First off for the new year, we have a beautiful steampunk girl wearing great steampunk gear. The model is Hayley Whitaker who, since this photoshoot, has gone to Germany where she has a modelling contract with an international agency. In this photo – taken by Rose of Velvet Wings Media – she’s wearing one of my steampunk hats for women and a steampunk octopus choker. The choker is adjustable so it can be worn on top of a shirt, as shown here, or on bare skin.
As you can see, both these articles are very easy to wear as everyday fashion articles. They’re practical steampunk!
The soft grey hat is 100% pure wool felt which I’ve decorated with braid, and chiffon and satin flowers, and feathers. The feathers are from a Rosella, an Australian native bird. The bird was lying dead on the side of the road and I took its feathers so they could grace this beautiful hat. It gives the bird a kind of immortality, I think.