goth because I didn’t have money to buy an actual costume. It was well received and I’ve been at the very least dressing up every Halloween since.

 

This year my costume was low budget. I used clothing from my own closet, some makeup (mostly foundation, lipstick and eye liner) and a little Steampunk touch (applied with false eyelash glue). Oh, and an eye patch I made myself from some odds and ends I had laying around. Behold my strangely creepy steampunk doll…. thing…ish…yeah. I really don’t know what to call it.

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Wow…I look freakishly young.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that you don’t need to be a child to enjoy childish things, you don’t need to fear looking ridiculous (politicians do that enough already), and you certainly don’t need super tons of money to accomplish a look like this. All you need is a closet, some makeup and a little creativity. Happy Halloween everyone!