OMG, there are no words to convey how bad I want a pair of steampunk goggles! Unfortunately, having a strong prescription makes this a little difficult. I'd be constantly switching between the goggles and my glasses. I have found 2 solutions to this:
- Buy goggles with prescription lenses. Hardly anyone does this, but I know that Atomefabrik.com does offer this service, but it's mad expensive.
- Pince-nez glasses! Because nothing says Victorian like an awesome pair of these!
What is this pince-nez, you ask? Simply put, pince-nez glasses come from the French, meaning 'to pinch the nose'. It was in huge vogue, worn by men & women during the late Victorian/Edwardian era, because the constant wearing of glasses was not in fashion.
See Teddy? Teddy was a cool dude. He wore pince-nez. They even had security cords that retracted the cord attached to the glasses so they could be kept from falling.
I'd wear pince-nez. Switch them out with some awesome goggles, preferable with one of the goggle lenses having a telescoping lens or with magnifying loupes (those little magnifying lenses that you attach to a pair of glasses).
Next, I need a top hat. I'd probably have to get a mini top hat, or at least a smaller one that I can pin atop my locs, since my head is too big with the locs to fit one on my head.
Finally, what sort of steampunk lady would I be without an awesome corset or cincher and leather boots?! I think I'd go for the cincher...oooh, and a nice long coat...
But yes, those are my initial steampunk desires. Now you know.