Doing some light traveling this summer?
How about a trip through the fabric of space and time itself!
First of all, if you have never seen the 1960 version of The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, make it next on your list. Besides being fun and sci-fi-fabulous, the special effects are over-the-top ridiculous!! Love it!
Introducing the Neverwas Haul!
With a taste for the Victorian, and a love of alternative energy systems, a Berkeley based group known as the Academy of Unnatural Sciences has (among other things) a project called the Neverwas Haul. Here is what they have to say, “. . .the Neverwas Project has created an imaginary world based on the science fiction of the Victorian era where steam technology is considered cutting edge. Our desire is to portray this Jules Verne style world and invite others to participate with us, so that we can all experience a time when brave explorers ventured out into the unknown in search of adventure.”
The sculpturally based vehicle you see here is based on a turn-of-the-century San Franciscan abode. Made from 75% recycled materials and equipped with 20 dapperly dressed performers and 15 crew members, this haul is a time machine in it’s own right.
The timely fashions of the Academy members fall into one of my favorite fashion genres: the fantastical, mechanical, and elaborately Victorian world of Steampunk. The Steampunk look has been skirting around modern trends since the 1980’s and still manges to surface here and there. Here are few awesome looks I’ve come across, fit for a steam-powered Queen!