31 January 2017

STEAMPUNK



Not an exact portrayal, and perhaps not one worthy of such a title, but the setting for this shoot paired with a recent purchase of round Ray-Ban sunglasses certainly gave air to such embodiments. For me those magnificently mercurial copper pipes alongside my illustrious shades resonates with such beautifully eclectic genres.

Aphotic coalescing with dour and a welcome surging sense of effervescence.


 WEARING 
Missguided dress (more size options here)
Mansur Gavriel bucket bag (black version here)
SPURR sandals
Ray-Ban sunglasses
ASOS bar necklace (similar here)
Sportsgirl rose gold bangle (similar here)
 BEAUTY NOTES 
Lips // Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in Nude Kate
Nails // 3ina in 112

Perhaps we could dub this as a minimal approach to Steampunk?

Maybe not.

Seemingly the main component of such tones should be allocated to the actual ensemble and not location. Plus the addition of a kimono type dress does it no favours in terms of genre. In terms of fashion this design is much beloved by females word wide. Like a little black dress this is as coequally important and equally as transcendent.

Surprisingly this is the first appearance of my Mansur Gavriel on the blog despite being together for nearly one year now. Though he has made the occasional appearance on Instagram and Snapchat. It's been a love-hate relationship between us. While his undeniable minimalistic charisma and execution leave me perpetually weak at the knees, my knack for mishaps and neglectfulness at times leaves him in a sorry state. Especially when it comes to that damn bow, which is annoyingly high maintenance. It could be just me since I'm predisposed to such sartorial nuisances but trying to keep it in line proves impossible on most days.

I'm curious, any other keepers of such pieces encounter the same difficulty as I?
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Photos by Elizabeth Oro 

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  1. Hey, I don't know if the problem comes from my computer but I can't see the pictures in this post! :(
    LA VEINE

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    1. Not your end. This went up a little too early. Sorry for the confusion lovely xx

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  2. same no photos :(

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    1. Sorry this went up a little too early! xx

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  3. great article dear
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    have an happy day, kisses

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  4. i can't see the photos either, love! xx

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    1. This went up a little too early! xx

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  5. Unfortunately for me it is the same ... can't see any picture ...
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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    1. Sorry lovely, it was accidentally published! Sorry for the confusion xx

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  6. Can't see the pictures Sonia, but I checked the link on Nordstrom's site and they are lovely. I've always loved Ray Bans.
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    1. Ahh it was accidentally published! Sorry for the confusion and luckily for the link too hahaha xx

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  7. Thanks a lot :D

    OMG you look so pretty. In love with complete look :D
    I want your bag :D

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  8. I love how the forest green shade of the bag looks against the black wrap-style dress! The setting for this shoot works so well, by the way. Hope you're having a great week Sonia :)

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  9. Oh I like that you included that little bit about your Mansur Gavriel bag at the end, as I noticed it in the pics and was going to ask about it, haha! I know the post is all about the glasses and the location but it's the bag that caught my eye. Shame that the bow is so frustrating to keep in place!

    Hope you are having a lovely start to the week :)

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    1. He is a bit of a showstopper hahahaha. I should have given more attention to him but the location was just so damn perfect. I'm sure he'll be making more of an appearance from here on in xx

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  10. Wonderful and perfect! I follow you blog, please follow me too. http://alamodenatine.blogspot.com

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  11. Lovely look! Great shoes.

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  12. Haha, the last paragraph has me in stitches. For aesthetics yes, the bow looks great and the bag itself is a dream! And so is your kimono. I feel the steampunk vibe and I'm loving it, every single pipe. Great location!

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  13. Nice minimalist outfit. Lovely bag and nice reference to the steampunk title.

    Xo,
    Miki
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  14. Great outfit, love your sandals (:

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  15. Love this look! You are so so pretty and have such a great sense of style :)

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  16. Adore Mansur Gavriel! Love its debut. You have a gorgeous, effortless look!

    xx, Amy
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  17. I loved the bag, and well, there are some shoe and bag brads that need high maintenance... it is very beautiful and your dress, too! I liked the pictures very much and I think you look fabulous! Hope you have a very nice day!
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  18. Love the bag, girl!
    It suits this look so well!

