New sponsor Clockwork Couture is all about looking good in timeless clothes. They come to us just in time for Halloween, so even if you don't travel in a Victorian two piece traveling suit like this one, you might be interested in some of the pieces you need to become a wickedly witchy woman of the wild wild west.
Clockwork Couture's got full-on steampunk ensembles and loads of individual pieces for gentlemen and ladies, including shoes, jewelry, and oh, the accessories! I'm talking about perfumes, absinthe soaps, and art, decor, and curio boxes for your less-than-modern home.
For the ladies
Clockwork Couture has a really nice group of "add on" pieces — stuff like this dinner waistcoat that you can add to pieces you've already got to give your outfit an edge.
Or like this:
I was going to talk about another of corsets, lingerie, blouses and skirts that Clockwork offers, but then I saw the shoes. Clockwork's got a LOT OF SHOES and they are AFFORDABLE and also HOT and even vegan-friendly.
If you need a pair of knee-high boots — and who doesn't! — the Blimps Over Berlin boots have just a bit of a heel and they lace up the back, balancing out the zipper and buckles with a hint of always-sexy corsetry. Did I mention they list for under $70?
And seriously, browse Clockwork's clothing for yourself. They have a great selection — and good coverage of plus sizes! — even the tomboy in me found lots to love.
For the Home
Clockwork Couture has a mess of magazines, art, sculpture, journals, clocks, and curio boxes for your home…or amazing conversation piece gifts for other's homes! This section of the shop is so ripe for gift shopping.
If you really want to fall for this shop, it's important to note that Clockwork Couture believes in looking good and doing good — they use their whuffie to lead the charge for rotating charities, and the shop itself is home base for fostering previously un-loved animals.
Post script from Ariel: I swung by Clockwork Couture's showroom when I was in LA last weekend, and I would be remiss if I didn't tell you about this amazing flask that Megan got for me there:
I had this flask with me for my weekend of socializing and visiting, and I kid you not: every single time I pulled it out to take a sip, conversation ground to a complete halt as everyone gaped at it. I know I'm biased because my company name has the word "Empire" in it — but seriously, this little flask is one of those accessories that demands attention. Gorgeous and useful and just sort of magicpants. Check it out.
If you're in the Los Angeles area, I STRONGLY recommend a visit to Clockwork Couture's Burbank, CA showroom. Seriously. it looks like this:
But for those of us who don't live in LA … let's go internet shopping NOW.