Tuesday, October 21, 2008

THIS SATURDAY: STEAMPUNK AND VINTAGE STYLE DAY AT BROOKLYN INDIE MARKET

Steampunk and Vintage Style Day at Brooklyn Indie Market
For All Your Time-Travel, Fashion and Neo-Vintage Needs

Brooklyn Indie Market (http://www.brooklynindiemarket.com/), an emerging designer market on Smith and Union Street is hosting a Steampunk and Vintage Style Day and fashion show, Oct. 25th 11-7, fashion show at 2pm.

Steampunk lineup includes:

* Karen von Oppen –Confession NY, Provocative creations, designed to seduce http://www.kvodesign.com/

* Wren -Purevile, Post Apocalyptic Victorian Accessories and clothing http://www.purevile.com/

* Britney Frady Williams - Berit NY, Bringing back old world charm into modern day living http://www.beritnewyork.etsy.com/

* Tom Williford, Got Steam A Steampunk emporium http://got-steam.com/

Featuring:

· Steampunk talk and reading by G.D. Falksen http://www.gdfalksen.com/
· 2 pm Fashion Show
· DJ
· Victorian inspired refreshments
· Victorian Photo Sitting by Tyrus Flynn http://www.lostavalon.com/

STEAMPUNK IS HOT RIGHT NOW! IN CASE YOU’RE WONDERING WHY…Retro-futuristic Steampunk style swept into fashion pages last spring like a corseted time traveler, a pair of brass aviator goggles slung around her neck. Steampunk’s combination of the tailored Victorian look and mechanical ornamentation offers an elegant and original antidote to the laid-back look that has now become so uninspired.

Indie designer Sylvia Holden says Steampunk is recognizable by its use of references to time travel or flight, fantastical imagery, and attention to handmade detail. At once "opulent and vagabond… Steampunk is really now!" She adds, "Antique-looking silver pendant watches, Victorian up-do's and long Victorian-looking skirts with lace-up boots are being spotted in fall fashion magazines. Now add a couple of tattoos, a severe hairstyle, mismatched gloves with a necklace made up of the inner workings of a timepiece, and you are fashion forward."

The future is now. Or was it then?
-Sylvie Myerson, Editor, Sandbox Magazine

Via subway: take the F or G train to Carroll street. Exit at the President Street exit of the station.
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