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  19. Loving every bit of this look, you look so good as always! Your dress is so cute too, I so love it. <3

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    xo, Katrina

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  20. I'm loving your dress so bad! And those sandals, so comfy! ♥

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  21. I can see all your pics and you look fab Sonia, great outfit!
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  22. Love this whole look, Sonia:) Those RayBans do give a steampunk-ish vibe, and that dress....love love love. As for the bow, I think that just goes for any bucket bag, eh? It looks fab though, so totally worth the trouble:D

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    1. Hahaha I suppose so eh?! It's go group but oh, so annoying too xx

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  23. I think you captured the steampunk vibe in this outfit in a subtle and classy way. I'm new to your blogger my home and think you've done an excellent job with styling this cute outfit. Looking forward to seeing more.

    All the best,
    KaSonndra
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  24. I really love this!

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  25. Oh, finally I can see your look! Honestly I like it and yes, you captured the steampunk vibe! I really like it!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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    1. Hehehe yes it's finally (properly) up xx

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  26. Such a great look hun! Love your bag!
    xo
    Stella
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  27. Lookin' good, lady! Love those sandals!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. They've been my summer go-to's. They're that good hehehe xx

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  28. Aren't the round Ray-Bans the best?! They are one of my favorite pairs and look great on you.

    Amy Ann
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  29. So gorgeous!! Nad I love that green bag :)

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  30. Oooo jealous you have a Mansur Gavriel bag! I've wanted one for so long haha. That colour is really pretty too. Interesting about the bow being high maintenance, but that's really good to know! That sort of stuff actually really turns me off. I love things that are simple to get in to and really practical. Nothing is worse than when a bag is hard to clamp shut or open, grrrr. And I can totally get down with the 'minimalist steampunk' look haha. You look really great and the shoes are perfect for that steampunk look. Hope you have a great weekend Sonia!

    -Emily www.coatandcoffee.com

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    1. It is a great bag, regardless of annoying bow that comes undone too frequently. I love the shade too. At the time I was tossing between black and this one and decided to be a little different. Haven't regretted it since! Plus it's almost impossible to come by too xx

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  31. Omg, I am obsessed with your Mansur Gavriel Teal bag, so adorable! I love whole look, it looks very well-paired! Black never betray us :)

    xoxo,

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  32. Love the casual look and minimalism of your bucket bag LOVED

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  33. Seems really nice, love the sunnies !!!
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    happy weekend !!
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  34. I can get with minimalist steampunk! Theme or not, I love the versatility of your outfit.
    I also have the same thing about gorgeous bags/shoes. I would have loved those Aquazzura lace-up flats, but could never deal with those laces every day! At the end, I just veer towards easy to wear styles!

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    1. Hahaha! I brought a cheaper pair from missguided when they were REALLY on trend and only wore them once. Those laces are so damn annoying xx

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  35. I went to a Steampunk event once and it was pretty fab. Loving your shoes, too.

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  36. You look amazing in that kimono black dress! I have a similar one and I find it so flattering :)
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  37. I totally agree with latest comments!!! Nice outfit my dear Sonia!!! Have a nice day, kisses (and thank you for your visit),
    Eni

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  38. I fell in love with your outfit and I really like your accessories very much, especially the bag in this color is an eyecatcher!

    Lot of greetings, Eva
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  39. I love how you accessorized this outfit! I'm in love with that bucket bag!!

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  40. Love your bag dear!!!

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  41. Your bag is so gorgeous! Loving those studded sandals too!
    x Emily
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  42. Love the look and the setting dear! Your new Ray-Bans look lovely on you and I have a love/hate relationship with the Mansur bucket bag as well... it is so adorable, but sometimes I feel like I have to protect it from wandering hands ;) Hope you had a great weekend! xx

    Erica
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    1. Yes! God I am so oblivious to things like that. Luckily where I live we don't have a problem with sticky fingers but I know other parts of the world ifs definitely need to b be more cautious! xx

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  43. Love the missguided dress and your sandals are so pretty!!!

    Yiota
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  44. Love Missguided, great outfit.
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  45. Lovely outfit! I especially love your bag ♥
    And I love the grungy, industrial feel of your photoshoot setting! Great photos!

    - Gretch of GG Memochou

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  46. You look wonderful in this styling my dear!! I love your bag :-)

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  47. Amazing post dear!
    Have a nice day,
    Emma
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  48. I love this location :) Also, those sunglasses are seriously cool and I need to get me a pair too :) Great look!
    Ivona from www.thesmokedetector.net
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    1. They are the bomb! Wish I'd invested in a pair sooner xx

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  49. Whatever problem you might be having with the outfit is not obvious in the photos. Gorgeous!

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  50. I like your dress and shoes! Awesome place for pictures!

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  51. So simply beautiful :) Love the look!

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  52. Love this outfit! You're looking fabulous!! The sandals are just perfect!!

