Filed under: Steampunk | Tags: clockpunk, costume, Halloween, Malabar, neo victorian, retro-futurism, retrofuturist, Steampunk, Toronto, window display
If you find yourself in downtown Toronto, be sure to stop by Malabar Costumes at 14 McCaul Street, they currently have the most fabulous Steampunk window displays. Delightfully inspiring!
Filed under: Oddities, Steampunk | Tags: bulb, Decorus globosa, disovery, explorer, journal, necklace, neo victorian, Shop Curious Oddities, Steampunk
Pluck your own Decorus globosa necklace from the collection at the Curious Oddities shoppe
Filed under: Beak of the Week, Steampunk | Tags: Beak of the Week, blackbird, crow, jewelry, neo victorian, raven, Steampunk, Tilly Bloom, Victorian illustration
Mister Bertrand Bird and Son
Embracing the bizarre, Scottish lass, Miss Tilly Bloom, creates wearable delights from her home in Brooklyn, New York.
Tilly Bloom’s jewelry is strange and charming, taking every form from bracelets to cuff links, earrings to buttons, all incorporating Victorian Era images and styling.
Filed under: Oddities, Steampunk | Tags: dandy, gentleman, Little Angels Jewelry, Lupin, moustache, mustache, neo victorian, Rhymes With Twee, Shannon Gerrard, Steampunk
Whether you favor the Dali, the Walrus, the Handlebar, the Imperial, the English or the Fu Manchu, everyone has a favorite moustache.
The Plushtache by Shannon Gerard
Lovingly referred to by many delightful names, the stache, push broom, mo, mouthbrow, soup strainer, nose neighbor, cookie duster, and flavor saver, has transformed the ordinary to memorable for centuries.
Would Friedrich Nietzsche have been as influential a philosopher and philologist without his substantial whiskers? Would Colonel Sir Claude Maxwell MacDonald been promoted to Privy Councilor without his glorious “up-do”? Where would Adolf Hiltler have been without his lip caterpillar? Hulk Hogan without his horseshoe? Ned Flanders without his walrus?
A little piece of trivia:
Are you aware the March is International Mustache growing Month? It begins with “Just grow it January” and “Facial Hair February” ending in the grand shaving of the beard to reveal a glorious moustache for the “Moustache March” festivities.
Black moustache by Lupin (left)
Further reading for the enthusiast:
For the best moustache archive on the internet visit Mustaches of the 19th Century
The Glorious Mustache Challenge: a documentary following a selection of guys in their 20′s who decide to tackle the social stigma of the moustache in order to “bring it back.”
The Mustache Rangers : The abstract ramblings of Commander Major Alastair Q. Bastidious and First Lieutenant Rutuger G. Phooneybaum, reporting on the year seven-hundred-seventy of their nine-hundred year mission in outer space.
King Size Flavour Savours flickr pool (oversize moustaches)
STACHE onary by Rhymes with Twee (left)
Hot Girl Mustache flickr pool
Handlebar Mustache flickr pool
VIVA LA MOUSTACHE!
Moustache hair pins by Little Angels Jewelry
Filed under: General, Steampunk | Tags: clockpunk, monocle, necklace, neo victorian, Shop Curious Oddities, Steampunk
Be sure to visit the Curious Oddities shop for a humble, but growing, collection of delightful things.
Brass Monocle Necklace on Copper Chain by Curious Oddities