    Andrea

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  53. Girl it feels like forever since I have visited your lovely blog, so excited to catch up! :) You look beyond stunning and the outfit is perfect and honestly, the style is right up my alley. I also really like your hair here, it really completes the look! Thanks for sharing, hun. :) <3 xoxo

    Kay
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    1. Nice to see you back hehehehe. I know, life gets in the way, don't apologise lovely! I have the same issue myself. I'm always so behind trying to catch up with everyone xx

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  54. love love this! I'm dying to get my hands of some of those RayBans x
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  55. I've always wanted a pair of classic aviators from ray ban! Now you have me thinking :) Happy monday dear! :) xo~ Lena
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    1. My first ever Ray Ban purchase was a pair of aviators. And have been a pair that I've worn over and over. Completely transcendent they are and so iconic. Can't go wrong with that style for sure xx

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  56. So cool!! I love so much this look!
    xoxo
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  57. I love your sunglasses and also the bag which is such a lovely colour :) The whole look to be honest is just gorgeous x

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  58. Such a pretty dress! and that bucket bag is fab!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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  59. I love this! I have joined the blogging world once again (it feels so good to be back) and it's nice to see how amazing your page looks! Congrats!

    -iamperlita
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  60. You look so chic :) xx

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  61. So so stylish though, love the detail of the sunnies and so good with the green bag too! Have a lovely week darling! Xx

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  62. Cute romper and love that handbag!
    ~Samantha
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  63. That bag is beautiful! I also love how the color really compliments the black dress, "minimalist steampunk" sounds like something I could get behind, LOL. It's such a good look!

    Kathryn • simplykk.com

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  64. Nice look! very pretty bag - such a nice color!

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  65. great look!
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  66. Gorgeous bag!

    Lisa Linh
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  67. Beautiful photo<3
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  69. Wow, so happy to see this beautiful hunter green bag make an appearance. I also like that you chose to style it simply with the black ensemble paired with the sunglasses. Lovely outfit. <3 /Madison

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  70. steampunk, minimalist.. whatever you want to call it, I think you look great

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  71. Loving the relaxed vibes of the dress and bag!

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  72. In love with this dress darling! Really like it!
    xx
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  73. Have a lovely rest of the week love.

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  74. This place is so cool for the photo shoot! Love your recent purchase of sunglasses too!


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  75. That bag is so cute. I need to get me one great bucket bag.

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  76. That bag is super cute. I need to get me one bucket bag.

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  77. Awesome! Great post dear.

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  78. This is a beautiful look.

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  79. I can't believe it took you a year to showcase the bag!! It is so gorgeous and I can't wait to see more of it!

    Tina
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    1. Hehehehe I know! I'll definitely have to showcase him more here xx

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  80. That sucks to hear that the bag is so high maintenance. I have yet to purchase any designer bags and I was contemplating making it my first one! Either way it still looks lovely and the color is gorgeous. Also love your new sunnies!

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    1. You know it could just be me. I have a way of destroying nice things. Mansur Gavriel would be a perfect designer purchase. The designs are so classic and beautiful, they never age. Definitely a wise investment xx

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  81. The color of the bag is very cool! I can see what you mean about the bow. I have such a hard time with bags myself. Personally I wouldn't wear one, but then where would I place wallet, keys, and lipsticks? My sister has actually bought most of the bags you will see me wear. Seriously! I think she thinks I need help...and I do. Luckly I'm good at making them fit into my wardrobe. You loos beautiful in this outfit!
    xo,
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    1. I wish I had a sister like yours hahahaha! I love collecting bags, but I'm not a big fan of carrying them around. But like you said, where do you keep everything without one! xx

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  82. I love the color of your Mansur. This is such a perfectly chic look. :)

    Best,
    Christina
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  83. It's simplicity at its best, Sonia! xoxo

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  84. I was a bit confused with the title at first, but I love the location you chose for these photos!! And your bag is gorgeous. I love bucket bags because they are the best shaped bags for all the junk I like to carry around. And the color is so unique and pretty!

    ~Andrea Tiffany~
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    1. Yeah, it's not entirely relevant but all that came to mind because of the location and glasses! xx

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  85. When I saw those pipes in the photos, I immediately made the connection with steampunk! Haha Great outfit, the sunnies look really good on you!

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  86. So beautiful look!
    Have a nice week-end!
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  87. I love the forest Green bag. The setting for your photos look great and the imagery is very well done.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Jaz xoxo
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  88. Love these sandals! Super cute!

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